Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Duck » 27 Apr 2014, 01:49

It looks like there are still some pretty significant structural issues to work out, too; the track in these photos isn't physically bolted to to the supporting structure. I doubt they'll run a train around the circuit until they get that resolved.

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Dom497 » 27 Apr 2014, 01:57

Now THAT is a problem! :doh:

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Duck » 27 Apr 2014, 02:03

Not an insurmountable one, or all that unusual - but it is something that would seem to reinforce the notion that the ride is weeks (months?) away from opening, not days.
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Dom497 » 27 Apr 2014, 02:16

True....just a typically Intamin-like mistake :tease:

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Duck » 27 Apr 2014, 02:19

It has nothing to do with the manufacturer; arc's build quality is way higher than what I was expecting for this project. Try and imagine the difficulty in placing concrete footers to the millimetre of the design. It's not a big deal, but what I'm getting at is it's the type of problem that usually shows up mid-winter (halfway during the build), when there's lots of time to make adjustments to the structure to get stuff to align and fit - not a week before opening.
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby StEC » 27 Apr 2014, 02:23

darn them cars look awesome, so excited!
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby RealisticTrain » 27 Apr 2014, 02:28

Those bolt holes don't even look aligned. I have a feeling like something is wrong there because it doesn't make sense for them to be putting cars on the track without finishing bolting up another 8 holes. Or I could be fully wrong because I don't know a thing about manufacturing a roller coaster :P

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby kunpc1 » 27 Apr 2014, 02:49

The park is working hard to get Guardian open as soon as possible ;)
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby xlcanada » 27 Apr 2014, 03:02

Duck wrote:It has nothing to do with the manufacturer; arc's build quality is way higher than what I was expecting for this project. Try and imagine the difficulty in placing concrete footers to the millimetre of the design. It's not a big deal, but what I'm getting at is it's the type of problem that usually shows up mid-winter (halfway during the build), when there's lots of time to make adjustments to the structure to get stuff to align and fit - not a week before opening.


But didn't you say a few days ago that we shouldn't accuse the construction crew of not using their time wisely? ;)
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Duck » 27 Apr 2014, 03:16

I said I thought it was foolish to accuse the construction crew of "not using their time wisely" when we have no idea what hurdles they're up against inside the mountain itself. And I still think that. Obviously they're under the gun to close the loop on this.
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby pcwnut » 27 Apr 2014, 04:55

I am even more excited for this ride now seeing it in person. I am a huge dark ride nut and I think, at very least, we will have a very unique one on our hands.

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Johnny Au » 29 Apr 2014, 17:32

Any new updates on Wonder Mountain's Guardian?

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby Duck » 29 Apr 2014, 21:11

I think it's still closed.
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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby bratman » 29 Apr 2014, 21:45

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Re: Wonder Mountain's Guardian - New for 2014!

Postby CTC » 29 Apr 2014, 22:13

Looks like WMG is a No-Go for season pass night :(. Oh well, hopefully crowds will be light
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