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Offline Millennium Force 44

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Opening Day 2012
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:28:44 PM »
Why is opening day this year on a Thursday?

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 05:59:48 PM »
I'll be there on that Saturday.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 02:33:55 PM »
So who is going to the park this weekend and what day? I am planning either Friday or Saturday or both.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 04:40:54 PM »
Shoe, I should be there sometime on Saturday. I need a Toro ride.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 06:03:48 PM »
I am thinking sometime on Friday ! Hope Kingda Ka is open my son is finally 54 inches !! WHOOOO !!

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012, 10:06:08 PM »
I'll be there as soon as school let's out tomorrow...stupid rules against senior cut day. I'm going tomorrow, Friday, and Monday. Here's to a great season guys! :D

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 12:20:24 AM »
hopefully saturday but who knows?

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 08:27:51 AM »
I'm hoping to squeeze in a trip with my boys on Friday.  We have a soccer tournament on Saturday so that isn't happening.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 10:48:38 AM »
We usually like to attend opening day when possible, but a weekday doesn't work for us.  This weekend we're hitting Kings Dominion so our first GA visit will be Sunday, 4/15.  If anyone will be there then, let me know!

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 01:00:45 PM »
im goin friday anyone wanna meet up?


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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 03:17:56 PM »
Typical opening day...
Good thing I was there to see friends more than ride coasters.

-New security checkpoint added before the ticket booths
-1 train El Toro operation (didn't have the patience to wait)
-Ka is being Ka (not that I care any more)
-Extremely crowded.  They must have sold a ton of season passes last year.
-SkyScreamer is much taller than I expected. It does look very nice in the skyline.  Hopefully it has a pretty light package.
-Parking lot...still not paved.

-Coasters After Dark - May 4
-Fall Family Fun night has become Fight Fest Preview- Sept 21  Probably due to the early FF operations.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 05:13:37 PM »
Predicting Fall Family Fun Night is going to be packed to the brim because they don't really care who gets in to the park that day.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 09:31:08 AM »
Did you happen to notice what side Rolling Thunder was running?

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 11:36:06 AM »
Yep...Right side was operating.
Heard there was lots of old lumber lying about, so maybe it got some TLC.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 09:02:47 PM »
Yep...Right side was operating.
Heard there was lots of old lumber lying about, so maybe it got some TLC.

SO the crappy side?

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2012, 01:11:45 PM »
Both sides on rolling are running today.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012, 06:57:13 PM »
Why do they slways run the crappy side when they
Only run one side of Rolling Thunder?

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
Is this a riddle...?

Q) Why do they always run the crappy side when only running one side?

A) Both sides are crappy. Therefore regardless of what side is running, it will automatically be crappy.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 12:48:22 PM »
The "left" track is actually quite good when running well. I've gotten airtime on virtually every hill after it rained, but the "right" track sucks no matter what. And they ALWAYS operate the the "right" track when they go choose to only run one side of the ride.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 07:03:11 PM »
Here are some pictures I took with my phone this past weekend. Enjoy!
















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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2012, 07:48:19 PM »
Those pics are nice. Thanks! I have yet to sneak in my first visit. Things have been hectic for me.
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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 08:50:53 PM »
There's no way that thing is 240 feet...

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2012, 08:53:23 PM »
There's no way that thing is 240 feet...

Yeah I am going with the original 150 foot height they originally said.

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2012, 11:28:54 PM »
So that gangbuster rumor about us trading SkyScreamers with Fiesta Texas was a hunk of bull. This is why I don't like the rumor mill...

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Re: Opening Day 2012
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2012, 12:02:02 PM »
I was pretty sure SFGA's Facebook said the height was changing? Let me see if I can find it.

Yup, their website says it's 242 feet. Clicky.

SKYSCREAMER BY THE NUMBERS
Height Restrictions   min. 48"
Ride Category   Thrill (MORE LIKE THIS)
Introduction   Spring 2012
Height   242 feet
Speed   40 mph
Swing Distance   48 feet
Capacity   32 guests

Edit:

Is that just a bad angle for the photo? They have one on their Facebook where you can clearly see it's about twice the height of the Big Wheel (unless it's Photoshopped hah)

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