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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:44 pm

ajfelice wrote:Why don't we just make the switch now? Our current trains have not reached the end of their service life by any means, and the cost of switching would take away greatly from other expansions and improvements.

Bingo. A park doesn't just switch out for a new set of trains because there's a newer model available. I'd bet that those trains still have a long life ahead of them, and Ravine Flyer II still kicks all kinds of butt.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:58 pm

ajfelice wrote:Great question. For now, Ravine Flyer II will run PTCs. Looking back to 2006-2008, Timberliners were still in development, Millennium Flyers were not being fitted onto non-GCI rides yet, and the single-bench PTC would have been a prototype and the risk after a decade of waiting wasn't worth taking. Why don't we just make the switch now? Our current trains have not reached the end of their service life by any means, and the cost of switching would take away greatly from other expansions and improvements. Lastly, a death blow to a season would be extended downtime for Ravine Flyer II if there were teething issues with new trains.

I actually didn't know the timeline for the development of the timberlines. I love Ravine Flyer as it is so I have no issue at all with the PTC trains. It was just a curiosity that now has an answer (timberliner trains being in development when the coaster was put in).

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Thu May 23, 2019 10:44 am

Heading to the park Saturday! Hopefully the weather is not too terrible. Cant wait... first time in about 6 years. I love these small family parks.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Thu May 23, 2019 10:50 am

Weather looks pretty crummy for Erie right now. Hopefully the weather reports are wrong for you, I hope you have a great time.

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby _s3_ » Thu May 23, 2019 11:46 am

Eh, par the course for Erie from the start of May until about the second week of June in terms of weather forecasting.

Most of the time it's just a straight 40% to 60% chance of rain predicted every day. The only thing you can really count on is the temperature being fairly accurate, although every day has been around 5 degrees or more above the forecasted high.

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu May 23, 2019 12:13 pm

alilstronger wrote:Heading to the park Saturday! Hopefully the weather is not too terrible. Cant wait... first time in about 6 years. I love these small family parks.


I have no doubt the park will stay open and I'm thinking of going as well. I've been on a day when it rained hard all day and they stayed open almost all day despite the fact I'm pretty sure they were losing money.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Thu May 23, 2019 1:45 pm

_s3_ wrote:Eh, par the course for Erie from the start of May until about the second week of June in terms of weather forecasting.

Most of the time it's just a straight 40% to 60% chance of rain predicted every day. The only thing you can really count on is the temperature being fairly accurate, although every day has been around 5 degrees or more above the forecasted high.

Agreed, the weather report today was for thunderstorms and I think we had a sprinkle in the morning. It would have been a beautiful day to head out and ride Ravine Flyer II.

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 am

I called the park and they are opening as scheduled. They said they will close if there are not enough people in the park.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Sat May 25, 2019 8:46 pm

The weather ended up being great today, I hope you had a great time

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby thedlr » Sat May 25, 2019 9:41 pm

Hoping for decent weather on Wednesday!

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