So glad construction is picking back up. I'm visiting the park for the first time in mid-July and I though all hope for riding this was long gone. It'll be really close!
I believe B&M like to test their coasters for about 2 months, at least. Mako's first test run was on 14th April 2016 and it opened on 10th June 2016, and The Swarm's first test run was on 17th January 2012 and it opened on 15th March 2012. Those are two I can give a perspective on, if that helps at all. All I can conclusively say is that B&M aren't one of these manufacturers who only tests the ride for a very short period, like companies such as Gerstlauer and sometimes RMC do.What's the average test length for a B&M nowadays?
Ah right. So it's number of hours and not number of days. Thanks @Jared!Usually, depending on the local health and safety rules, rides need to run for 1000 hours before being loaded with passengers. It’s not normally date or timeframe specific, as long as it does it’s number of hours it’s allowed to operate.
So for example, they could run the ride 1000 hours straight and tick it off in a few weeks, but I think it’s park / locality dependant.