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IndyGuy4KI

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  1. Welcome to KIC as a member!! Be careful, it will suck you in as you have seen in the above posts!
  2. It seems the ride scared everyone, just not the way they were hoping.
  3. Well seeing as that the park opens in just a bit more than a month, I can bet on it that they're testing ALL of their rides. Not all the attention goes to the new coaster lol. DB Blog confirms all of these posts... It's that time of year! March 14, 2009 While test runs on Diamondback continue, other rides in the park are awakening from a long winter's nap. The trains have been placed on the tracks of several of the park's coasters and initial testing has begun on rides such as Drop Tower. We hope you're as excited as we are to get the 2009 season started! - Don Helbig
  4. It is going to be cool to ride DB at night don't you think? They have the station and splashdown lit up nicely. I was thinking the same thing goofy on the queue area, but I have been wrong before..
  5. Interesting, never would have thought that?
  6. I don't believe they park any train on the lifts. When they had the campground I used to camp there a lot and was right next to Flight Desk sometimes camping and never saw them park a train on the lift at night. Secondly, Vortex has storage for 2 and I am guessing the 3rd train stays in the station. Flight Deck has storage track for both trains if I am not mistaken. Yes they do, but when I worked in '07 they always parked one of Flight Deck's trains on the lift. Vortex they left one in the station and one on each of the breakruns. They would put them in the sheds if it was pouring rain or something, but why would they go through the trouble of putting trains in shed if they could just leave them out and save the work. I never saw that, but the campground has been gone for some time. I agree with you. They are going to be used again in 12 hours why move them. For FD though, I still don't understand why they would not run a train around the track and leave it on the brake run and leave the other in the station? There has to be a reason for that?
  7. I don't believe they park any train on the lifts. When they had the campground I used to camp there a lot and was right next to Flight Desk sometimes camping and never saw them park a train on the lift at night. Secondly, Vortex has storage for 2 and I am guessing the 3rd train stays in the station. Flight Deck has storage track for both trains if I am not mistaken.
  8. The station is really taking shape, get that queue line and inspection done and they will be ready open the doors!!
  9. http://www.al.com/business/birminghamnews/....xml&coll=2 I noticed that the article did not give the parks website. I wonder why that is?
  10. Yes, let it break now, not later. I am wondering if they have to test a car being on the lift for a certain amount of time? Seems like a reasonable test to me in case a car has to be stopped on the lift for any reason during the season.
  11. Just pulled train # 3 out of the stoage shead. Must be going to test it for a while.
  12. To me the first hill on SOB is great, then it just beats the daylights out of you. I only ride it about every other visit.
  13. I take it you not a fan of SOB?
  14. I didn't say I thought it was there for breaking, just curoious about the effect on the speed of the train that is all. Let us hope that it is not there just to break, or even used for breaking that would be bad. Let's just hope that it is in fact there to brake the train's speed! OH, I guess my brain was taking a break from the word braking.... Thanks!
  15. I didn't say I thought it was there for braking, just curoious about the effect on the speed of the train that is all.
  16. I wonder how much the water scoops slow down the trains? As big of a fountain they create there must be a lot of resistance. It would have been fun to know the MPH's before and after the water was added.
  17. Seems like their prayers are not being answered. Hoefully they can find a home somewhere!
  18. Looks like I spoke to soon. They are painting on the station right now in the cam. I would post a pic, but photobucket is down for maintenance right now.
  19. It does not go with the Rivertown theme. I personally like the lighter finish best myself, but someone mentioned everything in Rivertown is the darker wood, which I had not thought about.
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