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I guess it was just wishful thinking, but part of me was hoping that part of the perceived delay (can't say that was really a delay at all) was for them to integrate a dual loading platform like mr. freeze to atleast have two trains on this ride. Like I said just wishful thinking... im still excited to see this ride go up and to see it in actions!

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TRIP REPORT 7/3/20   We arrived at the parking lot around 9:40am. There were no cars in front of us or behind us. We noticed a few people walking the path toward the park. We parked and took the

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Pandemonium was not a portable coaster either.

 

Pandemonium sure seemed portable to me, it didn't have a foundation, it was just sitting on the pad. You can tell if a coaster is portable if it has a mess of steel at the base of the ride, like Laser (Dorney Park) & Olympia Looping.

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^ Exactly. Infact, Gerstlauer is a company that makes a ton of coasters that use base frames. They are typically more cost effective because they require little to no ground work. SFDK already has a huge concrete pad made for that type of ride, makes sense they keep buying rides that work on it.

 

Btw I heard Superman's theoretical throughput from the manufacturer is 400pph... Generally, in my experience, parks average 60-75% of the theoretical so we are talking 250 to 300pph. could 2012 be a record setting year for Flash Pass sales at SFDK?

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I still have no idea why they went with no dual load platform, considering that 400 per hour is half the capacity of a zacspin, or most eurofighters. Even a Maurer Skyloop, with 1 train, has a higher capacity than this. SFDK is a medium sized park and it should be noted that no skyloop attraction has ever been installed in a park this size. Austrailia's Dreamworld may be the largest park to install a skyloop, and this park really has very few high-capacity rides. 2 trains might increase the capacity to close to 700 per hour, but, apparently, 400, which is about equal to a 4-lane kraken racer, is enough.

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I always thought that the spine had to be double, since I first saw the concept picture, with a barrel roll in the middle of nowhere, 150 feet up in the air.

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It is a double spine, it just has a flat piece of metal welded on the cover the gap between the two spines, making it look like one big one. Premier usually does that with their double spined track, Speed's loop is another example.

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I don't really car about the yellow rails but I do hope they keep the sheild shaped tunnels. Those look pretty cool!

 

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Definitely agree, The sheild-shaped tunnels really is the only theming on the ride.

 

Also, I forgot to mention, but when I went to the park last Saturday, I think I found the on-ride photo camera. It is in the back left of the concrete pad, near Medusa's dive loop. I think the onride photo is in the drop after the heartline roll.

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I think I found the on-ride photo camera. It is in the back left of the concrete pad, near Medusa's dive loop. I think the onride photo is in the drop after the heartline roll.

 

So the Superman coaster is going to have on ride photo, but the big question is are they going to use the former Big Spin video shack for Superman's photo shack?

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I think I found the on-ride photo camera. It is in the back left of the concrete pad, near Medusa's dive loop. I think the onride photo is in the drop after the heartline roll.

 

So the Superman coaster is going to have on ride photo, but the big question is are they going to use the former Big Spin video shack for Superman's photo shack?

 

It looks like it, last time I checked its still there.

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