SFstl Mr. Freeze Problem

Sunday, June 20, 2004 10:52 PM
While at the park today, from open to close, the ride never opened. I asked a ride mechanic coming out of the exit what was wrong, and he said that there was a problem with the track, and that they needed a crane. Could this be the problem SFot had with their Freeze and the footers? Just wondering if anyone knew anything, thanks!

Oh, and the Screamin Eagle ops in the morning were awesome@!!


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Sunday, June 20, 2004 11:18 PM
I don't know about the problem, but I hope its nothing too bad. I'm going there, actually on a mission trip with my church, later this month. I'm really looking forward to Mr. Freeze without the shoulder restraints.
Allen Greene
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Sunday, June 20, 2004 11:27 PM
Hmm, interesting, hope whatever the problem is, it doesn't keep Freeze dwn for too long, that coaster is incredible, that would be a huge blow if it was down for more then a day or 2.
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Sunday, June 20, 2004 11:59 PM
Hmm, now that I think of it, I never did see Freeze launch.... That must be why two Freeze ops were trained on Eagle today. Hmmm, well I will do my best to find out ;)

BTW, it was me and Matt (Boz) who were working Eagle this morning, hope you had as much fun as we did in the morning. Later that night, it wasn't that fun *sigh* *** Edited 6/21/2004 5:15:48 AM UTC by RCTyrant***

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Monday, June 21, 2004 7:13 AM
Hey Matt, which one were you? Were you the one talking on the mic to everyone, or the other Matt, who was near the back of the train. Oh, and btw, I was in a Lets Get Loopy Orange Six Flags Shirt, just if you remembered, lol.
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Monday, June 21, 2004 5:57 PM
I was doing the loading side, Boz was doing the mic. Anyways, seems the Mr. Freeze problem is solved, it was up and running today, firing trains with passengers, so obviously nothing major. But Rush Street is still down, and looks like it will be down for a while....
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Monday, June 21, 2004 7:56 PM
Hey all...

Hmm....I was there on saturday (6/19) and Mr. Freeze was working fine. In fact, it was the last ride that we rode, at about 10pm. That's kinda weird that it was closed the whole next day. Kinda scary...I wonder what was wrong with it while we were riding it? It's a shame it was closed...it's an awesome ride. Oh, and I rode Tom's Twister for the first time in a while, and it was great! I love the sticking to the wall!

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Monday, June 21, 2004 8:02 PM
What IS the deal with Rush Street. I noticed that too.
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Monday, June 21, 2004 10:27 PM

Aaron Newcom said:
Hey all...

Hmm....I was there on saturday (6/19) and Mr. Freeze was working fine. In fact, it was the last ride that we rode, at about 10pm. That's kinda weird that it was closed the whole next day. Kinda scary...I wonder what was wrong with it while we were riding it? It's a shame it was closed...it's an awesome ride. Oh, and I rode Tom's Twister for the first time in a while, and it was great! I love the sticking to the wall!

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I was also there on Saturday, and indeed Mr. Freeze seemed to run great the entire time I was there from Opening to 7. Did you see anyone with an Top Thrill Dragster shirt on that day Aaron? If you did, that was probably me.


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Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:22 AM
Actually just to clarify Rush Street Flyer was open on opening day trust me I worked there for the first 3 weekends.

Also yeah working at Screamin Eagle that morning was the best. I always utilize the microphones for getting crowds energized and doing safety spiels. It makes everything so much more fun. We hit high capacities that hour! (in some senses we did!) *** Edited 6/22/2004 6:31:25 AM UTC by Boz***

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Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:06 PM
Any of you guys going to be working there Saturday July 3rd, or do you not have the schedules yet? I'll be there that day. Looking forward to a new park for me.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:29 PM
rollergator's avatar Biggest problem with Freeze (both of 'em)....too far from FL!

Read the SIG...


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Tuesday, June 22, 2004 11:24 PM
I was at SFSL today and Mr. Freeze closed again while I was waiting in line, but 30 mins. later it opened. The problem had something to do with the LIMs because after it made those "puffs" it wouldn't launch, and that was probally the case on Saturday.

Read the Sig...

The coolest coaster on the planet! *** Edited 6/23/2004 3:27:30 AM UTC by stlcoasterguy77***

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 3:47 PM
Sounds like misfires.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:28 PM
Yep,

I hope it is up and running on my trip July 5th. I went last time (two years ago) and they had a crane out working on it. I was very bummed to see that it was not working that day. So, I settled for about 3 rides each on the other coasters and called it a day.

I was happy to go last year (labor day and rainy) because they had it open then and that is when I discovered they got rid of the over-the-head restraints and went to lap-bars.

It was cool on that Labor Day. They ended up closing the park at 3 pm because there was absolutely no one there; the staff easily out numbered the guests. The girl and I got to ride all of the rides (each of the other coasters) with no one else on them except us! That was neat and felt like VIP treatment. Screamin Eagle wasn't any fun though with the rain coming down strong pelting you in the face at 55 miles per hour; eyes were closed on that and boss the entire time because it was too much to bear.

Wonder when St. Louis is going to begin allowing free use of innertubes. I just find it remarkable that in order to go on the water rides in Hurricane Harbor, you have to have an inner tube; and then they charge you to use them.

That is why I like Holiday World; free parking, free soda, free sun screen, and free inner tube usage.

Enough with the rants now.

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:15 AM
Mr. Freeze does not usually have problems, if there are any breakdowns during a day it is probably normal things and is fixed within that hour. It is pretty reliable to know you will have a ride, wether one train or two though is a coin toss.
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Thursday, June 24, 2004 3:17 PM
Sorry Jason, I don't think I saw ya. :-) We got there in the afternoon and stayed until it closed, so we weren't there the WHOLE day...that can be so tiring! haha...

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Monday, July 5, 2004 12:19 PM
Ok, First Post... Wooh. Ummm, from what i've heard from several of the freeze employees (BTW, i work there) is that there is a slight crack on a section of the track, in the launch tunnel (because the employees heard it and shutdown the ride). But no worries though, thats a small fix, even though it might be closed for a few days, its all just preventive maintanence. But that might not be true. Who knows. Just a guess.
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Monday, July 5, 2004 12:26 PM

Swoosh said:
Sounds like misfires.

Totally off topic, but I got a mis-fire on Steel Venom at Geauga Lake... ;)


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Monday, July 5, 2004 1:11 PM
^ "misfires"...

is that kinda like shooting blanks?

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