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(03-31-2019, 12:35 AM)Spy Hunter Wrote: Yes I went on terror ride around 6:40 and guess who was operating it but the lovely Julie Freed!  We stopped and talked to her for a few minutes, that was awesome to see that!  She definately deserves a raise after seeing that, shows awesome leadership by lagoon ownership.

That is sweet, I met her at Frightmares last year, she was pretty nice.
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I loved being down for Opening Day this year! It was really weird seeing snow around some of the rides! We got stopped on Jet Star's lift probably 15 feet from the drop, because a train didn't clear reduction. They had to push it onto the next motor, and push the train on the E-brake in front of us, so we were up there for a while. We did get talking to a higher up employee, and she said that Re-Entry would be closed all day because of a restraint issue, and it was. What issue with the restrains could there have been?

Also, Dracula's had a monster line all day, so we weren't able to ride it. There were some points where the line was longer than Terroride! Jet Star dispatches were really good, catapult and sky coaster were both running pretty consistently, and spider was pretty fast too! I just wish that Colossus was running two trains. It has it's queue filled and beyond around 3. Wicked had a big line, probably because they were only using one loading station and 3 trains. Cannibal was running the same amount of trains, but it did seem like it went through quicker because of a better capacity.

The only rides that I saw have some sort of issue today was Re-Entry, Samauri (closed for the last few hours, Wicked and Roller Coaster (both were closed for the first 45 minutes or so.)

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The only issue I saw with Cannibal was how many people "accidentally" got half of their party split into the single riders line, and got pulled forward when the other half of their party got to the front of the normal line. Even saw one party get to let up one member via the employee entrance stairs because they'd recently had surgery and couldn't stand in line long enough, so they sat on a bench until the rest of their party got up to the front of the line.

Shenanigans, I tells ya. Lagoon really needs to work on their queue management/line jumping enforcement.

Fire Dragon will definitely be single-train only until the green train finishes its winter rebuild. With only two trains released from Maintenance, one of those has to be the backup in case there's a mechanical issue with the first one. Once you have three, you can run two + a spare. Like the old motto of redundancy goes: one is none; two is one.
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(03-31-2019, 04:21 PM)DragonTamer Wrote: The only issue I saw with Cannibal was how many people "accidentally" got half of their party split into the single riders line, and got pulled forward when the other half of their party got to the front of the normal line. Even saw one party get to let up one member via the employee entrance stairs because they'd recently had surgery and couldn't stand in line long enough, so they sat on a bench until the rest of their party got up to the front of the line.

Shenanigans, I tells ya. Lagoon really needs to work on their queue management/line jumping enforcement.

Fire Dragon will definitely be single-train only until the green train finishes its winter rebuild. With only two trains released from Maintenance, one of those has to be the backup in case there's a mechanical issue with the first one. Once you have three, you can run two + a spare. Like the old motto of redundancy goes: one is none; two is one.
Thanks for the Colossus info. I assumed it was something like that since I couldn't see the green train.

When I was in line for Blast-Off, there were some teens who hopped a fence to get in line with some friends who were probably already there for 10 minutes. The tower saw that, and asked them to leave the line. Eventually, and employee escorted them out. Im glad that they actually did something about it instead of letting it slide.

That's pretty dumb with Cannibal. The line was never much longer than the queue was, so it wasn't a long enough wait for people to resort to that.

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(03-31-2019, 04:00 PM)LSFMAN Wrote: I loved being down for Opening Day this year! It was really weird seeing snow around some of the rides! We got stopped on Jet Star's lift probably 15 feet from the drop, because a train didn't clear reduction. They had to push it onto the next motor, and push the train on the E-brake in front of us, so we were up there for a while. We did get talking to a higher up employee, and she said that Re-Entry would be closed all day because of a restraint issue, and it was. What issue with the restrains could there have been?

Also, Dracula's had a monster line all day, so we weren't able to ride it. There were some points where the line was longer than Terroride! Jet Star dispatches were really good, catapult and sky coaster were both running pretty consistently, and spider was pretty fast too! I just wish that Colossus was running two trains. It has it's queue filled and beyond around 3. Wicked had a big line, probably because they were only using one loading station and 3 trains. Cannibal was running the same amount of trains, but it did seem like it went through quicker because of a better capacity.

The only rides that I saw have some sort of issue today was Re-Entry, Samauri (closed for the last few hours, Wicked and Roller Coaster (both were closed for the first 45 minutes or so.)

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I think Dracula's line is now a little deceptive because they took out the switch back. So you enter to the right, go left between the fences and then right to load for your car. So now the line looks longer than it actually is. But there wasn't anything new inside from what I could tell so not like not riding it would have been a huge loss.

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(03-31-2019, 04:21 PM)DragonTamer Wrote: The only issue I saw with Cannibal was how many people "accidentally" got half of their party split into the single riders line, and got pulled forward when the other half of their party got to the front of the normal line. Even saw one party get to let up one member via the employee entrance stairs because they'd recently had surgery and couldn't stand in line long enough, so they sat on a bench until the rest of their party got up to the front of the line.

Shenanigans, I tells ya. Lagoon really needs to work on their queue management/line jumping enforcement.

Fire Dragon will definitely be single-train only until the green train finishes its winter rebuild. With only two trains released from Maintenance, one of those has to be the backup in case there's a mechanical issue with the first one. Once you have three, you can run two + a spare. Like the old motto of redundancy goes: one is none; two is one.
That's never stopped them from running both available trains in years past. I think it may have been a staffing issue over anything else.

I would also like to correct something I had heard yesterday. Had two people confirm that Tidal Wave's conversion was completed by Amusement Technical. According to their website, they completed an electrical drive conversion and new control system to the HUSS Pirate rides at M&D's in Scotland, State Fair of Texas (2017), Canobie Lake Park (2014), and Palace Playland (2014). I had the pleasure of experiencing one of their MIDI Tea Cups at Tayto Park in 2015, and thought it was a great ride. It's great to know that Tidal Wave will continue to thrill guests for another 30-40 years.

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