Nitro was down around 7:30 when I went to ride it. I'm not sure what the ride's issue was (other than being cold related). I stuck it out until they got it running just after 8. The reason it took so long was because all the maintenance guys were busy with the other rides.
Once Nitro opened, I had a beautiful marathon with several face freezing front row rides until it broke down 5 minutes before closing. It was seemingly because an idiot forced open the air gate.
coasterbill wrote:Is Batman actually still operating (which appears to be the case on queue times)?
Batman was a tank. It started with two trains and ran non-stop.
I ended there after Nitro closed. Batman must have gone down at some point to take it down to one train, but that may not have even been a breakdown.
coasterbill wrote:’ve never known them to have official temp closures but I’ve noticed that around 25 degrees the rides pretty much refuse to work
A few operators noted the rides had issues in sub-freezing temperatures, but it doesn't sound like there's a hard cutoff. I think they just ask Santa for the rides to work. Sometimes they do, other times they get coal.
For the most part, the mechanical issues I saw were minor and sorted out in 10-15 minutes. The oddest one was a Houdini breakdown where the preshow didn't work.
The biggest problem child of the night was Superman. I don't think Superman opened with the park and I didn't see it open until well after the sun set. I got a front row ride and ended up getting stuck in the station for 15 minutes.
The ride kept breaking down for the same thing. When the train returned to the station, they had issues with the back row's locking pin. The employees had to manually release it with a screwdriver before the train would lower from the flying position. They could send around an empty just fine, but with people, row 8 kept breaking down. After seeing this issue for the third time, I gave up trying to get a second ride on Superman and I don't think it reopened.
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