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In the shocking news of the day, Apocalypse is actually open! I'm not sure how long it will stay open for all things considered, but a nice turn of events nonetheless.

 

 

This is great news. I was going to spend a day at the park tomorrow and initially was disappointed that I wasn't going to get to ride it.

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I haven't been to many parks, so I like jumping on threads to see what's good/not good in y'alls opinion if I ever get a chance to go. Saw y'all talking about Green Lantern being painful so went to YouTube to see what kind of ride it is. It looks really similar to the new Joker ride we got at SFOT and it's not painful at all. What makes this one painful?

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I haven't been to many parks, so I like jumping on threads to see what's good/not good in y'alls opinion if I ever get a chance to go. Saw y'all talking about Green Lantern being painful so went to YouTube to see what kind of ride it is. It looks really similar to the new Joker ride we got at SFOT and it's not painful at all. What makes this one painful?

Two things - the center of gravity is very different in the cars, and the way Magic Mountain stops them from spinning results in some very awkward intense forces. There's a similar coaster at Grona Lund called Insane that is a lot better.

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...There's the original coaster at Grona Lund called Insane that is a lot better.

 

Fixed. And why doesn't SFMM go over to Stockholm and check out how they run INSANE at Grona Lund? Huh?

 

I loved it, loved the lesser version in Linannmaki Park, Helsinki, and yet, SFMM's version....stunk. Period.

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...There's the original coaster at Grona Lund called Insane that is a lot better.

 

Fixed. And why doesn't SFMM go over to Stockholm and check out how they run INSANE at Grona Lund? Huh?

Its not that they dont know, its like a ostrich with its head in the sand thing. And Insane did come before GL, but isn't technically Kirnu the original?

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The loading platform is nuts, too. I still needed a little `helper step ladder`to get into the seat. I mean WTF is that?

It's not so at Grona Lund. Easy on and off the vehicles. Last two visits I remember it.

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^^ Yes, you're right on that. But I loved them both, for the easy on and off

they provided, and the AWESOME ride they gave you!

 

This was just all wrong, at SFMM. They had to put a ride op on the vehicle I was on, just to "balance it."

And she wasn't too eager to be a part of my ride experience either, I could tell. I didn't envy her situation.

 

Lesson Learned: the ones in Scandinavia Rawk!

 

And during WCB in 2016: It was easy to see that GL was NOT that popular, at the time, considering the day turned into

a really busy day there. But GL was really avoided. I was practically solo on it, as was my ride buddy, Bryan, who rode it

in the evening, before we left the park.

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I know it was already mentioned that Apacolypse has reopened, but I thought I’d share why it was down. A few days ago they were replacing what looked like a gearbox for the chain lift. [attachment=0]4B36E9BB-74FA-4A49-9E8D-3A753FFBF62A.jpeg[/attachment]

You a part of the construction crew for Newhall Land And Farm? I've noticed you guys moving HUGE amounts of earth back there. It's too bad the park doesn't own any of that land so that they could build a big coaster out that way.

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How were the lines on Sunday just curious as I almost went and might go this coming Sunday. I know it was a BAFF for 9.99 right and next Sunday is a normal BAFF.

 

And where is the Single Rider line for JL?

The JL SRL is in the second preshow room. After the show in the second room there are two exit doors, standard to the left and single rider to the right.

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How were the lines on Sunday just curious as I almost went and might go this coming Sunday. I know it was a BAFF for 9.99 right and next Sunday is a normal BAFF.

 

And where is the Single Rider line for JL?

The JL SRL is in the second preshow room. After the show in the second room there are two exit doors, standard to the left and single rider to the right.

 

I've never understood that. Single rider line AFTER you've had to wait to get into the pre-show?

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How were the lines on Sunday just curious as I almost went and might go this coming Sunday. I know it was a BAFF for 9.99 right and next Sunday is a normal BAFF.

 

And where is the Single Rider line for JL?

The JL SRL is in the second preshow room. After the show in the second room there are two exit doors, standard to the left and single rider to the right.

 

I've never understood that. Single rider line AFTER you've had to wait to get into the pre-show?

I agree, it'd be nicer if you could somehow skip the pre-shows entirely, but it's still pretty nice to skip the whole last queue.

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www.californiacoasterkings.com/six-flags-discovery-kingdom-six-flags-magic-mountain-solar-powered/

 

"Six Flags Magic Mountain’s system will have capacity for nearly 15 megawatts and will be the largest solar carport anywhere in North America."

 

"In addition to generating a large percentage of the parks’ electricity, the solar carport structures provide a number of enhancements to the guest experience, including:

 

Covered parking for the majority of parking spaces

Integrated electric vehicle charging stations

Increased security through new closed circuit cameras and

Enhanced parking lot surfaces."

Opinions and thoughts on this?

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www.californiacoasterkings.com/six-flags-discovery-kingdom-six-flags-magic-mountain-solar-powered/

 

"Six Flags Magic Mountain’s system will have capacity for nearly 15 megawatts and will be the largest solar carport anywhere in North America."

 

"In addition to generating a large percentage of the parks’ electricity, the solar carport structures provide a number of enhancements to the guest experience, including:

 

Covered parking for the majority of parking spaces

Integrated electric vehicle charging stations

Increased security through new closed circuit cameras and

Enhanced parking lot surfaces."

Opinions and thoughts on this?

 

Super cool! I wonder when this project is set to start and be completed.

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^^It sounds like they want the solar project complete by sometime next year.

 

Random question #1, does anyone have any footage of the old Batman station effect with the mist cannons? Like how it used to blow mist as the train advanced from the holding brakes into the station?

 

Random question #2, can anyone think of ride effects or park effects that used to work but don't anymore? From what I can remember, there's the infamous Goliath mist tunnel and X2 mist/lights at the first drop and last raven turn. Didn't Superman used to have some sort of atmospheric/lighting effect in the queue/station?

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A 15 MW rooftop solar project (same as carport) is absolutely massive. I'd be really interested to see the layout and detailed plans for this - generally you need a several acres of coverage per MW. Hoping this project comes to fruition, as it's great to see more solar projects take shape along with the Great Adventure solar farm even after the new solar import taxes.

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^^It sounds like they want the solar project complete by sometime next year.

 

Random question #1, does anyone have any footage of the old Batman station effect with the mist cannons? Like how it used to blow mist as the train advanced from the holding brakes into the station?

 

Random question #2, can anyone think of ride effects or park effects that used to work but don't anymore? From what I can remember, there's the infamous Goliath mist tunnel and X2 mist/lights at the first drop and last raven turn. Didn't Superman used to have some sort of atmospheric/lighting effect in the queue/station?

 

Mist and lighting on Terminator. Mist in Goliath's line. LOL Be nice if the park got all of the effects like this back to working condition. It would also be awesome if they added an LED light package to the trains (blue, orange, and green on the matching trains) on Twisted Colossus.

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^I honestly don't even remember what was in that tunnel other than the soundtrack and the rope lights that are hardly visible in daylight. Was there another effect?

 

There were strobe lights, but not sure if they are still working or not. I wish they had a better effect package for that tunnel. They could've done so much better.

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www.californiacoasterkings.com/six-flags-discovery-kingdom-six-flags-magic-mountain-solar-powered/

 

"Six Flags Magic Mountain’s system will have capacity for nearly 15 megawatts and will be the largest solar carport anywhere in North America."

 

"In addition to generating a large percentage of the parks’ electricity, the solar carport structures provide a number of enhancements to the guest experience, including:

 

Covered parking for the majority of parking spaces

Integrated electric vehicle charging stations

Increased security through new closed circuit cameras and

Enhanced parking lot surfaces."

Opinions and thoughts on this?

 

 

The State Fair in Sacramento has a smaller version of this. Covering the cars won't be needed for the few rainy days they get, but shading the desert heat is great.

 

I'd like to see solar panels shading coaster queues, too, at least those where track and supports wouldn't shade the panels. Perhaps F.T. would be the best candidate at SFMM.

 

(I first bought a solar panel in 1990 and have used a kilowatt for nearly two decades.)

 

A suggestion: SF could consider washable plates and cups instead of use-once plastic. They could put up solar hot water collectors for the dishwashing. Do any coaster parks in the US do this? I had a manager of a non SF park tell me a few years ago they were giving this some consideration (I had politely asked if they were thinking about this, at an event they held).

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