SFNE's Red SROS Train almost ready!

Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:00 PM
Just wanted to inform you all that I was up at SFNE today, and asked about the red train. The ride op i talked to said that they hope to have the red train operating within the next week or two. The cars are now complete from what I was told. Also the water dummies were run through today, and they still remain in the coaster cars. So hopefully we'll be seeing 2 trains running soon, as the 1 train operation takes forever! about 6 mins total from when one train leaves till the next is all ready to go.

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:11 PM

Yea, it's been the same story since before Memorial Day. Don't get your hopes up. Even when it is ready, don't count on it running. I was there two years ago, BEFORE the accident, and it wasn't running then despite full queues and a line back to the ramp out of Superhero Adventures. I wish S:ROS was at another park where it wasn't going to waste. Great ride in a lousy park if you ask me.

I get to ride Nitro tomorrow and I am pretty psyched!!! :) I'm interested to see if I like it better than S:ROS...

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:19 PM
SFNE is definitly not a Lousy park. If they werent using the red train yet its because it isnt ready, not because the ripe ops say "Oh, i wanna see how long the line will get if we use 1 train, hehe".

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:26 PM
It's not a lousy park, but they do have a lousy habit of running one train even when two are available. I was there a few weeks back, and although it wasn't very crowded, Batman was a 25 min. wait because of one train. Why would you penalize the patrons for braving the elements(it was cold and wet that day) by cutting back capacity? The greatest thing about going to a park on a less than stellar day is the ability to ride many times with little wait. Not at SFNE. I don't know what constitutes a long enough wait for the powers that be to put a second train in use, but I think it's time they take another look at how this is determined.

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 162

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:05 PM

o, and the train isn't red. Its silver.

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:16 PM

First off, SFNE is not a lousy park at all. also, SROS ran with two trains before the accident alot of the time. I visited the park numerous times last season, and only on one occasion were both cars not running. and second, Nitro doesnt compare to SROS, but its got a great drop :)

The train was running and has recieved the parts that were needed before memorial day. proper testing has to be done. once completed the red car will be back and running within the next week or so.

They ran it early today with the water dummy's in it. So if there testing it with the dummy's then that says something right there

and Flying Dutchman the train is RED

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

*** This post was edited by CalvinJ23 on 6/9/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:21 PM
Wait, You're telling me that they use 1 train for Superman: Ride of Steel? (I can only imagine the lines...) LOL @ SFNE! ;)

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Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society-Chicago Chapter

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 11:19 PM

yeah, and the ride ops are really slow too (or at least they were friday) it was like 5-6 mins between dispatch (maybee more, i didnt have a watch...it felt like about 10 though)

and the train is RED!!!

it does not have the S loo yet, but the water dummies are straped in.

mike

-will be up there sometime this week drudging through the one train op line.

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-mike

"Ain't no glory in a war"
-Rx Bandits

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 3:31 AM
Some of you people can be so ignorant. Just because that happened before doesn't mean it will happen this year. Let's not forget that so far this season, most if not all of the coasters at SFNE have ran 2 trains where available. Let's also not forget that the park has a new vice president/general manager. He came from SFGAdv and that park knows everything about line movers. Also, evidence is already showing up that they want quicker lines, such as the attedants for SROS sprinting down the sides of the train as they check lap bars very quickly. I'm confident that they want to alleviate that lines from S:RoS (negative publicity) and will use the train as much as they can to their advantage.

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Make it to SFNE for S:Ros and BDK!!!!

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 5:43 AM
That sucks. I heard from one of the supervisers that the train was going to be silver. O well.

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 6:00 AM
Will the Red Train be ready by Tuesday? I'm going then.
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Sunday, June 9, 2002 7:21 AM

Messiah of the DMV - The wait yesturday was about 5 mins. But with one train operation you have to really expect that. It takes time for the people already on there to get out once they train arrives then the new people get in so say a minute there. then its a 2 minute ride. then they have to unload and get the new people in so 5 mins is about right. :(

on the upperhand, all the other coasters were running two trains. and B:TDK was amazing! We waited 15 mins max w/two trains running. Ended up riding that 9 times yesturday. SFNE is really doing an excellent job this year getting people on and off the rides from previous years.

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 9:33 AM
In the past SFNE was that park you loved to hate, and even I have to admit that old habits die hard. If you don't believe me, look over the railing as you enter the Cyclone station and check out the disgusting chewing gum that has been accumulating there for ten years.

But this year, with the addition of Batman: Dark Knight, the park has a different feel. And if they ever get two trains running on Superman, it will make you forget the bad old days - SFNE really has become a destination park!

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 9:42 AM
I must admit their one train operation sucked in 2000, but they've been getting better and better each year. Can't wait to see the changes for 2003!

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 11:11 AM

Flying Dutchman said:

o, and the train isn't red. Its silver.

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!



I have no idea what coaster you're thinking about, but when I was there, it was definately RED. Wait, arent supermans colors blue and red? Thats what I thought.

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Planned parks: Astroland, Knoebel's, Hersheypark, SFNE, SFGadv,SFGam,CP,PKI,PKD,PCW,HW,Indiana Beach,SFWOA,SFKK,SFDL,SFSTL,Lakemont,DelGrosso's... Need I say more?

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 6:18 PM

I came back from Great Adventure today and I will agree with you, CalvinJ23, that Nitro can't compare. Good ride - definitely, but not in the same league as S:ROS. Of course the Nitro crew was dispatching 3 trains with minimal stacking which was very impressive! I stand by my opinions of SFNE. They could do so much better than they do in terms of guest satisfaction if they ran rides to full capacity (2 trains on Superman and Batman all the time, 3 towers on Scream, etc). People pay big bucks to go in there and they should deliver more than 2 rides in 4 hours regardless of crowd size. Hopefully things will pull together because I'd love to have a quality park closer to home, but from what I saw two weeks ago it hasn't happened yet.

Also, a 5 minute dispatch to dispatch interval is too long even for one train operation. Even if the ride is 2:30, it should take not much more than a minute to ready the next train. They should open those airgates as soon as the train stops and start loading the next one. Under 4 minutes would easily be achievable I think. I didn't see anyone running to check restraints when I was there on Memorial Day.

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 6:35 PM
Why does Superman only have 2 trains? Don't almost all hypers have 3? Do the other Supermen: Rides of Steel have 2 trains also?
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Sunday, June 9, 2002 7:34 PM
Both SFDL's and SFA's S:ROS coasters only operate with 2 trains max. the blocking system is set up to handle only 2 trains.
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Monday, June 10, 2002 6:53 AM

CoasterGuy said:
Some of you people can be so ignorant. Just because that happened before doesn't mean it will happen this year. Let's not forget that so far this season, most if not all of the coasters at SFNE have ran 2 trains where available. Let's also not forget that the park has a new vice president/general manager. He came from SFGAdv and that park knows everything about line movers. Also, evidence is already showing up that they want quicker lines, such as the attedants for SROS sprinting down the sides of the train as they check lap bars very quickly. I'm confident that they want to alleviate that lines from S:RoS (negative publicity) and will use the train as much as they can to their advantage.

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Make it to SFNE for S:Ros and BDK!!!!



Are you kidding, when I went in the middle of May, the ONLY coaster runnig two trains was Batman, and Batman was even closed for about an hour in the middle of the day.

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Monday, June 10, 2002 6:54 AM

SFGA2001 said:
Why does Superman only have 2 trains? Don't almost all hypers have 3? Do the other Supermen: Rides of Steel have 2 trains also?

To have three trains you need a mid course block brake

*** This post was edited by B&M ROCKS on 6/10/2002. ***

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