SFGam next two days, any advice?

Monday, July 9, 2001 10:33 AM
Monday, July 9, 2001 10:44 AM
A) Turn left and run for V².
After that ride, go to Batman and start circling the park.
B) Turn right and run for Viper.
After that ride...ride again. The line will be non-existant, and trust me, if you sat in 1:3 or in the back, you'll want to ride again. Then you can hit Raging Bull, which will be short with it's high capacity. Start circling the park.

CAUTION: Do not miss the Whizzer. Though there is no intensity on the ride, it's not steep, tall, or fast, it still manages to provide a heck of a ride. My RCT rating would be:

Excitement: 6.32
Intensity: 0.94
Nausea: 0.39

Be sure to use "Jeff's way"™ of riding Iron Wolf. (Make sure there's a gap between the seat and your crotch, and lean forward into the harness.

According to popular vote (though I didn't really find a difference) American Eagle Red is much better than American Eagle Blue, and is the side that should only be ridden.

Hmmm....I feel I'm forgetting something....oh yeah, have fun!
*** This post was edited by Krazy on 7/9/2001. ***
Monday, July 9, 2001 10:47 AM
If your gonna ride Shockwave then do it when you have 10 minutes to spare because there is never a line and... bring some advil!!!!
Monday, July 9, 2001 10:53 AM
what have the lines/crowds been like lately?
Monday, July 9, 2001 11:45 AM
I have no idea, but I pretty much agree with Krazy.
When the rope drops, run as fast as you can to V². I did this and only had a 20 minute wait, whereas when I went later on in the day I waited in excess of 1.5 to two hours.

After riding, continue to the back of the park. If Iron Wolf has no line, ride it, because slow loading times often make this ride a long wait. If you do ride, make sure that you bend your legs some so when the lock in the restraints, you aren't sterilized from the ride.

After getting off, head to Viper in southwest territory. This also tends to have long lines due to two-train operation. I would definitely recommend a re-ride on this sucker, and I'm sure you'll want one after you get off.

After that, you might want to try Giant Drop because the lines can get long on this puppy, too.

From there, head on to raging bull, a phenomenal ride. Usually the wait isn't over 30 minutes because of ultra-quick loading times and three train operation.

After that, any ride in the park is a crapshoot, but the American Eagle typically doesn't have that long of a line. But if you ride it, ride the red side, the blue side can get ultra-rough.

Hope that helps!

P.S. The line lengths diminish greatly at the popular rides at closing...just a thought.
Monday, July 9, 2001 11:49 AM
If V² is broken, hit B:TR. The ride will be walk-on, and if you're lucky, you'll get a re-ride. V² usually crowds up in the morning.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 11:52 AM
Hey, I'm going on Wednesday, and we're never on time, so i think we're doomed to a long long wait for V2, but anyway, do head straight for V2, and then try and hit Raging Bull, because that's the second longest wait. Wait until dark to ride Barman, there is a 20 minute wait, maximum near 9:00.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 12:25 PM
Hit Raging Bull at around 7/8 and there will be a 20 minute max wait. Have Fun!!!
Monday, July 9, 2001 12:31 PM

RaginBull217 said:
"Hit Raging Bull at around 7/8 and there will be a 20 minute max wait. Have Fun!!!"

So at 7:00pm./8:00pm. there is a 20 minute wait? Are you serious??? That so cool. I'll take that under advise when I go this week:)
SFGAm Trip - July 13-17, 2001
Monday, July 9, 2001 2:17 PM
If you want to go on V2, definitely hit it first. After that I would go on Batman and then go to Raging Bull and Viper. Then go on Demon really quick and after that go on AE. Then check Iron Wolf's line. if it is filled far behind where the stairs start, wait until night to go on it. This ride is a great night ride and it has short lines at night. Make sure you go in the back, there is no headbanging there, as opposed to the front. After you do that, go on Shockwave. It is always a walk-on. Next, go on Whizzer and then you can go back and go on everything again.
Bull rides:69
Batman rides:42
Monday, July 9, 2001 7:28 PM
The crowds have not been bad lately. On July 3, the wait for Bull was only 10 minutes in the afternoon, the wait for Viper was only 5 minutes, Batman was five minutes, and V2 was only 25 minutes. Eagle and Shockwave were walk-ons. The park is great with wait times like those.

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