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  1. ^ the bit of more info I saw on it today , I'm inclined to think what Mike says is more correct: the holding brake is on, and the motor on the opposite side is not turning off. so certainly sounds like a motor problem. . . tho I'm not a mechanic, nor there, so I'm just guessing too.
  2. when they discovered the issue while getting ready to open Joker at SFFT (they actually burned out the motor, which is how they realized it, I believe) - they shut down all of this ride type across the chain, and if recalling correctly, they found more than one other version where they had to correct, as it was incorrect there too. so the rides ran with the motors installed incorrectly, but not as well as they should have. at least that's my recollection.
  3. ^ I'd put $$ on one of the motors up top being installed backwards. it happened at both SFFT (Joker) a couple of years ago and it shut down the other versions of the ride while Six Flags checked them out (more than one of them actually burned out the motors as some of them HAD been installed wrong). with the whole mess of the pandemic? It wouldn't surprise me if one of the motors on top of Harley got installed backwards, resulting in what's in the video. OR - the video has been manipulated to make people think there's an issue. The SFA site doesn't show it's not operating.
  4. the online store has a DrachenFire Nanocoaster ( a Big Bad Wolf one too) https://seaworldparksshop.com/collections/busch-gardens
  5. ^ cool! I'll be hanging with @teacherkimand her son Joel all day too. . .would love to meet up again. Are you attending Coasterstock, or just gonna be there one of the days? (it's 7/9-7/10)
  6. based on that it's one of the few rides I took pics of while we were at Dorney (along with Demon Drop and a few of the coasters - mainly Possessed and that sea of concrete with no shade), I'd agree.
  7. based on the teaser they just dropped today? it's looking like a pretty decent sized coaster. . and could this possibly be the initial part of a "loop" inversion? has RMC done a "Traditional" loop inversion on any of their coasters? I must admit I'm surprised this section of track is as large as it is! this is gonna be a decent sized coaster they are adding. . so it's GOT to be going into that field by the parking lot. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1361156040974689
  8. I get your clarification, tho I'm still at a loss as to why you would WANT to be on the 1st or 2nd train. Coasters tend to run better/faster once they "warm up" and have been going for a while. the first train of the day (to me) is gonna be underwhelming and you'll get a much better ride later in the day on most coasters (not all, but most), and I include RMCs in that judgement. but hey to each their own. . I won't do CP without FL+ on at least 1 of the days I'm there.
  9. so I know from your input, Diamondback row 2 is the magic row. and I'm sure I'll check out Orion in multiple rows. . but since my 1st ever visit to KI is coming up in 3 weeks. . any other seat / placement recommendations for any other rides at KI? I trust your judgement, so asking
  10. look, I LOVE, Knoebel's. . but you might want to rethink your comparison here: they had over 25 rides closed yesterday, many due to . . . yup, staffing. so is a park being "open" but with half the attractions shut down (including Twister!) better than a park shutting down on some days?
  11. so what you're saying is you DIDN'T get on it in 10 minutes. based on your hints, you would have waited 1 hour and 20 minutes (minimum) to get your ride, since you got there right at 9, and basically stood in line waiting for Steel Vengeance to open - instead of riding other things open during early morning hours. Actually, you would have stood around doing nothing for ~2 hours, since you recommend getting there at 8:30 parked. my time is worth more than the cost of FL+, so it's foolish not to buy it, and just do it that way (and also enjoying any other early entry rides that are op
  12. yeah. .just saw that on their twitter feed, and thought: what rides other than Talon does Dorney really need to "staff" ????
  13. the famous "Cheese on a Stick" is also not to be missed. that's sold only at Totem Treats, which is over by the Rocket Slide & Kiddie Carousel area.
  14. ok. . Mr. Siebert literally just posted this. . and I have to admit, it's another clue pointing to Axis coaster: if you don't get the reference? Biggest hit from the show is this song: "Defying Gravity"
  15. ^ except we already have the fantastic Pirates of the Deep Sea (inhouse built Dark Ride) on the Boardwalk. I really do still think Flat, with an awesome queue (or perhaps an indoors flat or coaster). . SFFT doesn't have an indoor coaster such as Runaway Mountain, which is hugely popular at SFOT
  16. point to be made: ABSOLUTELY worth the upcharge (~$3 for Haunted Mansion). It's *not* a "scary, Haunted House attraction" - it's an old skool dark ride attraction where you slowly move by sets - cheesy, WONDERFUL sets, mostly in neon colors. we love it, and it's for the throwback cheese factor, not the scary. . because really, it's less scary than the Disney Haunted Mansion. here's a TPR ride thru. . . don't miss it, if going to Knoebels (also don't miss the chair lift, I'd do that over Impulse ANY day).
  17. Yup. . just saw his post as part of Thrill Seekers United FB group. tho really, not a loss. . it took up space, and the shows that WERE there, were never very well attended (of course, removing the sunshades from it, made it hell to sit in that amphitheater anyways. So let's see what goes in there. . . it might be a really large flat. . . or (and I dunno how much $$ Fiesta is going to spend. . but this is just wishfull thinking) - move Pandemonium there with a retheme, and build that out and back woodie for the boardwalk
  18. they would tho. . Mr. Siebert is great about that. the teasing for Joker was EPIC. . as was the teasing for DareDevilDive. and keep in mind - also has been teased, and announced now, Poltergeist is getting repainted (Dark green supports, light green track) with a new queue line and will be down as of July 4th. So they DID announce something with a coaster. . and SFFT doesn't really have a pattern of new coaster every couple of years: WW - 2018 Batman - 2015 (3 years earlier) Iron Rattler - 2012 (2 years earlier) Goliath - 2008 (4 years earlier) Pandemonium -
  19. I'm seeing numerous "updated" stories today that the train "stalled" after the lift chain "separated" so. . . did it snap? or is it something they can weld, and just fix? dunno. . all the stories are focusing on that the ride stopped and guests had to be escorted off. but interesting they are using the terminology "separated" for what sounds like a lift chain snap.
  20. they are lacking a Wooden Coaster. and folks have been begging for years for a wooden "out and back" on the boardwalk - they have the space for it (heading out towards the parking lots), but it hasn't been done (yet). I do think eventually we'll get a woodie tho.
  21. the location is towards the inside of the park, it's not against the quarry wall. many think it's going to be the Axis coaster. my gut, and i'm sticking with it for now, is that we're looking at a heavily themed Flat ride. where this is in the park - CrackAxle (which very recently was rethemed to a "Screampunk" area when they installed DareDevilDive last year - which also fits into every clue that Mr. Siebert has given) has two coasters (Iron Rattler & Roadruner Express - which both have entrances directly across the path from where this new ride/attraction is going. . so I
  22. Yes. Ready to go back to a Japanese park again (and the skip the line at USJ are insanely expensive. and I still think worth every penny)
  23. ^yup its why sfft did away with their single rider line on ww and made it flash pass once people realized that everyone is single rider? There was no benefit to that line - which became just as long as standby so now just used for flash pass
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