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  2. Big Coasters In Future?

    Couldn't the same thing be said about Taron? Europa Park's attendance is 5.6 million in 2016, and Liseberg is over 3 million, and both rides get very high guest scores. The reason most people are talking so highly about Mack is because of how successful they are.
  3. Today
  4. Eiffel light package

    Those lights are actually on the observation decks. As stated, they were installed late last season. Dominion does have something similar. I think they intended to use them for WF, but it was an 11th hour decision not to (and probably the right decision). I liked Dominion’s, so I’m happy about this.
  5. What could 2018 bring KI

    I hope that's sarcasm.
  6. Eiffel light package

    Those lights have been there for a while. The Eiffel Tower at Kings Dominion has a similar light package on its cupola. I also noticed that the pulley systems used to hold the stars in place at the top during Winterfest are still there. I wonder if they're going to leave them for quick installation each winter.
  7. Eiffel light package

    Thanks. I guess I didn't notice them behind the Haunt eyes and Winterfest lights. I enjoyed the podcast by the way.
  8. If the track the ride runs on is all steel, then the coaster is steel. Think about how much of the feel of a wooden coaster that all steel track eliminates and how smooth it would be. For me, no such thing as a hybrid, unless someone figures out how to transition from steel to wood and back again in the same circuit. I like steel and wooden coasters, but this is a no-brainer for me.
  9. Eiffel light package

    They added those lights during Haunt last year.
  10. Eiffel light package

    The top of the Eiffel Tower was lit up in an undulating green this evening, presumably for St. Patrick's day. I haven't seen these lights before. Are the lights new or just something they don't use that often?
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  12. The RMC Thunderdome™: Categorizing Topper Track coasters

    I believe Lightning Run is all steel I think maybe you are thinking of Lightning Rod which is Topper Track.
  13. The RMC Thunderdome™: Categorizing Topper Track coasters

    ^ Isn't it also on Tremors? Not being sassy-- legitimately asking the question.
  14. The RMC Thunderdome™: Categorizing Topper Track coasters

    Just to clarify for those that don't know, topper track can be found on Wildfire, Lightning Rod, Outlaw Run, and Goliath. No other current coaster has topper track.
  15. The RMC Thunderdome™: Categorizing Topper Track coasters

    ^ to give an extended life to existing wooden coasters, with the benefit of perhaps a little less upkeep? Parks care about their bottom line a lot more than they care how enthusiasts classify their coasters. In this situation, it's not as though even enthusiasts agree.
  16. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I would be thrilled if they got an RMC. It's very likely it will be from the ground up. Something Goliath would be amazing.
  17. The RMC Thunderdome™: Categorizing Topper Track coasters

    The rail on the topper track is basically just has a larger width than on traditional wooden coasters. Besides, what's the point of making topper track at all if people are just gonna classify it as steel?
  18. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I created a poll to argue wood vs. steel for Topper Track. Let's take the discussion over there before we derail this thread too much.
  19. Before the Giga Speculation Thread gets out of control with this argument, I decided to start this thread so we can vote on it and see which is in the majority. Pretty much everyone can agree (I think?) that RMC's I-Box track is steel track. But there is an endless debate over whether a coaster with Topper Track is steel or wooden. Topper Track replaces the top few layers of traditional wood between the wheels with a steel box, so many say such coasters are therefore steel. Many others say that the stacks of wood that remain under the Topper Track layer are the important part, and therefore the coaster is still wooden. People cannot agree on this, and probably will never agree. But we can vote! So cast your vote. Are RMC Topper Track coasters wooden or steel? Or are they hybrid?
  20. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Topper track on the left, Ibox track on the right. https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RMC_Track_Types_(26669969379).jpg
  21. The Giga Speculation Thread

    People who don't consider Topper Track coasters wooden tend to do so because the portion of the track that contacts all train wheels is one singular steel structure. Compare to a traditional wood coaster, where the main track structure is wood, with two or three strips of steel between the wood and wheels to protect the wood. RMC'S Ibox track is 100% steel. Topper Track is probably something like 70% wood, 30% steel. But, the portions that are steel are the important parts that would most single-handedly determine the smoothness of the ride experience. RCDB and RMC consider them wood. I've been on three Topper Track rides and three Ibox rides, and smoothness-wise, there's not a ton of difference. To me, they're steel. Your mileage and reasoning may vary.
  22. The Giga Speculation Thread

    RCDB contains many errors. Such as that.
  23. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Topper track is on coasters like Goliath, Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Lightning Run. RCDB classifies them all wooden
  24. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Suit yourself. I consider Topper Track coasters to be steel. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  25. What could 2018 bring KI

    Maybe they're making the shed better!
  26. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I just wish they had more team prizes to win. I'd play the football game by Racer if they had an Indianapolis Colts pillow to try and win.

    View from Mystery Mine line. The hull across from it is about gone. It's almost 70 degrees here today.
  28. Discounted advanced tickets

    Don't forget the Kroger discounts. Usually around that price and no fees.
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