No Joker's Jinx again for Fright Fest

Saturday, October 12, 2002 7:24 PM
Once again, the trains are gone for JJ (they were there last week), and a piece of track is missing in the brake run. Anyone know anything? I've heard temperature to be a factor, but it's been in the 70's for the last two weeks.
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Saturday, October 12, 2002 8:15 PM
I think they start off season maintence on JJ earlier then the others or they just got into the habit of taking the trains off for fall. My home park is SFGAdv and they usually don't run Chiller until mid May.
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Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:31 AM

I've heard the temperature story too, but I don't know if it's true.

In the past JJ might have been shut down at Halloween because it was one of thepark's less popular attractions. Parks are short on operators for Halloween and may want to put operators where they can keep the most popular rides going. However, since the lap bar conversion, JJ is quite popular.

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:34 AM

medusafanatic said:
I think they start off season maintence on JJ earlier then the others or they just got into the habit of taking the trains off for fall. My home park is SFGAdv and they usually don't run Chiller until mid May.


It's usually open opening day but it was have problems this year with teh LIM's and the trains.

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-Sean

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 7:15 AM
I figured it was usually open but in 2001 it was closed for the beginning of the season to. Robin's train was sitting under a tent and could be seen from Nitros bunny hills and Batman was just closed.
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Sunday, October 13, 2002 7:22 AM

A section of track has actually been removed? maybe they are having serious problems with the brake system.

I recall back in early august when I went to the park JJ was down for quite a while because both the station brakes & the brake run just before the turn into the station had completely locked up so maybe they are experincing the same problem again.

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 11:42 AM

SFgadvMAN:

JJ was down this spring because the trains were not back yet from being rebuilt. No trains = no operation.

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:40 PM

The peice of track that is missing is probably the transfer track which slides over in order to remove/ add trains, is part of the final brake run.

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 6:16 PM
Let me start a completly false outlandish roumour and see how far it goes, JJ will be removed to make way for Shockwave!
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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:19 PM
Shockwave.....drool...
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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:50 PM

Todd said:
"Let me start a completly false outlandish roumour and see how far it goes, JJ will be removed to make way for Shockwave!


Let me add to that false rumor...AND SHOCKWAVE WILL BE RETROFITTED WITH 4D TRAINS!
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Monday, October 14, 2002 6:18 PM

Sorry but SW isn't going anywhere near SFA at all,so that's just a sarcastic rumor.

It really does stink that for the 3rd year in a row JJ is out of comission in october,maybe they should enclose it ala FOF so temperature isn't a factor anymore.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:21 AM

Or maybe it costs to much to run the ride, so if any coaster goes down (due to lack of operators), JJ is the first on the chopping block. They could care less if it is popular with the GP...It's all about the bottom line!

Sean

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 11:21 AM
The bottom line depends on pleasing the GP. The electricity cost isn't nearly as high as some people imagine on a linear induction coaster. It runs about $30 per hour plus demand charges which is a bit more than a regular coaster, but not that big an amount.

*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 10/15/2002. ***

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