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I agree with you that having an attraction down for 6 months is horrible in every aspect, but I guarantee their finance department doesn't see it that way thus why these items are not on hand.

 

Not to be mean or anything, but there are people on this forum who are or have been members of SFMM's finance department. It's probably not wise to speak for them or assume you know what their basic strategy is.

 

Having a headline attraction unexpectedly down for a substantial part of the year is a disaster no matter what anybody's strategy is. Aside from circumstances outside anybody's control, act of God etc, there's really no excuse for that to ever happen.

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With the frequency that I hear about chains breaking at parks all over the place, to me I consider the chain a wear and tear item. Not having a chain on hand is like not having extra wheels on hand. It's not going to last the life of the coaster, so unless it's a chain that can be easily obtained and replaced in a day or two, I want to have a spare on hand - especially if it's a high draw coaster and/or has a custom chain that would take a long time to replace. I wouldn't call having one extra chain on hand an excess of inventory.

 

For me looking from the outside in right now, if I were making that decision at SFMM I would definitely have spare chains for X2, Goliath, Green Lantern (Cause I'm sure that's a funky one), and TC. For TC I would still only keep one chain on hand even though there's two lifts - if one fails, replace it with the spare and order a new spare. Not likely both will fail simultaneously.

 

 

I would agree with this. Even if the replacement is really expensive do you really want a major attraction down for an extended period of time because you just didn't stock the replacement part, risking guests possibly not staying as long to spend as much money in your park or worse, not even showing up at all?

 

So which is the lesser of two evils.... paying for an expensive part to sit in inventory or losing revenue from guest dissatisfaction which could snowball if they tell enough people..... hmm.... which could lose you more money?

 

I think the smart business decision would be to do all you can to prevent losing any revenue... whatever that may be.

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I agree with you that having an attraction down for 6 months is horrible in every aspect, but I guarantee their finance department doesn't see it that way thus why these items are not on hand.

 

Not to be mean or anything, but there are people on this forum who are or have been members of SFMM's finance department. It's probably not wise to speak for them or assume you know what their basic strategy is.

 

Having a headline attraction unexpectedly down for a substantial part of the year is a disaster no matter what anybody's strategy is. Aside from circumstances outside anybody's control, act of God etc, there's really no excuse for that to ever happen.

 

You're not being mean at all. I have my own connections as well but don't want this to turn into a pissing match about who knows who. All I'm saying is if the park wanted to stock a replacement chain they would but they don't. When X's chain broke last time it was down for how long? Also, I agree with everyone that having a star attraction down is not good on any level.

 

I would agree with this. Even if the replacement is really expensive do you really want a major attraction down for an extended period of time because you just didn't stock the replacement part, risking guests possibly not staying as long to spend as much money in your park or worse, not even showing up at all?

 

So which is the lesser of two evils.... paying for an expensive part to sit in inventory or losing revenue from guest dissatisfaction which could snowball if they tell enough people..... hmm.... which could lose you more money?

 

I think the smart business decision would be to do all you can to prevent losing any revenue... whatever that may be.

 

Exactly. It's a lose-lose situation.

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Just watched a video for Wicked Collosus, and I do have to say that while it has some nice elements, (whatever they call the go under while the other track is rolling is nice), I was left thinking "that's it?" It feels awful boring to have it just repeat the same track after a very short duration and I'm a little sad that a racing coaster of its age was done away with for what seems like it will be an afterthought in ten years. Maybe it will prove better than it seems, but a lot of the other RMC coasters have appeared very interesting but this one just seems like a waste.

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Really good day at the park but X, Goliath, and Superman was closed. But what was worse is that no moose outside told me this.

 

Were they closed due to the wind today? Or is Goliath still awaiting a chain replacement?

 

-=CoasterBP

 

I disagree with it being a good day at the park. 5 rides were down all day - Superman, X2, Goliath (chain), Scream, Colossus. The last 3 were expected. YOLO was having a tough day too. I waited 40 minutes at opening for them to get the ride going. Then they were loading only 1 train. They finally pulled the second train off the track. Revolution was only running 1 train too. Fewer people today, but fewer functioning rides. Much to my surprise Lex was running fairly well, although they had the single rider line closed. Not the best guest experience for me, but I had a great day yesterday...

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Really good day at the park but X, Goliath, and Superman was closed. But what was worse is that no moose outside told me this.

 

Were they closed due to the wind today? Or is Goliath still awaiting a chain replacement?

 

-=CoasterBP

 

I disagree with it being a good day at the park. 5 rides were down all day - Superman, X2, Goliath (chain), Scream, Colossus. The last 3 were expected. YOLO was having a tough day too. I waited 40 minutes at opening for them to get the ride going. Then they were loading only 1 train. They finally pulled the second train off the track. Revolution was only running 1 train too. Fewer people today, but fewer functioning rides. Much to my surprise Lex was running fairly well, although they had the single rider line closed. Not the best guest experience for me, but I had a great day yesterday...

So...you disagree with him that it was a good day at the park, yet you say that you had a great day? I'm confused.

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They can't control wind. That's why I wasn't pissed. colossus isn't built yet, the whole area isn't even finished. And I knew Goliath wasn't gonna be open. Superman has been closed since Monday. X2 was the only surprise. Yolo was running 2 at first. Tatsu was running 2, revolution was running 2, viper was running 2, batman was running 2, riddler was running 2. The only ride running one train was Apocalypse and Ninja. It was pretty good.

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Kinda makes me wonder who handles parts and/or equipment for a ride like Goliath where the manufacturer is out of business. Do other manufacturers handle things like lift chains (ie B&M or Intamin) or are parts handled by third party people?

I'm guessing manufacturer, but, and I know its a wiki page, that page said Giovanola fashioned steel for Intamin and B&M behind the scenes, so that makes me wonder if they manufactured their own stuff too. Which now means they've got to get it done by a third party.

There are many companies out there that supply Lift Chains for Coasters, including Rexnord, Renold, Webster, and who knows how many else.
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So...you disagree with him that it was a good day at the park, yet you say that you had a great day? I'm confused.

Wait, you can't have a great day because it wasn't a good day? I'm confused.

 

My original post was from Monday stating it was a good day. Yesterday - Tuesday was the bad day. Just the opposite of Monday. Today Wednesday could be bad with the high wind warnings issued.

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So...you disagree with him that it was a good day at the park, yet you say that you had a great day? I'm confused.

Wait, you can't have a great day because it wasn't a good day? I'm confused.

 

My original post was from Monday stating it was a good day. Yesterday - Tuesday was the bad day. Just the opposite of Monday. Today Wednesday could be bad with the high wind warnings issued.

 

Least the I-5 north has finally been reopened as it had been limited for about 6 hours at Calgrove north. Should be many late SFMM workers. And yes Mark Kriski (KTLA) sure is saying some really epic winds will be rolling through around noon. All I know is I wont park near a tree or a crane. Always can go and do Bugs World and just have a throw back Wed.

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Just watched a video for Wicked Collosus, and I do have to say that while it has some nice elements, (whatever they call the go under while the other track is rolling is nice), I was left thinking "that's it?" It feels awful boring to have it just repeat the same track after a very short duration and I'm a little sad that a racing coaster of its age was done away with for what seems like it will be an afterthought in ten years. Maybe it will prove better than it seems, but a lot of the other RMC coasters have appeared very interesting but this one just seems like a waste.

 

Are you kidding me with your comments? You cannot even get the name or spelling right. LMAO!!!!

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Just watched a video for Wicked Collosus, and I do have to say that while it has some nice elements, (whatever they call the go under while the other track is rolling is nice), I was left thinking "that's it?" It feels awful boring to have it just repeat the same track after a very short duration and I'm a little sad that a racing coaster of its age was done away with for what seems like it will be an afterthought in ten years. Maybe it will prove better than it seems, but a lot of the other RMC coasters have appeared very interesting but this one just seems like a waste.

 

 

There is no meme/gif/emoticon that can accurately portray how hard I laughed at this comment.

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