Lines For TTD

Thursday, June 5, 2003 2:34 AM
How long have the lines for TTD been on average. According to Auto week Magazine(have no idea what rolercoasters have to do with automobiles unless it's the dragster theme) the lines for TTD hve been averaging about 4 1/2 hours. And how long are the lines usually in mid july, i'm planning a trip then.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 4:16 AM
If you go in July, expect to wait for a long time. I am to CP on June 18th. Can't wait!

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 4:29 AM
I went a couple weeks ago, and waited about an hour and a half. They had 5 trains running then, and loading seemed slow. The sign when we got in line said 3 1/2 hours too. From the pop machines (you will see them when waiting) took one hour. Train loading should be better by July. It is well worth the wait. You will not be dissapointed. Race for the sky!!!!!!!

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 6:16 AM
Ok here's the low down.

They have 6 trains running now.

Under IDEAL conditions and if the train actually launched every time and on time it should take about 2 1/2 hours with a full que line.

Problem is, those trains don't launch ideally yet. Some trains launch 5 min inbetween, some 10 minutes in between, and some actually launch 45seconds in between believe it or not. As you can see there is no pattern yet.

I have been there when the sign says 1 1/2 hours and that is about 1/2 a que line and 3 lines past the pop machines. And it has taken 3 hours due to problems, but I have also had it take 1 1/2 hours like they said and the trains were launching smoothly. Right now I would say smooth days compared to rough days is about 2 out of 5 days. On June 3rd when I was there I was the first rider on it, but it was down about 60% of the day with some of those being 2 hour down times. Though over the weekend it wasn't too bad.

I would also assume they will have figured out what do to with the back of the train by the time you get there. It might be new engines and tires, or seats (employees think it will be seats), that can make a difference also.

They are working the kinks out, but there are still a lot of them.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 7:33 AM
I also heard the Ride Ops talking about putting seats back there instead of the engines.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 9:44 AM
***OFF TOPIC***

SFDL fan said: SFDL.net---where'd it go

http://sfdarienlake.com - new owner (friend of mine), though.... but he did a nice job with the site.
*** This post was edited by SFDL_Dude 6/5/2003 1:46:56 PM ***

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 9:56 AM

When I was there the line was about 2 hours along plus breakdowns you're probably going to experience.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:55 PM
What would you guys say is the best time to ride it? Would you run straight to dragster at opening for a shorter line? Or maybe the line slows down somewhat around the time people are eating supper?(5-6PM) Are they doing the hand stamp thing? How quickly do the hand stamps normally run out? Sorry about all the questions, but im really curious. Maybe I should make my own topic or something.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 2:07 PM
The best thing to do if you want to save your day for riding other coasters is to gt in line for it about 15 minutes before closing time.

As long as your in line for the ride when the park closes they will let you ride.

That way you save the rest of your day for riding other rides.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 8:36 PM
We saved it for last was only about 2 hour wait, with about 30 min downtime. Well worth the wait. This was on a Friday so not sure about the weekend.
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Saturday, June 7, 2003 9:13 PM
1st ride (6/03) - 2 and 1/4 hour wait (front seat), with 1 hour of downtime.

2nd ride (6/03) - 55 minute total wait (front seat), no downtime.

3rd ride (6/03) - 1 1/4 hour total wait, 1 hour down time (line was only 15 minutes long)

4th ride (6/04) - 3 hours (front seat) - 1 3/4 hour down time

I can't imagine the lines during July and August...

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 5:55 PM
my first trip in may was 41/2 hrs...with no break downs..the again it was a saturday....my second trip was also in may and we waited 1hr..on a thurs.....my last trip we didnt wait at all b/c it was closed...ok to help, just expect a wait!
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Sunday, June 8, 2003 6:05 PM
I went last Monday. I got in line right at 10am. I waited 4 1/2 hours for one ride. That also was with technical difficulties and along with 4 brake downs. I got off sometime after 2pm.

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 10:08 PM
At this point, I think it's best to follow the advice above and save it for a late evening ride. Not only is SSS great at night, but you'll be happier that you were able to ride everything else during the day. I'd rather wait 3 hours after the park has closed than during the day when there are so many other options! But yeah, the night rides are unreal.
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Sunday, June 8, 2003 10:11 PM
Hows about whenever you see it running, get in line for it.

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Monday, June 9, 2003 2:04 PM
A quick question: Can you get your hand stamped for the freeway thing for TTD? Because on CP's website, it dosent mention TTD where it talks about the freeway system, and I thought that you could.

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Monday, June 9, 2003 2:17 PM
I was there from Thursday the 5th till Sunday the 8th and the lines were very short. Most of the time there was nobody in line.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 1:09 PM

A quick question: Can you get your hand stamped for the freeway thing for TTD? Because on CP's website, it dosent mention TTD where it talks about the freeway system, and I thought that you could.

CP have confirmed the ride will get the freeway system, but because the ride is having a lot of downtime at the moment and a lot of constant brakedowns, It wont get it just yet.

Apparently the capasity needs to be improved first before they can start handing them out otherwise it would simply be unfair to everyone waiting in line for hrs only to be held in the line longer seeing more people skip the line with the system. Rest assured when the capasity is improved, then the system should start, I will predict it will start mid July in time for the busy summer season.

Of course the best thing to do however is get in contact with CP through e-mail/Phone etc who can give you a more definate answer.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:42 PM
Go on Kingda Ka. It's station has 2 tracks, unloading and loading riders in 4 places. You will be on it before you know it. And since Kingda Ka has the shoulder harnesses, you will not be scared of falling out of the seat. Kingda Ka ate TTD's records. Also, Kingda Ka is better themed than TTD. Kingda Ka is located at Six Flags Great Adventure. Since it's in a Six Flags park, it doesn't have that seating policy "If the front seat queue is full, find another seat". That seating policy at Cedar Point is so gay. Another good thing about Kingda Ka is that it actually launches you from 0 to 206 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. First coaster to go faster than 200 km/h. TTD launches you from 0 to 190 km/h or something. Couldn't even reach the 200 km/h mark. Kingda Ka kicks TTD's ass!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 8:48 PM
apparently america cant read. But this trip did take place in july so why not help him with his decision anymore!
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