What is a fast track coaster?

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 11:35 PM
I heard that one of the Paramount parks was getting one and I was wondering does anyone know what it is?
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:06 AM
I think fast track is just another term for wild mouse.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:03 AM
The term "fast track" is used in the design and construction industry to mean a project whose construction is started before the final designs are complete. They may still be working out the electrical system while the foundations are being poured and track is being layed. They can do this because wiring, hydraulics, and other systems aren't critical to the intial phase of coaster construction. I've worked on several projects where we didn't have the interior partitioning designed until 3 months before projet completeion.
--seth
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:07 AM
Are you sure it isn't a term for a Mack Wild Mouse?
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:08 AM
it could be, i'm just saying that it could also refer to a rush project
-seth
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 4:24 AM
The projct management answer could be right...result of critical path analysis.

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