SFNE opening day crowds?

Monday, April 15, 2002 2:23 PM
I am going to SFNE on Sat. for opening day. I have never been to a park on opening day and was wondering how those crowds might be with the new coaster. I heard that some parks opning days aren't that bad, but should I expect a mad house?

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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....

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Monday, April 15, 2002 2:28 PM
I am going to SFNE opening day too, and I am guessing there will be moderate to heavy crowds. Because of the nice weather. Hopefully the weather will change to rain showers, then there wouldnt be much crowds.
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Monday, April 15, 2002 2:31 PM
I am hoping for rain too. I might have to invest in the new fastlane then.
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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....
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Monday, April 15, 2002 3:13 PM

Last season's opening day was very crowded. There were people escorting the whole crowd down to S: RoS so nobody would run and fall and push. When we got down to S: RoS the man at the entrance wouldn't let us in yet until another ten minutes. The crowd was getting restless. When he opened the line the crowd got pushy and it wasn't pretty. Nothing serious happened but there was a lot of pushing. Now with B: TDK, the crowds will be bigger and maybe more pushy.

Just head off to Cyclone and ride that ten times and then make your way over to S: RoS and B: TDK.

Here's another question. Is everybody going to head for B: TDK? Does that mean that you could get a few walk-ons on S: RoS? That never happens often.

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Monday, April 15, 2002 3:18 PM

We should be lucky because of a couple things:

1. One of the agreements with the town's complaints about traffic is that they will go low on advertising this year and this coaster will not be advertised as a big scream machine that everyone has to ride(you know, not like they did with paying to show a Superman:Ride of Steel commercial on 11 networks every 5 mintues)

2.From Springfield to Fraighmingham, 12 middle schools are going to be in Washington D.C. for the entire opening week.

3.How much of the general public has heard about this? Less than 1% practically.

4.Cannobie Lake is opening first, and grant it, they will be massively advertising Star Blaster which will tempt many of the New Englanders that don't know better.

5.Not as much of the people up here in Massachusetts rush out for opening day, especially because most school in the state take some sort of trip to the park in May. You'll probably have more jolly ole' Conneticuters at the front gate.

(Most of the general public up here that goes to SFNE have also made the voyage to SFGAdv, in which you'll here a lot of boasting about whenever coasters and parks come up. you'll also find numerous Nitro/Batman & Robin/Medusa/Nitro T-shirts at AMS and Framingham High.)

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Monday, April 15, 2002 3:28 PM
By the way, did anyone else get invited to Media Day for Batman:Dark Knight? This time, you must have an invitation to come. It's supposed to be tomorrow, but I lost my hopes of going because although I got invited, my mom's doesn't think that I need to go since the bands going in a week to play at SFNE. That's ok, mabye Mr.Riley will accept my invitation back an escort me to the front of the line when I go later in the month.
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Monday, April 15, 2002 4:40 PM

Here is what is going to make the difference -- Superman - one train or two???

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Monday, April 15, 2002 6:31 PM
I heard the weather was going to be cloudy on SAT. that should keep some of the crowd away. By the way vertigo in CT. they have been showing SFNE commercials every 5 mins.for the last 2 weeks. I go every year to openning day and last year wasn't that crowded. Ajrides. B&MRULES!!!
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Monday, April 15, 2002 7:18 PM

It looks like superman will have two trains.
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AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?
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Monday, April 15, 2002 8:14 PM
Nothing like opening day! Who cares about crowds. I just enjoy being part of it all. Should be a great time.
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Monday, April 15, 2002 8:48 PM

Ajrides said:
I heard the weather was going to be cloudy on SAT. that should keep some of the crowd away. By the way vertigo in CT. they have been showing SFNE commercials every 5 mins.for the last 2 weeks. I go every year to openning day and last year wasn't that crowded. Ajrides. B&MRULES!!!


About Batman: Dark Knight?............That's what I thought

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:16 AM
The weather channel here in albany said the weather for Sat. will be AM showers! I like that! SFNE is only 1 1/2 hours away and we get mostly the same weather. Thats good to keep the families away!

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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....

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