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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:26 am

PATTYCAKES wrote:Thank you BWALL. I just found something that makes me think that Darien Lake will indeed be getting a new coaster next year. It will be call Superman : Ride of Steel VR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBY5M0bRLfo

Take a look at what Six Flags New England guests have been enjoying since 2016.

I can tell you right now, that my family will be planning a trip to DL next year if they convert Ride of Steel to VR.
This will be an awesome upcharge ride for DL and will make a load of money to help pay for another train.
(Fingers crossed.)

:mickey:

VR on a 1-train hypercoaster sounds like every enthusiast's nightmare, TBH.

When SFMM put VR on Revolution, it was running 5-minute dispatches, even with 2-train operation.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:35 pm

There is a VR coaster at Canada's Wonderland. The guests are required to get their headsets ready before they get on the coaster. Adjusting and focusing must be done before in a separate line-up, so there is almost no difference in load times. :mickey:

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Postby ILikeToKeepItAnon » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 pm

CNYCoasterguy11 wrote:This is great news, Darien Lake really needs this with all the ups and downs they have had since being sold by Six Flags. I visited the park a couple times after the sale and it just was never the same. SF wasn't always great but at least you could expect big additions, and now SF is in a better place than they were before.

I think they will start small for next season and progress from there, especially since they just added Tantrum for this year. Easy things first.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby TheDarkMaxim » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:44 pm

PATTYCAKES wrote:Thank you BWALL. I just found something that makes me think that Darien Lake will indeed be getting a new coaster next year. It will be call Superman : Ride of Steel VR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBY5M0bRLfo

Take a look at what Six Flags New England guests have been enjoying since 2016.

I can tell you right now, that my family will be planning a trip to DL next year if they convert Ride of Steel to VR.
This will be an awesome upcharge ride for DL and will make a load of money to help pay for another train.
(Fingers crossed.)

:mickey:


This was only for part of the 2016 season. I dont even think SF did any rides this year with VR at any parks. I'd say they may have learned their lesson with it.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Sk610 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:01 pm

I just want to point out to everyone who is complaining about the last time SF owned the park that it was a totally different company than it is now. That company technically went bankrupt and was taken over by a new board of directors which are now running a much better operation. The old Premier spent way too much to buy SF and hence put them in a terrible spot.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 am

I really hope that you are correct, SK.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:34 am

PATTYCAKES wrote:There is a VR coaster at Canada's Wonderland. The guests are required to get their headsets ready before they get on the coaster. Adjusting and focusing must be done before in a separate line-up, so there is almost no difference in load times. :mickey:

It sounds like, if SF ran their VR rides like that, operations would go much more smoothly than they did. At SFMM, there were TVs in the queue line, which told guests to put on their headsets before getting on the ride, and instructed them how to do so. The ride ops would then tell guests to take OFF their headsets when they were getting on the ride, and then put them back on. It took a ridiculous amount of time and confusion to dispatch each train because the right hand didn't seem to know what the left hand was doing.

TheDarkMaxim wrote:I dont even think SF did any rides this year with VR at any parks. I'd say they may have learned their lesson with it.

SFMM is running DC Superheroes VR on Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom this year. It's slowing down dispatches a little bit, but not nearly as bad as last year.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby PATTYCAKES » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:57 am

joelwee wrote:
PATTYCAKES wrote:There is a VR coaster at Canada's Wonderland. The guests are required to get their headsets ready before they get on the coaster. Adjusting and focusing must be done before in a separate line-up, so there is almost no difference in load times. :mickey:

It sounds like, if SF ran their VR rides like that, operations would go much more smoothly than they did. At SFMM, there were TVs in the queue line, which told guests to put on their headsets before getting on the ride, and instructed them how to do so. The ride ops would then tell guests to take OFF their headsets when they were getting on the ride, and then put them back on. It took a ridiculous amount of time and confusion to dispatch each train because the right hand didn't seem to know what the left hand was doing.

TheDarkMaxim wrote:I dont even think SF did any rides this year with VR at any parks. I'd say they may have learned their lesson with it.

SFMM is running DC Superheroes VR on Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom this year. It's slowing down dispatches a little bit, but not nearly as bad as last year.


At Wonderland, VR guests are actually directed up the exit and have a area to put on the VR's at a calm pace, before actually getting on the coaster. The guests get on the coaster with the VR glasses already on and ready to go.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:43 pm

I’m not sure if it was mentioned on this thread or not, but does anyone know what is wrong with Pirate? I was at the park today, and realized that it has been down every single day this year from what I have seen. I am wondering if age is becoming a major issue and that a replacement to a newer model may be necessary, as it doesn’t look like the Twister situation from last year with the overhaul, but instead looks like pure downtime with little to no repair work done to it. Anyone know what’s going on?
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm

dnn2031 wrote:Corn popper just got a new compressor this year. Pirate is something with the electrical motor controller they're waiting on.

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