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Where could SFNE theoretically expand to? The park is relatively small. Do they own any undeveloped land?

 

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that they own land over the border in CT but I do not know how accurate that is. But unless they get crafty and find a way to expand into the marsh around the grove (or demolish the grove), as of right now all they can do is remove old rides and replace them with new ones.

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Where could SFNE theoretically expand to? The park is relatively small. Do they own any undeveloped land?

 

I'd personally love to see them build over the midways. I believe a eurofighter was considered for the DC area before the wild mouse that would've done this, too bad.

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I'm going to be making my first visit to the park on Sunday the 25th, and I don't know what order to do the rides in. I would like to get most of the credits there. Do any of the rides/coasters have a single rider line? And should I start with Bizzaro, Goliath, or Batman?

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So according to Screamscape there's speculation that the old Goliath trains may be returning.

 

(5/22/13) While SFNE guests await the opening of Goliath, a reader did snap a picture of the new train sitting in the station with the water dummies loaded and ready to ride. While there was hope to have the ride tested and open in time for this holiday weekend, the latest rumor send in does not paint a pretty picture.

 

According to our source, the new train was seen being taken OFF the rails. While this could just be for some kind of maintenance project, I’m told that there seems to be some kind of issue with the new trains moving too fast for the lift hill catch car. (Of course, the original trains also didn’t play well with the catch cars, so this isn’t entirely a new issue.)

 

While I suppose they could be trying out a more sticky wheel to try and slow down the train a bit, the more concerning rumor going around is that the old trains may be put back onto the coaster this week instead and the new Premier Rides trains could be sent back for some retooling. Anyone know more?

 

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If this is true, that's fine with me. I have no issues with the existing trains and would really like to see this ride up and running again. Still, this project is turning into a real clusterf**k.

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First this:

I’m told that there seems to be some kind of issue with the new trains moving too fast for the lift hill catch car.

 

And then this:

Looks like the park managed to get the train to valley:

 

I feel kind of bad for whoever's in charge of getting these trains to work. But I must admit I have this funny picture in my head of engineers screaming to each other "make it go slower!" . . . only to have it valley in the next test run.

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I'm visiting SFNE on Monday during memorial day. Just wondering if I should expect crowds and if I should buy a fast past. Thanks!

 

You'll have no problem riding all of the coasters without a Flash Pass, but obviously if you want a lot of re-rides it's probably a good idea. Don't buy it online... see how the lines are at the park and make your decision then. On the off chance that Goliath opens you can only ride that with a platinum flash pass.

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Alright so my brother and I were planning to hit up Quassy and Lake Compounce today and SFNE tomorrow but since all three parks have shut because of the rain we're going to try to squeeze them into one day. Will be getting to SFNE at open and have about 4-5 hours to get everything in, what coasters should we hit up first to minimise wait times? Goliath and Bizarro? Or are there slower-loading ones that I need to plan around? We'll grab Flash passes if we need to.

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I think Goliath is closed so I'd head to Pandemonium first as that line moves really slowly, Flashback has a slow moving line too so hit that while you're over there. You can knock out Cyclone too because it's over in the same end of the park. After that head over to Batman and Mind Eraser (if you're a credit whore or have a fetish for pain) and then come back to the middle of the park and ride the mouse, Thunderbolt and Bizarro. Take advantage of the fact that everyone goes to Bizarro first.

 

You probably don't need a Flash Pass if you get there at opening but it couldn't hurt. If you have time... check out Tomohawk and Buzzsaw too as they're pretty good flats.

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Got there early today and knocked everything over in a few hours. Batman was way better than I was expecting. Cyclone was running nice and smooth (Thunderbolt was definitely not).

 

Bizarro was as awesome as I'd hoped, got in 4 rides and the rear cars seemed better. Nearly got a 5th ride in but lucked out and got a seat with a short seatbelt so it wouldn't quite buckle. This was unexpected since I'd had at least two inches of slack on every other ride but still had a great day.

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Cyclone was running nice and smooth (Thunderbolt was definitely not).

 

Are you sure you're not getting them confused? lol

 

I've never had anything less than a great ride on Thunderbolt and never had a ride that didn't suck on Cyclone.

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Cyclone was running nice and smooth (Thunderbolt was definitely not).

 

Are you sure you're not getting them confused? lol

 

I've never had anything less than a great ride on Thunderbolt and never had a ride that didn't suck on Cyclone.

 

My experience last year was the same. Cyclone runs great now that it has topper track and Thunderbolt jackhammered my spine to hell and back. It was the most disappointing coaster on my northeast trip.

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