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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Pirate closed today, wonder if they already found a way to break it. :lmao:
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ride of steel » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:35 pm

Did a lot of Firght Fest, got dirt cheap camping deals. Viper was the highlight ride, Ride Of Steel was running rough but okay in the 2nd row, and Haunted Hotel was the best house out of the 3. Pirate pulled a Kennywood and didn't stop, the ride opened later but broke again.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:33 am

Only in the Darien Lake thread can you get this kind of wall-to-wall coverage of the operating status of a crappy swinging ship ride. :lol:

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ride of steel » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 am

Yes, we've become very vigilant on it's status. It's broken more than Ride Of Steel, that's really something.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 am

ride of steel wrote:Yes, we've become very vigilant on it's status. It's broken more than Ride Of Steel, that's really something.


Ride of Steel has had a really good year. I have not seen it down during any of my visits. Then there was 2016, where it was down more than it was up.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ride of steel » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:16 am

^In August it overshot the station and E-Stopped. Also a lot of down time in July, but you're right on saying it's had a better year, it's had a hard few years.

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Postby SbSteveZ » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:07 pm

^ Good thing they only had one train running at the time of that fiasco. Way to plan ahead, Darien Lake!
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:06 pm

SbSteveZ wrote:^ Good thing they only had one train running at the time of that fiasco. Way to plan ahead, Darien Lake!

:lol: Take that, Cedar Point.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:08 pm

ride of steel wrote:^In August it overshot the station and E-Stopped. Also a lot of down time in July, but you're right on saying it's had a better year, it's had a hard few years.


Also during Harvest Fest it was too slow making it's way back, so after getting released from the brakes it ended up stopping, with only the first car into the station. :lmao:
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby SbSteveZ » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:58 am

Brief weekend update from the park - looks like they added some decor. Not a ton but it was noticeable and definitely appreciated. Rolling thunder has most of its lighting package working again after 2 years. The park was probably the busiest I’ve seen it (on a non-concert day) in about 10 years. Viper had a line of about 45 minutes, Ride of Steel was nearing 75 minutes, Tantrum was 30-45 minutes, and the other coasters were 20 minutes or less. They reopened mind eraser which was shocking to me, and yes, Pirate was closed. Lastly, I stuck around for the laser show, most every song was reused from the last Laser Spooktacular from probably 2007 or so - but I figure it’s similar to HalloWishes in that, that show has been the exact same for almost 20 years and people still love it. To me it’s a welcome addition back to the parks entertainment lineup. I have photos, and this time - no captions!
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