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Going tomorrow to ride Gold Striker for the first time!! Anyone know what the lines should be like if I get there 5 minutes before the park opens? Will there be lines for the first few hours?

 

Today, the lines were 10 minutes long for Gold Striker, if that helps you.

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Going tomorrow to ride Gold Striker for the first time!! Anyone know what the lines should be like if I get there 5 minutes before the park opens? Will there be lines for the first few hours?

 

Today, the lines were 10 minutes long for Gold Striker, if that helps you.

 

That's great! Thanks!

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Going tomorrow to ride Gold Striker for the first time!! Anyone know what the lines should be like if I get there 5 minutes before the park opens? Will there be lines for the first few hours?

 

Today, the lines were 10 minutes long for Gold Striker, if that helps you.

 

That's great! Thanks!

 

Bear in mind that it was raining yesterday, with much nicer weather predicted for today. That could possibly translate into a longer line today.

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Ok no problem, once the modifications are done a permanent certificate of compliance, or something like that, will be issued and then prud can stfu about it..... forever. Not a big deal, just a minor setback. Not really anything to worry about even though its totally asinine!

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Get your rides in on Gold Striker while you still can ...

 

Rec'vd two copies of revised drawings for additional sound tunnel & calcs

 

From the permit site, dated today. http://smartpermit.santaclaraca.gov/tm_bin/tmw_cmd.pl?tmw_cmd=StatusViewCase&shl_caseno=BLD2012-28623

 

If Gold Striker has to close for this, hopefully it is only briefly. I'm planning a trip up there in mid-July and I'll be really disappointed if Prudential's complaints cause me to miss this ride, as I have no idea when I'll get another chance to visit the park (plus this is the main reason I'm doing a Northern California trip this year).

 

I seriously hope this is a one time thing for CGA, and they won't face heavy opposition every time they try to build a major new attraction. I don't understand why anyone would have an office near a theme park and think they wouldn't have some noise effects, and I'm even more clueless why they're concerned if the noise level is slightly high on top of the parking garage. It's not like someone has a car that will explode if subjected to 0.001 dB excess noise or something. If there is a legitimate reason that noise from the coaster interferes with business, that is one thing, but otherwise Prudential just needs to quit complaining and deal with it.

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I'm so happy that I was given the opportunity to ride this amazing coaster before all the Prudential add-ons.

 

Also I still chuckle when the Gold Striker commercial comes on TV and the coaster is shown not only with no sound walls it doesnt even have the tunnel, which is basically confirmation that the tunnel was done as an (unsuccessful, apparently) appeasement to the Prudes.

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This IS a coaster themed to gold mining after all, so I agree that more tunnels could enhance the ride experience. The Prudential turn itself is actually a very effective placement for a tunnel (even if there weren't any Prudes to deal with), as it hides the section I call "airtime alley". Just as you exit the tunnel (especially if you're in the back), you'll have no time to react as you'll already be out of the seat.

 

That said, this is absolutely ridiculous. It amazes me to no end that the Prudes are still unsatisfied, I too hope that if it goes SBNO come Monday (which I expect it will), it will be for a short time.

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I don't mind more tunnels but at the same time I feel like Prudential has complete power over CGA. In the end money talks...

 

No, all of this BS has to come to a stop. The city needs to put their foot down. It really should have been that way from the start. I know CF and Prudential came to an agreement but it seems like CF agreed to something a bit overboard. Here we go with endless incoherent rants now...why were they testing noise outside? Last I knew they work INDOORS in a INSULATED BUILDING. I know I said this before but inside the Star Tower I can faintly hear GS as it plunges down...and that is with being in a non insulated building/cabin. And that's with being right next to the drop! Those offices are much further away...

 

End Saturday morning rant.

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^ According to the last comment on that permit page, Prudential are using a city ordinance against CF..there is apparently a set decibel level that is required, and Prudential are just holding them to it..there's no way the city could do anything about it short of getting rid of that ordinance, which I don't think there's any chance of.

 

You're right though, thats the first thing I thought when you posted that photo of the guy on the roof with the boom mic..completely unfair because it's obviously going to be much more audible from the roof outside..this is clearly a grudge match, regardless of the actual effect on their workers, they're going to cause as much trouble as possible out of spite because they just don't want a roller coaster next door. Whether it's actually bothering them or not they're going to keep pressuring CF until the decibel levels are under the limit or the coaster is shut down.

 

I really hate these people..not just because of their attitude..they're like the neighbor who keeps calling the cops on you not because your music is unreasonably loud but just because they can tell that it's on. I'd like to put them on a 24 hour Kong marathon and see if I can shake a few screws loose.

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Roar would be another worthy candidate if you want your spine realigned for you

 

In all seriousness, I'm hoping that the ride will continue to operate as normal, or at least weekends so that they can finish tunneling the coaster. Because of daily operation, it would be impossible to run the ride during the Monday-Friday schedule while assembling/installing the walls.

 

I'm now curious to see what the readings were when they did noise tests...to see how far above the levels it was. Also I feel that the city requirements for noise levels in that given zone is utterly ridiculous. It all goes back to the cliché airport story. May sound silly but whoever set requirements for noise levels in that given zone must have been thinking out their

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^ I could be wrong but I think they're forced to go SBNO even on weekends because the temporary permit expires and they have to wait for the permanent one to be issued..it doesn't sound like something that would necessarily take a long time though, it just depends on the Prudes next door.

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I really hate these people..not just because of their attitude..they're like the neighbor who keeps calling the cops on you not because your music is unreasonably loud but just because they can tell that it's on. I'd like to put them on a 24 hour Goudurix marathon and see if I can try to kill them that way.

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^ Yeah as rough as Kong is, I still enjoy it most of the time, I like the layout alot. Admittedly I do have a pretty high tolerance for rough rides, the only ones that truly bother me are Revolution and X2. I recently found a pretty foolproof way to at least stop the major headbanging, but it doesnt make the ride comfortable by any stretch of the imagination.

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