Will TTD even work???

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 8:59 AM
I was watching Fox 6 news the other night, and at about quarter to 10, a news story came on about TTD. The said the manager of the site said they were about over 75% done and will then undergo numerous tests. However, this ride might not make it over the peak of the ride if the weather is bad or severe. If this were to happen, the train would be brought back down to the station and would be re-launched. I then thought that if CP is smart, (which they are most of the time), they would just not run it in severe weather. What do you think?
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:03 AM

Not run it in severe weather? Aw, c'mon, it's not like it's Sandusky's biggest lightning rod or anything...

I would assume that, like almost all of their other coasters, that the ride will not run during high wind or severe weather.

And to answer this thread's title... Nah, it's just for looks! ;)

Jim

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:45 AM

Yeah...I mean...all parks operate their coasters during severe storms!

Seriously, CP (and most every park) have plans for any issue that might come up. At least if it doesn't make it over, they don't have to evac from a hard to reach area with cherry pickers.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:07 AM

If it doesn't make it over the top hat, (which in all normal conditions shouldn't be a problem) it will roll back and slow down onto the magnetic brakes. Simple as that. Of course, the way CP has their trains queued up, it may take a while to back the trains up into position if one rolls back.

And as everyone has said, there are very few rides that operate in a lightning storm. A good idea, I think. ;)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:09 AM

Having felt the sting of rain while sitting in Millie's front seat I would be willing to bet that Dragster does not run in inclimate weather.

Moosh - more worried about being hit by a Mayfly.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:21 AM
You have to remember that winds are a lot FASTER being that they come off Lake Erie. Cedar Point is the MOST popular park for shutting down some of their major attractions during severe weather. I know Raptor is one of them. I HIGHLY doubt that the operators would even consider to run TTD in such conditions.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:23 AM

Would have been nice to have a windshield to protect from the Mayflies and bugs at night,,,

oh well

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:25 AM
What do you think the maximum wind speed will be for TTD to operate in?
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:36 AM

Mamoosh said:
"Moosh - more worried about being hit by a Mayfly."


Hit by one?

Try swallowing a bug while on that ride. Now that is something that doesn't feel good!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:39 AM
Lord knows we have all swollowed a Mayfly at least once. Mine was on Corkscrew.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:52 AM

Draegs said:

James Draeger
-Who hates swallowing


(what'd I say the first time?)

this thread turns 'R' rated in 5...4...3...

peer pressure made me do it.

*** This post was edited by dawnmarie313 on 1/21/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:54 AM

DAWNM = K3WL!!!r0x0r!!!!!!!!

Draegs will never get that M:TR credit he's been after now.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:55 AM

"peer pressure".....I know I'm not responsible for THAT one....I'm *peerless*....;)

edit: back to topic, IF the new thrill ride at CP is going to operate *per specs*, then Intamin better have had some programmers working OT to get all those bugs worked out.....Xcelerator is *buggier* than CP during CM....

side note: 6 trains....only at CP or a Disney park could you load/unload like that....it requires that your ops bust @$$ to get those trains a' rollin....."train kept a' rollin' all night long"...:)

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 1/21/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:02 PM
Hey, I say that on slow days, they should intentionally launch it only part-way up the tower at first; at launch getting progressively further up the tower until, finally, nirvana!

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*** This post was edited by janfrederick on 1/21/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:02 PM

chris - what does swallowing have to do with getting a credit on M:TR?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:04 PM
Oh that's right, I forgot that M:TR is SBNO.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:05 PM
I *could* translate that SBNO into Latin for an acronym that would involve swallowing.....but let's TRY and keep ONE thread *in good taste*....shall we?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:08 PM

M:TR?...Swallowing?...Good Taste?

I'll let you guys be the judge of that one. ;)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:17 PM

eww...I'm caught somewhere between regret and ridiculous laughter

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:18 PM
Yes, that's how it usually works, Dawn. ;)

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