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Quick questions regarding Goliath:

 

1. Has it operated at all this year?

 

2. Have there been any rumblings about it being removed?

 

1) Yes it opened mid-June. No guarantee it'll be open on any given day, but it definitely won't open if it rains.

 

2) I had one employee say that he wishes an RMC Raptor went in its place, but that just seemed like wishful thinking. I know it's a maintenance headache, but people are willing to wait a long time to ride it and it admittedly looks super intimidating on the midway.

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Before today it had been about 15 months since I've ridden Superman or Wicked Cyclone. Last time I rode either one was last April during April vacation week when there was still snow on the ground and it was 35 degrees (and Blizzard River was still running and people were riding it...) so I figured I was long overdue. I've been to the park twice since then, once last July for Food and Brew (only rode Harley Quinn that day) and once during HITP. Last time I rode WC, it was still the only RMC I had ridden. Since then, I've been to Cedar Point twice, Hershey, Knoebels, BGW, KD, GADV, and Dollywood so I almost forgot they existed. Had the day off and with temps in the upper 90s and everyone flocking to the waterpark, figured it'd be a great time to stop by the Thrill Capital of New England / Ride Operations Capital of the World. #stackemup

 

On the ride down the Mass Pike to the park I passed by about 7 coach busses in a row that said "Leprechaun". Normally I get nervous that they're all going to the same place I am, but they were from New York so I figured no problem, they're just going home from Boston or something. Arrived at 11:30 to maybe 8 rows of the lot full, not bad at all. Could see Cyclone running trains with 6 people in them on the way in. Hopped onto a waiting one-car tram and was off to the M&M steps. As we pulled up, I see 7 Leprechaun busses unloading in the drop off area. Woohoo.

 

After entering the park through the Member "Express" Lanes that had a longer line than the regular lines, I figured I'd take advantage of an empty Cyclone as everyone else took a right to go the waterpark. On the way over, I saw the Giant Green POS Lawn Ornament testing (and could literally see the cars jackhammering their way through...eff that). Also saw Flashback running with a full train and a small line, but sure enough up came Cyclone with 8 people on the train. Enjoy your boomerang ride folks.

 

Walked into the station and onto a waiting train in row 5-2. Sure enough, it was what I expected after riding a lot of other things in the past year. It felt and looked COMICALLY slow. The barrel rolls literally left you hanging as it meandered through. The last outward banked turn felt like riding over a speedbump on a bicycle. Don't get me wrong, I still love it and the airtime spots were still producing, but wow, after riding Steel Vengeance and even Twisted Timbers it is a like a kiddie coaster in comparison. Rerode in the back seat next (it took 19 years, but THANK YOU Six Flags for finally allowing rerides). I didn't end up riding in the blue train, but to be honest it didn't LOOK any faster. Would've stayed and rerode for hours, but that ol' red Intamin that I hadn't ridden in a while was beckoning.

 

Made my way past a closed Skyscreamer back to the North End. Checked the Pandemonium line but at 96 degrees out I didn't even want to wait 5 minutes for it. Saw the Giant Green POS Lawn Ornament running with people. It's been probably 5 years since I've ridden it, and it was tempting to see if it was as bad as I remember, but I knew better and kept walking. Made my way past a closed Thunderbolt (the Ride Operations Capital of the World is having it's usual standup day of having everything open for...noon) and into an empty DC Plaza.

 

Surprisingly Superman had a line slightly out of the station as a large group of Leprechauns had just entered the line. But 10 minutes later I was in the back seat and off we went. I was pumped as I'd heard how great it was running this year. Sure enough, it was running terrific like its old self. Yet, after 13 years of no one being able to beat the Big 3 Intamins from 2000, I've ridden the new coasters from the last 4 years that finally have beaten it. SV, Skyrush, Intimidator, Lightning Rod, etc almost make it feel like a B&M in comparison. With all the 85-90 degree drops out there now, suddenly that 72 degree drop isn't what it once was. The rest of the ride feels like the least intense hyper ever now. Yet, the ejector airtime is still there and still amazing. I was 8 when it opened and I graduated from college still believing it was the greatest coaster ever built, so it feels weird now that SV quite frankly blows it away (as do some others). That said, it is still a masterpiece of a roller coaster and the new wheels have it absolutely flying (and squeaking a lot).

 

Walked around and now the line was totally empty and the station had maybe 20 people in it, so got right back on in the back. Once again, could've kept going for a while but I didn't prepare myself to be out in the heat like I normally do so started making my way to the front. Did peek at the Cyborg line as I wanted to check it out but it was infiltrated by Leprechauns and the line is out in the sun. Walked by Scream which had 3 people in line so decided to get combo'd on the way out. Of course this turned into a 15 minute ordeal as the Ride Operations Capital of the World managed to create 7 minute loading cycles but always a fun ride. By now it was 99 degrees and the humidity was kicking my ass so I headed home. I'll be riding everything else plenty when it's 30 degrees out, but felt great to get back to the other stuff for the first time in a while.

 

BTW, shout out to both the Superman and Wicked Cyclone crews who were moving trains better than I've ever seen, especially when it's hot as hell out there.

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Surprisingly Superman had a line slightly out of the station as a large group of Leprechauns had just entered the line.

 

Every mention of the leprechauns made me laugh out loud.

 

I agree with your sentiments of Superman and Wicked Cyclone when I rode them a few weeks ago. That drop on Superman just feels weird because I'm damn spoiled by all of these rides with steeper angles. Wicked Cyclone I've had good and not so good rides on but the other week they were quite sluggish. Still good rides, but other RMC's are way crazier.

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Glad to hear Cyclone sporting a good crew!

 

Yeah they had 4 attendants which I hadn't seen before. Granted I haven't been much lately but it didn't sound like there was any improvement based on the posts here. But on a ride where I've always sat on the brake run for 2-3 minutes it was a surprise to see them usually be ready when the other train hit the brakes.

 

Superman had trains leaving the station when the previous train was leaving the second tunnel. I haven't seen that kind of efficiency in years.

 

Never did go down to Batman to get my boowops in today, but that ride always seems to have the slowest crew of all of them so I wonder how that was going today.

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Glad to hear Cyclone sporting a good crew!

 

Yeah they had 4 attendants which I hadn't seen before. Granted I haven't been much lately but it didn't sound like there was any improvement based on the posts here. But on a ride where I've always sat on the brake run for 2-3 minutes it was a surprise to see them usually be ready when the other train hit the brakes.

 

Superman had trains leaving the station when the previous train was leaving the second tunnel. I haven't seen that kind of efficiency in years.

 

Never did go down to Batman to get my boowops in today, but that ride always seems to have the slowest crew of all of them so I wonder how that was going today.

 

You got lucky, on Sunday they were only sending trains out when the other reached the brake run and even then it was like a minute sitting there until the other one dispatched

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As a Superman operator, I love to hear this positivity about our ops! We’re honestly all working as hard as possible to send trains out quick, and it’s awesome to hear that you guys are noticing!

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Teaser at SFNE, at the midway, with a date and a number.

 

252

 

082819

 

I've heard that the date was recently changed to 08292019 (same day all the other SF parks are announcing). Action Comics No. 252 is the comic book where Supergirl is introduced. Some think this could be a clone of the Supergirl ride (Zamperla Endeavour) that they just added to SFStL.

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^Parks almost never do anything big for anniversary years. I have no idea why so many people think that just because a park is celebrating an anniversary, that they’re going to dump a ton of money into one park just because of that.

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You guys did also just get Joker.

 

I'd totally welcome another flat, especially an Endeavor. They've done a decent job in recent years filling in the gaps from all the flat removals in the 2000s, but there's still room for more.

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You guys don't think they're going to have cyborg open for holiday in the park? Since the kiddie area is open, can't they just have a one way in and one way out section so you can't go to the superman area? I haven't been to holiday in the park since 2017 so I don't remember what they did to keep that area of the park closed.

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