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Pudgy Jones

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Thunderation Bump
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:34:10 AM »
I rode Thunderation on Sunday, and one cannot help but notice the VERY rough bump that others have mentioned. Do some of the coaster experts know what's going on? Is that a fixable issue? It needs to be addressed.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 09:42:36 AM »
Thunderration has always been a very bumpy ride.  Haven't ridden recently but it's hard to imagine that it's significantly worse.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 10:39:10 AM »
Thunderation Bump........sounds like one of those new fangled dance moves the youths are coming up with.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 11:19:44 AM »
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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 03:58:29 PM »
Thunderration has always been a very bumpy ride.  Haven't ridden recently but it's hard to imagine that it's significantly worse.

There is one specific place where it is noticeably worse. In fact, it's downright painful.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 06:05:55 PM »
I have completely stopped riding it because of that bump.  It never used to be like that.  I got worse when they started the earth work for TT.  It is REAL bad this year.  It seems like the track foundation has settled quite a bit in that spot.  I never had any problems with TNT before but that one bump is now too much for me.  The sad part is I love riding TNT.  Even my 10 year old wont ride it anymore.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 09:16:31 PM »
I have completely stopped riding it because of that bump.  It never used to be like that.  I got worse when they started the earth work for TT.  It is REAL bad this year.  It seems like the track foundation has settled quite a bit in that spot.  I never had any problems with TNT before but that one bump is now too much for me.  The sad part is I love riding TNT.  Even my 10 year old wont ride it anymore.

I was gonna mention that too. As much as I hate to admit it as I do like Time Traveler, it was around  late 2017 I first started noticing the bump and yeah it seems to have gotten worse. I am betting the heavy equipment used around that vicinity installing the final launch and overbanked turn might have attributed to it. This also makes me wonder about the staff comments that were worried for its future when I visited last. It would be a pretty tragic loss to lose this coaster from the park. Hopefully something gets addressed in the off season.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 11:10:15 PM »
Last car ride on Saturday. It was bad but I wonít stop riding. The bruise on my right side will heal, right?

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
If SDC replaced Thundetation with a Taron style ride, i'd be giddy as all get out. We loved, loved, loved our rides on Taron, feeling that little splash as you launched up a waterfall. Awesome, that airtime hill, oh my.

I say Taron as that ride is low and would be a great fit for that area. Never above the trees.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2019, 12:50:57 PM »
If SDC replaced Thundetation with a Taron style ride, i'd be giddy as all get out. We loved, loved, loved our rides on Taron, feeling that little splash as you launched up a waterfall. Awesome, that airtime hill, oh my.

I say Taron as that ride is low and would be a great fit for that area. Never above the trees.

SDC needs to stop being cheap on faux rock rock. Time Traveler screamed for a falling in a misty rock tunnel out of the station.

Yes.  Letís tear out the one true family coaster and replace it with a Taron coaster.  Yes that makes complete sense.  SMDH.  Good Grief. 
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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2019, 02:12:46 PM »
I haven't been this year....where is the bump at?  After the station? Before the helix? On the helix? after the tunnel and before the lift (where I assume)?  By TT?

Is it a dip in the track?  Does it slow the train down?  Just give a jolt up/down/sideways?

You guys aren't very descriptive...lol  How am I supposed to keyboard engineer a fix?

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2019, 02:27:08 PM »
If SDC replaced Thundetation with a Taron style ride, i'd be giddy as all get out. We loved, loved, loved our rides on Taron, feeling that little splash as you launched up a waterfall. Awesome, that airtime hill, oh my.

I say Taron as that ride is low and would be a great fit for that area. Never above the trees.

SDC needs to stop being cheap on faux rock rock. Time Traveler screamed for a falling in a misty rock tunnel out of the station.

Yes.  Letís tear out the one true family coaster and replace it with a Taron coaster.  Yes that makes complete sense.  SMDH.  Good Grief.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2019, 02:28:35 PM »
I haven't been this year....where is the bump at?  After the station? Before the helix? On the helix? after the tunnel and before the lift (where I assume)?  By TT?

Is it a dip in the track?  Does it slow the train down?  Just give a jolt up/down/sideways?

You guys aren't very descriptive...lol  How am I supposed to keyboard engineer a fix?

If it is the same one as last year it is during the Helix. Close to the end.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2019, 03:32:32 PM »
It is close to the end of the helix. It almost feels like you are hitting a pothole in your car. It's not a subtle dip. It's a very sharp, jarring feel.

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Re: Thunderation Bump
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2019, 04:20:14 PM »
Yes thatís exactly where it is and it is BAD.  I have talked to several people and they all complained too.