SFoT - Mr. Freeze Testing with Lap Bars

Wednesday, November 21, 2001 5:01 AM
At a recent photo shoot for a tourism magazine at SFoT (the park is currently closed for November, but reopens in December) many ACErs caught a glimpse of the Mr. Freeze train through the maintenance gate on a transfer track. The lead car was not that of Mr. Freeze, however. A Robin car from SFGrAdv's B&R:TC retrofitted with lap bars was attatched to the train. It seems that SFoT is indeed testing the ride with lap bars! All I have to say is... Kick ass!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 5:06 AM
That is wonderful news...Especially, since I will be going to SFoT for the first time next year. So, Im assuming SFSTL will get the same treatment.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 5:21 AM
And suddenly, a top 20 steel ride becomes a top 10. 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:29 AM
Is This serious ?  I am going to go call them right now, This is Great!!!! Now I won't walk out of the exit with a head ake anymore !!!

*** This post was edited by TITAN_FAN_13 on 11/21/2001. ***

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 7:09 AM
NO, for the love of god, don't call them.  Please, i'm begging you, don't call them.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 7:21 AM
^^^^Bwahahahahahahaha!!^^
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:15 AM

ravenguy98 said:
NO, for the love of god, don't call them.  Please, i'm begging you, don't call them.
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Why ?  Well I already did and it was the ticket booth  the lady said she did not no anything about it. She Just started laughing at me.
But Why would you not want me to call them ?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:29 AM
Because I'm sure that person you talked to had more important things to do than deal with a question from a coaster enthusiast with little or no regard to anyone but himself.  Please show just an inkling of maturity.

Back to the topic.  This sounds like great news.  Can't wait to experience the ride without the painful OTSRs.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:36 AM
This could very well be true, but it still may take a while. It doesn't necessarily mean that the Mr Freeze trains themselves already have been retrofitted with lap bars. If they were then you wouldn't have seen a robin car on the track. So this means they are A) still getting done, or B) they are just testing the Robin car to see if it works and if they can do it on Freeze, which would then mean it will still be a long while before Freeze opens. I know at sfgadv when the full robin train returned with lapbars, it was still 3 and a half weeks before it opened to public and that in itself was sorta rushed. They still had to attach each car since they came seperately, put on the whole wheel assembly, and all the LIM fins etc, then a lot of testing by Premier before they even officially handed the train over to gadv. But I do remember them putting the first car on the batman track along with the rest of the batman train, and testing that late overnight.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:51 AM
True, but with more than 3 months to go before the start of the season, I would bet the ride will be ready by March.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:04 AM
That's true, but BrandonR mentioned it reopens in December so I was making reference to that. I sure hope by at least the end of next season that all of the premier launchers have the lapbars, They'd have a REALLY impressive lineup then.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:07 AM
Lap Bars would be cool, but the Shoulder Harness make the trains look Awesome,and makes it look like an intense ride.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:20 AM
Mr Freeze at SFoTx is down for the year, as I was told by my Blue Tag, the trains are getting a compete rehab and they need the extra 2 months so they will have it open in March. Take that for what you will.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 9:56 AM
Yeah, the whole Gotham City section has been scheduled to be down for the whole Holiday in the Park event... Which does make sense. In 2002 friends, I have a feeling Mr. Freeze will suddenly jump up on our Top __ Steel Coaster lists... :)
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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:16 AM

TITAN_FAN_13 said:
Lap Bars would be cool, but the Shoulder Harness make the trains look Awesome,and makes it look like an intense ride.

On a post three hours before this, you were excited and said you were going to call the park.  Make up your freakin' mind.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:25 AM
Great news! Too bad I went to SFOT this past summer. Actually though, Mr. Freeze was not nearly as bad in the headbanging dept. as I was lead to beleive. If you think Freeze is bad, you are just a wimp. There are PLENTY of rougher coasters out there than Mr. Freeze.

Will lapbars improve the ride? Of course they will. But Jthe spaghetti bowls need more attention than the Mr. Freeze rides. THOSE are bad.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:32 AM
The Mr. Freeze in Texas is smooth compared to the one in St. Louis. Actually, I thought Freeze in St. Louis had more headbanging than the spaghetti bowl coaster in San Antonio.
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Thursday, November 22, 2001 7:40 AM
While at IAAPA last week, it was told from a Premier Rep that all Six Flags Premier coastes are going to lap bars!

 

-Sean(who can't wait to ride the 'cold one' with lap bars) F.

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Thursday, November 22, 2001 8:41 AM
I was also told that all Premiers at SF parks would go to lap bars. Now that Mr Freeze at SFOT is probably getting them I think this would explain the mysterious disapearing Joker trains at SFA.
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Thursday, November 22, 2001 10:00 AM
The Freeze @ SFSL was not rough at all when I rode it in July, I thought it was one of the best steel coasters I have ever ridden.  I love the zero gravity at the top of the tower!  Lap bars would make this thing even greater than the greatness the ride already has!
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