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  1. As someone who bought FL+ both of those days, I seem to remember Saturday being $120 and Sunday being $93, but definitely nothing in the realm of $180. I don't think they've ever gone above the $149 price.
  2. If you swipe left from the home screen, "My Season Passes" is the fourth option down.
  3. The document you're looking for is F2291, which does contain the aforementioned force limits for motion constrained at the hip (lap bar) vs at the shoulder (OTS). No, they're not enforceable, they're just engineering standards. But almost every manufacturer follows them. What you're describing here is actually a higher net lateral force on RMC transitions. However, it feels different because your entire body experiences a lateral force in the same direction. In the case of a heartline transition, even though rotation is the same for your head and feet, they feel equal and opposite lateral forces, not unlike that of a force couple. Because your body is rotating slightly behind the train, the opposing force causes a feeling of higher jerk, but not a higher value. tl;dr - Kinetics
  4. Remember that you always see higher ridership numbers in years 2 and 3 after a ride has been installed, so we'll probably see even higher numbers in the coming two years. Also, "only 50%" is a pretty loaded statement. Let's use simple numbers for this, just to keep it clean. If Maverick has 1,000,000 riders in one season, then Gatekeeper will have 1,500,000 riders. Sure, it's only 50% greater. But 50% is 500,000 people. That's a loooot of people. Even if we assume crew is hitting perfect intervals and getting to the max theoretical capacity (1,200 pph), to match that 500,000, Maverick would have to stay open for more than a month longer to hit those numbers. And that's an ideal case.
  5. The problem is the amount of seats that are out of service. It's almost concerning. When I was there the 7th and the 8th, I counted 8 blocked off seats PER TRAIN. That makes loading a nightmare, because the grouper has to have a sheet with a diagram of which seats have been tagged out. Credit where credit's due, though, they were sending out trains at a very good pace.
  6. At the park right now, Impulse is running ONE TRAIN all day. Look, I understand mechanical problems plague coasters, they're not simple beasts. But only running a single 8 person train on your newest attraction that's at the front of the park is honestly unacceptable. On the bright side, the employees have been very helpful...
  7. How? The park pulls in huge crowds. And larger attendance boosts are seen the two years AFTER a large ride is installed, not the year it opens, so they're probably trying to ride that wave. It's a perfectly good investment. You have to look at it this way: What is best for the chain overall? Sure, they might have just gotten a coaster two years ago, but if there's a larger opportunity for growth by adding another one, then there's a much higher chance of that happening than another park getting a big investment. which is the exact same thing as a new coaster?¿¿¿¿¿¿
  8. Thinking about going tomorrow. Any ideas how crowds might be considering admission is free for military personnel and discounted for families?
  9. SFStL has a mine train, which is pretty much the same thing as a Morgan hyper... they're still fun though
  10. There are no laws that regulate envelopes, however, there is a lengthy section in ASTM F2291 about them. For those who are not familiar, ASTM is a standards and testing methods group, of which the amusement device subcommittee F24 is a part of. Industry professionals write these design and safety standards, and while they are not law by any means, they are generally followed pretty well. The way that an envelope is created depends on the type of restraint. Different class restraints allow differing degrees of freedom, so each different type of restraint has a different general shape (IIRC over the shoulder restraints have more of a rounded rectangle shape, while lap bars have more of a rounded trapezoid shape). The actual dimensions are determined by using a standardized human scale at the 95th percentile, using the given envelope geometry from the restraints, and then adding a few inches on top of that for extreme cases. Again, manufacturers are in no way obligated to follow that method, so there's probably some variance, but manufacturers are often the ones writing these standards.
  11. Except for there's literally nothing active about these restraints?¿ They have no active retraction system built in. If you had inches of room in the old restraints, you should have plenty of room in the new ones too. It's all dependent on how tight YOU make it though. While the vests are bolted to the OTS bar, there's room/extra fabric between where the straps meet, and where they're attached to the bar. The seatbelt latch is attached to this extra fabric. From HP Twitter With the old restraints, since they were a fixed size, the seatbelt was a great way for ops to tighten the restraint because of the leverage. With the new ones, tightening the seatbelt or loosening it has a massive effect on how tight the vest is, and much less so on how tight the OTS bar is. So when ops are checking restraints and they pull down on the seatbelt, they tighten the vest, and not necessarily the restraint. TL;DR loosen the seatbelt
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