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P. 766: Haunt Has Risen from the Grave

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^I'm the other way around. Airtime machines are back row rides and most loopers are front row. Boomerangs are back row rides and Arrow loopers are 5th car 1st row.

 

Actually, no. Old school woodies are front row rides. RMCs, Intamins, and most top tier coasters are back row rides for me. B&Ms are all front row rides except maybe the hypers.

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ride Dominator in the back... do it.

Finally! Someone else that knows how to ride Dominator!!!

 

Yeah Dominator in the back is outstanding. Thanks to the pre drop it rips down the first drop in a pretty impressive way and that seat also provides great hang time in the loop and nice pop of floater air off the midcourse. The first drop is the best reason to ride in that seat though.

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ride Dominator in the back... do it.

Finally! Someone else that knows how to ride Dominator!!!

 

Yeah Dominator in the back is outstanding. Thanks to the pre drop it rips down the first drop in a pretty impressive way and that seat also provides great hang time in the loop and nice pop of floater air off the midcourse. The first drop is the best reason to ride in that seat though.

 

I just got off of Dominator in the back, and Jesus it was an amazing expirenced, I rode it in the second row before that, and it was good, but nothing outstanding. The best part about the back is everyone holds up the front of the que, so if you have fast lane the back is a one of two train wait.

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^^-- Row 2 isn't anything like the front row, and everything row 4 and back is sort of like the back row, just not as good. But if you ride the other rows a bunch, then rows 2 and 3 seem enjoyably weird.

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Dominator is currently down, they have an empty train in the station, and the other one right behind it, it's weird seeing a B&M go down in the middle of the day.

Similar thing happened to Intimidator yesterday. Empty train with restraints open on the brake run, and an empty train in the station. Dominator was for some reason running three trains yesterday, which they really shouldn't have done. I'm glad I was there for two days, because yesterday was just a mess. The heat on both days never helped, either. Also got my first rides on Delirium. Fun ride, but arm room is extremely tight. If it wasn't for that, I would've ridden it a lot more than I did.

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Dominator is currently down, they have an empty train in the station, and the other one right behind it, it's weird seeing a B&M go down in the middle of the day.

Similar thing happened to Intimidator yesterday. Empty train with restraints open on the brake run, and an empty train in the station. Dominator was for some reason running three trains yesterday, which they really shouldn't have done. I'm glad I was there for two days, because yesterday was just a mess. The heat on both days never helped, either. Also got my first rides on Delirium. Fun ride, but arm room is extremely tight. If it wasn't for that, I would've ridden it a lot more than I did.

 

I didn't see anything else go down, Dominator opened back up around 530, I'm not sure how long it was down for. I was surprised to see Grizzly running two trains and Rebel Yell running two on each side, I never once saw more than half a full train go out all day.

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On the subject of trains I'm heading to the park on Friday, my last visit in 2014 there was 1 train running on every ride except Volcano & Dominator. At this point in the season would I305 at least be running both? That's where I'll be spending most of my time.

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It's hard to tell. I would imagine so, but it doesn't really matter as it won't have much of a line either way. Last time I was there in late May, they were running 2 trains and didn't need to be. There will be more crowds due to the time of year, but I wouldn't fret about getting to ride what you want.

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On the subject of trains I'm heading to the park on Friday, my last visit in 2014 there was 1 train running on every ride except Volcano & Dominator. At this point in the season would I305 at least be running both? That's where I'll be spending most of my time.

 

Yesterday when I was there nothing was running one train. Rebel Yell was running all 4, I never saw a full train on Grizzly or Rebel Yell go out, in fact the most I ever saw on Rebel Yell was maybe half of a full train.

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On the subject of trains I'm heading to the park on Friday, my last visit in 2014 there was 1 train running on every ride except Volcano & Dominator. At this point in the season would I305 at least be running both? That's where I'll be spending most of my time.

Even on weekends, I305 rarely has any sort of wait and you can usually wait a few trains to make it into the almost empty station. On the rare occasion the park is very crowded, they'll run both trains--but that's a rare occasion.

 

Btw, were you working Millennium Force last Friday? I think I may have seen you. We were also last train of the night on Thursday if you were there.

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On the subject of trains I'm heading to the park on Friday, my last visit in 2014 there was 1 train running on every ride except Volcano & Dominator. At this point in the season would I305 at least be running both? That's where I'll be spending most of my time.

 

There are two reasons why we would run two trains.

1. When the guests in the park reaches a certain threshold

2. When the queue reaches 45 min

 

With that said, a second train doesn't increase capacity by that much (about a few hundred), as we cannot dispatch the second train until the first reaches the block before the station. A much more effective method of increasing capacity on I305 is increasing the amount of operators, along with support from riders.

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Intimidator was running two trains when I visited last night. I definitely felt like it helped keep the lines shorter, but it couldn't have helped too much with it being a short ride. Volcano has run two trains every time I visited the park, and during two of those visits the park was completely dead.

 

Dominator was running so well last night. It seems so much better than when I rode it earlier this season, though I'm sure riding late on a very hot day really helped. Although I like I-305 better overall, getting a great ride on Dominator like my two rides last night is a rarer event and I would highly recommend making Dominator your last ride of the day if the park is open late.

 

Do they ever use the trim break on Dominator? The last two times I visited it didn't seem it was in use.

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Thank you everybody for the quick responses! I'm looking forward to this return visit!

 

On the subject of trains I'm heading to the park on Friday, my last visit in 2014 there was 1 train running on every ride except Volcano & Dominator. At this point in the season would I305 at least be running both? That's where I'll be spending most of my time.

Even on weekends, I305 rarely has any sort of wait and you can usually wait a few trains to make it into the almost empty station. On the rare occasion the park is very crowded, they'll run both trains--but that's a rare occasion.

 

Btw, were you working Millennium Force last Friday? I think I may have seen you. We were also last train of the night on Thursday if you were there.

 

And yes! I was working Millennium last Friday! I'm easy to spot now since I wear a green shirt this season.

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I'll be at the park next week. Anyone got tips and tricks so I can get a ride on everything with possible rerides? Also I'd love to know the best seat for rides such as Anaconda since I'm not looking to get a beating. What place is the best to eat at in the park? Will a fast lane pass be needed since we are visiting on a weekend? Thanks for any advice given as this is my first time at the park and I want to make the most of it since we only have 1 day to spare.

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god help me, i'm going to KD tomorrow.

 

weather says it will be 100 degrees. the heat index is going to be about 130. UV index 10 out of 10.

 

the line for white water canyon is gonna be 3 hours, isn't it?

 

I would doubt that lines will be long in the dry park, but the water rides will probably be the longest. White Water Canyon is not worth more than a 15 minute wait, really.

 

I would also note that you don't get really soaked on either one of them, so if you're really looking to get wet, do the wave pool or lazy river in the water park as the slides will all have crazy lines.

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god help me, i'm going to KD tomorrow.

 

weather says it will be 100 degrees. the heat index is going to be about 130. UV index 10 out of 10.(

 

Get a Fastlane and use it exclusively for Shenandoah Lumber Company. That's probably what I would do.

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I'll be at the park next week. Anyone got tips and tricks so I can get a ride on everything with possible rerides? Also I'd love to know the best seat for rides such as Anaconda since I'm not looking to get a beating. What place is the best to eat at in the park? Will a fast lane pass be needed since we are visiting on a weekend? Thanks for any advice given as this is my first time at the park and I want to make the most of it since we only have 1 day to spare.

 

 

What day? If its Saturday then get the fast lane plus with admission. Always a good time with that, especially dealing with Volcano's line.

 

As for Anaconda, it's not rough. I've been on it a bunch of times, different days, different seats and very little to no headbanging. Its not a bad ride at all and actually, the first half of the ride is pretty intense.

 

Have a great time, KD is one of the better cedar fair parks out there.

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I'll be at the park next week. Anyone got tips and tricks so I can get a ride on everything with possible rerides? Also I'd love to know the best seat for rides such as Anaconda since I'm not looking to get a beating. What place is the best to eat at in the park? Will a fast lane pass be needed since we are visiting on a weekend? Thanks for any advice given as this is my first time at the park and I want to make the most of it since we only have 1 day to spare.

 

 

What day? If its Saturday then get the fast lane plus with admission. Always a good time with that, especially dealing with Volcano's line.

 

As for Anaconda, it's not rough. I've been on it a bunch of times, different days, different seats and very little to no headbanging. Its not a bad ride at all and actually, the first half of the ride is pretty intense.

 

Have a great time, KD is one of the better cedar fair parks out there.

 

Thanks for the advice! I'll be going on a Sunday and I've been told by others that I should be fine without fast lane.

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