anonymouscactus wrote:Awesome report and pics! I want to make the 6 hour drive this weekend on Saturday but the combination of wind and cold tells me maybe we should maybe wait (though it could be worse next weekend, who knows)... I know bill jokes about them running nitro until it valleys but I was screwed over at SFGADV once before due to winds (nitro and many other rides closed, and Toro valleyed that morning) so I know it's not 100% true :-p -- I know to take forecasts with a grain of salt but if the HIGH is 36 degrees with light to moderate winds will they fire the rides up to start the day? I'm just weary because at the park I worked at, you know, we actually follow the temperature rules. Many rides have a start-up temperature but you can keep running if it gets colder... but 36 degrees, honestly I'm not sure how that will work at six flags. Just paranoid since it will be a long journey... I know I would still enjoy myself but i don't know the history of how last year went on the colder and windier days. Thanks!
Oh, and most importantly, how much is the spiked cider and where the hell is this majestic place located???? A couple of those paired with Houdini and Joker sounds like a fun time, even if the big rides were to close...
Opening weekend last year? Yeah we were there too
To be fair the only ride in the Holiday in the Park section that didn't open that day was Nitro and they tried to open it, it just crawled into the midcourse at about 1 MPH (at most), the brakes locked and it took maintenance forever to release it from the midcourse (we were actually next to ride and sitting in the train when they closed it) but winds were over 50 MPH that day, the ride wasn't broken in yet for the season and it most likely had different wheels.
I've never once seen them not open a coaster because of low temperatures. I have seen them not open a coaster because of incredibly high winds but the wind this weekend seems like it'll be very manageable.
anonymouscactus wrote:how last year went on the colder and windier days
How things went last year on colder and windier days? Things went up 230 feet above the clouds... and then they dropped down reaching hilariously not hyper speeds of definitely not 80 MPH but somehow made it back to the station eventually. No ride closed for weather at any point during last year's event except for one mid day hail storm though. We rode Nitro one night at park close and the phone was showing 29 degrees.
I'll say this though. Saturday is forecasted to be the lowest high temperature in Holiday in the Park history. Personally I think they'll run every coaster all day, but if you're worried then don't chance it. Just go Sunday or go next weekend when you'll likely have slightly warmer weather which will be nicer for walking around in.
anonymouscactus wrote:Oh, and most importantly, how much is the spiked cider and where the hell is this majestic place located???? A couple of those paired with Houdini and Joker sounds like a fun time, even if the big rides were to close...
It's right over by Sky Screamer at the Sky Bar.