Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:11 PM

At Knotts official site it says Xcellerator will be open by May. They havent even started vertical construction yet so I dont think it is possible. But I am going in early july. Who thinks it will be open by then?

Or do we have another X on our hands.

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:13 PM

Nah. I have faith that Knotts and Cedar Fair will pull it out. Remember it it in Cali, so weather should not even be a factor.

Mikey

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:17 PM

Vertical construction began today.....

Hoperfully soneone will get pictures up soon. :)

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:17 PM
really please someone get pics.
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:18 PM
Also, this is a compact, short ride. Construction should be swift.

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:19 PM
Thats true but lets hope the launch mechinism works right because this is a prototyope isnt it.
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:20 PM

DWeaver said:

Vertical construction began today.....



How do you know that? What kind of vert. construction? Track? Anyways, this coaster is really short and unless they have major problems on their hands w/ the hydraulic system. Other then that it's almost a guaranteed on-time opeing.

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:21 PM
Off topic but I feel bad for you SFNE Freak. Im glad I dont have someone stalking me on this site. LOL
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 2:32 PM
Intamin has tested the launch system, so that should help minimizing the testing of the launch system!
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 3:08 PM

It will be open on time, providing that the hydraulic launch works as it is intended to. Yes of course they have tested it, but what does that mean when you put the ride into the real world. Look at X, they were pretty sure that they had it figured out, but there were certainly some adjustments that had to be made.

I have faith in Cedar Fair that everything will go as planned.

And by the way, track and suppourts vertical construction started today.

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 3:17 PM
Keep an eye on Twistedrails.com, americacoasters.com and westcoaster.net for upcoming photos of construction. I am sure that Jeff will post links to them in the news section as well, once they are available.

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 3:59 PM
So everybody thinks it will definately be openned by early July.
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Thursday, March 7, 2002 4:25 PM

Maybe, maybe not. First let me say that I love Intamin rides, but they seem to have problems with their prototypes. Look at S:TE, V:TBC, Perilous Plunge, just to name a few. If it were a standard hyper or something, I'd say yes like everyone else. But it's a something new for Intamin, and now with all of Hypersonic's problems, who knows exactly when this thing will open.

But Ghostrider will definitely be blazing the rails in July, that alone is worth the price of admission!

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 4:32 PM

I think everyone thinks it will open by May. At least those who have faith in Cedar Fair and Knott's

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Thursday, March 7, 2002 8:21 PM

I think everyone thinks it will open by May. At least those who have faith in Cedar Fair and Knott's


It won't open BY may. But it should open IN May. It should open just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. And then Coaster Con!! Hey maybe PP will be reopened by then too!

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Friday, March 8, 2002 8:24 AM

At the Solace reception Jack said PP would be open "very soon."

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Friday, March 8, 2002 10:05 AM
Thank you, B&M Rocks. You have gained the privledge to call me Alex;)

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Saturday, March 9, 2002 3:42 AM
Complete construction is expected to take only 5 weeks plus two weeks of testing. She'll be ready.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2002 11:17 PM
The track is done.
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Thursday, April 25, 2002 5:26 AM
track is done. wow! i think i estimated it would be done yesterday or the day before. if testing goes well, the ride will for sure be open by may. i heard they are now promoting the opening day as may 25th, the friday before memorial day weekend, but it may be a saturday. that gives them just over 4 weeks to finish the station, test, theme, and landscape.

*** This post was edited by Speedy on 4/25/2002. ***

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