Friday, April 5, 2002 5:35 PM
I live about 45 min. north of PKI and right now its snowing. I was planning on goin to tommorow. What I was wonderin is if we get a lot of snow, an inch or so maybe possiblle, not a lot I guess, will PKI even open. I doubt they have snow trucks to plow the paths or anything. Anyone been there when it snowed or will they not even open.
Friday, April 5, 2002 6:09 PM
I just got back and trust me it WILL BE OPEN!!!!

Sit up right, hold on tight!

Friday, April 5, 2002 7:40 PM
We're coming from Columbus, rain, sleet, hail, earthquake, or shine. I've waited 6 long months for my Flyers! :) I have heard accounts of rides going in fairly cold weather, and many of my late season visits were in upper 40's lower 50's. The only problem I have is they refuse to operate Vortex under 54ยบ or something like that..and yet Tennessee Tornado has run in the 40's (according to John Peck). Arrows can tolerate cold weather, so hopefully they won't sit back and watch us thrill-starved guests have nothing to do except stare at all the overpriced gummy worms! I had a mid-40's ride on Beast a few years back, but that won't be repeated tomorrow. :( *crossing fingers*
Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides
Friday, April 5, 2002 7:50 PM
Vortex was running today in the cold, but Face/Off was the only coaster closed for the evening.

Bill Yost
"I never rode a B&M I didn't like.":)

Saturday, April 6, 2002 5:05 AM
Running a coaster in the evening in clod weather is much easier than getting it started in the morning. The grease temperature is the critical thing. As long as you keep it operating the grease will stay reasonably warm. The real problem is getting it around on the first trip of the day. A few coasters actually use heaters in the station to warm the grease for the first run. I understand that Millenium Force has this.

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