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  1. I'm really curious as to why they are not running two trains, my visit had some decent lines on the coasters as well. You'd think it would be beneficial as they are a ticketed park. Line moves surprisingly fast though.
  2. I'm really curious as to why they are not running two trains, my visit had some decent lines on the coasters as well. You'd think it would be beneficial as they are a ticketed park. Line moves surprisingly fast though.
  3. I've personally seen the first happen as well as had an operator tell me the second. But I agree with the above poster, if it's not a maintenance problem let em rip, this is Knoebels if it scares people they have quite a large selection of other rides to choose from. In my opinion it should run like the best version of the ride it is, like the bumper cars, Phoenix with no seat belts, and various other things at Knoebels, the fun is in it appearing dangerous while not being so. It is listed as a thrill ride. EDIT: Also, In my experience, snapping sometimes gets people in line amped up for t
  4. Yeah, the Knoebels ones just allow for such strong whips it's hard to resist the temptation. I've never tried Carowinds or Lagoon but I couldn't get the Kings Dominion one's to do much.
  5. I was there for half of Wednesday, all of Thursday and some of Friday. Impulse had people working on the lift and was testing Thursday. Parking lot guy had some rumors about Impulses lift being made quieter. Anyone else notice the flyer ops being particularly strict this year? I also noticed they were rotating some of which rides were open, Satellite was running only Wednesday, Looper running Thursday and Friday and Black Diamond running Friday only.
  6. I was there for half of Wednesday, all of Thursday and some of Friday. Impulse had people working on the lift and was testing Thursday. Parking lot guy had some rumors about Impulses lift being made quieter. Anyone else notice the flyer ops being particularly strict this year? \ I also noticed they were rotating some of which rides were open, Satellite was running only Wednesday, Looper running Thursday and Friday and Black Diamond running Friday only.
  7. Wow the cities government closed the park? Not something that happens in the US as far as I'm aware.
  8. This is why Knoebles will always be my favorite, over Cedar Point or Disney. No other park today captures that feeling as well as Knoebles does. There was a fair in town recently, they had one of these The operator wasn't checking restraints, so I held mine as high as it would go(there was a secondary restraint that prevented it from going too far up.) I yanked the hydraulic restraint down right before the ride did a full inversion, while there is a cage it really felt like I was going to fall out.
  9. I've been curious to know how the train cut off his leg if he was ridding the back of it.
  10. Hold the sail away from the center as far as it goes. Should cause it to stop snapping pretty quick. I usually do this to keep the stricter ops from slowing it down.
  11. Ops "Surfing" the rides is a problem here in the US as well but I've never heard of an accident like this because of it. Shame, management should have put a hard stop to that practice the second they saw it.
  12. ^Yeah I felt as if I had just been in a really bad ski crash. If you actually land right side up on the slide but still get air on the third hill it's really fun in my opinion and not that dangerous for me personally. Still hurts but not dangerous, but I could see how it could be dangerous for children or the elderly. One day one of the lanes was running like that and we only let adults on it but warned them it could hurt, they all loved it. With the amount of insurance chasers these days that probably wasn't the greatest idea.
  13. Speaking of slides this reminds me of my old job as a ride operator'. We had a dry mat racing slide, and the maintenance guys had just waxed it because it was going too slow. The parks manager was the first to ride it, he went flying off of the last hill and slammed into the fence, I asked him if he was going to try it again and he said "I can't afford the workman's comp" lol. So I decided to ride it, It has three bumps, I got a few inches of air on the second and on the third it maybe launched me three feet into the air, me and my entire mat flip over and careened into the fence way past
  14. There are four positions: Flight Suit Person, Expediter, Assistant Controller(AC), and Controller, and you are trained in that order. Each position requires eight hours of training: 2 directly supervised by a Site Controller who cannot do anything else and then 6 where the Site Controller runs the ride but also supervises. You need to know all positions to be qualified for Site Controller, so that would be a minimum of 24 hours since some locations do not use an Expediter. Also you need to be 18, 17 is the minimum allowed age of anyone working the attraction. Once you're on the flight deck
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