I am somewhat amazed that they are investing the money into such an old roller coaster. It wasn't a particularly memorable ride when I went to Gardaland, so surely they would be better to just pull it down and replace it.
Huh, I was under the impression Python's new track was done by Stakotra (the company who fabricates Intamin's track).
I know what you mean, but given how thick and robust the track seems, I’m surprised at just how many cross-ties there are when you compare it to other modern track. I don’t recall the coaster being that intense to justify it either.I don't know why exactly but this retrack track style looks really satisfying to me, it's just so smooth and round and chonky
Yeah also rode it beginning of September. Didn't know about the retrack and found it to be very painful (certainly one point in the Helix which really really crushed my bones)I had the chance to ride it in September and it feels nothing like Python. It has already been mentioned that this apparently did not get the full Python treatment, but just a retrack. So the bad transitions and jolts from the original are still there. Overall, it is still a bad and unpleasant ride.
It would have been great if Merlin took the money and allowed for some reprofiling, but this would have involved a reshaping of the supports, and they obviously didn’t want to spend the money. So instead, they spend money for a retrack which is barely better then the old track. That’s what I call a waste of resources.