SFEG 6/6/02

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 2:43 PM

At about 9:30 this morning I got a call from a friend who asked if I wanted to go to SFEG today, so naturaly, I said yes to this proposal and we were at the gates by 10:30. We bought season passes and got them processed. The picture on mine is the most hazy I have ever had, even now I can barely tell it's me.

Once in the park, my friend wanted to head to Mind Eraser, but once in line I convinced him it wasn't worth it. We then headed to Twister II for our first ride of the day. By the time we got on, it was 11:45. Back row is the only way to go on this ride and was great today. Upon getting off, we noticed shipwrek falls was empty so we took a spin on that wonderful splash machine.After exiting, it was off to the waterpark. After one serving of death by inner tubes, we had had enough of that pool of waves and decided to take a couple laps on the lazy river, which, since I am not lazy, was not very because of how touchy those lifeguards can be. We went back to the main section next to eat, forgetting our shoes in a locker we rented. This is a costly mistake on such a hot day. My feet are still sore. After filling up on food, we returned to retrive our shoes. Next up was Chaos. It was my friends first time so he was really nervous, but, in the end, a really fun ride. We headed back to the waterpark because of the torturous heat. There, we mostly had fun on the water playground which I now know is too small for me, judging by the bruises on my head. At 3:00, we had to leave because my friend had baseball practice. Overall, I'm sore, but it was fun.

BTW: TFC was clased day as well as the exciting top spin, Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Thursday, June 6, 2002 6:22 PM

Shake Rattle and Roll has been closed all year. Not sure what for but I saw some parts on the deck a couple weeks ago. But I have never seen anybody working on it. And I can't believe TFC is having this much trouble. It has been closed quite a few times. I know it is a prototype and all, but come on.

BTW-How crowded was it today?

*** This post was edited by RubberDucky on 6/6/2002. ***

Thursday, June 6, 2002 8:13 PM
It was pretty crowded and we found ourselves ditching lines alot because they were too long. Especially Twister II with it's one train opperation. I thought Zamperela would have enough time to test TFC as they had a Volare (the model that TFC is) setup at their facility in Italy for almost a year.

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 8:46 PM

TFC is that same one that was set up in Italy. So that should make the ride more reliable I would think. If it was rainging I could understand because it can't be operated in rain. But today was nothing but sunshine. The ride has been closed a lot lately.

The one train operation on Twister II pisses me off to say the least. I know the line has to be a certain length, but I have waited almost a hour in that line because of one train operation. It seems to go slower than Boomerang or Sidewinder! I wish it was like CP and the ride ops could make the decision of adding a train or not.

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Friday, June 7, 2002 10:25 AM

Sorry about TFC. We've been trying to work on it but there are still problems with the blocking system, namely that it works too well and has a tendency to stop the cars in the blocks all the time. We're getting closer on it, for it did open at about 7:00 last night, although it was only for about 20 minutes.

I have only seen Twister running two trains on select weekends, and it seems like every time they do it a train gets stuck on the lift for a while. Hopefully they can get the bugs worked out on it soon.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll (I still like the original name; Avalanche) is down because we are waiting for parts to come in from Huss in Germany. I noticed that all the seat backs for the ride are on the deck, so it is my guess that it has something to do with the restraints.

Sorry about all the ride closures. I hope you still had a good time, we are trying to work the bugs ou of the park.

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