PKI opening day

Saturday, March 30, 2002 3:52 PM

I was wondering if it will realy be worth it to go next friday? The weather report says its only going to be 43 degrees. I realy want to go im just not sure what to expect. What do you guys think about it?

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:07 PM
Suck it up and bundle up! Anyday at PKI is worth it! Plus this way there'll be a few less people there cause of the "cold."

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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:12 PM
I went when it was snowing and 25 and rode Face/Off just bundle up tight. Should cut times down. Lines are going to be shorter due to being a Friday.
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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:27 PM
thats what im thinkin too! I think its going to be awesome!
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Monday, April 1, 2002 5:40 AM
Just to let you know, no coasters at PKI can operate unless the temp is above 50.
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Monday, April 1, 2002 5:43 AM
last weather report I seeen said 54 for friday

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Charles Nungester

Americana is opening in 2002 and needs your support as many company picnics are already schedualed for someplace else, Indivdual visits are very improtant to the parks survival.

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Monday, April 1, 2002 5:58 AM

Express Op do you work at PKI? Why not?

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Sit up right, hold on tight!

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Monday, April 1, 2002 6:03 AM
I found this out. They found out that they don't run as well under 50. I'm sure they will leave them open if its gunna be close enough.
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Monday, April 1, 2002 6:19 AM

steel coasters and SOB cannot run under 50. Face off can be ran at like 40 for some odd reason. all woodies can run at any temp. All flat rides can be ran!.

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Monday, April 1, 2002 6:41 AM

PKIEMPSOB said:

steel coasters and SOB cannot run under 50. Face off can be ran at like 40 for some odd reason. all woodies can run at any temp. All flat rides can be ran!.

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Funny I've ridden Sonny in 32 degree weather on more than one occation

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Charles Nungester

Americana is opening in 2002 and needs your support as many company picnics are already schedualed for someplace else, Indivdual visits are very improtant to the parks survival.

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Monday, April 1, 2002 7:05 AM
The weather should be just fine. Just make sure you wear something that will keep you warm
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Monday, April 1, 2002 7:19 AM
i work on sob. if its been running all day and its cold maybe but not in the morning

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Son of beast/top gun crew 2001 and 2002
life is like a coaster. you have ups and downs and when you least expect it you go upside down

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Monday, April 1, 2002 7:22 AM

ExpressOp said:
Just to let you know, no coasters at PKI can operate unless the temp is above 50.


Actually Fae/ Off can operate at about 3 degrees F., and Flight of Fear doesn't really have a limit.

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Monday, April 1, 2002 7:24 AM
Also as far as I'm concerned with Wood coasters, they should just put a snow plow on the front of them and run them at any temp.
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Monday, April 1, 2002 8:03 AM
The steel coasters at PKI cannot operate under 54 degrees F, because the oil used on the tracks, doesn't stick or something like that under that temp. The woodies have no issues with temp though... It is also the temp of the tracks, and not the temp of the air... So with the sun beating down on the metal tracks they'll warm up and run...

*** This post was edited by N on 4/1/2002. ***

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Monday, April 1, 2002 12:13 PM

Thanks for clearing that up N!

The forcast calls for partly cloudy sooo I hope we will be ok!

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Sit up right, hold on tight!

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Monday, April 1, 2002 1:04 PM

N,

That rule doesn't apply to every steel coaster though. I have ridden Face/Off, Reptar, and Flight of Fear in VERY cold temperatures that were in the 30's.

-Sean

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Monday, April 1, 2002 1:25 PM
I wish I could go and ride a coaster now. I still have to wait until May 4th. I would go and ride one in any weather and any temp as long as its open.

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I can't think of a good signature.

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Monday, April 1, 2002 2:23 PM
There is a certain degree (lower than most coasters) that a lot of flat rides close at. I know the hydraulic fluid they use basically just doesn't work in colder temperatures.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2002 6:08 AM

FoF is indoors, so the temp can be controlled... as far as face/off and Reptar... They are both Vekoma coaster, and both are suspended/inverted... Maybe Vekoma uses some sort of special tires on those coasters?

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