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I drove by Storm Chaser this morning to see how things were going in person, and got really happy when I saw that the coaster had one or two pieces of track left if it weren't already done. I didn't want to take too long taking these pictures since I was driving my roommate's car, but here's what I've got.

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Hopefully testing will start soon!

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oh man I'm even excited about Storm Chaser and I don't have any plans to visit Kentucky Kingdom this year. Isn't that a mule kick to the head or what?

 

From reading the last ten pages of posts in which some have complained that the coaster looks "ugly", of course it may look ugly, but this coaster is still under construction and the structure and everything around it looks all torn up. This is true to all manners of constructions. But after the building has been completed, the landscaping done, and all the paint's dry, this area is going to be beautiful - so beautiful in fact you can look at it in awe and get high - even though you didn't take anything.

 

As for the next construction project, I believe the park should install another walkway and place it around the Roller Skater and connect it to the 5-D theater. It was two years since the last time I was there, so I don't know if this is practical or not, but another walkway would make perfect sense.

 

STORM CHASER - ARE YOU CHASING IT OR IS IT CHASING YOU?

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Maybe I'm looking at the picture of the transfer table funny but I'm not really understanding how it works with the transfer being in front of station instead of behind like usual....?

I've tried to figure it out also lol.

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It just means they send the train around empty when they transfer it on. Thunderhawk at Dorney Park is like that.

It looks to me like it's a full transfer table, so there's no reason why they can't transfer a train over then back it into the station while holding the other train on the final brakes.

 

Granted, I've never seen a coaster transfer a new train onto the tracks and not test it immediately, so it'd likely get sent around empty regardless. But this way they can put the restraints down before they do so to make sure they're working fine.

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It just means they send the train around empty when they transfer it on. Thunderhawk at Dorney Park is like that.

It looks to me like it's a full transfer table, so there's no reason why they can't transfer a train over then back it into the station while holding the other train on the final brakes.

 

Granted, I've never seen a coaster transfer a new train onto the tracks and not test it immediately, so it'd likely get sent around empty regardless. But this way they can put the restraints down before they do so to make sure they're working fine.

 

Im sure the train can be reversed backwards into the station if necessary. And trains can be transferred on and immediately be put into service. Just only if the required safety checks had been done prior. We do it all the time at GADV. Im sure other parks do that too.

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Maybe I'm looking at the picture of the transfer table funny but I'm not really understanding how it works with the transfer being in front of station instead of behind like usual....?

 

Texas Giants transfer is in front of the station as are several other coasters like Mean Streak, Blue Streak, Shock Wave, Judge Roy Scream, The Beast, and so on. While it's more commonplace to have the table in the back, it's not unusual for it to be in front. It's all space dependent and what works best for the layout. Most drive motors have forward and reverse capabilities, so they can either back into the station or release it to the lift, layout dependant of course. (Kinda hard to push a train backwards into The Beast's station)

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^ I like the color scheme, but I was expecting a train design more along the lines of Wicked Cyclone.

Why? It's stupidly simple, and it works. I'm actually thrilled that it's a set of Rocky Mountain trains that ISN'T covered in wood-look trim, or iron-look trim, or some weird thematic element. It's a coaster, it's not trying to be anything else.

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^ I like the color scheme, but I was expecting a train design more along the lines of Wicked Cyclone.

Why? It's stupidly simple, and it works. I'm actually thrilled that it's a set of Rocky Mountain trains that ISN'T covered in wood-look trim, or iron-look trim, or some weird thematic element. It's a coaster, it's not trying to be anything else.

 

I never said it didn't work. I just said I was expecting trains along the lines of Wicked Cyclone is all, and thats because they have similar theme.

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