SMROS still not open so I headed over to the Joker's Jinx. I spotted a Chaos, one of my favorite rides and I had to ride. The car that I got didn't spin much, I was disappointed. I noted that it was car #4 and got back in line and got a different car this time. It was a much better ride this time. Now to JJ. What a great ride. I love it in the dark with Flight of Fear ond I love it in the open with JJ. I don't know how different the layouts are, but it is a great ride.
SMROS finally opens and I get in line for the front seat. The loading is slow and they are only running one train. If people could only follow directions. The ride ops have to check the seat belt now and then they go back and push down the lap bar and fasten the second bent. The tell everyone not to touch the lap bar, but someone always has to pull it down and then they have to unlock the train and recheck everything. The fast Lane thing slows things down a lot too. Train enters station, people get off, they have to get their things and all exit, then they let the fast lane people in then they set their things in the bin and then pick therir seats. Then the air gates finally open and people board the train. There were a few times when people messed with the lap bar that it took over ten minutes to load the train. But I finally got on and It is a great ride. They just need to tweek the loading operation somehow to make it faster.
After exiting from my first ride on ROS, I met Coasterguts. He saw my post on the meeting calendar. It was great to finally meet some Buzzers on my trip. He showed me around and we rode the Wild One, Roar and Two Face together. All three great rides. We talked for quite a while and he gave me some history on the Wild One. Its nice having someone show you around their home park. He had to leave and I hit the rest of the coasters.
I spent a lot of time in line for SM. I got up to the station and in line for the back seat when they decided to add a second train. Then it broke down. They couldn't get the transfer track to work. I think that the computer lost the train because they were checking all of the sensors. I waited for a long while nad then finally left. I rode the woodies again and Mind Eraser, Two face, JJ and back to SM.
I got in line for the back seat again and I was to be the next rider when it broke again. I think someone leaned on the gates too hard. It took a while but I finally got my back seat ride.
This is a great park. My only real beef is with the queue lines. They get backed up either at the front or back of the train and then you can't get to empty seats. They need to rethink it a little.
It was nice to meet you. Did they ever get the second train on Superman?
Thanks for looking me up. It was great to have you show me around the park and to ride with. Look me up if you ever make it out to Pittsburgh. We can do Kennywood or head up to CP.
When last I was there the crew at WO was enforcing this policy big time...if anyone's feet were so much as a micrmeter into the red zone then they were not gonna open the gates to let anyone on,so unless you want to wait til the cows come home to board then don't place your feet anywhere near the red zone.
CP ismyhome: here's something I learned last time I rode SFA's chaos...in order to get that thing to spin big time just grab & pull downward really hard on your shoulder restraint after getting your initial rythym going first,I know it sounds somewhat corny but it does work wonders at getting a major spinfest out of the ride.
When the train hits the double drop to begin the return run it just starts hauling major a$$ & you can get some brutal air off of each & every one of those drops...as for the "out" portion of the course I havn't noticed any real speed increases when going through the TSC head chopper section,I guess you must've hit it on a good day.
As far as Roar's concerned for some reason I'm really starting to hate that ride due to the increasing roughness,although I'll take your word for it when you say that things are somewhat improving especially on that last hop up into the brake run....so far I have yet to ride the black train this season so maybe most of the roughness issues can be attributted to having taken my rides in the blue/green or whatever color train that is.
The grease was so think on both coasters on Sunday you could smell it. But, yea, I've always thougt the black train is a little easier on the body making the bend into the brake run than the green/blue train.
You must be logged in to post