I was really disappointed with how hard the trim would grab. After hearing how it wouldn't be used during construction, then spending all the money to get to the park last week, only to have the MCBR grab like Goliath. The ride was still amazing, and I liked it better in the front seat than the back, although I could tell the triple down would probably improve the backseat ride quite a bit.
GoliathKills said: After hearing how it wouldn't be used during construction, then spending all the money to get to the park last week, only to have the MCBR grab like Goliath.
Yeah, imagine traveling 1,800 miles for a closed X!?! So I know where you're coming from...
But as for The Voyage, I think HW's eyes were a little too big for their mouth on this one...and while the news is disappointing, as long as HW gets their custom Euro-fighter either next year (or 09 at the absolute latest!!) I'll feel satisfied... *** Edited 8/5/2007 12:26:25 AM UTC by tigellinus***
pkidelirium said: There's a video over in the TPR Midwest trip thread showing it grabbing it pretty good.
I saw that video too and it does look like it grabs really hard. My question is, when did it start? I was there June 29, and we just went thought the mcbr with no problem. Probably to save the ride so they don't have to do a massive retracking like they did before.
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Top 3 Wooden Coasters: Voyage, Thunderhead, The Raven.
Top 3 Steel Coasters: Griffon, Magnum XL-200, Apollo's Chariot.
100th coaster: Voyage
My guess is that the turn after the 3rd 90* turn continues to be a problem and they're TEMPORARILY using the MCBR as a trim until the end of the season when they can rip apart that section and do something -- i.e. additional reprofiling -- to solve that issue.