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^It's getting 2 trains. The important thing is how many people you can put on the ride per hour... For example, Phoenix at Knoebels has a train on the lift while the other is still coming into the station. So there is "dead time" in the station, with no train present. They get you in, and off you go. It used to be that way at Great America, but as we know, things change.

 

I'm sure they will do the best they can with dispatches and filling trains; but the training is very different today. What my crew learned to run Blue Streak in the early 1990s is not even a thought with a modern crew. We were expected to get a minimum of 1,200 pph. The quota is much lower now.

 

Crews have been great with X-Flight most of the time, so I have a feeling there will be a hard working crew for Goliath. I mean, Whizzer and Demon continually stack 2 trains (and 3, of course - but on a side note - isn't it great they still run 3 trains on those?), but I'm sure there will be special attention for the new hot coaster.

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^Maybe. But I thought they would take care of the dive loop first.

 

It would make sense that the lift is the next to go up (even though the dive loop is not finished).... There's a lot of work that has to be done on the lift (like installing the chain, motor, sensors, speakers, and getting all the wiring done) that doesn't have to be done on the dive loop (aside from sensors, if any).

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Could this be the start of the lift hill??

 

The crane to the right appears to be in Camp Cartoon. The had another crane just like that the other week in Camp Cartoon putting cars on a kids ride so I'm not sure if that's for the first drop of Goliath. It wouldn't surprise me to see the first drop and zero-G stall started shortly but they kind of have to finish the overbank turn first before the drop and zero-G stall actually go vertical else they can't back the crane out of the middle of the ride to drive under the airtime hill. With that said, I could see them starting and finishing the first drop and zero-G stall before completing the remaining sections of the dive loop.

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I'll first chime in with the usual....ride looks awesome....can't wait to see it run...yadda yadda yadda....

 

But I just need to note that the little curving around the edges from the web cam just ANNOYS THE CRAP out of me for some reason.

 

looks amazing....never seen the like...wow....OMFG...

 

David

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I'll first chime in with the usual....ride looks awesome....can't wait to see it run...yadda yadda yadda....

 

But I just need to note that the little curving around the edges from the web cam just ANNOYS THE CRAP out of me for some reason.

 

looks amazing....never seen the like...wow....OMFG...

 

David

 

Yeah, Fish Eye lenses are terrible.

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Nice images in today's update.

 

The banner is worth noting: coming summer 2014.

 

It looks like they still have a lot on their "to do" list to open for public rides on Memorial Day.

 

That banner has been up on the station since September. It probably was just a fail safe in case there were delays but it is currently due to open on Memorial Day weekend.

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