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With wind like that it's impossible to say what would be open. Assuming the forecast is right i'd say there's a chance that Maverick will open, Corkscrew could open but it's not scheduled to open Friday nights so never mind ... Rougarou is a possibility, maybe the woodies... Who knows.

 

Unless they blow the forecast forget about Raptor, Gatekeeper and Dragster and Magnum and Millennium Force are most likely out of the question too.

 

On a night like tonight if anyone actually shows up I never understood why they didn't just try launching some Dragster trains. I get why a lot of rides can't operate but if Dragster rolls back a few times, who cares? If they try 4 or 5 times and it fails every time I understand that but a lot of times it goes down for wind after clearing the tower with no issues for an extended period of time just because the wind speed kicked up a few mph and I never understood that. Does anyone have any insight? I'm sure there's a reason for this policy but I don't know what it is.

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On a night like tonight if anyone actually shows up I never understood why they didn't just try launching some Dragster trains. I get why a lot of rides can't operate but if Dragster rolls back a few times, who cares? If they try 4 or 5 times and it fails every time I understand that but a lot of times it goes down for wind after clearing the tower with no issues for an extended period of time just because the wind speed kicked up a few mph and I never understood that. Does anyone have any insight? I'm sure there's a reason for this policy but I don't know what it is.

 

Could it be a case of having to follow the manufacturers specifications on when they can run it? So even if it can clear the tower if Intamin say do not run this ride if winds are over x mph or temperature is below... I know at Everland T-Express is one of the first that has to shut down in weather conditions such as rain, wind and temperature. They usually time the rehab each year for Jan/Feb just because there are almost no days they are allowed to run it and when we used to make trips in November/December it was always a big gamble (https://www.everland.com/web/multi/english/everland/attractions/popup/pop_attraction_standard.html)

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It sounds like the only coasters running are Maverick, Blue Streak, and Rougarou. Good for Rougarou, hopefully it never stops in the mid course or they might as well leave it there all night because it's never making it back. lol

 

It'll be interested to see how they get that Iron Dragon train, hopefully they don't move the webcam so we can find out.

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That looks like it'll be a pain to remove, unless they're close enough to winch it to the brake run.

How exactly do they fix a coaster that has valleyed? Logic says that location has a lot to say in the matter... Do they have a method to attach a winch to supports or something along those lines?

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Most of the time, removing the wheels and lifting the train off by crane will be a guaranteed fix. Some parks may have a sort of quick setach on their trains; others have to unbolt each assembly. Everything depends on location, the day, and the type/make/manufactuer of the coaster.

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Curious to know if anyone was at the park on Friday or Saturday? It was freezing cold here until today (like upper 30's/low 40's), so I couldn't have imagined what it must have been like in Ohio IF they were even running any of the rides.

 

Drizzle and cold...must have been a real bummer for CP to have such a lousy weekend as I assume that it probably kept away the large crowds on both days.

 

Edit: It didn't sound like much was running on Friday, but was curious if it was any better on Saturday?

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^ Sure does look like it. I believe Sheikra's holding brake has that green bit around it as well.

 

Your right it SheiKra's does have the same green strips on it.

 

(Photo from a Coaster Force YouTube video. I tried TPR's POV But you couldn't see the green strips in TPR's video.)

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Saturday wasn't much better than Friday. It wasn't really the cold preventing the coasters from opening but the wind. However by late Saturday night more and more coasters started to open. Which is why I love CP, if it was Six Flags they would've said screw it and kept them closed all day. Around 10 pm Millennium and Gatekeeper were both up and running only about 2 hours left to close, gotta love the commitment to have rides running. But yeah if you visited Friday and Saturday hopefully you liked Rougarou and Blue Streak a whole lot. haha

 

Oh and also Iron Dragon reopened Sunday afternoon after they winched the train out of the valley on Sunday morning.

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As it turned out, I had my friend bring his ticket over and show me, and it said it was good for any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of Halloweekends. So we made the call not to go. I had a friend who works there report to me that it was really bad, and sand was piled up on the Wicked Twister midway. So that was the final straw. I received the same report mentioned above from a friend who was there that night (and took a few pictures of the valleyed Iron Dragon), that only Maverick, Rougarou, and Blue Streak were open. So yeah... Definitely a good call not to go!

 

We're tentatively rescheduled for the 16th. Hopefully the weather is a lot better. Maybe not much warmer, but at least not as windy, and hopefully not wet! Thanks for the input to all who chipped in!

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