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ricklap77

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  1. It seems this might be the future of "wooden" coasters! Old or new from the ground up! If it is smooth and low maintenance, the parks will absolutely want this instead of a traditional wood track. I agree that Ibox track is more to make an old coaster a totally new different coaster and that RetraK is simply to improve an old rough coaster while bringing down maintenance costs. But again I could easily see brand new coasters with the Retrak technology!
  2. If parks can retrack their wooden coasters and keep their trains and control systems, we should expect a lot of wooden coasters getting this technology. Plus the parks can do it themselves.
  3. I believe if a customer wants them to build a TRex they will build it. They are capable of a lot of things.
  4. I think the TRex is still possible. They just need one buyer. It might just be me but with all the effects the pandemic has had and still has, combined with the price of steel increasing, I think the main focus is probably concentrating on smaller coasters and coaster refurbishments forthem to be profitable and stay alive. All parks have lost a lot of money lately and things might not be exactly like they were used to. So I think RMC has a lot and the right products to offer. And they are extremely talented at doing what they do!
  5. That would be great if he can lease and run the park! Let's hope it works. I have a good feeling about it.
  6. It can't be good for a large and old wood coaster to be closed 2 years in a row. Yes it ran much better with the Morgan trains! But I heard a couple years ago the park inquired about having it RMC'd, but it somehow fell thru!
  7. I dont know if Le Monstre will be open this season. It was closed all last (short) season.
  8. What I am saying is that the reason a lot of people go there is for Blue Streak ;).
  9. CLP without Blue Streak would not be very enticing. I am very confident it will run again.
  10. I guess they will look at Blue Streak next year. And hopefully they bring it back to life, which I am confident they will since CLP would not be the same without it.
  11. Any news from CLP!? Has the structural evaluation of the Blue Streak been performed by an engineer yet?
  12. Totally agree!! False hope. Plus the parks and rides are deteriorating. It's starting to look like SF New Olrleans!
  13. Thanks! It seems to be far from done. I hope it reopens but if not, I hope Marineland across the river ends up relocating the Silver Comet. It is such a great ride and would be such a great addition to their line up of rides.
  14. It looks like the new owner will revitalize the whole park and refurbish the beloved rides such as Blue Streak. Quite frankly it is needed in order to keep the park and the rides (especially Blue Streak) open for years to come and with the pandemic that seems to be far from over, this year is the perfect time to do so. Next year we will have a nice CLP with a new facelift and uptaded rides and buildings:)
  15. Hopefully ALL parks can open this season! And hopefully they will be enjoyable!!
  16. Wow this is really good news! Very happy! And I love Hellcat! Very intense woodie!
  17. I just hope they park will live again and not just be a project that gets scrapped. I don't know why but I am skeptical about the reopening of the park and Blue Streak.
  18. Last time I rode it was June 2017 and it was running great! My kids and I loved it! There was fresh new track in some spots but it seemed there was no new wood on the structure, just the track. It is a really good coaster. The layout, tunnel, trains, vintage and abandonned look all make it special, scary and thrilling at the same time!! I think the other coaster that was kind of like it was the William's Grove Cyclone which I didn't ride:(
  19. For sure everyone wants to be safe at the park. I hope they can renovate Blue Streak so it can run for many years to come. CLP without Blue Streak would never be the same. Didn't they have an engineer checking on the coaster on a regular basis in the last few years? The one that refurbished it. I think it was Leonard Adams?
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