SFMM rides questions

Friday, May 30, 2003 9:48 AM
now that Scream is open, how are the lines for it and X? Which would be better to hit right as the park opens?

I'd also appreciate any tips for doing the park in a day.

thanks :-)

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Friday, May 30, 2003 10:11 AM
X is definitely better to try to hit quickly. X's line is still long (and probably will continue to be for many years), I had a 3 hour, 45 minute wait for it two Saturdays ago. Admittedly, that was with about an hour of downtime after it broke down, but that also got a LOT of people in front of me out of the line, we cleared at least half the queue while the ride was broken.

Scream seems to have absolutely awesome capacity, and they've been running 3 trains every time I go there. On the same day where I waited 3:45 for X, I waited no more than 40 minutes for Scream's front row. It's not getting nearly the attention that X does (Goliath even usually has a longer line), and its capacity is awesome, so Scream can really be hit any time of the day.

BTW, Scream's queue length is mighty small (in case you haven't read the TRs), so even though the line will probably be stretching out beyond the entrance to the queue and down by Colossus' entrance, don't worry about it, it moves quickly and there are no switchbacks. From when you hit the entrance to the queue, it's rarely more than 15 or 20 minutes until you're on the ride, especially if you don't wait for the front.

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Friday, May 30, 2003 10:52 AM
Yeah, what he said. If you can get to X first, I'd go to Deja Vu next then Superman. After that, it's pretty much up to you.

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Friday, May 30, 2003 5:27 PM
Forget Superman... I found it to be more interesting watching it from the entrance to Goliath than actually riding it. So sad, they totally neutered that ride by not running it full force. Whats the point of a 415ft tower when it makes it MAYBE 325ft up? Anywho, hit X first. Then DejaVu (which I really liked) then hit X again, then X, then X. After that, it doesn't matter what else you ride b/c you won't know which way is up. My track record isn't the most impressive (maybe 50 coasters or so) but X is by far the single most amazing experience in any park I've ever had... And no, I haven't ridden TTD or MF yet, thats coming up in mid June. Till then, LONG LIVE X!!!
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Saturday, May 31, 2003 9:17 AM
I am going to SFMM in August. Although it is far away I was just wondering what there policy is for rides after the park closes. Say they close at 10, can you get in an hour long line at 9:50 and still get to ride?
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Saturday, May 31, 2003 11:38 AM
Beast rocks I dont know the answer to that one but I would just like to add that any park that does not have the policy (once you are in line you ride) should. I remeber the only time I went to Darien Lake I assumed that that was their policy so I hit every ride except S:ROS (saving the best for last) but as I approached the ride (with an hour until the park closed) security guards were guarding the enterance and said the ride's line had closed for the night so the ride can shut down exactly at closing time, what a bunch of BS!

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Saturday, May 31, 2003 12:14 PM

Beast_rocks said:
I am going to SFMM in August. Although it is far away I was just wondering what there policy is for rides after the park closes. Say they close at 10, can you get in an hour long line at 9:50 and still get to ride?

As long as you are in line when the park closes, you are guaranteed to ride the ride no matter the line length. All queue lines close at the same time the park closes, so if X's line is 3 hours long and the park closes at 10, as long as you get in line at 10, you get to ride even in the 3 hour line.

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