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I'm coming here in a little more than a week for the first time to finally ride El Toro and take it off my bucket list! Anyhow, reading reviews on Yelp, someone posted a picture holding a cup of spicy corn at the park and was wondering if anone knew what restaurant/stand serves this. Thanks!

I go here often and right near El Toro is like a place that serves mexican food. They probably have it there.

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The drop towers could definitely go on the back side. The support structure for Ka is a triangular shape, so if placed on the backside, they would face away from each other, and possibly need some sort of extra engineering for minimal support near the top of the towers. If Intamin can do it with their impulses, i'm sure they could minimally support a drop tower.

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First post!

 

Im concerned we are all forget the problems that Kingda Ka had in the beginning. They had to close half the queue because of "Intamin Cable" issues. Why would they now allow the GP paths go right over to that section? Also, I find it hard to believe that we would see it on the back of the tower, there would be no view of the park from there to give you an idea on scale of how high you are going!

 

Now, if they did put it facing the park on the inside of the towers triangle, I think that could be cool!

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First post!

 

Im concerned we are all forget the problems that Kingda Ka had in the beginning. They had to close half the queue because of "Intamin Cable" issues. Why would they now allow the GP paths go right over to that section? Also, I find it hard to believe that we would see it on the back of the tower, there would be no view of the park from there to give you an idea on scale of how high you are going!

 

Now, if they did put it facing the park on the inside of the towers triangle, I think that could be cool!

A drop tower in the center of KK's tower would be cool, I'm surprised no one has come up with that idea until now because it would probably work better than most of the other alternatives. No supports run through the center of the tower so the space is pretty much unobstructed. The park could probably also use Kingda Ka's old queue because the drop tower would not require the queue to go under the launch track.

 

BTW-Welcome to TPR!

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My family and some friends are looking to spend a day at the park on Monday. Forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms and a 40% chance of rain. We already purchased the 3 day advance tickets for this date. So...

 

1.Is it worth it/a good idea to go on this date?(We can reschedule)

 

2.What is a good plan of attack?

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[quote="crazywolf88"1.Is it worth it/a good idea to go on this date?(We can reschedule)

 

2.What is a good plan of attack?

 

 

1 - Yes, it's a good idea. The forecast will keep the crowds well away. Plus, it's a Monday, so you won't have to worry about early weekenders like on a Thursday or Friday.

 

2 - Well, so long as they're running, go straight to SkyScreamer (line crawls) and then Kingda Ka, or vice versa. Kingda Ka probably won't open until 1pm anyway, so I wouldn't worry too much. Just keep an eye on it when you get there. After that get Green Lantern since it gets a good line being "new" (read: transplant) and you also want to get to Dark Knight, you know, if you enjoy boxed mouses with broken effects. Don't worry about Nitro and El Toro's lines. Those things are people eaters. Bizzaro, though, will look as though the line is 5 minutes but it will actually be 45 because the crew on that ride is the absolute worst I have ever witnessed. Seriously, they're slower than molasses in winter.

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I believe most rides are open during the rain except for El Toro. Even. In a light rain that closes! Then all of the other rides close when lightening is within 2 miles of the park. Kingda Ka shuts down if within 25 miles. If all of the rides are shut down, I was told that only 4 rides operated. Them being Dark Knight, Teacups, The Carousel, and The Jolly Roger. Even Skull Mountain doesnt run in the storms. I wonder why?

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I'm coming here in a little more than a week for the first time to finally ride El Toro and take it off my bucket list! Anyhow, reading reviews on Yelp, someone posted a picture holding a cup of spicy corn at the park and was wondering if anone knew what restaurant/stand serves this. Thanks!

I go here often and right near El Toro is like a place that serves mexican food. They probably have it there.

They used to sell the cups of corn between the log flume and Bizarro from a cart. Sadly, the park did not bring back the cart for 2012.

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^Aquatrax.

 

First time to SFGAV tomorrow, what ride order should we do? We cant do El Toro first. (Dont ask! ) And I don't think we can get there at opening, but it wont be to late afterwards. Also my dad refuses to get flash passes no matter the lines.. Soo ya.

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^ We will be at the park tomorrow too. My 2nd time at the park everybody else in my groups first. I'd really suggest the FlashPass.

 

Nitro is good, I really liked Medusa (Bizarro) when I was there. Batman is always good. Looking forward to finally riding El Toro.

 

If you aren't doing El Toro first I'd guess Kingda Ka should be your first stop? The park veterans should be able to answer that better than me.

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^^ Make sure to do Green Lantern and Superman Ultimate Flight first as the lines can get hideous later in the day or if you are not into stand up and flying coasters then do Kingda Ka first if it is up and running as the line can also get long. Another option is to do Skyscreamer first if you are not too afraid of being up in the air for a long time. After those you can do them in any order you like as they are people eaters (Batman, El Toro, Nitro), their lines don't get long (Bizarro [if the right lead is running it], Rolling Thunder, Runaway Mine Train) or not worth it (Dark Knight, Skull Mountain, BBLTT, RRR).

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When I visited the park last month I hit Kingda Ka first because I was worried about how reliable it would be.Then later in the day I went to Superman and Green Lantern, which had really slow moving lines that took forever. I guess it really depends if you want to wait or not, but KK seems touchy. El Toro is amazing though, the airtime is unmatched by any wooden coaster, it is complete insanity

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