"Texas Tornado" train picks up the track

Saturday, July 1, 2000 11:24 PM
SF Astroworld's "Texas Tornado" is the only coaster that offers the people-in-line a better view than the train riders. When the train is at the peak of the third loop you can easily see the track base go up 2 feet! Once the train's cleared the loop the track slams back down and the entire train station shakes (especially the operator booth.) I don't know if this was an expected part of the ride but there is support padding all over this part of the ride. It's the most amazing thing at the park. You can hear all the first-time riders asking if that's supposed to do that!

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Sunday, July 2, 2000 11:00 AM
I did not see this when I went last year. Good question though, does anyone know the answer?
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Sunday, July 2, 2000 6:35 PM
I think this is because the Texas Tornado was originally was a portable coaster traveling in fairs in Germany.
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