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okiebluegrass

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Food for thought
« on: October 09, 2018, 10:27:18 AM »
The Ozarks are basically Swiss cheese as far as caves go. Do y'all ever worry about the number of roller coasters that they are building above one?

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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 01:15:01 PM »
No... they don't just throw these things together. There's quite a bit of engineering done. Time Traveler had a ton of earthwork done for it that apparently included filling in a sinkhole/cave opening. Rumored to be one of the reasons some of the thematic stuff in the concept pitches didn't make it to the final product.

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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 01:36:37 PM »
They also do a lot of sounding/ testing of the ground where they are planning to put in a coaster so they don't randomly drop a support into a cave and risk collapse- of either the tunnel or the support/ coaster.  Even with all of the coasters around SDC they've been careful and sure to not build over any caverns that they know of.

I hadn't heard that they actually filled in a cave opening, but it's possible. What I heard was that it took a lot more cement to shore up the hill side than they expected and that's where a lot of the cost went.  Time Traveler should have been far enough away from the cave that it shouldn't have been a problem, but it's easily possible they found a small one when doing the ground testing and checks and had to work on it some.
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 06:14:42 PM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 06:32:29 PM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

Hence why I am thinking any future coaster expansions need to be out by the WB/Employee parking lot and out past WF/PK along the railway. A non inverting GCI Woodie or a Mystery Mine/Fire Chaser type coaster would be great for the former area and an out and back hyper would be a great fit using the terrain on the latter.
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 10:56:37 PM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

Hence why I am thinking any future coaster expansions need to be out by the WB/Employee parking lot and out past WF/PK along the railway. A non inverting GCI Woodie or a Mystery Mine/Fire Chaser type coaster would be great for the former area and an out and back hyper would be a great fit using the terrain on the latter.

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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 09:34:34 PM »
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Re: Food for thought
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
Well I don't know about caves but I can sure say that parts of the TNT track sure have shifted or sunk a little since they started on TT.

Hence why I am thinking any future coaster expansions need to be out by the WB/Employee parking lot and out past WF/PK along the railway. A non inverting GCI Woodie or a Mystery Mine/Fire Chaser type coaster would be great for the former area and an out and back hyper would be a great fit using the terrain on the latter.


Noninverting woodie(though I like the new GH better than the new GCIs I've ridden) and a Hyper would really round out SDC.