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No news from me on X2 since I don't like it or ride it. It did shorten the other lines for me - thanks.

 

Today was a great operations day at the park in my opinion. First of all it wasn't very crowded. I arrived at 2pm after flying across country to get there. All the rides had 2 train operation (YOLO, Goliath, Scream, "Pocky",Ninja, Colossus, Riddler, Goldrusher), and for the most part were well staffed. Superman was even running both sides today! I got quite a bit of tower interaction on Lex several times.

 

Some footer work where the old tree was for the new ride. They've done a lot of blacktop work where there were leaks and major cracks in park walkways. A lot of good has happened since I was there on 12/30. See not always bad news.

 

First ride of my 2014 season = YOLO!!!

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^Line could get shorter later in the day.

 

Here's a small update

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^Update time

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No one else wants to get in early.

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2nd train of the day and no line!

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This was probably the longest Full Throttle's line was all day

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X2's line after opening. The ride opened about 15-30 min. after the park opened thus no lines on practically every other ride in the park.

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Tatsu had no line and was running much faster than the last time I rode it.

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Nothing to report on the exterior.

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Inside though most of the interior is being removed.

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I wonder if the park will demolish or remodel the former Log Jammer station considering Mooseburger Lodge right next door is getting a remodel.

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Over by the tree some work has started on something.

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New entrance to Bugs Bunny World possibly.

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So yeah the park has started work on something.

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I always enjoy the trees around the park this time of year.

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Clearing for new coaster 19 this was the former location of a small train ride (the larger train is over in Whistle Stop Park so its not really a loss.

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Both the train and Tweety's Escape have been removed all that's left is to remove the concrete. Oh and some trees have been chopped down in the surround area.

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This former Dippin' Dots location right next to the removed train will be demolished to make way for new coaster 19.

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Tweety's Escape has been removed

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...and moved over by Road Runner Express.

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All the midways where empty all morning. Also a lot of cracks in some of the midways have received some new asphalt all that's left is to color match the asphalt to the area.

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DC Universe received some plants and such for the center planter. Both the entrance plaza and Riddlers plaza received some new flowers from what I could tell.

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Batman was the only ride running one train but was a walk on for most of the day.

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Colossus has some backwards trains ready to run (still running forwards though). Anyone know why there's a crane in front of Colossus? Its the same type of crane that sits behind Full Throttle but there was another one sitting in front of Colossus it may already be gone but saw it while riding.

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Scream had no line all day and surprisingly running very smooth at least the recently refurbished train was, the other train not so smooth.

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Superman was surprisingly running both sides for most of the day.

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Apocalypse, 2 layers of new wood and 6 layers of old wood.

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Don't pull your lap bar down (after the op's tell you not too) so the entire train has to be rechecked, saw it so many times yesterday.

 

ADMIN EDIT - I'm going to add a few more photos that Joey took today as well...

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View from the parking lot. Enjoy it! =)

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Looks like the 2014 park maps haven't come in yet.

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Typical SFMM merchandise. Not much has changed here.

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Looking forward to new slides at Hurricane Harbor this year? I am!

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"Sorry folks, the Sky Tower is closed. Moose out front should have told you..."

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But look what IS OPEN!!!!

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X2 is back to life!

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It's been a long time since we've seen this.

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How many of you went out to ride today?

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Looks like the lift chain is back up and running! =)

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Some signs for this summer's new hotness...

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Have the YOLOCoaster ops begun the doing what S:UF's ops do now? (Making everyone parrot back and agree to the lap bar instructions before the air gates will open) It seems like a good idea on paper because people will remember not to pull the lap bar down, but in reality people are paying even less attention to the operator before they get in the car, which means it usually takes 2 or 3 rounds of "Everyone raise your hand if you heard me" before they do and the gates are opened, and it feels like it takes even longer for this than it would to recheck the restraints.

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They should announce. "If you touch the restraint. You'll be kicked off the ride"

At S:UF, they do. If you pull the lap bar down and they have to recheck the train, you are removed from the train and shown the exit. They warn you while you're in line that you will "be terminated" if you pull it down.

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Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster used to have a similar procedure, but I don't think they ever rechecked the train for somebody pulling down a bar, and that policy is gone now. Maybe SFMM could attach placards to the trains saying not to pull down the lap bars? Or, maybe next time it is down for maintenance, maybe a system could be installed that locks the lap bars up until a ride op comes around and pulls them down.

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Maybe they should just let you put your own lap bar down, and avoid the issue altogether?
Because the ride was designed for use without seat belts, the lap bar is so large it completely covers the seat belt buckle and if it is down the ride ops cannot check to make sure the seat belt is secure. (Which is in my opinion moot since the ride is perfectly capable of operating safely without them, but Six Flags corporate put them in (I assume, I dont think its been actually confirmed) in response to the NTAG accident)
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