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dylanreich

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  1. I want to make something perfectly clear to all of you - We do not make ANY money on these events. ZERO. In fact, this entire event will end up costing us quite a bit out of our own pocket. We don't even get comp tickets to the event for ourselves. The only gain we get out of these events is that we like to put them on and we like to see people have an awesome time and it gives us a fun update to post to the site. We do it because you guys love it. And if that is no longer the case, we'll stop doing these events.

    This is something I think a lot of people don't understand or know. There are those of us who appreciate the work put into TPR events, which are amazing and something to look forward to every year. So, thanks Robb, Elissa, and the parks for putting this awesomeness together for the enthusiast community every year, and hopefully it can stay that way!

  2. Was at the park on Sunday. Healthy crowd, with Goliath being over an hour wait due to meh operations. TC line moved pretty quick, but didn't get to duel. Was really amazing going from waiting an hour for Goliath then walking over to X2 and walking right into the station. Also saw a fight break out in front of Food Etc. (arguing was going on the exit side of the Goliath when I boarded). Security was a little slow to respond, but some normal staff members were able to break it up until security got there and they were escorted out. All coasters were running smoothly, even Riddler's which is as intense as ever.

  3. Don't they offer like a free 8oz water to guests?

    Free water? Next thing you know guests will be wanting things like shade and clean restrooms. It's a slippery slope.

    Haha yes I suppose I should know better since this is SFMM. I guess I don't know how good I have it at Hersheypark, we get free 8oz and sometimes free 24oz waters throughout the park. I think it might be a Pennsylvania law, I believe Dorney has it too, saves quite a bit of money throughout the season

    They were joking lol, SFMM gives out free water everywhere as does everywhere else in California, as it's a law here as well.

  4. I forgot to post this last weekend, but something very interesting has happened to Pirates. The long-absent scene with the woman chasing the man with the dough roller is BACK (this has been gone for quite some time). I barely noticed it as I went by so I didn't get a good look at it, but it looked like the animatronics are new. And the lady might be holding a knife now? Hopefully someone can get a good shot of it soon.

  5. I never knew until recently (mainly through this topic) that Alan Schilke designed Tennessee Tornado as well. Glad he kept getting work after Arrow went under.

    Tennessee Tornado was also one of the only coasters, and from my understanding possibly the only coaster by Arrow to use an updated track design (which is why it's the smoothest Arrow).

     

    As far as Lightning Rod goes, Dollywood now has two top five or two top ten wooden coasters!!!

  6. Hey all, before I pull the trigger on buying some WCB 2015 tickets...

     

    Based on what we want to do, I am wondering what kind of Six Flags tickets my friend and I should get. I think we'd like to go to Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor on two days during the WCB. What kind of tickets/passess should we get for the best value?

    I mean, you could get the Gold season pass that includes both, or the Gold membership pass which will be far cheaper up front.

  7. Anyone know if the SFMM season pass pricing is also valid for the membership pass?

     

    I have no idea what a "Membership Pass" is, so you might want to contact the park on that question.

    it's essentially an auto renewing season pass, I have one and six flags views them exactly the same as a season pass, I have no doubt it will be fine.

    Thanks guys. I'll contact the park to make sure.

  8. They had the SR thing down today! They just filled all the rows and then added the single riders in at the end. I went four times today and the only times I saw a seat go out empty was if there was no one in the single rider line! Then again... The regular line was only at the set of switchbacks inside the station. Not even close to the entrance.

    That's what they were doing yesterday, they just were failing lol. Hopefully they're getting better!

  9. Went to the park yesterday - Wednesdays seem like good days to go during this busy summer season - pretty much 2 train operation on everything and both sides running on Superman. Finally got the mythical duel-duel on Twisted Colossus! I saw more duels yesterday since any other day - hopefully that's a sign of things to come.

     

    I would say it's more like a sign that the TC ride staff currently handles smaller crowds better than larger ones.

    If that's true it makes it even more unfortunate that every couple trains there's an empty seat where a single rider should be, so it probably really slows down the line on busy days. Part of that problem is that the single rider line is at the opposite end of the grouper...

  10. Its all about the programming.

    Yeah, on Indy the movements are randomly generated.

     

    Really? Then I must randomly get the same program EVERY time I ride it.

    Um, no they're not. The hydraulic movements are pre-programmed and fire off sequentially through the circuit.

    Actually yes, they are.

    On the Indiana Jones attraction riders sit in 12-passenger "jeeps" that simulate a rugged, off-road ride with sudden drops and turns. The ride, one of the most complex in the park, has 160,000 possible combinations of twists, turns and dips, which are randomly generated by computer.

    LA Times

    It was also mentioned by an Imagineer in a behind the scenes video or documentary, I am looking for that as well.

     

    EDIT:

    The official ride listing on Disney's site under section 3, "Treasures, Thousands of Adventures" says this about this ride:

    Beyond the different treasures, each time you experience the attraction there are countless variations—big and small. In fact, there are nearly 160,000 possible ride combinations. Each ride is a new adventure!

    Indiana Jones

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