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I guess I had never really thought about it before, but I didn't realize that Yankee Clipper was open already (it's early in the season, and the trough is always empty when I see pics of the webcam................but, not only is it open but (and this is the part I never thought about) obviously there is no water in the trough when the ride isn't running. Once I thought about it, it's painfully obvious why they wouldn't be running the pumps/keeping water in there...I just had never thought about it.

 

Anyway, this picture shows a boat in the trough ALONG with people (just starting to arrive) in the Wilderness Theater (for a cheerleading thing) on Sunday.

 

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A question about parking fee avoidance, where is the nearest all day parking lot to SFGAM? This is my first year with a season pass and a car and I don't intend to submit to robbery ($25wtf) every time I visit. Thanks in advance.

 

Well, you can get a parking pass, but I think they charge about $100 for them at this point. What you really need to do is take advantage of the early season pass offer they usually have in August or September, if you can get four people together to buy passes everybody gets free gold upgrades and free parking passes, It's really a very good deal.

 

I don't know about SFGAm, but at SFOG the difference between the regular & gold season passes is only $25. Parking is $20 here, but I still don't know why you wouldn't shell out that extra $5 to save on all the rest of your trips for the rest of the year. What's even more fun is that they sell a season parking pass for $60.

 

I really don't understand the Six Flags pricing model.

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^ Wow I just cannot wait for this thing to open! Is it just me or does a opening for end of May or Early June seem a little hopeful! Although I guess the lift and drop is all that's really left. Testing can't take that long really. But still t just seems like a lot to do in a short amount of time! Either way I can't wait to ride this monster!

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That looks nice! Hopefully the trains will fly through that like Kumba's zero - G.

 

I really hope this is open by May 24th... How likely is that in reality? I'm going on the 27th and will likely not be able to go back in the next few years. The construction crew seems to be moving pretty quickly though.

 

The park has already confirmed that this will not open Memorial Day weekend

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I really hope this is open by May 24th... How likely is that in reality? I'm going on the 27th and will likely not be able to go back in the next few years. The construction crew seems to be moving pretty quickly though.

 

It will open on May 31st to the public at the earliest. May 24th was their original target date but they moved it to May 31st the other week because of poor weather over the winter.

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Actually that track is interesting. Does outlaw run also have this plate that goes over the main steel part? I haven't noticed any (but maybe that's because this one is orange).

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Actually that track is interesting. Does outlaw run also have this plate that goes over the main steel part? I haven't noticed any (but maybe that's because this one is orange).

 

Yes, Outlaw Run has this "plate." This is the standard road steel that goes on any wooden coaster. See pic below, it is brown on Outlaw Run.

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NTAG does rattle on those bolts! It makes the ride feel more wild! So excited.

 

Today in the webcam, its only 10:00 am so a lot more will get done, but from what I can tell, they are attaching the pieces of steel that will hold the steepest part of the first drop track to the tower. Once they are done with that they'll be able to connect the first drop track to the tunnel.

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^Probably, to look more "natural". I thought that because the steel under it is rather thick, it wouldn't be necessary but apparently it is.

 

Just think how much easier those thin steel plates will be to replace than that whole thick steel rail.

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