SFWoA-5-4-02

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 2:45 PM

Got to the park at 9:25

Went to BKF first, got on first train of year, which seems to be an annual thing now. Rode very back seat, great as usual. Felt great, even though i xperienced a ride 27 days a go. Seems very smooth. Then went to Villain, got on one of the first 5 trains, not sure which one, rode front row. Still great ride, now for the biggy. I think Bill Leinkenhemer (sp?) aka the pres. of ACE sat behind me. He had a green ace jacket. Wasnt sure if it was him at the moment tho, didnt say anything either. Then i went over to play some games, won a sticky hand that streches really far, makes for great fun on the midways... Went to X-FLight, it had at least a 2 hour wait, went to SUE, got 2nd back seat, still a great ride. It seems to be holding longer than before. Then i went to the life side to see the new stuff. Tiger Island looks very nice. One of the tigers had to do its business, and attempted to go in the huge pond which the tigers drink out of, but a worker pretty much tackled it to stop it. Looked funny. The tigers did a couple tricks, nice. Grabbed a hot dog, for some reason the kiddie dogs are much better than the jumbos. Then i went to RWB, no G-trains still a bad pile of wood, but experienced some air in the first 2 drops. Went on ST, ride is not very rough, actually rideable. THE MISTERS ARE ON!!! Went to X_Flight, just as long, so i bought some fudge and went home.

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HurricaneGeauga- who thought it was may 5th for some unknown reason

*** This post was edited by HurricaneGeauga on 5/4/2002. ***

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 3:02 PM
Two questions...how many trains was X-F running and was it reclining on the lift?

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 3:10 PM
i think 2, and yes. The trains gradually recline while going up.

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 6:50 PM
Yes, X-Flight is now recling on the lift...What a different feeling now!! You don't get that weight on your back feeling until you go over the top. X-Flight was cycling two trains VERY fast! A HUGE improvement over last year already. My Fiance and I rode it 3 times and waited no longer than 20 min. each time. It is also just as smooth as last year and has no winter effects that I can tell

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*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod on 5/5/2002. ***

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Saturday, May 4, 2002 8:02 PM

Xflight had a 2 hr. wait? I find that very hard to believe. A full queue with one train in the morning was probably an hour and a half at the most. That was probably the longest wait the ride had all day.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 4:20 AM

The line for XF fluncuated during the day. When they had 2 trains running, I caught the ride with only a 20 minute wait.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 5:27 AM
Yeah, the line was about 30 minutes when I got on it. And the good thing now is once you get inside the station it's not another 45 minute wait because of the horrible loading times. The loading times decreased a bit because of it reclining on the lift. That feeling is awesome, it seems like the track comes up to meet the train, almost like youre not tilting at all until you are fully reclined. No X-Flight is working to its full potential.

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