SFOG TR (Thursday, April 10th)

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Friday, April 11, 2003 7:59 AM
Temperature: High of 46 degrees, 100% chance of rain.

We left the house at 8:45, and arrived at the park at 9:30. There were two or three people at the front gate, and we were one of four cars in the parking lot. It had rained the whole way there (I live East of Atlanta), but it had stopped a few minutes before we got to the park.
We got out of the car, and we to the front gate, and stood there 'till 10 (They were not using the "Season Pass Entry" that they had before, so maybe they realized that they needed more than one entrance for SP holders)

When they started allowing people in, we headed over to Metropolis Park, and found that S:UF was closed. Then we went and got 5 rides in a row in on GASM (all 2nd row, without getting off) GASM was running great today (as it has been all season), and while we were on it, it started raining, but just sprinkling, so it didn't hurt too bad.

After GASM, we hit Ninja in the back, and it was running alright (just a bit rough as usual)... the rain didn't help on this ride. We then went and saw that Wheeli, Dejavu, and Thunder River were all closed, and we were the only people in the Lickskillet Section.

We then rode the sky buckets, and went and played some DDR at the Defined Ego shop (the strangest place to have a DDR machine), and then made our way over to Gotham City (when we noticed Free Fall was also closed)

We were about to get in line for Mind Bender, when we heard "Due to Inclament weather...", By this time, it was 11 o'clock, and we went and got 5 rides in the 6th row of Batman the Ride. It was running very well today, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

After B:TR, we went and got in 3 rides on Scorcher (back row), and the rain was really painful (couldn't keep my eyes open, 'cause the rain kept getting in them)...

After Scorcher, Cyclone was calling my name. We got in a backseat ride, and it was pretty rough. The Ejector air was amazing. Then we got in two more rides in the 2nd to last seat, and it was a much smoother, more enjoyable ride... (definately the best seat)..

After this, we went and got a Cheese Steak and Freedom Fries (lol), and took 3 drops on Acrophobia. The seats closest to the entry gates are MUCH more comfortable than the ones on the other side...


The rain still hadn't let up, but we went and got on the Dahlonega Mine Train... we rode this once, and then it broke down, so we went and joined the mosters and the Mansion, and then headed back over to the Cotton States for more airtime (GASM) and headbanging (Ninja)...

S:UF, Dejavu, Free Fall, Thunder River, The Log Ride, and Splash Water Falls did not open all day, but to our enjoyment, Mind Bender opened about an hour before closing, so we marathoned for the last 45 minutes (13 rides).

All in all, today was an awesome day (except for the VERY cold temps, and the all-day rain)...

Here are my totals for the Day:

Cyclone: 7, Scorcher: 4, Mind Bender: 13, Batman: 12, GASM: 9, Acrophobia: 6, Mine Train: 4, Ninja: 4, Sky Buckets: 3, Looping Starship: 1, Santa Maria: 1, Monster Plantation: 1

Today was pretty much entire park ERT, with no more than a one-train wait for EVERYTHING... Wheeli and the Gasp operated about an hour each, but we just missed both of them. It was kind of a bummer that S:UF was closed all day, but the multi rides we got on everything else was definately worth it.

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Friday, April 11, 2003 9:18 AM
Mindbended,

I had my first trip to SFoG on 4/5 and I have to say this is one of the best SF parks I have ever been to.

When it comes to DejaVu, I don't think there is a train on the track. I didn't see one when I was there.

When it comes to SUF, it didn't open until Noon Saturday 'because of the rain'. I want to know, what makes this B&M different that it can't operate in the rain?

Fever

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Friday, April 11, 2003 9:56 AM
Well, mainly because it's only it's 2nd season, and it perfect weather, it breaks down a lot, and it has been said that they have been having problems with the turning point (that lets the train go to either station)... so it's probably just a safety precaution... (and Dejavu won't be open 'till at least Memorial Day, because they are completely re-doing the train, but it will more than likely be the same V-shaped Design)
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Friday, April 11, 2003 3:28 PM
SVLFever,

It just doesn't run well in the rain. We tried it, and it gets errors WAY more easily than Scorcher or BTR.


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