Was it just Power Surge @ SFFT or do all splash chute water pools smell really bad too? I remember how grody that whole area was when that ride was still operating. The area is 50x nicer with WWGLC there.
1. Fury 325 | 2. Millennium Force | 3. New Texas Giant | 4. Outlaw Run | 5. Maverick | 6. Twisted Cyclone | 7. Iron Rattler | 8. The Voyage | 9. Goliath (SFGAm) | 10. Time Traveler
coasterbill wrote:The world needs less of these unthemed splash boat rides so I'm on board.
They're basically just impostor log flumes that get you wet like a rapids ride. Basically the worst kind of dry park water ride imaginable unless they have noteworthy theming or a double down or something
I would have been OK with an Aquaman re-theming much like SFoT did years ago. They re-themed their "Splash Down Simulator" to "Aquaman" and the result was quite striking. The ride water is very clean, crystal clear too. The caveat though is the ride is across from their Justice League: BFM, which does not allow any wet riders on.
But...barring such a transformation at SFoG, I would not mind seeing this ride go away to make way for (hopefully) a Giant Discovery. Another observation I failed to mention in my earlier report: I noticed piping being installed from the hill where the Splashwater Falls pump area is located down the hill to near the body of water at the wheelhouse. Could this mean they are draining and capping off the water supply to this ride?
SFOGchick wrote:I know this is random but do any rides at SFOG have station music? I know this isn't an important concept to talk about but it is just around curiosity. (Goliath has station music, sprite soda commercial ads)
Batman The Ride has music from the Dark Knight movies playing in the station and queue but I liked the old Danny Elfman music better (they played the old music back in the day when I worked at the park). The Twisted Cyclone area plays old classics that fit the theme of the area but that's about it. The Metropolis Park area (home of Superman and Justice League BFM) also plays Superman themed music including the original score.
The Goliath queue used to play old science fiction TV theme music when it first opened in 2006. This was keeping in line with the retro USA theming in the area. Typically, new rides have a special theme to their queue music but after a few seasons, they play standard park music, if any at all. Hurricane Harbor played beachy summer music their first couple of seasons. Now it is simply hot AC/rhythmic tunes. I suspect the same thing will happen around Twisted Cyclone in a season or two.
Shout-outs to the guys whom I rode Twisted Cyclone with this AM (6/27/18) in the last car, I'm the guy in the glasses with spiky blond hair & I think I heard you mention Theme Park Review!
Twisted Cyclone was amazing, this was my 6th time riding it and today I finally got a seat in the first car. I still prefer the back due to the first drop factor, but the front had some amazing ejector air on the wave turn and the turnaround drops which seemed somewhat stronger than the back. I don't think there's a bad seat on this ride.
As far as the new construction zone near Goliath, I don't have any photos but they were bulldozing & chopping out old infrastructure today, including a ton of old cement & old piping/drainage. My guess/speculation based on the amount of space would be getting a Zamperla Disk-O since that's been a recent thing with Six Flags St. Louis.
^ I heard someone say that it was for a new haunted house/maze for Fright Fest, I think it was Screamscape, but I'm not sure..
Darien Lake is my home park.
Coaster Count: 65 || Parks: 12 (I need to branch out and visit new parks ) Top 10:1. Millennium Force | 2. Wicked Cyclone | 3. Superman the Ride | 4. Rougarou | 5. Maverick | 6. Raptor (CP) | 7. Gatekeeper | 8. Top Thrill Dragster | 9. Ride of Steel | 10. Tantrum
The fans in the Twisted Cyclone queue and station are now in action and they definitely make a difference.
Goliath's new exit path (around the construction) is now complete and being used.
Batman and Joker has been closed for about a week now and Mind Bender was closed earlier when I went down there. Gotham City is basically a dead zone with the exception of the Crime Wave and the tilt a whirl.
It just started raining so the park closed most of the rides down but I'm going to stick it out because I know everything will be walk-on's when they open back up.
Former SFOG Employee (2005-2006). Former GASM Op(2005). Former Thunder River Op(2006). Favorite Woodie - El Toro --- Favorite Steel - Dèja Vu (Long live the GIB) SFOG Ambassador - Per My Mother. (Lol)
Lotologist492 wrote:The TEXAS Locomotive was in service today. From the looks of things, this was the engine that caught fire awhile back. There were charred areas on the smoke stack plus a small tarp covering something on it, but the engine was in service.
I believe it was the “General” locomotive that caught fire. The “Texas” was running today as well and while riding it, I noticed that the other engine was covered in tarp over in the railroad maintenance area. Judging by one of the videos posted of the fire, I remember seeing “General” printed on the side of the locomotive.
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