rjr19 wrote:I can't imagine them selling trains to make money, but at the same time.....if they have all the second trains still and attendance is up, then why not use them?
Presumably they don't consider the cost of refurbishment (which is considerable) of two trains instead of one doesn't offset the loss of guest satisfaction. Even if they run a second train only on busy days or weekends it still needs to be near completely disassembled, checked for cracks by third-party inspection, and the majority of hardware replaced annually. Between 4 coasters this could be two hundred thousand or more? Just the bit of Predator track replaced was something like close a hundred thousand I'd heard.
^ opinion appreciated but unfortunately on busy days it’s more than just those two that get a line. Predator and Mind Eraser get some hefty lines on busy days too, and Motocoaster has long-ish lines whenever it’s open.
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Haymaker wrote:^ In addition to the cool million to buy a second ROS train.
My opinion is they should have 2 available for ROS and Viper. Those are the 2 that need it the most on busy days and still saves some money.
From my experiences i’ve noticed the same thing. RoS and Viper need it the most. And honestly Viper needs it worse than RoS. Viper’s line was a solid 2 hours last weekend. A long ride duration along with slow ops just makes that line ridiculous. RoS’s crew at least seems to realize they need to move fast in order for the line to move. They’ve done a great job this year from my experiences and have been keeping the line manageable with one train. Viper though.....
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