This has been a remarkably tough secret to keep...but I just got the okay to release this, and it seems only right and fair to release it to the coaster enthusiasts first...since I imagine there'll be a bit of interest. :0)
Will Koch would like you all to know that he is making two changes to The Legend for the 2002 season:
#1 The Legend will go to a two-train operation; and
#2 Those trains will be ... PTCs!
The Legend station will be extended about 20-feet toward the lift hill and the queue gates will move in that direction. Just to give us more room between the brake run and the loading area.
We're working with CCI on this ... the investment is more than $400,000.
We're all walking around grinning like fools and CAN'T WAIT to try out our new toys in the spring! (And share them with our friends, of course.)
The PTCs will be the same basic set-up as The Raven's train. The transfer will be a spur located just before the lifthill.
It had Gerstlauer (sp?) trains with extra padding on the lap bars. The lap bars are U shaped and come down on both sides of your legs and your legs bang into them a lot, especially on a coaster with many laterals like Legend. Most enthusiasts, self included, prefer the PTC trains with the normal ratcheting type lap bars. ----------------- Go Pack Go! *** This post was edited by inverted_one on 10/11/2001. ***
*** This post was edited by inverted_one on 10/11/2001. ***
Paula, between you, the Kochs, Hammersly, etc. the park is already an absolute gem. Hard to believe there's much room for improvement, but you guys continue to surprise us...HW is a "must-visit" park for anyone who hasn't been, and a "must-return" for those that have. Two PTC trains on the Legend, now THAT is way above and beyond - three cheers for Three Flags Santa Claus! ----------------- rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
Thanks for posting, Paula! Wow, that's surprising. Obviously there's no reason you had to make those changes (I still think enthusiasts are crybabies about Gerstlauer trains and I don't have a problem with them). I guess Will really wants #1 and #2 next year, eh? :)
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