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  1. The collars were less obtrusive than I thought, they didn't restrict much up and down movement but they were a bit stiff around the neck. I find them less objectionable than I thought they would be. I still think given the small amount of seats to check seat belts would have been fine. I can cheat those to be relatively loose though I suppose I can do the same thing with these as their tightness would be determined by the lap bar (they clip to the middle of the lap bar).

  2. I feel at this point the "must have 2 riders in the back in case you fly out" has reached urban legend staus.


    Idk... when I was there last and tried riding in the last row of NTAG I wasn’t allowed. I was put in the “chicken coop” till they found another single rider for the last row.


    Who knows why they're one of the few parks with this stupid rule.


    Maybe it’s because.... oh... I don’t know... they legit had someone FLY out of one of their roller coasters. So they implemented this procedure so that they have two sets of eyes in case something like this happens again.


    Because having an audience to someone flying out the coaster helps? Frankly it sounds like the ride attendants fault for giving an obese person with a questionable lock on the restraints the go ahead. Did they not have seat belts implemented on the ride back then?

  3. I was at the park today. It was super dead with half the rides opening around noon.


    I didn't realize how big the station is for WCR. The whole structure is way bigger than I was expecting. Knowing this has me expecting that it'll open in 2020 because there just still so much work to be done.

    If the station and queue follows their model it is just that one building for the station and the queue is just tented outside.

  4. They require 2 riders in the last loaded seat of any train so that, in theory, there are 2 people that can see anything that happens to that train during the ride. It's come and go over the years and most recently resurfaced when the rider was ejected from NTAG. When I worked there in the mid-90s, it was explained as a insurance requirement and went so far as to say that all loaded ride units or flat rides had to have at least 2 riders. I don't know that it makes a whole lot of sense, but there is a reason behind it.


    So if I get this right, there needs to be 2 people for observation purposes? Setting aside that cameras could be used for this, rather than park patrons, I was allowed to sit as the last person on the train solo, it just had to be in the middle or front.

  5. I find it hilarious that there are people saying “all they need to do is build the station and start testing, then WCR is good to open!” Those are literally the two most time consuming and difficult parts of the whole construction process. My bets are on a December opening, simply because SF could run into some trouble for advertising a New For 2019 ride... that never opens in 2019.


    I never meant it as if those were simple things, just that those are the last things that need to be done since they are just about done with anything else. On the flip side it isn't like they couldn't get those two things done in 2 months.

  6. I just got off Viper and there was some guy in the exit area getting looked at by paramedics. It looked like he broke his wrist. This thing is getting way too rough!


    Rode it twice today, was smoother than it has been in the last 3 months.


    In WCR news, they still haven't built the station yet. At this point I would be surprised if it wasn't delayed into 2020 now. The test and adjust period is going to be longer than a non-launched coaster due to the much more complicated controls system, and that test and adjust period doesn't come until they start actually cycling the ride.


    Looked like they were just about done with the rest of the buildings in the area, I am guessing the station for WCR is going to be the last building. They already long built the side area for all the ride "guts", it just needs the station itself and the panels in there to connect to said "guts" and then testing should be good to go. I could easily see this meeting their supposed Nov timeline.


    On another note, most rides earlier in the day seemed to not be trimming as much speed off as usual but that went back to normal later in the day. Apocalypse was super smooth and just got faster and faster and faster as the day went on. Got a night ride on it and holy crap it was flying.

  7. You only need 2 days if you go on a busy day. I use the past records and estimates from https://queue-times.com/parks/32/calendar to judge park crowds.

    Here is the one for knotts, https://queue-times.com/parks/61/calendar .


    As far as places outside of the park, off the top of my head, Philippe just outside of chinatown for a great french dip. Papa Cristo's over in Pico Union is a great greek place. If you have a big movie you are interested in around the time you visit, I would recommend hitting Edwards 21 over at Irvine Spectrum if they have it on their huge Imax, it's a great screen.

  8. Screamscape reported a possible rumor that tidal wave may be removed and the park could add a Mack power splash in its place as well as the green lanterns old spot. When I first heard about Aquaman going to Over Texas I thought that SFMM would replace green lantern with one. It makes more sense that tidal wave would have to be involved as well as it looks as though they do take up a large amount of space. I would be happy if this comes true as they look like a great water ride and SFMM could definitely use another one.

    Turntable please


    Seconded, Tidal wave already gets a ridiculous line for what it is when it is hot out. We don't need a repeat of it with something replacing it.


    It would make sense to have a powersplash for MM as they really want to get back up to 20 coasters but they also don't want to take out one of their water rides. Not to mention they can just theme it to Aquaman and that whole back corner of the park will be DC (especially if they retheme crazanity to Harley Quinn or Joker or something).

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