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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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^ Um, not trying to make it worse, but...

 

love the pic of the 4 of us at the bridge waiting in the queue for Maverick to come back up. I remember us standing in the shade about 3 feet to our left and had to move into the sun for the photo, and you set your bottle down in the middle of the queue and strongly stated that NOBODY better take your spot in the shade!! That cracked me up and was sadly needed since those kids kept invading our space more and more. They didn't move though! Between the breakdowns, that comment, and them ratcheting the restraints for what seemed like 250 cycles,

it was a memorable way to spend 90 minutes.

 

But we waited, and finally we got the chance to ride it... and it - was - amazing!

 

....tho a couple of times it went down multiple times while in the same line...

 

I think that's what our first time was - 90 minutes+ - and a number of stops and re-starts in between that timing.

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We almost always gamble with the skip the line offers and it almost always pays off. Even if lines are 10-20 minutes, that time will add up quickly. Three rides at 20 minutes each just costed you an hour. I always opt with Skip the Line passes. You can ride whatever you want whenever you want and don't have to worry about sporadic waits. Granted we budget very well and probably have more disposable income than most, but if you're only going for one day I wouldn't have it any other way.

 

Unless the park is utterly empty, I say go for it. Waiting can sometimes screw you, because parks can sometimes be dead the first couple of hours before they fill up. We've doubted ourselves several times after spending the first couple hours of the day looking like fools while walking through the FL lanes due to almost no crowds, but by the afternoon we're bypassing 30+ minute waits and thankful we took the plunge without having to wait for what ends up being a long FL+ line later in the day.

 

We've only been almost totally wrong on two occasions. SFFT, where we saved ourselves about 10 minutes every time we rode the log flume with everything else completely dead by the time the afternoon heat hit. The other occasion was BGW when we saved ourselves maybe 5 minutes every once in a while, which is why we no longer do quick queue at this park. Just consider the fact that you're going to go to CP where complete walk on rides are vary rarely reported and when they are it's usually due to shit weather. That being, if the weather is nice go straight to the FL+ station. The only reason I would bypass it is if it turns out to be completely shit weather.

 

Just my $.02, but I'm pretty biased toward skip the line passes. Unless of course it's your home park.

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^ Um, not trying to make it worse, but...

 

love the pic of the 4 of us at the bridge waiting in the queue for Maverick to come back up. I remember us standing in the shade about 3 feet to our left and had to move into the sun for the photo, and you set your bottle down in the middle of the queue and strongly stated that NOBODY better take your spot in the shade!! That cracked me up and was sadly needed since those kids kept invading our space more and more. They didn't move though! Between the breakdowns, that comment, and them ratcheting the restraints for what seemed like 250 cycles,

it was a memorable way to spend 90 minutes.

 

But we waited, and finally we got the chance to ride it... and it - was - amazing!

 

....tho a couple of times it went down multiple times while in the same line...

 

I think that's what our first time was - 90 minutes+ - and a number of stops and re-starts in between that timing.

 

 

yep, that long long wait was with Liz and her Mom, and it broke down three times in what would have been a 20 minute or so line. . so it took over 90 minutes to ride.

 

here's the pic you referenced. .this is JUST outside the station on the stairs, and we'd already waited for 2 stoppages, so no way were we getting out of the line at this point

(the fast lane greeter/grouper at the top of the stairs for the station took this for us, that's how close we were to getting on when it shut down again).

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The only way I can imagine getting on everything 2-3 times on a Saturday in June is with FL+ (especially with SV, but we'll see about that). An exception would be what prozach said, if the weather is bad. But if the weather is bad, you're not getting on everything anyway because some rides will be closed. I would wait until a day or two before and if the weather looks decent, buy the FL+. If you haven't booked your hotel yet, I would recommend looking at staying at CP Express in order to take advantage of early entry. Unless you have a platinum pass, of course.

 

I've had a couple great days where FL+ would have been useless due to where the merge points are on a few of the rides, but those were on weekdays in early June and late August with earlier closing times when lighter crowds are expected. And there also wasn't a brand new roller coaster with a ton of hype on those visits.

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not only super cool, but media preview day is my Birthday? . . . can't wait to see the official POV footage! what a birthday gift.

 

 

thanks for sharing Robb. . the promo stuff sent out to announce media days are always so interesting to see.

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^ Um, not trying to make it worse, but...

 

love the pic of the 4 of us at the bridge waiting in the queue for Maverick to come back up. Between the breakdowns, that comment, and them ratcheting the restraints for what seemed like 250 cycles, it was a memorable way to spend 90 minutes.

 

But we waited, and finally we got the chance to ride it... and it - was - amazing!

 

yep, that long long wait was with Liz and her Mom, and it broke down three times in what would have been a 20 minute or so line. . so it took over 90 minutes to ride. here's the pic you referenced. .this is JUST outside the station on the stairs, and we'd already waited for 2 stoppages, so no way were we getting out of the line at this point

 

I don’t know how to quote a reply to include the posted pic (help, anyone?) but the photo on the last page always makes me laugh! That’s when Bert wowed me with the wonders of sunscreen in wipe on balm/chapstick form LOL. I love that Steel Vengeance is in the background mid-build, too. Great memories with 2 fun guys and my kick-A mom!

 

That SV media box is really cool and I love the playing cards. Thanks for sharing with us, Robb!

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^ Um, not trying to make it worse, but...

 

love the pic of the 4 of us at the bridge waiting in the queue for Maverick to come back up. Between the breakdowns, that comment, and them ratcheting the restraints for what seemed like 250 cycles, it was a memorable way to spend 90 minutes.

 

But we waited, and finally we got the chance to ride it... and it - was - amazing!

 

yep, that long long wait was with Liz and her Mom, and it broke down three times in what would have been a 20 minute or so line. . so it took over 90 minutes to ride. here's the pic you referenced. .this is JUST outside the station on the stairs, and we'd already waited for 2 stoppages, so no way were we getting out of the line at this point

 

I don’t know how to quote a reply to include the posted pic (help, anyone?) but the photo on the last page always makes me laugh! That’s when Bert wowed me with the wonders of sunscreen in wipe on balm/chapstick form LOL. I love that Steel Vengeance is in the background mid-build, too. Great memories with 2 fun guys and my kick-A mom!

 

That SV media box is really cool and I love the playing cards. Thanks for sharing with us, Robb!

 

I just "copy image location" in the quoted post, then paste in as an "Img" in the new post

 

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^From the website the riders will get an assigned time to get in line. Hopefully that keeps waits under 30 mins or so since there wont be a rush. Plus with Maverick, Skyhawk, Mine Ride (my fave!), WaveSwinger, Antique Cars and the free food and drink there should be plenty of things to do besides drool and wait for Steel Vengeance.

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