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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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the new location really is lovely.. . I'm impressed, and cannot wait for it to open back up.

(yeah, i'm a carousel nerd)

 

here's what it looked like in the last location (it's been several places in the park) where it used to sit before that became the entrance to Wonder Woman Golden Lasso coaster: was called "Amerigoround"

 

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and here's a vid of it in action in that old location:

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

For anyone that is heading out to Fiesta, Road Runner Express is finally back open. It had been down for at least 3 months waiting on a lift chain, is what I heard. Missed it my last 2 times down to SA so looking forward to riding it in August.

 

Also the carousel opened in it's new location a few days ago. Can't wait to check that out as well!

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That's awesome! I'm gonna be at SFFT sometime early this week so I'll definitely make sure to see how it's running now that it's back.

Rode it on Sunday night... It's running good... They had a huge chain on the back of a truck between the roadrunner and irat

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Thanks to the heat, the park is positively dead today. IRat was a walk-on or one train wait for every row, including the front. Wonder Woman maybe 15-20? breaks down a lot so it's hard to tell. Road Runner is running great (although with only one train).

 

Water park is moderately busy but even that has tolerable waits. If you can brave the heat it's a great day to be here, lol

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Just curious, is the back car still blocked off on one train on Iron Rattler or did they fix that?

 

It was like that back in late April and figured it was just a recent thing, but I saw another report mention it still blocked off last month.

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Just curious, is the back car still blocked off on one train on Iron Rattler or did they fix that?

 

It was like that back in late April and figured it was just a recent thing, but I saw another report mention it still blocked off last month.

 

They finally fixed it some time earlier this month.

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Thanks to the heat, the park is positively dead today. IRat was a walk-on or one train wait for every row, including the front. Wonder Woman maybe 15-20? breaks down a lot so it's hard to tell. Road Runner is running great (although with only one train).

 

Water park is moderately busy but even that has tolerable waits. If you can brave the heat it's a great day to be here, lol

 

Same as last week! That heat kept everyone out of those Texas parks. The busiest park that I visit over the course of my trip was oddly Six Flags St. Louis.

 

First trip to Fiesta Texas in the books. It was probably my favorite new park of the trip (between that and Silver Dollar City, it's close). Iron Rattler was a great ride, my third favorite RMC out of eight. That first drop and the drop over the cliff being my favorite parts. I kept riding in the back row, as I found that to be the best seat on the other RMC's. Also got the back seat on Wonder Woman. Holy hell, that's a wild ride. That second airtime hill has some of the strongest airtime I've ever felt. The rest of the lineup is fairly good.

 

Quite a few protein spills the day of my visit. 105+ temps probably didn't help.

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Teasers for 2019 have already started appearing around the park. Calling the number on the billboard states: "You ...Are formally invited to a zoning hearing on Thursday, August 30th. At this hearing, you will learn more about a major change taking place at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2019. Make sure you mark your calendars, as you will not want to miss this big news, and make sure to tell your friends and neighbors as well. This is going to be, how shall I say it? Out. Of. This. World!"

 

Honestly, after WWGLC I don't know what they could possibly be "majorly changing" about the park. Can't wait for more on this to come out.

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Mabey we will get a kingda ka... Wishing but not getting my hopes up... They could make it scream twords the cliff at 128 mph and then shoot thru a tunnel and out the top of the cliff wall... Go over the top and then nose dive Right back into the ground thru a tunnel... Mabey I'm just still on a high from my great adventure trip at the beginning of july

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Mabey we will get a kingda ka... Wishing but not getting my hopes up... They could make it scream twords the cliff at 128 mph and then shoot thru a tunnel and out the top of the cliff wall... Go over the top and then nose dive Right back into the ground thru a tunnel... Mabey I'm just still on a high from my great adventure trip at the beginning of july

 

The odds of Six Flags building another ride similar to Kingda Ka are extremely low. Nothing like that or Top Thrill Dragster has been built since 2005 due to a variety of reasons such as reliability and cost. Six Flags has not been crazy about spending that kind of money on one park recently either. It's fun to imagine your home park building an extremely awesome ride like that I understand but most corporate parks don't see the return on investment they would desire from something like that otherwise there would be TTDs and Kingda Kas all over the place at this point.

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Honestly, after WWGLC I don't know what they could possibly be "majorly changing" about the park. Can't wait for more on this to come out.

As good as the Raptor track coasters apparently are, I'm not sure they're as huge of an investment as some people are making them out to be. In terms of height, length, spacial requirements, etc, I feel like they're equivalent to a larger Euro-Fighter (Huracan, Speed, Dare Devil Dive, among others), and I believe that's part of the point of that particular design.

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I can always wish

 

Mabey we will get a kingda ka... Wishing but not getting my hopes up... They could make it scream twords the cliff at 128 mph and then shoot thru a tunnel and out the top of the cliff wall... Go over the top and then nose dive Right back into the ground thru a tunnel... Mabey I'm just still on a high from my great adventure trip at the beginning of july

 

The odds of Six Flags building another ride similar to Kingda Ka are extremely low. Nothing like that or Top Thrill Dragster has been built since 2005 due to a variety of reasons such as reliability and cost. Six Flags has not been crazy about spending that kind of money on one park recently either. It's fun to imagine your home park building an extremely awesome ride like that I understand but most corporate parks don't see the return on investment they would desire from something like that otherwise there would be TTDs and Kingda Kas all over the place at this point.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas has the most absurdly asinine wind policies of any park I've ever seen (including Cedar Point), so between their stellar reliability and the Fiesta Texas wind policies I would assume you'd get a solid 2-3 dispatches per day out of an Intamin rocket coaster.

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Honestly, after WWGLC I don't know what they could possibly be "majorly changing" about the park. Can't wait for more on this to come out.

As good as the Raptor track coasters apparently are, I'm not sure they're as huge of an investment as some people are making them out to be. In terms of height, length, spacial requirements, etc, I feel like they're equivalent to a larger Euro-Fighter (Huracan, Speed, Dare Devil Dive, among others), and I believe that's part of the point of that particular design.

 

Raptors were meant to be for small independent parks to be able to afford they are thus are a sub 10M coasters. Some speculation has their price as low was 5M...The Eurofighter Darien Lake got they said the entire project was like 5.2M, if I remember correctly.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas has the most absurdly asinine wind policies of any park I've ever seen (including Cedar Point), so between their stellar reliability and the Fiesta Texas wind policies I would assume you'd get a solid 2-3 dispatches per day out of an Intamin rocket coaster.

 

SFFT's wind policies in general don't make sense. One day it's Cedar Point tier and the bumper cars go down for wind even though it's not windy at all, the next day there's 15mph winds all day and every ride operates with no issue.

 

I think it has to do with the quarry walls, because they bounce wind around and screw with everything.

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They have these little red, yellow and green lights in the stations. When they go to red because of high winds, they proceed to take the riders off the train and then cycle the empty and therefore way more valley-prone trains immediately to get everyone off. The day we were there, they generally reopened the rides in like 5 minutes, cycled them again once or twice and then closed again for another 5 minutes.

 

We were watching the Pandemonium anemometer during a wind closure and the thing wasn’t even spinning. Like at all... then they sent our car and closed it again for another 5 minutes (which meant they cycled like 4 empty cars in the “wind”). Then when they all got back it was green again so they sent another car.

 

It was also ONE HUNDRED degrees so every ride was flying through the course (even the empties). Iron Rattler probably wouldn’t have valleyed in a hurricane force wind that day when it was running all day in 100 degree heat. As it was, it wasn’t even mildly breezy.

 

I’ve never seen a more insane weather policy in my life.

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I mean, Cedar Point cycles empties too but they don’t close the coasters at the first breeze and then reopen them within like 5 minutes when they know it’s just going to do it again like 2 minutes later and they had just spent that 5 minutes when it was apparently windier sending empties.

 

I really want to know what the wind limit is on Pandemonium. I feel like it’s lower than a Windseeker or Sky Ride. It’s insanity... especially since New England runs theirs in anything.

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Thinking of doing a relatively last minute trip possibly to SFFT next week. Any idea what it's normally like? Should expect the park to be jammed with last thrill of the summer park goers before schools start back or is it very light?

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