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Offline peterpjr

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2007, 09:14:00 PM »
Did Toro ever open up?

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2007, 09:48:10 PM »
yup

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2007, 10:25:54 PM »
Robin was runnin?

Sigh.

How was it?

And how come it wouldn't run for me Monday? :)

It didnt open today. But it may open tomarrow.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2007, 10:36:17 PM »
Ka was running all four trains tonight! 5 rides in an hour on it and Toro was open as well.

Robin might open this weekend!

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2007, 11:21:10 PM »
I was on my phone, so I didn't clarify my post.  It was testing the whole time I was there.  Looked good too!
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2007, 11:49:46 AM »
Ka was running all four trains tonight! 5 rides in an hour on it and Toro was open as well.

Robin might open this weekend!
Marathon Son! Post those pics! RJ, you should have stayed and met up with Chuck and I. It was so good. :)

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2007, 04:41:13 PM »
I had to leave by 5 so I could get to Perth Amboy on time for Good Friday service, including dropping off my GF's sister and cousin.  We ended up leaving at like 4 since it was cold and we got on everything we wanted to.
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2007, 06:21:48 PM »
Kingda Ka opened around 2:30 yesterday. Got on in about 25 minutes before the line started getting bigger (I believe the max wait yesterday was up to 2hrs). Not bad a bad ride at all! Really great! Got second row and I know now to ride in the front because its smooth.

It's a shame they won't put the logos back. The trains look naked without them. Also, when I was on it was running 1 side, 2 trains but later it ran all 4.

Can anyone tell me why the ride ops pretty much staple you in? It's not necessary and when you go over the hump (which I actually got airtime on this time!) the restrain pushes down. One time it actually pushed down so hard that it crushed my legs.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2007, 06:56:50 PM »
Welcome Summahboy.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2007, 12:13:54 AM »
What was the max wait on April 7th? Or was it even open?

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2007, 12:20:04 AM »
Curious.. why did they remove the decals from the ka trains?

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2007, 02:42:53 PM »
Maybe they got stained or dirty soemhow?
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2007, 06:55:11 PM »
April 8, 2007 - Kingda Ka - 10.7 for most of the day. 10.8 for 30 minutes.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2007, 09:20:57 PM »
April 8, 2007 - Kingda Ka - 10.7 for most of the day. 10.8 for 30 minutes.

What does that mean??

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2007, 10:16:17 AM »
Curious.. why did they remove the decals from the ka trains?

I believe they were peeling back....don't quote me on that though.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2007, 10:54:19 AM »
They remove decals whenever they clean up the fiberglass shells.  Each off-season they are polished, waxed, etc.  As to why they weren't put back on again?  My only guess would be they don't have any more of them?  No clue on that one.

As for the status of the ride, it appears mechanically that Ka is just fine :)  These ups and downs are nothing more than weather related at this point.  Its either been too windy or too cold.  We should have a better idea in the coming weeks how it will really be operating this season but so far, so good :).

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« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2007, 12:57:03 PM »
What they should do is make the decals Magnetic so its a quick on and off, a magnet that size should take all the wear and tear it will be put up to
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2007, 01:32:33 PM »
^ So Robb can take it and put it on his car  when he is old enough to drive!
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2007, 08:41:07 PM »
Ka was up and down all day. Mostly due to the wind and problems with the train.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2007, 09:04:04 PM »
^ So Robb can take it and put it on his car  when he is old enough to drive!

Exactly, Im glad to see somebody has caught onto my super secret plan.

So does this mean if I put them on my car, I can go 128 MPH on the Parkway?

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2007, 08:38:08 AM »
Just curious, is there a set miles per hour where Ka stops running?  Ie, it will operate up to 15 mph and once it goes to 16 mph, it closes?  Just curious how they decide.

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2007, 09:25:35 AM »
Peter...
Kingda Ka's computer is integrated with the Park Guest entry system.
When it detects YOUR Season Pass is scanned ad the front gates it does a complex calculation to determine when you will most likely ride Kingda Ka.
At these predetermined times Kingda Ka's computer will take the ride down.   
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The computer probably monitors many parameters and then decides if it is ok to launch.
Wind speed/direction being one of these parameters...
But that is just my guess.


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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2007, 10:00:58 AM »
Plus park officials also judge the radar inside the Admin Buildings to see if its all clear to run. The cold weather is bad for Kingda Ka...:(

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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #73 on: May 24, 2007, 08:56:56 AM »
The green train is back and ready for use!
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Re: Kingda Ka Status
« Reply #74 on: May 24, 2007, 05:53:51 PM »
Yay, just in time for memorial day weekend.  ;D