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johnnyknottsville

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  1. Far as wicked twister it was packed all day an with GK there now it will probably continue

     

    Far as Gatekeeper I think it much more then wind that shut the ride down since it was down before the wind and rain really started then on top of that there was many employees in the op both looking at video screens like they didn't know what the hell was wrong. Then after the rain and wind most of the rides reopened yet GK is still down, it's after 10 and I can still see Wicked twister and maxair running from my room still no gatekeeper.

  2. Another thing that didn't help or doesn't help their family appeal is adding family rides or area's and giving them no advertising. I've brought people to the park that was totally surprised the park even had BBW or kids rides/area's or ask why do Magic Mountain have Bugs Bunny yet all of the rides are for big people lol. I've had people that haven't been to the park but knew of it or people that haven't been in years surprised there was a HH right next to the park. That's b/c all SFMM advertise is their coasters and nothing else, SFMM would more then likely get more families if the families knew what the park had to offer them and their kids besides coasters and a bad reputation. It's like if SFMM did go the family route for 2014 are they going to advertise it on it's on or bury it in the back of a coaster commercial like they usually do

     

     

    Also anyone catch the SFMM commercial that playing now that starts off with SFMM Goliath at the top of the lift, train drops and then the coaster morphs into a B&M hyper which I believe is SFOG Goliath

  3. LOL capturing the terrified look on riders faces...Priceless. Yet after seeing that coaster riding on those tiny up stop wheels I might look just as terrified if I was on that thing

     

    Also it took me a minute to see what was actually holding you in the train before I could tell there was a seat belt I thought it was just hang on for dear life

  4. ^Track work is complete on FT!!! this was verified by a recent update from a site not allowed on TPR. Yet like you said they just have to get it all wired up which shouldn't take to long since they started the wiring judging by all the wiring hanging off the LIM/LSMs on the launch track. The launch track in the tunnel has also been getting it's LIM/LSMs, the station also shouldn't take long the foundation is down and the walls are up entrance and exit paths started, it will also only be a open air canopy covered station. At the rate they're going I think it's very possible we may see a Memorial Day weekend opening

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    What do you guys think would happen if a roll back occurred from the launch to the loop or tunnel launch to top hat? The launches didn't seem that long in the video.

     

    Well since this is not Premiers first coaster nor first launch coaster I would say the engineers of that company have taken into account rollbacks and have designed Full Throttle to safely stop if a rollback was to happen. Also you have to think about the train is very short only holds 18 people so with a short train the launches and brake runs don't have to be that long, and with using Friction brakes and Mag brakes I'm sure they will have no issues with not being able to stop a train in the case of a rollback.

  6. I'm not so much concerned for the the coaster anymore, but what I am concerned about is what is going under the coaster. Grass? Water? Shrubs? Parking lot? Any guesses?

     

    Judging by the area of the park it's in I would guess it's going to be filled back in with grass and tress just like it was when Log Jammer was in that spot. Even if SFMM didn't add any landscape I sure in a few years it would fill itself back in at least with grass.

     

    Also thanks for the Update RollerCoasterAwesome

  7. This...by 11slataus

    I vote for Gatekeeper as it really seems to take the wing coaster to the next level and looks much better than any other wing coaster out there yet. The height, speed, and placement of the coaster make it top notch.

     

    YOLO just seems to me like a mediocre, short launcher that doesn't take advantage of its awesome terrain. I have no doubt it will be fun but honestly, having two-sided track isn't that cool.

     

    and this... by firewalk13

    The layout. In my opinion, Gatekeeper has a much more expansive layout. Aside from it being a much longer coaster, it's in a unique position at the entrance of a park with water on both sides, and a whole bunch o yeehaa right behind it.

     

    So my vote goes to Gatekeeper

  8. Hey guys I am planning my first trip to CP this year for opening weekend May 11 and was wondering which hotel should I book at Hotel Breakers or Breakers Express? I guess Sandcastle suites are fully booked for that weekend b/c it's not even giving me the option to book there. I also notice it says no shuttle service from Breakers Express is it far from the point? is it a reasonable walking distance?

     

    Also to get from the airport would it be better to rent a car and drive myself to the point or is there a shuttle service or taxi be a reasonable option?

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