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That is seriously one gigantic bent they are assembling right now...be interesting to watch them raise that one. 

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I know capacity would lack but, what if it was a launch backwards and there was no drop or show? I know it's a stretch but just a guess

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not sure how long that would last before it got shut down due to whiplash lawsuits. 

 

 

As RollerNut mentioned, Dollywood's Firechaser Express seems to be operating fine after nearly three full seasons...

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Just wanted to share some photos from the train. I think we can rest asured the train wont be altered; the track definitely seems high enough to cross.. and leaving the station should be the lower part.

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EDIT: we also have a closer idea of how the supports will touch the lagoon. Really tall footings!

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^ Thank you for the very nice pictures! Honestly surprised they are using really tall footers thought they would use a bridge like RF2.

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^I bet it'll be a hybrid of sorts. The tall footers will probably support large horizontal I-Beams, and the wooden bents will be bolted to those. This way crews don't have to pour as many footers in the ground. The Raven at Holiday World uses this method for its lake turn.

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^ Thank you for the very nice pictures! Honestly surprised they are using really tall footers thought they would use a bridge like RF2.

 

RF2?

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Calakapepe those are some really great photos! Kudos. Especially the pic that shows how it will go over the train.  Well done my friend.  :)  :D

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^ Thank you for the very nice pictures! Honestly surprised they are using really tall footers thought they would use a bridge like RF2.

 

RF2?

 

 

Ravine Flyer 2 @ Waldameer is what Logan is referring to. It is known for its bridge that crosses a road.

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If you could not make it out to KI this weekend check this video out.  It is a comprehensive review of all the construction since last weekend!  

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They are getting ready for a lift on that large bent

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I think they are going to build a stack of bents first. If you can see the top of the bent the angle is nearly flat, and it would be difficult to support a single tall bent with out it swaying or the support of other bents already in place.

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I filmed a construction update yesterday that I'm considering posting. I filmed through a crack in the fence between two boards, so I don't know if this would upset the park, since the fence is sort of a barrier.

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I filmed a construction update yesterday that I'm considering posting. I filmed through the crack in the fence, so I don't know if this would upset the park.

It wouldn't upset the park. The fence isn't hiding anything. It's just there to keep guests out at this point. Even when MT wasn't announced yet, it wasn't hiding anything as the train gives the better view.

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Cute little bunny hop

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Seems to be the only part they've built upward other than the gorgeous well-documented section next to DB. I expected to see more work out around the engine shed, etc. but it looked pretty much the same as on Labor Day.

Except the pillars in the reservoir.

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I think they are going to build a stack of bents first. If you can see the top of the bent the angle is nearly flat, and it would be difficult to support a single tall bent with out it swaying or the support of other bents already in place.

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Your right

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I have a shed theory.

 

With it being close to the train, I could see doing an Adventure Express style ending with a Blazing Fury style illusion, where there shed is kept pitch black and there's a brightening light and train sounds kind of mimicking an oncoming train and then the lights in the shed come on for some sort of surprise.  The actual train is already blowing its whistle as its approaching the station at the point it'll be rolling under MT.  

 

I think it'll revolve around the KI&MVRR in some way. 

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His right?

As in my statement was incorrect

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I'm making fun of you using "your" :P

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If any of you that visit the park this upcoming weekend could get some pics of the turnaround area...i would be most appreciative. :)

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I have a shed theory.

With it being close to the train, I could see doing an Adventure Express style ending with a Blazing Fury style illusion, where there shed is kept pitch black and there's a brightening light and train sounds kind of mimicking an oncoming train and then the lights in the shed come on for some sort of surprise. The actual train is already blowing its whistle as its approaching the station at the point it'll be rolling under MT.

I think it'll revolve around the KI&MVRR in some way.

I am confused about this. Wouldn't that require the actual train interval to match the coaster interval?
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yes, so it would never happen.  Put aside the timing aspect of it, which would require the train to leave the station at precise  intervals w/ no regard to who is seated (which is not going to happen), but that would also require either very slow dispatch times on Mystic Timbers, or losing the effect on a large majority of the rides.  I don't know how often the train currently intervals, but lets say its every 10 minutes, which seems reasonable based upon my past experiences, though I'll admit I've never timed it.  Each train on MT holds 24 passengers IIRC.  That would allow for 6 trains, or 144 passengers per hour, which would lead to extremely long lines and very angry customers.

 

Unlike NJFTP, these 2 rides may be located next to each other, but they are not going to going to cycle one ride based upon the other.

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I have a shed theory.

With it being close to the train, I could see doing an Adventure Express style ending with a Blazing Fury style illusion, where there shed is kept pitch black and there's a brightening light and train sounds kind of mimicking an oncoming train and then the lights in the shed come on for some sort of surprise. The actual train is already blowing its whistle as its approaching the station at the point it'll be rolling under MT.

I think it'll revolve around the KI&MVRR in some way.

I am confused about this. Wouldn't that require the actual train interval to match the coaster interval?

 

I meant just for theming since it arbitrarily going over the train.  Having the train roll under would be a bonus. 

 

Methinks we'll be seeing a few bents/supports go up this week.  

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^I've actually been on OTC pain meds today.  My dentist did an amazing job of keeping the pain minimal.  

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Why are we talking about Drugs. How did it relate to the post above yours King? (Two posts ago.)

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^Read around the forums and you'll understand. ;)

 

As posted in the pointless thread, I had a wisdom tooth removed.  

 

Spontaneity is a good thing. 

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^ and they have 2 piles of bents to put up, should look like quite a bit was accomplished once those all go up.

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Lots of activity around the pile of bents as well as back by where the base of the lift will be this morning.  

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