"Limited Ride Availability" at SFWoA

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:11 PM

Against my best judgment, I'm heading up to SFWoA tomorrow with a friend who's never gone. On the site, it says there is limited ride availability between Aug. 15th and Sept. 2nd. Do any WoA employees or patrons have a better idea about what this might mean (i.e., what rides might be closed)? If it means I'm going to miss Double Loop and Mind Eraser for the fourth time, I might try to reschedule.

Thanks in advance.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:16 PM

Last time I went during "Limited Ride Availability" was the end of August in 2000.

-The water park was closed

-Raging Wolf Bobs was Closed

-Big Dipper was closed

-Mind Eraser was closed

-Double Loop was closed

-many flats closed

The plus side was that parking was free and there was hardly anybody there. great time for Villian marathon riding.

Would missing Mind Eraser really be all that tragic?

I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.

*** This post was edited by millrace on 8/21/2002. ***

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:19 PM
Eh, not tragic, but I've never been on a boomerang, if you can believe it. Like my high school girlfriend said, "There's a first time for everything."

Why do you have to have a license to own a dog, but not to have a child?

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:34 PM

yeah, I'm surprised I've only been on 4 boomerangs. 4 down another 50 to go.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:35 PM
That was a mean thing to say to you Mark. Don't worry though, it happens to every man sometime in his life.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:42 PM
When I was there last year during the limited ride availability, both the water park and wildlife side was closed. About half the flats were down, Raging Wolf Bobs and Mind Eraser, and the log flume. Everything else was a go, including the tophat (which is my favorite flat there). But I went during the week that they extended their daily operation, so it might be different.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:49 PM

its a great time to go. Last year it was dead. 5 minute wait for X-Flight and walk ons for everything else. The life side should be open because it was closed last year for a commercial to be filmed.

wtf is the tophat?

*** This post was edited by HurricaneGeauga on 8/21/2002. ***

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 12:57 PM
Hey, I went to SFWOA this sunday and basically nothing was closed! 4 flat rides and the log flumes were closed and that was it. All 10 coasters were open except for an hour stretch when X-Flight was closed, but it re-opened. The lines were a little long but it was on a weekend. Hopefully as many rides will be open for you as was for me. :)
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 2:17 PM
It seems like SF has trouble getting Ride Ops at the end of the season. I know SFMW hasn't had enough people to run V2 every now and then. It seems like SFWoA only closes the rides that aren't all that popular.

Formerly known as CoasterCrazyOne

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 3:53 PM

In truth, they should probably put this disclaimer there for every one of their operating days! :)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 6:58 PM
millrace, I think you went during "School Daze Coaster Craze". The point was to have their major rides open for some major ride time. When I mean ride time, I mean it was stay-on conditions, even on XF.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 8:47 PM
Well, so many ride ops are either college or high school people who have to go back to school (BOOO) so they have to shut down some rides. Now maybe if they kept it open year round, they could just shut down the rides where its too cold to run. :)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 8:52 PM

I'd say you would be pretty safe on rides being open. This week is "bring a friend free" and usually draws some pretty big crowds so most rides will be open.

It is next week that some of the rides may not be open. That is when School Daze is... Hopefully it will be like last year :)

And if you like RWB, ride it. The last day that it will be open (for this Season) is September 3rd.

*** This post was edited by JulieSFO on 8/22/2002. ***

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 9:44 PM

U mean limited avalibility is not the norm for this park?

Chuck, cough, Cough

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 10:00 PM
B:KF is still down last i talked to my friend from the storm, they are waitng for a part to be fab.
Thursday, August 22, 2002 11:52 AM
djhush, BKF was closed for like 2 days i think, its been open for a while. Don't start more rumors.

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Thursday, August 22, 2002 11:59 AM
JulieSFO whats going on with RWB?? It's last ride will be September 3rd?.....Why?
Thursday, August 22, 2002 1:18 PM

I was just on Batman last night as part of employee rides night. Next rumor to be dismissed please...

Raging Wolf Bobs will be getting some off-season love which, from what I've heard, will include retracking much of the ride in 8-layer wood, ala Villain. Right now I think it runs on 6 ply. Either way, RWB will definetly kick butt next year, and it's a good thing, considering the high traffic levels expected around that area next year.

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*** This post was edited by Zero-G on 8/22/2002. ***

Thursday, August 22, 2002 1:39 PM

MDOmnis said:

In truth, they should probably put this disclaimer there for every one of their operating days!

Ha! Agreed! I went to SFO at least four times during the summer of 2000 and was denied a Mind Eraser credit on every visit! Having been on numerous boomers I know that I wasn't missing much, but it still would've been nice to pick up the credit.

Rich Genthner / PTC99

Thursday, August 22, 2002 2:18 PM
That's awesome about RWB....!!!

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