Mini-Vacation planning - SFOT/SFFT

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 3:39 PM

It'd be really funny if Robb was reading this thread. We'd all be banned from being in the same room as him.

I like the that coastetbuzz doesn't care. It leads to a care free, laid back atmosphere.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:04 PM

SFGAdv lover said:

Back on topic here...does anyone know if Shockwave is definitely down for the rest of the season?

Not sure, but I'm *thinking* that the NTG incident may have pushed the repairs on Shockwave up the proverbial to-do list. If Labor Day weekend rolls around and either of them is operational, I'll call it a win.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 4:34 PM

I'm okay if NTG is down, but I reallllly hope Iron Rattler is open by then. I need to book flights.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 5:17 PM

Wait a second, isn't NTG your favorite coaster? I'd be pretty disappointed if Voyage was closed during a HW trip.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 6:12 PM

I'm not gonna be thrilled, but ill be okay as long as Rattler is open. NTG is just a bonus, but if its closed and Shockwave is closed I can just stay in San Antonio and go to Schlitterbahn.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:51 PM

Shockwave is down for repairs? Shows how much I know about my own home park (or how little I care about Shockwave).

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:54 PM

Tekwardo, it may depend on how often you've ridden it before. Voyage, my number one woody, had been ridden by me only about five times (best 5 laps on any non Beast night ride coaster). If I went HW, I'd be very sad if it wasn't working.

Then Beast, which I have ridden about 50 times, would make me sorta disappointed if it were broken, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. Beast I'd my #2 favorite ride.

Then, Shivering Timbers, a top five woody of mine, has been ridden by me 100+ times. If it were broken, I'd be very ok with it. I mean, there's always next time, and one of my greatest friends and cousin lives 15 minutes away. I'd just go there.

What I'm getting at I'd that the amount of times ridden makes a difference when you talk about how much you feel like you need to ride it. I'd be interested to know how often you've ridden NTG.

To me, a Texas trip will be a wasn't of mine, but I know it's not going to happen for ten or so years if I have a nice job because I don't think my family would want to spend a lot of money on a Texas trip where we basically only do theme parks. NTG looks insane. Iron Rattler does too.

Last edited by Tyler Boes, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:55 PM
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:48 PM

I've ridden it 3 times 2 years ago.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:12 PM

Wow. That's not that much, really. I hope that you enjoy Iron Rattler, if it's open, as much as NTG. I wonder when it will make it's Top 100 debut...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:51 PM

Eh. I don't expect it to be as good as NTG, but I do hope it's close.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 11:42 AM

Not interested in drama from elsewhere on the Internets. No one here cares.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 1:29 PM

NTG is worth a whole trip to TX. Just saying. It's by far my favorite coaster. But I have heard from quite a few people claiming it is behind both OR and IR.

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Monday, July 29, 2013 10:35 PM

Are the trains on IR Gerstlauer trains as well? Not quite understanding why they'd have to shut down Iron Rattler when there was an accident on NTG unless the trains were the same manufacturer (I am guessing they are).

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Monday, July 29, 2013 11:15 PM

I do think the trains for IR are Gertslauer. I'm guessing they shut it down just to make sure that it wasn't the ride itself. They are both steel topper tracks, so...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:14 AM

It has nothing to do with the track Gerst makes the trains for IR and NTG. RMC Makes the trains for Outlaw Run.

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Friday, August 2, 2013 10:33 PM

Which is why RMC tightening the restraints on Outlaw Run makes no sense to me.

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Monday, September 2, 2013 12:13 PM

A month ago, I was really optimistic that NTG would reopen by now...now I'm getting scared. My trip to SFoT is 9/8.

Anyone have a recommendation for a restaurant on the River Walk in San Antonio? Preferably something affordable.

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Monday, September 2, 2013 7:12 PM

I have friends at oT today and Giant is testing. Eat at Rita's on the River on River Walk. Good Mexican food.

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Monday, September 2, 2013 7:48 PM

Saw photos of Giant today, and it now has orange lap bars, or so it seems.

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Monday, September 2, 2013 9:28 PM

I was at SFoT today. Giant didn't test as far as I could tell. Seat belts are on trains. Lap bars still looked to be black. Station still tarped over. I seriously doubt it will be up by the 8th. I would be incredibly surprised if it came back up before Fright Fest and pretty surprised if it came back up before Holiday in the Park.

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