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« Reply #1485 on: December 19, 2017, 03:48:58 PM »
I saw a video someobody posted of a test run.  The train was full of riders.  I assume employees.

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« Reply #1486 on: December 20, 2017, 08:05:00 AM »
I saw a video someobody posted of a test run.  The train was full of riders.  I assume employees.

Not park employees. Not yet.  More than likely people from Mack and the construction/ assembly crews that built the ride.  Traditionally they are given the first rides after the initial test runs are successful.
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« Reply #1487 on: December 20, 2017, 08:45:47 AM »
I wonder if they are trying to focus group test some people as well to see what the reaction will be when they open and how they can better "frame" the ride so people will actually try it out.

What they need are some reaction videos on youtube. That's how kids these days form an opinion.  ::)

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« Reply #1488 on: December 20, 2017, 09:37:57 AM »
I wonder if they are trying to focus group test some people as well to see what the reaction will be when they open and how they can better "frame" the ride so people will actually try it out.

What they need are some reaction videos on youtube. That's how kids these days form an opinion.  ::)

Legally they can't.  They are extremely restricted on who they can put on it because it hasn't passed madated safety tests and test circuits yet, been certified by the state, cleared by the manufacturer.  AT this point it's actually Mack that is running the ride still, and it has to pass a lot of safety checks and test runs before they turn it over to the park.  So right now it's only who Mack is allowing on it- meaning their construction people and contractors- and no one from SDC.

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« Reply #1489 on: December 20, 2017, 03:12:16 PM »
I wonder if they are trying to focus group test some people as well to see what the reaction will be when they open and how they can better "frame" the ride so people will actually try it out.

What they need are some reaction videos on youtube. That's how kids these days form an opinion.  ::)

Legally they can't.  They are extremely restricted on who they can put on it because it hasn't passed madated safety tests and test circuits yet, been certified by the state, cleared by the manufacturer.  AT this point it's actually Mack that is running the ride still, and it has to pass a lot of safety checks and test runs before they turn it over to the park.  So right now it's only who Mack is allowing on it- meaning their construction people and contractors- and no one from SDC.

Seems fair that the people who build the ride should be the first human test dummies...lol
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« Reply #1490 on: December 20, 2017, 08:39:27 PM »
I was at the city today.  They have covered the walk way down to tnt right were it passes close to TT track, so its like a mine shaft sort of deal.  This was not here when we were here last month.  I also saw them running TT several times loaded with a mix of sand bags and riders.  I will say it sure did not look like it was spinning very much at all. More or a rotating sort of when it went into curves.  The launches did not look like anything major.  In fact, it looked like the train slows down, comes to a stop at the lauch, then starts going again.  It really did not seem to be much of a launch.  Overall it appeared it will be a fun right but not this huge super intense coaster like we were thinking. 

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« Reply #1491 on: December 20, 2017, 10:28:52 PM »
^I was kinda concerned about that. I remember seeing that in the simulation about the train stopping before the launch. If they are not gonna bother with constructing a show segment around that section hopefully they will eliminate it as I fear that would kill the pacing of the ride. While I'm excited for TT I saw somewhere on another forum someone was making the speculation that its the world's most expensive family coaster. Kinda makes me wonder.
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« Reply #1492 on: December 21, 2017, 01:58:38 PM »
Yes, is does seem family friendly and perhaps tame. We shall see next year. On another note, Iím back today an itís a mad house. I bet itís going to be really crowded tonight.

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« Reply #1493 on: December 21, 2017, 10:23:01 PM »
The ride doesnít open yet for nearly three months. A lot of changes can be made before then. Maybe they arenít allowing the trains to spin fully yet. Time will tell.

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« Reply #1494 on: December 22, 2017, 11:36:30 AM »
From what I can tell, I think the ride is a good balance between intensity and family friendly. I know it looks tame, but I think we may be writing of the rotating aspect a little bit. I bet the ride seems somewhat insane when you're actually on it, going through inversions and s-turns while sideways or backwards. I think the cars spin at the right speed, just enough to be crazy, but not enough to make anybody too sick.

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« Reply #1495 on: December 22, 2017, 02:42:04 PM »
Another teaser clip was released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OP4MIyxwEU
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« Reply #1496 on: December 23, 2017, 11:30:18 PM »
That clip makes it seem more a lot more intense than what it looks like from the ground. The drop from the back seat is going to be killer no matter what. I just hope it has a separate waiting area versus luck of the draw from assigned seating.

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« Reply #1497 on: December 28, 2017, 11:13:08 AM »
Since people seem to forget about the other parts of the this ride (that are not the coaster) - here is an update on the other structures

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2017/12/time-traveler-construction-sdc_27.html
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« Reply #1498 on: December 28, 2017, 10:25:44 PM »
It's a nice looking little building. See anything yet around the area that would indicate clearing? I'm guessing the big planter across from the Christmas Shop will get taken out. Probably that whole area will be paved. Needs to be done at this point.

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Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #1499 on: January 04, 2018, 08:26:03 PM »
So Carr Excavating has posted some new photos on their Facebook which we have shared on ours. They are doing the demolition on a couple of the skillet cookeries right next to the Time Traveler exit building. Apparently that whole area is being opened up.

I presume they will replace the skillets further away from the main pathway. That big patch of trees might be cut down in size though...