ChiefRedskin89 wrote:If Soooperdooperlooper get OTSRs I'll get really angry! There is absolutly no need for them and it would severly take away from the fun of the ride!
Also Gerstlauer doesn't seem like a very viable canidate for new trains. As far as I know don't they only have short, one car trains (Eurofighter/X-Car), junior, and wooden?
Opposed to most I really don't think they should go back to the original colors. I just think two white coaster and a yellow is just too much bright track. Also as nostagic as it is I think the original trains were just ugly!
I have heard for a while now that Looper was getting new trains soon. It looks like next year will be the year.
'Mixed feelings' would be the phrase I'd use to best describe how I feel about it. Aside from the Comet, Looper is my favorite ride in the park. I'm disappointed to know that it will have a different feel to it next year. It's rare to find a ride still running how Anton Schwarzkopf intended it. Sadly, with new trains, that will not be the case in 2012.
I do like the old Schwarzkopf trains, and Looper's seem to be in good working order. I commend Hersheypark for that, as the ride will be 35 years old next season.
But, things don't last forever, and I'm sure parts for those trains are getter harder, and more expensive to come by. I'd rather they get new trains than get rid of the ride. For all we know, these new trains could add to the ride experience.
Gerstlauer makes a decent train, and from what I've heard, they will feature lapbar restraints. I have not heard that it will come with magnet brakes, though it wouldn't surprise me with the new trains. Magnetic brakes mean less wear and tear, which means less maintenance. And let's face it, magnetic brakes seem to be standard on any new steel coaster nowadays. Many manufacturers don't even make rides with fin brakes.
I have not heard of a new paint job. We'll just wait and see. I'd welcome the change back to white and orange.