American Eagle Que

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 7:30 AM
Whats the fullest youve ever seen it? Personally i've never seen any of the people maze under the tent open.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 7:32 AM
I was there last year for Labor Day weekend and the queue was pretty full. But then again, they were only running one side and finally opened the second side when they realize the line was getting longer.

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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 7:41 AM
I've seen it where the entire tent was full and the line spilled out onto the midway!!! Of course this was a Saturday in June...The day after prom for most schools...back in 1993...
J No
--who notes that that same day the line for B:TR wrapped all the way back behind Cajun Cliffhanger and was 3.5 hrs long...
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:07 PM
I have waited in the whole thing , its always during the summer. It takes about an hour, its not that bad.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:22 PM
Back in the 80s I waited in the whole que but today if even a few of the lines under the tent are being used, I will usually skip it especially if only one side is operational. Man, now that I think about it, the number of que lines under that tent is quite huge. Its like a big maze. I remember back before the Eagle was built, that tent was used for the circus that Marriott had.

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Chitowns 6 year old daughter says "Daddy, Dippin Dots are nasty!!" I must say that I agree!!
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Thursday, June 28, 2001 12:19 AM
I've waited in that whole circus! It makes you dizzy before you get on the ride. Way back when... they actually ran (rarely, after 2 crashes) 3 trains on each side. So the wait went fast, it kept moving. You literally never stopped moving. It was like when Gemini's que is full. I was there today. ONLY the Blue side (which sucks) was open. For some reason, the Blue side had massive breakeage at the top of the big helix, while the red side has NONE up there. Anyway, I hope they do something with this ride soon. It's barely a shadow of what it was till... lets see, maybe 1985? 84?

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Thursday, June 28, 2001 12:50 AM

coasterbill73 said:
"I was there today. ONLY the Blue side (which sucks) was open. "


Wait a sec...I was there today too (Wed 6/27/01). They were running both sides. I even rode the red side. It was also heavily braked in the helix. Personally, this ride is hardly worth it anymore... :(
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Friday, June 29, 2001 12:13 AM

Joe Carroll said:
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coasterbill73 said:
"I was there today. ONLY the Blue side (which sucks) was open. "


Wait a sec...I was there today too (Wed 6/27/01). They were running both sides. I even rode the red side. It was also heavily braked in :("



You're right. When I drove up to the park on Washington St., I saw red going. I even saw them racing when I was in the park. But red shut down round 6pm, when I got over there. It is pretty sad, with all those brakes. I wish they would do something with it. St. Louis loves their EAGLE and takes such great care of it.
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Friday, June 29, 2001 4:26 AM
Have you *BEEN* on the StL Eagle? Yeah it certainly "Screams" alright. I dont think they have applied any lubrication to that ride since oil prices started to rise three years ago. And (opening myself up to flame-age), John Allen just designed the hills wrong. On both SE and BS @ CP when the trains bottom out, you just get *SLAMMED* into the seat. It's almost like there is no curve. Just ramp down then immediately flat like \_ with no transition between. I mean, I like brutal coasters (part masochist I guess) but something felt "off" about Screaming Eagle.
jeremy
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DJ play my mutha(bleepin) song!
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Friday, June 29, 2001 7:27 AM
I was there on Wednesday (6/27/01) as well and the Eagle was practically stopped at the top of the helix, as well as before the pine tree helix (after the on-ride photo) Save the Eagle! It was running very slow and it didn't help that red side got stuck on the lift hill for 10 minutes while we were in line.


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Friday, June 29, 2001 8:20 AM

rollercoast01 said:
"I was there on Wednesday (6/27/01) as well "


I was also. The red side was open in the morning, and then after about noon the blue side was running. And it was racing. I rode both that day, and the blue side was breaked heavily at the top of the helix, while the red went right through them. And the blue train was a lot rougher than the red, and the wheels were screeching also. So what ever happened to those blue trains made something bad about the ride
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Friday, June 29, 2001 11:49 PM

2Hostyl said:
"Have you *BEEN* on the StL Eagle? Yeah it certainly "Screams" alright. I dont think they have"


Yep, but only a few times over the past few years. I never rode it with the original trains, but I assume these ride the track better since the bench is shorter (less friction). The first few times I rode it, it was OK. And yes, ALOT of "screaming." I rode it last month, took a break from the Boss... I couldn't believe it! The Eagle was soo freakin fast and didn't squeal a bit. It was at night, and outta control! My buddy (who likes coasters, but not like us) couldn't believe it either.

What I meant about how they "love" THEIR Eagle is that they seem to have alot of pride in it. It looks great (seen the Eagle here lately? Chicago that is) and it got new trains a few years ago.
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