X-Flight opening delayed

Posted Saturday, May 5, 2001 5:56 AM | Contributed by supermandl

X-Flight, the new flying coaster at the recently formed Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, will not open this weekend. A tentative date of May 19 has been announced.

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Saturday, May 5, 2001 6:23 AM
Man does this tick me off! They advertised all winter that it would be open with the park on the fourth. Then the opening date was changed to the fifth most likely they thought this would be a extra day incase something happened. Now, it's the fifth and it isn't open with the park! Well if I waited this long I can wait a little longer but if it's delayed even more, I will go ballistic. Well, now off to SFWoA. Too bad X-Flight won't be ready.
Saturday, May 5, 2001 7:24 AM
This ticks everyone off. I am still going today for a few hours. I would stay till closing but I got a Furthermore/TheDingees/Calibretto 13/Ace Troubleshooter/Slick Shoes concert to attend tonight.

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Saturday, May 5, 2001 11:06 AM
You've got to understand, there are unavoidable and unpredictable problems that they could have run into. It could be worse.
Saturday, May 5, 2001 2:08 PM
That's crap. I was planning on going up today and riding it, but I heard it wasn't open, so I didn't waste my time.

Spread your wings and fly away!! X-Flight '01
Saturday, May 5, 2001 2:12 PM
I think the reason it got delayed slighty is because of a few things.

1. Trains delivered Late - When the Coaster was all fully built, I believe the trains were still not on sight and of course, you need to have trains to ride it dont you, Also the ride needs to have testing, you also need the trains for that too. And even when the trains came, they came in parts I believe and then of course Six Flags or Vekoma had to assemble them, put them on the track etc.

2. More to do they they realised - I think this is basiclly true, I simply think they had too much to do than they realised, I believe the Coaster was fully built by the start of April, but even when it was built, they still needed to get the trains, Do any testing, Make any themeing, Build the station, Build the Queue, Build the new Walkway to the coaster etc. Also dont forget they were relocating the road next to the coaster too.
Hopefully X-Flight is up by May 19th, that means it should be open when I visit the park in June
Saturday, May 5, 2001 2:19 PM
What did you expect? This is Six Flags, not Cedar Point. :)

I'll wait until I'm sure a new coaster is running, and has been for a while before I'll plan a trip. It just makes sense. There's too many variables in a large project like a roller coaster.
Saturday, May 5, 2001 3:26 PM
People if you go up opening day to CP and SFWOA it going to be corwded not to mention at SF for there new ride and shows. Wait a couple a weeks to let the park settle down....

And this has nothing to do if it Was CP opening a new rides.

They just want to have a safe fun ride for all of us
Saturday, May 5, 2001 5:34 PM
This has a lot to do with Cedar Point. Cedar Point would have opened this coaster on time. They would have known well before the January of the 2001 season to build a coaster so it gets plenty of time to do testing and build the station.
It was not crowded at all today.
Saturday, May 5, 2001 5:44 PM
I knew it wasnt going to be ready for opening day before they even announced it. I mean look at it this way, CP usually starts pouring footers for the coaster in late october early november. SF didnt start pouring footers for X-flight until january and febuary.
Saturday, May 5, 2001 7:08 PM
Good for CP then. I don't think this needs to turn into another CP v.s. SFWoA thread. ;)

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Saturday, May 5, 2001 7:49 PM
Yah i was kinda mad when i went there today and saw it was closed! But the rest of the park wasn't that bad. Oh Well keep on ridin,
Saturday, May 5, 2001 11:14 PM
I keep forgetting! CP is perfect in every way and never makes any mistakes/miscalculations.

C'mon, it could happen to any park. Delays are delays, and are usually inevitable.

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Sunday, May 6, 2001 8:56 AM
Did anyone post a park map of Six Flags Worlds of Adventure yet on any sites?
Sunday, May 6, 2001 9:21 AM
Hey guys! I went to Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure on Opening Day yesterday, and Believe me it is sooo Not Ready to be Opened! And not Only X-Flight Either, On Superman the Brakes Failed 3-4 Times During the Duration of the Day And On The Mind Eraser the The Elevator System Got Stuck And Shutdown Leaving People Up there for 1/2 Hour. On Mr. Hydes Nasty Fall, the #3 And #5 Cars Were Repeatedly Getting Stuck this Must Have Happend 20-30 times All Day, now I can See Why X-Flight has Not Been Opened yet. Six Flags Says The DEFINATE Opening Day for X-Flight is May 19. I am Pretty Sure That This is within reach because yesterday they were testing the Chain Lift And There was already a two-Car Train On the Track That I think they Tested 1-2 Times, and there were a Few Problems... The Newscasts were there for the Opening But I think they Talked A Little About X-Flight Delay As Well. Look Out For May 19th Guys! Have Fun!
Sunday, May 6, 2001 3:48 PM
This pisses me off alot. I live in Oregon were their is no coasters and I planned a trip for Ohio, May 18th, 19th, and 20th to got to their parks. I'm going to SFWOA on X-flights opening day so it will probably be very crowded and I won't be able to ride all the coasters! *** This post was edited by hunter11 on 5/6/2001. ***
Sunday, May 6, 2001 5:11 PM
Jeez, you'd swear that a coaster had never opened after opening day before. Good things come to those who wait...

And about the sarcastic SF bashing comments, I still can't believe that some of the die hard CP fans seem angry that SFGL is getting a flying dutchman. Be happy that (if you live in Ohio) you have three parks which all have been building world class thrill rides at a rapid pace. Even though you may prefer one park over the others, it doesn't mean that you have to hate the other two or constantly make critical comparisons. I wish the three parks in my state built rides at the Ohio pace...

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Sunday, May 6, 2001 7:11 PM
Remember the forum "Do enthusiasts have a bad reputation?" Example number one of that is this topic. I'm sorry people but it's opening only two weeks later. Volcano the Blast Coaster didn't open until August at PKD. You have the whole summer left plus Frightfest to ride. Stop being such babies. Wouldn't you rather that they have the whole coaster completely tested and fully operational instead of opening it half-assed? Besides Batwing doesn't open until May 26. I'm "so mad".
Monday, May 7, 2001 5:39 AM
I’ve said this before in other threads, but feel that it bears repeating here: read hunter11’s post above and notice that he is coming from Oregon. Not everyone who rides coasters lives in northern Ohio folks, some of us have to commute there, and in most cases that means plane flights. Now it appears that (for the time being) that the ride will be open when he is at the park and he will get to ride, but what if he made his reservations for one week earlier??? He’d be screwed, that’s what.

All the people saying, “I’m so mad… but I’ll be there in a few weeks…” should be ashamed. Learn some patience, people (although the real gripe SHOULD be with Six Flags’ poor construction planning…)

If you don’t live within driving distance of the park, you don’t have all summer to ride – you get one day.
Monday, May 7, 2001 6:58 AM
But then that would be YOUR fault now wouldn't it. That's not Six Flags poor construction planning, that's poor trip planning. You ALWAYS call the park in advance to find out if the desired ride will be open the week you will be there. Rides are down for LOTS of reasons. If you just "show" up at Knott's, you may be disappointed as well, alot of their coasters go down for maintanance every year and it is NOT their responsiblity to make sure every "potential" customer knows it, it is the responsibility of the traveler.

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