I have been to SFKK many of times, since it is less than about an hour from my house, but everytime I have went, Chang only runs with one train. Each time I have been, have been pretty slow days. So, does Chang only have one train, if not, does it operate with more than one?
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The only two stand-ups that have three trains are Mantis and Riddler's Revenge.
Mantis' third train was "retired" a few years back. After one season with the retrofitted seatbelts, the park found that running three trains gained very little capacity (if any) over running only two. Since then the park has kept one train shrinkwrapped under the storage area for the entire season.
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Mark W. Baruth said: And the time I saw it run with two, the crew was stacking all day long.
The last time I saw it run with one train the crew was stacking all day long. Don't even ask, because I have no idea how they managed that. I just know that people were consistently sitting on the brake run for no apparent reason and that a line which looked to be about 10 minutes ended up being almost an hour. There was also a duck running around in the queue. Yep, the park is definitely different.
On a somewhat related note, does anyone know what happened to the rest of T2's train? It seemed to be lacking a few cars.
*** This post was edited by Kristin Marie 3/23/2003 1:53:21 PM ***
RRv almost never runs 3 trains, and when they do- look for loads of stacking. I give them props for making the attempt, but it only improves dispatched by about 5 seconds. Theres only a 10 second window between the 1st train being dispatched and the 3rd coming into the brakes.
The only time I've ever been to SFKK, Chang was running two trains... it was later in the evening on a Saturday, and we had almost walk-on rides.. I was thrilled because we ended up getting about 15 rides. It's my favorite standup.
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I experienced two-train operation last year. I too agree that it's my favorite standup (I have yet to ride Georgia Scorcher or Riddlers Revenge.) ------------------ If you have a problem with clones, the solution is real simple—Stop traveling.
The extra trailing axle on T2 (or any SLC for that matter) is equivalent to the 'extra' trailing axle on any Arrow looping coaster, or the 'extra' leading axle on the B&M stand-up and sit-down coasters.
I have been there on a day when they had two trains on Chang. We still waited about 2 hours, the queue was almost full. Still they were stacking trains like crazy, and there was one breakdown closing Chang for 20 minutes. It was an awesome ride. Was it added when KK was Six Flags or still premier parks??
Riddler's Revenge's line moved so fast I was stunned. I am a huge Mantis fan, but RR spanked it in every possible way. It's my favorite stand-up, but I haven't rode Chang yet. I've got a great story about RR's station which I haven't had time to post yet, under Trip Reports. I've worked every single day since I've returned from my SoCal trip on Tuesday evening(3-18).
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