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^ Could it be as simple as the coefficient of friction being lower when the steel and wheels are wet? I think the same concept applies to steel coasters too, no? I've had a fast ride like that on Magnum back in the day.

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It's not a coaster fact but Great Adventure was originally planned to be built as the Disney World of the Northeast. This obviously never happened but the original owner, Warner LeRoy, had a very large plan which would have seen almost all the land around the park and even behind the lake used towards the resort. You can see the full plans here curtosy of GreatAdventureHistory.com. http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/GAOriginalParkHP.htm

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On the B&Ms whose trains don't have a "zero car", the first and second car have a different articulation system which allows the to twist only laterally (this can be noticed more easily on an invert where the distance form your feat to the car in front of you changes according to the track curvature except if you're sitting on the second row).

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Leviathan is the only traditional B&M Hyper coaster (seating 4-across) that has 8 cars per train instead of the usual 9.

And the only one to have the new "more round" seats.

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There is no Schwarzkopf looping coaster with more than 2 loops in an amusement park. All multi-looping Schwarzkopf coasters are on the European funfair circuit.

 

Sorry but, Montana Infinitum, La Feria.

 

Whoops, thanks for the fix.

 

Mindbender at Galaxyland

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There is no Schwarzkopf looping coaster with more than 2 loops in an amusement park. All multi-looping Schwarzkopf coasters are on the European funfair circuit.

 

Sorry but, Montana Infinitum, La Feria.

 

Whoops, thanks for the fix.

 

Mindbender at Galaxyland

 

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Not sure if this has been said, but I thought it was weird that Silverwood calls there employees Cast Members just like Disney does.

 

Yes we do. We're Cast Members wearing "costumes". But that's about as far as it goes. And even then it's used inconsistently.

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Opening procedures at GADV require us to test the rides with all available trains and then once tests are done, trains can be transferred off for maintenance or due to low attendance. This way, when a train needs to be transferred back on for whatever reason, block and safety checks are already done for said amount of trains so there isn't too long a hold up in operations. We always do morning checks at El Toro with two trains and then if necessary, one train is transferred of and then later transferred it back on in the day if necessary. If you have ever noticed that we load people onto a train as soon as it is transferred on, it's because that train has already been through its safety checks.

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