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The POV is also on the BBC, although a truncated version. No mention of the name of the park.

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23041234

 

'Fastest' rollercoaster opens in Los Angeles

 

25 June 2013 Last updated at 01:24 ET Help

A new ride which claims to be the tallest and fastest looping rollercoaster in the world has opened in Los Angeles in the US.

 

The Full Throttle brings the number of rollercoasters at the theme park in Valencia, California, to 18.

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Got 11 rides on Full Throttle today as apart of the Good Morning America shoot and the Season Pass ERT. Very fun ride. The hang time in loop and ejector seat air time brakes were great. IMO the stop in the tunnel and backwards launch were

pointless. Would much rather have the train get a boost through the tunnel than stop. Fun ride overall, slightly more intense than California Screamin but several steps below Xcelerator.

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For those who rode YOLO when a train gets back how long has it been sitting there before the next one dispatches?

 

When I visited, it was about 30-40 seconds between when the train parked and when the next one was dispatched. I'd estimate they're probably doing 600-700 riders per hour on the ride right now (assuming there are no technical difficulties). I do think the coaster is a little too low of capacity for SFMM, but it's definitely significantly better than Green Lantern.

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Just an FYI: having worked in this industry my entire adult life, I can tell you that most high ups are similar to the "ice queen." They walk the park, are friendly to guests who approach them, but are all business otherwise. It's just the way it is. They have so much to do behind the scenes, their walks in the parks are usually kept on a tight schedule.

 

(Sorry to dig up something from a few pages ago...)

 

While I don't necessarily disagree with you, Walt Disney would be a huge exception to this rule.

 

Having also said that, I think it varies a lot park to park and executive to executive. I've seen long tenured executives at some parks out and about regularly, and others you basically never see. I do think it's more common to not see them now, which in many ways is too bad, regardless of business motives.

 

Regarding the launch of YOLO, it looks pretty cool.

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I know this is off of the Full Throttle topic but today was my first day at MM and I had to say this. The tunnel (or as I'm calling it, The Oven) in the queue for Superman is horribly hot. None of the vents on the wall were blowing any air and this Wisconsin boy was cooking like a chicken. This was the worst part of my experience today, aside from the most terrific amount of line jumping I've seen at any park.

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Just an FYI: having worked in this industry my entire adult life, I can tell you that most high ups are similar to the "ice queen." They walk the park, are friendly to guests who approach them, but are all business otherwise. It's just the way it is. They have so much to do behind the scenes, their walks in the parks are usually kept on a tight schedule.

 

(Sorry to dig up something from a few pages ago...)

 

While I don't necessarily disagree with you, Walt Disney would be a huge exception to this rule.

 

Having also said that, I think it varies a lot park to park and executive to executive.

 

I am pretty sure Joey was talking about executives from today, lol. Walt Disney passed away over 45 years ago.

 

I do agree that it varies executive to executive, though, but I feel like most tend to stay in their offices more than roaming their parks.

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I am pretty sure Joey was talking about executives from today, lol. Walt Disney passed away over 45 years ago.

 

I do agree that it varies executive to executive, though, but I feel like most tend to stay in their offices more than roaming their parks.

 

I know, it's just he (Disney) had a LOT going on and still managed to roam his park regularly, so I think that the excuse of the executives being "too busy" isn't necessarily a good one. And again, I can think of at least a half dozen parks where the executives are regularly found out and roaming their parks.

 

Just using one example, Matt Ouimet was known for almost constantly being in Disneyland when he was Park President there. Amongst Disneyland fans, the time that he was president is known for the incredible level of attention that was done to sprucing up the park and making it look like new for the 50th Anniversary. He left shortly after this (to go work for Sheraton Hotels in a management role), but returned recently to the amusement world as the CEO of Cedar Fair.

 

He is a strong advocate of walking the parks, and he estimates that half of his time as Cedar Fair *CEO* is spent walking the parks. Here, check it out:

 

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/02/cedar_fair_entertainment_cos_new_chief_executive_officer_matt_ouimet_believes_inspiring_guests_and_employees_is_good_for_the_bottom_line.html

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I know this is off of the YOLOcoaster topic but today was my first day at MM and I had to say this. The tunnel (or as I'm calling it, The Oven) in the queue for Superman is horribly hot. None of the vents on the wall were blowing any air and this Wisconsin boy was cooking like a chicken. This was the worst part of my experience today, aside from the most terrific amount of line jumping I've seen at any park.

 

 

I'm wonder if they are trying to cut expenses. Superman is usually one of my favorites in park because they seem to always blast the A/C in there like crazy. (at least whenever I have walked through the queue)

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To be fair, it sounds like the main complaint is that she appears not to be approachable. She's also being unfairly picked on---why is no one in the other park threads talking about park GM sightings (or lack thereof?). Which is why I made my comment. When executives are in the park, it is usually for business purposes. Business can include walking around to make sure things are good, meeting with clients, meetings with management team, etc.

 

 

Walt Disney couldn't exactly go incognito in the park, and to a lesser extent that was also true of Matt Ouimet at Disney (because of how rabid the fanbase is).

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I know this is off of the YOLOcoaster topic but today was my first day at MM and I had to say this. The tunnel (or as I'm calling it, The Oven) in the queue for Superman is horribly hot. None of the vents on the wall were blowing any air and this Wisconsin boy was cooking like a chicken. This was the worst part of my experience today, aside from the most terrific amount of line jumping I've seen at any park.

 

 

I'm wonder if they are trying to cut expenses. Superman is usually one of my favorites in park because they seem to always blast the A/C in there like crazy. (at least whenever I have walked through the queue)

Last time I was there the vent right by the tunnel entrance was blasting and it was the only one on. I think it's a mechanical issue that they've been unable or unwilling to fix..cause yeah it gets really nasty in there.

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To be fair, it sounds like the main complaint is that she appears not to be approachable. She's also being unfairly picked on---why is no one in the other park threads talking about park GM sightings (or lack thereof?). Which is why I made my comment. When executives are in the park, it is usually for business purposes. Business can include walking around to make sure things are good, meeting with clients, meetings with management team, etc.

 

 

Walt Disney couldn't exactly go incognito in the park, and to a lesser extent that was also true of Matt Ouimet at Disney (because of how rabid the fanbase is).

 

This. I've seen Bonnie walking around the park more than I've ever seen Raffi at Knott's or I ever saw Matt or George at Disneyland. The only times I've ever met any of the DL presidents have been at some kind of "event".

 

Also, Walt wasn't the President of Disneyland, he was the face of the company in every way. Very different scenario.

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Man, I could have sworn I wrote something like this last night, but alas... Try 2:

 

She's also being unfairly picked on---why is no one in the other park threads talking about park GM sightings (or lack thereof?). Which is why I made my comment.

 

I agree with you about it being unfair, but I think that she is being picked on specifically because she is being compared to those that were there before her. Jay was out and about constantly, and catered to the enthusiast community. In groups like this, a lot of people saw him as "one of theirs." It would be extremely tough for Bonnie to live up to that.

 

That's the thing though - I can think of general managers of at least four other parks offhand that I know who are out just as much as Jay was, they just don't generally seek out the enthusiast community when they are out, so they are rarely brought up on message boards like this.

 

Don't get me wrong - I think that Jay's strategy at the Mountain for talking with enthusiasts and trying to get them back on board was the right one, but he essentially made it nearly impossible for anyone to follow in his footsteps and do as well with the enthusiast community that he tried to cater toward there.

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