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^^IF it's a gearbox failure then that would explain why the crane is there.

I want to stress that I have no clue what's wrong with it as I'm no expert but it really does seem like some type of issue in that area based on the pictures.

 

^ I wish they would take Superman or Green Lantern (In a perfect world both of them) and melt them down into a fine liquid paste. Thats my opinion on mediocre B&M's but pay no mind to me.

 

I agree with you about Green Lantern. Superman though is a decent ride. We rarely ride it because of the insane line it gets but if we ever see a manageable wait for it we take a ride. It's not in the same league as some other B&M flyers like Tatsu or Manta but it can be fun.

 

Even if you hate the ride though it serves a very important purpose and that's to draw unimaginably long lines every day and keep people away from the better rides. For some reason this ride always has the longest or one of the longest lines in the park.

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I agree with you about Green Lantern. Superman though is a decent ride. We rarely ride it because of the insane line it gets but if we ever see a manageable wait for it we take a ride. It's not in the same league as some other B&M flyers like Tatsu or Manta but it can be fun.

 

Even if you hate the ride though it serves a very important purpose and that's to draw unimaginably long lines every day and keep people away from the better rides. For some reason this ride always has the longest or one of the longest lines in the park.

 

Sounds like I should consider my self lucky that I have only waited 20-30 minutes every time I have ridden S:UF......

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I haven't done any other flyers but I freaking love S:UF. Not enough to wait an hour for it. The only times I've done it this year is when we had FP or at Coasters After Dark when the front row was a walk on. Lantern sucks.

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Looks like I'm in the minority. I hate Supes and enjoy Green Lantern.

 

I was on the Supes ops crew opening year and quickly grew tired of it, though the nightly loose article hunt sure was fun. We found more shattered phones than you would believe under the pretzel loop.

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So myself and some amigos were planning on going to the ACE/Fairgrounds private event jawn this Saturday night @ the park but according to every forecast I can find its gonna thunderstorm all night so thats out.

 

Curious if you guys think this Sunday morning would be a quiet time to hit up the park? I am majorly itching for some Toro.

 

I know its a bring-a-friend-free day BUT with it being after Labor Day and school back in session, and an Eagles game @ 1 on Sunday I thought it might be quiet. Anyone have any experience doing Sept sundays in the past? Should I not bother? Id like to avoid spending the $$$ on a FP but even a few early morning spins on the bull (and maybe Nitro )would be enough for me.

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^^IF it's a gearbox failure then that would explain why the crane is there.

I want to stress that I have no clue what's wrong with it as I'm no expert but it really does seem like some type of issue in that area based on the pictures.

 

^ I wish they would take Superman or Green Lantern (In a perfect world both of them) and melt them down into a fine liquid paste. Thats my opinion on mediocre B&M's but pay no mind to me.

 

I agree with you about Green Lantern. Superman though is a decent ride. We rarely ride it because of the insane line it gets but if we ever see a manageable wait for it we take a ride. It's not in the same league as some other B&M flyers like Tatsu or Manta but it can be fun.

 

Even if you hate the ride though it serves a very important purpose and that's to draw unimaginably long lines every day and keep people away from the better rides. For some reason this ride always has the longest or one of the longest lines in the park.

 

Thats why I said in a perfect world . No but seriously Superman does serve a ver important purpose in crowd ratio. Flying Coasters are the kings of the gimmicky coaster. Have you ever walked along in the parking lot and watched the GP gape at Superman?

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Flying Coasters are the kings of the gimmicky coaster.

I personally think that stand-ups are kings of the gimmicky coasters.

 

Flyers are an awkward concept in terms of dispatches and rider throughput; but they do provide a unique and pleasant sensation (at least until the "crushing your balls while you dangle for 15 minutes in the final brake run" part).

 

Stand-ups are just a weird idea that some coked up executive had in the 80's.

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So myself and some amigos were planning on going to the ACE/Fairgrounds private event jawn this Saturday night @ the park but according to every forecast I can find its gonna thunderstorm all night so thats out.

 

Curious if you guys think this Sunday morning would be a quiet time to hit up the park? I am majorly itching for some Toro.

 

I know its a bring-a-friend-free day BUT with it being after Labor Day and school back in session, and an Eagles game @ 1 on Sunday I thought it might be quiet. Anyone have any experience doing Sept sundays in the past? Should I not bother? Id like to avoid spending the $$$ on a FP but even a few early morning spins on the bull (and maybe Nitro )would be enough for me.

 

I said the same thing to myself when I visited the park the same time last year. I saw some of the longest lines I've ever seen on a Sunday September 2013 visit also with a BAFF offer. I'm talking Buccaneer having a full queue line, El Toro wrapped around to the bridge to Bizarro, and Nitro wrapped halfway to Batman. If you do plan on going, buy the Flash Pass, and do it early, because I have a feeling they're going to go pretty quickly.

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Ugh.

 

After I posted this I was thinking and we actually went on the 3rd Saturday of September last year from 10:30 til about 5 and it was a beautiful day and it wasn't too bad compared to the crazy busy days I've seen this year. We didn't get a FP that day and I think just about everything was around a 10-20 minute wait, except for KK which was like 45 minutes. I was hoping a Sunday might be even better with crowds. I don't know if it was a BAFF day when we went last yr. I think we'll still go but if what you say is true I'll likely be grudgingly waiting in that FP queue. :/

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So myself and some amigos were planning on going to the ACE/Fairgrounds private event jawn this Saturday night @ the park but according to every forecast I can find its gonna thunderstorm all night so thats out.

 

Curious if you guys think this Sunday morning would be a quiet time to hit up the park? I am majorly itching for some Toro.

 

I know its a bring-a-friend-free day BUT with it being after Labor Day and school back in session, and an Eagles game @ 1 on Sunday I thought it might be quiet. Anyone have any experience doing Sept sundays in the past? Should I not bother? Id like to avoid spending the $$$ on a FP but even a few early morning spins on the bull (and maybe Nitro )would be enough for me.

 

 

dodnt forget, not only this weekend, but I think next weekend, is bring a friend free days. and the Jets play at home on sunday.

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I went on the first Sunday after Labor Day weekend in 2012 and it wasn't crowded, 10 - 15 minute waits for the most part but I don't remember if that was a bring a friend free day or not.

 

The weekend of the 13th and 14th will be worse since there are concerts on both Saturday and Sunday. It's too bad that they aren't open on Friday nights in September this year since those were perfect times to go for low crowds and it seems like every weekend in September will be crowded this year with Fright Fest running the last 2 weekends of the month.

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I went on the first Sunday after Labor Day weekend in 2012 and it wasn't crowded, 10 - 15 minute waits for the most part but I don't remember if that was a bring a friend free day or not.

 

The weekend of the 13th and 14th will be worse since there are concerts on both Saturday and Sunday. It's too bad that they aren't open on Friday nights in September this year since those were perfect times to go for low crowds and it seems like every weekend in September will be crowded this year with Fright Fest running the last 2 weekends of the month.

 

 

I heard that the park took a killing last year on Fridays in September. The park was DEAD

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So I haven't been since Fright Fest last year, but am considering a trip this Saturday considering I still have the Season Pass I bought.

 

Other than Zumanjaro - anything else new this year in terms of food, rides, etc. that I should be sure to check out?

 

Would like to check out Safari if line isn't gigantic like last year.

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The Friday nights in September last year were incredible. My friends and I went two weeks in a row because with the minimal crowds, it felt like we had the park to ourselves. I'm leery of even returning again this season. I probably will, but I don't feel like dealing with FF and overcrowding.

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The ACE/Fairgrounds (Gay Day) events are both this Saturday night. We were originally going to that. Ive never been, but my buddy (who is gay and has gone multiple times) said after 8 when the park closes to public its pretty dead on the coasters. Apparently they set up a dancefloor near the fountain with bars/DJs and most people hang there. He said every time he's been for that event that after the GP gets kicked out @ 8pm all the coasters are walk ons.

 

Since its private, I can't use my SP to get in, and would have happily paid the admission for essentially private park time (Coasters After Dark was the BEST time I've had at the park this year!). We actually had a group of people together and were going to go on Saturday but all the forecasts say thunderstorms and we all know what that means. I wouldn't be going for the DJs and dancing so no fun.

 

Pretty sure a few of us are just going up Sunday morning for a bit. If I have to go for the FP I will, but I hope to get a bunch of early morning rides on Toro. Anyone know if Superman is back up and running? No big deal if not just curious.

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How do the lines tend to be on Zumanjaro? Move fairly quickly?

Somewhat... By drop tower standards it's extremely slow, but compared to the rest of the park it is fairly good wait times. Just be prepared to not lose it when all the kids in the line begin SCREAMING at the top of their lungs when Zumanjaro goes 1 inch off the ground.

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