back in 1999 it took 3 hours to get on the Riverside Cyclone one train running it was my first time on it and i really did not enjoy it because of the long line. the line was basically all around the ride itself!
6 hours for Outer limits: Flight of Fear at Kings Dominion. We had waited almost 3 hours opening year of the ride.. get within 50 feet of the station and the ride breaks down (gotta love that reliability of PKD's launched coasters). Since we were so close to the station we decided to wait it out.. 3 hours later they close the ride and kick everyone out giving us a pass to board any other coaster in the park from the exit ramp.
Next longest wait would be 3:45 for Hypersonic XLC, hey i'm back at PKD again and guess what..we're inline for one hour.. ride breaks. We then proceed to wait like die-hard coaster fans we are for XLC to reopen. Maintenance hauls away two drive motors.. and we spend 2:45 waiting in the station. Now the cool part of this story is there were only 15 of us who stayed when they announced the ride may be closed for some time. The XLC staff gave us free water, pumped up the tunes in the station and we all talked coaster talk with the staff. The main operator (forget his name... I think it was Tim) was a great guy as well as a big coaster fan. I spoke for everyone in the station when I asked if those of us who were die-hard fans could get more than one ride in. The staff gave us three consecutive rides before they even opened the flood gates to the GP. Hats off to the XLC crew! And major props to the guy who went got out of line to get everyone some food! (he got back in). ------------- Riding the rails from the East Coast to the West Coast
2 hours for Ghostrider. Then it breaks down. No exit pases for us! We were next in line, too. That's why I hate Knott's Ghostrider so much. If there isn't a line for ghostrider it's bound to break down.BOOOOO!
3 hours for the beast, back in mid 80's. of course, that wasn't an insane wait for the best back then.
------------- The day that I spend more time analyzing the rides than screaming my head off like a moron is the day that I hope someone will kick my in the love sausage and tell me not to be a moron. - Jeff