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I went to the park on Saturday (April 29) (stayed in Hilton Arlington) and went to Ripley's Believe It or Not on Sunday. The park was not very crowded (probably because there was a 95% chance of rain). It took about 5 mins. to go through security and the turnstiles. Most we waited for a ride was probably 15 mins. We went from sweating from shivering because of a cold front.

 

Here's what I thought:

New Texas Giant

I had very high expectations, but this ride exceeded them. I only had time for one ride (Back Row ) and it was amazing. I don't know if I like NTAG or IRAT better. The airtime was awesome and I loved the length of the ride.

 

Titan

I had low expectations from reading about it, and my expectations were met if not below met. It wasn't bad, but it just really isn't fun. NO AIRTIME.

 

Runaway Mountain

I didn't know what to expect because I really didn't look at it ahead of time, but it was a nice, fun ride! It was a nice ride to escape the heat and to relax.

 

Justice League

Wow! The only dark rides I have ridden are Scooby-Doo at Fiesta Texas and Toy Story at Disney World, so I didn't know what JL would be like. It felt so real. It impressed me alot. I liked it better than Toy Story at Disney World, and that's saying something. All I can say is wow. I may seem a little crazy, but I love dark rides!

 

Shockwave

I love classic Schwarzkopfs, so I enjoyed it. The only bad thing I have to say about it is the dispatch times. It took 8-10 minutes because of the VR. (there were TEN ops running it also) We sat on the brakes forever. Overall it was fun and I enjoyed it.

 

Judge Roy Scream

I absolutely loved it. I may sound crazy, but I liked it better than Titan. I sat in row 2 and rode it once. It has some good airtime and I overall enjoy it.

 

La Vibora

Ouch! Very uncomfortable, I did not like it at all. When you hit the block brakes, it hurts bad. Don't recommend it.

 

Batman

I've ridden 3 other clones, so nothing new to me.

 

Overall, the park was very nice. It wasn't too crowded either. We ate at JB's and Totally Kickin Chicken. Next time I come I am going to ride Mr.Freeze. Joker is coming along nicely, There is framing up on the back side of the strip. Also, the operators both is finished and the queue is coming along.

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^Did you ride Mr. Freeze? What about the park's collection of flats? Riddler, Catwoman, Skyscreamer, Superman Tower of Power ect.

No, I did not get a chance to ride Mr. Freeze. We were going to ride Riddler but the line was really long, there were maintenance people at Catwoman fixing the ride, Skyscreamer was closed due to high winds. I rode Conquistador 5 times. I also rode the antique cars while I was waiting for NTAG to open.

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^Did you ride Mr. Freeze? What about the park's collection of flats? Riddler, Catwoman, Skyscreamer, Superman Tower of Power ect.

No, I did not get a chance to ride Mr. Freeze. We were going to ride Riddler but the line was really long, there were maintenance people at Catwoman fixing the ride, Skyscreamer was closed due to high winds. I rode Conquistador 5 times. I also rode the antique cars while I was waiting for NTAG to open.

 

Too bad about Mr. Freeze, it's one of our best rides. Riddler always has a long line, that's because it's easily the best flat ride at any SF park. Or at least until La Ronde and Discovery Kingdom open theirs. As for Skyscreamer, it's nearly twice as tall as the one at Fiesta! Too bad you didn't get to try it out. Catwoman is a Zamperla Endeavor 48 and the first of it's kind. Which is to say, a floorless Enterprise style ride. Coney Island has one, but theirs only has 24 seats.

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^Did you ride Mr. Freeze? What about the park's collection of flats? Riddler, Catwoman, Skyscreamer, Superman Tower of Power ect.

No, I did not get a chance to ride Mr. Freeze. We were going to ride Riddler but the line was really long, there were maintenance people at Catwoman fixing the ride, Skyscreamer was closed due to high winds. I rode Conquistador 5 times. I also rode the antique cars while I was waiting for NTAG to open.

 

Too bad about Mr. Freeze, it's one of our best rides. Riddler always has a long line, that's because it's easily the best flat ride at any SF park. Or at least until La Rond and Discovery Kingdom open theirs. As for Skyscreamer, it's nearly twice as tall as the one at Fiesta! Too bad you didn't get to try it out. Catwoman is a Zamperla Endeavor 48 and the first of it's kind. Which is to say, a floorless Enterprise style ride. Coney Island has one, but theirs only has 24 seats.

Riddler looked awesome. I'm sad I didn't get to ride the new flats.

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Here's what I thought:

New Texas Giant

I had very high expectations, but this ride exceeded them. I only had time for one ride (Back Row ) and it was amazing. I don't know if I like NTAG or IRAT better. The airtime was awesome and I loved the length of the ride.

NTAG is an amazing ride.

 

Titan

I had low expectations from reading about it, and my expectations were met if not below met. It wasn't bad, but it just really isn't fun. NO AIRTIME.

this is about what I thought the most recent time, which was a HUGE jump in quality from how bad it was the previous two times

 

Runaway Mountain

Justice League

Shockwave

agreed with all of these

 

Judge Roy Scream

[snip]but I liked it better than Titan[snip]

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I'm guessing Joker will have a VIP preview on Wed, May 17th. This will be followed by the Gold Pass holder preview on Thursday, May 18th, the regular Season Pass holder preview on Friday, May 19 and finally, open to the public on Sat, May 20th. This would be, more or less, what they did last year with Riddler, Catwoman and Harley Quinn.

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Titan

I had low expectations from reading about it, and my expectations were met if not below met. It wasn't bad, but it just really isn't fun. NO AIRTIME.

 

 

The Titan is an odd one with who enjoys it and who doesn't I've found (I'm local and been going to sfot since 93. My first ride on the Titian - I passed out on that big drop which didn't make the rest of the day very fun. My friend loved it.

I still to this day have no idea why out of all the coaster I've ridden over the years (starting as a bity - pre 93 years were in Maryland going to Hershey Park, Kings Dominion, and Ocean City boardwalk stuff) that one knocked me cold.

 

I'm also really glad to see SFOT improving for a while there was some really iffy safety practices after high winds, not to mention the issues all the Superman Power of Towers had for a few years.

 

I used to work in Special Collections at UTA so sometimes I got to see a lot of really cool stuff from the Star Telegram archives about what SFOT started as - if your ever visiting the part and have extra time and the campus is open go up to special collections an ask to see some of the photos and articles from when the park first opened. It was going to the "Disney" of Texas.

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Just bought my Joker VIP T-shirt on line!!! VIP day for the Joker will be Wed May 17th!!!

 

I'm still waiting to see my work schedule for next week, but I may be going! Otherwise I'm just probably going to go Monday or Tuesday of next week and not ride joker (going to grAdv soon anyways). Does anyone know if the VIP days are that busy? I assume they are better than the season pass day, but is it a risk since the ride may not be fully operational with all the kinks not worked out?

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Here's some details from the Joker.

 

The Ride officially opens on Saturday May 20th, 2017

Pass Holder Preview Event is Thursday and Friday May 18th and 19th.

The Ride has several opportunities to flip and spin.

The Green side is more aggressive than the Purple.

There is a Single Rider Line.

The Queue is interactive with a Joker Cam interacting with the guests in line.

Currently there are three trains running, with a forth in the maintenance area.

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I've just had my 7th ride on the Joker!!! WOW!!! What a ride!!! Great outta control feel!! I love it!!! I would like to say that Joker's addition to an already amazing Gotham City section gives SFOT what is possibly the best Gotham City in the SF chain!!!

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Nice!! TV screens in the queue!!

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Why so serious?

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Loading station

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Me and Mike preparing to ride Joker!!

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The Joker and me!!!

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