Let me be clear, I was not suggesting that they did or were. I was answering a specific question about suspended floorless coasters. Perhaps I miss interpreted what COS was asking. (going back now, it seems likely)
While it's not confirmed Hulk has been running 365 days a year for 15 years with only two full days of downtime.Shane said:I remember reading somewhere that Hulk had the most ride cycles (I assume based on its age, I'm sure Space Mountain has more) of any other coaster in the country and warranted replacement. I have no facts to back that statement up.
That's not true. The park has taken it out of commission for scheduled repairs and rehab. I've been there in the off-season while it was closed for a couple weeks so they could rehab the trains and other parts.Connor said:While it's not confirmed Hulk has been running 365 days a year for 15 years with only two full days of downtime.
I think one only needs to look to Dollywood and Hot Rod for what an LSM launch hill looks like at speed. That think rockets over the top of that initial hill using the LSM. I'm guessing like you it would be significantly faster out of the chute, but I'm sure they can be dialed back if necessary.Shane said:On the other hand it would have cost a lot more to re-engineer the launch system considering the rides layout wasn't designed for a magnetic launch. The distance from the station to the top of the hill lined with LIM/LSM would probably have produced a significantly faster train in the same distance of as the tire launch.