This is the thing that really bugs me. For a person says that operations are crucial, let's see how many rides do we have a park not working. Yes, it's close to school time, but that's a lot of rides down. Also, what happened to more senior citizens at the park? I thought the parks have enough staff (full and part time).
For the past two years, we have had the worst operations as in rides closed. Last year, we had Revolution, Giant Drop, Sky Trek Tower, Trailblazer, Space Shuttle America, maybe Space Shuttle America, and others closed in August.
The thing is before EVIL Shapiro came in, it wasn't this bad. SFGAm has always had the best operations with rides actually open. Shock. Maybe next year, Demon will be down to one train operation all year. I can't wait. There were a number of rides down in June too. So, it's not only in August. It's just WOW. He also cut more hours on the waterpark for the last weeks of August.
He then leans back and rubs his hands together while laughing insanely.
(bonus points to him if he's sitting in a darkened room in front of lots of video monitors)
(extra bonus points if he strokes a cat that rests on his lap all day)
(super bonus points if one of his arms is actually robotic and made of metal)
*** Edited 8/20/2007 9:05:32 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***
It was a Saturday in August with amazing weather. Here's what I noticed closed:
--Shipwreck Falls (shoot the chutes)
--Renegade Rapids (OD Hopkins rapids ride)
--Skull Mountain/TSC (Intamin piece of crap)
--Rainbow slides in waterpark (4 slides)
--4 person tube slide in waterpark
3 out of 4 water rides in the "dry" section on a beautiful Saturday in August--who was smoking the crack that day? And these are only the ones that I noticed were closed. And what did the closed sign out front list? Just the octopus!
*** Edited 8/20/2007 8:36:30 PM UTC by rablat5***
I don't think there's any evil intent, but clearly for a park that has historically had some of the best operations in the chain, SFGAm was *not* up to normal specs for THEIR park.
Every single one of Magic Mountain's rides were open last Monday (I went for free, mind you) sans Flashback of course, yet I still had a horrible time. Seems like just having all rides up and running with multiple trains just doesn't cut it anymore. ;)
The same goes for the lack of staffing in May on weekdays. They just don't have enough people to open all the rides, but they generally do a decent job of keeping all the major attractions open.
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