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There is a difference between reading the comments and being given the ability to make change from them. There are a lot of fantastic people in management at SFMM, but they will never be given the resources to enact real change.

 

For example, lets say you write a compliant about a terrible employee. Said employee may get fired. But when you pay minimum wage with no real benefits besides free tickets to the park, you are just being forced to replace him with someone who probably cares less than the previous guy!

Preach brother, preach!

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"Was there anything in particular that caused you to rate your experience less than excellent? Your comments will be read by the park president and the park's management team."

 

*writes book*

 

I can't stand this response. I think four out of five is pretty dang good, but boy if I didn't give it five stars then gosh darn it they're doing something wrong. Truth is I don't believe in rating anything five stars or excellent as there is no such thing as perfection. There is always room for improvement and that's not a bad thing. It's actually a good thing.

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^ I just usually say that the maximum score isn't perfection. It's just the maximum score. It's like making a test with 110 questions but giving the maximum at 100. So even if someone got all 110 correct, you would still only get 100 points, the same as someone who only got 100 correct.

 

So when I'm rating my day, I kinda go on that scale. Days that were fun but not outstanding get 5 stars, even if they weren't perfect.

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It's all in the eye of the beholder. If a family has a great time on their one and only visit for the year, they are much more inclined to give the park a 5/5.

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"Was there anything in particular that caused you to rate your experience less than excellent? Your comments will be read by the park president and the park's management team."

 

*writes book*

 

I can't stand this response. I think four out of five is pretty dang good, but boy if I didn't give it five stars then gosh darn it they're doing something wrong. Truth is I don't believe in rating anything five stars or excellent as there is no such thing as perfection. There is always room for improvement and that's not a bad thing. It's actually a good thing.

 

I truly hope you understand that you are screwing, in many instances, the employees when you refuse to give a "perfect" score. So many corporations have gone to feedback-based incentives, and most of them grade anything less than a "5" or "10" as a failure. Many firms employ Gallup to collect this info, and many of those don't do the old Olympic thing where you toss out one high and one low score....nope, you could give them a "5" in all but ONE category ... and that is graded as "bad shop".

 

Sure it's a faulty and dumb system to grade these things so black and white, but I really do think consumers need to realize that taking a stand that "nothing is perfect therefore I can not, and will not, score as such when grading a great day at _________ company" does nothing but drive down overall scores. In many case you may as well literally give a "1" across the board ... stupid corporate blob will score that the same as all "5s" and just one "4".

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Does anyone else seem to notice that Superman launches way higher up the tower earlier in the day before gradually launching a little less higher as the day passes by. I noticed many early opening hour trains going way up into the "brakes" at the tip top before later launching a bit into the red zone of the tower later in the day. Idk. Interested in knowing the mechanics behind why that is so.

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Does anyone else seem to notice that Superman launches way higher up the tower earlier in the day before gradually launching a little less higher as the day passes by. I noticed many early opening hour trains going way up into the "brakes" at the tip top before later launching a bit into the red zone of the tower later in the day. Idk. Interested in knowing the mechanics behind why that is so.

 

Air temp and wheel temps could make a difference.

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Does anyone else seem to notice that Superman launches way higher up the tower earlier in the day before gradually launching a little less higher as the day passes by. I noticed many early opening hour trains going way up into the "brakes" at the tip top before later launching a bit into the red zone of the tower later in the day. Idk. Interested in knowing the mechanics behind why that is so.

 

i've never seen it go that high. but then, i'm pretty much never there that early.

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Does anyone else seem to notice that Superman launches way higher up the tower earlier in the day before gradually launching a little less higher as the day passes by. I noticed many early opening hour trains going way up into the "brakes" at the tip top before later launching a bit into the red zone of the tower later in the day. Idk. Interested in knowing the mechanics behind why that is so.

 

i've never seen it go that high. but then, i'm pretty much never there that early.

 

I'll try to snag a video of it next time I'm there early.

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Perhaps it is due to less people on the car? I go on this ride every time I go, and I go on it right away. I have often been the only one, or one of few on the car. I can state with certainty that I go higher when by myself, than with a full car. BTW....it is an awesome ride when alone....amazing how quiet, without all the screaming GP on it... If you make it your first ride at opening, you can always ride multiple times without getting back in line. 12 times is my personal best.

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if anyone can use this, here you go. i'm not sure if you can input that code anywhere or not. on my email, there are buttons i click to end up buying. code is good for 3 GOLD Passes for 64.99. i also have one that is for 69.99. only good thru tomorrow.

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Anyone know why the park is scheduled to be open Monday Oct 3 this year? (the week before Columbus Day)

 

My family has been planning a Fright Fest trip Fri-Sun Sept 30-Oct 2 and wondering if there's a special event that Monday, or if it might be a good day to target for really low daytime crowds? Thanks!

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Anyone know why the park is scheduled to be open Monday Oct 3 this year? (the week before Columbus Day)

 

My family has been planning a Fright Fest trip Fri-Sun Sept 30-Oct 2 and wondering if there's a special event that Monday, or if it might be a good day to target for really low daytime crowds? Thanks!

 

Oct 3rd for people of faith is Rosh Hashanah holiday. Reg park hours it seems so no fright fest for that day. Will it be crowded?.. who knows but perhaps.

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Interesting news! Yesterday (5/22/16) we went to MM! My family was in from Maui and wanted to go and experience the new Revy. Drove to the park and noticed buses with Cheerleaders and was like holy S*&^ this place was going to be packed. To our surprise it was very comfortable. Once the gates opened up all of us heading to FT. It was working well but once we sat in the train it broke. We waited 20 minutes and it was up running. The family had a blast and was cracking up with the ride picture.

 

So we walked over to Revy and noticed the line it was the bottom by the Carousel. Sign said 90 minute from this point, so they wanted too wait. After the long grueling wait we enter the station. An employee was passing a clip board around asking for our email address. When I asked him what this was for he said (the park wanted to know if the wait in line is worth it and are deciding to ax the VR System) I was shocked. They just opened this up and now talks of getting rid of it. I can see it though; dispatch times were horrible, VR not working well and device running hot!

 

I rode Revy for season pass preview but with out the VR and loved it. This time is rode with them and hated it! The VR went out after the second drop. So I had to pull it off and just held on to it. Made the Op’s aware and they wanted me to go on again with a different pair, I passed!

 

My beloved X2 beat the crap out of me and my partner. I guess two 6’2 230 pound men wasn’t a good mix. This was the worst ride from X & X2. Seen a Superman launch and it was about 2 feet away from the brakes on top, I have never seen it go that high. After that we noticed it was barley hitting the red. It was having problems through the day.

 

Overall the day was great! We got on a lot of rides, we got verbally abused by a lady who said my & partner and I were going to hell. I guess her gaydar went off and she was saying 2 masculine men with our build couldn’t be gay. I felt like saying, sorry we are not all twinks. My stepson wanted to mouth off but we said no….. It’s her opinion!

 

It was the cherry on the top of a beautiful day! Disney here we come………..

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Does anyone else seem to notice that Superman launches way higher up the tower earlier in the day before gradually launching a little less higher as the day passes by. I noticed many early opening hour trains going way up into the "brakes" at the tip top before later launching a bit into the red zone of the tower later in the day. Idk. Interested in knowing the mechanics behind why that is so.

 

Due to the material properties of the LIMs, they become less effective the warmer they get. Unlike newer LSM systems which are programmed to compensate for this drop in efficiency, the more cycles and more sun exposure the LIMs on Superman experience, they weaker they become.

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I wonder if they would ever consider upgrading the ride technology. Who am I kidding they will run that thing into the ground before they do that. It's sad that my home park allows it's best rides to suffer from horrible maintenance and slow dispatch time. Why should X2, full throttle, golaith, or tatsu ever run one train or twisted with only two (which I've seen on occasion) Why do they opt to just not run both sides of superman. It's little things like these that annoy me I'm just too into the rides themselves to stop going or cancel my membership.

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Yes it's true, the park is closed today. As per their website - water pipe repair. I saw the same thing at Cedar Point a few years ago, and the park was closed for several days. The MM website says it will be open tomorrow - Tuesday.

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Does anyone else seem to notice that Superman launches way higher up the tower earlier in the day before gradually launching a little less higher as the day passes by. I noticed many early opening hour trains going way up into the "brakes" at the tip top before later launching a bit into the red zone of the tower later in the day. Idk. Interested in knowing the mechanics behind why that is so.

 

Due to the material properties of the LIMs, they become less effective the warmer they get. Unlike newer LSM systems which are programmed to compensate for this drop in efficiency, the more cycles and more sun exposure the LIMs on Superman experience, they weaker they become.

 

Superman uses LSM's.

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