One of those is RMC's newest coaster, Wildfire, which was scheduled to open today at the Swedish park Kolmarden. The park posted to its Facebook page today that the ride would not open due to the fact that "producers have drawn attention to a risk of a manufacturing defect on a part that's sitting in the trains." Here is a blog post from the park with more information.
Rocky Mountain Construction is known for its steel-topped wooden roller coasters, including Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England, Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City, and New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. None of those rides appear to be affected, and the only two coasters we can confirm are closed are Lightning Rod and Wildfire, despite Dollywood's post. (A Six Flags Magic Mountain spokesperson confirmed to Theme Park Insider that they've not received a recall notice from RMC.)
Theme Park Insider reader AJ Hummel explained the situation, in a response below:
"The problem is due to a hydraulic cylinder used in the restraint system on RMC's trains. This year, RMC switched to a new cylinder design on some of their rides, particularly the wooden coaster installations. Today, a manufacturing defect was discovered in one of the cylinders on Lightning Rod (I believe), and as a result RMC has recalled these cylinders and ordered the attractions using them to cease operation until replacements can be made. It is expected to take 3-5 days for RMC to ship new parts to the parks, so the affected rides may be up and running by next weekend if all goes well."
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