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I was able to find a couple more clues in the photos I took.

 

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A close crop of the headrests shows that they don't match any of Lagoon's current coaster trains.

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This loosely covered car shows there's headrests under the wraps.

 

So now the questions is, are these the rumored Millennium Flyers with added headrests or are they the also rumored custom wooden coaster trains from ART engineering?

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I was able to find a couple more clues in the photos I took.

 

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So now the questions is, are these the rumored Millennium Flyers with added headrests or are they the also rumored custom wooden coaster trains from ART engineering?

As far as I ever heard, from multiple sources, and this goes back at least a year, if not 2, there was never any deviation from them being Millennium Flyers. Considering Lagoon was their first refurb project in the company's history, I wouldn't be surprised they built Lagoon MFs with Headrests and no seatbelts.

 

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I was able to find a couple more clues in the photos I took.

So now the questions is, are these the rumored Millennium Flyers with added headrests or are they the also rumored custom wooden coaster trains from ART engineering?

As far as I ever heard, from multiple sources, and this goes back at least a year, if not 2, there was never any deviation from them being Millennium Flyers. Considering Lagoon was their first refurb project in the company's history, I wouldn't be surprised they built Lagoon MFs with Headrests and no seatbelts.

 

Thanks for the info. I was strongly leaning that way anyway. I partially wanted to stir up some Lagoon discussion around here, we can see how well that worked, lol.

 

I first heard of new trains last June maybe.. and I was told they'd be "coming from ART engineering, and they're called 'something' flyers" so I have had this confusion since the beginning. But yeah, While I have no doubt ART could make something it seems like it would be hard to outdo GCI in this area. RC's PTC's had headrests while many PTC trains don't, so Lagoon probably wanted these to have headrests too and I don't see why that should be a deal-breaker just because other Millennium Flyers don't have them.

 

I would think they'd look pretty ridiculous, but I heard from somebody who claims to have seen them more closely that they're a sight to behold.

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Assuming these are new trains for Roller Coaster, any idea how much testing they'll need to go through? I'm guessing we can rule it out for opening weekend if they're still sitting in a pavilion.

 

Lagoon doesn't seem to prioritize having things ready for opening weekend, but I still don't think it's impossible. While these trains aren't even ready for testing, word is that another train was in a much more complete state in a different pavilion a few weeks ago. They could have been testing with that train already. When I went to the park they had lifts up to the western turn of Roller Coaster and 2 guys up there walking back and forth checking out the track. That doesn't mean much, but I think there is a possibility it could run opening weekend with one train. It is of course also possible that it won't be running for months. With Lagoon nobody (who's willing to say so) knows.

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Assuming these are new trains for Roller Coaster, any idea how much testing they'll need to go through? I'm guessing we can rule it out for opening weekend if they're still sitting in a pavilion.

 

Lagoon doesn't seem to prioritize having things ready for opening weekend, but I still don't think it's impossible. While these trains aren't even ready for testing, word is that another train was in a much more complete state in a different pavilion a few weeks ago. They could have been testing with that train already. When I went to the park they had lifts up to the western turn of Roller Coaster and 2 guys up there walking back and forth checking out the track. That doesn't mean much, but I think there is a possibility it could run opening weekend with one train. It is of course also possible that it won't be running for months. With Lagoon nobody (who's willing to say so) knows.

I would disagree that Lagoon doesn't try to have new rides open on opening day.

 

Since I've attended opening days for 21 years now, Rocket Catapult, Spider, Dragonfly, Kontiki, Bat, Dino Drop, Lady Bug Bop, OdySea, Jumping Dragon, and BomBora were all open and operating on Opening Day.

 

Wild Mouse, Red Rock Rally, and Tipsey Tea Cups were held up in Customs longer than expected, and thus all opened 3 weeks later. Air Race was Zamperla's fault, due to the fact they neglected to schedule one of their electricians to commission the ride for Lagoon's Opening weekend. Wicked had weldment issues on the columns and had to be disassembled more than twice, re-manufactured, re-painted, and re-assembled, and Cannibal was due to it being a one of a kind ride and Lagoon being a first time ride manufacturer. Not sure about Flying Tigers and Ruka Safari, but being from Zamperla, it was probably customs again.

 

Assuming these are new trains for Roller Coaster, any idea how much testing they'll need to go through? I'm guessing we can rule it out for opening weekend if they're still sitting in a pavilion.
From a mechanical stand point, in regards to new trains, it's like it's a new ride, as Millennium Flyers are not a straight across vehicle replacement from the same manufacturer. Everything from brakes, lift speed, etc. has to be calibrated and programmed from nothing. The only programming that might remain the same is the whole transfer sequence.

 

Once someone witnesses one of the new trains operating, I would imagine it could take up to 4 weeks before it passes the Maintenance and S&S Inspections and is handed over to the operations department for training, and then maybe up to 2 more weeks until it opens to the public.

 

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Does anyone know when the park is planning to get the rollercoaster re-open? I'll be there Sunday April 14th. Hoping it is!
It usually takes Roller Coaster 3-4 Weeks from first runs to open. They haven't sent a train through the system yet, so it would be a darn near miracle for it to open by the 14th.

 

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Does anyone know when the park is planning to get the rollercoaster re-open? I'll be there Sunday April 14th. Hoping it is!
It usually takes Roller Coaster 3-4 Weeks from first runs to open. They haven't sent a train through the system yet, so it would be a darn near miracle for it to open by the 14th.

 

I hear there's a chance, though certainly not a guarantee that this particular darn miracle might just come true. Oh, and also, here's something:

 

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Does anyone know when the park is planning to get the rollercoaster re-open? I'll be there Sunday April 14th. Hoping it is!
It usually takes Roller Coaster 3-4 Weeks from first runs to open. They haven't sent a train through the system yet, so it would be a darn near miracle for it to open by the 14th.

 

I hear there's a chance, though certainly not a guarantee that this particular darn miracle might just come true. Oh, and also, here's something:

 

I myself hope for a miracle, but the park stated weeks, not months. That gives them another up to 8 weeks to be accurate.

 

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Anyone going to the park this weekend (7th - 8th)? I'm considering going Saturday, but I don't wanna be alone! I'd love to meet some fellow Utahn TPR peeps.

 

Didn't you say you're buying a one-day pass one time before you start working there? If you won't have a season pass for a few months you might do better to wait until the following weekend. There's going to be a lot more of us there that weekend because there's a rumor that an unnamed roller coaster could be opening then... and this rumor isn't coming from some facebook post about 'weeks not months'. Of course, there can always be unforseen complications, which is why there's no official date.

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Anyone going to the park this weekend (7th - 8th)? I'm considering going Saturday, but I don't wanna be alone! I'd love to meet some fellow Utahn TPR peeps.

 

Didn't you say you're buying a one-day pass one time before you start working there? If you won't have a season pass for a few months you might do better to wait until the following weekend. There's going to be a lot more of us there that weekend because there's a rumor that an unnamed roller coaster could be opening then... and this rumor isn't coming from some facebook post about 'weeks not months'. Of course, there can always be unforseen complications, which is why there's no official date.

 

I actually may not work at the park after all. I got offered a better, more valuable job that pays almost twice as much that I couldn’t pass up. I’m a little bummed, but I’ll still be working in SLC so I’ll still visit Lagoon almost every weekend in the summer, therefore I am planning on getting a season pass.

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I actually may not work at the park after all. I got offered a better, more valuable job that pays almost twice as much that I couldn’t pass up. I’m a little bummed, but I’ll still be working in SLC so I’ll still visit Lagoon almost every weekend in the summer, therefore I am planning on getting a season pass.

 

Some of the Lagoon is Fun peeps will be there but I don't know if any of the 3 or 4 peeps who post on TPR will be there. I'll be there the next Saturday most likely.

 

I'm liking the colors of the new trains. I was expecting the same red as the old trains, but I like this better I think:

 

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The color of the logo makes it look like a roller skater for some reason.
That's been Lagoon's Logo since 1/1/90, however, I prefer the alternate colors that were sometimes used, where Red was used instead of pink, but I've always liked the symbols in the letters.....except when the LAB "O" is installed upside down in terraces.

 

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Roller Coaster opened today! I was on the very first public train, and Taylor (from Coaster Studios) and I were lucky enough to grab the back seat! The new trains are very form fitting and comfortable (as expected from Millennium Flyers), but the coaster itself really feels no different. In terms of smoothness, speed, and airtime, it’s the exact same as the previous version.

 

But the whole station revamp and entrance/exit swap is much better, and I’m glad the new trains hold just as many as the old ones, so capacity is not sacrificed (unlike GhostRider). Overall two big thumbs up from me. They were running only the blue train today, but hopefully the red one will get cycled in soon as well.

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