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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby WFChris » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:09 pm

Ahhh, nothing like a good ol' "I'm new to the forum and clearly know more than a disney mega-fanatic" brawl :br

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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby JJ728 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:43 pm

WFChris wrote:Ahhh, nothing like a good ol' "I'm new to the forum and clearly know more than a disney mega-fanatic" brawl :br

Pop some popcorn and get comfortable, as this stuff's going down in the SFMM thread. Tonight's exciting topic: Let's argue about why Deja Vu has a cable instead of a chain!!"
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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby daliseurat » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:42 am

Watching that POV video is a trip. I've been on coaster where I THOUGHT we might valley, but never actually did. My biggest concern would actually be if another train was already coming up from behind and wasn't put into an auto-stop. Or does CS no release a train until one is back in the station?

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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:02 pm

^CS is built to run five trains, and it runs them more smoothly than most coasters can run two. The next train would have stopped either on the lift or on the brake section that used to run next to Maliboomer - I'm not sure whether the trains have to be a full block section apart or not. But either way, they make these things so that doesn't happen!
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Postby ahecht » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:06 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:^CS is built to run five trains, and it runs them more smoothly than most coasters can run two.
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But either way, they make these things so that doesn't happen!

...usually:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17952

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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:16 pm

^Okay, and we're all aware that there was one single rear-ending on this ride since what, 1999? 2000? I think that's low enough to say that it basically doesn't happen.
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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby OldJJman » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:13 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:^CS is built to run five trains...


Actually 6, as it did for quite some time. Including the preview days and opening day, (when the park was damn near empty). Problem was, they had quite a few problems with the staters overheating, causing stacking in the station. Their first solution was to make 5 trains the norm on heavy days (as it is now) which helped for a time. Eventually, they installed the current misters on the staters, to keep them from overheating and creating a shutdown (not necessarily an e-stop).


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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:05 pm

^I actually thought that it was 6, but I hadn't heard any reports of that since I really started paying attention so I stuck with five! Does the sixth train still exist? Keep it as another color for the collection, I suppose!
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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby OldJJman » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:46 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:Does the sixth train still exist?


I honestly have no idea. I wouldn't be surprised if it was gone by now.
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Re: Disney California Adventure (DCA) Discussion Thread

Postby gforce532 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:11 pm

I believe they have 7 total trains. A red, blue, yellow, orange, purple, and two greens. But yeah the most I have ever seen them running at once is 5. And on a rainy day once I saw them only running one. (there was no line at all)

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