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

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I have some theories including that they installed more "hard wheels" (although when would they have time to do that?) or the ride is just broken in now. Does anybody else think this?

 

You'd be surprised. I once saw the maintenance crew change out a bad wheel on WT and get it up and running again within 30 minutes of their arrival to the ride.

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^The thing about bad wheels at twister is that it brings the entire ride out of operation, so it is a necessity to change those right away. Replacing 'types' of wheels is very low on the maintenance list, especially since B&M wheels are made to last a very long time. They would only change a wheel if it went bad.

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^Millennium Force and Gatekeeper. Today (a Monday in May) they were over an hour. Estimation is never a good thing. Crowds on certain days are literally impossible to predict, so just play it smart. Expect something like long lines during the day at every ride and short lines at night on every ride.

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Look, hour long waits for rides aren't a bad thing. There are days in July where the wait for some rides gets up to 3-4 hours. If you have a positive attitude about it, then you'll have a good time. Plan what rides will be most important to you and just ride those first. Then later in the day, you'll have extra time for re-rides.

 

If you want to ride a million things a million times, buy fast lane.

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I'm not fond of waiting in line. But the GREAT thing about CP is (as far as big thrill parks go) they have relatively good efficiency on rides. The lines keep moving. When I was at the park in 2011 (after a 10 year hiatus!) I was surprised I actually had fun waiting for Top Thrill Dragster. The platform attendant with headset was doing a great job overseeing everything and keeping people entertained.

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Memorial day weekend is usually pretty crowded, so I'd recommend fast lane for one of the days. Military get into the park for free this Saturday-Monday. So fast lane might sell out. When the park first opens, the fast lane for Gatekeeper will be massive since everyone thinks that is the start of the line.

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^The thing about bad wheels at twister is that it brings the entire ride out of operation, so it is a necessity to change those right away. Replacing 'types' of wheels is very low on the maintenance list, especially since B&M wheels are made to last a very long time. They would only change a wheel if it went bad.

 

Wicked Twister is made by Intamin though, not B&M.

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If im going to be there Saturday and Sunday, fo you think Fast Pass would be needed?

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday and Sunday? Are you bent??

 

In a word, yes. Get Fast Lane passes.

Haha thats exactly what i thought. I think it will be extremely crowded. Very happy it will be in the 60's though!

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^The thing about bad wheels at twister is that it brings the entire ride out of operation, so it is a necessity to change those right away. Replacing 'types' of wheels is very low on the maintenance list, especially since B&M wheels are made to last a very long time. They would only change a wheel if it went bad.

 

Wicked Twister is made by Intamin though, not B&M.

Please read in context. My comment was about changing wheels on Gatekeeper.

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My visit last year had a nasty storm brew up in the late afternoon that resulted in a monsoon hitting the Point. Two hours after the storm passed, with bright sunny skies, many of the bigger coasters were still down while smaller coasters had reopened.

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