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Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Simba » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:19 pm

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The 318ft tall Morgan Giga Coaster, which opened in 2000 as the tallest coaster in the world and remains the tallest roller coaster with a conventional chain lift, has received smart new trains manufactured by B&M!

The trains have 2 across seating and feature B&M's signature clam-shell style restraints used on their own Mega Coasters, as well as leg restraints and seatbelts.

The ride is well known for an accident in 2003, where two people were injured when it lost a wheel and subsequently remained closed for 3 years
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Thekingin64 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:24 pm

Oh Wow! They look good!

Why would they suddenly choose to do this though? The old trains seemed to be going ok on their own.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Simba » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:32 pm

Prehaps the old coaster have just aged badly, and they wanted to give it some upgrade, and it's always nice to see that a park cares about one of it's older rollercoasters and wants to give it some new blood.

But I think it may look a bit weird without the four abreast seats, but then as this will be the first B&M trains on a non B&M coaster I reckon it will look a bit werid anyway. It also definatly shows the company is going out of their comfort zone.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Thekingin64 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:37 pm

It does look weird at the minute but that photo is just a quick photoshop taking the outer seats off. The real thing should have a narrower front end.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Dalek Sec » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:50 pm

This is actually really good for Steel Dragon, I actually think this is a good move from the Nagashima Spa Land theme park.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Simba » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:01 pm

I also agree that even though it may look werid, it is definatly a good move for the Nagashima Spa Land, and it will be a very comfy rollercoaster, even if it is still rough.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Kumali » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:06 pm

Cool! Looks so much sleeker than the old ones. In theory, these should be smoother as B&M trains are acticulated while the old ones aren't.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Simba » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:14 am

In theory, these new B&M Steel Dragon 2000 trains should be smoother, but we have never seen a B&M coaster train work on non B&M track. Personally I think because of the track the coaster could still be rough, but only time will tell, which will most likely be when we see an onride POV with the new trains.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Kumali » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:43 pm

That is true, Simba. I still reckon it will be smoother, even if it isn't as smooth as a usual B&M.
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Re: Steel Dragon 2000 Gets Sparkly New B&M Trains

Postby Simba » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:39 pm

Apparently these new trains are already on Steel Dragon 2000, and they look absolutely brilliant.
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I wonder if B&M will do more of these coaster trains for other non B&M coasters, just imagine Colossus with B&M Trains!
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