Saturday, September 28, 2002 5:23 PM
I visited SFNE today to get my last fix for the season. I must say I am a bit puzzled by SFNE's decision to only have one train running on S:ROS. The line was never shorter than 90 minutes due to this decision. I asked the ride op- she told me only one train til the park closes for the season, and in fact, the red train isn't even on park property at this point and time. My question is...where is the red train? Mind Eraser had two trains running. Batman had two trains running. These two coasters, respectively, rarely have lines to begin with so why only run one for Superman?? On a side note- people still cheer when the S:ROS train stops on the brake run. It is by far one of the most enjoyable coasters in so many ways. I could have ridden it all day...but the lines were too long. In the summer with two trains I waited no longer than 20 minutes (midweek).
Saturday, September 28, 2002 6:48 PM
that sucks horribly. i'm sorry i couldn't put it more articulately, but it sucks horribly. i might not even go again now. grr... Six Flags, if you're reading this, you've made several people unhappy, so stop it.
Saturday, September 28, 2002 6:49 PM
Well, its obviously got something seriously wrong with it if they don't even have it on the transfer track. Nothing we can do now except hope its open in April 2003.
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Saturday, September 28, 2002 7:36 PM
I went on Labor day, and it was a little bit drizzly, but the ride was a walk on. I mean, literally a walk on. At one point in the middle of the morning (11am), there were 6 (yes, six) people in line. I can understand why SFNE took the other train off. Of course, they should have been ready to deal with a 90 minutes line as well, but perhaps they weren't expecting the crowds for Fright Fest (if it's going on).
A rollercoaster? What's that?
Sunday, September 29, 2002 7:19 AM
Well they wouldn't be stupid enough to put one train on SROS but 2 trains on an SLC. C'mon, have a little more faith in them. I'm sure if they could be running 2 trains, they would.
Vekomember is from Holland, ishn't zaht veerd?
Sunday, September 29, 2002 10:49 AM
They were running 2 this summer.... logic doesn't apply it seems.
Sunday, September 29, 2002 10:59 AM
Obviously there is something wrong with the red train. If it was fine it would be running. It is not even on sight. That means it's being fixed or something. Hopefully it'll be there by 2003.
Sunday, September 29, 2002 11:43 AM
I got there at 10:00 and the S:ROS lines weren't that bad until about noon time, then forget it. It was pretty cool, there were some people fishing on a little boat on the river next to the park, and they waved at us as we were going up the first hill (S:ROS)and the whole train waved back. I think in October they don't open until 12:00, so you have to get there right at the gates. Everything else was walk on from 10-2, but by the time I left at 4 it seemed like there were 10,000 people in the park, at least it was good to see SFNE packing in the crowds on a beautiful day.
I noticed that the blue train seemed like it was running slower then the red train, although the only time I got to ride red this year was a rainy day and it was just flying.
Sunday, September 29, 2002 4:15 PM
Well, I wish that wasn't true, because I was hoping to go in Octocber one weekend I guess that defeats the purpose of an October trip with 90 min. waits for the reason I'm going.
Sunday, September 29, 2002 6:50 PM
I read somewhere that it has something to do with Intamin AG having all three Six Flags Ride of Steel coasters using a one-train operation until notified otherwise. It may or may not have to do with the SFNE and SFDL incidents, but it may...