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^^ It wasn't a hybrid, but if weather was an issue why didn't RMC get an earlier start on Goliath last year? RMC's crews are from Idaho, they can deal with the cold weather. With that being said, I hope that since they are getting started earlier, this means this ride will actually open earlier than most other new rides at Six Flags parks. I'll never forget raising the concern on construction of Goliath starting so late last year and that the ride might not open in time for the beginning of the season on the Great America thread. I got absolutely overwhelmed with responses like "that never happens at Great America, they get their rides opened on time". Goliath didn't open until the middle of June, so yeah I say this has more do with getting the ride completed on time and getting all hands on deck for Iron Colossus.

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RMC has expanded their manufacturing base and came out with two coasters in both 2013 and 2014, I'm sure they are capable now of getting both retrofits done by next summer.

When will their new plant be ready to be used?

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Something tells me that RMC is trying to get Iron Cyclone done ASAP, because they're going to need all hands on deck for Iron Colossus. I also don't think that is going to be a two year project. I truly believe Six Flags wants it opened next year.

 

Yeah, Iron Colossus is basically two coasters, depending on what they do with it. that's gonna be a monster to get done for 2015. It should be AMAZING though. Iron Cyclone is already well on it's way.

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I think the weather in the area plays a role. They're trying to get a jump start before the insane snow and cold comes. They didn't really have to deal with that with the other 3 RMC hybrids.

 

I agree, the snow could be a big issue. A lot of the New England parks like to start construction before the heavy snow kicks in and then they finish once the snow melts away.

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If it was 70 degrees and sunny every day all winter this coaster still wouldn't be ready until June. This is Six Flags we're talking about...

 

Six Flags New England was pretty good with the Sky Screamer if I remember correctly. If anything, the park gets in trouble for jumping the gun with construction (cough: Dark Knight, cough).

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So basically with the way they are carefully taking what looks like just the track off, would it be safe to assume the layout isn't gonna change much?

 

Well they just can't rip the tack off in some spots because they don't want to damage the supports below it, seeing they're going to need them. Like most of the other converted coasters, this one will follow the original layout of the footings, but the ride experience and elements will drastically change. The only RMC converted coaster that changed from the original layout was Iron Rattler, where they removed the two helix's from the ride. Now they still did use the original footings to create a new ride layout.

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So basically with the way they are carefully taking what looks like just the track off, would it be safe to assume the layout isn't gonna change much?

 

Well they just can't rip the tack off in some spots because they don't want to damage the supports below it, seeing they're going to need them. Like most of the other converted coasters, this one will follow the original layout of the footings, but the ride experience and elements will drastically change. The only RMC converted coaster that changed from the original layout was Iron Rattler, where they removed the two helix's from the ride. Now they still did use the original footings to create a new ride layout.

 

the helix around the lift hill of the Texas Giant was removed.

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