Monday, March 23, 2009

Wicked Twister

Well, I know there have been many questions and rumors spreading about Wicked Twister. Many of us have heard the recent news that the back tower was being dismantled. While there has been no official announcement, it seems as if this is likely routine maintenance. Some other popular theories were that the ride was being torn down or that they were repainting it section by section on the ground. Based on what I know, the reason for this is because of the fact that both sides of the ride twist. There must be a lot of stress on the track on the reverse tower if it twists, because it has always seemed to cause problems. Also, that is probably why impulse coasters only have one twisted tower (that I know of). There may have been cracks in the track, or the track may have been weak, but for some reason they are definitely repairing or replacing that track section. Just don't worry, because I'm sure the ride won't be going anywhere!


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