SFA Fright Fest TR (Starting 10/7/05)

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:21 AM
sirloindude's avatar If you want some info on Sam, he got royally stapled on Batwing this past Sunday. I literally just walked up the to the platform on Sunday when the operator told me that. I bit my tongue to avoid bursting out in laughter.

Oh, and the person announcing the closed seats was me. Saves me the trouble of rearranging everybody once the air gates open.

And I dare say, the brief period of time when only 2 crew members were up there (Sunday evening) was quite possibly the most fun I've ever had since I started working there.

If any of you folks come out this weekend, stop by and say hi, lol. I'll be the only one with glasses.


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Thursday, October 27, 2005 9:55 PM
rail junkie's avatar SFA Fright Fest 10-23-05 on a bright sunny day. My buddies & I left Restonaround 11:25am heading for SFA.We arrived at the park around 12:25pm.

Our 1st ride of the day was 2 nice flights on SROS.It was a walk on at 12:25pm so we rode it in the 1st row.We also got in 2 night flights on SROS. And they were loading the trains well this time.It got crowded around evening time.

Next stop a flight on Batwing where the lines are little long.So we rode it in the 1st row in the afternoon.And we even rode Batwing at night.That makes 2 flights on Batwing both in the 1st row.The ride operators were loading the trains slowly.

After a ride on Batwing we headed for JJ where it was a walk on.So we went for the 1st row

Now that we got in 3 roller coasters we took a lunch break.at Pizza O’eight and oh boy the pizza was hot and good.

After a pizza break we rode our 1st wood coaster of the day.On Roar where it was a walk on.we went for the 1st row.

So after a ride on Roar we headed for Coyote Creek for a ride on Mind Eraser in the 1st row and it was a very smooth ride.And as we were where in the break run we saw that the other train got stuck.As it was going up the lift hill. We were stuck for only 5 minutes.While us where at Coyote Creek we also rode Rodeo which was a walk on.

Then we rode High Seas which was also a walk on.We headed for the back row.

So it’s onto Southwest Territory where we rode Wild One in the 1st row the after noon. We also got in 3 night rides on Wild One. Then we rode Two-Face in the 1st row.After a ride on Two- Face we headed for a ride on The Tower Of Doom.

We also had dinner at Heritage House Food court.
I got a BBQ sandwich and 2 med Cokes. My buddy got a med French fries.

Roar 1 lap

SROS 4 flights

JJ 1 lap

Wild One 4 laps

Two-Face 1 lap

Mind Eraser 1 lap

*** Edited 11/2/2005 3:46:12 AM UTC by rail junkie***


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Thursday, October 27, 2005 9:56 PM
I thought I saw Sam walking in that direction.

You might've seen me as I was queued up for coach#2 with a buddy of mine at that time...IIRC you were the blonde haired guy working the unload side at that time early in the evening....I was wearing a six flags it's playtime cap & Rail Junkie was with me. *** Edited 10/28/2005 1:57:50 AM UTC by BATWING FAN SFA***

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Friday, October 28, 2005 10:29 PM
rail junkie's avatar My buddies & I are heading for SFA tomorrow. And I am wondering if you will be going to SFA tomorrow. And if so what will you be wearing so we can find you?
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Friday, October 28, 2005 10:32 PM
rail junkie's avatar I am wondering if any one of you who have posted will be heading for SFA tomorrow.
Rail Junkie
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Friday, October 28, 2005 10:37 PM
I going tomorrow with a few friends, but not until after 5pm. I go to church service on Sat. and have to run some errands, but I will make it up there.
I don't know ALL the Facts!!!!!!
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Friday, October 28, 2005 10:47 PM
rail junkie's avatar So what will you be wearing sdo me a7 My Buddies can find you?
Rail Junkie
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Friday, October 28, 2005 10:52 PM
This must be a end season meet up huh, am i correct?

My description

-Black Male.

-Will be wearing a White Nascar Jacket with UPS on it.

-Black Durag, Blue Jeans, Black and grey shirt with Hoddie. *** Edited 10/29/2005 3:15:48 AM UTC by SF Critic***


I don't know ALL the Facts!!!!!!
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Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:12 AM
I was at the park tonight. It was fairly crowded especially for a Friday night. Superman's queue extended well out onto the logo (the one in the cement), though that was without them opening the overflow queue. They had a surprisingly large number of "ghouls" and street performers out, including a fire eater, a juggler, a guy who made some awesome balloon animals, a guy on the stilts as a giant pirate (had seen the grim reeper and the clown before, but not the pirate), some ghouls dressed in camo w/ leaves and branches hiding out in the high brush across from the big pirate ship, and this convict with a rather interesting head restraint.

It was VERY cold, and Joker's Jinx did shut down an hour or so after nightfall when the temperature started to plumit, so if you want your last rides on the Jinx, be sure to get them early while it is still at least a little warm out. Everythiung else (including Shipwreck Falls) stayed open into the night with many rides running some pretty darn good opperations.

As for Superman, got six or seven rides tonight as you just can't pass up a good night ride on the Ride of Steel. And what a perfect night: overcast so you couldn't see the moon or any stars, slightly foggy blocking out most other light, all added up for some amazing rides on argueably one of the best coasters to ride at night.

As for everything else... no changes... Krypton Comet and Iron Eagle are still as they were a month ago, no construction/demolition over in Hurricane Harbor, no mystery crates or small orange flags or anything indicating anything out of the ordinary. All items at the stores are 50% off and all drinks have free refills when you buy one of those suvineir bottles, so take advantage of the good values and enjoy the last two days of opperation in 2005!


If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 10:49 AM
Good TR. I absolutely love S:RoS at night. It's so much fun. I could ride it over and over again.

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 1:13 PM
Still waiting on signs or word of that 500' coaster coasterniece.

A day at the park is what you make it!

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:51 AM
LOL even I'm not buyiong that one Guts.

Anyone make it out there yesterday? man was the park packed,as by closing it was impossible to get out of the lot.

Just gotta give a shout out to CB's own Sirloin Dude for fantastic operations over at Batwing last night....what a performance having both stations & trains running with no breakdowns,hope to see ya there next season :) .

Overall things were great save for the usual fastlane crap over at wild one,needless to say I was rather ticked with the ops for giving away our seat up front & wasn't hesitant to let him know by actually demanding a reride just before our train took off to make up for the extra wait becasue of their actions....needless to say we didn't get it of course.

Great night ride on supes to close out the season although there was a slight delay what with the train being stuck on the lift....we ended up waiting til close to 11:30-12 midnight at the main gate for a friend who'd gotten on after we did & was stuck for a good 35 minutes while we tried unsuccessfuly to get a last ride in on wild one,two face & roar but with 15 minutes til closing they shut down the queues for all three coasters...no fair :( .

Still gotta get my 06 pass before the price goes up later to near $80 bucks! here's hoping that we get something good from SFAW to make that extra cost worth it but I'm not holding my breath on that one just yet.

Have a great offseason & look forwarad to returning again in april 06...looks like I'll be playing an awful lot of RCT3 while the park is in it's winter hibernation.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 12:07 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:


Anyone make it out there yesterday? man was the park packed,as by closing it was impossible to get out of the lot.


I went last night and boi was it packed. I drove a car while my other friend was driving behind me. We made it to the park at 6pm. I brought about 10 friends with me to the park.

We arrived at the ticket entrance and noticed people were cheating to get in the park. Getting your hand stamped and smearing it against another friend. Officers caught these people and said, "You either go home or get Arrested!" It turns out that one of my friends friend were doing this and couldn't get into the park. So I called my cousin thats a manager in First Aid and told him I need a ticket. After I called him he gave her a free ticket, and said when the park closes leave. I just received a radio call rumored to be a brawl in the parking lot. Get to your car safely. I wasn't surpised to hear that, because it happens every year.

To make this short, we only went on Hall Manor and The Midnight Express Haunted Train. I wasn't willing to get on any other attractions in that very cool weather. Probably get frostbite on S:ROS.

After riding these two attractions, our group was separated as some were following people or making up $h!t to begin a throwdown.

All in All, we had a good time, they could use some more haunted houses. Security was very visible last night, but needs to learn how to control their crowds more. The midways were crowded and traffic was a mess when the park closed (an hour in a half getting out the lot).


I don't know ALL the Facts!!!!!!
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Sunday, October 30, 2005 6:22 PM
I went today and it wasn't as packed but they were packing them in as I left. Even though they hadn't started using the second overflow lot yet. However, I noticed this morning they had orange cones by the West Entrance (the one across the street from Cameron Grove Retirement Community where Mr. Six lives) which indicates they used the parks fourth overflow lot last night. I can't think of a time the park has used their fourth overflow lot during Fright Fest.

However, if anyone ever goes to an amusement park with Coaster Lover, be forewarned, he's been possessed. Everytime he came remotely close to a ride today, it broke down. The last count was Superman twice (once on the brake run, the next time he was next in line). We were watching Joker's Jinx went it stalled coming out of the tunnel. Once when the boat on TSC got stuck part of the way out of the last turntable before the big drop. Did I miss any Coaster Lover?


A day at the park is what you make it!

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 6:46 PM
Lol, Superman was just sad that it was the last day of the season and was being tempramental. Specifically, the lift chain just kept shutting off. When the train engages the lift, the lift is going pretty slow, but when the entire train is on the lift, it speeds up, and when the train exits the lift, it slows back down. It seemed when the train left the lift, the chain wasn't just slowing down, it was shutting off. It happened about three or four times that we saw that day, and two of those times I was on the ride. (The first time, I was on the brake run, and the second time I had loaded the train, then they told everyone to get back off).

As for TSC, that was a wheel problem or something. The ride was going just fine, but we get to the second turntable and the boat doesn't go all the way onto the table (about a foot stuck off the front). A second boat comes around and bumps us into position and the ride E-stops. The mechanics come around and get the table to turn us and it seems like all is good. But then again at the top of the main lift, our boat disengages the lift and barly goes anywhere (far from being on the turntable). Fortunatly, the sensors stop the lift until someone can give us a push.

Ironicly, while I was on TSC, I saw Roar was having a problem. The second train was stopped well before where it should be with only the first two cars in the brake house. Then like coasterguts said, we were watching Superman when it was having the same problem wit the lift, we hear Joker's Jinx launch followed by a sudden sound of brakes clamping as the train came to a quick stop right after the launch tunnle.

Ya... I have NO idea what was going on today at the park, but somehow, it all seemed to happen right when I was around.


If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 6:59 PM
I think Eleanor is attracted to Coaster Lover.

A day at the park is what you make it!

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 7:17 PM
Yeah that wouldn't suprise me if a brawl occured in the lot last night as the police presence was massive but the traffic on 214 was no better until you got past the west entrance....didn't get home til nearly 1 am!

CL must've been there last night & that had to be the cause of superman's problems LOL...I can think of no other logical conclusion after reading his most recent post....I've seen TSC shutdown before even while on it but never something like that in which a boat gets nowhere near where it's supposed to be.

SFCritc:it may have been chilly to downright freezing last night but it didn't seem to stop us,or half the park from riding superman,at least I was smart enough to bring the gloves but it still was mighty darn cold up there.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 8:15 PM
All I have to say is, thank god I didn't end the season the way I started. Which was waiting in line for 8 hours for the first ride of the season on Superman.

A day at the park is what you make it!

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 9:45 PM

coasterguts said:
All I have to say is, thank god I didn't end the season the way I started. Which was waiting in line for 8 hours for the first ride of the season on Superman.

Dang! an 8 hour wait for supes? well that beats my all time longest wait of 3 hours back in 00...in the rain might I add.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005 10:05 PM
Mind you that when we did wait 8 hours, only during 1 minute of that eight hour wait (the time it took to walk from the entrance to the ride to the front seat) was the ride actually open to the public. The other 7 hrs and 59 minutes we just sat at the entrance to the ride talking to the ride ops while they worked on the ride, began testing the ride, and then allowed the employees a few rides. Needless to say, it was amazing to be able to say we had the very first public ride on Superman this season in the very front row. (My sis and I also had the very first EVER public ride on SFA's Tornado, so that was pretty cool). Today I made my very last ride of the day one final ride on Superman. It was in the middle of the train and it was hardly the last public train of the night (my ride was at about 4 pm), but it was a nice way to bookend my coaster riding season.

If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

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