"The Day That Sucked at SFWoA"

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:58 PM
I guess I should start at the begining of the day.  I was headed to SFWoA with my high school Art Club.  We were to leave at 3:00PM.  The park opened at 12, and as far as we knew it was to stay open until midnight.  Well, as it turned out, our bus was late by two hours getting to the school.  We left at about 5:00PM.

After and hour and a half drive, we arrive to the park at 6:30, anticipating a nice, but chilly, evening at the park.  We arrive at the gate only to find out the park closes in thirty minutes.  After an already stressful day, nobody was the least bit happy standing outside the main gate with nothing to do, and not expecting to leave until midnight.  We were not the only ones with a bad experience either.  We met a few people from another group who were writing a book called "The Day That Sucked at SFWoA."

After a few discussions with some employees and an explaination of the situation, the nice people at Six Flags led us to "Brutal Planet" (haunted house) and took us through.  To my astonishment, they even gave us free passes that had to be used by June 7, 2002.

I was fairly dissapointed that the park closed five hours ahead of time due to "Inclimate weather" (what did they expect for the last weekend of October in Northern Ohio?), but there wasn't much I could do about it.  Over all I was pleased with how the park handled our group.  However, I will think twice about going back for Fright Fest next year.

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Saturday, October 27, 2001 7:06 PM
That sucks dude.  Dosnt the season end tomorrow?
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Saturday, October 27, 2001 9:19 PM
I would suggest that you call the parks ahead of time when the weather is looking bad. Last year the last w/k's were really nice and the parks all maintained the schedule. The parks have no control over the weather and when the people bail out the employees want to go home too.

It sounds like the park really tried to make good. Free tickets for next year that's cool. Don't be so hard on them!

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 3:38 AM
And SUE was to ONLY coaster open....
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Sunday, October 28, 2001 4:45 AM
Lol, I saw that book too, and I signed it. Great idea. :)

Chris B.

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 3:10 PM
I was to SFWOA on October 14, 2001. The weather was semi-cold, it rained like a "mother", and yet I enjoyed the park immensely. It was great. I will always go to SFWOA for Halloween Weekends. (At least you received passes to return....CP doesn't give anything to you....)
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Monday, October 29, 2001 7:43 AM
And to think... I was trying to con my little brother into going to SFWoA with me saturday... I'm glad that I didn't! Another question.. how did the bus get to be 2 hrs late? I can't remember a time where busses were late (ok, I can, but it was not 2 hrs)... maybe he got lost and couldn't find thier way all the way out to Sharpsville.. but on the upside, you did get passes. Any apology from the bus company?
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Monday, October 29, 2001 9:51 AM
Well, I went yesterday ( Sunday ) And it stayed open till the right time, and all COASTERS were open. They had a nice crowd too. I also noticed that all the wheels on BKF were new. VERY NICE. The train didnt have the normal thud thud noise it normaly has. But the wheels did look new. Very smooth. Villain was also running VERY FAST. It was giving ejector air on the 2nd hill which is rare. Usually you get some floater. But the air was ejector! Awesome!
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Monday, October 29, 2001 10:29 AM
I had a great day that day. 50 laps on S:U E with my best buddy.

The park closed early because it was too windy to open any coaster that could rollback, and there were fewer than 100 people in the park.

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Monday, October 29, 2001 12:38 PM
Ya' know Jess, we still don't know why the bus was two hours late.  From what I heard, the bus left Slippery Rock on time, but just never made it to good ole' SHS.  And as for an apology, we got more than that.  They were paying our way into the park and gave us a free ride, there and back.  So now that we didn't spend any money on the trip, we're planning to go back in the spring, when hopefully they won't close five hours early ;).
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Friday, November 2, 2001 2:17 PM
That day of the original thread has to be taken in exception to the weather. I was at a HS football game at the time and it was snowing and raining at the same time. Horrible but great football weather. Now w/ that weather the coasters cant run. The wheel grease is practically frozen and the trains would probably vally. I was told that from my good friends in maint. They didnt even bother testing them friday night and staurday because on temperature.
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X-Flight team member 2001!
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Friday, November 2, 2001 2:26 PM
eggs: Was your bus company "Campbell" if so they are the company that took us to D.C. in 8th grade. I thought they did a pretty good job. Considering they had to drive to Cleveland to pick us up then go to Washington then back then back to Slippery Rock.
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Don't mess with the X in 01
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