X is currently undergoing "rehab" and won't be open until 2007. They are waiting on a part. I agree with reports that Six Flags is cost cutting on this one. Seems like NO part should take that long to receive. Maybe a good rehab is in order though.
Kraxl, all you have been doing lately is talking down other people's negative comments about SFMM. Could it maybe have to do with your involvement with the park? While I like going to SFMM usually, the trip reports don't lie. There's a lot to not be happy about.
Dates not matching up on a website is a pretty big deal, especially because 99% of people get their information from there. That in turn leads to problems at guest servies, where from the trip reports a lot of the problems at the park are from.
GoliathKills said: Kraxl, all you have been doing lately is talking down other people's negative comments about SFMM. Could it maybe have to do with your involvement with the park? While I like going to SFMM usually, the trip reports don't lie. There's a lot to not be happy about.
Eh. No. I can admit to the place needing A LOT of work, but it throws me off when people that have never been to the park form a solid opinion against the park based on what other people have said. I've talked to people who've visited thinking the park would be a complete trashpit, but left having a great time, much to my astonishment even. I'm just saying, don't knock before you try it.
I made the same mistake of pre-judging a park before I went. I was going to go to Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, but when I read a bunch of the trip reports, all I heard about was rides being closed, poor staffing, etc. I only went to Geauga Lake in the last two seasons, so I have no idea of what it used to be like. Should have gone and seen for myself.
Sucks that X is closed. At least, it seems, that it has been running better than in the past.
This park might be the most frustrating park I have ever been too. On one hand they have a handful of great rides and on the other hand they have no clue what is going on at the park. Tatsu, X, Goliath, Scream (If you look past the parking lot it sits on) Riddlers Revenge, Batman, are great rides but It's hard to truly enjoy the park when you see the piles of trash that are waiting to be picked up. When I was there in early June, there was ton of trash in / around Viper, the arrow mine ride hat tons of garbage around the station and under the track. You have coasters Ops that aren't sending the trains while they stand around talking to one another. The park seems to have no control and lack of authority. It seemed to have a lot of potential but Six flags continues to miss the boat with this park. Like I told a handful of people great rides bad park.
I'm *certain* I've said this before....unless you ENJOY brutality (I'm not judging anyone, just commenting)....the INSIDE seats, closer to the center of gravity of the train, are *infinitely* smoother....by a WIDE margin.
Also, being at the end of the train that is YANKED down the first drop....while exhilarating, THAT is the bad end for "banginess"....
It's like many steel coasters... it falls down to train maintenance. Depending on the condition of the trains you may get a smooth or rough ride. So just because it has been running rough doesn't mean it is that the track has aged badly. I've ridden it on the same train in different rows on the same day and it varies car to car. Some of them were very rough, while some were very close to how it felt right after it opened.