As far as I'm concerned the only good thing about SFMM staying open is that Knotts and the Disney Resort won't be overcrowded.
The Disneyland Resort would be crowded regardless of whether or not Magic Mountain was open or not. It's Disneyland for crying out loud. :)
It's great to see the park continuing the upkeep during the off season. As many times as I've been to MM, I don't think I've ever seen the sign saying "closed for painting".
It's always seems to be open for me at SFGAm. Are we the only ones in the chain that know how to operate the ride??
Well, I managed to ride all 4 Giant Inverted Boomerangs (including the one in Spain) on my first visit to each respective park following their installations. Similarly, every time I've visited SFMM, SFGtAm, SFoG or Warner Bros Madrid since, the ride has operated for at least part of the day on each occasion. I don't see the problem :) Now, if only I could say the same about Flashback :(............. *** Edited 2/8/2007 5:59:49 PM UTC by Martin Valt***
---one mention of Scream! and I kill the topic? :) --- *** Edited 2/14/2007 6:45:00 AM UTC by Willh51***
SFMM's, I never would have waited for...thankfully, it was on an ERT menu.
Look at the difference between the new coat of white paint and the old color on all the support columns. Here you can see the color Ninja used to be while the paintjob effort begins to move further along. So glossy!
*** Edited 2/21/2007 6:11:24 AM UTC by kRaXLeRidAh***
^ How's that? Is that under the assumption Deja Vu is always closed? It has been operating consistently for over a year now, with little to no downtime. I can't speak for the ones at Atlanta and Gurnee though.
I was mostly thinking of the one in Gurnee when I said that. From the sounds of it SFMM's is the one that actually runs the most out of the bunch.
But even it if runs an entire day without a breakdown because of it's capacity I'd assume the ridership numbers are still pretty low compared to other rides in the park. The ride's location probably makes a difference, too.
Side note, does SFMM close the lines early or do they close them right at the published closing time?
Vincent Greene said:SFOG's D'Vu seems to be the most badly built of the US trio, but it ran OK this year. I snagged a ride both times I went.
I don't think SFoG's is constructed differently than the other two...just that SFoG prefers to spend its maintenace dollars (and hours) in the way that makes the most sense for them. When we've had Spring Flings and other get-togethers with the mgt. of SFoG, they've made it clear that they prefer to get EVERYTHING else running for opening or as close to opening as possible, then handle Vu as time allows. Maximizes the number of RUNNING attractions for the MOST operating hours - VERY smart, IMO.
Of course, the other parks keep stealing SFoG's *way-better-than-average* mamagement...LOL!
edit: Just to be clear, I also feel that the Vus are REALLY good rides....just that capacity issues and maintenance needs outweigh the benefits...for most parks, most of the time. All three parks seem to have gotten *settled in* with the Vus in terms of having them running as much as they CAN...under the (difficult and trying) circumstances...which isn't *exactly* what they bargained for when getting these "improved" invertigoes...LOL! ;)
*** Edited 2/21/2007 5:23:33 PM UTC by rollergator***
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