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Offline WadeJ

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Kingda Ka Status
« on: March 20, 2007, 09:07:00 AM »
It would figure that for the first time, Kingda Ka really is ready with all 4 trains before opening day.  Issues with the switch track were supposed to have been resolved as well.

Unfortunately, our sources are telling us that Kingda Ka might not open with the park because they had to order a part for the hydraulic launch.  So if it gets put together and inspected before opening day, then it will be a go.

Hopefully if it isn't ready ON opening day, we'll see it back online shortly thereafter.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2007, 04:51:29 PM by WadeJ »

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007, 11:12:54 AM »
Bummer but it's nice to have that heads up. Nothing worse then running over there only to be disappointed. Any info on El Toro? My wife was pregnant and wasn't able to ride. She is really looking forward to riding it.

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It would figure that for the first time, Kingda Ka really is ready with all 4 trains before opening day.  Issues with the switch track were supposed to have been resolved as well.

Unfortunately, our sources are telling us that Kingda Ka might not open with the park because they had to order a part for the hydraulic launch.  So if it gets put together and inspected before opening day, then it will be a go.

Hopefully if it isn't ready ON opening day, we'll see it back online shortly thereafter.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007, 11:31:15 AM »
El Toro is scheduled to be open with the park on opening day.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007, 12:52:55 PM »
Well thats a bummer :( . I won't be there till Wed. of that week but i sure do hope it is up and running soon .

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 01:47:40 PM »
At least 4 trains will be running when it does open though, I would take that over it being down for a week or two.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 07:09:51 PM »
Any estimate for how long after opening day it will open? A day? A week? A month? Just roughly to get some sort of idea.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007, 07:31:21 PM »
Word is definately by the end of April. 

Btw- keep in mind that there is still a VERY good chance it will be ready by opening day :).

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 08:02:42 PM »
Man, I gotta give those mechanics ALOT of credit for what they do, its not an easy job. Hopefully it will be open but im gonna be riding The Bull by the horns ;)
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007, 08:29:04 PM »
What was the maintenance crew size for Kingda Ka?
Was it like 17 full time men or something crazy like that?


« Last Edit: March 21, 2007, 11:21:20 PM by Frissbeking »
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007, 09:32:58 PM »
My local Home Depot has an entire aisle dedicated to hydraulic launch replacement parts!  ;)
Hopefully they can get the part and get things running.
It would be very nice to have all the major rides working on opening day.
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2007, 07:25:09 PM »
I think there is a local junkyard that has a bunch of Intamin Rockets lying around. I'm sure they could scrounge around for parts there. ;D
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2007, 07:30:44 PM »
Hey maybe if they can't get it at Home Depot they will find it at LOWES?? Or ACE I hear that that is the Place for the local hardware man!! 

Ok back on topic I sure do hope it is fixed at least by the 4th of may for CAD if not sooner.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2007, 11:08:36 PM »
I'm really really really hoping for thursday april 12th, cause that's the day i convinced my physics teacher to take our class and everyone's looking forward to Kingda Ka.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2007, 11:18:32 PM »
I think there is a local junkyard that has a bunch of Intamin Rockets lying around. I'm sure they could scrounge around for parts there. ;D

 ;D


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2007, 11:08:20 PM »
Does anyone have the status on KK.  Are they testing yet or it's still not likely for it to be open on opening day?

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2007, 11:45:34 PM »
Hasn't tested yet.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2007, 04:52:42 PM »
It's possible Kingda Ka might be open on Monday :)

(weather permitting of course since it could be raining!)

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2007, 06:13:56 PM »


Nuff Said.
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2007, 07:04:26 PM »
Does this mean it has tested??   ::)  I would think so if it may open this coming week.  ;D

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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2007, 09:15:59 PM »
 :o - I don't believe it. Great News!!
Sounds like that part came in.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2007, 09:20:02 PM »
please remember, I said "might" lol

With this freaking ride, anything is possible but I'm hopeful lol

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2007, 07:59:28 AM »
Great!

Then it SHOULD be open by the first time I get to the park!

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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2007, 08:01:54 AM »
It's just great if it has a chance, lol
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2007, 08:35:34 AM »
Front seat and safety goggles for me  8)

or at least 2nd row if to crowed

Also I will make a decision on opening my coaster draft pick the day of.
If you're all good maybe by noon  ;)
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2007, 04:17:53 PM »
It will be great if it opens with the park, due tothe fact that so many people are going to ride KK. Of course I don't think it will make it because it previous ride reliability.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2007, 04:22:42 PM by Frissbeking »