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  1. 16 hours ago, Ben43065 said:

    It’s possible it wasn’t lining up, if that was the case they’ll probably just try again with a different temperature or adjust the base by a few degrees. 

    You do realize that’s not how it actually works right?

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  2. 49 minutes ago, DustinTheNow said:

    Absolutely. The Rattle has everything to do with the wheels. Tracking issues lead to head banging moments m due to unnecessary lateral g’s. (For example Vortex at KI) With a fresh set of wheels the coaster will be butter smooth) it also depends on temperature. The warmer the wheels are, then more they will expand and the tires will give less room to bounce as described. The best time to ride Fury (or any B&M) is just before sunset, after a sweltering day! Fast, furious, and smoother!


    Regarding the rattle, B&M upstop and guide wheels are spring loaded so the wheels have little, if anything, to do with the rattle you’re hearing. The rattle is likely a roll back, chain dog, or the wheel covers. 

    Unless a polyurethane wheel is blown out, the wheels have little to do with how smooth the ride is. For example, you can put brand new wheels on an entire train but if the bushings are junk then its useless.

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  3. 6 hours ago, Gordon Bombay said:

    Depends on the ride model (@pkiridesmaint please correct me if I’m wrong), while most are pneumatic, I don’t think Diamondback/Banshee’s are? Or they may be pneumatic, but are configured differently than “pinch brakes” seen on rides like Beast and Racer.


    B&M uses pneumatic brakes or drive tires to bring trains to a complete stop. You primarily see the drive tires on areas of the coaster where it is traveling at a low speed. Such as in stations, base of lifts, and ready brakes. Pneumatic brakes in the midcourse and safety brakes. Correct  on not being “pinch brakes.” The pneumatic brakes make contact with pads that are bolted in the middle section of the trains lower frame.

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  4. 38 minutes ago, Phantom Theater said:

    I just don’t understand why people can’t make valid criticisms about something they dislike? 

    ^This^....Some people are so blinded by being cheerleaders for KI that they can’t fathom someone having a negative opinion on the park. 

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  5. My two cents....sorry but I’m not that impressed. While the paint jobs on the buildings are well done, they never should have gotten rid of the developed trees. I Street is going to be hot and miserable in the summer months.

     I assumed they got rid of the pedestals because they wanted to incorporate water/fountain effects into the fireworks show and the previous setup was too restrictive. I was really disappointed not to see any fountain/water effects added into the nighttime fireworks show. Maybe they’re still figuring that part out? Regardless, IMO anyways, the thing that made KIs fountain unique was the pedestals and now it looks well, boring.

    Also, If it was redone to look more like a street, where’s the darn street? Someone hit on this earlier but it looks just like they just threw a bunch of different pavers together. 

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  6. When I worked in Ride Operations(2000-2005), I would stash all the left over plush animals at the end of the day in a trash bag in a closet and then distribute them to kids I had to turn away because they were too short to ride. Specifically, the kids who were too short to ride and they were left alone while everyone else in their party rode. 

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  7. 10 hours ago, BoddaH1994 said:

    I’m really glad to see things like this coming to fruition. It reminds me of how Universal does things...


    This just might be it’s downfall. Having experienced Universals Mardi Gras, this is what I’ll be comparing it to and if their give a darn of this Grand Carnivale is the same as their give a darn of the Haunt from last year, well, we all know how that turned out.

    Or maybe I just need to temper my expectations of a seasonal park compared to the giant that is Universal. 

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  8. The music that played on I Street was better during the Paramount era. However, I’m absolutely in love with the “Pickin On” series they currently play in Rivertown. Also, kudos to the Paramount Era list @BlondyRidesOn. Now if only someone made a public playlist on Apple Music with said list....

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