power shortage and amusement parks

Monday, March 19, 2001 2:06 PM
they just anounced on the news thatthere will be rolling blackouts(whatever that means)this summer in california.what does this mean for the amusement parks in california?
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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:09 PM
Unless these parks have their own generators, they will experience power outages.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:31 PM
This could be a problem. Does S:TE have a backup system, or back up power suply incase there is a power failure. From what I understand about those types of rides, they use the staters to slow the train also.

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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:35 PM
do you think this will affect attendance?I mean if people know about the power problems in California,than they may decide to go somewhere else.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 5:13 PM
Knott's Berry Farm voluntarily shut down rides during the rolling blackouts they had a few weeks back. I think that's a good gesture, and certainly it would help to shut down less popular rides or schedule fewer shows or something like that, maybe even change park hours if necessary.

I'm not sure if it would affect attendence or not. Thinking about it, I probably wouldn't want to take the risk of flying to CA from FL just to find out it wasn't open or some rides were down or whatever, so maybe!

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Monday, March 19, 2001 6:19 PM
oMG Blackout happened here !! at my skool it wus tyte hehe and damm i think this really going to affect amusement parks in california like in the summer it is going to be 100 Degrees hot since today is hot and its still winter... and what if a black out happen when your on a rollercoaster hehehe that would be suck
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Monday, March 19, 2001 6:42 PM
Anyone else see the irony in that post?

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Monday, March 19, 2001 8:16 PM
Well i must say that's an interesting post!!! LOL
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Monday, March 19, 2001 8:27 PM
In truth, I doubt the parks will be affected all that much. Most parks have backup generators, and SFMM gets it's power from an entirely different source.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 8:29 PM
Yes today the Blackouts were horribile all over the Bay Area, this could be a problem if it gets worse or stays the same even
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 5:07 AM
where does sfmm get there power from?i think that amusement parks in california are in trouble if the power problem doesent get fixed soon.nobodies going to want to spend money to get into a park that is going to have power problems. *** This post was edited by hothitz on 3/20/2001. ***
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