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Postby King_K. » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:21 pm

There are some new pictures from today on Orlandorocks. The paint job looks really good and there are queue railings up now in the queue...

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I can't wait until they put the lift back on and this thing opens!

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Postby roller91 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:28 pm

I like the painting but this coaster cant really compare to manta in themeing. But people are going to comparing this coaster to manta a lot.

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Postby Earl » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:28 pm

A couple of things, this is not a new lift. It is the original lift having an ARB system installed on it. Originally it had dual chains, but that concept was dropped due to technical problems.

Sorry to disappoint the cheerleaders, but they won't be riding next weekend.

And whoever told someone that this was on schedule, well, where can I get some of that stuff?

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Postby roller91 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:32 pm

If they where putting a new system on the original track they wouldn't have to take the whole track down to do that.

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Postby themeparkman25 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:35 pm

Well you can't just install an anti roll back system on a vertical track section 150 feet in the air. I don't see it wouldn't have to come down.

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Postby roller91 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:36 pm

But some all said that they saw the new track off site.

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Postby Snicket » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:21 pm

New pieces of track for the lift were indeed brought in.

Earl, you seem to be "in" on things.

People involved with the construction are not doubting that the ride will open on time.

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Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:23 pm

I call at least one section of the original lift track.

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Postby sam06pr » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:45 pm

jjune4991 wrote:even though I love B&M's coasters, it is great that USF decided on another coaster creator...cause we have A LOT of B&Ms in this state!


Yup...All we need is a Hyper and A Stand up and we have all the collection. lol. But you can drive 7-8hours to SFOG to ride them...lol
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Postby Fenderbabi14 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:00 pm

WAS ALMOST FINISHED!!! They took down the lift hill after testing in May. Maybe too steep, or problems with the chain. I recall hearing loud noises on it during testing. idk. Soft opening set for June 20 possibly, grand opening 4th of July weekend? maybe not confirmed. =)
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