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Check out this amazing photo compliments of Dave Morgan!! 

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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What ever happened to the lighting effects and explosion sounds for the tunnel under the station? Is this what you're talking about? I would expect SF ditching these effects, but not CF.

Turns out, if you put a bunch of LSMs in an enclosed space it wreaks havoc on electronics not meant to be exposed to a magnetic environment The closed-circuit cameras/monitors in the tunnel still gray out anytime a train is launched.

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I'm always down with smoke and lights in tunnels. SFNE did a nice job with Superman.

 

Magnums 30th is coming up, right? Tony I know you're reading this!

 

#makemagnumgreatwithlightsandsmokeagain

 

 

I'd take a one season lights plug-in for the anniversary, and if HalloWeekends is anything to go by, there must be fog machines galore somewhere in storage.

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I'm about a week late to this thread but had no idea it was 1 mile from the front gate to the back of the park! I knew it was a hike but dang. Now that I have an Apple Watch I'll be able to map my steps this year and see how much walking I do at CP and other parks. That also means I can get more chocolate shakes from Johnny Rockets since I'll see how awesome at walking I am, right? Hmm...

 

I'm dying at the Cedar Downs crotch shot of me and Bert - those were some good times, thanks for posting those!! And I vividly remember getting your late night text saying a drunk dude told Bill he was older the Blue Streak

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...I'm dying at the Cedar Downs crotch shot of me and Bert - those were some good times, thanks for posting those!! And I vividly remember getting your late night text saying a drunk dude told Bill he was older the Blue Streak

 

But in truth, I am older than Blue Streak! But not as rough and pain-inducing like it was. I'm much gentler.

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I'm dying at the Cedar Downs crotch shot of me and Bert - those were some good times, thanks for posting those!!

 

Your MOM took that pic too. . she perfectly framed crotch with the hand hold. . LOL

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What ever happened to the lighting effects and explosion sounds for the tunnel under the station? Is this what you're talking about? I would expect SF ditching these effects, but not CF.

Turns out, if you put a bunch of LSMs in an enclosed space it wreaks havoc on electronics not meant to be exposed to a magnetic environment The closed-circuit cameras/monitors in the tunnel still gray out anytime a train is launched.

Hah! That's really interesting and kind of a bummer, considering they probably spent a lot of money on the effects and lighting. I really liked them when they were working. Do the LIMs only effect certain types of lighting, as in could this be the reason Mr. Freeze's chaser's haven't been on in forever? Although, that's likely just SF being SF.

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Hah! That's really interesting and kind of a bummer, considering they probably spent a lot of money on the effects and lighting. I really liked them when they were working. Do the LIMs only effect certain types of lighting, as in could this be the reason Mr. Freeze's chaser's haven't been on in forever? Although, that's likely just SF being SF.

 

That's a good quesion with Mr. Freeze, but note Maverick uses LSM's while Mr. Freeze uses LIM's I don't know if LIM's have the same effect as LSM's. I don't know the exact differences but as a comparison Wicked Twister uses LIM's vs. Maverick using LSM's.

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Rockin’ Roller Coaster doesn’t have that issue......

 

I thought that was a cable launch? I've only been on the Paris one but I could have sworn I saw a catch car thing coming down when watching from the final part of the queue.

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The magnetic field generated by the LSM and LIM is actually very small but very powerful and doesn't cause problems with electrical devices (If the ride generated a large magnetic field that effected devices in the same room as the launch system you wouldn't be able to use your cellphone or credit cards after the ride). The problem is with the current draw (amp draw).

 

A basic law of electricity is that the load gets what the load demands. When you have a large load on an electrical system it will pull as much power as it needs which includes pulling from other devices on the same circuit. A perfect small scale example is when the air conditioner kicks on in your house or apartment the lights dim slightly.

 

Rides that have a LIM or LSM launch system do the same thing but on a much grander scale. The light dimming "effect" on Mr. Freeze at SFSTL is not an effect. It is the result of the power draw of the launch system. This drop in power thousands of times a day takes its toll on sensitive equipment such as computers and other devices. For example, when the halogen lights in the station of Mr. Freeze get older rather than going dim during launch they go out instead.

 

 

Awesome info! Thanks!

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^^^That is one of the greatest pictures ever. And at first, I didn't even fully process that it was a new SV photo--I just saw it as a fantastic CP/coaster shot. Image saved for, um, future use (wallpaper, that is).

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^^^That is one of the greatest pictures ever. And at first, I didn't even fully process that it was a new SV photo--I just saw it as a fantastic CP/coaster shot. Image saved for, um, future use (wallpaper, that is).

 

Beat me to it

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Ha! I'm trying to count the number of coasters in that shot, too! I come up with (I think) 8. Anybody else?

 

SteVen

TTD

Gatekeeper

Wicked Twister

Millenium Force

Valravn

Raptor

Mine Train

 

I think that's the # of what I can make out. Maverick is beyond the right of the shot.

And Gemini and Magnum are beyond the left of it. The Snoopy coasters are totally hidden.

Blue Streak I can barely make out (it's an age and eyes thing), if it can be seen through all the others.

 

P.S. The photo itself......

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^Oh shoot, I thought "something" was there, and I was totally missing it.

Thanks for pointing it out.

 

Then again, sorry, but I wasn't that impressed with Rougarou, lol. I

think both Bert and I were a little concerned, when it started acting

up in the load station, and my floor part went down, but Bert's didn't.

Then, it reversed itself. Mine came back up, and his went down.

 

Hmmm. We got off & then got on later. But...meh.

 

^ And on second look, I did think I saw the corkscrew itself, there!

So that would be 10 at least, one could see there, huh? Cool!

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Bert contemplating riding Rougarou the next day. Not a happy ride, it turned out. June 2, 2017 CoasterMANIA! Day.

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I few of my buddies are interested in going to Cedar Point, maybe sometime in May. I see that only Fridays are open until 10. We may hit up a full Thursday from 10-8 and Fast Lane Plus it on Friday. How are crowds typically on Thursdays Fridays in May? I know the rest of the summer is packed.

 

Thanks.

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