I can recall when the coaster was open I heard stories about how the coaster was suppose to be longer and featured a vertical loop (hence the 80ft final drop). I was wondering if you guys ever heard of legends or myths about the coaster..............
There is certainly enough space in that huge swooping turn area to do plenty of things. It could have started off with a big immeleman (which would still flip it around heading back towards the volcano itself), then go into a loop, and into the second launch.
Smerfs never lived in Volcano! I heard it was supposed to have longer trains, but Intamin in all their goodness could not get the train to launch. 2Hostyl confirmed my suspicions about this ride. He said the launch is good, but the rolls were *yawn* It looks like on oversized Volare.
The rolls have great hangtime and the view is awesome. For the best ride, ride at night when the air is cool. As for the trains, it opened with 8 seat trains and now runs 16 seat trains. The lines were brutal the first year.
Volcano? Man, that POS was one of the biggest letdowns of the entire 12-day ConQuest trip Bass and I took. I rode it a few times during ERT but got tired of being bashed around in the rolls and went to go ride something much better: Avalanche.
I personally like Volcano, it is an amusing ride....but like most stuff at PKD, I dont think its worth more than a 40 minute wait or so. I've sorta been getting tired with PKD of late, cause they haven't put any new interesting and unique rides in the park in the last few years. The one myth I heard about Volcano is that the first time they ran the trains through the ride with the dummies, the dummies came back to the station without their legs......apparently they had cut the hole in the top of the mountain too small. Something tells me thats just a load of bs though.