Yeah I'm not taking a trip there until there are 2 trains, that's just crazy to not have 2 trains running on a new coaster. I mean Six Flags really does not think things out sometimes but hopefully with the new owner, he seems to be on track with getting the parks running correctly but he cant fix what started before he got there.
GregLeg said: Two ride attendants to check a 36-rider train, while insisting on said attendants being the ones to lower the bar, is resulting in atrocious dispatch times. As great as the ride is (and kudos to Six Flags and Intamin for that), we need to call things as we see them, and the current operational situation, well, sucks.
As usual, Greg NAILS it. I might add that, GIVEN that the ride is certified to run the one train, that MOVING that one train in and out of the station (i.e., maximizing throughput) should be considered a NECESSITY.
Did Shapiro not notice the line was moving exceptionally slowly while waiting for his ride? ROFL! :)
That point has been made numerous times and by numerous people (myself included.) I don't think anyone is disputing that this is Six Flags' wrong. The only complaint I have heard about the ride is the 1-train operation. Its ridiculous, pointless, unnecessary, unfair to guests, and unsatisfactory. And to top it off.......its completely Six Flags! Would you expect any better? Ya know, I used to go to Great Adevnture with expectations. I go there with none anymore. They clearly cannot run a park *refer to my sig* But ya know what, if that keeps you outta their park, thats one less person i gotta wait behind in the queue. I go to ride their spectacular coaster line-up and thats it. Nothing else. Thats all they offer me and I take it gladly.
MrX said: You won't be waiting 3 hours even with one train. Trust me, the 1.5 hour wait is totally worth it.
2nd train will probably be on within a week. Maybe this weekend, but if not I would assume by next weekend at the latest. However, I have no insider information, just guessing.
Having personally waited three hours and fifteen minutes to ride El Toro this past Sunday, I'm going to have to disagree with you - especially considering I wasn't even halfway back the pre-opening queue. I know it seems illogical, but Six Flags has managed to create a three hour wait caused almost solely on their operation of the ride.
Even if the second train manages to make it onto the tracks, I don't see the lines going down much. Why? It takes, what, two minutes for the train to complete its circuit? That's nothing compared to the six to eight minute times between train arrival and dispatch. On this ride, the guests in the station are waiting for the ride ops to dispatch the train, not for the train to come back - they know that will only take a couple minutes.
It must be a little faster though. if only 2 minutes a dispatch. Amazing though, everything I read is that there are two ops checking restraints on El Toro. Ka only has one side of the station open. Whats going on over there!