Although the train is partially obscured, you can see the unique seating layout in this picture.  The outboard seats are a long way from the track.   I sat in these edge seats and I really liked being suspended out like that!

To date, this style of track construction has only been used on Skyrush and Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion.  The double spine allows the track to span much longer distances without the need for supports.  Since an empty train weighs over 25,000 pounds, the track must support over 60 tons as a loaded train pulls four to five g's at the bottom of some of the hills.

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