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  1. Really looks like CP is doing this Wing-Rider the right way. Looks great!
  2. The more I look at photos of this ride the more I think SFMM has officially lost it. Some nice, lengthy, spectacular coasters have been announced for 2013 at other parks. Considering this picture is pretty much ALL Full Thr0ttle does, comparably this one just looks lame. I would almost rather they skip installing this to spend money restoring Revolution like mentioned above, as well as facelifting the rest of the park in areas where we all know it needs it. Wait a couple years and build a ride that has a decent ride time and actually makes sense.
  3. Maybe its just me, but something like a monorail in Vegas seems like a bust right off the bat. I didn't particularly find the route they chose (along the dumpy backstreets, away from the more popular areas of Vegas) or the ease of convenience particularly favorable. Taxis are abundant in Vegas, much more so than in Anaheim. I also don't really think of Las Vegas as a place where they put much effort into the longevity or upkeep of their projects, which in the end will hurt its success. For example, the end of the monorail line is at a Casino (Sahara) that doesn't even exist anymore. Talk about poor planning! IMO where they are considering public transportation in Anaheim, a monorail is something more practical for the long term than the one in Vegas. Getting from the Honda Center/Angel Stadium/Metrolink Station to places like Disneyland, DT Anaheim or the surrounding Convention Center and vice-versa seems like it would really draw public appeal. All you'd have to do is have a line down Katella. You could go from San Diego Metrolink Station, to the Anaheim Metrolink Station, to the Convention Center/Disney area without even having to get in a car! If you're at a hotel near the convention center, you could get on the monorail to take clients to the ballgame, hit the bars after, and get back without driving. It seems like the surrounding infrastructure (Convention Center, Sports Stadiums, Amusement Parks) in Anaheim is much more permanent than say, Casinos that are run down in 10-15 years and lose popularity. A monorail line down the center of Katella would be in-sight visually, which then becomes close and efficient, and would draw both residents of the city, and tourists. And last, in order to be an effective mode of transportation, I really feel like it needs to be out of the way of auto traffic, independent of how busy the streets are at any given time. That's what makes it appealing, when it saves time. Zooming past traffic below at 4pm during rush hour provides that.
  4. Not that this disproves your criticism, but believe it or not there is a "logical" method to the 1 train madness. The ride may have extra trains sitting on the transfers, but operates with one train on slow days because it is one less train mechanics have to inspect before the next operating day. Does it make guests wait 20-30 minutes instead of just walking on? Sure. But it keeps operating and resource costs low. It also keeps guests in the park later in the day to buy merchandise and food instead of just riding everything in the first 3 hours and heading back home. For example, it doesn't matter if a train cycled only one time with guests...that train cycled with the public, and will need to be inspected as if it were running all day. That is why sometimes you will see "empty" trains cycling in the beginning of the day. The train is there to operate immediately if the park gets busier than expected and ride central ok's it --but-- it cycles empty to avoid having to inspect the train the next day if they don't. Unfortunately the ride-ops at Magic Mountain are a bit below par on the efficiency level, and when one train operation occurs, many of us guests get the brunt of it. It can be very dependent on the ride ops whether you will be waiting 10 minutes or 30 minutes. Perhaps. But, likely, it would only be a partial paint job. Just like when Colossus was "painted" when they opened Goliath. Funny how when Tatsu was installed, Revolution was in the vicinity of media shots and got a much needed partial paint job on the loop. Kind of ironic how Tatsu may finally get a similarly needed paint treatment when a newer coaster is installed in its vicinity.
  5. I think the best solution would be a monorail in the center of the street where the islands are already anyway. All you need to do then is dig footers, pour supports, then hoist and connect prefabricated track. It's out of the way, they're no ugly wires in the air along the entire track, it moves regardless of traffic below, it's quiet, holds more riders, and is clean. Instead this project is going to take years and the traffic is going to be 10 times worse during construction while they're tearing up the streets and infrastructure from the Honda Center to Disneyland. It's going to cost them more than they estimate and take twice as long. Love the idea of public transportation, but they can be smarter about it. Street cars are a terrible idea in my opinion.
  6. There may be no reason but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It is very possible for the park to have ride policies that go beyond the manufacturers requirements for personal park reasons, especially if the ride mechanics believe they have a reason to do so.
  7. Well based on the fact that Disney doesn't typically have its characters pointing fake guns at their own heads, and you have an avatar where you are, I would say yes. Yes you are. Maybe Disney should loosen up on that policy?
  8. If I didn't know better after reading the last couple pages of this thread I would have thought I was in the Disney World Resort thread. It's like going in the Universal Hollywood thread and repeatedly saying that Universal Orlando's food selection is better. What?
  9. That might be true but kind of an odd decision to mention here considering we're discussing DTD which is not in LA.
  10. I think it says a lot about the excitement surrounding this ride when the fact that a majority of people were more excited talking about what may come to the mountain other than talking about the ride now that its been announced. I for one am not quite sure what to think about it, but I can say I was definitely more excited for Lex Luther.
  11. Got in the park right at 7, showed up a little too late to get in the side entrance. Even though it was busy which we knew it would be going in, everything was great. Group thought it was the best Haunt event they had ever been to. Definitely better than Knott's. We got scared TONS by monsters in the mazes and in the streets. VERY VERY FUN! Suggested plan of attack if you get there at 7pm: Do the 3 mazes on the upper lot (and skip the Techno one), head down to the lower lot, do the mazes down there. Hit up the rides on the lower lot. Come back up to the upper lot and do the techno one (the line never got over 30 minutes for it the entire night) then spend time sitting in lines the rest of the night on rides or going on mazes again. Waited in a 100 minute line for a maze, and while it moves, it really kinda kills the mood. Super packed but Universal is great with crowd control. Next year it looks like we're gonna cough up the cash and do the VIP experience, as waiting in such long lines wears on you. I would recommend this event to anyone looking to get in the Halloween mood! And go on Transformers! Amazing ride!
  12. I am going to the event tonight and am super excited and I'm going to be getting there pretty early with a group. Do you know what time they open this side entrance to get to the lower lot? It sounds like they let you in earlier than the main entrance, is that true? I REALLY wanna try this out to save some time as I'm guessing it's going to be packed tonight. I also want to make sure I'm in the right spot, so I'm guessing the side entrance leads you over the bridge that crosses with the entrance to the hotel parking. Just want to make sure. I am also interested to know if the Frankenstein parking lot is closest to the park entrance? I paid $20 for premier parking and want to park as close to the entrance as possible. I am guessing using the Hotel parking is not an option. Thank you so much for this insight and thank you in advance for your response!
  13. Without a doubt Projekt Helix wins. A nice lengthy coaster with a launch AND a noregian loop? Sign me up! That looks like a coaster I would actually get excited for!
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