Anyone at SFGAm on 10/17?

Monday, October 20, 2003 9:22 AM
I would like to know how the crowds were at SFGAm last Friday 10/17. I didn't see any trip reports for that day.

My lovely wife and I are thinking of going this Friday for our last trip of the season but would be very disappointed if we couldn't get in any serious coastering due to large crowds.

We're not interested in any of the Fright Fest attractions, just the coasters lines.

Thanks in advance.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 9:50 AM
I was there last Friday and had a perfect evening: Lines were walkon on Batman, Eagle, Whizzer, Demon, Giant Drop, & Iron Wolf. About 20 minutes on Superman, DejaVu(2x), Viper (2x) and Raging Bull. V2 was closed.

Also did a few flats, took the train and walked thru Necropolis (don't miss the "P.T. Scarems Freaks & Geeks Sideshow - creapy, but fun).

Overall, I thought this was the best Fright Fest ever.


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Monday, October 20, 2003 9:50 AM
I was there last friday, I took my brother for his first an only trip up there this year.

We arrived at the park around 530pm (park opened at 5), here were the approx wait times...
DejaVu: 2 rides, 1st was a 2 train wait, 2nd was a 5 train wait (front row). When we got off the 2nd time, the line looked like it was a 30 minute line
Hellavator: 1 cycle wait
Raging Bull: Line started at the Fastlane entrance
Superman: 45 min. wait. Line was a single-file line all the way to the entrance
Batman: line started at the end of the first que line by the grafitti wall/station wall, about a 5-10 min wait.
V2: was down for the evening
Eagle-Blue: line started 1/2 down the station stairs. When we got off, red was stuck on the hill and the line for blue was in the station.

After eagle, we left the park around 8:30pm or so.

*** This post was edited by onceler 10/20/2003 1:51:32 PM ***

Monday, October 20, 2003 2:54 PM
Friday evenings are not crowded at all.

My take is people don't want to spend money on admission for just 6 hours of operation.

If you have a pass (and I know you do), this is the best day to attend Fright Fest.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 10:20 AM
I was there on Friday night and it was great!!!!!! The hours may be horter but the smaller waits and small corwds more than make up for it. And the park looks so much better at night than during the day with the decorations.
The lines for rides were small, escpecially in the first few hours where i had maybe a one train wait for BTR,RB,Viper and Hellavator was a walk on. I know my kids had a good chance to interact with the scare actors who chased them aound and Mayor Slayer who during the parade remembered their names and called out to them.
So i woould highly reccomend Friday nights and get there before the park opens if possibloe because other than Superman you wont have to wait much at all for the last few hours and i even got re-rides on BTR just before closing!!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 9:19 AM
Thanks for the info. Now I just have to hope we can get there this Friday. :)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein


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