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Monday, June 28, 2010 12:57 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Demon Drop was testing yesterday. It appears they are having trouble tuning the new braking/controls system. The cars drop and stop, but don't stop in the right spot in order to automatically advance back down to the station. I believe I saw three cars on the circuit and three sitting on the midway. They had signs at the front of the park and by the ride saying it would not be operating today. I wonder how long those have been up?

Last edited by Acoustic Viscosity, Monday, June 28, 2010 12:59 PM

AV Matt
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Monday, June 28, 2010 1:34 PM

At least Demon Drop is an old Intamin, they will figure the problems out with that.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 10:15 PM
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But the problems are probably due to the "new" non-Intamin braking system. I'm guessing they are on their own.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:25 PM
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Huh? I'm pretty sure the park announced that they ended up not going with a new braking system...


-Daniel

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:30 PM
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That is correct. There were brief talks of switching to Magnetic brakes. But, that never happened.


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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:52 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if it has a new braking system that uses the old brakes.

Does that make any sense? :)

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:21 AM
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Like most of the stuff you post, Dave...nope. ;)


-Daniel

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:45 PM
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Oh wow, hadn't heard they abandoned the magnetic braking idea. Guess they have less excuses now for taking so long.


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Saturday, July 3, 2010 1:12 PM
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Demon Drop has finally opened as of yesterday. :)


AV Matt
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Saturday, July 3, 2010 1:28 PM

I just hope it is more reliable than the other Intamin in the park. Next visit to the park I am looking forward to getting multiple laps in on both rides

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