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Here's some random night shots from Taste of Merry Farm.   Camp Snoopy looked the best at night, imo.  I guess I like the lights up the trees thing the best.      The Bear-Y Tales

The rumor was they also wanted the county to be in the "yellow category"  OC is still far away. Source for below: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

Rumor is there are some high up California government peeps out in Florida, checking out the parks, and putting something together for your terrible governor who hates parks!

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For once all the coaster "nerds" are the sane ones and I'm the crazy one. I admit it's nitpicky but I also don't like exaggerated marketing claims. I'm not complaining that the drop isn't 150 feet. It'll still be fun. I'm just pointing out that they are claiming something other than what's reality.

 

First of all, this isn't an exaggerated marketing claim. They stated the same type of facts in the same way as just about every other roller coaster announcement we see in this country. And second, this sure sounds like complaining to me...

 

I really hope the tower isn't 150 because that means the actual vertical part drop will only be around 50 feet. Meh.

 

But whatever. I think HangTime looks pretty fun and is a good fit for the park. Hopefully I'll stop by sometime next year to check it out.

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Care to point out a single instance in the parks announcement or advertisement where they actually stated it would be a 150 foot drop? I see 150 foot height, but nothing about a 150 foot drop. We all know those can be two very different numbers.

 

There is no false advertisement here, only false hopes.

 

Actually it says 150' Verticle Lift. Are we done now!!!!

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Care to point out a single instance in the parks announcement or advertisement where they actually stated it would be a 150 foot drop? I see 150 foot height, but nothing about a 150 foot drop. We all know those can be two very different numbers.

 

There is no false advertisement here, only false hopes.

 

Actually it says 150' Verticle Lift. Are we done now!!!!

 

But the first 20' is transition to vertical and the top 20' is transition to horizontal so technically it's 110' of vertical..

Before I get attacked I was poking fun at the original STUPID comment (s)

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Bigger drops aren’t always better drops...

 

Agreed 100%!!!

 

It's not the length... It's not the size... It's how many times it can make you rise... Out of your seat that matters.

 

 

I too am in the Maverick example boat. Maverick is proof that size doesn't always matter. It may not have the tallest drop out there, but my god, it will kick your ass!!

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Yeah for example even Apocalypse's first short drop is better than Goliath's long drop to me now.

 

once they slowed the top of goliath to a crawl, any airtime that was there disappeared. now it's just a long ramp.

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Maybe it's the angle, but it looks like the structure of Hang Time is going to loom over the mine train ride in a big way. You also get a sense of how steep that initial brake section really is.

 

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Also, what's going on with Sol Spin? I haven't ridden it yet but just bought a 2018 pass and wouldn't mind dropping by to check it out in the next few weeks.

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Yeah for example even Apocalypse's first short drop is better than Goliath's long drop to me now.

When I caught the coaster bug last summer and visited SFMM for the first time, I rode TC and Apocalypse before Goliath and was honestly bored with Goliath's drop. Depending on where you sit, you may slightly lift up out of your seat. The head-chopper tunnel at the bottom is fun, though.

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^It is still closed according to the website. It’s been down for about two months now. I heard they were testing with water dummies a few weeks ago, but I guess it’s still having issues.

 

Isn't this nothing more than a carnival ride? Hard to believe there are so may issues.

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^It is still closed according to the website. It’s been down for about two months now. I heard they were testing with water dummies a few weeks ago, but I guess it’s still having issues.

 

Isn't this nothing more than a carnival ride? Hard to believe there are so may issues.

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Care to point out a single instance in the parks announcement or advertisement where they actually stated it would be a 150 foot drop? I see 150 foot height, but nothing about a 150 foot drop. We all know those can be two very different numbers.

 

There is no false advertisement here, only false hopes.

 

Actually it says 150' Verticle Lift. Are we done now!!!!

 

But the first 20' is transition to vertical and the top 20' is transition to horizontal so technically it's 110' of vertical..

Before I get attacked I was poking fun at the original STUPID comment (s)

Sorry joshfreuund, did not mean to attack you as I was also commenting on the other comment. Cheers

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^It's definitely shaping up to be one of their better coasters with that requirement (then again, is it really that hard to top Jaguar and Pony?)

 

Don't forget about Montezooma, it also has a 48" inch height requirement and only lap bars!

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^It is still closed according to the website. It’s been down for about two months now. I heard they were testing with water dummies a few weeks ago, but I guess it’s still having issues.

 

Isn't this nothing more than a carnival ride? Hard to believe there are so may issues.

Sol Spin is built differently from a standard Top Scan, and the differences in the ride system have been pretty much nothing but trouble. It's been getting tweaked on and off since it opened, with this last closure happening abruptly at the beginning of Haunt season. Even when it was running, it had to run a really short and tame program, so I'm hoping whatever fixes they're doing will help make the ride a lot better than it's been.

 

^It's definitely shaping up to be one of their better coasters with that requirement (then again, is it really that hard to top Jaguar and Pony?)

 

Don't forget about Montezooma, it also has a 48" inch height requirement and only lap bars!

Didn't forget, that's why I said "one of".

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Sol Spin is not a carnival Top Scan that was made permanent. It is a whole new design prototype. For starters it has an extra seat at the end of each arm, which just makes it all around bigger. The support structure is bigger. The motor is bigger. Mondial hasn't seemed to have such gtmrest luck with prototypes at Knott's. Maybe that ground is cursed.

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As someone who works in a industry which buys a lot of complicated machinery. Yes, these machines usually go through testing before being shipped. But testing something for a week or two does not equal the same thing as real life usage, bugs are always bound to show up in real life that don't appear in a few days of testing. That's just how machines work.

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