Wednesday, December 5, 2001 4:10 PM
I have just learned that is X at SFMM is supposed to be opening Christmas Eve!!! I read all of the info at http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?Avis=TO&Dato=20011121&Kategori=BUSINESS03&Lopenr=111210034&Ref=AR
So Check it out!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 5:34 PM
Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 5:52 PM
exactly what Magnum Force said. This has been rumored for the past couple weeks now.
You been on internet vactation? ;)
You don't have to blow out my candle to make your's brighter.
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 7:31 PM
Ok but how can they still not call STE a coaster if the are getting an Inverted Version. And i will be very upset if VIP night is on a day i am leaving.
SFMM Season Pass 80$ drink 10$ ripping of six flags by coming back 100 times Priceless......
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 10:18 PM
Let's just say CP won't take that stick out of their ___. Have a nice day!
Thursday, December 6, 2001 4:17 AM
I say let CP continue to ***** and moan about how Superman isn't a coaster, etc. They are just scared because their precious record is in jeopardy. This might just encourage SFMM to build a new coaster next year, just to prove that they do have the most. What do you guys think?
Thursday, December 6, 2001 4:21 AM
Back on the subject...........
I really hope this is a fact, and X suffers no more downtime. Arrows future really depends on the success of this ride.
Thursday, December 6, 2001 7:16 AM
good point john peck. arrow's future really does depend on this. i would love to see arrow make a comeback. the more competition that is in the industry the better the rides created are going to be.
Thursday, December 6, 2001 8:07 AM
I just want Arrow to get paid.
All eyes are on them. I wish parks would buy more mad Mouses and some of their loopers again. Tenn. Tornado was amazing
Thursday, December 6, 2001 10:38 AM
john peck said:
"Back on the subject...........
I really hope this is a fact, and X suffers no more downtime. Arrows future really depends on the success of this ride."
Its interesting to note that X will apparently open on Christmas Eve, because I wouldnt all get your hopes up, This is Six Flags after all, and their rides openings are not terribly accurate, SFMM said X would definatly open back in July, YEAH RIGHT, Look where we are now. Also I seem to remember Superman and DeJa Vu never opened on time either
Also, I can pretty much assure you that X will suffer downtime when its open, If you look at the history of prototypes over the years, you will realise that pretty much all of them have had problems when opened including SOB,Hypersonic,SUE,Oblivion and Volcano
Lets hope nothing does so seriously wrong though, because as you say This ride does depend on Arrow's Future and it would be a shame to see a Coaster company go out of business all because of 1 ride/prototype. BTW does anyone know if all the problems have been fixed now, I saw pictures a few days ago of trains complety dismantled etc, and lots of work still going on and now suddenly SFMM say they have an opening, Sounds like SFMM just want the coaster open whatever the circumstances, Hopefully they are still putting safety about everything else.
Thursday, December 6, 2001 10:48 AM
All I know is Fred Bolingbroke, President of Arrow Dynamics, has said "all problems have been fixed". Also note, the ride has cycled over 1100 times since the modifications. Arrow are not idiots. They didn't just graduate from school, and these rides have been in development for years, so I have good faith in them. I think everyone is afraid that X will go the way of the Bat or Steel Phantom but that shouldn't be the case.
Thursday, December 6, 2001 11:31 AM
They are just scared because their precious record is in jeopardy.
Yes, its going to be awful when all of those folks from Cleavland start going to SFMM when they get the record.
Thursday, December 6, 2001 12:23 PM
I just love all the *speculation*, it's funny. I really wish we could get a real Arrow person in here to school us on what it takes to design, build and open a rollercoaster, especially one that has never been attempted before. These guys aren't sitting on their hands, praying "desperately" that they can get X open before big, bad SFMM kicks them out the industry. They are taking care of business, perfecting this ride while assuring safety. I've watched them build this coaster from ground up and they have works their butts off from start to finish.
It's so easy as a bystander to come in after the fact and say, "well they didn't open it on time". No they didn't, big deal, life goes on. This is a ride we're all hoping will run smoothly for many years to come, not just opening weekend. My fingers are crossed. :)
"I'm useless, but not for long, the future is comin' on"
Thursday, December 6, 2001 3:32 PM
You said it DWeaver! I dont' see why SFMM wants to keep their employees from being with their loved ones on Christmas eve. Why can't they wait until December 26 and let their operators have the night to spend with their families? It's kind of inhumane if you ask me, I think due to the fact that most people would rather wait 2 days and be with family than spend Christmas Eve at SFMM to be the first to ride X, that December 24/24 won't have a huge turnout for X's opening.