and who's to say that PKI is the park to get screwed out of a train? Maybe the other park building IJ will get the short end of the stick, seeing the attendance of PKI. Then again, like Moosh said, they DO have some turn around time here.
No, they can`t throw on the old FoF trains. On IJST, the LIMs are mounted between the track, and are actually like The Beast`s magnetic brakes, and also act as the brake fins. On Flight of Fear, the brake fins are seperate from the LIM fins which are mounted on the side of the train.
If I remember one of the articles correctly, it was only a warehouse that burnt down. So they still have all of the ability to make the trains. Not to mention that I'm sure there is some "switch over" between parts on the Premiere coasters, they might only need to make some of the parts, as PKI and other parks (who might be willing to temporally part with their parts) will have enough to make the trains. Also another thing to consider, what exactly did this place make? They could have just been making the shells for the trains, and those aren't exactly needed for operation.
might I add that any company usualy has 2 sets of patterns or some sorta backup plans for the things they build in storrage outside the main facility incase of this situation... now we don't know if this was the case but im sure they had some sorta back-up
The article did say it was the storage building that burned down and that the offices are still intact. It was also a painting room where the fire started. It is a possibility that molds and others could have been in storage but rather unlikely. Most companies will not remove molds until the job is finished. Spray painting booths can be found in many places including many automotive suppliers and equipment manufacturers. There may be some delays in opening but I do not see this as a major problem. If molds were destroyed, then that will cause considerable delays.
I know that it said that the fire is not going to delay the opening of the coaster and that it was not scheduled to open until after the opening weekend anyway but does anyone know when it is actually scheduled to open. I know it has a water splash area so are they just going to wait until warmer weather for that?
I've seen three or four different articles but I haven't read any article that said the offices are still intact. The articles I've read indicate that the warehouse portion belonged to Mountain Fiber Insulation. The other half was used as the manufacturing facility for Spectrum. I think many of you are confusing the two. It wasn't a warehouse for Spectrum it was their manufacturing plant, and that is where the fire started. The building was a total loss.