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Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #135 on: March 24, 2021, 11:20:06 AM »
So for all the effort the park put into Thunderation this year, it sounds like it didn't really pay off? Is the curve out of the tunnel smooth at least? I'm still having trouble understanding why they didn't retrack the tunnel where the biggest complaint is.

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Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #136 on: March 24, 2021, 07:52:27 PM »
Thats unfortunate. Maybe they ran out of time. It might be a multi-season project like TimberWolf at WOF or Thunderhead at DW.

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Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #137 on: March 24, 2021, 08:04:52 PM »
So for all the effort the park put into Thunderation this year, it sounds like it didn't really pay off? Is the curve out of the tunnel smooth at least? I'm still having trouble understanding why they didn't retrack the tunnel where the biggest complaint is.

Thats unfortunate. Maybe they ran out of time. It might be a multi-season project like TimberWolf at WOF or Thunderhead at DW.

The ONLY rough part of ThuNderaTion now is in the tunnel and immediately exiting it.  The curve closest to TT is quite smooth now.  Thereís a bump still going into the tunnel at the bottom of the lift, but thatís been there for as long as I can remember.  AND yes this is a multi-year fix.  There were lots of projects that did not get finished because the park had to deal with other issues... like electric work thanks to the snow that melted than hard frozen causing all sorts of issues.  Several buildings that were supposed to be removed are still standing.  I wonít even get into some of the issues that the legacy attractions are having. 

Frankly the park is lucky that it opened last weekend due to delays caused by the weather in prep
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Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #138 on: March 25, 2021, 07:55:43 AM »
It is good to hear they plan to still fix Thunderation and for the reminder that there are sometimes reasons things don't happen as quickly as we hope!

So for all the effort the park put into Thunderation this year, it sounds like it didn't really pay off? Is the curve out of the tunnel smooth at least? I'm still having trouble understanding why they didn't retrack the tunnel where the biggest complaint is.

Thats unfortunate. Maybe they ran out of time. It might be a multi-season project like TimberWolf at WOF or Thunderhead at DW.

The ONLY rough part of ThuNderaTion now is in the tunnel and immediately exiting it.  The curve closest to TT is quite smooth now.  Thereís a bump still going into the tunnel at the bottom of the lift, but thatís been there for as long as I can remember.  AND yes this is a multi-year fix.  There were lots of projects that did not get finished because the park had to deal with other issues... like electric work thanks to the snow that melted than hard frozen causing all sorts of issues.  Several buildings that were supposed to be removed are still standing.  I wonít even get into some of the issues that the legacy attractions are having. 

Frankly the park is lucky that it opened last weekend due to delays caused by the weather in prep

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Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #139 on: March 26, 2021, 04:23:32 PM »
I havenít seen anyone else mention this but the drop on Mystic river falls appears to have been resurfaced. Unless Iím crazy last year it was white rollers, this year itís a black solid surface. Not the best picture, but it shows the black surface of the drop.

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Re: SDCís 2021 Project(s) and Park Developments
« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2021, 10:10:38 PM »
I havenít seen anyone else mention this but the drop on Mystic river falls appears to have been resurfaced. Unless Iím crazy last year it was white rollers, this year itís a black solid surface. Not the best picture, but it shows the black surface of the drop.

Yes, it is different, but here weren't rollers on the drop last year.
The rafts also have a new cover over the handrails.

They have also finished the water blasters at the end of the drop. You can pay to shoot them at the rafts as they go by. It is 2 shots for $1 or 12 shots for $5. You buy tokens out of a machine and then it is one token per shot.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2021, 10:15:10 PM by mg »