SFOT 9/3 - A good trip that was nearly ruined by 1

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Tuesday, September 5, 2000 8:33 AM
One of my friends and his girlfriend were going to the park on Sunday and invited my fiancee and I along. I was expecting extreme heat and extreme Labor Day crowds, but since my fiancee and I have season passes and have already been and done everything this year, it was no big deal.

We arrived a little before 10 am and waited about 10 minutes for them to drop the ropes. We headed straight over to Gotham City to ride Batman. My friend and his g/f had never ridden Batman and my fiancee and I have never ridden in the front of a B&M inverted, so we decided on the front. 10 minute wait and we were on. WOW! The front rules! Much better than any other seat! I'm sold.

We headed to Mr Freeze to see a line forming outside of the building. The ride was closed, so we were going to pass. Just as we were passing, they opened it up again. We had a 2 train wait. This is not my favorite coaster by any means, but that LIM launch and the trip up the spike is just simply amazing!

Next up was the Mine Train. Walk-on. You can never have a bad ride on this one! I love it! Always will!

We then headed to the Schwartzkopf masterpiece known as Shockwave. Again, you can never have a bad ride on this one! We had a 2 train wait. With a very loose lapbar and seat belt I got some massive airtime on this ride!

We then headed over and rode Yosemite Sam's Gold River Adventure. I still like the Spelunker Cave better, but this ride is still fun. It's always nice to have a relaxing ride in the A/C.

Next up, we headed to the dark spot in the day. We decided to go ride the Texas Giant. This is my favorite ride in the park, but was the worst part of my entire day. We walked to the station and had a 1 train wait. We sat down and went through the requisite lapbar checks. The op on the right side of the train (my side) just did a quick grab-and-run check. The op on the left side tried to push my fiancee's down, but she had her leg up so he couldn't. Th渀 栀攀 挀漀洀攀猀 戀愀挀欀 戀礀 愀渀搀 琀攀氀氀猀 栀攀爀 琀漀 猀椀琀 甀瀀 ⠀瘀攀爀礀 爀甀搀攀氀礀⤀ 愀渀搀 猀琀愀瀀氀攀猀 栀攀爀 愀猀 栀愀爀搀 愀猀 栀攀 挀愀渀⸀ 圀攀氀氀Ⰰ 愀昀琀攀爀 琀栀攀 爀漀甀最栀攀猀琀 猀焀甀愀爀攀ⴀ眀栀攀攀氀攀搀 氀愀瀀 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 䔀嘀䔀刀 栀愀搀 漀渀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 眀栀攀渀 眀攀 最漀琀 漀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 昀椀渀愀氀 戀爀愀欀攀猀Ⰰ 洀礀 昀椀愀渀挀攀攀 眀愀猀 椀渀 琀攀愀爀猀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 猀栀攀 挀漀甀氀搀 栀愀爀搀氀礀 戀爀攀愀琀栀攀 搀甀攀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀愀瀀戀愀爀⸀ 䤀 最漀琀 漀昀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 愀渀搀 眀攀渀琀 猀琀爀愀椀最栀琀 甀瀀 琀漀 琀栀愀琀 瀀漀漀爀 攀砀挀甀猀攀 昀漀爀 愀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀⸀ ∀䤀 樀甀猀琀 眀愀渀琀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀愀渀欀 礀漀甀 昀漀爀 猀琀愀瀀氀椀渀最 洀礀 昀椀愀渀挀攀攀 猀漀 栀愀爀搀 猀栀攀 挀漀甀氀搀渀✀琀 戀爀攀愀琀栀攀℀℀∀ ∀伀栀Ⰰ 礀漀甀✀爀攀 眀攀氀挀漀洀攀℀∀ 圀栀愀琀 欀椀渀搀 漀昀 爀甀搀攀 挀爀愀瀀 椀猀 琀栀愀琀℀㼀 䤀 礀攀氀氀攀搀 愀 昀攀眀 攀砀瀀氀攀琀椀瘀攀猀 琀漀 栀椀洀Ⰰ 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀攀搀 漀渀 栀椀猀 眀攀椀最栀琀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀 愀渀搀 猀栀漀眀攀搀 栀椀洀 椀猀 䤀儀 眀椀琀栀 漀渀攀 漀昀 洀礀 昀椀渀最攀爀猀 愀渀搀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 漀昀昀 眀椀猀栀椀渀最 䤀 挀漀甀氀搀 最攀琀 栀椀洀 漀甀琀 琀漀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀椀渀最 氀漀琀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 爀甀椀渀攀搀 洀礀 愀琀琀椀琀甀搀攀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 琀栀攀 䌀漀渀焀甀椀猀琀愀搀漀爀 渀攀砀琀⸀ 匀眀椀渀最椀渀最 猀栀椀瀀猀 愀爀攀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 昀甀渀⸀ 䤀✀搀 栀愀瘀攀 琀漀 猀愀礀 琀栀攀礀 愀爀攀 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 昀氀愀琀 爀椀搀攀猀⸀  㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䔀氀 䄀猀愀搀攀爀爀愀搀漀 ⠀栀漀眀攀瘀攀爀 礀漀甀 猀瀀攀氀氀 椀琀⤀ 眀愀猀 漀甀爀 渀攀砀琀 爀椀搀攀 漀昀 挀栀漀椀挀攀 琀漀 挀漀漀氀 搀漀眀渀 愀 戀椀琀⸀ 䈀攀椀渀最 琀栀攀 眀漀爀氀搀✀猀 昀椀爀猀琀 氀漀最 昀氀甀洀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 栀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 愀猀 洀甀挀栀 栀椀猀琀漀爀椀挀 猀椀最渀椀昀椀挀愀渀挀攀 愀猀 琀栀攀 䴀椀渀攀 吀爀愀椀渀⸀ 䤀 樀甀猀琀 眀漀渀搀攀爀 眀栀礀 琀栀攀礀 栀愀瘀攀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀 ㈀渀搀 昀氀甀洀攀 猀栀甀琀 搀漀眀渀 愀氀氀 礀攀愀爀㼀 伀栀 眀攀氀氀⸀ 䘀甀渀 眀椀琀栀 愀 渀椀挀攀 猀瀀氀愀猀栀℀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀眀椀渀欀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 最攀琀 椀渀 漀甀爀 氀漀渀最攀猀琀 氀椀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀 昀漀爀 䰀愀 嘀椀戀漀爀愀⸀ 䤀琀 琀漀漀欀 甀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 ㈀  洀椀渀甀琀攀猀 琀漀 最攀琀 漀渀 琀栀椀猀 䤀渀琀愀洀椀渀 戀漀戀猀氀攀搀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䤀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 攀渀樀漀礀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 攀砀挀攀瀀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 爀漀甀最栀 攀渀琀爀愀渀挀攀猀 漀渀琀漀 愀氀氀 漀昀 琀栀攀 戀氀漀挀欀 戀爀愀欀攀猀⸀ 漀甀挀栀℀ 䤀 愀氀猀漀 眀椀猀栀 椀琀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀 䐀椀猀愀猀琀攀爀 吀爀愀渀猀瀀漀爀琀 猀琀礀氀攀 挀愀爀猀 琀漀漀⸀ 吀栀攀礀✀爀攀 洀甀挀栀 洀漀爀攀 挀漀洀昀漀爀琀愀戀氀攀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 猀琀漀瀀 戀礀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 最愀琀攀 愀渀搀 挀愀琀挀栀 愀 爀椀搀攀 漀渀 琀栀攀 匀椀氀瘀攀爀 匀琀愀爀 䌀愀爀漀甀猀攀氀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 戀攀攀渀 礀攀愀爀猀 猀椀渀挀攀 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 琀栀椀猀⸀ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 椀琀 眀愀猀 椀渀 椀琀猀 漀爀椀最椀渀愀氀 氀漀挀愀琀椀漀渀 眀栀攀爀攀 琀栀攀 吀攀砀愀猀 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 猀眀椀渀最猀 愀爀攀 渀漀眀 眀栀攀渀 䤀 氀愀猀琀 爀漀搀攀 椀琀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 愀 戀攀愀甀琀椀昀甀氀 䐀攀渀琀稀攀氀 挀愀爀漀甀猀攀氀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀✀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀椀洀攀 昀漀爀 猀漀洀攀 爀攀昀甀爀戀椀猀栀椀渀最⸀ 䄀 氀漀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 栀漀爀猀攀猀 愀爀攀 戀攀最椀渀渀椀渀最 琀漀 挀爀愀挀欀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 椀猀 猀愀搀 琀漀 洀攀⸀  㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀一攀砀琀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 圀椀氀搀挀愀琀琀攀爀Ⰰ 昀漀爀洀攀爀氀礀 欀渀漀眀渀 愀猀 琀栀攀 䌀氀椀昀昀栀愀渀最攀爀 ⠀愀渀搀 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 挀愀氀氀 椀琀 琀栀愀琀⤀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 爀umored that this Intamin 1st Gen freefall will be leaving after this season. Believe it or not, this was my first ever ride on one of these! I don't know why, but I've always passed it up. Pretty cool ride! The pullout was more intense than I anticipated! I hope this ride stays now.

Judge Roy Scream was our last coaster ride for the day. This is just a nice little out-n-back woodie. At least nobody got STAPLED on this ride!

Our last ride of the day was the Texas Chute Out. This one is a sentimental favorite from my childhood. I still enjoy it a lot. Does anybody have any specs on this ride like how tall it is or who the manufacturer is? I'd really like to know. I hope this ride stays for many years to come.

That was it for our day in the park. The crowds were unexpectedly light for a Labor Day weekend. It could have been the 110 degree heat that kept them away, too. We left a little before 3 after a little less than 5 hours in the park, but got more done than we expected. With the 110 degree heat, we were definately ready to leave by then.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2000 3:07 PM
Nice report!! I have to agree I hate ride ops that act smart. I dont blame you for doing what you did I would have done the same too!!
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Thursday, September 7, 2000 5:39 AM
Yeah, well, it took everything I had inside me to keep from really going off on that sorry excuse for a person!
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