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^ The do have a culture that revolves around tentacle porn and used panties, soooooooo yeah...

 

Stay away from the darker corners of the internet, my friend.

 

Not a good day for trees and six flags parks. We just missed getting hit by a falling tree branch at six flags St louis. Ironically, it was right by the ninja coaster.

 

Before we went on the ride, the branch was not there. When we got off the ride it was there. The scary part was that we were using the drinking fountains in this area just minutes before riding ninja.

 

Gotta be the Samurai. They're hiding in forests trying to kill Ninjas.

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Not a good day for trees and six flags parks. We just missed getting hit by a falling tree branch at six flags St louis. Ironically, it was right by the ninja coaster.

 

Before we went on the ride, the branch was not there. When we got off the ride it was there. The scary part was that we were using the drinking fountains in this area just minutes before riding ninja.

That would be crazy if there were two people injured by falling trees on rides named ninja at two parks 1800 miles apart on the same day.

But seriously, glad you weren't hurt.

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Which made me think! Are the operations at Fuji-Q better, worse, or on par with Magic Mountain?

Magic Mountain's operations are slow, but Fuji-Q appears to be actively pursuing new methods to maximize wait times. It's a perfect combination of low capacity coasters, slow operators, bizarre loose article and weather policies, and exceptionally inefficient loading procedures. On the plus side, it's in Japan.
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FACT! Americans will sue for anything... ANYTHING whether it's frivolous or not. If someone thinks they can get money, attention, a movie-deal, whatever, just by filing a lawsuit, they will. And it's certainly one of the reasons why we prefer traveling in Europe and Asia over the USA. Idiocracy has not set in as much in those territories.

 

FACT! The last two pages of discussions about whether or not spilling hot coffee on yourself is a legitimate lawsuit or not is dumb... however still better than talking about Magic Mountain!

 

Sorry for getting things sidetracked there. I have never been to SFMM but plan a visit in April and after what what I have heard from others I see where that last comment comes from. It amazes me that a park wouldn't even put on their best faces for a large group of enthusiasts visiting for some free good publicity. I realize we might not make or break a park (we come anyway to ride it once), but how many people going somewhere on vacation with their family hasn't used Google to find a theme park at the destination and ended up on these boards? If you search for SFMM this is more or less the first you find. Crazy.

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Went to the park yesterday. I haven't gone in about a year but it was interesting. To start off with the positive stuff, Bug Bunny World looked really good! I'm happy they brought some life in to that area once again! The FT Plaza got some fresh paint and looked really good as well. I must say, the FT Nights show was actually a really fun show! They had some great bands and it was just something cool to watch when you're waiting in line for FT. Operations throughout the park weren't amazing but they were bearable. Lines weren't over 45 minutes throughout the park and it was a decent day. Random note but there was this one employee at that candy shop near Apocalypse and he was probably the most friendly employee at the park. He was extremely nice and it was really cool meeting him. I wish I got his name though.

 

I have alot of negative/nit picky stuff but I'm not going to go in to that. The park has just really gone down hill. Overall a very 'meh' day.

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^Yes, they finally repainted YOLOplaza and fixed the YOLOmist! Yaaaaay! On a side note, they were not using rows 3 or 7 on either train on YOLOcoaster yesterday.

 

And, for a Saturday, the park was really light! None of the lines exceeded 45 minutes, including Goliath, YOLO (which is only 45 min with a full queue anyways), Tatsu, and X2!

 

And they have started assigning rows on Colossus! So I only waited about 10 minutes for it instead of the 30-40 I have been recently.

 

It was a good day and Superman is running both sides again! I literally walked on midday!

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When I was there a few weeks ago they were running both sides of Superman and I noticed that the right side (closest to YOLO) consistently did not go as high as the other side which looked like it was hitting the brakes at the top every time.

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^Yes, they finally repainted YOLOplaza and fixed the YOLOmist! Yaaaaay! On a side note, they were not using rows 3 or 7 on either train on YOLOcoaster yesterday.

 

And, for a Saturday, the park was really light! None of the lines exceeded 45 minutes, including Goliath, YOLO (which is only 45 min with a full queue anyways), Tatsu, and X2!

 

And they have started assigning rows on Colossus! So I only waited about 10 minutes for it instead of the 30-40 I have been recently.

 

It was a good day and Superman is running both sides again! I literally walked on midday!

 

I wonder why they weren't using rows 3 or 7 on Full Throttle? Sounds like you had a pretty good day

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^Yes, they finally repainted YOLOplaza and fixed the YOLOmist! Yaaaaay! On a side note, they were not using rows 3 or 7 on either train on YOLOcoaster yesterday.

 

I wonder if they're doing this to prevent the LSMs from overheating....

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When I was there a few weeks ago they were running both sides of Superman and I noticed that the right side (closest to YOLO) consistently did not go as high as the other side which looked like it was hitting the brakes at the top every time.

 

Yesterday the side closest to YOLO was going MUCH higher than the left side. The right side was consistently touching the brakes while the left was barely reaching the red part. That's strange!

 

^Yes, they finally repainted YOLOplaza and fixed the YOLOmist! Yaaaaay! On a side note, they were not using rows 3 or 7 on either train on YOLOcoaster yesterday.

 

I wonder if they're doing this to prevent the LSMs from overheating....

 

I think you're right! Last weekend when all the problems were happening it was really hot and I don't think the LSMs could cool down fast enough. This happened all last summer as well, actually to the point where they'd run it from opening to 12:30 and then shut it down until 5 or so. They did that all the time last year.

 

It never went down yesterday while I was there with the empty rows, so I bet that was it.

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When I was there a few weeks ago they were running both sides of Superman and I noticed that the right side (closest to YOLO) consistently did not go as high as the other side which looked like it was hitting the brakes at the top every time.

 

Yesterday the side closest to YOLO was going MUCH higher than the left side. The right side was consistently touching the brakes while the left was barely reaching the red part. That's strange!

 

^Yes, they finally repainted YOLOplaza and fixed the YOLOmist! Yaaaaay! On a side note, they were not using rows 3 or 7 on either train on YOLOcoaster yesterday.

 

I wonder if they're doing this to prevent the LSMs from overheating....

 

I think you're right! Last weekend when all the problems were happening it was really hot and I don't think the LSMs could cool down fast enough. This happened all last summer as well, actually to the point where they'd run it from opening to 12:30 and then shut it down until 5 or so. They did that all the time last year.

 

It never went down yesterday while I was there with the empty rows, so I bet that was it.

 

Interesting, but glad they choose to run the train partially empty rather than shutting it down for 4 hours or having one train op.

 

I wonder if building a tunnel over the launch section would help keep the LIMs cool? It would also add a little bit fun-wise to the ride

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I wouldn't be surprised if Superman just so happened to get some lighter trains here in the upcoming months

 

What do you mean? It got new trains three years ago?

 

Yeah, why would they need new trains, again, already? These are already lighter than the originals. How light do you want them to be?

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I haven't bothered to head out to SFMM during the summer in a long time but I have a brother visiting from out of town Aug 1 to Aug 10 and he really wants to go. Does it even make a difference during the summer to aim for a weekday and avoid weekends? Or will the crowds be the same either way? My initial instinct would be to aim for a Tuesday and avoid weekends but I'm not sure if it matters this time of year. Thoughts?

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I wouldn't be surprised if Superman just so happened to get some lighter trains here in the upcoming months

 

What do you mean? It got new trains three years ago?

 

Yeah, why would they need new trains, again, already? These are already lighter than the originals. How light do you want them to be?

Maybe light enough for them to truly fly off. Perhaps like the Man of Steel himself? Now that's top-notch theming!

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I haven't bothered to head out to SFMM during the summer in a long time but I have a brother visiting from out of town Aug 1 to Aug 10 and he really wants to go. Does it even make a difference during the summer to aim for a weekday and avoid weekends? Or will the crowds be the same either way? My initial instinct would be to aim for a Tuesday and avoid weekends but I'm not sure if it matters this time of year. Thoughts?

 

It definitely makes a difference. In terms of crowds...

 

Weekday: You can usually do all the coasters without too much difficulty and will probably have time for a few re-rides (average waits of 30 minutes, up to an hour for headliners)

Sunday: You can usually do all the coasters without a Flash Pass, but it will take all day and you probably won't have time for any re-rides (average waits of 45-60 minutes, up to an hour and a half for headliners)

Saturday: If you don't get a Flash Pass, it is practically impossible to do all the coasters in one day (you're lucky to find a wait for a major ride under 90 minutes)

 

If you can go on a weekday, go on a weekday. If you can afford it, buy a Flash Pass. Especially if you're going with someone from out of town, either go on a weekday or buy a Flash Pass...visiting on a weekend without one is a very bad choice.

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Kinda wish they would remove the plastic side moldings from the harnesses!!!!!

 

I wish they would too, but they are there for a reason.

 

Here is the question. Tower of terror 2 is not using them on their new car???

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Kinda wish they would remove the plastic side moldings from the harnesses!!!!!

 

I wish they would too, but they are there for a reason.

 

Here is the question. Tower of terror 2 is not using them on their new car???

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I wonder if it has something to do with clearances as the cars exit the launch building/station. Maybe ToT2 has better clearances?

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Kinda wish they would remove the plastic side moldings from the harnesses!!!!!

 

I wish they would too, but they are there for a reason.

 

Here is the question. Tower of terror 2 is not using them on their new car???

[attachment=0]ImageUploadedByTapatalk1405350004.853857.jpg[/attachment]

 

I wonder if it has something to do with clearances as the cars exit the launch building/station. Maybe ToT2 has better clearances?

 

Well, considering some guy managed to get his fingertips chopped off on Pirates of the Caribbean in Florida, maybe the moldings aren't such a bad idea.

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