Kingda Ka Closed again???

Monday, August 22, 2005 8:51 AM
Hey can anyone shed some light for me. I went to SFGADV on Saturday, 8/20/05. Arrived at main gate at 1100 am. First this I see is a sign that reads: "Kingda Ka will not be open today".
What the heck is up with that?
Monday, August 22, 2005 9:18 AM
It was above 90 here on Sat so maybe they aren't running it when its over 90 deg weather? Did you stay at the park all day?
Monday, August 22, 2005 9:19 AM
It's called Intamin and Six Flags don't mix. Prolly maintenance and mechanical issues. Doesn't surprise me.


Monday, August 22, 2005 9:25 AM
It's called Intamin.
Monday, August 22, 2005 9:37 AM
Yes it is Intamin. If CP couldn't get Dragster to work it's first year, what park could?
Monday, August 22, 2005 10:36 AM
Here we go again. ;-)


Monday, August 22, 2005 10:49 AM
I had two friends to were at the park Friday. It tested in the morning and they got in line but after about 90 mins it was closed for the day. Not a single rider got launched.
Monday, August 22, 2005 11:07 AM
Kingda Ka opened at 1:30 on Saturday, and ran with minimal problems all afternoon and evening. They did experience problems on Friday for the ERT and after that with weather keeping it closed (it rained off and on all day), but it opened Friday Evening. The signs were still out on Saturday morning, but it did open and run for most of the day.
Monday, August 22, 2005 11:40 AM
KK was open sunday. I know because i rode it at 11am exactly. it was running really well. well except for the 3 train operation lol.
Monday, August 22, 2005 12:00 PM
Well my friends gave up and left in the late afternoon; the sign was in place out front when they walked out.

They then went to Clementon and rode J2 and then to Wildwood and the Maryland shore, where all rides were operating.

*** Edited 8/22/2005 4:06:17 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

Monday, August 22, 2005 12:04 PM
I'll confirm I was at the park on Friday from 9AM to 4PM and KK never ran. When I went to the 2PM Temple of the Tiger show they had security at the KK entrance telling people the ride was closed for the day.
Monday, August 22, 2005 12:49 PM
Perhaps they forgot to remove the sign from Friday with the rain they never opened it and then Sat morning came around and nobody remembered to get the sign???
Monday, August 22, 2005 1:37 PM
OK. That's good news that it was atleast running somewhat over the weekend.

I (a season pass holder) was with a couple friends (non-season pass holders) who didn't want to pay unless KK was up and running. We waited outside for about 30 mins, and never saw a launch. Didn't bother me, I was at the park about 10 times, while KK was down previosly... We ended up going to Dorneypark...

I am taking another trip to SFGADV on Wednesday, morning. Hopefully KK is up and running. Looking forward to it.

Monday, August 22, 2005 2:48 PM
You guys need to relax and quit reporting daily. Just like TTD, KK will have some downtime, sometimes all day, sometimes for a few hours. You act surprised or something.
Monday, August 22, 2005 2:57 PM
I just hope it's running when I head down there on Thursday!
Monday, August 22, 2005 3:05 PM
Speaking for myself I'm not shocked the ride is closed, but then I thought it was an insanely stupid idea for Six Flags to purchase the ride in the first place when the existing models have all shown to be at least somewhat problematic. $25m is a lot for a world's record that no one will care about the second another ride is taller or faster [and that's coming, no doubt]. I would have rather they put that money where it would do some real good for the park, or better yet spread it around to some of the smaller regional parks that have gone years without a new attraction or - gasp! - a new employee training program!

Perhaps my standards are too high? Perhaps I expect all rides to be open, staff to be friendly and efficient, and grounds to be clean. If they are too high, so be it...I'll spend my time at parks like Knoebels, Indiana Beach, Kennywood, or Holiday World that meet or exceed my high standards.

From what my friends witnessed Friday at SFGAdv [many rides closed, dirty walkways, ambivalent employees] it still has a long road of improvement ahead.

Monday, August 22, 2005 3:19 PM
I have a question. Not trying to be funny or an a-hole, but how many of you who come here complaining actually stop by and speak with guest relations to voice your concerns?
Monday, August 22, 2005 3:54 PM
Oy! The horse has rigor mortis so we've decided to beat it again.....
Monday, August 22, 2005 4:34 PM
LOL ^ rigor mortis wont stop them they'll just beat it to dust and then just find another poor hose to beat to death lol.
Monday, August 22, 2005 4:34 PM
I know, 'Tuan...I know.

Buzzer - if I have a legitimate complaint I always pay a visit to Guest Relations.


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