If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.
SPLASHDOWN! (Looks better than SheiKra's, IMO) (Notice the perfect timing with Alpengeist in this shot).
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
They are crowd pleasers whether you are riding them or watching them.
My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.
About the bridge, I didn't even think about that, but it does seem like a risky thing to do, but at the same time, no one is climbing over, or throwing stuff of the bridge that Alpengeist goes under.
the bridge over the first drop looks like a recipe for disaster. Looks very dangerous if a kid decided to climb over.
Not very likely to happen. However, some immature kids thinking it might be fun, may decide to throw objects down at a passing train, injuring riders. I can definitely see that happening.
I'm putting off going till after the official opening but if there is a chance to ride, I'd go this Friday.
Media day is tomorrow too...might play in our favor this weekend?
Likely, it will be open. But as with any new ride, the tweaking can continue throughout the Official Grand Opening. Just don't want you to go and be disappointed.
Dispatch was very tight last night. About 2.5-3 min. a train, two were running. I don't see the need for three trains as one is headed out when the other is coming in. Great ride ops. Hats off to them even for a soft opening period. *Note* Single rider line is to the left of in entrance hut. Didn't realize this till I was in the station, though people were good about packin' it in. S.R. line didn't move much from what I saw but maybe worth a try come the busy nights. Had a 40 min. wait with full trains....screw the queue in summer though. Should be in full operation now. I don't see a reason for them to have an off day (save maybe the 24th before official opening to get whatever unknown bugs out?) Plus the park is now open daily, so hit up a weekday if you can.
Got off about 8 and headed to Alpe...very neglected being so close to the new ride (2 min. walk). Had a fortunate walk on for the front (needed a single rider) after a five minute empty train brake check. Very shaky in all rows and seats for some reason. Maybe the cold last night (50's)...had another 4 walk-ons after that in mid to rear rows....followed by three consecutive rides in the last row. Gotta love rerides. Got 8 circuits in 50 mins. Add one more for Grif and not too bad for a couple hours at BG.
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