Oh wow CP was awesome yesterday, especialy when I got in line for TTD at 8:00 PM and didn't get off the ride until 12:10 AM. This is all because of break downs, but durring these breakdowns we watched the train go slightly over the hill and back down 3 times in a row! just as we were going to call it a night and leave, they tested again and it went over, verrrrry slooooowly. They tested it 3 more times each time the train went over. Then with humans, that baby was flyin over the top! then when we got there were problems in the station we sat in the train for nearly 1/2 hour. and then without warning we were off. Its the most amazing ride ever! Now I can say that i was on TTD for 2 days.
Just thought yall would like to hear about all the rollbacks!
I want to know when there is a rollback does the train go backward threw the station or stop before that? In rct2 when I build a air launched coaster, and it doesn't go over the top, It goes backwards threw the station.
If it went through the station, that would crash. As soon as the train is launched, you can see immediately on the track that some kind of breaks are put up to prevent the train from reaching a certain point.
I'm not sure how far it comes back, but I'd be surprised if it even gets near the launching area when it rolls back... I'd guess about 50 feet prior to that. It takes a lotta breaking power to stop a 5000lb machine coming at you from 400+ feet in the air!!!
I've seen a roll-back, and while the train only made it about 200 feet up, the thing very nearly stopped just uptrack of the tunnel. They had to drop the brakes for the thing to even start rolling back further.
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Thats sweet Jeff. It was so funny because everyone else in line was like GO GO GO then when it came back all you heard was ahhhh man! meanwhile I was like come on back baby come on back, and when it did I was the only one goin YEAH HELL YEAH!!! LOL
Well when they tested it empty the train went back into launch position. Then they and launched again until it went over. With people on I have no idea. They do have the option of taking riders off while they test after a rollback.
they should start a betting booth in the queue line to keep people entertained. You bet so much and then every 5 launches is the betting launch lol. It would be like horserace atmosphere "go go go!!! go!!! lots faster, lots faster!!" or "not enough speed, i can feel it this time! it's stalling! stop! stop! stop!!!" lol ------------------ "If it's just us...seems like an awful waste of space." -Contact
PKIJustin, I was there too yesterday and in line at 8:15 when they reopened the queue after it broke. The rollbacks were insane, and so very slow. But it was GREAT when everyone went NUTS cheering during the first rollback. I also enjoyed the chants of "go! go! go!" when they finally got the problem fixed!
Wouldnt it be cool if at an enthusiast event if they did like an hour of rollbacks on purpose just so all the enthusiasts can get the rollback they are dreaming of? I know if I am on there when it rolls back it will be brown trouser time but you better believe I want to be on that puppy rolling back before I die... ------------------ Bob Hansen Resident Airtime Whore
I was there yesterday as well. This time a full length train's nose was the only thing that crested. The train stopped about halfway down the launch, making the reset time a little more tolerable. Some of us in line were considering giving odds on whether the next train would make it over :)
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With all of the "rollbacks", maybe they should rename this the "Wal-Mart Coaster" (insert rimshot here)
Thanks...I'm here all week! :)
------------------ Tim Brown (Cleveland Plain Dealer) about TTD: "Think of it like sex: a lot of anticipation for an instant of whoopee. But man, with whoopee this intense, who cares how long you have to wait?"
I did remember reading somewhere that it got stuck at the top and they actually went up the elevator and literally pushed it over during testing. I forgot where I read this, but I am pretty sure it was in a news article online somewhere, where one of the maitnence/mechanic, well, whoever does that sort of thing was quoted on it.
Colin said: I was alomst on a rollback once. The train was going really slow and just made it over. Is it true that the TTD stopped on top of the hill and got stuck??
How in the world could ya tell? It had to have been going realy slow! The damn thing is going so fast I couldnt tell if we were going to go over or not. If it did roll back I might not have even noticed it until we stopped! LOL!