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If you're talking about Medusa, yes it unfortunately has 3 trains. Mercifully they've been running 2 more often lately. We all used to hate it because their operations were so atrocious that all it accomplished was making you sit on the ride 5 minutes longer.

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Not currently sounding particularly great for El Toro.

https://nj1015.com/el-toro-wooden-coaster-structurally-compromised-six-flags-great-adventure-nj/

Knowing how much inspection and maintenance wooden coasters generally get, I'm not sure how significant structural damage to "multiple columns" goes entirely unnoticed.  Apart from this park being a dumpster fire, anyway.

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1 hour ago, SharkTums said:

I love all the people that are blaming Intamin for this.  Like, the ride is 16 years old, Intamin hasn't touched it in quite a while. 

I can't imagine those people have actually been to and seen the park in the last few years, unless they think Intamin is also responsible for all of the other broken rides, not to mention paint, pavement, etc.

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10 hours ago, SharkTums said:

I love all the people that are blaming Intamin for this.  Like, the ride is 16 years old, Intamin hasn't touched it in quite a while. 

And conveniently don't mention T-Express since it doesn't fit the narrative: A roller-coaster in one of the worlds busiest parks and one of only 2 coasters there in a 12 hours open, 365 day park. Throw in the structure has to endure 35C humid summers and -20C winter. Also, it isn't Six Flags, so those 2 trains are constantly dispatching as soon as they're back to the station 10:30am-8:30pm.

The rides/parks guidelines prevent it running when it's too cold so the park usually announces a months maintenance every January when the temperature won't hit the minimum for running but apart from that I can't remember ever seeing the ride down for unexpected maintenance. I know it's the newest but I wouldn't be surprised if it's total cycles is higher than the other 3 Intamin Plug N Plays so Everland must be doing something different.

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^Ya know, if they lay RMC hybrid track but keep the layout identical, and do the necessary structural repairs, I certainly wouldn't mind that at all. Not sure how plausible that is though and if it's the same track gauge/rail size as the Intamin Pre-Fab track. I am in the "RMC it, but don't you dare touch the layout" camp!

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For sure calling in Intamin for new pre fab track would be really expensive.  RMC is also an expansive option but if they decide to go with them I am pretty sure thay will modify the layout to include inversions and market it as a new coaster.

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toro malvado

 

please no rmc lol. Have Intamin come in and fix it. You can only cut maintenance so much before stuff like this starts to happen. I hate reading comments online of people blaming Intamin when it was accident free since 2006 until last year 

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Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't the major selling point of the Intamin pre-fab coaster was that it needed less maintenance vs a traditional wooden coaster?  How are the other pre-fab coasters holding up?

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oof. Yeah not good. I have no doubt they will fix it and reopen it but this will not be a quick/easy fix. 

3 hours ago, jarmor said:

Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't the major selling point of the Intamin pre-fab coaster was that it needed less maintenance vs a traditional wooden coaster?  How are the other pre-fab coasters holding up?

This is a very good point, and I am curious about that as well. Six Flags already has its reputation (imo fully justified) and if it turns out others are doing well, would certainly have to point the finger at SF and their famous lack of giving any shit. But yeah deff not good. 

 

Heh...RMC an Intamin, tbh I'd be pretty cool with it. This is of course understandable but El Toro has become quite rough and while its layout is good, (through no fault of its own) I think its suffered from age, in that newer rides are better and do more etc Keep the ride mostly as is but smoother, more hills and esp more elements....would be a helluva ride!!! 

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3 hours ago, jarmor said:

Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't the major selling point of the Intamin pre-fab coaster was that it needed less maintenance vs a traditional wooden coaster?  How are the other pre-fab coasters holding up?

Colossos in Germany was closed for almost 3 full years (2016 to 2019) for "extensive refurb," but that''s the only issue that I could find.  It was also the first installation.

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^ Hummm, so after about 17 years it went through an extensive refurb.  El Toro is upon it's 17th year and has been having structural issues.  Could it be a "thing"?  We all know traditional wooden coaster track is always getting replaced considered in the budget for maintenance and overall price of the coaster).  I wonder how well the other 2 coasters are taken care of because you don't hear much about them or it's riding condition.

 

Which begs the question, why was intamin only able to off load 4 of these things?  I would think less upkeep would be a selling point.

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IIRC, didn't Colossos need major work because of a termite infestation?  I'm pretty sure I've heard that several places.  If that's the case, it's not really on the designer or manufacturer there.

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This board used to be filled with people who didn't post absolute bullshit on here as if its fact. Termites? You have google, son. Maybe just search for something. If you recall correctly? You are "pretty sure" you heard that in "several places"? You wanna cough up any kind of source to back that up? Anything?

Yes, Colossus was shut down for 3 years to have its track replaced, but there is literally nothing online about the track being infested with termites. Come the fuck on.

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3 hours ago, boldikus said:

This board used to be filled with people who didn't post absolute bullshit on here as if its fact.

The world used to be filled with people who didn't post absolute bullshit as if it's fact.

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