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  1. From what I have heard these trains have done amazing things for this SLC. The reveiws I have read have all pointed to how smooth the ride experience is and also zero headbanging or any issues that plague other SLC's. I guess it proves that the SLC layout is actually excellent- it never lets up for pacing- and that quality trains can make a huge difference. If Arkham had received these trains its likely Movieworld would be facing a different scenario to the situation it is now in with this ride.
    3 points
  2. For those who haven't gotten around to viewing it, the 30 second version of the Spring County fair ad is on BigDatr now... Note the 15 second version was uploaded before. Spring County Fair 30 sec.mp4
    2 points
  3. I think there's a distinct difference between intense and rough. You pull 4.2g on Superman Escape but don't come off with tier 10 whiplash and cauliflower ear. As for the ride type, I think most eurofighters are quite rough and unpleasant. Mystery Mine at Dollywood recently had a section of track redesigned to try smoothen the ride https://rcdb.com/3609.htm, and i believe they are very similar if not identical trains and restraints.
    2 points
  4. No, I said the 10 yearly applied to everything, including control systems too. I didn't say scooby doo got a new control system, only that it was upgraded like west. Road runner is entirely new. These were due to audits and inspections as part of the newly created 10 yearly. Just on the SLC upgrades, vekoma used the original wheel carriers and replaced the hangers and restraints like kumbak did for their SLC upgrades. They simply didn't have a replacement and you'll find the upgraded SLC's and the later built ones with the vest restraints still use the old design. It wasn't until their ne
    1 point
  5. Scooby didn't get a whole new control system added to the ride, it was a cosmetic overhaul and some theming changes to ensure that it met the new fire standards. Road runner got new trains because the ride was 20 years old, and a common complaint was that adults didn't feel that their children were secure due to the 1 lap bar. Hence the seatbelts were added as a temp measure until the new trains were ordered. At this point in time, they decided they may as well update the entire ride. I know many rides that have fallen victim to this new 10 year thing that has been implemented across the
    1 point
  6. Ya but @DaptoFunlandGuydoesnt ride anything unless its at MW or SW 😁
    1 point
  7. Vekoma put the new trains on Great Nor Easter at Moreys Piers in 2008 so they were definitely available.
    1 point
  8. Why does the G force level count? RMCs have G forces stronger than Superman or Abyss and they're not rough. I did 3 rides on Aybss and that was enough. It wasnt as bad as Arkham at its worst, but still not great. When @Mark Shaw was on here he mentioned they went with over shoulder restraints because people might be deterred from riding something with loops if it only had lap bars. Personally I didn't agree. Buzzsaw, Green Lantern (And Now Steel Taipan) are all loopers with lap restraints and are quite popular. And in the end by the sounds of it people are being deter
    1 point
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  10. This just made me feel very old
    1 point
  11. Arkham / LW was basically ruined the moment that Kumbak came in and did the overhaul on the ride. I would have thought they would have learnt with Sea Viper's horrible transformation and the amount of issues they had with the ride. Basically, Kumbak came in and patched over the original control system that Vekoma installed with the ride. This enabled individual seat unlocking instead of the whole train at once. This alone caused so many issues in the first 6 months or so of operation where it wouldn't be uncommon to see half the train out of action due to faults in the computer system. Af
    1 point
  12. Great to see large crowds at DW today, with the car park almost full. Every tower at WWW had decent queues
    1 point
  13. You, and about a quarter of the members here, are in a very small niche of being significant coasterheads. Which is fine. To general Aussie coaster fans, and the average person attending the park who doesn't get to ride the cutting-edge, world's-best coasters in the northern hemisphere, ST will be a very enjoyable ride for years to come.
    1 point
  14. I did mean layout, so I am glad you included that. It's not the worst Arrow coaster by a long shot, but the layout is basically 100% dead track with 2 inversions at the end. In LPS I considered it smooth. The ops on the night I went were enthusiasts and we discussed things for hours - they were so excited about the Big Dipper. There's other CRAZY things that happened that night but I won't even bother as no one will believe me, but I'll fondly remember it as one of the most fun nights and very early into my love of coasters. I appreciate your opinion and respect it. I just happen t
    1 point
  15. I did. I hated it. https://www.bannister.org/coasters/trips/2018/0111.htm#dreamworld
    1 point
  16. Movie Worlds entrance is still very much open compared to this. It’s bad because this is how nice the entry used to look
    1 point
  17. It is cluttered, tacky and ugly as fuck. That is what is wrong with it. You don't need big walls up promoting an app especially at what is the first impression.
    1 point
  18. Whats bad about is that it’s a giant cardboard display that clutters up the entrance with the other cardboard displays with info that can be reduced to a sign at the entrance.
    1 point
  19. Wow this thread has gone off topic
    0 points
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