As we got on the ride, the people gave their little speech. "Please do not pull on the restraints. It will cause the ride to malfunction." The restraints closed but many people pulled. They lifted the restraints. On the second attempt, the person next to me pulled. I told her not to pull. She said ok.
On the third try she pulled it again. Once again I told her to stop. She said, "OK, OK!" On the fourth try, she pulled.
"Please exit the ride to your right. The ride will be closed for 10-15 minutes."
I was pissed. Thomas was too. We headed over to Two-Face which has not had any kind of line on weekdays since the day it got stuck (i was there on that day with Thomas). We started forward, which had a short line. It was great. Then we tried Iron Eagle again. We got on and this time, they repeated the last part of the speech about the restraints.
The ride was really cool.
Then we finally went to Gotham City. Superman was running one car. We waited a good 25 minutes and then got on near the front. But Superman was great, as always. We pointed and shouted "The house, the house!" on the second hill, as if it was the biggest thing in the world. Then we went to Batwing but decided to skip it for now because the line was reasonably long.
Joker's Jinx was almost a walk on. It would have been but they were testing the second train. The ops were just saying enjoy your ride and weren't saying "all clear, dispatch". The ride was fun but it's not my favorite.
But as I was sitting on the block breaks, I saw some plastic wrapped black poles. I thought they looked like supports. They were in a 3 way fenced off area. You could also see them from the train. Could they be the supports of a new coaster?
Stay tuned for part two, which is from the same day. It's coming soon!
I was at SFA yesterday & when I asked a mechanic working over at S:ROS while waiting for it to open in the morning he told me this about possible 05 improvements "if you don't like getting wet then you're probably not gonna enjoy our 2005 capital investment plans" it sounds like they plan on doing something with the waterpark next season if you ask me.
Some funny stuff happened on some rides yesterday,a case in point was with a rider on alpine bobs who asked to get off when the ride stopped as they were prepping for the backwards part of the cycle....we're like you would've known from watching the ride while in line that it went backwards at some point.
Not only that but they were running the thing wide open for once :) now if only high seas could run a cycle that intense then I'd be pleased.
Over at JJ things got rather funny between the unload op & the panel op,for some reason it looked like the panel op was about to kick his a$$ over something however it lead to some majorly slow loading & dispatch times....2nd slowest was superman.
Even more fun ensued over at Chaos when these guys decided they wanted to go to Batwing & chose to go under/over the empty switchback rails,one of them was doing some great single handed vaults over the rail but misjudged his approach on the last one & landed in a rather painful looking & embarrassing position.
You never know! Especially with Six Flags!
Now I just thought of something here,it might...just might be possible that SFA could be adding a setpoint swing thing to the park next season,that would be an inexpensive coaster that's suitable for families & as we all know can dish out quite a fair share of the wet stuff.
I really cannot see any other types of water rides being added to the themepark side as of now when they've already got a rapids ride,shoot the chute,flume (tsc)& a spinning raft ride(PBR),my guess is it's that or a rennovation/relocation of the waterpark for the 2005 season.
BTW it was someone in maintenance who told me about it,not one of the ride ops because at the time I was still in the queue near S:ROS's brakerun while he was working on some minor glitches with one of the trains.
BATWING FAN SFA said:
I was at SFA yesterday & when I asked a mechanic working over at S:ROS while waiting for it to open in the morning he told me this about possible 05 improvements "if you don't like getting wet then you're probably not gonna enjoy our 2005 capital investment plans"
Gosh, it seems like every time you go to SFA you have "another story" I suggest asking the Dippin Dots Guy what the park is getting next year, his report will probably be as accurate as the maintenance guys!
All I will say right now is that it's gonna be wet & it's gonna be good.
My point is stop being greedy and let the people that want to know information know!!! Get my flow. I am pretty sure its good.... JUST MAKE SURE YOUR INFO IS TRUE OR RELIABLE! *** Edited 8/12/2004 9:23:01 PM UTC by SFAmerica***
In fact it'll involve the waterpark in more ways than one,but until we get more confirmation & the official announcement you're all just gonna have to wait to get the details.
At least now i know it's not a coaster. We'll have to wait for '06.
When are the Choice Awards? I wouldn't of known about this site if it hadn't been for them.
Were those poles for the waterpark? Are they adding a Master Blaster slide? That must be it.
They don't have any good slides!
I will post part two soon. I really haven't had time this week. (Yesterday i went to my local D&B's and played DOCWE for 2 hours straight-best game ever).
I did some research into HP's Rollersoaker & get this: the track length matches that of attraction #40(runaway car ride,80ft tall & 1,300ft in length) on SFA's conceptual site plan from 99,also the height is just 10ft short of the proposed height for attraction#40 at 70ft tall.
With that in mind along with what some others have heard from a few "higher ups" last week it sounds like a strong possibility that they'll be getting a new waterpark & a setpoint interactive swing thing coaster as well,which can be tied into what I heard while I was at the park last saturday.
Let's not forget about the four Premier Lims in the United States, one just so happens to be a hop, skip and jump down 301 from SFA.
I truely hope that SFA do fix their waterpark because PKD is highly competitive with their innovated slides and pools.
Now I have no way to verify this info just yet but I recently heard some more news regarding the possible setpoint ride:you know those posts that are shrink wrapped & sitting in the lot closest to S:ROS? it turns out those might be the supports for the new ride,I've also heard that what might be aqua colored setpoint style track has also been spotted in the same area.
The fences awaiting construction were all shipped pre-assembled so there's a good chance that it could indeed be the parts for the new ride sitting back there,I'm gonna try to get a good look at things while going through wild one's turnaround section as it's hard to see it from JJ's platform & will post a short TR later on in the week with the results of my investigation.
Oh and just so that you know and aren't complaining you don't know, Two Face is down as well as Riddle Me This. S:ROS didn't open until twelve today, feel sorry for the guy that had to darn a harness and climb to the top of the lift to get it running and Batwing hadn't opened as of 1:00. *** Edited 8/16/2004 7:28:17 PM UTC by coasterguts***
Since I'll be with the kids & arriving at around 4 or 5 pm I probably won't be able to get in the usual rides that I typically can get in on my saturday trips once a month,although I hope to get my 7 year old nephew on Wild one & a few other rides if he meets the 48 inch height requirement for them & I hope to get in at least one lap on Supes as well.
A new waterpark would be really nice though.
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