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Went to SFMM yesterday (Sunday). Park was not crowded at all (parking lot ended mid-Colossus), but they managed to still force 20-40 minute waits on almost everything because many of the coasters were running SINGLE TRAINS. It really sucks to see such a high number of single train coasters. I wish they would post a list somewhere.

 

Coasters I saw with single trains:

Revolution (10 min posted - 20 min actual)

Superman (one side open) - 5 min posted - 30 min actual

Ninja - 10 min posted - 40 min actual!!

Scream

Colossus

 

Coasters with 2 trains

Apocalypse - Walk-on

X2 - 45 min posted - 70 min actual

Goliath - 5 min posted - 15 min actual

Green Lantern

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^Do you mean they were literally only using two cars for Green Lantern? By that do you mean that while there were two cars in the station, there were no cars going through the ride? That is mind-boggling if it's true, because it would mean only 8 people could ride.

 

You know, I may have to back off of the Green Lantern observation a little. We did not go on the ride, but watched a bunch of cycles. Having been on it a few times before, it sure looked like there were only 2 cars on that day. Cycles were taking an incredible amount of time.

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^Do you mean they were literally only using two cars for Green Lantern? By that do you mean that while there were two cars in the station, there were no cars going through the ride? That is mind-boggling if it's true, because it would mean only 8 people could ride.

 

You know, I may have to back off of the Green Lantern observation a little. We did not go on the ride, but watched a bunch of cycles. Having been on it a few times before, it sure looked like there were only 2 cars on that day. Cycles were taking an incredible amount of time.

Yea, you probably witnessed two cars going through the ride at once. It really depends on how fast they're getting people through. The ride tends to have a lot of downtime, but sometimes they can keep the ride operational through this, but it slows everything down. Normally they're loading cars while there's cars going through the ride, and then as cars go through they send another one up.

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^Robb will send out a big email to everyone who signed up a few days before the event with ALL THE DETAILS. Like it says in the FAQ, you can assume that whatever time the park opens we'll have ERT 60-90 minutes before that time, and you'll need to arrive about 30 minutes prior to that to pick up your event packet. Basically, it will be an early morning!

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Just got back from the park. It was a great day, the lines were nearly non existent. I managed to finish all the coasters in about 4 hours and had plenty of time for re-rides. Everything was a walk on for first rides except for Green Lantern,Tatsu, and X2. Later in the day those three jumped to about 30 minutes, while everything else except for Riddler's (1 train operations) was still a walk on or 5 mins or less. Glad I got my last ride on SEFK for a while . See everyone at WCB!

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Ive never been to WCB at SFMM but I have been to WCB at Knotts twice. I was wondering how are the crowds for ERT because I know ERT at Knotts is empty.

 

The lines during ERT are really amazing. Amazing because they are next to nothing. Of course, a newer ride like Superman had longer waits than the other rides, but it was really ONLY 15 minutes at the most, versus 1 hour + after opening to the public! I don't think I've ever waited longer than one train for any ride the entire morning ERT. Evening ERT is even more amazing. Evening ERT is even more amazing because there are usually more rides open, and the people are spread out even more. It also seems like some of the people go home early because it's such a long day. We have had numerous rides with the trains all too ourselves. Last year a bunch of us did an X2 marathon. I think I rode it 5 times in a row AFTER doing a lap of the entire park! Even if they only offered 1/3 of what they had for ERT in previous years it would still be more than worth it!

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^^One train operation on Riddler's Revenge is just flat out hysterical.

 

Hope the good train is running!

I'm not experienced enough to tell which one is the good one, but it was one of the better rides I've had on it as far as I could tell haha .

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I attempted a search, but got no results... so I apologize if this has been discussed. I'm considering a trip to Cali the first weekend in February and would really like to visit SFMM. I was wondering what rides are currently down for rehab and their expected re-openings? I know I have seen a Disney site that has a "rehab calendar" and I was curious if SFMM has a similar website somewhere? If not, I may hold off until April when the park is open daily. I assume the rehabs are usually finished by then?

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Thank you for the responses. I am more than OK with missing out on the water rides. A little disappointed that S:EFK will be down... I had forgotten about that. But I'll survive. I just wanted to make sure that the park wouldn't have a number of coasters down for winter rehab! Living in the Ohio means I don't exactly have ample opportunities to experience the park and I didn't want to miss out on a handful of the major rides. Now I just have to decide which day I think would be better to visit on the weekend...

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Ninja has issues when it's cold which can lead to downtime in the Winter months.

 

I believe the "magic" temperature for Ninja is anything above 55. Anything colder and the ride may valley. I could be slightly off on that temperature, but I'm sure that I'm pretty close there.

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Is Jet Stream scheduled to close for maintenance?

It's been open this winter so far. I don't see why they'd close it at this point. Last year it stayed open straight through the off season.

 

\As far as I'm concerned JJ728 is correct, I haven't heard of Jet Stream being down for refurbishing lately..

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