Knott's 11/24/01

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:38 PM
It was raining most of the time today and the park closed earlier than proposed (6:00 pm) due to "inclement weather" so to speak. Most of all rides were down for the day because of the consistent precipitation, but I still got in a few good rides. The park was practically empty today with the longest wait being for GhostRider, around 10 minutes.

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Things noticed during visit :

- When asked why Supreme Scream's first bounce up halfway is so weak now, an operator said it was tuned down because "it causes too much stress on the cables."

- Windjammer lot is still empty

- The Sky Cabin vehicle has been repainted with a American flag color scheme

- Perilous Plunge is still drained, no work being done on it

- Knott's is now very *ridiculously* uptight about safety now probably due to the 911 and Perilous Plunge incident. Even with a light drizzle, Jaguar!, Montezooma's Revenge, and GhostRider were shut-down until the drizzle went away (which it didn't for the whole day, it then poured for awhile afterwards). For "our" safety the operators said.

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Rides that were down :

- Montezooma's Revenge (closed down after 2 pm/weather)

- Jaguar! (closed down after 2 pm/weather)

- GhostRider (closed from 12 pm - 5 pm/weather)

- VertiGo (closed around 12/weather)

- Perilous Plunge (still closed from the recent incident)

- Sky Cabin (closed for maintenance)

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- Supreme Scream : Ride is still intense, but the cars are noticably less aggressive on the rebound back up the tower. Cars now only shoot back up 1/3 of the way now. The vehicles also look different with new looking parts replacing the old parts.

- GhostRider : Ride is still the way it was when it first opened, unbelievable, especially that night ride I had when it re-opened for its last hour. It was running with three trains.

-Wipeout : Fun like usually, they should incorporate seat dividers because the person on the outside half of the seat is always squashed by the inner seat rider.

- Calico Mine Ride : The classic ride that inspired many themed attractions in amusement parks today. Still a fun, mellow ride to take a break from the thrills.

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Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:48 PM
LOL...I didn't know a train that was in peices could run on the track...

 

Ghostrider only runs two trains, no exceptions (except when it first opened...I guess you could call it a failed experiment)....

*** This post was edited by PxPxPunKrAwKeR on 11/25/2001. ***

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Sunday, November 25, 2001 11:28 AM
Ahh man the rain.  I would have been PISSED.

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YA DID!!!

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Sunday, November 25, 2001 6:36 PM
I meant TWO trains, not two, I hit the wrong # key. And a VertiGo operator told me that we should expect Plunge to re-open sometime around February of next year.
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Friday, November 30, 2001 3:31 PM
I noticed that the operators say "check" out loud after checking each lapbar.
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"I'll bet that thing hits 5 Gs going through that loop.....faaar ooouut!"
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