Incredible Hulk Coaster Refurb

Teebin

Legendary Member
Oct 12, 2009
19,577
North of the Wall
Right... I have known about the sound/noise compensation for a long time. I merely thought it was the supports that contained the sand and not the actual track; never considered that the tracks must suffer additional calculation for the weight of the sand.
 

therealscotty

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Sep 29, 2015
68
Just heard word for a reliable source who was in Islands last week that a member of staff told them another coaster from California is being shipped over to replace hulk, obviously this is false but shows the staff parkside are as clueless as us right now
 

Cole

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Apr 6, 2014
4,224
Rushmore Academy
I don't know what everyone is worried about...pretty sure whatever change they make will be for the better.
I totally agree, this construction is a real interesting one because this has the possiblity to be a completely unrecognizable ride if they're going the way we're thinking. I really hope for another universal stream soon for further details on this and kong
 
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violarum

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Oct 5, 2009
1,847
Hogsmeade
That would cause so much motion sickness, to be honest. It would be great if the second half of the ride were indoors though, coupled with an ending scene on the brake run.
 
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kearns96

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Oct 19, 2015
77
Hi guys!! *stereotypical first-time-poster comment here*
I saw a few pages back your were wondering what the definitive reason as to why all this work on Hulk is being done. I think I may have a bit of info on that subject, which is why I've finally created an account. About a week ago I completely out of the blue met someone who was a lead mechanic when IOA opened. He was heavily involved in the opening of Hulk and DC/DD. He was one of the first people to ride hulk when they began testing. While I cannot definitively prove his record or that everything he says is true/accurate he really seemed to know what he was talking about and had pictures to back a lot of this up.

Anyways, he says that about 1-2 years after Hulk opened his team began noticing very small stress fractures in the steel, nothing that needed immediate attention, but something to keep a close eye on over the years. He and his team put together a proposal to management that involved replacing a large chunk of track in the high-stress areas and replace them with beefier track pieces. They also recommended some technical improvements (i.e.: better launch tech) to keep the ride operating at 100%. He told me that his plan is the one that they are using for this refurb (obviously along with other rv changes and other improvements). I will see him again later this week/early next week and I can ask him any other questions you guys might have. Sorry for the long post, I was just super excited I met this guy and couldn't wait to share with you guys.