What coasters have been running at SFA?

Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:17 PM
I bought my season pass at SFA back at the end of May, but I haven't been back since. When I was there all the major coasters were closed except Jokers Jinx. Roar just opened when I was leaving. I got to ride JJ, Minderaser, Wild One, and Two Face.

Has Superman & Batwing been running? Have they been running reliably? I am just wanting to know because I won't waste my time going there if they aren't running reliably. I'll go to Dorney instead where I know they are running good, and its closer.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:42 PM
When I went last month all of SFA's coasters were up & running,S:ROS had a few problems that day but remained open & Batwing had it's usual share of downtime.

Other than that all of the other coasters were running just fine with no breakdowns at all,I don't know how things have been since then however.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:27 PM
I was at the park last weekend, a farily busy weekend. All coasters were running, except for Two Face, which did open Sunday at about 3:00. Wild One was down because it needed a new motor and opened later that evening. Wild One has been one of the more reliable coasters this season so I guess it was due some down time. The way I remember it:

Batwing: Up - two train operation (one train when I arrived in the morning)

S:ROS - Up - Two Train Operation

Mind Eraser - Up - Two Train Operation

Joker's Jinx - UP- Two Train Operation

Two Face-Down but opened about 3:00 that afternoon.

Roar: UP - Two Train Operation

Wild One: - Down - Motor being replaced it was reportedly up later that evening.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:16 PM
Everything was up today while I was at work. There was only one minor hiccup on Wild One where it stopped on the lift. Maintenance came and reset the ride and after 10 minutes or so, they were on their way. After cycyling for maybe two cycles, they let people back onboard, and it ran flawlessly the rest of the night. Two-Face also ran solid all afternoon and night. They are still testing the Seacoaster which still seems to be having problems at the first lift. I also saw them testing Tower of Doom's third tower (facing the walkway) with water dummies. This is the side that hasn't run in several years. So perhaps they finally will have all three sides running again, since it hasn't been open recently. Last, but not least, Iron Eagle is down for the count again. I'm sure this was one very expensive (I wouldn't doubt it cost $2 million or more) spinning ride, and I don't understand why Zamperla can't provide the park with a better, more reliable ride, seeing how much it gets stuck. When you've got your companies name printed in big letters on the support cradle, and on the back of every seat, I would think you'd want better public relations.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:30 PM
Does Zamperla make anything that runs correctly? It seems like all of their creations have big problems.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 4:23 AM

Coasterfantom said:
I bought my season pass at SFA back at the end of May, but I haven't been back since. When I was there all the major coasters were closed except Jokers Jinx.

how long were you there? 30 mins? Every coaster was up in May, except for 2 face which was late because the train rehab too longer than anticipated.

I have a problem believing that ALL the coasters were down ALL DAY. granted many times the coasters are not finished testing right at opening, but for gods sake, you can't walk in first thing and expect everything to be running. it "should" be running, but things happen......

SAM
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never met a coaster I didn't ride (except Junior Geminii) :(

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Friday, July 18, 2003 4:42 AM

Coasterfantom said:
"When I was there all the major coasters were closed except Jokers Jinx. Roar just opened when I was leaving. I got to ride JJ, Minderaser, Wild One, and Two Face."

All the major coasters were closed except Jokers Jinx... yet you got ro ride JJ, Mind Eraser, Wild One and Two Face (and you didn't wait around to ride Roar when it opened)?

To me that sounds like at least 5 out of the 7 coasters were running at least at some point (Bat Wing and S:RoS beign the only two down).

Since when have the likes of Mind Eraser, Two Face, and Wild One been down graded from "major" coasters?

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"
*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 7/18/2003 8:43:23 AM ***

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Saturday, July 19, 2003 6:00 AM
I was there for about 4 hours. I basically went there that day to get my season pass. I have been there 2X, and both times SROS and Batwing were down.

The reason I didn't stay long(yes i have a good excuse,) is that my girl is pregnant. Believe me I wanted to ride Roar, but at that point that it opened we were already up near the front of the park, and she didn't want to walk back again.

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Saturday, July 19, 2003 1:55 PM

Coasterfantom said:
I was there for about 4 hours. I basically went there that day to get my season pass. I have been there 2X, and both times SROS and Batwing were down.

Both coasters were down the whole 4 hours???

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never met a coaster I didn't ride (except Junior Geminii) :(

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