Saturday, January 5, 2002 3:53 PM
Okay, I know with parks that close for the season, they take the trains to the coasters and take them apart and do a bunch of stuff to them in the off season. But with year-round parks, do they do this, and if so, when? I'd imagine they couldn't do it in just one night, so when do they find time?
Saturday, January 5, 2002 3:59 PM
They schedule a week or two during the least busiest time to do so. It's unfortunate for those who go to the park & find the coaster they went there to ride closed. That applies to single train coasters i.e Boomerangs (Happened to me In Israel :(.) With multiple trains, they're rotated by maintenance.
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 4:04 PM
I think parks that are open all year do a little bit to each train a night, unless it has three trains. When a train needs to be fixed the third, extra, train is put into operation, taking its place.
Saturday, January 5, 2002 4:45 PM
I saw the documentary on Sea World Orlando, and according to the show, they take apart one train at a time until all three trains are reconstructed. Sounds like a grueling process, rebuilding every single part in a roller coaster train
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 4:49 PM
When they need to paint or do serious maintenance, they'll take a ride down for a few weeks or even a month or so. It happened to Kumba last year or two, and the ride was WAY better when it re-opened...BTW, Denvers-coasters-suck, are you going to change your name after Volare...j/k?
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 1:15 PM
Actually rollergator, I might change my name, I was lookin at some of those photos and the thing looks like a great ride, I'm just hopeing that is what we actually get!