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I' ll echo the frustration of the new pass activation setup. I got to the park at noon and had to wait forty minutes just to clear the metal detector and get to the turnstile to get my voucher scanned, do the finger scan, and get the card. It was another 45 minute line at the activation center.

 

I'm not sure if they expected this size crowd or not on opening day. Cars were in the overflow lot which is unusual for early in the season. My main focus today was to get my pass and check on Goliath. Other than pictures I hadn't seen it since the construction tour. It simply looks insane.

 

As someone else mentioned, the dispatch times for X Flight were atrocious today...approaching five minutes at times. Ugh.

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Admissions were slow today-but this should improve as the workers and park-goers get used to it. Didn't mind it once we got in since the slow admissions kept ride lines pretty short for the first hour or so. Everything was pretty inefficient today-admissions, food, ride ops-but it's early in the year and that's typical-should improve in the coming weeks.

 

Goliath looks great!! Can't wait for it to open up.

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Has anyone had small kids on Demon? My daughter meets height requirements 44 inches but at 5 years old skinny. So kinda wonder about the restraints on it being small enough. I know the shoulder part doesn't hold people in as much as the part at the waist for small people. After a weekend at Kings Island and having to tell her many times she couldn't ride Vortex and Banshee (and riding Ariel Ace Flying Chase 10 times in a row) Id like to take her on somewhere with bigger ones. Im around southcentral Indiana so there are a few parks in reasonable distance but 44 inch to 48 inch is a long way to go.

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I'm going to stop in the park for a few hours this afternoon. Can't wait to see Goliath in person!

 

Can you take some photos for us? I would love to see where they are in the progress of the brake run - looks like they are working on it from the webcam.

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Has anyone had small kids on Demon? My daughter meets height requirements 44 inches but at 5 years old skinny. So kinda wonder about the restraints on it being small enough. I know the shoulder part doesn't hold people in as much as the part at the waist for small people. After a weekend at Kings Island and having to tell her many times she couldn't ride Vortex and Banshee (and riding Ariel Ace Flying Chase 10 times in a row) Id like to take her on somewhere with bigger ones. Im around southcentral Indiana so there are a few parks in reasonable distance but 44 inch to 48 inch is a long way to go.

 

My son has been riding it since he was 3 with no problems. Your daughter will be safe. The minimum height requirements are partly based on the restraints used on the ride in order to ensure rider safety.

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Has anyone had small kids on Demon? My daughter meets height requirements 44 inches but at 5 years old skinny. So kinda wonder about the restraints on it being small enough. I know the shoulder part doesn't hold people in as much as the part at the waist for small people. After a weekend at Kings Island and having to tell her many times she couldn't ride Vortex and Banshee (and riding Ariel Ace Flying Chase 10 times in a row) Id like to take her on somewhere with bigger ones. Im around southcentral Indiana so there are a few parks in reasonable distance but 44 inch to 48 inch is a long way to go.

 

My son has been riding it since he was 3 with no problems. Your daughter will be safe. The minimum height requirements are partly based on the restraints used on the ride in order to ensure rider safety.

Awesome, my little adrenaline junkie will be suprised in a couple weeks. The 5 hour drive will be worth the look on her face.

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Has anyone had small kids on Demon? My daughter meets height requirements 44 inches but at 5 years old skinny. So kinda wonder about the restraints on it being small enough. I know the shoulder part doesn't hold people in as much as the part at the waist for small people. After a weekend at Kings Island and having to tell her many times she couldn't ride Vortex and Banshee (and riding Ariel Ace Flying Chase 10 times in a row) Id like to take her on somewhere with bigger ones. Im around southcentral Indiana so there are a few parks in reasonable distance but 44 inch to 48 inch is a long way to go.

 

She should be fine. My friend's nephew went on it who's 4 and extremely tiny. He was perfectly fine. The minimum height requirement for Demon is 42''.

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So, if I bought a season pass this offseason, and I need to activate it, what do I have to do? I'm not adding on parking or dining Do I just have to scan my finger at the gate, or do I have to go to the processing center in HTS?

 

You just walk up to the gate and hand them your Voucher. They will scan it, they will scan a SP Card, then you register your finger. The whole process is under 10 seconds long. You can then print your name on your card on your own time.

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Has anyone had small kids on Demon? My daughter meets height requirements 44 inches but at 5 years old skinny.

 

I took my baby cousin on Demon when he 5 and barely made the 42" requirement. Couldn't keep him off it since. Your daughter will be very safe; I hope she enjoys it!

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They look great! I love the intricacy of the trains; the designers put a lot of time into designing the small details like the small wings and other Roman-esque features

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Are those seatbelts I spy? Not surprised if so.

 

It does appear there are blackish belts on the seats. I couldn't tell if they were the brown padding on the seats or seat belts. Either way, it won't effect the ride experience at all. I rode Outlaw Run with seat belts a few weeks ago and I didn't even notice the seat belts at all during the ride. The only thing it did was slow down the loading times but SDC's crews are known to work a bit slower because they're more cautious.

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Are those seatbelts I spy? Not surprised if so.

 

It does appear there are blackish belts on the seats. I couldn't tell if they were the brown padding on the seats or seat belts. Either way, it won't effect the ride experience at all. I rode Outlaw Run with seat belts a few weeks ago and I didn't even notice the seat belts at all during the ride. The only thing it did was slow down the loading times but SDC's crews are known to work a bit slower because they're more cautious.

 

It doesn't bother me if there are belts aside from the longer loading times, but our crews are usually efficient. A little extra safety never upset me, especially on a ride this intense!

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