Firehawk's second train hasn't yet passed its state inspection, so that's the reason for it being one train operation. It's going to be up and running with both trains and stations as soon as possible.
Every 5-6 minutes is an improvement over Saturday, where the dispatch interval was 10-15 minutes. The crew seems to be slowly but surely getting into pace.
Everyone is up in arms with the food pricing at Cedar Fair parks! I don't mind paying extra when eating in the park, but I do at least want something decent for the money. At the 3 Cedar Fair parks(KD, CP, and DP)I have been to this year none of the food was really that good. KD was the best with Bubba Gump's Shrimp Shack because how can you mess up fried food? ;)
Yeah I had that same sticker shock when I bought my kids the stuffed Pretzels at CP. Think they were around $8. 2 pretzels and a drink cost $20. Come on!
Hope some Cedar Fair people are reading this. Lower the prices.
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Based on what pkidelirium said about the throughput, there is no way they handed out all hteir shirts on Saturday and it would be questionable if they did on Sunday.
24 riders per train. Ride opened at 1:30. I don't know when the ride closed, but the park closed at 10, co lets assume 11. That's 9.5 hours. On a 10 minute dispatch that's comperable to what I experienced on X at Magic mountain. That would only be 6 trains per hour or 144rph over 9.5 hours = 1368 shirts Saturday.
Pkidelirium said 5-6minutes Sunday. From what a friend told me it opened at about 1:30 on Sunday too. Which if you assume 11 trains per hour (a little less than 5.5 minutes per cycle) you would get 264pph or 2508 for the day. Assuming no down time.
Does anyone know how it ran on Monday? Because I'm thinking they still have a lot of shirts, or maybe they continued to give them out Yesterday and today until they're gone.*** This post was edited by Jason Hammond 5/30/2007 8:14:09 AM ****** This post was edited by Jason Hammond 5/30/2007 8:14:43 AM ***
Just to nitpick, if you sit on the outside right wing of Griffon, you'll will get a little bit wet from the remaining drops of the wave following the turnaround. But I will agree with Greg that it's mainly a visual effect. And again, to reinforce what Greg said, you get a really good food bargain for your money at Busch.
You guys have me really psyched to ride Maverick and it's only three weeks away.
Just got back from KI.Silly crowd management nonsense outside the Firehawk line had been stopped, so it's a normal line now.It was almost exactly two hours from when I entered the queue to when I bought my on-ride photo. One train op still, dispatch interval 4-5 minutes.
Psst, Hey Jeff! Can we get Firehawk added into the database? I just went to add it to my track record, but it doesn't exist.
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Odd-I was cleaning out the glove box in my Nissan Maxima the other day and found the old window sticker. 100% Japanese Assembly with parts being 99% Japanese and, get this, 1% Canadian. Go figure! *** This post was edited by Joe E. 5/31/2007 2:42:09 AM ***