Yeah, it dosn't sound like its opening any time soon, I got a chance to ride it in 2000 and all I can say is Whoa, as the first coaster to beat the 300 foot mark (its taller then MF!!! although all the sites say MF was the tallest in 2000) its the best Morgan Hyper ever. I hope it opens back up soon because I might be moving back to Japan this summer. It is a must ride if you are in the area and if it IS open (most likely not though, or even ever).
Millennium Force was operating 4 months prior to Steel Dragons opening. Millennium stood as the largest coaster from its topping off, until Steel Dragon was topped off the day after Millennium Force opened to the public.
Yeah, but there might have been other things involved in the cost of the ride. I'm sure a lot had to do with the immensity of the structure- was it designed that way because Japan is subjected to earthquakes?
MrX said: A wheel assembly broke causing a wheel to fly off and strike a maintenance worker.
All the stories indicated the person who got hit was in a nearby pool. Was that a maintenance worker in the pool? This is the first time I've anyone mention the injured person was a maintenance worker.
RavenTTD said: Regarding the accident...does anyone know why it happened and how we know there are not problems with all Morgans?
Steel dragon is the only Morgan I know of that has the guide wheels on the outside of the track rather than on the inside (like most Arrows). With such a different design I doubt the cause would indicate a problem with other Morgan trains. I have not yet seen any report that mentions what the actual cause was. Seeing as the coaster is in Japan, we may never know.