Worlds of Fun 06/02/07 Brakes and Bullets?

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:52 PM
So last weekend, Dannerman was driving cross-country to help a friend move to Denver, and they decided to stop at Worlds of Fun along the way for some Cedar Fair credits. I drove down to meet up with them.

Timber Wolf received yet another trim brake for the 2007 season! It is located on the dip into the flat turnaround, so now the final third of the ride is even less interesting. :(

Otherwise, we had a good time. Patriot is much better now...no longer as dull as Mamba's second half. We ran into Railblazer/David toward the end of the night.

When we walked out to the parking lot, a rush of security came running passed us to the north end of the parking lot (where we were parked). According to other bystanders, there was some kind of incident involving guns going on out there, so we stood around chatting for a while. Then the security peeps started running back to the park gate like they were being chased by velociraptors. No idea what was going down, but we decided to leave our position, just in case the two incidents converged. ;) We walked over to David's car, and then he drove us around the excitement and dropped us off at my truck.
The End

So anyone know about what the heck was going on that night? *** Edited 6/6/2007 10:16:37 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:58 PM
I hope it really was velociraptors. That would be sweet. ;)
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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:59 PM
I think that it was the Anti Seatbelt League, The How dare Cedar Fair put trims on TimberWolf Gang, Who would bring a weapon to a theme park besides security working there.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 10:50 PM
That's it!

TWolf has to go! You KC fanboys can get your wish and put in a GCI...as long as VF gets a beamer.

Pull all of the Dummers and Sinns out of the ground for all I care! What a joke.

CF's answere to everything that goes wrong with a coaster...TRIM BREAK! The sound of those two words is starting to irk me.

Other than that it sounds like there was more excitement outside the park instead of in.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 1:23 AM
My one ride this year on Timberwolf seemed rougher then my one ride last year. Isn't supposed to be smoother this year?
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Thursday, June 7, 2007 1:31 AM
It's definitely smoother this year, but FAR from good as new smooth. It's still my favorite coaster in the park though.
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Thursday, June 7, 2007 9:02 AM
Timberwolf was an interesting ride. I went in expecting something like Mean Streak but got something different. With a little TLC that could be a really good ride.

Not if anyone cares, but I'll probably have a full TR of my visit to WOF on 6/3 in the coming days.
*** Edited 6/7/2007 1:02:50 PM UTC by ShiveringTim***

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 9:13 AM
AV: In what way was Patriot better than before?

WTN: If I had to choose between Patriot and Renegade, I'd have to choose the latter. And I've wanted a hometown B&M for just about an eternity.

No one in particular: Da Babies and I thought TW reeked. And FKA CBaby will definitely tolerate rough, as long as it's also interesting...

-'Playa

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 9:47 AM
Patriot has picked up a little more sustained speed so that you actually feel like you are on a coaster and not on a chairlift ride. The back row is definitely the place to be to feel the forces. Up front, it's just too gentle, kinda like Wild Thing.
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Thursday, June 7, 2007 10:14 AM
Wowza... tooo bad about Timberwolf. I know I rave too much about how coasters used to be but that ride went straight to #1 and was a really big deal when it opened (I still have my videotape that WOFun put together for the ACE event when it opened.)

No headrests, No ratchet bars and No brakes. It was smooth as silk and fast as a BANSHEE. It had massive strong floating and ejector air time. That flat turn under the first turn (I'm assuming this is where the new brake is) was like a fast smooth Kennywood T-bolt - up on one wheel ridin'!

With some TLC, and maybe a nice set of won't-beat-up-the-track-as-much Mellenium Flyers, this ride could be great again. Come on, it's only 100 feet high. Not the same probs as Mean Steak (old joke) or Texas Giant...

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 11:03 AM
From what I've heard about the structure, it might be best to just tear it down and rebuild it from scratch. It seems like all of the work done on it (not just the trims) is a band-aid. The ride held up well for about six years and then just went down hill fast.
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Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:18 PM
CPlaya, the speed has really picked up this year -- especially at night. I think it is more of the coaster breaking itself in. Thank goodness the rattle in train 2 has gone away for the most part. I'm not sure what that was all about. Also I agree with Matt (AV) that the best ride on Pat is in the back.

I don't think that TWolf needs to be torn down. I just think that besides the structural work that has occurred, we need to retrack the whole thing and make sure that the gauge is the same as the train so that we don't have the Dinn shuffle going on -- or better yet get new rolling stock that was custom designed to work with that track.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 1:38 PM
I will apologize for my prevoius rant.

Playa. I'm not complaining about what we got. I love Renegade, realy. But VF needs another steel looper to round out the set. Thats all I meant to say. So why not a B&M? Granted they could stand to be more intense these days.

Back on topic (whatever it is now).

So, question:

Would you rather have the old TW restored to whatever glory it had, or a bright shiney new woodie?

Another Q:

Is there something about the land TW is built on or is it purely structural issues?

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 2:04 PM
I would rather have a perfect Timber Wolf than a new GCI.

Secondly, there is no issue with the land.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 3:28 PM
Can I choose answer C and have both a perfect Timber Wolf and a new woodie? :)
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