Monday, May 28, 2001 10:58 AM
Went to SFA to try out the the new "Prime Time" benefit for season pass holders. The park now opens a different area each day and hour early for season pass holders.
A small group was gathered outside the gate at 9:30. About 5 minutes got us through security and into the park. Areas not open for Prime Time were taped off by blue tape. We went back and rode SROS about 6 times under walk on conditions. We did have a brief wait while they delt with efficiently with a technical glitch. With trains not quite full Superman was still rolling pretty good and had excellent air.
Saw Sam Marks (Mr. Coaster Zombie) at SROS who told us that press day for Batwing had been delayed to June 12th. Sam was also talking about how great the Zombies California coaster tour was.
At 10:30 the rest of the park opened and we went over to catch a couple of rides on Roar. Trains were running with only 6 to 12 people and could have used a little more weight, though Roar is an excellent ride anytime. The kids went over for a ride on Two Face which had a short wait while I went over and broke Wild One. (I can break almost any ride just by getting in the queue.) This technical problem was again settled quickly and efficiently.
Even with the park open to the general public crowds remained remarkably light. I guess that people were afraid that Sunday would be another wash out like Saturday. (We had strong storms and 2" of rain on Saturday.) Superman, Two Face, and Typhoon Sea Coaster were the only rides I saw that had any line at all up to the time we left at 1:00 PM.
Good news. For the first time ever, I didn't break Typhoon Sea Coaster by getting in line and finally got to ride this unique wet ride.
Monday, May 28, 2001 3:01 PM
Wow, you are very lucky that you had light crowds yesterday. I went today and the park was packed. There was about a 20 minute wait for everything and sometimes more. I also heard Batwing had been delayed until June 12. That is a shame.
Take flight on Batwing in 2001