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Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.

Wow, Six Flags. All of those things are really great.   We really are living in a fantasy world...

Looks like Aquaman has been delayed until 2022...... 

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Six Flags will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in style. One of the biggest additions will be the rehabilitation of the Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. The $10 million project will include what sounds like a full rebuild of the ride's track, brand new trains by Gerstlauer, magnetic brakes, more airtime, and one of the steepest "banks" of any wooden coaster. The 'new' ride will have it's work done by Rocky Mountain Amusements, a company that helped build El Toro and has worked on several industry projects. The new Texas Giant will also be a more immersive experience, as riders will now find theming as part of the ride, especially in the queue area. A farewell party for the current ride will be held at the park the weekend of October 30th.

 

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^If GCI was doing the retracking and they were getting Millennium Flyers I would be a little more excited. GCI must have been steep or something because they were doing a huge park trip selling their products to parks with wood coasters offering to throw some MF's on the tracks, of course after they retrack it themselves.

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Well. I fear that some GCI's will get really rough even with Millenium Flyer trains. The only smooth GCI I rode was Lightning Racers. Evel Kneivel, Gwazi, Wildcat, and Renegade were very shaky and pretty unpleasent. Evel wasn't that bad, but if GCI is fixing a Dinn coaster, it might not be good at the end. As it is really hard to fix one up.

 

I'm lost. Is this SFOT's 50th gift? That is terrible! Especially for being the park that started all parks!

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^Gwazi and Wildcat have/had PTCs, PTCs make coasters suck! IDK about Evel and Renegade though.

 

I think everyone should send in their underwear to SFI with the words "Give TG Timberliners" on them. That'd make a statement.

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G-trains?...ouch

 

Although, how are they on Legend or Falken? I know they are bad on Boss, from experience, but I haven't heard much about them on those two coasters.

 

The plans for the coaster sound great though, and hopefully Texas Giant becomes the coaster it was back when it opened. I'm not sure how the fog and fire effects will be worked in, but I'm interested to see what Six Flags comes up with.

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G-trains?...ouch

 

Although, how are they on Legend or Falken? I know they are bad on Boss, from experience, but I haven't heard much about them on those two coasters.

 

The plans for the coaster sound great though, and hopefully Texas Giant becomes the coaster it was back when it opened. I'm not sure how the fog and fire effects will be worked in, but I'm interested to see what Six Flags comes up with.

 

The Legend runs PTC trains...

 

and actually the boss has been smoothed out alot, it runs a lot better this season.

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Well. I fear that some GCI's will get really rough even with Millenium Flyer trains. The only smooth GCI I rode was Lightning Racers. Evel Kneivel, Gwazi, Wildcat, and Renegade were very shaky and pretty unpleasent. Evel wasn't that bad, but if GCI is fixing a Dinn coaster, it might not be good at the end. As it is really hard to fix one up.

 

I'm lost. Is this SFOT's 50th gift? That is terrible! Especially for being the park that started all parks!

 

I have never had a rough ride on EK, nor on Prowler, nor on KR. Could MF's run on such a big coaster like Texas Giant? When GCI retracked Boulder Dash, MF's were not put on, correct?

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^ Not the case at all. They will do whatever the park wants more or less... It's just costly to incorporate all of the needed equipment to run a completely different set of trains. (Brakes, sensors, q-gate, airlines, etc.)

 

The thing I worry about is that Six Flags is trying to cut costs which in turn is going to effect quality. What might have needed to be done might not get done because one company says that they can do it cheaper. They better not take any shortcuts on this one....

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According to GCI's website under their "great trains" tab, GCI will put Millennium Flyers on any wooden coaster so long as the track and structure are in good condition and the forces would be alright with everything. They also said that they would help improve the condition of coasters that are seeking new trains.

 

Check out their website.

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