The weather was not too kind for us today for the first private event of the 2012 season. It rained in the morning for a while but it stopped around 9, which was good because the park opened at 10am. Even though the rain stayed away for the day, it was very cold today. It seemed a lot colder than during FF days in October. The park was moderately crowded but not too bad as far as lines went. I think Superman had the longest line for most of the day due to running one train and slow load times. Dark Knight had a good line due to the fact it was indoors and folks could warm up a bit. There was a raunchy smell in the Dark Knight queue area like a sewer was backed up or something. It did not get better until after the video area, which was only playing on a small screen. RC was closed in the morning but opened later when it dried up, as did Whizzer. Batman ran 2 trains fine. V2 seats were new and ran normally. (no holding break) AE running blue side only, RB running 2 trains and Viper as well.
For the new 2012 updates: Iron Wolf's station is still there but all signs are down and they relocated the singing stage from the GAR area to the from of IW queue
X-Flight has new merchandise. There are other new merch options for the other rides, V2, GD, etc... I also saw a blueprint for Roaring Rapids on a wall next to the AE and IW blueprint but did not see where to get one.
The fudge shoppe is gone and Trudy's expanded into the two areas with a new look to the building
X-Flight really looks great where it is at. To stand underneath it is just amazing. I can't wait to see the trains going buy overhead. The queue seems to be in the front that will be visible on the midway. (*I like rides that I can see the queue line to determine if the line is too long to wait or not.) There seems to be a sitting area or something to the left of the entrance. A crew was still working on the tower, welding panels on the front. I can't wait until the 12th.
lord soth wrote:-Flight has new merchandise. There are other new merch options for the other rides, V2, GD, etc... I also saw a blueprint for Roaring Rapids on a wall next to the AE and IW blueprint but did not see where to get one.
I am confuesed. On the one X-Flight ashirt is says it's 13.5 stories tall (135 ft). But every where else it says it's 12 stories tall (120 ft). So what is the real height?
Well that sounds cool and all, but a story is not an actual unit of measurement, that's why parks like to use the term a lot. But in North America, one story can be anywhere from 8-25 feet or more. Being an electrician who has dealt with a lot of lighting, I'm been in many single story warehouses where the height of this single story is about 40 feet. So it would be 100% accurate to say that X Flight is 15 stories, it would also be 100% accurate to say X flight is 5 Stories. Both are equally nonsensical. Acually the best way to put it is X flight is 2 stories tall, that actually makes sense since you can stand on the footer at ground level, then the next floor up is the catwalk at the very top of the lift....
Story (American English) is any level part of a building that could be used by people (for living, work, storage, recreation, etc.). The plurals is stories.
The terms floor, level, or deck can also be used in this sense; except that one may use "ground floor" and "ground level" for the floor closer to what is considered the ground or street level, whereas "storey" is commonly used only for levels strictly above or below that level The words "storey" and "floor" also generally exclude levels of the building that have no roof, even if they are used by people—such as the terrace on the top roof of many buildings.
The height of each storey is based on the ceiling height of the rooms plus the thickness of the floors between each pain. Generally this is around ten feet or three metres total, however it varies widely from just under this figure to well over it. Storeys within a building need not be all the same height — often the lobby is more spacious, for example. Higher levels may be smaller in area than the ones beneath (a prominent feature of the Willis Tower).
Favorite Wood Coasters: The Voyage, El Toro, Thunderhead, Balder Favorite Steel: Expedition GeForce, SFOG Goliath, Olympia Looping Coasters Ridden:Steel: 550, Wood: 147, Total: 697
County Fair will never be the same. X Flight has brought new life to an area that really was only worth checking out if you were (are) a fan of American Eagle. Since we lost Splash Water Falls, that area really went downhill. Deja Vu being removed really was added salt on wounds because it was replaced by that ridiculous water ride. This new ride could not have come at a better time.
I do not know what sense there is to put Great America Idol next to IW station. That area has been dead for years. Is it there way to revive that little corner with people singing?
You feel like paradise And I need a vacation tonight
^ Why take it out if nothing is going there yet? That's just the way Six Flags is. Nothing new either. Power Dive's queue, platform, and footers remained until King Chaos was added, and of course Splashwater Falls, Deja Vu queue, and Space Shuttle America.