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Old January 9th, 2012, 04:45 AM
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Didn't the ride also have problems with the track? I remember them constantly bringing in a crane and pulling off the trains, one car at a time, as it kept getting stuck in the valley closest to Mine Train. If I remember right, part of the delay was caused when they had to adjust the track so the train could make it all the way through the course and back. Anyone else remember that?
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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:06 AM
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It wasn't problems with the track itself when the ride opening was delayed. The problem then was with the linear induction motors if I remember correctly. There were problems with the track one off season just a few years ago that delayed the rides opening for a few months.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Ah, maybe it was the motors that caused the train to keep getting stuck. I remember the crane constantly pulling the trains and thought that was what someone had told me, but you hear all kinds of stories out there. Not to mention, 14 years later my memory sometimes fails me.lol
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Old January 9th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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A couple of years ago they found micro fractures in the track and pulled portions of it off for repair.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Trains did valley once every so often, at least once because of a power outage, other times on purpose for evacuation practice; one other time to check train clearances in both valleys after the walkways were put up. Only two, maybe 3 valleying events can I recall that were accidental before it ever opened.

The motors first installed could not make it practical for the ride to operate all day, as they got INSANELY hot. You know when you're driving down the road on a hot summer day and you look ahead and it looks like a moving puddle of water covering the road ahead? Imagine seeing that in the station, because that's exactly what it was like. Fans were later installed, which are all gone now.
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New link via Wayback Machine- https://web.archive.org/web/20130511.../mrfreeze.html
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