Sunday, October 14, 2001 8:41 PM
The weather actually held up for most of today, so I kept my plans with two of my friends, Tash & Jamie, to go back to SFA. Arriving around 5pm, we naturally headed for S:ROS for a few rides. The crew again was doing a pretty good job of dispatching trains. Next it was onto Batwing, which for Jamie was her first ride. She liked it a lot, and it scared her pretty bad, but, I wasn't terribly happy with it today. I think a wheel change is in order (more on that later). Returning back to S:ROS, I ran into one of my enthusiast friends, Paul, who is featured in the Alpengeist pre-boarding videotape. If you know how to properly pull down your harness and attach the seatbelt, you can thank Paul. While Tash and Jamie went to get something to eat, Paul and I took multiple rides on Roar without getting off. We were rocking the back seat, of course. Regrouping, we took in the haunted house next door. I had experienced it last week, and I can say that some things were better, others worse. My biggest complaint was that some of the actors weren't ready for us to come through it seemed. There were plenty of chainsaws, of course. I heard the haunted train ride was terrible, so we naturally had to ride it! All I can say is I don't know what was going on. There was fire-breathing, people on motorcycles (on loan from the Batman stunt show), cowboys, and bad goth-girl dancing. It was like one of those movies that gets torn apart on Mystery Science Theatre. We hit Two Face next which had no line. While Jamie and Tash re-rode twice, Paul and I moved onto Wild One for multiple re-rides. Regrouping once again, we rode twice more, and we were the only ones on the train! We all decided to ride the haunted hay-ride, but only if the wait was a minute or less. Well, I'll be damned, there's two other people waiting to ride. Unfortunately at this point we're getting fairly wet. The hay-ride didn't seem to fair any better than last week, but there were two more chainsaws! We tried to get another ride on S:ROS after departing, but it was not to be, due to technical problems. So we moved onto Batwing again, which was a one-train wait. Something didn't seem right at all on this ride. It feels like we're riding on a bad wheel in our row. It's been bumpy in sections ever since the media preview, but tonight seems particularly offensive most of the way through. Taking advantage of the short line though, we get back into line. By this time though, it's raining extremely hard. Some technical problem pops up on Batwing also, so we decide to leave for the night, and we're all drenched.
*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 10/15/2001. ***
Monday, October 15, 2001 5:24 PM
Sounds like the crowds were light on Sunday. The place was packed on Saturday.
Monday, October 15, 2001 5:31 PM
How long was the average wait time for Batwing, since it sounds like there was no one there.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:53 AM
The wait for Batwing was about 5 minutes or less at night. I think part of that could be attributed to the rain. We waited around 40 minutes around 5:30.
Thursday, October 18, 2001 10:05 AM
Sheesh told you that train ride is the pits! Oh well, at least you got to sit for awhile because your feet were probably tired from waiting in that 5 minute long Batwing queue.
*** This post was edited by PhoenixPhan on 10/18/2001. ***