Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

webgoof

Members
  • Posts

    145
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by webgoof

  1. EDIT: According to coasterforce NTG is getting Bizarro/SFNE's fire effects.

     

    Am I the only one who thinks fire effects on a coaster with wooden supports is a bad idea?

     

    Apocalypse, all wood, has fire. I don't think it would be a problem at all.

     

     

    Oh that reminds me. When we were out there for the commercial shoot, we met one of the PR guys in charge of the Facebook page, and whatnot. I specifically asked him about the concrete footers that had been poured in the infield of the NTG, saying I had heard rumors of it being an oil derrick or something related.

     

    He, of course, (as I expected, but still...) said he didn't know anything one way or the other about it.

     

    For what it's worth.

  2. From what I've seen, Shockwave is sorely under-appreciated by the GP. I've not been there in mid-season madness, but every time I've been to the park so far, it's waiting line was decidedly shorter than all the other coasters.

     

    Similarly, the local GP overrate the Runaway Mountain (the dark coaster in a warehouse) --- It's fun, but not 2-hour wait fun. To me anyway.

     

    There are two other factors at work here:

    [1] Shockwave is at the end of a LONG dead-end walk, so it's not "on the way" to any other major rides. Most of the folks have ridden it lots of times since it's one of the oldest coasters.

    [2] Runaway Mountain is air-conditioned. This puts it in the same category with water rides that aren't that great but that have 2 hr lines in the heat of summer.

     

     

    Aahh...This is indeed true. Good points!

  3. That's a bummer NTG isn't a Flash Pass ride, I may have some lining up to do when I'm there this summer. I was also dismayed to also see that Shockwave isn't a Flash Pass coaster, which is another major attraction of SFOT for me, but maybe it doesn't get lines - I hope.

     

    I took a bit of a chance stopping over in Arlington on the way to the east coast, not knowing whether NTG would be great or not. Now I'm very much looking forward to touching down at DFW in July, after being on the longest non-stop route I'm told: Sydney to Dallas, hope the plane has enough gas.

     

     

    From what I've seen, Shockwave is sorely under-appreciated by the GP. I've not been there in mid-season madness, but every time I've been to the park so far, it's waiting line was decidedly shorter than all the other coasters.

     

    Similarly, the local GP overrate the Runaway Mountain (the dark coaster in a warehouse) --- It's fun, but not 2-hour wait fun. To me anyway.

  4. I thought the lock box was an AL Gore thing...anyway, now that everything is clear, for the hell of it I'll get the list of rides still on the don't bring ur crap to the ride policy. Windy day, oil derek is closed so no ariel video

     

    edit: looks like batman had the nazi crew first thing not letting you leave stuff, new crew, new rules, now we can leave stuff, weird, not sure what was up with that. They even have the drink cup holders which is a nice and welcome touch. Did notice the lack of fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo atendants, a cost savings for sure.

     

     

    Yea, all the rules are the same about not bringing loose articles on the big rides, BUT they don't force you to use the lockers for the big'uns anymore...the rides (Titan, MR. Freeze, Batman all included) now all have some sort of on-platform storage area for your loose junk. Most rides have nice cupholder frames for us crazies and our season sports bottles...

  5. So were these TPR members able to ride because of a soft opening? Once I saw this update I considered changing my spring break plans last minute, but when I called the park they said the Texas Giant doesn't open until April. Any information is appreciated.

    They are/were filming for a commercial for the NTG, and needed extras to ride the train, so on Tuesday, they posted a casting call on their Facebook page. You had to email in with name/picture and be approved to come up today.

     

     

    EDIT: Oh, and regarding legroom...I had no problems, but I'm only an average-height guy...5'9" or so. But it wasn't really that enclosed, and I didn't get any sensation of being cramped, nor did I hear any of the taller riders say anything.

  6. Either way, the wait is over, April 22 is the big day. Super excited here, cause I was already planning on being at the park that day.

     

     

    In the flaspass topic, I got one when I was there on the 5th, and it had 2 major perks for me.

     

    1) I spent the entire day there, and spent maybe, -maybe- 2 hours in line total all day. And most of that was for rides while waiting on the flashpass to "mature" on another ride.

     

    2) When the park first opened, pretty much all the big rides were still in testing, and unavailable to reserve via flashpasss, so the ride op for Titan let flashpass holders jump ship from the regular line to the flashpass line, and go 1st, scoring me the opportunity to be on the 1st (publicly accessible anyway) Titan train of the season. Geeky, I know, but I was excited by it, haha

  7. You think the park would intentionally lie and say the ride won't be open for opening weekend and then secretly open it? What's the point in that? I just don't see them doing that at all. I'd think they would want to promote their new $10 million ride a bit more than that...

     

    I completely agree that it would make no sense. It probably is wishful thinking somewhere along the line getting misunderstood for fact.

     

    Either way, they are planning a couple of big bashes throughout the season, so the April 30th date may be closer to reality.

  8. I'm kinda iffy on the validity of the sign's reality...it just feels too perfect. I dunno.

     

    FWIW, I heard from the Dippin Dots guy that there's a strong chance that the NTG will, in fact, be open on opening day, despite the fact that the official SFOT Facebook page specifically says that it will not. Course the Facebook page has no official opening date yet, and I'd like to hope/dream that there will maybe be a soft opening at least, but I'll hedge my bets with the official page for now.

     

    Either way, I'll be there the 5th with bells on. Will definitely grab some pics

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/