Top Thrill Dragster 2022 Status

I wonder if the Ready to Go song will still be the theme… assuming so since it was in the teaser video.

Haven't posted in while... Apparently, there are 16 large shipping containers lined up next to each other in a parking lot near the area used for storing the removed Dragster track pieces. Wondering what they could be for?

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XS NightClub's avatar

Leftover merchandise from the 150th celebration nobody bought.


New for 2024- Wicked Twister Plus

Backup supply of the "people gotta eat" Sysco chicken tenders from 2005

Plague on Wheels's avatar

Top hat height increase confirmed.


Sit tight fellas ;)

Sparty42's avatar

Huh? In what way was that confirmed?

TTD 120mph's avatar

Sounds like someone isn't sitting tight......


-Adam G- The OG Dragster nut

Plague on Wheels:

Top hat height increase confirmed.

Are you going off of the YouTube videos? I thought y’all didn’t believe them.

I also saw the vid that confirmed theyre extending the top hat to break the record.

The video advised that thisncomes from an insider on the construction crew.

Apparently the crane we saw there the other week was used to have people check the integrity of the welds on the support structure to prepare for a tophat extension coming in the next few months, theyre taking back the record.

Wow... It seems as if all the crazy speculation a year ago, wasnt ignorant enthusiasts thinking the world revilved around them. It looks like they really are going balls to the wall.

djDaemon's avatar

Confirmed?

"You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means."


Brandon

Im gonna go with not gonna happen. Footers and top hat structure was sized and designed for current height and load. Cant see them adding 80+ feet without changing more in the ground, too.


Ride On!

08- Arcade Mechanic

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NextGen89:

Wow... It seems as if all the crazy speculation a year ago, wasnt ignorant enthusiasts thinking the world revilved around them. It looks like they really are going balls to the wall.

So this youtuber has you believing this is actually going to happen? That is hilarious.


Joe
Eat 'em up, Tigers, eat 'em up!

DRE420's avatar

I'm no construction expert, but they seemed to do just fine adding 45 feet to the lift of SV in the conversion from MS. Sure, they beefed up supports on the ground, and added lots more lumber, so why on earth couldn't they do the same here?(obviously with steel not lumber). I am not in the belief that's the direction they are going, but never say never. I remember a time around here where the Mantis conversion to a sit down was said to be impossible....

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't know if there's ever been a full steel coaster that has gotten taller as you've said. It really is a barrier no one has ever crossed. Props to them if they give it a shot. but I'm still skeptical. There's enough investment just to gut the ride and add the back spike.

djDaemon's avatar

Also, which record are they "confirmed" to be breaking? Kingda Ka's 456', or the upcoming Falcon's Flight record of 606'?


Brandon

TwistedCircuits's avatar

I don't know if it's possible or if they're doing it. But if it were me I wouldn't worry about Falcons Flight. Firstly I'll believe it's really built when I see it (they have a great track record over there of starting projects and not finishing them.) Also if that is the case they just make the "Tallest in (insert location that doesn't include Falcon's Flight here)" record.


Still haven't been able to uncross these circuits...
DJ Fischer

Although it didn’t involve adding height to the structure, Kinga Ka did add additional support to the existing structure to compensate for the additional load of the drop tower. I’m sure much of the same can be done with TTD. Not saying it’s going to happen and I am skeptical.

Cousin Eddy's avatar

I've seen so many videos stating "confirmed" top hat extension and these people have an "inside source" that told them that. I will believe it when I see it.

Unless of course this inside source is Lemon Chill Guy then I will take it to the bank.

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I will refer to the quote used a lot on here.

Those who know dont talk and those who talk dont know.

Seems to be how it usually goes.


Ride On!

08- Arcade Mechanic

Well, anything is possible.

But I would think that if they are going to break the height record, it would be a lot more likely and economical to do so via spike height..

Closed topic.

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