I don't think that's a cut though. Looks like it's just a small section of rail that is designed to be removable so the train can be taken off the track for offseason maintenance. I remember seeing a photo of Wicked Twister from Winter Chillout with no train and a small section of the rails missing. I doubt the maintenance crew would want to cut the train off the track every winter, then weld the rails back together in the spring.
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Oh, and right next door, there’s this.
It's still there. Let me bring you up to speed.
The train is already off and crews are disconnecting everything. Power, controls, linear induction motors, sensors, etc. In a few weeks, full demo will begin.
For clarity, Wicked Twister is not being reincarnated as a new ride at any of our sister parks; it’s not coming back to life as a climbing structure (although, wouldn’t that be amazing to climb the spike like we used to do as kids when playgrounds had big climbing structures??); it’s not being inserted into Maverick’s layout to bring back the heartline roll.
It’s being disposed of. Not coming back, anywhere.
Same can be said for a lot of US coasters, KBF's Boomerang and KI's Vortex shut in the middle of August if I remember correctly. Boomerang I understand because it was replaced instantly, but Vortex is an interesting one because it wasn't.Yeah, that does seem strange... like if it's not going somewhere, why the rush to shut it.
Oh well, 'got da cred'
Vortex didn’t close until October 27th.Same can be said for a lot of US coasters, KBF's Boomerang and KI's Vortex shut in the middle of August if I remember correctly. Boomerang I understand because it was replaced instantly, but Vortex is an interesting one because it wasn't.
Always seemed interesting why some coasters close a couple months before season end. If it's getting replaced the next year it's understandable, but if the land sits unused post demolition...