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Damn, its really surprising to hear The Joker is having trouble. Other than LR (which was because of the launch), I don't remember hearing other RMC coasters having trouble. Of course it is not impossible, just surprising.

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^I think Six Flags does their own control systems, so maybe that could be it? Storm Chaser and Lightning Rod havent had sensor/restraint issues that I have heard of like Joker.

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Damn, its really surprising to hear The Joker is having trouble. Other than LR (which was because of the launch), I don't remember hearing other RMC coasters having trouble. Of course it is not impossible, just surprising.

 

Wicked Cyclone had the same problem for the first 2 or 3 months.

 

It's likely a SF PLC thing.

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Damn, its really surprising to hear The Joker is having trouble. Other than LR (which was because of the launch), I don't remember hearing other RMC coasters having trouble. Of course it is not impossible, just surprising.
^I think Six Flags does their own control systems, so maybe that could be it? Storm Chaser and Lightning Rod havent had sensor/restraint issues that I have heard of like Joker.
Wicked Cyclone had the same problem for the first 2 or 3 months.

 

It's likely a SF PLC thing.

Yep. Six Flags has their own in house control engineers, so they're responsible for Joker. IOE does controls for RMC coasters outside of Six Flags, so they did the controls for Storm Chaser and Lightning Rod. I hope SF also notices this and maybe goes to IOE in the future, I'd love to see them get that deal, they're great people and they do great work.
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I called the park and Joker is still inoperable according to a gentlemen on the phone who contacted maintenance directly (thank you) and said it was "inoperable." I wouldn't keep my hopes up for this weekend at all.

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Hey all, I'm visiting San Francisco later this month and was thinking of taking a trip to SFDK to try out The Joker. I wasn't aware it was having problems until reading this, so I'll keep an eye on things to make sure V2 and The Joker are both open before committing, as I feel it's not worth the travel to the park if The Joker isn't open.

 

So it seems to be a stupidly long journey from SF to SFDK due to terrible public transport options and timings (can you tell I'm European and not used to that?..), and it'll take ~2 hours each way to travel the ~30 miles to/from the park (ferry then boat). Looks like we can only really go Friday July 1st from 10:30 (opening) and would then have to leave by 18:00 to have a reasonable journey home.

 

Question is, is that enough time on park for a Friday and give us enough time to do all the major thrill rides, and a couple re-rides on e.g. The Joker, assuming it's open by then? Also, any tips on how to tackle the park and maximise our time there, i.e. which rides to start with before crowds build up, etc.?

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^Hopefully the Joker is open by then. It should definitely be enough time to do everything unless the park is randomly slammed, in which case you should get Flash Pass.

 

I would run to Joker at opening and get a few rides before 12 on that as well as Superman and V2 if it's open. The coaster lines can be "meh" during the middle of the day so usually I get lunch, check out the animals, and do flats or water rides in the middle, then hit Kong and Medusa later in the pm and then back to Joker to finish out your day.

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^Hopefully the Joker is open by then. It should definitely be enough time to do everything unless the park is randomly slammed, in which case you should get Flash Pass.

 

I would run to Joker at opening and get a few rides before 12 on that as well as Superman and V2 if it's open. The coaster lines can be "meh" during the middle of the day so usually I get lunch, check out the animals, and do flats or water rides in the middle, then hit Kong and Medusa later in the pm and then back to Joker to finish out your day.

 

A lot of the times I go medusa lines are essentially walk on at 4pm especially on weekdays. If V2, joker and superman are all open I assume it'll be better in this and future seasons as well.

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I'm hoping that the issues are fixed on The Joker and it opens for good so I can plan a day trip up there. I was thinking of going there next week but I may hold off another week if The Joker is still having issues. Also has anyone been on the new Pacific Rim attraction, and if so how is it?

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The pacific rim is just a motion base ride to an 8 min clip from the movie. Motion and water effects. Not bad, but not great eihher

 

 

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The pacific rim is just a motion base ride to an 8 min clip from the movie. Motion and water effects. Not bad, but not great eihher

 

 

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OK. It may be a good break in between the rides to get some AC. Have you been on The Joker yet Jeromy?

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The pacific rim is just a motion base ride to an 8 min clip from the movie. Motion and water effects. Not bad, but not great eihher

 

 

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OK. It may be a good break in between the rides to get some AC. Have you been on The Joker yet Jeromy?

 

Nope. Unfortunately it went down the night before we came so. Didn't get to ride it. We still had fun though

 

 

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I was at the park today as well and they did eventually run both trains WITH riders! Here's to hoping that it stays that way in the upcoming weeks.

 

Awwwww yiiiiisssssss! I certainly hope it stays, because I'll make a run to the park if it's been up for at least 3 days.

 

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Anyone heard anything about yesterday and today regarding The Joker?

 

I called yesterday, and was told it was down, and then the same thing this morning - though they added some additional information this morning, noting that what had kept breaking was now being replaced... though they had no ETA on when it would be open. So anyone heard anything else, or seen anything at the park?

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