What's even more funny, he's a member of Coasterbuzz club, he's a Team Lead on Mantis, has buddies that work at Cedar Point yet his track record shows he's never rode a coaster at the park.
Actually I'm not a member of the coasterbuzz club, so therefore I can't update my track record.
Anyways, I understand what you all are saying, and I do agree, I was just frustrated with the whole situation. As far as SROS goes, I know it was cold in the morning, and maybe a bit too cold for the ride to run, but by mid day it was sunny and had gotten warmer. And it would have been nice to know BEFORE we had entered the park that the rides had a chance of being down. Only Penguins Blizzard River was on the Ride Closed board, even when we left for lunch at 1, that was the only ride listed, and then when we left at 3 for good, thats when SROS and JJ were listed on the board.
The park had every intention of opening S:ROS and JJ (actually JJ did open), therefore they didn't list them on the ride closed board until it was determined they were not going to run that day.
Coaster Lover said:
But seriously folks... you can't expect the park to control the weather. I understand how you'd be upset, but given that weather forcasts are usually good for up to ten days in advance now, that's PLENTY of time to change your plans.
You have got to be kidding. You actually believe the ten-day forecast? Even with four Doppler 10,000's (I made that up of course), there is no way that I would ever trust a ten-day forecast, yet alone a two-day forecast. There are far too many variables that can change the weather forecast in an instant. As the South Park movie said, "Blame Canada."
I wasn't there for the SFA opening (my sister and brother-in-law promised me a season pass for Christmas which I have yet to see), but hopefully will go soon. I have to say that I fully support the park's right not to open S:ROS. If it's too cold and it rolls back near the end, then the park has another public-relations nightmare on its hand.
All it takes is a rider to text-message or call the local tv station and they'll have a helicopter in the air in minutes. A huge ordeal will be made out of the "rescue," and it'll be like a Two-Face the Flip Side incident all over again.
Also, I think comparing it to MF is a bad comparison. I have seen the train crawl to a finish before in heavy rain and really cold weather. Blame Mr. Stengel for putting in that second helix and last few hills that can slow things down quite a bit.
MF, in comparison, is like the proverbial bull in the China shop that keeps pushing its way through the course and has few obstacles in its path to slow it down. Of course, the airtime lacks as a result.
On closing weekend last season every single news station forecast rain for that weekend so I decided not to go but my friends did & wouldn't you know it? it never rained at all that day & I missed out on one final trip as a result.
As is they were forecasting rain for this weekend & even this afternoon & yet it's sunny out right now & since I'm not going tomorrow after all watch it be a perfect,warm sunny day instead of the dismal wet weather that was originally forecast.
Nonsense. Intamin has their wheel mix issues figured out and has for years. Millennium Force can and has run in the 30's and 40's.
BATWING FAN SFA said:
JJ & supes simply don't run well in cold weather
I have ridden S:ROS during many a frigid FrightFest, but I'm sure the train probably got cycled quite a bit before accepting riders.
A friend of mine told me that Apollo's Chariot opened extremely late and didn't stay open long on opening day for season pass holders because of cold weather. And Hershey didn't mess around with a few of their coasters either according to the one guy's trip report.
Let's face it, we're having an extremely odd April weather-wise, and if you're in doubt it would probably be best to wait until things warm up.
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