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^ Yeah, I've noticed that this park's operations on every ride except TC have been terrible this summer. It's definitely aggravating to stand in line and watch the ROs zone out.

 

Forgot to mention it (since I didn't ride), but TC was not doing great either. They were only running 2 trains, even with a line in the station. I waited for a little bit, then realized it was going to be about 30 minutes and decided to bail. I thought TC was always supposed to run 3 trains? Especially surprising on a weekend day during the summer.

That's a bummer. They typically run 2 trains on weekdays during the winter, but other than that, I've always seen them run 3. If the park was dead that day, that's probably why they didn't run a third train.

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Interesting that purple has been gone for so long. I do know that their cycle shop is severely understaffed so it might be sitting back there still getting refurbished. With 4 trains, there should always be 3 in service but this is SF so yea, not surprised.

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It was running three yesterday and all the days before that, including part of the day on Sunday. I’m guessing there was an issue with one of the trains that caused them to drop down to two. They’re really trying to run all 3 as much as they can, but things happen. I might be getting trained at Twisted soon so you might see me over there from time to time.

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It was running three yesterday and all the days before that, including part of the day on Sunday.

Yup, definitely running three trains when I was there yesterday as well as when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Ops were as great as ever, and even got two races on one ride yesterday.

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Twisted Colossus is running 3 trains today July 10th. The green train was on the storage tracks the last few days and it’s in a rough shape. On the green, Row 11 doesn’t work and some of the restraints make a squealing noise when pushed down and up. The refurbishment order went Orange, then Blue for what felt like a year, purple is getting refurbed now for what also feels like a year, and green should be next to go when purple returns. This is based off my observations of the attraction since it opened.

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Twisted Colossus is running 3 trains today July 10th. The green train was on the storage tracks the last few days and it’s in a rough shape. On the green, Row 11 doesn’t work and some of the restraints make a squealing noise when pushed down and up. The refurbishment order went Orange, then Blue for what felt like a year, purple is getting refurbed now for what also feels like a year, and green should be next to go when purple returns. This is based off my observations of the attraction since it opened.

That sounds logical. I remember green was the last train to go into service so it sounds right that it would come last in the rotation. The one issue with RMC's I've noticed between the two I ride often is they seem to have a lot of issues with the sensors that tell when the restraints are closed. I see it all the time on both TC and Joker. SFDK often has to take one of their two trains out of service for a day or two when it keeps happening repeatedly on one of the trains. Perhaps once they take it out of service maintenance has a way of excluding that row from the computer so they can then put it back in service without using that row and the computer will allow it to dispatch.

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Remember that when Twisted Colossus opened we were promised 4 trains but only had 3 for awhile which were Blue, Orange, and Purple. As soon as we got the Green train the Blue got sent away. I have to give credit to the park for ordering 4 trains because 2 train ops on a busy day is a nightmare, it’s like running 1 train on that ride.

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Remember that when Twisted Colossus opened we were promised 4 trains but only had 3 for awhile which were Blue, Orange, and Purple. As soon as we got the Green train the Blue got sent away. I have to give credit to the park for ordering 4 trains because 2 train ops on a busy day is a nightmare, it’s like running 1 train on that ride.

 

they said they'd have 4, and always run 3 so one could be in refurb. that lasted i think a year. now i feel they just take parts from the other one. they need to do something with the seat cushions. i'm guessing rmc must have fixed those by now. they just don't hold up very long. so many just crumbling and totally faded to brown.

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Twisted Colossus is running 3 trains today July 10th. The green train was on the storage tracks the last few days and it’s in a rough shape. On the green, Row 11 doesn’t work and some of the restraints make a squealing noise when pushed down and up. The refurbishment order went Orange, then Blue for what felt like a year, purple is getting refurbed now for what also feels like a year, and green should be next to go when purple returns. This is based off my observations of the attraction since it opened.

That sounds logical. I remember green was the last train to go into service so it sounds right that it would come last in the rotation. The one issue with RMC's I've noticed between the two I ride often is they seem to have a lot of issues with the sensors that tell when the restraints are closed. I see it all the time on both TC and Joker. SFDK often has to take one of their two trains out of service for a day or two when it keeps happening repeatedly on one of the trains. Perhaps once they take it out of service maintenance has a way of excluding that row from the computer so they can then put it back in service without using that row and the computer will allow it to dispatch.

 

Back of each car has a restraint bypass which makes it easy to take rows out of service which I think was a great idea.

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Back of each car has a restraint bypass which makes it easy to take rows out of service which I think was a great idea.

Yeah I figured it was possible since I've seen it done, I meant I don't know if that's something a rideop can do or is authorized to do, perhaps they have to pull the train to have someone else do it later.

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Twisted Colossus is running 3 trains today July 10th. The green train was on the storage tracks the last few days and it’s in a rough shape. On the green, Row 11 doesn’t work and some of the restraints make a squealing noise when pushed down and up. The refurbishment order went Orange, then Blue for what felt like a year, purple is getting refurbed now for what also feels like a year, and green should be next to go when purple returns. This is based off my observations of the attraction since it opened.

That sounds logical. I remember green was the last train to go into service so it sounds right that it would come last in the rotation. The one issue with RMC's I've noticed between the two I ride often is they seem to have a lot of issues with the sensors that tell when the restraints are closed. I see it all the time on both TC and Joker. SFDK often has to take one of their two trains out of service for a day or two when it keeps happening repeatedly on one of the trains. Perhaps once they take it out of service maintenance has a way of excluding that row from the computer so they can then put it back in service without using that row and the computer will allow it to dispatch.

 

Back of each car has a restraint bypass which makes it easy to take rows out of service which I think was a great idea.

 

too bad they didn't get the rmc trains with 4 lights to show if the restraint was in position or not. i think would be faster than calling numbers out far after the RO has left the car. i'm sure that's a more expensive option they didn't want to pay for.

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i'm sure that's a more expensive option they didn't want to pay for.

Or it may not have been an option at the time, perhaps? RMC do seem to be the ones updating and tweaking their projects on the fly after issues emerge. Having said that, I've found the ops do a fantastic job of calling out the seat numbers and checking them super fast. The main issue in the station is with the riders, many of whom struggle with basic cognition and motor skills.

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i'm sure that's a more expensive option they didn't want to pay for.

Or it may not have been an option at the time, perhaps? RMC do seem to be the ones updating and tweaking their projects on the fly after issues emerge. Having said that, I've found the ops do a fantastic job of calling out the seat numbers and checking them super fast. The main issue in the station is with the riders, many of whom struggle with basic cognition and motor skills.

 

they are on Outlaw Run, and Lightning Rod. Outlaw Run was open in 2013.

 

i mostly see the attendants doubling and tripling back when they call out the numbers. it's far from efficient. the screen like some cedar fair rides have would be even better.

 

also, when they do seem to get the train out on time, the timing seems off. the trains will reach the top at seemingly the right time, then blue does that pause and has messed it up every time i've been riding.

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it's far from efficient.

It may just come down to one's perspective, I suppose. I've found the ops to work extremely efficiently with what they have and don't seem to see these kinds of issues too much whenever I ride. The three-train operations were excellent yesterday — especially given the miserable weather.

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it's far from efficient.

It may just come down to one's perspective, I suppose. I've found the ops to work extremely efficiently with what they have and don't seem to see these kinds of issues too much whenever I ride. The three-train operations were excellent yesterday — especially given the miserable weather.

 

i didn't say they, the RO's) weren't efficient, the having to call numbers out isn't. the RO can be hustling, then have to go back and forth. that's inefficient. if there was a display, or lights on the train, just a simple glance before they move on would save a lot of time.

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What could really make ride ops more efficient is to have lockers outside every ride, and make them mandatory, with a fair all day movable price of 5 or 6 bucks. I was at BGW a couple weeks back where they have that policy. It makes a huge difference. I would gladly pay that. I have had two drink bottles stolen, and that in and of itself would make it worth it to me. I have not bought a bottle since the last heist.

 

Just think about TC. Who wants to walk on down to Scream to use a locker. Those bins on TC create so much delay, that ride ops are already behind the 8 ball. With that said, obviously, they do a great job anyway. Best ops in the park.

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Times like this are when I miss sky tower.

 

You could get amazing construction views since rarely do they corner off an entire area of the park.

 

 

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I’ll try and keep updating on things going on back there. I have a pretty unique vantage point of the park that no one else gets to see. I might even get some time to take some drone shots every now and then.

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