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^ Yeah that always works. They can't not give you a small cup of water if you ask. My mom and I probably had 10 cups of water each, and never had any problems with employees not giving them to us.

 

Every single park I've been to thus far, be it Six Flags, Cedar Fair, or an independent park, has given me a cup of water if I ask. Some vendors don't have small cups and give me a big soda cup of water

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It's really sad and surprising that you had to go to that much trouble just for some water! I mean it's almost ridiculous. It's hot, it's dry, of course guests are going to want/need water that's a no brainer. I just can't believe the park seems to not see this as an important thing for their guests- fresh, clean water not that festering drinking fountain of death water either!

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I agree that the fact that there is almost nowhere to find water at a park is ridiculous. Last summer, I visited Knott's and SFMM consecutively on days that were both in the triple digits. At Knott's I became thirsty by 11:00, but this was no problem, since they had restaurants and drink stands open all across the park. At SFMM, when I was parched at 11:00, I found nothing open in the back or side area of the park by Riddler's, excluding one frozen lemonade stand. When I cannot find water in a park on a day that is over a hundred degrees in the middle of the desert, that is a true negative in my book.

 

Really, it is the little things that parks do that make a huge difference. I would trade most of the coasters in this park for better overall operations and atmosphere.

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I brought an older souvenir bottle for filling up with water and ice and never had a problem finding a drink stand to fill it up, though I didn't fill it up in the morning. The employees are a mixed bag at SFMM, as some of the ones I encountered are really nice and others are standoffish and rude. Some rides had passionate and efficient ride ops, like YOLO in the morning, Goliath, and the Sky Tower, while others were unfriendly (Lex Luther in the morning) or not efficient (Green Lantern). I do agree that Knott's employees are a lot more friendly and enthusiastic and Knott's feels less like a corporate park.

 

I'll agree that Apocalypse has gotten rougher over the summer but a few people here are acting like it's the return of Psyclone or something. It's no longer what I would consider smooth, but there weren't any jarring, painful spots like a number of the older GCIs out there.

 

I had a great time at WCB by the way! YOLOcoaster was better than I expected and I picked up two credits on Roadrunner Express and Canyon Blaster that for some reason I had never bothered with.

 

It's rougher, but I *almost* like it better because it throws you around more. Some better airtime and a crazier ride!

 

I agree with you two guys, I don't get all the complaints about Apocalypse being so rough -I didn't ride it until night ERT, but I really enjoyed my three night time rides on it, especially in the front row. I didn't feel it was THAT rough, and the cushioned seats were nice. I really liked the layout and surprises of Apocalypse and while I enjoyed Colossus, I think I liked Apocalypse better. I picked up five new credits on Saturday, including Full Throttle, Green Lantern, Apocalypse, and those two kiddie coasters I also had never bothered with before. The only credit I didn't get was Magic Flyer since it was under 54" only, but f@&% that piece of crap.

 

 

And to change the mood of this thread, I bring you ERT...

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Seeing this in the Superman queue during night ERT might have been my favorite part of WCB at SFMM.

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It is very rare for a park to NOT have staggered openings for their food venues. For example, I just looked at Disney's website today, and Award Wieners didn't open until an hour after the park at DCA. And that is right at the entrance to the land that is the gateway to a major ride (ToT) and a popular family dark ride (Monster's Inc.). Bengal BBQ in Disneyland? *Gasp* a whole TWO HOURS after the park opened (11:00am on a 9:00am opening time).

 

There are 5,000,000 other reasons why SFMM is a crappy park, but staggering food venue operating hours to allow them to actually make money is *NOT* one of them.

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Heh, yah, from my longtime reading of this forum I'd have to say if Jew is telling you to back off on a criticism of Magic Mountain, well, you probably should. I've not seen one person ride a park as consistently as he does this park (my theory is that something traumatic happened to him there, many moons ago, and it's his life mission to critique and tear apart this park ). In all seriousness, the staggered food opens is standard - they could obviously do a better job of advertising where drinking fountains/drink stands are.

 

Do we know anything more about the long term plan for that ride over near Deja Vu's old spot? The upcharge one? Does that have a set lifespan or will it just hang out there until they actually develop that entire area? Does that thing do well? Is it always open? Does it have a line? Ok, I'm done with my 4-year-old-like line of non-stop questions!

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I now dub this racoon the "YOLOcoon." Time to make him into a character! Still wishing I had seen this in person myself but my leeriness of racoons (they can be quite sketchy as cute as they look) kept me and the rest of the group away from that side of the queue.

 

 

ROFL HIGHFIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I now dub this racoon the "YOLOcoon." Time to make him into a character! Still wishing I had seen this in person myself but my leeriness of racoons (they can be quite sketchy as cute as they look) kept me and the rest of the group away from that side of the queue.

 

Well that absolutely just made my night!

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I now dub this racoon the "YOLOcoon." Time to make him into a character! Still wishing I had seen this in person myself but my leeriness of racoons (they can be quite sketchy as cute as they look) kept me and the rest of the group away from that side of the queue.

 

Nice picture as well

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I now dub this racoon the "YOLOcoon." Time to make him into a character! Still wishing I had seen this in person myself but my leeriness of racoons (they can be quite sketchy as cute as they look) kept me and the rest of the group away from that side of the queue.

 

LOL! That is awesome!

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Oh, and I was absolutely stunned to find out the SFMM museum in the Sky Tower is completely gone.

I was shocked to discover this as well..

 

I asked the employee stationed at the top of the Sky Tower about it and he gave me an interesting answer (which I'm not sure I believe). He said that guests were vandalizing as well as taking the old costumes on display and wearing them. He also said guests were throwing things off the tower from the lower, open-air deck. How guests got down there I have no idea.. but I didn't press for details.

 

He did say that the park planned to recreate the museum in the near future.

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I really liked the museum, and I hope they re-create it somewhere else in the park.

 

As far as the water thing goes, you should be able to get something to drink whenever the park is open, and employees should absolutely be able to direct guests to open locations. I will say SFMM is not immune to this, as during my last visit to IOA two years ago, it was virtually impossible to get anything to drink before Noon, and FL isn't exactly known for it's cool temperatures...

 

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