Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Dragon Slayer (Adventureland)

Time to check back in at Adventureland.  First, the Dragon is still standing from the station through the loops.  Second, most of the supports have now been moved to areas that are harder to see from the midway.  This is about as good as it gets unless you're on Tornado.

Today we are going to focus on the track that is visible and explain why we think that this is indeed track for a 4D Free Spin Coaster.

First you need to notice how the track is in an "L" shape.  If this was a RMC Raptor, it would be more in a "I" (with cross beam top and bottoms) shape.

Next you should notice how the track is almost exclusively straight.  This is a common characteristic of Free Spin Coasters

Lastly the connecting plates match those found on the Joker clones at Six Flags parks.  You have a plate on top (left side of the picture) that features 3 holes.  The plates visible in the middle of the photo have 6 holes and they are connection plates for the sides.

The final picture show parts that would be seen in the load / unload area.  I have to admit that this is an exciting addition to the park, and we cannot wait to see it go vertical with construction.