Rougarou Pieces?!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:30 PM

https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog-article/online-fun/Hey-Thanks?mobile=0
"As pieces arrive for Rougarou (there will be pieces), we'll show you."
Does this mean no trim break? Or a Modification to the track? Well I think you do need new track in the station but who knows?


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:41 PM
phillies2's avatar

probably pieces for the station, the floor slabs and such

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:19 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

I don't want to be rude, but this topic probably would be better off in the Rougarou files topic in 2015. ;)


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:52 AM

What we know:

Lighting (maybe fog)
Trains
Folding loading floor

Likely:
Magnetic brakes (per POV)

Etc. Those are all physical items that would need to arrive for the transformation.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:52 AM

The trim was painted as of closing weekend... I hope they stop using it, though. I can dream, right?

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:33 AM

It would be cool if they added a tunnel to one part of the ride.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:05 PM
samosuband's avatar

The facebook page "CPfansite" posted a few hours ago

We could be wrong but, while going up the Iron Dragon's lift hill on Sunday we noticed some missing track pieces near the final brake run and transfer track on Rougarou. Anyone else notice this?

Could they be extending the break run to allow 3 train operation?


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:52 PM

Mantis ran fine with 3 train operation many years back. I don't see why they would need to add to the break run to operate with 3.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:31 PM

Well, seeing as the park has previously told us that the only significant work would be station work... I doubt it.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:00 AM
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It would be nice if they would aim the web cams down to the construction. The third one is aimed at Breakers entrance construction.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:08 AM
JuggaLotus's avatar

They wouldn't need to extend the brake run to add a third train. In fact, 3 train operation should be easily accomplished now that they don't have to deal with morons who don't know how to stand.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014 12:06 PM

There are enough blocks to have two trains outside the station, I do believe. Not sure what benefit you'd get from extending the brake run, other than making the slowdown smoother. Raptor needs to be more like Banshee (though I'll admit Banshee loses a lot more kinetic energy due to the terrain, meaning you approach the brakes slower).

Also, I wonder how much work there is to see on Rougarou at the moment, and even moreso how much work would be visible from the webcams.

Last edited by topthrilldragster4lyf, Thursday, November 6, 2014 12:07 PM
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Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:45 PM
Pete's avatar

Mantis was designed for three train operation and did run with three trains for many years. No modifications are necessary.

By pieces, I bet that means the trains themselves and the parts for the movable floor sections.


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Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:29 PM
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I don't know, that seems TOO obvious. ;)


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Monday, November 10, 2014 12:05 PM

I would like 3 Trains. If 1 Train breaks down there would be 1 Train running.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:32 PM

Mr. Cedar Point said:
I would like 3 Trains. If 1 Train breaks down there would be 1 Train running.

1 + 1 = 3 ???

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:46 PM

There will be 3 trains, and as the ride was originally designed for three (read: blocks), it will use all three simultaneously wherever justified by capacity.

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Monday, January 19, 2015 4:55 PM

Tony C. said:

"As pieces arrive for Rougarou (there will be pieces), we'll show you."

He kept his word. www.cedarpoint.com/blog-article/online-fun/Happening-Now

Here's some of the first ones. More to come....

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Monday, January 19, 2015 5:45 PM
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I think that will be covered in the next episode of Rougarou Files.


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Monday, February 9, 2015 4:14 PM

^ it wasn't. So here's some more via twitter that wasn't shown in the current episode.

https://twitter.com/cedarpoint/status/564888505701396480/photo/1

Last edited by CPfan1976, Monday, February 9, 2015 4:14 PM
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