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Apocalypse was only 1 train operation still. Seems to be the only coaster in the park currently with 1 train.

Revolution took a train off the track today just after opening, when asked, the operator said it needed "some work" done to it. Everything else was double train, which was good to see. Tatsu, Apocalypse, Riddler, and X2 were the only ones that had measurable waits. All other lines weren't too bad at all. Riddler was back to 2 trains, and obviously stacking big time. Tatsu's ops weren't much better, but what else is new?

 

Only thing I have worth posting:

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Cyclone Bay repaint muahahaha!!!! ....Or the rain just washed it away.

 

Bummer from SFMM's Facebook:
Today's Thrill Pass SEFK "technical rehearsal" is delayed and may not happen today due to last night's rain storm.

-Cookie

Good I wasn't going insane. I was keeping an eye out for a car going up the tower all day but didn't see one. Too bad, but we have plenty of time to ride it in the future!

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Apocalypse was only 1 train operation still. Seems to be the only coaster in the park currently with 1 train.

 

EDIT: Wow, some of the comments on the SFMM Facebook page about the ride not opening today are really saddening. I'm just going to copy what I said over there:

 

I was at the park today ready to ride, and unfortunately was unable to. I don't blame the park AT ALL for this. It's a "Technical Rehearsal" for a new ride. A "Benefit" of being a passholder, not something the park had to do.

 

For those complaining, stop ... the park doesn't have to do this kind of stuff and bad attitudes will make sure they don't do it again.

 

The staff manning the entry area for those with tickets couldn't have been more awesome answering questions.

 

Even without Superman, we had a great day at the park.

 

People have short memories, does nobody remember that after "Light Tragic" and the DCA preview weekends, Disneyland no longer has special Passholder previews or events?

 

Thanks for the update on Termilypse..

 

I agree on the FB comments - truly disheartening. The post simply had to do with the current delay/situation because of an immense downpour the night before. People were discrediting TPR members when they said they rode it yesterday (Saturday) - implying that they were liars.

 

Plus, people were dragging TPR members into the mix.. I just don't get it. Some of the stuff that was brought up - wow. GROW UP people!!!

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I got out to SFMM today just after 11, and figured that by the time I made my way up to check in for Superman, it would be noon and they would start letting us in.

 

Nope. Not ready yet, so I walked down the hill and rode Gold Rusher and Riddler's Revenge (back to two train operation, by the way ), then gave Gregg (Sir Clinksalot) a call. He and son Josh were waiting up at Superman. We met up and had lunch at Johnny Rockets before heading over to Goliath. The end of the line there was at the top of the stairs, so we were on in about three trains or so.

 

After a ride on Orient Express back to the top of the hill, we checked back to see if Superman was running. It still wasn't, so we went to Sky Tower. The Magic of the Mountain museum had minimal displays because the tower will be undergoing some renovations (exactly what, we weren't told). Back down, we checked Superman again. Nope, still not running. We waited for quite some time, then Gregg and Josh decided to leave.

 

I waited some more, then went to ride Ninja. Two-train operation, so it didn't take long for a ride in the front seat. I'd ridden about as much as I wanted to, so I just hung out at the Superman check-in and talked to the people there for awhile, in hopes of the ride opening. For a long time, it looked like it wouldn't open, but then we saw a car launch. Then another. Then another.

 

After about a half dozen launches for testing, Neal Thurman came out to announce that we needed to have our season pass and the ticket issued to us in hand because...we're goin' in. It was about 6:45pm.

 

The former waiting area (just before the doors to enter the launch chamber) has been redone in a bright color. Once inside, you're seated as before. I got one ride in the last row with three others, and I happened to be sitting next to the dreaded arm guard/restraint. It's a bit uncomfortable, but not terrible.

 

Cars are launched with some force, but not what I was expecting (of course this was a technical rehearsal, so results may vary in the next month while they fine-tune it). By the time I took my first ride, it was already dark, but the tower does have some lighting on it. It was easy to see that we were well into the red section of the tower at the peak of our ride. Unfortunately, there's little or no more of the good floater airtime from before---perhaps because of the new position of the riders.

 

Neal was on hand during our ride, and it only took about three launches to clear out everyone who was there. He told me that if we wanted to ride again, we could exit and go back in the front entrance of the Fortress. As mentioned, I took my first ride in the back, so for my second, I rode in the front. With only two seats, they aren't close enough to the walls of the tunnel to require the arm thingies, so the ride was a bit more comfortable in that respect. No one else rode in my row, so I was the only one in Row 1.

 

SFMM did a nice job with this. You guys are going to enjoy it.

 

Eric

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Eric, that was you! I've never met you so I wasn't sure. I was also there at noon and waited until probably 4ish and then we decided to bail. I was there with my wife and daughter; we were the only ones waiting with a stroller! Didn't hit any other coaster but played in Bugs Bunny World for a little bit. BTW, all holes have been filled at the Road Runner site and the land is completely flattened with stakes placed everywhere.

 

We might try tomorrow since we live close by.

 

I was dissapointed but I hold no anger at the park; I believe they handled it very well and the employees were really nice.

 

The one question I have is what was the true issue? They kept saying that since it rain last night, they needed to wait until the track dried. Is this because of the new trains? I worked at the park when the ride first opened and I remember standing in the rain letting season pass holders into the park during the week for the previews and remember Superman running in the rain quite a bit. I do remember that they close the ride when the rain gets to be too much because of the feeling of rain pelting your face at 100 mph but they usually opened it right back up when it stopped. I just don't understand how rain that happened over night affected a ride all the way up to the next night.

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^^^ Sorry I didn't meet you today, but not having ever met you, I didn't know what you looked like.

 

When SFMM ran their season passholder preview back in December 1996, it rained on the day I went, but operated anyway. This time, they kept saying that they had to dry the track, and then ended up not being able to get the right track to run. So they switched over to the left one for the runs they did tonight. As I said, they only ran the ride three or four times with people aboard because less than 15 people were there when it finally opened.

 

As for changes to the Fortress itself, the outside still looks the same, but they did paint the side facing the tower and put a Superman logo on it. Inside, it's still dark until the room where the lines split off. Where it was once dark, it's all done up now in green. It was brightly lit tonight, but I don't know if that will be the final theming.

 

It's not supposed to rain tomorrow, so if any of you with passes/invitations are planning to go, it would be a good idea to give it a shot.

 

Eric

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They said that they were going to redo the fortress and that what we see now is not what it will eventually look like. Not sure exactly what that means. Oh, and they did say that they would be running both sides depending on crowds when it opens, but didn't have any plans to "race" the cars.

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^ I had a feeling that what we saw this weekend won't be the final theme.

 

They say that they can't race the cars because of the power draw, although they did race them for at least one Discovery Channel shoot. I know that because I've ridden it with both cars racing for one shoot that I did in early 1998. (Riddler's Revenge was under construction at the time, and you could see the lift hill in various stages of completion during that show.)

 

Eric

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After about a half dozen launches for testing, Neal Thurman came out to announce that we needed to have our season pass and the ticket issued to us in hand because...we're goin' in. It was about 6:45pm.

Glad you got your ride. I left the park at around 5:30, so I definitely missed it. I'm excited for the ride as well, doesn't matter whether it screams airtime or not, that ride needed some new life. Good report!

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Glad you got to ride Eric.

 

Sorry we didn't recognize you up there Magic Alumni. Would have been nice to meet you, I think we saw you guys on the bench where the restaurant is right? We were mostly sitting on the little curb by the entrance while my son was playing Angry Birds on my phone.

 

Yeah, that was us! I called Guest Relations right now and they said they plan on opening it but having difficulties again. We want to ride it but don't want to get stuck hanging out around the park again. I may try calling them again in a hour or two to get an update.

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Wow! 104 MPH! I hope it stays that way for years to come!

 

On another topic, I remember somebody saying, quite a few pages ago, that Viper's wheels had been replaced and that the ride was extremely smooth. Can anybody else, who's been on Viper in the past month or so, confirm that? That would be awesome if true!

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Wow! 104 MPH! I hope it stays that way for years to come!

 

On another topic, I remember somebody saying, quite a few pages ago, that Viper's wheels had been replaced and that the ride was extremely smooth. Can anybody else, who's been on Viper in the past month or so, confirm that? That would be awesome if true!

Went on Viper twice yesterday, but I don't ride it often so I can't really compare. One train seemed smoother then the other, though. They still have that one train wrapped with hair gel ads.

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Just got back from a little sneak preview of Superman: Escape From Krypton. All I can say is "WOW! Now *THAT* is the way to *plus* an older ride!" Looking down 350 feet from the top of the tower, and launching at 100MPH again really made it awesome!

 

Photos & video to come later....

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Just got back from a little sneak preview of Superman: Escape From Krypton. All I can say is "WOW! Now *THAT* is the way to *plus* an older ride!" Looking down 350 feet from the top of the tower, and launching at 100MPH again really made it awesome!

 

Photos & video to come later....

 

Great! Can't wait to see how this turned out!

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I agree on the FB comments - truly disheartening. The post simply had to do with the current delay/situation because of an immense downpour the night before. People were discrediting TPR members when they said they rode it yesterday (Saturday) - implying that they were liars.

 

Plus, people were dragging TPR members into the mix.. I just don't get it. Some of the stuff that was brought up - wow. GROW UP people!!!

 

Reading those posts on FB really shows why Robb decided to insist on reasonably proper grammer on TPR. Those comments make my head hurt. I can't even get to the point of considering the content. I'm too busy trying to decipher the strange language.

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Superman:EFK was awesome! Unfortunately there were technical delays today, so it didn't open until around 4PM. According to an employee, the cold weather causes it to misfire and stop at the end of the launch occasionally. But it was totally worth the wait, I got to ride twice. And the station wasn't stuffy or smelly this time.

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I also got to ride it today. Bummer it didn't open until 4ish, but that's what happens with tech rehearsals. But it was very worth it for me. I did get an edge seat, with the arm sling. It didn't bother my arm much, but almost no room for my hand! I would much rather have a middle seat, any row. This really seems like a hands up sort of ride!

 

I did ride in the "front" (defined as the row where no one is in front of me going up the tower). That was fun, but I get the sense that the view isn't exactly going to be diminished by being in another row. When you go up the tower, your head naturally arcs up a bit to take in the view of the entire park, and to look at the tiny, tiny people far below you. The back row only has two seats, which will make that row a lot longer to load, so consider that if you're in line.

 

Didn't particularly feel any significant airtime, but I was surprised by the speed you feel throughout the ride. It seems like you shoot out the tunnel on the horizontal stretch forever before going up the tower, and my face almost felt like those astronauts in the 50's wind tunnel test footage coming back down at the end.

 

But I did enjoy the ride very much. It exceeded my expectations, and would totally wait in line to ride it again.

 

I did hear employees say that they did slow down the ride a bit yesterday (Sunday), as the wet track from the rain the day before makes it go higher up the tower. Interesting that they calculate that sort of thing.

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