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  1. OMG, I think I saw that guy last year. Were they like gold or silver short shorts?
  2. Now they are charging some maintenance workers: https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/schlitterbahn-maintenance-workers-charged-in-verrckt-death
  3. I grew up near both parks and still visit once a year. We visit both water parks on consecutive days most trips - and they are both always packed early on in the day (dependent on the weather of course). You have to get there early or buy a Fast Lane Pass to avoid huge lines. Add one more decent waterslide where Verruckt was and they'd be good to go (even be ok without it).
  4. You have two weigh-ins before you can ride Flying Turns at Knoebels and lots of rides weight you and you don't even know it's happening (like the Great Adventure parachute tower). Tons of water slides have weight limits and many of them are quite low (like King Cobra at Hurricane Harbor in NJ and tons of rides at Volcano Bay). I agree that it's sort of insane to want to ride the ride now, but before the incident I don't think I would have been that turned off by that. Most people who rode it claimed that there wasn't a waiver, but if by some chance there was I would have assumed it was either a publicity stunt or just America being America. I mean... we signed a death waiver the other day to go snow tubing. Snow tubing... I didn't know other rides did that at established parks. The more you know. Well...I'm a chicken with water rides anyway...so I'm not going to pretend to say I would have rode it even without a waiver. I did intentionally pass the park for going to Oceans of Fun (and WoF) twice on KC trips while that slide was open. The trill wasn't that appealing to me and I did question its safety cause their is no way I'm riding a water ride slide that checks your weight. I'd rather locked in on a coaster that has a better record of not going airborne and doesn't use velcro straps. Do riders get some type of extra special coaster credit for riding it? You didn't miss much by not riding it. I rode it once the year it opened with my kids just so I could say I rode the tallest water slide in the world. The ride is really not that thrilling - so I never bothered riding it again even though my kids rode it a few more times in subsequent years. I'd prefer a front row ride on just about any roller coaster to Verruckt any day.
  5. That is an understatement. I can't even believe what I am reading. As I posted prior; my son's harness came undone the Friday before the boys death - but my son was able to hold on to the side of the boat. The indictment shows this happening several times in the past with resulting injuries. Just wow.
  6. Maybe she thought the parking cost is the entrance fee or she though Fast Lane was mandatory? No, nothing has changed. Lol, I just read some of the reviews but I did not see the one you mentioned. I do agree with the posters about ridiculous food prices and lackadaisical workers. We just pay the extra $5 for VIP parking and bring a cooler of food/drink.
  7. I was hoping things were going to be better this year. Operations last August when I visited were horrible. Absolutely no sense of urgency. On the opposite end of the spectrum I wish I had taken video of the awesome crew at Hyperspace Mountain at DLR last year. The gal with the mic would be giving a speech prior to each train hitting the station to be ready to enter, etc... The train would stop and the ride ops would do everything short of actually physically pulling passengers out and pushing new ones in and the train was off. It was the model of efficiency and could easily have been used as a training tape for other parks.
  8. Back in 2008 or 2010 I was walking outside of SFMM (toward the parking lot) and some kid was trying to spit on me from the top of one of the waterslide stairs. I stopped and yelled something at him and he started lipping off to me. As I turned back to continue walking I just happened across an employee (security?) with a walkie talkie and pointed the kid out to him. In just a few minutes he had security headed up the stairs to toss the kid out. I saw the kid trying to hide and move up the stairs; i just yelled back to him to enjoy getting kicked out of the park and went on my way. So, SFMM security obviously can be very efficient at times, I was pretty impressed.
  9. I've been on a Thursday the first week of August the past few years. Ops were up and down so expect just about anything. They seem to switch from single to double train ops at the most inopportune time (i.e. while we are in line and they have to run the 2nd car empty a few times); but it definitely helps once it's up and running. If you don't do the water park side then rides for the coasters like Prowler are almost non-existent at midday = front row rides! However, the line for Mamba always seems painfully slow no matter what, usually single train ops inexplicably? I definitely recommend Fast Lane Passes no matter what, especially if you do the water park. My kids have rode three times using Fast Lane while others rode once. Thanks for he info and fastlane recommendation. Will definitely take into account! I've always heard that worlds of fun is annoying with their willingness to run 1 train. We usually arrive at opening and hit Spinning Dragons first - then Patriot, Prowler, and Mamba. My kids will ride Timberwolf - I'm still afraid to because of my back. None of us even consider Boomerang; if you enjoy pain go ahead and ride it. Then we head back the car for a change - my kids head to Oceans of Fun and I go for my front row rides on Prowler and Mamba. Then I chill out until they are done or wander around. We'll pick off a few more rides when they're done with the water slides or just head home. We're not big on the flat rides. We will hit Viking Voyager for old times sake since I rode it as a youngster. We don't usually stay for the evening so we can have dinner with family.
  10. I've been on a Thursday the first week of August the past few years. Ops were up and down so expect just about anything. They seem to switch from single to double train ops at the most inopportune time (i.e. while we are in line and they have to run the 2nd car empty a few times); but it definitely helps once it's up and running. If you don't do the water park side then rides for the coasters like Prowler are almost non-existent at midday = front row rides! However, the line for Mamba always seems painfully slow no matter what, usually single train ops inexplicably? I definitely recommend Fast Lane Passes no matter what, especially if you do the water park. My kids have rode three times using Fast Lane while others rode once.
  11. I've seen this discussed before. I like the way the system works now because it helps disperse the crowds and avoid choke points. There are already too many choke points as is.
  12. That plus an additional account of the Velcro restraint failing for someone else certainly indicates that.
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