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I mean, the only problem I have is people acting like it's an SFMM exclusive problem. Both DCA and Knott's have had rides/attractions pushed back to July this year, so either they're all unlucky, or they all suck.

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^^ Exactly why this ticked me off so much. ^And I' not saying SFMM is bad, it's just that they have a chronic case of delaying rides. If they can't ever settle on an opening date, then wait untill you know you can get the project done.

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But really though, it's been delayed from memorial day to July 1st. I'm disappointed because I have to reschedule a planned trip. It's a big deal when you live 3+ hours away.

Did they ever say it was set to open Memorial Day weekend? I thought all they were saying was late Spring.

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They never confirmed Memorial Day just everyone ASSUMED it would and you know what they say about assuming. Technically it's only been delayed once and it's a first of it's kind here in America so I think we can wait for it and stop complaining.

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Hopefully this station is better than the Road Runner Express station!

 

And I'm pretty sure if we search Memorial Day was mentioned officially in one capacity or another.

 

As long as they run the ride like Insane, I'm willing to wait all summer!

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Yeah, sorry for people who made plans around the 18th, I know how that is. For me this is really no big deal, Superman:EFK is totally worth a trip by itself. It really is GOOD. I wasn't planning to ride GL until July anyway, and whenever I go, no matter the cost, I'm buying the gold flashpass.

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This is why you never plan trips around new coasters opening. And I say this about ANY new coaster from ANY manufacturer at ANY park.

 

If you want to go to the park, then go. If you want to ride a new coaster, give it a few months, to be safe. And even then, don't count on it. If it's open, then that's a bonus.

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^Great advice. I was JUST about to begin planning a SoCal trip around GL opening. Good thing I found out about this just now. (Although I will not be surprised if there is another delay)

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An L.A. Times news article said the ride was delayed not because of mechanical issues but because they reconfigured the staton. So id rather it be two weeks late then be stuck with a crppy station design.

 

Shouldn't they have thought of this way before they started building? Not in the weeks building up to the opening...

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I hate to be like this, but this delay pisses me off too. I live up in the bay area, and my buddy and me planned and got time off work to go Mon/Tues June 27/28. Now it's too late to change our request off work, and neither of us will have enough money for another trip until late summer/early fall... but we REALLY wanted to ride GL. I guess we just have to chalk it up to lesson learned or something... but I just thought since the announcement of opening on the 17th was made with less than a month before it, and that was significantly after the original estimated opening, we would be safe... ugh...

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^Exactly!

 

This way you can run to Superman first...and even the kiddie coaster if you're a credit whore. Then when you come back in the Fall you can get a few rides on GL before the GP gets back there!

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Went to the park yesterday with my nephew, had a great time. Got in a few mins early and hustled up to tatsu for the first train of the day. X was closed at opening. Did a lap around the park in 45 mins and had hit 5 rides. Got some lunch then went back to ride everything we missed the first time around. We rode road runner two times, even got stuck on it the second ride, didn't quite make it into the station, oops. RRE is an excellent kid coaster. Finished off the day with a great ride on x2 in the front row. Also road deja for my first time, what a fun ride. Only one coaster left in the park to conquer, super man . The park was empty, only the first lot plus some buses.

 

Rides for the day:

 

Tatsu

Apoc x 2

Riddlers

Colossus

Scream

Goliath

Road runner

Viper

Ninja

Deja vu

Revolution

X2

Swashbuckler

 

I'd say it was a good day!

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An L.A. Times news article said the ride was delayed not because of mechanical issues but because they reconfigured the staton. So id rather it be two weeks late then be stuck with a crppy station design.

 

Shouldn't they have thought of this way before they started building? Not in the weeks building up to the opening...

 

Not always. Sometimes things really work on paper or in a computer but it just really work in real life. So things have to be changed. And we don't know what they actually changed...

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Remember X's original station. Great in theory, awful in practice. They prolly were looking going well this seems dumb and came up with a better solution. Id rather have a pushed back opening day then open for 2 weeks then down for a month.

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So I visited SFMM for the first time yesterday, and I must say it was not what I expected. To me, the park was like some boastful love-child of Hersheypark and Kings Dominion (who's probably sleeping with Busch Gardens Europe, skank). Lots of hills, lots of coasters. I can see how people would be turned off or on by this park. What surprised me most was how disappointed I was with their coasters. Mind you, I only got to ride Tatsu, X2, Ninja, Ridler's Revenge, Scream, Colossus, Revolution, Goldrusher, and Goliath. The only coasters I found myself loving are Tatsu, Goliath, Ninja, and X2. The rest were jerky, uncomfortable experiences that my bleeding ears and ribs would like to forget. Here are some snap judgments:

 

1) Superman is insanely loud. Like, earsplittingly loud.

2) Goldrusher doesn't have upstop wheels. I thought we were going to die.

3) I now see that Riddler's revenge is bashing your head into your harness and making your ears bleed.

4) Tatsu was great, but I think Manta is better. And FYI operators were just as slow over in FL ( at least when I went)

5) X2 was the most insane thing I've ever experienced. I was basically out of my seat the entire time - and therefore lost my sunglasses

6) Food is terrible and overpriced. Terribly overpriced.

7) Goliath was great, but the helix of death was overrated.

8) Colossus was strangely boring. I kept thinking "this was the ride in Nat. Lampoon's Vacation!" Even though I rode near the back, and was surprised they didn't brake the train at the MCBR like everyone told me they would, I didn't really feel any airtime :O

9) Scream is horrible. One train operation, ugly parking lot theme, rough rough rough!

10) Like with Colossus, I was excited to ride Revolution because of "Vacation". I am so glad I have SuperDooperLooper to wipe that rib-cracking experience from my memory.

11) Ninja was surprisingly intense and unique, but my love will always and forever remain with BBW.

12) I was surprised the park actually had some theming in areas. With a little bit of renaming or retheming, certain areas could be quite nice.

13) Definitely the best six flags park I've been to (out of SFA and SFGAd)

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That's too bad you had that experience.

 

Btw, Goldrusher does have upstops but they are not wheels, strange design.

What he said. A lot of old Arrows have upstop pads instead of wheels. Gemini is the same way. Magnum used to have upstop pads, but they were replaced with wheels after the first season because at those speeds, wheels are a little more practical.

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3) I now see that Riddler's revenge is bashing your head into your harness and making your ears bleed.

 

I'm surprised that you found it that rough. Now, I know stand-ups are not the smoothest coasters, but I only notice headbanging before the MCBR mainly. Oh well, it sucks you didn't get on Superman or Apocalypse: They're two of the best coasters in the park.

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