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  1. Other question: the train they were running was the Galloping Goose. I assume this is only operated during slow park days? It was super neat!

     

    Yes knotts only runs steam on weekends during the off season.

     

    Fun fact, the Galloping Goose at Knott's (#3) is the only one that has permanently left Colorado. All the others are still here in the state and the only one not original is #1. You have to appreciate Knott's is operating the goose for the reason it was built, to run service when a full size train isn't required. Case and point, slow weekdays during the off season.

     

    I can say this Colorado would really like to have all the knotts stuff back lol.

     

    you can watch this and see a lot of behind the scenes stuff with the railroad.

  2. Does anyone know more as to what Cal/OSHA's problem with the ride actually was? I know people have posted something about a ladder not being in code...

     

    And shouldn't Mondial take some responsibility for this whole fiasco? Correct me if I'm wrong, but when they manufacture a ride, shouldn't said ride be in code for the place to where it's being delivered / assembled? I can't help but wonder if this will amount to some sort of lawsuit against the company.

    I posted about it pages back. IIRC The employee said when Osha was looking at the new evac system they signed off on it...But they didn't like a ladder inside the tower...Why they didn't say that the first time they closed it I don't know.

    This is just what an employee told me when it first happened. Screamscape reported a different reason. But it looks like the employee may have been right.

     

     

    ^its the ladder inside and outside they didn't like.

  3. I have to ask was it someone from here that asked me were Xcel was then tried to tell me that Jag was xcel? lol

     

     

    Just got back from a long day at the Farm. The KTLA shoot in the morning was a blast, and I had a really good time. Spent the rest of the day at the park hanging out with friends and doing other rides. Funny thing happened on Xcelerator around 5:30 P.M.. We had just gotten in line and a huge swarm of bees flew over the track after the tophat. Many people were exiting the line out of fear but we stayed in for a bit. The Train got sent and we watched in horror as the train flew directly through the massive bee swarm at high speeds. Luckily, only one ride op ended up getting stung and they closed down the ride until further notice. We exited the line and saw a huge bee pile on top of the track and the mechanics were looking on in aw. After about 30 minutes, they decided to just send the train empty a few times to clear up the bees. It was a pretty gruesome display to say the least .

     

    ^the same thing happened on Ghostrider last month just outside the station.

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