CoasterGuy06 wrote:Generally speaking, the first time a train is run for the season parks will use dummies, sandbags, etc. to simulate weight because all of the moving parts are kind of "stiff" since they haven't run in a while, regardless of temperature. I remember when Rampage ran it's blue train for the first time of the 2005 season. It was probably at least 85 and even with the sandbags it CRAWLED the first couple of cycles.
The lube which helps the wheels turn needs help warming up. The CCMR at CP needs three full cars sand-bagged if it goes below 70 overnight- and always needs at least one car bagged at all times- partially because it is such an old coaster. Raptor is the same way, except that they use people (!)
Anyways, I asked this question on one of the I-305/KD threads and no one answered, so I'll ask it here: Are the Boo Blasters attractions going into KD and KI going to have fully new scenery or did they just remove Scooby Doo and his posse and leave everything else?
Of the road, but still in a truck...By the way, that's my dog Millie (named after Millennium Force) over there to the left!