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Superman The Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Discussion' started by BizarroAj, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. depotrat

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    I was at the park this morning and after riding STR and WC (both excellent rides) I ran into Frank Doninger while renewing my SP. We discussed the strategy of boarding passes on STR. He explained that they were getting killed with complaints of 3 and 4 hour waits. The new strategy will allow folks to get a pass - go ride other rides or see shows and then return for a more humane 45 minute or less wait. The key is that he said they will always open the ride to everyone 2 hours before closing. He also said the chances of getting the 2nd train back before the end of the season are very slim. They still need some parts and Intamin does not carry them anymore so they have to be designed and manufactured by another company. That is very time consuming.

    Based on the hand dealt to them and the promise of all can ride late - I take back my criticism of the strategy.
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  2. CanobieCoaster

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    Just curious, has Superman's Flash Pass availability changed with this?
  3. Chase Hathorne

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    No^
  4. depotrat

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    Flash pass access is unchanged.
  5. xsarabella

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    Which means you can use your diamond skip the line passes!
  6. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Forum Leader

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    Which Tina & I are planning to do on Saturday... :cool:
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  7. Chase Hathorne

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    Currently at the park. They most definitely do not open the ride to everyone 2 hours prior as here I am an hour and 10 minutes before closing and they wouldn’t let me in without a boarding pass...
  8. koasterkid

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    5th place in the GTA’s this year... when are those new trains coming? :eek:
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  9. Chase Hathorne

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    It was running great tonight if it means anything..... come on SFNE you have the best steel coaster on earth but it’s got junk trains please fix it.
  10. thrillsnewengland

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    Wow...
    Does anyone have a link to the full winners list?
  11. Chase Hathorne

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    The top 10 was
    1. Fury (ew)
    2. MF (love it but, no)
    3. SV (should’ve won)
    4. EGF
    5. STR (TBars pls)
    6. Apollo’s Chariot (hahahahaha what)
    7. Iron Rattler (lmao nope)
    8. Levi (ew)
    9. Mav (should be higher)
    10. DBack (no.)
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  12. thrillsnewengland

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    I actually think that's a pretty solid top 10
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  13. Dr. Gigglez

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    Unfortunately TBARS will never come back! But From what I hear and I cant confirm or deny it, but I hear Intamin has a new style train for this, thats what I was told, but do not have proof of this yet. If thats the case, I believe 2020 will get new trains for its 20th Anniversary! Thats my guess, The Blue Train will probably return next year and I am sure Six Flags knows they need to do something! They cant have the top coaster keep going into the toilet!
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  14. Chase Hathorne

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    Why would Intamin design a completely new style of train for this ride and this ride only.... And not for the other Intamin Megas built around the same time?
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  15. Sluggo77

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    ^I think he means this style coaster not just SFNE’s Superman.

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