(time for 12year-old fighting tactics) - We've all been here much longer than you, so if you think that its "our" fault that your getting your panties in a twist, your definitely mistaken. Go to thrill network, you'll like it better I promise. ------------------ Corey "Another disadvantage is that people, in their enthusiasm, not only aim for the bottles but also for my head. And a wooden ball can hurt a lot." - From an article on Ananova.com
*** This post was edited by rOLLocOASt 7/2/2003 3:50:19 AM ***
Cp has begun putting the new seats in. On my way out of the park last night i witnessed a small crane carrying the 5th car of the blue train and it indeed had the 2 seats installed. hopefully they will get the trains back together soon and we may see this thing get fired up before we know it.
What time did you see that? I walked by just after 10 last night (light show was into 3rd or 4th song) and I didn't see any activity over there. I did notice that the rear car on every train had two rows of seats, but I thought the trains looked shorter than when we rode it in May.
what you saw was a four car long train. the 5th crs are somewhere being modified. When I saw the car being brought in it was about 12:30 a.m.(maybe a little earlier). I had just gotten off MF and was walking around to get to the Magnum entrance. I was walking by the front of the bleachers (closest to the ride) and as I came to the end of them I saw the crane with something dangling in front of it. It was pretty sweet because thats not something you see everyday. There was a group of people (looked like a family) sitting in front of Corkscrew and they were cheering and clapping when the crane rolled by....it was pretty funny.
Thanks, I thought I saw 4 car trains, but didn't recall stopping to specifically count them on every train. We were headed off to BS for some great night-time rides. I just can't beleive everyone forgets about BS at night.
Absimilliard said: Yeah, they are the most technically advanced vehicles in the world... 2 computers in each car.
My space pod begs to differ...;)
Now I know a lot fo you are n a tissy about Dragster, but this is not the end of the world. There have been many failures in architectures with higher financial cost, such as the Hancock Tower, also known as the skyscraper that broke a window everytime you sneezed.
Just give them a break, atleast it not as unreridable as Stealth. The average ride on Stealth goes like this:
gates get stuck...gates open...passengers are seated..one girl can't fit..unlock the restraints..seats now go halfway down...seats go back up..seats go down finally...ride breaks down...15 minutes later we're finally up the lift hill.
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TTD is not the most unreliable coaster in the world by a LONG SHOT.
Starting out west, Superman: the Escape had serious issues for quite some time relating to the LSMs (which still don't give you any real jolting acceleration), and X is... well... Xtremely plagued with problems. Both rides have had these blemishes for more than the month and a half that TTD has (thus far.)
I believe there was a problem with a Premier shuttle somewhere, and there are still some today with Batman and Robin: the Chiller (and possibly a Mr. Freeze? I'm not certain.)
X-Flight isn't closed for the long periods of time that TTD was, but that thing NEVER runs at full capacity.
Hypersonic XLC seems to be fine lately, but it had problems early in its lifetime.
And last, but certainly not least, the Deja Vu triplets (esp. SFGAm.) THAT version hasn't run for the whole year!
We got a bit to go before we can say that TTD is the most unreliable coaster ever. I can't understand people hating on the ride this much, this early...
...but, I bet it has more than a little to do with the park it sits at, if you know what I mean.
-Matt, who doesn't think that the board would be littered with "TTD is da suxxor!!!" posts if it were at, I don't know, Holiday World.
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I agree witih your sign-off, Matt. Had this all been happening down the road at SFWoA the park and SF in general would have been bashed from all sides. I've never quite understood the double standard given CP.
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Really Moosh...I thought YOU of all people understood the double standard given CP... Perhaps I'll have to 'splain it to ya sometime....but not here...(the walls have ears)....;)
To me it seems just like all the other Intamins that have really "pushed the envelope"...just that perhaps TTD was sent *postage due*... ------------------ It seems today, that all you see, are violins in movies, and sax on TV....
Now that TTD is up and running again, how long can we expect it to be open before somthing else breaks down? It could break down tomorrow for all we know. When (not if) that happenes, are they going to shut down the ride for the rest of the year like they were going to last time? I hope they fixed all the problems so I can finally ride it.
But if it breaks down again and doesn't re-open until next year, it will be #1 on my list of unreliable coasters. Of what I've heard it doesn't sound like they could have possibly fixed all the problems and it's bound to break down again.
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TTD, for all the downtime it's suffered, can't even BEGIN to approach *MOST* unrelable for another year or two....other rides have had some pretty serious break-in periods as well. Considering the price tag affixed to TTD, and its *lofty* position, I think it's safe to say CP will have it running fairly reliably next year. It seems that much has already been learned, and I'm sure that knowledge will go a long way in improving ops next season...
bill, can't even *imagine* the wailing that would occur if TTD were at SFWoA
Ok first things first i was at cp yesterday and alll i can say is wow that is the sweetes ride i have ever been on . you cant say it unreliable yet can you build some thing like that made make it work all the time and we are lucky we have a park that is so sweet as cp. Have any of you people been on it and how old are u people any of you under 16 i think i could no as much about roller coaster as most of you or more but who gives. who ever sad that thing about have to computers on the car were did you read that. do you people think that they will put the theam back on the ride. i just got my name thing so i could so i could say some thing. just see the ride go just mackes you go wow what a sweet ride it. o yea do any of you people know why they were going to shut the ride down for the summer and what they were going to do i do just went to see if any one else doese thanks