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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby dnn2031 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:46 am

rjr19 wrote:I can't imagine them selling trains to make money, but at the same time.....if they have all the second trains still and attendance is up, then why not use them?


Presumably they don't consider the cost of refurbishment (which is considerable) of two trains instead of one doesn't offset the loss of guest satisfaction. Even if they run a second train only on busy days or weekends it still needs to be near completely disassembled, checked for cracks by third-party inspection, and the majority of hardware replaced annually. Between 4 coasters this could be two hundred thousand or more?
Just the bit of Predator track replaced was something like close a hundred thousand I'd heard.

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Postby Haymaker » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:56 am

^ In addition to the cool million to buy a second ROS train.

My opinion is they should have 2 available for ROS and Viper. Those are the 2 that need it the most on busy days and still saves some money.

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Postby SbSteveZ » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:59 am

^ opinion appreciated but unfortunately on busy days it’s more than just those two that get a line. Predator and Mind Eraser get some hefty lines on busy days too, and Motocoaster has long-ish lines whenever it’s open.
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 am

A couple of pages back I mentioned a new haunt coming to Fright Fest this year that I found on the website, and now the Fright Fest chair/tombstones/coffins are out advertising...
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 am

Haymaker wrote:^ In addition to the cool million to buy a second ROS train.

My opinion is they should have 2 available for ROS and Viper. Those are the 2 that need it the most on busy days and still saves some money.


From my experiences i’ve noticed the same thing. RoS and Viper need it the most. And honestly Viper needs it worse than RoS. Viper’s line was a solid 2 hours last weekend. A long ride duration along with slow ops just makes that line ridiculous. RoS’s crew at least seems to realize they need to move fast in order for the line to move. They’ve done a great job this year from my experiences and have been keeping the line manageable with one train. Viper though..... :|
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby SbSteveZ » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:46 pm

DarienPoint wrote:A couple of pages back I mentioned a new haunt coming to Fright Fest this year that I found on the website, and now the Fright Fest chair/tombstones/coffins are out advertising...


“3 Haunted House” eh? Wonder how much it costs to print those things since they forgot an S :lol:
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 pm

^ They could poorly draw on an S so it looks scary/eerie lol.
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Postby SK4494 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:38 am

I was at the park yesterday and I found this in the gift shop for RoS, possibly to be rethemed back to Superman lol
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:10 am

^ They have DC merch scattered around that shop. It makes one wonder..
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Re: Six Flags Darien Lake (SFDL) Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:30 am

What does the Spiderman Poster have to do with Ride of Steel?
(for those who aren't comic/IP savvy) Spiderman is a Marvel IP, not DC and Disney doesn't even have fully rights to him.
Six Flags is not able to use Spiderman.

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