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At least this way it will be more clear when the cars don't go very high. Hopefully they will hit the red!!!

 

Has the car ever went that high up the tower where it's painted red?

 

Everytime I've seen the ride run it's doesn't seam to going any higher then what's been painted blue, if they fix the system and it does hit the red then that's is going to be one HELL! of a drop.

 

Also I know there are brakes up there has the car ever hit them? and if the car was to ever reach those brakes what happens?

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^The car hit those brakes (or got close very close to hitting them) back in 1996 when the ride was open to season pass holders. This was when the ride was actually hitting 100+ MPH. Shortly after because of the frequent downtime at the 100MPH speed, the ride was slowed to decrease the amount of break downs, and in 1997 the ride was lucky to see speeds in excess of 85MPH. In fact, the way the ride was run before it closed, I believe Goliath was the fastest ride in the park, often going over the 85 MPH mark.

 

Here's a photo of them both racing and getting close to the brakes. The photo under it shows where the red paint stops.

 

The brakes at the top are not conventional style "grab" brakes, they're only magnets. If the train were to hit the brakes (magnets) at the top, it would just slow the car so it doesn't hit the top of the tower and it would just coast back down the tower normally. You probably wouldn't even be aware of it if you were riding. However, having such a large set of them is rather redundant, the car will probably never get up that high unless a major overhaul improves the launch.

 

If you've ever been on a ride shutdown during a Superman The Escape cycle the magnets that launch you shut off and you find yourself behind the station--you're quickly braked to a hault. Those magnetic brakes back there are the same as the ones on the top of the tower.

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If you've ever been on a ride shutdown during a Superman The Escape cycle the magnets that launch you shut off and you find yourself behind the station--you're quickly braked to a halt. Those magnetic brakes back there are the same as the ones on the top of the tower.

 

I was under the belief that the brakes behind the station are rare-earth magnets that actually require a wenching system to free the train? That would be a bit of a problem to have at the top of the tower.

 

Also, isn't the prospect of flying through the station and hitting those emergency brakes forwards a little worrisome? Seems like it would be quite painful...less painful than not stopping at all, of course, but still.

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I experienced a Superman station fly-through into the rare earth magnets. I wish it required a wench. I could've used mouth to mouth from something saucy. Instead the ride crew called an ugly, coverall wearing mechanic. He fired up a winch and we completed our escape.

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If you've ever been on a ride shutdown during a Superman The Escape cycle the magnets that launch you shut off and you find yourself behind the station--you're quickly braked to a halt. Those magnetic brakes back there are the same as the ones on the top of the tower.

 

I was under the belief that the brakes behind the station are rare-earth magnets that actually require a wenching system to free the train? That would be a bit of a problem to have at the top of the tower.

 

 

Nope. They can jog it forward from there. The Winch is there to pull the car back when it gets stuck somewhere besides the base of the tower.

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Well, I really don't think they can do much more to give away the gate... Honestly I think they're shooting themselves in the foot by giving people admission for next to nothing but that's another discussion.

 

Has X2's original audio been put back on the ride or did they keep the Halloween audio?

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