Steel Vengeance closed for minor accident

Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:08 PM
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I'm sure they've tested it inside-out and sideways (pretty sure that was implied when RCMAC suggested they have tested every possible scenario many times).

My question was simply about the MCBR itself, and whether or not it has actually been used as a block so that a train could be dispatched before another train's completed cycle.

My assumption based on the responses is that is has, to date, not been used in this way during normal operations.


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Monday, May 20, 2019 8:05 AM

OhioStater said:

Three-trains with an MCBR dispatch would make such a huge difference. There is just something agonizingly slow about the pace of the wait...it was almost enough to make me want to buy a Fast Lane. Oh wait...now I get it....

Somebody gets it.... CP doesn't actually want high capacity on its newest ride.

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Monday, May 20, 2019 12:43 PM

You're right. They absolutely want their guests waiting in a long line and getting cranky enough to go home and post Fastlane conspiracy theories on coaster enthusiast message boards. You figured out their business plan. Mic drop.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:11 PM

I was at Cedar Point on Friday May 17th and can confirm that they were dispatching trains before the previous train hit the final brakes. I got 12 rides in, and on all rides the MCBR never slowed the train down. The ride operators were doing everything they could to dispatch the trains as fast as they could, the quickest dispatch I saw was under 40 seconds. The main slow down wasn't the pouches from my observations, it was from people who couldn't fit on the ride safely.

Last edited by Tre, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:16 PM
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