SFWoA - Bring A Friend Free Day! Aug. 15

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Friday, August 17, 2001 2:39 PM
Well I kinda knew it was gonna be crowded at the park in advance, but I didn't know it was gonna be THIS crowded! Traffic was backed up and took 30 minutes to get through. It took an hour to get to the park, which usually takes 30 minutes. And every car was heading to the park.

The ride lot was filled to capacity, almost all spots being filled (I noticed on the Villain's lift). I've never been to SFWoA when it was this crowded! We immediatly bought two fastlane tickets to bypass the lines (hopefully).

During the course of the day, we rode X-Flight four times (all with the FL stubs). Each wait was about an hour, except for maybe one or two. An argument broke out between some guests and XF employees about a "Looney" pass or something along those lines. I wasn't too sure what they were talking about, but nothing to get too excited about. I also was able to ride XF at nighttime, for the first time. It didn't really make too much of a difference to the ride, IMO. It's still a great ride, though!

Everything was pretty much running all trains possible, except Raging Wolf Bobs. I figured they would anyways since it was so incredibly busy. XF's line sometimes reached past the fences. I predicted a 2 1/2 hour wait.

Wow was it busy. Really busy. All the midways were filled and it made it hard to get through sometimes. And everyone pretty much stayed until closing. The WL side was pretty busy as well. We waited about 30 minutes to get food from Shorty Pete's BBQ.

It was a beautiful day, though, and a fun day. I think SFWoA did a pretty good job in handling the crowds. Some employees were goofing around on XF (one had to be told to push down the lapbars about 10 times). The XF crew was obsessed with a monkey that made noises. Lol, they even put it up to the microphone a few times so everyone would hear. :)

Another nice day at one of my favorite parks.

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Chris B.
http://sfwoa.tripod.com/
Radioheader08@netscape.net
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Friday, August 17, 2001 10:42 PM

Chris B. said:
"I also was able to ride XF at nighttime, for the first time. It didn't really make too much of a difference to the ride, IMO. It's still a great ride, though!



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Chris B.
http://sfwoa.tripod.com/
Radioheader08@netscape.net"

So you think X-Flight is the same at night as in the day. I wanted to ride it so bad at night but I had to go but do you think I should ride it at night if I go back.
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Saturday, August 18, 2001 6:20 AM
Well, it's a different experience at nighttime, but in my opinion it didn't make too much of a difference to the ride itself. It was a lot cooler (weather-wise), though!

Also, be sure to plan your line-waiting time. If the line is about 2 hours (like it was on Wednesday), get in line at 7:30 or so. It gets dark around 9:00-9:30, and that's when they usually close the line because they don't want the park to be open until 12:00 AM.

I say go for it... you may prove me wrong! :)

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Chris B.
http://sfwoa.tripod.com/
Radioheader08@netscape.net
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Saturday, August 18, 2001 7:52 AM
Thanks for the information. I'll probably be riding it then.
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Saturday, August 18, 2001 8:01 AM
I agree, you have not ridden X-Flight until you ride it at night and in the backseat. Totally awesome.

I think of those bring a friend free days as something to get the GP to buy the season passes, just to make SF look good. Nothing else to me. Too crowded on those days.

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"Villain-Once You Drop, The Fun Don't Stop!"~SFWoA Rules In 2001~X Marks The Spot In 2001(SFWoA)~With SFWoA ANYTHING Is Possible!
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