[QUOTE=cubsblue;1087261]I don’t know the details but that ride has a lot of wear and tear. One person told me they are totally replacing the track. Not sure what else though. There is most likely someone here that knows a lot more than I about it.[/QUOTE]
Considering this ride is an off the shelf carnival ride, it might just be cheaper to completely replace the entire ride track, controls, and cars.
These rides are built to operate with a minimum of fuss and be “quickly” taken apart, transported, and reassembled. They don’t normally run 365 days a year.
So these rides are wearing out far faster than the norm. (Yes, I know that more often than not, only one side of Primeval Whirl is running)
Yes, they can be maintained, but at some point, it costs less to scrap and replace, but I don’t know if the AK rides are at this point when compared to a version that’s traveling with Amusements of America carnivals, or even with other similar coasters that are permanently installed in seasonal parks.