Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Discussion Thread

P. 107 - Manticore (140 foot Star Flyer) announced for 2015
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Jar-Jar Binks smells like Donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 1272
Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Gender: Male
Age: 41

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby GayCoasterGuy » Sun May 26, 2013 1:31 pm

The new metal running rails are much wider... hence them looking like topper track.

Holy crap you have a HUGE donkey!
 
Posts: 196
Joined: 22 May 2013
Location: Vernon Hills, IL
Gender: Male
Age: 25

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby EricGarbo » Sun May 26, 2013 2:59 pm

I'm in the Chicago area and will be riding Hades 360 tomorrow. I'll be sure to fill you all in on my thoughts about the smoothness of the new track versus the old track (Wait, it's all new track. How about the traditional track versus the new style track? ;) ). I'll also observe how fast the ride operators are moving people through, especially since there's only one train.

It really makes me sad that so much emphasis was put on bringing Hades up to speed but Cyclops is continually pushed to the wayside. If anything needs some serious TLC it's Cyclops. Zeus has been getting to that point, too.

Which came first the turtle or the donkey?
User avatar
 
Posts: 168
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Location: MPLS
Gender: Male
Age: 41

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby Lightning9SX » Sun May 26, 2013 4:33 pm

The ride is a lot of fun. I loved the going hands up through the corkscrew.

Here is a picture of the wider steel track used for the corkscrew section plus a couple other random pictures I took.


YouTube Videolink
IMG_20130526_122308.jpg
Viewed 839 times
IMG_20130526_122026.jpg
Upside down
Viewed 839 times
IMG_20130526_111822.jpg
Yup, still aggressive.
Viewed 839 times
IMG_20130526_122423.jpg
Standing under it.
Viewed 839 times
IMG_20130526_111433.jpg
Timberliners
Viewed 839 times
Image

I've gone pantless!
User avatar
 
Posts: 26979
Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Location: In the lair of the Huge Hummel Boy (which is conveniently located near Williamsburg, Va.)
Gender: Male
Age: 54

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby cfc » Sun May 26, 2013 4:35 pm

Is there ever a day in which Hades is not "aggressive"? Do they have a sign that says, "Hades is feeling rather mellow today"?
Last edited by cfc on Sun May 26, 2013 4:36 pm.
Image
Image

Which came first the turtle or the donkey?
User avatar
 
Posts: 168
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Location: MPLS
Gender: Male
Age: 41

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby Lightning9SX » Sun May 26, 2013 5:59 pm

EricGarbo wrote: I'll also observe how fast the ride operators are moving people through, especially since there's only one train.


Very slow today. Please note that the GG guys were around checking things as well as the ride-ops. One of my rides they had everyone in and the person behind me complained that he stapled himself. They released everyone and started over. They were also committed to a full train today which is good and bad. They spent way too much time looking for singles, pairing up singles after seated, then trying to fill the empty seat with a pair that wasn't riding with another pair. My last ride today, I was only a third of the way up the steps, when they called down for a single, I took it and ran up the steps to a second to last car seat, that worked out good for me.
Image

I eat bugs.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1631
Joined: 05 Sep 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Age: 18

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby deathbydinn » Sun May 26, 2013 6:12 pm

^ They've been committed to a full train for a few years now. No idea why, and it's only on Hades, but they won't run it even if one seat is empty. As you said, it's both good and bad.

Anything else change with the conversion like a bigger queue, new sign, etc? Any re-tracking on the other woodies?
Image

Add me on Simpsons Tapped Out - jongrundl

I love donkeys more than me.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1740
Joined: 10 Dec 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Gender: Male
Age: 28

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby Mrlittle » Sun May 26, 2013 6:41 pm

For anyone who has been able to ride, I have a question for you. When your riding and it transitions over to the new track, do you feel any jolts or rough parts?
Image

Jar-Jar Binks smells like Donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 1272
Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Gender: Male
Age: 41

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby GayCoasterGuy » Sun May 26, 2013 8:02 pm

^^Great pictures! The ride is still rough, except for the cork. Went back after a long nap and caught a second wind. Then the ride kept getting better! Stayed til close ending with a front seat ride. It got so good, I think ill go back tomorrow instead of heading back to Chicago in the morn. Timberliners are interesting; the lap bar is more comfy than either PTC ratchets or GCI t-bars. I can only imagine how great they would be on a new ride. Or one that has had major track work.

Alan Schilke is my "man crush".
User avatar
 
Posts: 2249
Joined: 08 Sep 2012
Location: On my laptop
Gender: Male

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby Woodie Warrior » Sun May 26, 2013 8:19 pm

So does Hades 360 count as a new credit? Lol. Looks okay though. Does it really improve the ride at all though?
I'm on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend. - The Fault in Our Stars
Click here for my trip reports!
Image

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 42146
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: Mt Olympus announces: HADES 360

Postby robbalvey » Sun May 26, 2013 8:32 pm

Woodie Warrior wrote:So does Hades 360 count as a new credit? Lol.

It's a hard call. While its a significant change, not enough of the track has changed for me personally to consider it a new credit. Did people consider Chiller a new credit after they removed an inversion? How many feet of track was actually changed? If its less than 1/4 I'm not sure I could count that.

But then again, there are no rules for counting coasters and I've seen people count cycle monorails that coast for 5 seconds, so knock yourself out! ;)
Last edited by robbalvey on Sun May 26, 2013 8:32 pm.

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron