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  1. There are more motors on fof than just the lim motors. Keep that in mind.
  2. No smoke has been reported leaving the building. I'm thinking, if anything, a small electrical fire or someone lit a trash can on fire
  3. Could be anything at this point. One would think that the news stations picked up the story from the radio calls, meaning in house fire Dept couldn't handle it. The ambulances responding are just standard practice so those mean nothing.
  4. Could be anything at this point. One would think that the news stations picked up the story from the radio calls, meaning in house fire Dept couldn't handle it. The ambulances responding are just standard practice so those mean nothing.
  5. That brought back some great memories. Made some great friends that year.
  6. Years ago, Screamscape was very uninformed.... Seeing that video brings two memories back for me: All the memories I have of being a ride op on that ride (my first ride crew,) and the news story of almost that same exact section being blown over by wind....
  7. New paint a new ride does not make. Calling a ride by its current name, as to not confuse the new KICers, appropriate it is.
  8. Or, or, instead of businesses wasting their money on an anti-bullying campaign which, I may point out, WON'T work because it is giving the bullies what they want (attention,) and switch that around and teach kids life lessons that they are not learning at home and by interacting with other children outside of school during their preteen and teenage lives. I'm sorry if people don't agree with this point (I really couldn't care less to be honest, its my opinion,) however the generation growing up right now are trying to learn everything with a controller/mouse in their hand, and you can't learn life lessons that way. The only way that these lessons will be learned is through face to face interaction, and learning how to deal with bullies and stand up for yourself is a life lesson. In conclusion, instead of trying to run BS campaigns, lets turn this issue around where it belongs.... THE PARENTS, and how society is flowing.
  9. I don't know why I'm admitting this, but back in 2002 I got stopped while going to break by a woman standing under the Eiffel Tower Woman: "Excuse me, where is the Eiffel Tower?" Me: (Without thinking) "In France." (Kept walking) Quick question: Why is this in rumors?
  10. It depends on the design of the coaster. Some are designed with two final brake runs, so that the trains can "stack" and not be stuck on the MCBR. Its neither typical to put one on or not. Kind of like designing a house with or without a designated office, depends on what the designer/buyer wants.
  11. McSalsa, you are ALMOST correct on your thinking of why SOB never ran 3 trains. The problem wasn't with RCCA, it was the original designs. Parks want an empty block (section of track that can only have one train in it at a time, normally ending in some sort of braking system to prevent two trains in that section,) in between each car, that way the ride will be a complete circuit and won't stop at a MCBR. The problem with SOB was that there were only 4 blocks programmed into the computer (front of station to top of lift, top of lift to MCBR, MCBR to final brakes, final brakes to station.) Given this slight issue, you could not run 3 trains because one would be continuously stopped at the MCBR, thus breaking the ride into two sections and not giving a complete run for those who were riding. Now, if the design included a secondary brake set before the station (I.E. Diamondback, Beast, or Vortex,) then the ride could have easily ran three trains. Alas, this was not the case. Also keep in mind that designers will put the maximum trains they can put onto a track in order to make the ride seem like it will hold more people, which works great in principle, but when you start thinking in terms of reality, it rarely checks out.
  12. After working on the train crew for a year, I can say that if it wasn't for the water park stop that it makes, ridership would be so far down, it would not be feasible to keep the train in operation. While, as a worker, I wasn't thrilled about working the water park stop (hot, little to no shade, quite honestly some of the most drunk and idiotic guests I've ever had the honor of working around,) the fact remains that the average guest is not interested in just riding around the train. My proof? Ride the train before the water park opens in the morning, and in between 9-10 at night. Most of the time, we ended up just sitting on the train for an hour waiting for people to show up to ride.
  13. That is not entirely accurate. While yes, they are looking for people year round, the vast majority of people get hired on (or their applications kept from) the first hiring push they have at the beginning of the year. I'm pretty sure that there is a point early on in the season when they stop accepting applications all together, but don't quote me on that.
  14. The lifeguard hiring, if I remember correctly, takes place a little later than the rest of the park, due to the waterpark opening later. It might have changed since 2011, but I was hired on to lifeguard in May. There are two different levels of lifeguards out in the waterpark: Slide attendants, and lifeguards. Slide attendants are trained in first aid, and take care of the tops of the slides, making sure people go one at at time, ect. Lifeguards go through the classes and are the ones watching water over 2 feet I think it is.
  15. People, at some point in your life, you have to take what the 16 year olds that are running the rides that you are riding and apply something that is not common anymore: Common sense. Lets say that the parks plan is 100% positive to be a giga in SOB's place. First, SOB has to leave (duh,) which is going to take awhile. Sparky could give you a time frame, and I trust his judgement on it, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that it is going to take awhile. THEN, after SOB is gone, prep has to be done to the grounds for the new coaster (some terraforming, removal of some, if not all, footers from SOB, ect,) then vertical construction will commence. If you can remember Diamondback, and how long it took from the point that it started going vertical till first testing. Common sense dictates that this guy was full of it. So next time the Dip N Dots guy (who is probably 15,) or so and so from whatever ride (most likely under the legal drinking age,) do everyone a favor: THINK! I will miss SOB (my first ride crew,) but I knew it was coming one day and I have said my goodbyes. On the flip side, I can safely assume I'm one of a handful (if not the only one,) who worked on the SOB crew AND the TR:TR crew.
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