Scream! Operation

Friday, April 18, 2003 12:08 PM
I was just wondering how the operation of Scream! over at Magic Mountain is coming along. How are dispatch times? What have the lines been like? Is there positive response to the ride from the people at the park? And also, how is the ride holding up so far?

~Nick

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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:34 PM
I went on Wednesday after work this week (4/16) and was actually quite surprised at Scream. Where as most rides had a 45-60 minute wait, Scream was only 30 minutes. I honestly couldn't believe that Batman had a longer wait at 45 minutes than the brand new ride! They were running all three trains and dispatching them at good intervals, rarely stacking all three but I don't think this was the reason for the short line. I overheard a conversation from some "gp" while heading out of the park after closing which didn't surprise me. Basically they were saying that Scream was a waste to wait in line for since it's "too similar to the other rides". Now of course, this was the only comment I heard about the ride, but I wouldn't be surprised if more people said it. It'll be interesting to see the popularity in the coming months.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:40 PM
If there's one thing SFMM needs, it's more loops!

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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:48 PM
Florida is really the only place that needs even more loops.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:51 PM
Florida needs a 250-foot high, 7,500-foot long Intamin plug-n-play.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:54 PM
Other states that need more loops: North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma.......... ;)

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Friday, April 18, 2003 12:59 PM
Oh thanks for reminding us of our "loop deficiencies" Den. LOL

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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:02 PM
there *A*R*E* loops in washington state...

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail447.htm

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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:03 PM
Did I say there *****weren't***** loops in Washington state?

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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:06 PM
*N**oooooooooo*

but it seemed *IMPLIED*

dam*, I think I caught something in FL last week ;)

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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:12 PM
*I* i*n*f*e*r*r*e*d* n*o* such **th*i*ng**.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:14 PM
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:27 PM
Is that a song lyric?

-Dennis (leaving work now, will pick up this thread Monday ;))

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Friday, April 18, 2003 3:44 PM
What, you can't buzz from home? (Which isn't to say I haven't wasted entire workdays catching up on the buzzing.)

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Friday, April 18, 2003 3:45 PM

Phyter said:
Oh thanks for reminding us of our "loop deficiencies"

I think someone has loop envy. Oh. Excuse me. *|*0****o**p* *3**|\|**\/*y***eight.

Heck, I'm even racking up the ass-terisks on all my edit messages.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 4:19 PM
Oh, so actually on topic (yeah, yeah, I know), tell the people who think it's "just the same" to ride in front. I remember my first couple laps on Medusa E. were in the middle and I was thinking "what's the big deal?" But a lap in front made all the difference.

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My shirt in my photo seems to be for "Aging Bull"

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Friday, April 18, 2003 5:47 PM
All i say is respect the rollercoaster. I have a friend that lives in SoCal. And he rode Scream! and said it was the best B@M he had ever been on. So i guess it isn't all that bad.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 5:58 PM
It is my favorite B&M as well. My second favorite ride in the park. The day I was there, people were saying (quote) "that was the best coaster I think I have ever been on!" So they at least liked it.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 7:26 PM
I really do wonder how well Scream! will do in terms of popularity. It's not a brand new type of coaster like X or Deja Vu were.
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Friday, April 18, 2003 8:37 PM

Karl DeAngelo said:
I went on Wednesday after work this week (4/16) and was actually quite surprised at Scream. Where as most rides had a 45-60 minute wait, Scream was only 30 minutes. I honestly couldn't believe that Batman had a longer wait at 45 minutes than the brand new ride! They were running all three trains and dispatching them at good intervals, rarely stacking all three but I don't think this was the reason for the short line. I overheard a conversation from some "gp" while heading out of the park after closing which didn't surprise me. Basically they were saying that Scream was a waste to wait in line for since it's "too similar to the other rides". Now of course, this was the only comment I heard about the ride, but I wouldn't be surprised if more people said it. It'll be interesting to see the popularity in the coming months.

Same here Karl... Tim and I waited 15 mins for Backrow Scream. Did seem a lot like Riddler's, but on a side note, that Zero G roll was amazing! Probably one of the best elements within Magic Mountain.



Scream Machine said:

I really do wonder how well Scream! will do in terms of popularity. It's not a brand new type of coaster like X or Deja Vu were.



To an enthusiast Scream's not a new type of roller coaster. To the gal and guy who visit amusement parks once in a great moon...That Floorless coaster's a brand new concept!
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