Over the past decade, Rocky Mountain Construction has proved to be one of the most innovative manufacturers in the amusement industry. Are you an RMC expert? It’s time to find out.
Cedar Point fans rejoiced when the park announced that Mean Streak would be closing for future plans. After all, the rumors all pointed to one possible outcome: A steel transformation from Rocky Mountain Construction.
Over the past few days, construction crews have been hard at work on the now-closed Mean Streak.
Kings Dominion disappointed hundreds of fans last month when, after teasing an RMC Hurler all summer, they announced a…Planet Snoopy expansion. Likewise, Cedar Point fans gathered at the Point for Mean Streak’s funeral last week, hoping for an RMC announcement, but found…a coaster about to be torn down? While it might seem like the parks are denying their rumored new rides, they’ve been subtly dropping hints that all but confirm their involvement with Rocky Mountain Construction. Let’s check them out.
Dollywood’s record-breaking wooden coaster was expected to shatter all expectations when it opened in April. The problem? It didn’t open until May, and then suffered from a series of issues with its launch system, causing it to shut down. Since then, Lightning Rod has been in and out of technical ride rehearsal, disappointing many enthusiasts who visited the park solely to catch a ride on the coaster. For me, this long summer of waiting proves that innovation comes at a cost.
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