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I haven't seen three-hour waits on Time Traveler yet. 100 minutes is the most I've seen. And yeah, Outlaw Run has had pretty short lines the last couple of years. It's just a bit too intense for SDC's normal clientele. I can't remember the last time I waited more than 15 minutes for it.

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Wildfire is usually a walk on too. The only real coaster up until this year that has had a consistent line is Powderkeg. Probably why they went with the launched segments on Time Traveler to balance out the demand since launch coasters seem to be popular at the park.

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I haven't seen three-hour waits on Time Traveler yet. 100 minutes is the most I've seen. And yeah, Outlaw Run has had pretty short lines the last couple of years. It's just a bit too intense for SDC's normal clientele. I can't remember the last time I waited more than 15 minutes for it.

Actually, that's pleasing to hear that waits aren't as bad as I was thinking. I'd like to give TT a couple rides if I like it.

 

I knew that, and I figured alone with the weather forecast this week Outlaw Run would have very short lines, but the fact that many might be at Time Traveler anyway would be even better.

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I haven't seen three-hour waits on Time Traveler yet. 100 minutes is the most I've seen. And yeah, Outlaw Run has had pretty short lines the last couple of years. It's just a bit too intense for SDC's normal clientele. I can't remember the last time I waited more than 15 minutes for it.

 

I'm guessing I'll likely see waits more than 15 minutes on it Memorial Day weekend though?

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Maybe. Not really sure on that one as we tend to avoid holiday weekends. It's going to be hard to predict how Time Traveler affects it. So far everyone's been going to Time Traveler and the other lines have been short. Outlaw Run is the most intense coaster, but it's also the looping coaster with the lowest height requirement at 48" (Time Traveler 51" and Wildire 52"). It's also down a long path with not much along it, so I think it gets overlooked.

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Maybe. Not really sure on that one as we tend to avoid holiday weekends. It's going to be hard to predict how Time Traveler affects it. So far everyone's been going to Time Traveler and the other lines have been short. Outlaw Run is the most intense coaster, but it's also the looping coaster with the lowest height requirement at 48" (Time Traveler 51" and Wildire 52"). It's also down a long path with not much along it, so I think it gets overlooked.

 

Thanks, I'll scout out queues on my preview night, but as of now I'll still plan on a Timesaver. I just remember reading through this thread how long the queues were opening year for Outlaw Run.

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^Be aware that SDC uses a different system than DW. I haven't used them before myself, but I believe the trailblazer passes have limited uses on TT. The standard issue only gives you one use on it, or so I've heard.

 

The queues for TT have reached 3 hours on some days (or so I've been told by people who were there at the time). The problem is that right now there's nothing else going on in the park to spread the crowd out more. No shows, half the shops closed, very few craftsmen on park yet, etc. Spring ride days only give you half the experience of SDC, and everyone is in line for the coasters.

 

TT has also had some teething problems that have made things more interesting with judging how to get rides in. It's not at the level of Lightning Rod or anything, but it has been up and down over the past couple weeks due to issues with the cars not lining up right in the station causing the restraints to not open. I think it's getting better already? Or at least I didn't hear as much complaining last weekend. I'm sure it will only get more reliable as they work on it towards Summer.

 

I think the park will be much more enjoyable in April. This summer will see some long ass lines on TT, but the rest of the park should be closer to "normal" with crowds better dispersed.

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Apparently I went on the worst day of spring break....but yeah. TT was 2 to 3 hr wait (without passes) all day. OR was 1-1.5 hr and even WF had it's 2nd floor queue open and a 45min wait.

 

Hopefully the waits will get better when the shows and stores fully open up too.

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^Be aware that SDC uses a different system than DW. I haven't used them before myself, but I believe the trailblazer passes have limited uses on TT. The standard issue only gives you one use on it, or so I've heard.

 

I saw the limited use on Time Traveler. I plan to try and rope drop it once, hit it midday with the Timesaver, and ride it again around closing.

 

Does their Timesaver let you wait for a specific seat or do they pre-assign you a row?

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^Be aware that SDC uses a different system than DW. I haven't used them before myself, but I believe the trailblazer passes have limited uses on TT. The standard issue only gives you one use on it, or so I've heard.

 

I saw the limited use on Time Traveler. I plan to try and rope drop it once, hit it midday with the Timesaver, and ride it again around closing.

 

Does their Timesaver let you wait for a specific seat or do they pre-assign you a row?

 

With a trailblazers pass...you get to skip the line up to the point they assign you to a row. On the day I rode....one of the trains had one car that had broken restraints and wasn't being used (last car). So the pre-assignments didn't matter since every 3rd train had to skip 2 pairs of assignments.

 

I'd highly recommend the back two cars....start facing forward for the best chance to hit the drop going backwards. I went down sideways and it was great.

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So with three hour waits for Time Traveler is it safe to assume Outlaw Run will be a walk-on???

 

Don't get me wrong, I expect TT will be an excellent ride that I'll want to ride again, but if I can marathon Outlaw Run all day this week I'll be in heaven.

 

I haven't been on Outlaw Run yet, but I have hopes that it'll be the first ride since 2014 that'll be able to contest with my current #1, El Toro. El Toro is just so far above the rest that I haven't yet been able to find any ride that can even compete with it, which leaves me a bit disappointed. I've been spoiled since riding it.

 

NTaG is my only RMC so far, and it's a very good ride, but still not quite El Toro intense. I have hopes Outlaw Run will be different. Thoughts?

I rode Outlaw Run for the first time last week and could easily see it edging out Toro for lots of people. I still think I like Toro a bit better, though.

 

Also, don't underestimate TT. I was honestly torn between waiting for it and getting more rides on Outlaw Run a few times. When Outlaw closed for issues the second day I was there, it made my decision easier. I'm not going to try and compare them by any means, but I was just blown away by TT in a way that I haven't since riding X2 for the first time years ago. I guess I have a thing for sideways inversions and moving from forward to backward-facing in the same ride.

 

I don't know how accurate the app is, but it listed TT up to three hours several times. Luckily, close to closing it was more like 30-60 minutes. Everything got long lines on the Friday of spring break. Outlaw was listed as an hour on one occasion. However, I got to ride it once and then this happened.

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Too bad I couldn't use it for TT...

I don't think I've ever been evacuated from a brake run before, but I got to on Outlaw! I just narrowly made it onto the ride, skipping ahead only because I saw another single rider in the back that the grouper had missed. Didn't see Outlaw go back up the rest of the day.

 

Powder Keg went down, so I ended up using the pass for Thunderation, which listed as a 30-45 minute wait. That ride surprised me a lot, and I think it might edge out Adventure Express as my favorite non-Disney mine train!

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Die-hard SFStL fan: "It's actually better than Pandemonium." No sh*&!

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4 times, to be exact

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It's tough to get good pictures of this ride, but it's still fun to watch it drop!

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Glad you guys had a good time. I haven't heard one bad review about Time Traveler. It seems like the last several roller coasters added by Herschend have been incredibly well received across the board.

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I'm just curious, but what is the flip side of that

"I rode the revolutionary...." sign say? The "rode" part of it?

 

Glad you enjoyed yourself and shared it here.

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Spring break for Southwestern Missouri is over, isn't it? I'm going this Thursday/Friday.

 

Not sure about SW, but SE is this week, albeit probably a bit shortened for most due to some ice days. I don't think it has much if any impact on attendance though, but FYI just in case.

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I'm just curious, but what is the flip side of that

"I rode the revolutionary...." sign say? The "rode" part of it?

 

Glad you enjoyed yourself and shared it here.

You can flip over the "rode" part and it says "didn't ride." Although, I'm not sure who would want to take a picture advertising to their friends that they didn't ride the "revolutionary Time Traveler!"

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Ok thanks! What about on the other roller coasters, particularly Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Powder Keg?

Outlaw Run in rows 1 or 11. Don't ride the very back row, go one forward from it for best hangtime in the barrel rolls. Wildfire back row right side for the best rip through the corkscrew. Powder Keg front or back, they're different but both great.

 

Spring Break is over for the largest districts, but some small schools have it this week.

 

Rawkin, glad you liked Thunderation. I agree that it's the best non-Disney mine train. Outlaw Run just edges out El Toro for me, but Voyage at Holiday World and Phoenix and Twister at Knoebels...I'd take any of those really. They're all absolutely incredible.

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I'm just curious, but what is the flip side of that

"I rode the revolutionary...." sign say? The "rode" part of it?

 

Glad you enjoyed yourself and shared it here.

You can flip over the "rode" part and it says "didn't ride." Although, I'm not sure who would want to take a picture advertising to their friends that they didn't ride the "revolutionary Time Traveler!"

 

funny you post this. The group of 2 families that I went with last week was slit in half between riders and non-riders. So it was fun to take two pics of the groups at that sign and send out on social media.

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Ok thanks! What about on the other roller coasters, particularly Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Powder Keg?

 

My general advice for SDC is to go to Powder Keg at rope drop....or Outlaw run...both at the back of the park. PK has the slowest operations/capacity and can get backed up even on slower days. Time Traveler kind of messes up that strategy if ya want to steal a quick ride on that first.

 

PowderKeg - is a good ride on all cars - airtime is more forceful in the back as you get pushed and pulled over the first hill - the front is an amazing view and extremely fun to get push over that first hill.

Wildfire - imo - very underrated B&M with a great first drop. Seats are mostly the same. capacity is high and usually is a short wait even with a line as long as 2 trains are going.

Outlaw Run - Back car is INTENSE - but the whole train just flies through the course. A short and fast rush of adrenaline of a ride.

Thunderation - pick a non-wheel seat - it's not very rough but does help a bit with smoothness. Usually is a walk on but is getting more riders this year with TT next door.

TT - Remember this is a family ride....the forces are not designed to be intense....wait till you see how slow it goes through the large loop. Super fun ride full of unique sights and feelings due to the slow spin.

 

Don't pass on the SDC homemade classics Fire in the Hole and Flooded Mine - they don't make rides like them anymore. Find the Mill right behind the downtown area and grab a Cinnamon Bread!!!

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Ok thanks! What about on the other roller coasters, particularly Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Powder Keg?

Outlaw Run in rows 1 or 11. Don't ride the very back row, go one forward from it for best hangtime in the barrel rolls. Wildfire back row right side for the best rip through the corkscrew. Powder Keg front or back, they're different but both great.

 

Ok thanks! What about on the other roller coasters, particularly Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Powder Keg?

 

My general advice for SDC is to go to Powder Keg at rope drop....or Outlaw run...both at the back of the park. PK has the slowest operations/capacity and can get backed up even on slower days. Time Traveler kind of messes up that strategy if ya want to steal a quick ride on that first.

 

PowderKeg - is a good ride on all cars - airtime is more forceful in the back as you get pushed and pulled over the first hill - the front is an amazing view and extremely fun to get push over that first hill.

Wildfire - imo - very underrated B&M with a great first drop. Seats are mostly the same. capacity is high and usually is a short wait even with a line as long as 2 trains are going.

Outlaw Run - Back car is INTENSE - but the whole train just flies through the course. A short and fast rush of adrenaline of a ride.

Thunderation - pick a non-wheel seat - it's not very rough but does help a bit with smoothness. Usually is a walk on but is getting more riders this year with TT next door.

TT - Remember this is a family ride....the forces are not designed to be intense....wait till you see how slow it goes through the large loop. Super fun ride full of unique sights and feelings due to the slow spin.

 

Don't pass on the SDC homemade classics Fire in the Hole and Flooded Mine - they don't make rides like them anymore. Find the Mill right behind the downtown area and grab a Cinnamon Bread!!!

 

Thanks! I was planning on trying front and back (2nd to back on Outlaw Run) anyway. I was wondering if the merge points for Trailblazer are before where I can pick seats. I'm not as interested in the Trailblazer if it funnels me to the middle rows like some parks.

 

I plan to hit anything unique at the park- Marvel Cave, Flooded Mine, skillets, etc in addition to the coasters. I will be skipping the Cinnamon Bread though. Not a fan of sugar.

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Ok thanks! What about on the other roller coasters, particularly Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Powder Keg?

Outlaw Run in rows 1 or 11. Don't ride the very back row, go one forward from it for best hangtime in the barrel rolls. Wildfire back row right side for the best rip through the corkscrew. Powder Keg front or back, they're different but both great.

 

Ok thanks! What about on the other roller coasters, particularly Outlaw Run, Wildfire, and Powder Keg?

 

My general advice for SDC is to go to Powder Keg at rope drop....or Outlaw run...both at the back of the park. PK has the slowest operations/capacity and can get backed up even on slower days. Time Traveler kind of messes up that strategy if ya want to steal a quick ride on that first.

 

PowderKeg - is a good ride on all cars - airtime is more forceful in the back as you get pushed and pulled over the first hill - the front is an amazing view and extremely fun to get push over that first hill.

Wildfire - imo - very underrated B&M with a great first drop. Seats are mostly the same. capacity is high and usually is a short wait even with a line as long as 2 trains are going.

Outlaw Run - Back car is INTENSE - but the whole train just flies through the course. A short and fast rush of adrenaline of a ride.

Thunderation - pick a non-wheel seat - it's not very rough but does help a bit with smoothness. Usually is a walk on but is getting more riders this year with TT next door.

TT - Remember this is a family ride....the forces are not designed to be intense....wait till you see how slow it goes through the large loop. Super fun ride full of unique sights and feelings due to the slow spin.

 

Don't pass on the SDC homemade classics Fire in the Hole and Flooded Mine - they don't make rides like them anymore. Find the Mill right behind the downtown area and grab a Cinnamon Bread!!!

 

Thanks! I was planning on trying front and back (2nd to back on Outlaw Run) anyway. I was wondering if the merge points for Trailblazer are before where I can pick seats. I'm not as interested in the Trailblazer if it funnels me to the middle rows like some parks.

 

I plan to hit anything unique at the park- Marvel Cave, Flooded Mine, skillets, etc in addition to the coasters. I will be skipping the Cinnamon Bread though. Not a fan of sugar.

Outlaw Run, Time Traveler, and Fire in The Hole's trailblazer line merges into the station, so you can choose where to sit. Even if they are doing assigned seating, they will accommodate your request most of the time. Thunderation and Powder Keg will either get you straight onto the train or merge into the station, it just depends on the standby line or the amount of trailblzers.

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