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  1. 2 has been discussed quite a bit. SFMM restricted the rocking/flipping which had the unintended consequence of inflicting uncomfortable forces on riders. Meanwhile the ones in Europe rotate more freely. i rode it before they put those huge weights on. unbalanced and was continually thrown into and back into the seat. head and body trauma. i'm guessing my friend and i got the worst ride you could get. the possibility of getting a ride half as bad as what i did kept me from every riding again. i still say that while i'm sure many enjoy it, the fact that there are only 4 total in the world says a lot about how parks felt about it if they thought about buying one. If I recall correctly, the weights were there from the beginning. The photo with the added guards is somewhat of a red herring as they were just guards and while added some weight, the main change lies with the ride settings. The ride has settings that manage the spin resistance, and the park cranked them up around a month after opening. It's very likely that the main reason they did it was actually to increase capacity (although this was still the park's fault entirely which I will get to). When the cars came into the station a certain way after substantial flipping, the ride ops had to call for maintenance to come "right" the cars as the mechanism would sometimes "right" them to the upside-down position. This would cause a shutdown of 10+ minutes every single time while they waited for mechanics to show up and simply walk over to the end of the track and manually right the cars. I rode this ride 36 times in one day (I know I'm crazy) back before they made the change, and I can say they probably called maintenance at least 5 separate times to come do the same exact thing, causing major downtime for something very simple that should have been able to be done by the ride ops. I'm not sure if this was due to the lack of training given to the standard ops, as I understand that the ride ops at Grona Lund and other Zac-spins handle this just fine. Either way the park blew it. I think it's very unfortunate as imo the intended ride experience was fantastic; I won't forget being put on with a large male and two tiny kids on the other side, and spinning ~13 times. With the same setup but post-changes, that might still equal 0 spins and a ton of pain. RIP Green Lantern.
  2. Thank you to Robb and everyone who helped put on the event! Knott's was a blast as usual but I was even more surprised about how awesome SFMM was to us. Getting private rides on Twisted Colossus with my younger bro was sweet. Operations were solid with short lines throughout the day. Crazanity is a lot of fun. Thanks to Neil for coming out to answer coaster enthusiast questions during lunch as well.
  3. Wow, those scenes look great! I just watched the show so I am excited for this. I probably wasn't going to go before but this is enough to make me want to visit this year.
  4. That is a question for the park, not me. We do not make the determination on what types of "admission" the park will accept when you buy a "Season passholder" ticket, so I would suggest calling their guest relations and asking them. Thank you. Called the park and was they will be accepting 2018 passes only if anyone is wondering. See you all there!
  5. Knott's recently started selling 2019 passes that come with a 2018 admission. Would that be valid for the season pass price or should I purchase a non-passholder ticket? Either way I'll see you all at WCB this year!
  6. Looks like a good addition to the park. Not every addition has to be the new biggest thing and like Robb said thats *okay*. I'll be looking forward to riding this when it opens up.
  7. Interesting. I wonder what that means for the AMC in Hollywood.... Hopefully nothing... If that moves to Cinemark as well they'll lose their IMAX theater as Cinemark doesn't pay for IMAX and will replace it with XD.
  8. I don't see it as a the city voiding an agreement legally made, because they're not voiding anything, and correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I've read, the city basically said that if they want to build their hotel with their tax break, they are free to do so at the location they initially applied for/agreed on. Additionally, the city is not allowing them to change the address. Again the point being Disney wants to change the existing deal which the city doesn't want to do, not the city voiding the current one. My guess is they'll come to sort of middle ground and get the project done on time.
  9. Looks great!!! Really excited to ride this. I'm a little surprised though that I haven't really seen much of a marketing push for it. This is just anecdotal, but my family in the OC hadn't even heard of this yet. I recall a big push when Silver Bullet came out (commercials all over, etc).
  10. My understanding is that the "ninja stars" are actually just to prevent loose articles from getting in there, and the ride actually has adjustable settings on the spin resistance which the park turned up. Unfortunately yes, Six Flags butchered the ride. It was good when it first opened. However the major issue that led to them making changes is that often times the cars would return to the station in a way where they had to be manually righted, and with their rules that had to be done by a mechanic. So, every single time that happened, they would have to make a call and wait for a mechanic to come over. Definitely a bummer the ride is pretty lame as it sits now.
  11. Six Flags actually puts in a lot of effort for Holiday in the Park and they deserve credit. Well done!
  12. Great trip report and I enjoyed meeting you and visiting Disney Paris with another first-timer as well!
  13. I really enjoyed this, but it's probably time for a change! Glad I'll get to see T2:3D one more time time before it closes.
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