Is Magnum XL 200 slower now?
Have they installed brakes midway through ride?
Last summer I noticed significant braking midway through the Magnum when it loops around and heads back. Has anyone else noticed this? It's terrible!!!!!!
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yeah i rode that too and it seemed to be breaking alot and it was making me mad it took the fun out of the ride. Mean Streak seemed to be the same way around every turn around it had..i hate breaks, their stuid.lol
I went to cedar point in the middle of sept. and rode magnum and didnt notice this at all??? It had great speed and great airtime more airtime than millennium to me really!
Millennium is great and fast but to me i really dont think it has that much air time at all!!! If the hills we not as tall is would have tons!!!
There have always been trims just before the turnaround to reduce g's in the turn. When I was there last summer, it didn't seem any different, and the trims barely engaged.
Mean Streak has had the trims in at the top of the banked turns so when they do engage you don't feel them as much and they happen at the slowest point in the ride.
I think they increased breaking in that area to make the ride a little safer. I think they were worried with the air people were getting on the return mini hills. This is just my opionion from riding the ride, and is not from the park..
There was a little midcourse braking happening last year. The coaster is starting to age a little bit, and like all Arrows of that era, is starting to become a little rough in some places. The turnaround had started to become especially rough, so it probably was a rider comfort issue. I didn't notice too much of a difference in the bunny hills. The ride becomes even a little rougher if the ride ops staple you into the seat. Some of them aren't shy about trying to cut off your circulation, and that makes the bunny hills hurt.
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