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Postby SuperBuckalew » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:56 pm

pieeater wrote:Was anyone there on opening day? I really want to know how they're running fastlane

I was there on opening day. I did not see a single person purchase, use, or even mention Fast Lane. All of the new Fast Lane entrances were very apparent though.

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Postby -Edge of Beast- » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:06 pm

The idea never thrilled to me. It's been used too many times to sound "original". It will definitely be busy during the summer weekends though. That is when the park can get a little crazy with the crowds.

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Postby chadster » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:09 am

I think for this time of season fastlane at WoF is not worth it, lines are typically less than 20 minutes and in many cases walk on. Once Mid June hits it will be worth it on the weekends for sure.

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Postby SuperBuckalew » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:52 pm

chadster wrote:I think for this time of season fastlane at WoF is not worth it, lines are typically less than 20 minutes and in many cases walk on. Once Mid June hits it will be worth it on the weekends for sure.

Lines on opening day at times got up to probably about 45 minutes. It should only get worse on the weekends from now on.

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Postby -Edge of Beast- » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:53 am

That's why I refuse to go to parks on weekends in the summer. Lines are way too long. Though the fastlane might help, I don't know of anyone who would want to spend 150 dollars for a few rides.

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Postby chadster » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:27 pm

SuperBuckalew wrote:
chadster wrote:I think for this time of season fastlane at WoF is not worth it, lines are typically less than 20 minutes and in many cases walk on. Once Mid June hits it will be worth it on the weekends for sure.

Lines on opening day at times got up to probably about 45 minutes. It should only get worse on the weekends from now on.


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Postby pieeater » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:12 pm

I wonder if there getting something in 2013. Look at the facts.
2009- Prowler
2010- Nothing
2011- Planet snoopy
2012- Nothing

There has been 3 years between Patriot and Prowler.
I think 2013 will bring a Windseeker and Dinosaurs Alive. 2013 will be the parks 40th and i think windseeker would be a great addition because It will the tallest structure in the park and the gp will eat that up and it would fit perfectly themewise in Americana. I go to WoF ll the time so I'll keep my eyes out for any suspicious objects

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Postby Stuff513 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:37 pm

Speaking of new food options, they posted this beautiful creation on their Facebook page a few hours ago: (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150737234868250&set=a.129663303249.106691.9031283249&type=1)
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That, my friends, is a turkey leg, wrapped in sausage.... wrapped in bacon.

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Postby megametal » Tue May 01, 2012 11:42 am

^ I am so getting that when I go there. Everything is better wrapped in bacon.

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Postby chadster » Tue May 01, 2012 5:10 pm

^^That made me sick when I first saw it on their FB page...

Anyway, big changes to their policies this year. Re-Rides are now allowed on many rides as long as no one is waiting for your row or in line. And even if people are in line for say Fjord as long as their are enough empty seats you can stay on if you wish.

Starting about 30 minutes before park opening they are shuttling people in the park gates to allow you to purchase a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo, buy crap, etc and then allow SP holders into the rides portion of the park 15 minutes early. Sadly on Saturday many rides were not open until after 10am with some not opening until closer to 10:30

Adults are now allowed on Cosmic Coaster, no max height limits without an adult are listed on the new signage.

Having said that they are still suffering operationally with their food and beverage staffs having no clue how to run a register or fill a fry order, I suspect they received no training and were receiving on the job training, not a pretty thing on a busy Saturday. Very few returning rides staff that I could tell resulting in slower operations not to mention many I found to be unfriendly. Fortunately that improved with a staff swap for evening ops but certainly needs to be worked on along with employee level of park knowledge. Asked some very basic questions like where is the new coffee shop, no one could tell me (Pro tip: It's next to Front Street Gifts)



The crews at Prowler and Mamba seemed to be the friendliest.
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So lets take a quick tour and see what's new. The gift shop is new.
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Fast Lane is new and advertised very heavily throughout the park. It also appears to be ran well with Patriot, Mamba, and Prowler basically having been pre-equipped for it and merging at the platform, they did a nice job incorporating it into the other rides merging into the main line for most as I recall.
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You can come in and walk around the plaza area now prior to park opening.
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Some of the ADA improvements in Ouch Wolf.
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The moved and revamped cosmic coaster.
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and the redone train.
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No height max listed.
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Noted.
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Choo Choo for David.
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Thunderhawk is up and running well....finally, I'm sure the park is glad the nightmare with this ride is behind them.
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This year they have microphones for prizes.
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and miniature dongs.
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The new coffee shop looks much like a Starbucks
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With Starbucks pricing.
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And finally this year the Pagoda decided to serve nachos over Chicago dogs.

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