X-Flight and Serial Thriller News

Sunday, May 5, 2002 11:11 AM

Yesterday at SFWoA I noticed some new things. First of all X-Flight now reclines on the lifthill. Also I noticed that Serial Thriller has some new padded restraints. I don't know if all the SLC's are doing this but now the ride is awesome. It's still bumpy but now its easier to reride.

You'll see more in my trip report whenever I get it posted. Right now I'm using somebody elses computer cuz mine isn't working. When (or if ) it works again I'll post the trip report.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 4:23 PM
Woo-hoo! New padding on Serial Thriller! I know people bash SLC's but I really like them....call me weird :)
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Sunday, May 5, 2002 4:25 PM
I really like boomerangs but I hate SLCS

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 5:17 PM
I went Sunday and the new padded restraints on Serial Thriller make a huge difference! It's a whole new ride without all the pain. I even was able to go for re-rides as the park was not crowded at all. Now I can save all my Tylenol which I seriously used to take everytime after a ride on Serial Thriller. They did a great job with that ride over the winter :)

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 6:18 PM

Has anyone noticed that the reclining on the X-Flight is consistant on the lift-hill??

Did they finally fix that glitch, so it'll always re-cline up the lift-hill? I'm curious because I hope it's not a temp thing where it'll eventually break down so they can FINALLY get a good 3-train system running.

BTW: How much difference is the restraints on the ride? Is there more than a quarter centimeter space between your ear and the restraints? Are they really soft like a pillow or just slightly softer (or somewhere inbetween)

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 6:29 PM

I noticed the reclining on the lift, but I didn't notice the new padding on Serial Thriller.

I did notice that the fiberglass wheel covers on S:UE are not put back on yet though.

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Sunday, May 5, 2002 6:42 PM
Yeah, I noticed the new padding on Serial Thriller. It makes for quite a painless ride. The headbanging is still there, it just doesn't hurt anymore. Also, with X-Flight reclining on the lift now it cuts down on loading times. It feels weird now to go out of the station sitting up. After a season of reclining in the station I guess you kind of get used to it.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 5:38 AM

Well, I find the reclining on the lift makes a big difference for me. I used to hate lying in the station, blood rushing to my head, waiting for dispatch. The experience is much more pleasant now, to the point where I like the entire ride more.

I didn't really notice any new padding on Serial Thriller. I took my token lap (possibly for the year) and said "that's enough..."

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Monday, May 6, 2002 8:36 AM
No pain on Serial Thriller? Are you serious? You must have a much higher tolerance then I do! Like Greg, I rode it once just to say I did. ST is the only ride at SF:WOA that really dislike.This was also my first time on X-Flight. What an awesome ride. Although when the cars flipped over at the top of the hill, I though I was going to fall out of my too loose jeans! I had the horrible image of everyone in line watching me ride in my underwear.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 9:13 AM
Greg, you a Dream Theater fan? I just caught them in concert recently for the first time (After listening for 10 years) and was blown away!

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Monday, May 6, 2002 9:20 AM
I think the best thing that can be said is that it looks like SFWOA is trying to improve things at the park. The few reviews I have seen have stated that customer service was good (I guess it always is at the beginning of the season anyways) and they are making changes to the rides to increase capacity/decrease pain. Way to go Worlds of Adventure!

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Monday, May 6, 2002 9:49 AM

Peabody said:
Greg, you a Dream Theater fan? I just caught them in concert recently for the first time (After listening for 10 years) and was blown away!


I'm a BIG DT fan, and have been since catching them in concert in Seattle in '93 (the "Images And Words" tour). I also note that they're going to be touring with King's X and Joe Satriani this summer and fall -- talk about an incredible concert!

To get this back on topic :) I find that even with the padding, Serial Thriller just bangs around too much. I always come off with a headache, and yesterday was no exception. This isn't limited to ST, the other SLC's I've ridden (Mind Eraser at SFA, T2 at SFKK) do the same thing to me.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 10:12 AM

I also noticed the Ham On Rye 3-D ride. I had no clue one of these was going into the park, I don't remember any announcement about it.

Also I noticed the employees were VERY friendly this year and I actually had a great time. The Tiger Island is very nice and all the people there are very informative. Way to go SFWoA.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 11:23 AM

The employees always seem to be friendly at the beginning of the season, but this year seemed moreso than usual. Two managers who were on the Boardwalk between the Rides and Animal Adventure sides said "hello" and thanked us for coming out. I was totally floored! A girl at Dolphin Harbor talked to us for a good 15 minutes... and would have kept talking if we didn't move on! Everybody we came in contact with yesterday was in a good mood and seemed willing to help. Now, if they could only keep up this enthusiasm all season.....

ProgRay (who will not be eating at SFWoA at all this season due to the insanely high prices)

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Monday, May 6, 2002 1:02 PM
Where is the Ham on Rye located a in the park?
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Monday, May 6, 2002 1:39 PM
96, it is located next to BKF where the batmobile used to be.

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Monday, May 6, 2002 3:32 PM

I went to six flags yesterday and i didn't eat or drink the whole day, and i threw up 4 times! Yes a very memorable day, i was out of money and dehydrated.

Anyway, their coasters seemed extremely rough yesterday. Villian started to become painful, while rwb continues to be rough, i didn't try Serial thriller because i was to afraid of barfing again. Batman was rougher than usually, Mind eraser was extremely rough, but i did think X-flight and Superman were okay. Bad experience at six flags yesterday, but i will be their next sunday

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Monday, June 3, 2002 11:55 AM

Which day did you go DuffGardens, cause i went on 6/1 and it had to be the best time i've ever had at sfwoa. Pretty much everything was perfect. The staff was friendly and all the rides were still awesome. The lines were incredible too, they were just walk ons all day. Last year, the shortest line for XFlight i saw was an hour wait. On Saturday, it was in the station the whole day on 2 train operation. The only thing i was a little dissapointed in was how XFlight didn't recline on the lift hill. I was expecting it to do that but when i saw them reclining in the station I was a little dissapointed. That ride still is the best in the park to me.

Has anyone gone to Mandarin Buffet on the Wild Life side? My friend and I went there and it was absolutely amazing. I go to China Buffet and Mongolian Buffet all the time in NE OH and this place, to me was better than them both. The only problem about it was the prices, but I didnt mind it that much because I sort of knew it would be a little pricy since it's inside the amusement park. Another price problem I noticed was the pops now. The ones that they sell in the machines are now $3.00. I don't remember them being that expensive last year. Oh well, great time at sfwoa. Absolutely amazing compared to last year.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 2:32 PM
What do they have on the Mandarin buffet? And how much is it?

*** This post was edited by Catherine on 6/3/2002. ***

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Monday, June 3, 2002 3:48 PM

Mandarin Buffett is an all you can eat Oriental Cusine for $13 a person.

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