Monday, March 25, 2002 3:27 PM
Have you ever been to a park were there was like nobody else there? I went to SFNE last year on a day it was supposed to rain hard but we only had showers and the park was empty! S:RoS, Scream, and Flashback were all walk-ons.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:29 PM
SFA - Hurricane Dennis. It would rain for an hour, then stop for an hour or 2. There were about 50 people in the park. We marathoned on every coaster there. An hour on a wet Roar is FUN!

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- Peabody

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:34 PM

pki's fearfest on september, 30th 2000

the haunted houses were crowded but the rides were empty. 6 laps on sob in 45 minutes. it was extremely cold that night........my friend and i walked away with bruises afterwards.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:36 PM
I'll be going to an empty Valleyfair in a couple of days.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:48 PM

Try Lake Compounce on any weekday, not only were there only about 20 geusts in the park, but half the staff wasn't there so they only ran rides that geusts wanted to ride. I remember we went on Psyclone, then the same guy led us over to Revolution and ran that, then right after lunch he was operating Top Spin. The park was so empty that I rode Boulder Dash 18 consecutive times, my record for most times on a coaster in a single visit(strange part was that I never got sick of the layout, especially while riding at night thru the forest and mountains. Only lights were on the pathway over by the turnaround, those oldfashion yelow lanterns.) What could also get you really upset was that for 4 rides on Wildcat, Matt and I were the only ones on the train and the ride operators still made us walk back to the entrances. Problem was, because it's the centerpiece(not main attraction just in the center) of the park, the entrances is in the back of the park and the exit is at the very front of the park. All that walking to ride on such a tame coaster. Twisted Sisters@Lake Compounce had to be the best racing water ride, especially when you have it all to your sell, Mammoth Falls was a whole nother story, the only ride in the park with a 15+ minute line. What I really loved about Lake Compounce is how the rides are so spread into the scenery, the setting was more beautiful than Knobel's. The river rapids ride can only be reached by the glamerous trolley cars, which came from the museums themselves. How Thunder Falls is situated on it very own side of the mountain and is only within the far end of Boulder Dash makes the setting wonderful and how the layout itself is developed along the actual layout of the hills and boulders. I also got to be the first person to ride Zoomerang after it's big accident.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:49 PM
I like going to Carowinds on overcast weekdays in the summer, and here is why:

http://www.starcoasters.com/parkgalleries/carowinds/topgun16.JPG

As you can see, there were about 10 cars in the parking lot. I never had to wait for anything and could usually walk onto the front seat of the coasters and stay on as long as I wished.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:52 PM

MA any weekday........?????????

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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:58 PM
i've been at a empty park everyweek all fall/winter ;)
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Monday, March 25, 2002 3:59 PM
This was a rare occurence for me. I went to GADV in september on a friday when it opened at 5:00. There were about say... 10 cars in the parking lot? We rode Batman and Robin 8 times without getting off, all rides were walkons. We rode everything (Except Nitro which opened when the crowds came) in about 1 hour. It was great!
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Monday, March 25, 2002 4:05 PM
Last year when I went to Great Adveture, it poored all the way from the motel to the park. When we got there, It let up, so my group and I went through the safari. During that, rain came and went (which helped the monkees make a mess of the car). I figured there would still be a lot of people because there seemed to be a lot of cars, not close to full, though. I was terribly wrong, my first ride was on Medusa, where the front seat was a walk-on. Nitro had a stub of a line and the longest line was the Log Flume after the sun came out. Mabye a 5 minute wait.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 4:06 PM

SFWoA

June 1st (i think it was june 1st) on a friday before summer vacation started.
Early September. on a saturday. Even X Flight was walk-on. I got 4 rides in a row and could've probably got more and about 11 rides on BKF.
Sometime during the weekends in october it rained really hard and there was walk on status for many rides.
October 28-closing day there wasn't many people there but since most of the rides were closed there were still some lines for the coasters.

After going on these days I have been spoiled and won't want to go on any days when its packed.

Has SFMM ever had any empty days?

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Monday, March 25, 2002 4:07 PM
My church group went to the Beach (across from PKI) when I was in high school, and it was cold and rainy. Our group (about 20 people) were the only ones in the park for about 2 hours. When you got to the top of a slide, you could look out and see that our van was the only vehicle in the lot.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 5:11 PM
July 5th 2000. Never seen SFGAm so empty before. Longest I waited was 5 minutes for Raging Bull! However I went July 5th 2001 and it was filled to the brim and I had never seen it so packed. Half hour wait for Shockwave SHOCKWAVE!!! I never have to wait more than two or three minutes for that ride and of course after waiting in line for V2 for an hour, the ride breaks down and we had to exit the que.

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Milwaukee Wisconsin, we bring you beer, brats and cheese. But don't be fooled, "Milwaukee truly is a special secret getaway that I will be sure to tell my friends about!" Erin Brockevich, not to mention that we are an hour from SFGAm........

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Monday, March 25, 2002 5:15 PM
Once it had been raining all day here in so cal, but it cleared up at about 4 pm. My roommate and I went over to knott's and sat on Ghostrider for 7 cycles without getting out of the train! Apparently there were about 140 people there that day...
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Monday, March 25, 2002 5:24 PM

RllrCstrDude187 said:

SFWoA

June 1st (i think it was june 1st) on a friday before summer vacation started.
Sometime during the weekends in october it rained really hard and there was walk on status for many rides.
After going on these days I have been spoiled and won't want to go on any days when its packed.



Same situation for me cause I was there with him.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 5:26 PM

SFGAMDie HARD said:
July 5th 2000. Never seen SFGAm so empty before. Longest I waited was 5 minutes for Raging Bull! However I went July 5th 2001 and it was filled to the brim and I had never seen it so packed. Half hour wait for Shockwave SHOCKWAVE!!! I never have to wait more than two or three minutes for that ride and of course after waiting in line for V2 for an hour, the ride breaks down and we had to exit the que.

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Milwaukee Wisconsin, we bring you beer, brats and cheese. But don't be fooled, "Milwaukee truly is a special secret getaway that I will be sure to tell my friends about!" Erin Brockevich, not to mention that we are an hour from SFGAm........



July 5th? Are you kidding me? Thats Prime season for SFGAm. The weather mustve been horrible...

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Monday, March 25, 2002 6:27 PM

Thats prime season for any seasonal park. Alot of people that pay a one day admission will watch the weather forcasts and make decisions based on that.

That is when you hope Mr. Weatherman is wrong so you can power ride every coaster in a park.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 7:06 PM
Actually, believe it or not, Valleyfair's busiest time comes in August.

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Excalibur Crew for 2002!

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Monday, March 25, 2002 8:27 PM

Cedar Point, 9/13-14/01. Millennium Mania and it was empty as one could imagine. My best guesses as to why it was so empty are that for one the weather on the 13th was pretty crummy. Very rainy and cool. On the 14th the weather wasn't so bad but still very light attendance. The second reason I can think of is the fact that it was a couple of days after 9/11. Not many people wanted to "get out" at that time. Very strange couple of days indeed.

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Monday, March 25, 2002 9:43 PM

I have been to SFMM a few times where it was pretty empty. Usually during the week just before Memorial Day and During the week in September. Once we rode EVERYTHING by 1pm and took a two hour break and just sat. Another time we were in the Rapids area and there was NOBODY around . We finally saw another small group of people coming down from the summit and I asked if they'd seen any other survivors. It was actually quite spooky.

I visited Cedar Point last year in Early May during the week and found everything to be a walk-on except Millenium Force, which was only about 10min wait.

Been to Knotts plenty when it was empty. Disneyland on a weekday during the off season is pretty empty as well.

Most days where the park closes "early" is a good sign that there are not expected crowds. I have found that I can do far more on a day where the park closes at six than a day it's open til midnight.

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My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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