I forget if the press release for the ride mentioned trains... is the ride going to feature more than two? It would make sense if the park planned on having two trains load at once while one train traverses the circuit.
Rob Ascough said:
If the park is worried about train stacking, the ride must be pretty short.
The ride is a tad on the short side I'd say.
The split loading ensures two things:
1- Trains are constantly on the move. As soon as riders on Train #2 are secured it can advance to launch-hold, assuming of course that Train #1 has not experienced a roll-back. Because there is no MCBR Train #2 must wait until train #1 reaches the final brake run to launch.
2- Split loading also ensures that one train can be held for handicapped guests or any reason a slower loading time is needed, thus allowing the other train to move ahead and launch, return to the station, reload, and launch again as many times as needed until the other train is ready. This happens on California Screaming as well.
The only pieces that move are those at both ends of the station. Two 'S'-shaped pieces of track, one a mirror of the other, slide back and forth to connect to either side of the loading platform.
The one at the rear of the station will also most likely contain a third piece of track that acts as a transfer track connecting to the storage track. In order to move a train into storage it moves into one side of the station, the straight piece is lined up, and the train rolls back onto the storage track. This can also be seen on California Screaming, between the secondary end brake run and the station.
There is NO rotating track as seen on X-Flight or Batwing.
Hope that helps!
*** Edited 1/4/2004 3:56:57 AM UTC by Mamoosh***
If it works as intended, that is. Storm Runner's big brothers have a little of an issue with following directions. Let's see if the little bro' learns its lesson.
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