Voyage after Retracking

Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:24 AM
Has anyone ridden it this year?
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:35 AM
Several hundred people?
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:36 AM
Nope, no one. Not a single, solitary soul ;)
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:37 AM
It was ridden after it got re tracked by some park personel.


Was getting a little choppy in a couple spots but I think much of it was preventive and adjustments to make it last longer.

Chuck

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Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:42 AM
1,300 feet of preventative and adjustments?
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 11:48 AM
So does the retracking make it slower??
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:43 PM
1,300 feet? That's a lot of track. That's almost half a regular-sized coaster. I'm no expert but that sounds like a little more than adjustments.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:48 PM
Voyage was running great at the end of last season. It was faster than it was during HWN and the rough parts were better, but there was a little washboarding at the bottom of the first hill. It was not much and hardly an issue, but certainly something new that was not there at the beginning of the season.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 2:44 PM
Interesting. I was there on closing day, rode practically non-stop, and actually rode on the last "public" train of 2006. Other that a slight shuffle going in to the last tunnel (before the final brake) and a small, very minor "bump" going into the fly over hill in front of the station, the ride was *remarkably* smooth.

Personally, I think too much has been made over the 1,300 or so feet of track that received work. Yes, that sounds like a bit of work, but considering how well Holiday World takes care of their rides, I'll bet that most of it was preventive in nature. Besides, how many parks out there actually *tell* us how much trackage is being worked on?

Kudos to Holiday World for building such an amazing, and yes agressive ride, yet knowing how to properly maintain it!

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Thursday, May 10, 2007 2:48 PM
I don't think anyone is insulting Holiday World, as their dedication to keeping their wood coasters in top shape should be commended. A few of us (myself included) are just wondering what would result in the need for so much track to be replaced in the ride's first offseason, perhaps a greater problem that is going to need to be addressed in the near future... if it hasn't been addressed already.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 2:56 PM
What kind of self-respecting (self-deprecating?) enthusiast would FAIL to "make too much" over the 1300' of track?

If anything, new trackwork should make the ride faster...although probably not enough to be noticeable...

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Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:18 PM
And how much faster does The Voyage need to go? ;)
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:24 PM
We'll start figuring that out after I sneek in and install the LIMs.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:28 PM
Before the tunnel with the triple-down, I hope!
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:32 PM
Install those LIMs on Hades first.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:53 PM
Hades does not need LIMs cause MtOlympus does not consider a big bucket of grease to be a "loose article".
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 5:07 PM
Hey at least they arent going to let this thing decay like the Rattler and if they need to replace that much track they are doing it so I say "high five" Holiday World.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 7:00 PM
Im sorry I was at work and didnt have time to finish the post.

Has anyone on there ridden Voyage after the Retracking? has it made any improvements on the ride? and which parts did they retrack?

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Thursday, May 10, 2007 8:17 PM
IMHO 1,300 feet of track maintenance on a coaster that is over 6,400 feet in length doesn't sound like anything to be alarmed about.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 9:13 PM
^ Because I do....and can.

1,300' is slightly over 20%. That's on the high end of *normal*, but in medical jargon, WNL. As we've said, wooden coasters generally get "re-built" about every 5-7 years. That means 14-20% of a ride will be replaced every year. The Voyage is on the high end of average, esp. taking into account that it just had its first year of operations, but it's also a *little* more aggressive than most woodies too. OK, a LOT more.... ;)

:)

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