An hour @ SFA 6-29-01

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Saturday, June 30, 2001 3:32 AM
Or silly stuff you do because you have a season pass!

Anyway, work has been extra hectic this week because there is always a rush at the end of the quarter. Me? I was extra behind because of all the missed work time due to SRM, CM, etc.

Anywho, I decided I was going to got up to SFA just to catch a quick ride on S:ROS to ease my mind (instead of getting a cocktail). Park closed @ 10pm, my silly butt didnt get there until 8:45pm. Soon after entering, I saw some people I knew including Sam A. Marks (whose intitals suprisingly spell SAM). Chatted with them briefly, then it was off to the good stuff.

Took the (excessively long) hike and got into the S:ROS line. The line was contained within the station so I estimated it was going to be a two or three train wait (I was right!). I caught the 3rd train out (1.2 red), It was fairly dark (though not pitch) and the ride was hauling! I think I'm going to recant my previous suggestion to visitors about riding the blue train. Red has definitely been the faster of the twain this year.

After the great ride, I got the thought of riding Batwing in the dark. I went down the (even longer) path to the Batwing entrance and find....IT'S CLOSED! *boooo* *hissss*. I looked at my watch and noticed it was 9:15. I guess they closed the line @ 9pm. *BEGIN MENTAL NOTE* If you want to ride Batwing, make sure you are in line an hour before the park closes *END MENTAL NOTE* I did, however, see some people working on setting up the on ride photo booth. I asked them where the camera was and they told me down on the helix. I suppose it should be up and running soon. Also, rumor has it that two trains may be running as early as July 4 (but my money is on next weekend).

Well, since I was *denied*, I figured I'd hit some wood, On the way out of Gotham City, I *had* to hit Jokers Jinx (I just cant control myself). Suffice to say, I'll be a lot happier if the lapbar rumors are true. Went over to Wild One and took a random seat near the back. WOW! Wild One was kickin'. There was even a *litle* air on the double up. The brakes on the helix just tapped the train and we tore through the ride. Well, when we returned, there was no one in the station, so the ops let us ride again. Same ride, good fun.

From the lift of Wild One, I spyed that ROAR had no line so headed there next. Took a seat in the front of the last car. ROAR has been great all year and tonite was no different. Got back to the station, no one there, RERIDE! Great ride! Get back to the station, no one there, RERIDE AGAIN, last train of the night.

And that sums it up folks. One hour, a lot of walking and 7 rides on 4 coasters, I think that will be enough to hold me over for another week.

later days!
jeremy
--Assault me not with thou foul fingers knave!
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Saturday, June 30, 2001 7:44 AM

2Hostyl said:
"Or silly stuff you do because you have a season pass!
Anywho, I decided I was going to got up to SFA just to catch a quick ride on S:ROS to ease my mind (instead of getting a cocktail). Park closed @ 10pm, my silly butt didnt get there until 8:45pm. Soon after entering, I saw some people I knew including Sam A. Marks (whose intitals suprisingly spell SAM). Chatted with them briefly, then it was off to the good stuff.



Would you believe you're like one of the 1st to figure that out:)

SAM
i thought I was good stuff :(
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Sunday, July 1, 2001 6:37 PM
At how many other parks could you get 7 rides in an hour during the summer? Not many. This is why I love this park.

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Batwing-Bow Down
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Monday, July 2, 2001 12:42 PM
Actually...I went to PKD from 8:30 to 10 PM. Got on Hurler 4 times, Grizzly 9, Volcano once, Flight Of Fear twice and Anaconda once. 5 coasters, 18 rides. :-)
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