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Postby bluestreak » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:09 pm

When I was there in April (which I know was a long time ago) it was running great. I thought it was super smooth and what you expect from a midsize GCI... Remember though that it runs 2 bench trains instead of Millennium Flyers so make sure you sit in the front seat of a car.
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Postby alilstronger » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 am

I thought it was running fine in August.
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Postby Highridin » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:42 am

Yes, it's running fine and feels better, thanks to them going back to that more comfortable seat divider. Best ride, intensity wise, is in the 3rd to last seat.
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Postby Jason Maier » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:25 am

If Roar doesn't get the Iron Horse treatment; I wouldn't mind if it got MF trains.

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Postby joelwee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:36 pm

^ Whatever happened to the MF trains from SFDK's Roar?
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Postby A.J. » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:59 pm

joelwee wrote:^ Whatever happened to the MF trains from SFDK's Roar?

One could assume that they'll be going to Six Flags Magic Mountain as parts donors.
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Postby joelwee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:05 pm

^ That was my guess, as well, but I was curious to see if anyone knew for sure. I'm surprised they didn't end up on SFA's Roar.
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 pm

I'm almost certain they went to support Apocalypse as well. Six Flags has done that a lot... XLR8's trains went to Ninja, Great American Scream Machine's trains went to Viper, etc. No wonder Magic Mountain has been able to hold onto their classics longer than other SF parks!

I almost forget that Roar is a GCI, given that it doesn't even feel like one at all. Their older designs were definitely more "CCI" influenced than the twistiness we see from them today.
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Postby SLCHeadache » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:18 pm

joelwee wrote:^ That was my guess, as well, but I was curious to see if anyone knew for sure. I'm surprised they didn't end up on SFA's Roar.

Maybe it's because the GCI trains don't run well on track already worn in with PTCs? Hershey's Wildcat somehow ran worse than Roar (having ridden both), and GhostRider going to GCI trains also involved extensive retracking.
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Postby A.J. » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:05 am

A worn-out wooden coaster will still run like hot garbage regardless of which set of "new" trains get put on it.
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