SFWoA - 6/14

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Sunday, June 17, 2001 5:40 PM
I just had a short amount of time here, but here are my observations.

I arrived at the park at 1:30pm and ran (from the WildLife side) over to the WildRides side.

I hit Batman Knight Flight first, and I really liked it. 3.5/5 stars.

From there, I high-tailed it to X-Flight. Closed. Bummer. I talked to the ride-op (Stephon) he was great, telling me that it was closed all day so far and didn't know when it would be open.

I went to S:UE, hoping to avenge it's "clone" at SFGAm that so rudely ;) rejected me three weeks earlier. I got right on within 10 minutes and I fit without having to be stapled! All I have to say about this ride is WOW! The launch is killer! 4.25/5 stars!

I went back to check on X-flight and decided to keep waiting. The problem as I found out from further prodding of the ride ops, was that some of the motors that recline the seats had burned out. They had to cannibalize the parts from the third train.

As time was getting short (I had to meet my wife at 5pm at the WildLife entrance-she had dropped me off and went to the outlet mall) they had started to test. During the tests, there was another problem causing then to restart the testing process. Finally, at 4:30, the opened the gates to the X-Flight queues. I was on the first ride in the back row. This ride immediately upon completion became my #1 ride! Amazing is not a strong enough word for this ride.

Final thoughts. Park was very clean, employees were friendly and courteous. My one main problem is the lack of "signage" on how to get to different areas of the park. IMHO, when a park has a multitude of paths (especially the wildlife side) there needs to be directional signs that make it clear which path goes where. I wish I had more time to explore all that WoA had to offer, but unfortunately, I only had just over 3 hours.

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
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Sunday, June 17, 2001 8:43 PM
A question, is Mind Eraser running now?
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Sunday, June 17, 2001 8:49 PM
Redman: You said you were rejected from one coaster due to size and fit just fine into S:UE, I know this is gonna sound outright rude but exactly how big is too big? or should I say what is "just right" for S:UE. I am going to SFWOA in about a week and am really frettin' over this.
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God please let SFKK get something this year. ANYTHING!!
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Monday, June 18, 2001 2:44 AM
Well, I am 6'3 and weigh 280-285. I don't know why I fit into S:UE (SFWoA) and not into its clone V2 (SFGAm)...

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
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Monday, June 18, 2001 5:31 AM
That is odd about the Impulse seating. What is different up at SFGAm that so many people are not fitting?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Monday, June 18, 2001 5:36 AM
Whats up with the X-flight? It seems that whenever someone does a trip report or something it's always down. Its a new coaster for crying out loug!
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:09 PM

Jeff said:
"That is odd about the Impulse seating. What is different up at SFGAm that so many people are not fitting?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com"


If anyone has an answer to this please let me know. If you have been on both SUE and V2 please let us know why V2 is more restrictive than SUE. If redman822 is the size he says he is and fit into SUE without a problem but couldnt on V2 at SFGAm than we have a problem here. I am his height but weigh about 35lbs less and couldnt ride V2. Please, someone, if you can explain this than let us bigger riders know. Both rides are supposed to be identical in every aspect so this doesnt make sense.

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""Coaster riding is a disease and SFGAm is the cure!!!!!!!""
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 8:14 AM
I went last week and X-Flight was open all day! Only one train operation though because the last car on the second train wouldn't recline.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 8:30 AM
It is about time we get a good trip report for this park! One person says something negative and everybody jumps all over it!

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The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
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