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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby edgeboy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:30 pm

How is the speed of load/unload/queue going so far? Will there be single riders? Be able to choose seats, or assigned?

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:37 pm

chickenbowl wrote:6 rides today. Here’s my hot take: This thing has insane pacing and is likely my favorite coaster in California (I’ve been on them all) and is in my top tier of 11 RMCs. Will post more thoughts later
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:38 pm

edgeboy wrote:How is the speed of load/unload/queue going so far? Will there be single riders? Be able to choose seats, or assigned?
I would assume it would be similar to SFFT and Wonder Women. Hopefully someone post.

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby X2coasterfreak » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:49 am

edgeboy wrote:How is the speed of load/unload/queue going so far? Will there be single riders? Be able to choose seats, or assigned?


They were pumping out trains quickly Saturday, the stand-by line never reached more than an hour from what I saw. Single rider was available, but I’m almost certain they are going to change the process as groups who went through the single rider line (Fastlane queue) were able to be seated immediately, sometimes even with priority seating. Using the single rider line was almost like having a free Fastlane. I didn’t see anyone who waited in the stand-by line not be able to get the row they wanted, either.

Also I can vouch for RB probably being the best coaster in the state. Other than Skyrush no other coaster has left me stunned questioning how the ride is even real. Seriously, it's very, very good.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:58 am

Finally! Looks like such a sick ride, and now I am a little more torn if I am gunna do CP later this year or a grand CA trip
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:56 am

The red train for this thing looks familiar....


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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:12 am

X2coasterfreak wrote: Single rider was available . . .

So what's the point of a single rider line if this is a coaster that has one single row per car?
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby pfalcioni » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:17 am

I was wondering the same thing!

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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:28 am

jarmor wrote:
X2coasterfreak wrote: Single rider was available . . .

So what's the point of a single rider line if this is a coaster that has one single row per car?


My guess is because, even though nobody rides "with" anyone, groups still like to ride in the same train as their party, so a single rider line could fill in the gaps to prevent empty seats.

But I agree it is a little strange since everybody is a loner on a coaster like this.
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Re: California Great America (CGA) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:21 pm

jarmor wrote:
X2coasterfreak wrote: Single rider was available . . .

So what's the point of a single rider line if this is a coaster that has one single row per car?
Say you have a group of 4 and a group of 3 and the next group is 3. YOu want to maximize the seats in the train. The single rider allows you to place an 8th rider in that train without breaking up the next group of 3.

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