SFGAm: Hurricane Harbor and S:UF

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 3:18 PM
It was 90 degrees yesterday. So, I decided to ditch Piano Lessons yesterday (I'm the teacher), and take the Mrs. to the waterpark yesterday. We got there about 4:30, and found a little sign saying that the waterpark was operating at maximum capacity.

Didn't matter. It was hot, and the water was cool. So, we went in, and found about a 10 minute wait to get into the Lazy river. We took one lap before we were ushered out of the water. We made sure to get into the slow parts of the river, to make it last longer. For a SF waterpark, it's very nice. No Schlitterbahn, but decent.

After our lap, we decided to head over to the wave pool and lounge for a bit. The waves were OK. We're looking forward to getting down to either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon in 6 weeks, though. It was neat to hear all the people in the pool cheer when the buzzer sounded.

We'd been in the park for about an hour at this point, when we decided to go get a Sprite, and then watch the Steel Drum band play. I was in a Steel Drum Band in college, so it brought back some good memories. They were OK. It's a summer job I would have loved to have had when I was younger.

Our last move of the day was going to be to head out of the park for some Culver's. Their Beef Pot Roast Sandwich is AMAZING. So, we started walking toward the front gate, when we ran into... my Piano students. Apparently they decided to ditch piano lessons that day and go to the park. :)

There are 6 kids in the family, and the oldest helps out with "Crowd Control" a lot. She loves the coasters, but with 3 kids between 4 and 7, she didn't have any opportunity to get on any rides she wanted to go on. So, my wife and I offered to take her on S:UF. She'd never been on it before, and was really excited to go. We looked at the line, and thought, it'll take about 45 minutes.

I don't know what was going on yesterday, but the crew was AMAZINGLY INEFFICIENT. There were times when there was 7 minutes between trains. The longest wait between trains was about 12 minutes. It took us an hour and 45 minutes to get on the ride. No breakdowns, that we knew of. They never closed the line. Just slow.

So, when we finally get on the ride, we get in our seats, and proceed to get stapled in. And, the crew wasn't moving fast, either. Just taking their time.

It was disappointing.

After that, we found the rest of the family, and my wife and I finally got to Culver's for dinner. At 9:30.

Oh Well.

d8

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 3:42 PM
Yeah, the Superman crew was pretty disappointing yesterday.(Evening crew) However, the 7 and 12 minute dispatches may not have been the crews fault because they weren't THAT slow.

Glad you had a good time.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 5:50 PM
I think yesterday was "one of those days."

I was there for awhile in the morning before heading for the Dells. Ragin Cajun, Batman, Condor, V2, and Deja Vu were all down about the time I was ready to leave. Other than V2 (does anyone know what's goin on with V2) I believe they were just temporary problems.

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