jcgoble3 Posted May 23, 2012 Share Posted May 23, 2012 - WS being down should not come as a surprise. We knew it was coming. Not trying to be argumentative, but did we? - I don't recall any info being shared about it not opening with the park for the season - After it didn't open, I heard Knotts was also down - New ones and Cedar Point all opened on time Maybe I missed something, but it caught me by surprise. Carowinds opened their new (2012) WindSeeker the end of March with the new shock absorbers and it was known (but perhaps not here- other sites- namely CB: http://coasterbuzz.c...-its-WindSeeker http://coasterbuzz.c...-fun-than-scary http://www.KICentral...__fromsearch__1 that discussed it) about all the WindSeekers being updated. There is just not enough days to properly test the two new WS (as well as test the new shock absorbers), make the decision to use the new shock absorbers on the older models, manufacture the new shock absorbers, and then update the 2011 models- KI just happens to be last on the list. They had all offseason to update the 2011 models because the new shocks were used on the Knott's version from the day it opened in August. This is the first time I've ever heard of DB being down for anything other than weather. That's what I thought too. But I'm sure it's nothing big *Knocks on wood.... DB was down for mechanical issues briefly on opening day this year, though that downtime could easily be confused for a weather issue since they went down just minutes before everything went down for lightning and were back up shortly after other rides got the all clear. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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