SFA and Superman, 4th of July

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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 5:10 PM
Well today marked exactly one year that I last went to SFA. I went
July 5th last year and sense this is a leap year July 4th made it 365
days. I went 5 times last year and by July I was fed up with SFA and
its poor operation. This year I waited until Superman was open for
sure before I would go.
So some friends and I arrived at 10:30am and we walked up and
showed our passes and got in. (something I have noticed about
Premier Parks, they don't check season passes or scan them, last year
they didnt ever scan their own pass. This year I have a SFKK pass
and they just looked at it and waved me in, Bob had a SFNE pass and
they did the same thing. So we went in and made our way back to
Gotham where we met up with some more friends and got in line for
Superman, which was down at the time. The red train was parked on
the bottom of the lift and the blue train behind the station. One of our
friends went to the front of the line to ask an estimated time and got
the typical theme park reply, we dont know. We stood there close to
30 mins as trains rumbled by on an almost empty Jokers Jinx. Finally
the red train on Superman started going up the lift and they ran a few
more test trains for about 10 mins and opened the ride. I have not
been on any other Superman coaster or another Intamin hyper or giga
so I was kinda excited. I liked the look of the trains and the low riding
they provided. The station was poorly built compared to the ones I
have seen pictures of at SFNE and SFDL. They had decent station
designs and buildings, this one was really unattractive. It was also
very small, when we got in the station we saw some major flaws. The
line comes our RIGHT at the line for the very back row. So people
stand there while waiting for the back seat and end up blocking
others. SFA made no provisions for the back car and as a 愀琀琀攀爀 漀昀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 昀愀挀琀 搀甀洀瀀攀搀 琀栀攀 圀䠀伀䰀䔀 氀椀渀攀 爀椀最栀琀 琀栀攀爀攀 琀漀 昀椀氀氀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 吀栀攀 椀渀搀椀瘀椀搀甀愀氀 氀椀渀攀猀 昀漀爀 攀愀挀栀 爀漀眀 眀攀爀攀 漀渀氀礀 愀戀漀甀琀 㐀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 搀攀攀瀀 猀漀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 攀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 椀猀 椀渀 攀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀猀 眀愀礀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䄀昀琀攀爀 眀攀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 猀漀洀攀 爀甀搀攀 最甀攀猀琀猀 戀攀栀椀渀搀 甀猀 最攀琀 愀渀最爀礀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 䄀䠀䔀䄀䐀 漀昀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀栀攀洀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀 眀攀 昀椀渀愀氀氀礀 最漀琀 漀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 琀爀椀愀渀猀 眀攀爀攀 愀 戀椀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 洀漀爀攀 爀漀漀洀礀 琀栀愀渀 琀栀攀礀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 愀渀搀 䤀 氀椀欀攀搀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀琀爀愀椀渀琀 猀礀猀琀攀洀⸀ 䄀渀搀 漀昀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 挀漀甀爀猀攀 琀栀攀礀 眀漀甀氀搀 渀漀琀 氀攀琀 洀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀椀琀栀 洀礀 最氀愀猀猀攀猀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 琀栀攀 伀一䰀夀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 瀀愀爀欀 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 栀愀搀 愀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀 眀椀琀栀 椀渀 琀栀愀琀 愀猀瀀攀挀琀⸀ 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 漀瘀攀爀㰀戀爀㸀਀ ㄀ Ⰰ    挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 爀椀搀攀猀 椀渀 洀礀 氀椀昀攀 愀渀搀 栀愀瘀攀 栀愀搀 最氀愀猀猀攀猀 昀漀爀 愀琀 氀攀愀猀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 㜀Ⰰ    漀昀 琀栀漀猀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 渀攀瘀攀爀 挀愀洀攀 漀昀昀⸀ 䈀甀琀 匀䘀䄀 搀攀挀椀搀攀猀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 挀愀渀✀琀 眀攀愀爀 琀栀攀洀 漀渀 挀攀爀琀愀椀渀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀⸀ 䄀渀搀 琀栀愀琀 瀀漀氀椀挀礀 猀攀攀洀猀 琀漀 挀栀愀渀最攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 䔀嘀䔀刀夀吀䤀䴀䔀 䤀 愀洀 琀栀攀爀攀⸀ 匀漀洀攀琀椀洀攀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀 圀椀氀搀 伀渀攀 䤀 挀愀渀Ⰰ 猀漀洀攀琀椀洀攀猀 䤀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 挀愀渀琀 愀渀搀 猀愀洀攀 昀漀爀 刀漀愀爀 愀渀搀 猀愀洀攀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 䴀椀渀搀攀爀愀猀攀爀 愀渀搀 猀漀 漀渀 愀渀搀 猀漀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 漀渀⸀ 夀漀甀 渀攀瘀攀爀 欀渀漀眀 愀渀搀 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 愀 瀀漀氀椀挀礀 渀攀攀搀猀 琀漀 戀攀 琀栀攀爀攀 漀爀 渀漀琀 戀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀栀攀爀攀⸀ 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 愀猀欀攀搀 猀漀洀攀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 猀愀椀搀Ⰰ ∀匀甀爀攀 礀漀甀 挀愀渀∀Ⰰ㰀戀爀㸀਀ 猀漀洀攀 猀愀礀Ⰰ ∀一漀Ⰰ 渀漀琀 漀渀 琀栀椀猀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀∀ 吀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 渀漀 挀漀渀猀椀猀琀攀渀挀礀 愀渀搀 琀栀愀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 渀攀攀搀猀 琀漀 戀攀⸀ 䄀渀礀眀愀礀Ⰰ 䤀 愀洀 瀀甀氀氀椀渀最 漀甀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 氀攀昀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 猀攀愀琀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 搀漀攀猀 愀 ㄀㠀  搀攀最爀攀攀 琀甀爀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 爀椀最栀琀 愀渀搀 猀琀愀爀琀猀 甀瀀 琀栀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 氀椀昀琀⸀ 䤀 ∀琀栀椀渀欀∀ 䤀 猀攀攀 猀漀洀攀 昀氀愀眀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 猀礀猀琀攀洀 琀栀愀琀 洀愀礀 栀愀瘀攀 搀漀渀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀栀攀 挀栀愀椀渀 搀愀洀愀最攀 眀栀椀挀栀 眀漀甀氀搀 戀攀 愀渀 䤀渀琀愀洀椀渀 搀攀猀椀最渀 昀氀愀眀⸀ 伀渀攀Ⰰ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀栀攀 挀栀愀椀渀 椀猀 甀渀搀攀爀 洀漀爀攀 瀀爀攀猀猀甀爀攀 琀栀愀渀 愀 渀漀爀洀愀氀 挀栀愀椀渀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 挀栀愀椀渀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 爀攀琀甀爀渀猀 刀䤀䜀䠀吀 甀渀搀攀爀 椀琀猀攀氀昀⸀ 䴀漀猀琀 挀栀愀椀渀猀 爀攀琀甀爀渀 猀攀瘀攀爀愀氀 昀攀攀琀 甀渀搀攀爀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 椀琀猀攀氀昀⸀ 匀甀瀀攀爀洀愀渀猀 栀愀猀 琀眀漀 挀爀愀渀欀 最攀愀爀猀 愀琀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀 琀栀愀琀 洀愀欀攀 椀琀 爀攀琀甀爀渀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 爀椀最栀琀 甀渀搀攀爀 椀琀猀攀氀昀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 戀椀最 琀栀椀渀最 䤀 猀攀攀 琀栀愀琀 挀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 挀愀甀猀攀搀 挀栀愀椀渀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 搀愀洀愀最攀 眀愀猀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 昀愀挀琀 琀栀攀 挀栀愀椀渀 猀瀀攀攀搀猀 甀瀀 愀琀 琀栀攀 眀爀漀渀最 琀椀洀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 䰀椀欀攀 洀漀猀琀 挀栀愀椀渀猀Ⰰ 椀琀 猀瀀攀攀搀猀 甀瀀 眀栀攀渀 愀 琀爀愀椀渀 愀琀琀愀挀栀攀猀 琀漀 椀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 洀漀猀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 猀瀀攀攀搀 甀瀀 漀渀挀攀 琀栀攀 圀䠀伀䰀䔀 琀爀愀椀渀 椀猀 漀渀 椀琀⸀ 匀甀瀀攀爀洀愀渀猀 猀瀀攀攀搀猀 甀瀀 while 2
or 3 cars are still flat on the run out. I think its speeding up with the
weight of most of the train, but all of a sudden its got the weight of 2
or 3 more cars on it and it cant handle it. IF the chain would speed up
AFTER the whole train is on the lift and attached to the chain, I think
that would relieve some tension. I blame that on Intamin, but the park
can fix that with setting up the sensors differently. BUT, this is all just
an opinion with observations I have made and I could be completely
wrong. But, it makes sense to me. So now we are climbing up a very
steep lift a a decent rate of speed. Once we crested we enter what
was one of the best first drops I have ever been on, maybe even the
best. The drop gets steeper and steeper and STEEPER and then one
last time STEEPER ! It had a WONDERFUL first drop, the bottom had a
very good turn to the right, it was directly on the ground which
enhanced speed and then shot up into a really good 2nd hill, it had
decent airtime, then dived down and into the first of three sections I
didnt like. A long, LONG, LONG section of flat track. It did keep up its
speed though, but I dont like flat track. Then it entered the large
downward helix, this was fast and fun, but lacked hills. I mean, I know
its meant to be a flat helix, but I want hills, moreso at that speed.
Then it entered the 2nd of the LONG flat sections then entered the
3rd hill, this was LOADED with negative Gs. Then dove down into the
last of the LONG sections of flat track, then entered the upward helix,
unbelievably it has keep ALL its speed. After the helix it enters what I
call a "GCI" rabbit hop. It climbs while twisting one way, has airtime
then dives the opposite direction. Then it enters two straight rabbit
hops loaded with air and dives into a very smooth brake run. It used
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announcement was made. (sigh) Then they made another
announcment we couldnt believe, this came from the person at the
controls. "Sorry, we are unable to run this coaster because of a
problem with another ride and we need the track." Don't ask me, I
dont know and neither did the other people in my group. After about
15 mins the finally decided to let us ride. The Wild One is so poor
compared to what it used to be before they reprofiled it. I really just
dont care for it anymore, it used to be fun. Now its just ride to cause
a line for other people to be in while I ride other things. Its slow and
just boring. I feel that way about a lot of out and backs though, this
one just happened to be better at one time (in my opinion) and now
that makes it worse in my book.
Next, over to Roar, this used to be a top five ride, not now. Its slow
and the trians are in horrible shape. They are falling apart, shaking
themselves apart and just not running well. I think Roar is a
WONDERFUL design, but give it to a park with a horrible maintenance
staff that cant take care of it and you get a ride that should be
renamed "Snore" or "Bore". It really didnt have much feeling at all.
They put up a new sign that looked nice in front of it. But I wish it ran
like it did in its opening year, 1998. After that is when we headed
back to Gotham and got a ride on Jokers Jinx. Last year I HATED it,
this year it was more enjoyable. The pads I hated were replaced since
the last time I rode it and it was easier on the head. I still like OL FOF
better at PKD, I like the themeing and I like it indoors (that design is
just plain ugly and needs to be hidden). I also like the midcourse brake
in OL FOF, it makes the rest of the ride slower which is easier on the
head. But, I will say that JJ is戀攀琀琀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 眀攀 眀攀渀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 匀甀瀀攀爀洀愀渀 愀渀搀 琀栀愀琀 椀猀 眀栀攀渀 眀攀 渀漀琀椀挀攀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀 漀渀氀礀 氀漀愀搀椀渀最㰀戀爀㸀਀ 漀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 圀攀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 戀愀挀欀 戀礀 吀眀漀 䘀愀挀攀 愀渀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀 猀琀椀氀氀 搀漀眀渀 猀漀 眀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 樀甀猀琀 氀攀昀琀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀਀ 䌀栀愀渀最攀猀 昀爀漀洀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀 琀漀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀਀ 䜀愀爀戀愀最攀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀 眀愀猀 匀䤀䰀䰀夀Ⰰ 䔀嘀䔀刀夀圀䠀䔀刀䔀 漀渀 攀瘀攀爀礀 瘀椀猀椀琀⸀ 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 漀渀氀礀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 戀攀攀渀 漀渀挀攀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 搀椀搀渀琀 猀攀攀 栀愀爀搀氀礀 愀渀礀 琀爀愀猀栀⸀ 匀漀 䤀 栀漀瀀攀 琀栀愀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 椀猀 琀栀攀 渀漀爀洀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 挀愀渀琀 猀愀礀 椀琀 椀猀 眀椀琀栀 漀渀攀 瘀椀猀椀琀⸀ 匀漀 漀渀 洀礀 漀渀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 攀砀瀀攀爀椀攀渀挀攀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀 挀漀洀瀀愀爀攀搀 琀漀 愀氀氀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀Ⰰ 琀栀愀琀 愀猀瀀攀挀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 椀洀瀀爀漀瘀攀搀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀਀ 䔀洀瀀氀漀礀攀攀猀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀 愀渀搀 洀漀猀琀 礀攀愀爀猀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 眀攀爀攀 嘀䔀刀夀 爀甀搀攀 愀渀搀Ⰰ㰀戀爀㸀਀ 眀攀氀氀⸀⸀⸀ 䬀椀渀搀愀 搀甀洀戀Ⰰ 渀攀瘀攀爀 欀渀攀眀 愀渀礀 愀渀猀眀攀爀猀 琀漀 焀甀攀猀琀椀漀渀猀⸀ 吀漀搀愀礀 琀栀攀礀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 眀攀爀攀 渀漀琀 爀甀搀攀Ⰰ 猀漀洀攀 眀攀爀攀 栀攀氀瀀昀甀氀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 猀漀洀攀 眀攀爀攀 猀琀椀氀氀 欀椀渀搀愀 搀甀洀戀⸀ 伀欀Ⰰ㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀漀 挀氀愀爀椀昀礀Ⰰ 眀栀攀渀 䤀 猀愀礀 搀甀洀戀Ⰰ 䤀 洀攀愀渀 琀栀攀礀 搀椀搀渀琀 欀渀漀眀 愀渀猀眀攀爀猀 琀漀 瀀愀爀欀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 焀甀攀猀琀椀漀渀猀Ⰰ 渀漀琀 琀栀攀椀爀 䤀儀 氀攀瘀攀氀⸀ 䤀 挀愀渀 昀漀爀最椀瘀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀漀甀最栀 眀栀攀渀 琀栀攀礀 愀爀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 瀀漀氀椀琀攀Ⰰ 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀 䤀 樀甀猀琀 栀愀琀攀搀 琀愀氀欀椀渀最 琀漀 䄀一夀 攀洀瀀氀漀礀攀攀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 爀甀搀攀渀攀猀猀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀栀攀礀 最愀瘀攀 漀甀琀⸀ 䤀 琀愀氀欀攀搀 琀漀 愀 昀攀眀 琀漀搀愀礀 愀渀搀 愀氀氀 眀攀爀攀 洀甀挀栀 洀漀爀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 瀀氀攀愀猀攀渀琀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀਀ 伀瀀攀爀愀琀椀漀渀猀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀 愀爀攀 樀甀猀琀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀Ⰰ 猀氀漀眀 愀渀搀 攀洀瀀氀漀礀攀攀猀 樀甀猀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 搀漀渀琀 猀攀攀洀 琀漀 戀攀 眀攀氀氀 琀爀愀椀渀攀搀⸀ 䄀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 最漀攀猀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 ∀搀甀洀戀∀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀 䤀 洀愀搀攀 攀愀爀氀椀攀爀⸀ 吀栀攀 挀爀攀眀猀 愀爀攀 猀氀漀眀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 琀爀愀椀渀猀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 搀漀渀琀 猀攀攀洀 琀漀 眀愀渀琀 琀漀 琀爀礀 愀渀礀 栀愀爀搀攀爀⸀ 匀漀洀攀 愀爀攀 琀漀漀 戀甀猀礀 樀漀欀椀渀最㰀戀爀㸀਀ 愀爀漀甀渀搀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 眀栀攀渀 琀栀愀琀 栀愀瀀瀀攀渀猀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 挀愀渀 最攀琀 栀甀爀琀 愀渀搀 挀愀瀀愀挀椀琀礀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 最漀攀猀 搀漀眀渀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀਀ 倀愀爀欀椀渀最Ⰰ 䴀夀 䜀伀伀䐀一䔀匀匀 琀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 猀椀氀氀礀⸀ 圀栀攀爀攀 搀漀攀猀 琀栀愀琀 瀀愀爀欀 最攀琀 漀昀昀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 挀栀愀爀渀椀渀最 䔀䤀䜀䠀吀 戀甀挀欀猀 琀漀 瀀愀爀欀㼀㼀㼀 圀攀 猀瀀氀椀琀 琀栀愀琀 愀 昀攀眀 眀愀礀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 瀀愀爀欀 最漀琀 一伀 䴀伀刀䔀 洀漀渀攀礀 昀爀漀洀 甀猀⸀ 圀攀 戀漀甀最栀琀 渀漀 最漀漀搀Ⰰ 渀漀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 洀攀爀挀栀愀渀搀椀猀攀Ⰰ 渀漀琀栀椀渀最⸀ 䤀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 眀愀渀琀攀搀 愀 匀甀瀀攀爀洀愀渀 猀栀椀爀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 爀攀昀甀猀攀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀漀 最椀瘀攀 琀栀愀琀 瀀愀爀欀 愀渀礀 洀漀渀攀礀⸀ 䤀 瀀愀椀搀 昀漀爀 洀礀 瀀愀猀猀 愀琀 匀䘀䬀䬀Ⰰ 猀漀 愀琀 氀攀愀猀琀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 琀栀攀礀 最攀琀 渀漀 愀搀搀洀椀猀猀椀漀渀 昀爀漀洀 洀攀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀਀ 吀栀攀爀攀 愀爀攀 猀漀洀攀 椀洀瀀爀漀瘀攀洀攀渀琀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 猀琀椀氀氀 栀愀猀 愀 氀漀渀最 眀愀礀 琀漀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 最漀⸀ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 愀琀琀攀渀搀愀渀挀攀 椀猀 搀漀眀渀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀 挀漀洀瀀愀爀攀搀 搀漀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀㰀戀爀㸀਀ 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 瀀eople got feed up with that operation and are not coming
back this year. The price to get in is $34.99 I think. Eight to park and
35 for one to get in for that park is crazy.
As I said, some improvements were made, but I need to see it more
often for it to change my mind on those things. But the operation is
still the worst of any park I have been too. I "may" return one more
time this year to get Janis on Superman (she had to work today).
Other than that, I won't be back until next year, IF they add
anything.

Danny

PKD 4 ME
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Tuesday, July 4, 2000 6:42 PM
Sounds like not much has changed since I was there about a month ago. I was on that first fateful chain break and was rewarded with a ticket for a free admission.

The station is ugly, but one step better and worse than its mirror at Six Flags Darien Lake. The good thing is that there is more room between the track and the back of the station. The bad thing is that they decided to put a few queue rows up there. Why most parks continue to queue people on the platform is beyond me.

Since I only got to ride up the first 140 feet, I was disappointed I didn't get to experience that low turn along the ground. I knew what to expect with the rest since it was like the SFDL model, but bummed I didn't get that first turn.

Great TR!

By the way, they actually did scan my SFO pass at SFGAm, where it was rejected, but they let me through anyway. Go figure.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, July 5, 2000 2:31 PM
I was to SFA later that day. Stupidman was running 2 trains but with the 2 empty cars. as we walked up the steps to the station the first break down happened. I took about 30 minutes or so an it was back up and running. Then we moved up to next to board and it went down again. They took off the second train and ran a few test runs. After the train left the station we would smell a hot burning smell. The one motor thats hooked to a tire to dispatch the train from the station was smoking. They ran it anyway. We were at SFA for 4 hours and got 3 rides Stupidman, Mild One, and Bore. At another park Wild One and Roar would have been a 10 minute wait with 2 trains not here each was at least a half hour. SFA needs to do a lot of improving before I return again this season. I actually think you could show an outdated Six Fags pass or a pass from another chain and get in free. I also set off the metal detector and they didn't even check me. D.C. has one of the highest murder rates in the country and they don't even check to see if you have a weapon? I know I won't be back again this year. I was there earlier in the season and SFA wasn't crowed walk ons on everything even Superman and it was actually enjoyable. When you add a crowd the park is just HORRIBLE.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Wednesday, July 5, 2000 3:15 PM
Well Dan, I see you saw SFA at its best ! (sarcastic)

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PKD 4 ME
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Wednesday, July 5, 2000 4:15 PM
SFA is truely a park where THEY (the staff) make you have a bad time.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Thursday, July 6, 2000 11:28 AM
I dont know, Maybe I've been lucky, but the 3 times I have been there this year, it hasn't been that bad. However, it is a SEVERE step down from my former home park SF GREAT america. I think they need to train the ride ops a little better. Moreover, they need to have spot checks. I did notice more than a few of the ops flirting w/ each other more than operating the rides. And with the Wild One, this woodie has fared a lot better than the American Eagle at SFGAm (I'm talking total vasectomy). At least W-O still has the good ending helix. This park just wasnt ready for the Six Flgs name. If it wasn't for the cheap season pass (so I could go to SFGAm & SFGAdv) I might not go to this park. Admittedly S:ROS is my #1 and Two Face is cool, but if they cant keep them running then wtf! I can only take *so* many pictures. BTW if you ever go back hit me up via email and we can complain together (scrunch17@hotmail.com).
lata,
Jeremy
aka the hostyl one
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Thursday, July 6, 2000 7:56 PM
Better yet look me up when you want to go to a decient park like Hershey, or Knoebels. That way we'll have more fun than complaining.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Thursday, July 6, 2000 10:04 PM
Apparently I need to vist SFA more often, as everytime I have visited with one exception I have had only good luck, with the excepetion again of Two Face. I find the park to be fairly well run, clean and with lots more shade than some other parks. I also have had only good employes who are not rude in the least. Wild One still features a killer tunnel and some good air on the third hill. Roar does need grease, but it still runs well. If anyone ever wnats to eat at the park, go to the Cayote Creek saloon and have a crab cake sandwich and thank me later.
*** This post was edited by WildOne on 7/7/2000. *** *** This post was edited by WildOne on 7/7/2000. ***
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Friday, July 7, 2000 4:34 AM
It sounds like it is an exact clone of SFDL's Superman!!! That is terrible, it is a good ride, and shouls be exclusive to one park. Can't SF shell out a little bit more money for orginal designs? Shheeesh! It just sounds like the turn on the ground is in the other direction!!!

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Give Mean Streak a chance!
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Friday, July 7, 2000 5:07 AM
Shade? Are you kidding? Outside of the entrance midway I found myself baking in the 92-degree heat. Gotham City is the worst offender by far. I've never been to a park that open and desolate looking.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, July 7, 2000 6:45 AM
Yeah the gotham city part of the park absolutly blows! Especially with the alpine bobs themed to the penguin. First off, you cant tell that is has a theme unless you look at the *tiny* half hidden, not even permanent sign. And in that little section, the only shade is either sitting at a games table or in the queue for Joker's Jinx. However, the areas around Mind Eraser and Roar have a fair amount of shade. This park DOES have a lot of growing up to do, but with that in mind, I dont even try to compare it to like SFMM. One question though (really two) why is Two-Face so far from Gotham city? And are all of their new coasters gonna have a DC comics theme? (that would absolutely suck!)
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Friday, July 7, 2000 4:43 PM
It's SFA it would make too much sense to put Two Faced in the Gotham City area where it belongs. I didn't see any shade there except for the stations of the coasters. I really think it's one of the worst parks I've ever been to. "What this park needs is an enima", the Joker.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Friday, July 7, 2000 9:49 PM
Two Face is where it is because that is where the old Python shttle coaster used to be and they wanted to use the space for something high thrill and small footprint. Also, is it suddenly rag on SFA time? Am I the only one here who likes the park for what it is and doesn't try to compare it to parks that are in another level of Six Flags? I was there yesterday and I had a great time. I got a Roar ride, two JJ rides in a row, a superman ride(fromt car, second row) and a Krypton Comet ride in two hours. Just try the park on a weekday when it is below 90 degrees and you will be fine, otherwise, grin and bear it, atleast your at a amusement park and not at work. *** This post was edited by WildOne on 7/11/2000. ***
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Saturday, July 8, 2000 10:06 AM
I was there on a Monday once. I think Memorial day to be exact and I did like SFA. ROS was a two train wait for back seat. Everything else was walk on as well. When they don't have a crowd it's a good park. A park should be good even when there are crowds like (Cedar Point, PKI, PKD, and Hershey). What is the point of going to a park when they can't dispatch a train on Roar, or Wild One in under 5 minutes with 2 people checking restraints. That is either lack of training or just not caring about their job. I think parks should have staff that takes pride in their work (Holiday World, Knoebels, Lake Compounce). Most SFA employees don't have that. Staff additude make a lot of differance to me in a park.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebels,DP,HP,PKI,HW,SFKK,SFA, Camden, SFO,CP,WL,IW,KW,BP
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Monday, July 10, 2000 9:33 AM
Wild One: I point out the park for what it is. If there are bad things about it, I'll mention them. If there are good things, I'll mention them as well. I typically have a good time there by myself. For instance, I went last Friday (7/8) got 4 rides on S:ROS, 3 on Roar, 2 on Two-Face, 1 on Mind Eraser, 1 on Joker's Jinx and 1 on Wild One. All in about 6 hours. But I think that it is fair to compare it to other Six Flags parks, because that's what it is. I would never compare it to Knobels because that it a whole 'nother animal. But if the want to bill themselves as a world class park, then they need to be prepared to meet the standards that those parks are held to. With that being said I'll likely be there later this week....hehehehe

p.s. Why name it two-face though? While I do like the name for the ride, with the placement, I think another name should have been used. Just my opinion though.. *** This post was edited by 2Hostyl on 7/10/2000. ***
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