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Postby UnclePennybags on April 16th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Friday looks bad, but it looks like the weather's going to be fantastic on Saturday and Sunday. I'm not going to the park this weekend, but it'd be awesome to hear how things go for the rest of you.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 17th, 2019, 12:45 am
I can sadly only go Friday. So we will see how it turns out.
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Postby hoju74 on April 17th, 2019, 7:17 am
I'm still debating on Friday as that's the only day I can make it. My weather app is now saying 50 and partially sunny.
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Postby SFGAM_Hog on April 17th, 2019, 7:28 am
JiggidyNDG reported that Eagle was a smooth ride last weekend so I'm excited to eide it on Saturday!
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Postby rmceagle2021 on April 17th, 2019, 8:16 am
I am going both friday and saturday to the park
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Postby rmceagle2021 on April 17th, 2019, 8:21 am
Only a 10% chance for rain on friday
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Postby RBullFan97 on April 17th, 2019, 8:21 am
SFGAM_Hog wrote:JiggidyNDG reported that Eagle was a smooth ride last weekend so I'm excited to eide it on Saturday!

I've been saying this about the blue side since the start of last year, but Jiggidy would have ridden the red side last weekend so I wonder if they did some work on it. (For the record, I've never found Eagle to be that rough, but blue side was in fact noticeably smoother last year.)
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Postby staticshadows on April 17th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Grand Ave. is now under construction in front of the park from Route 21 to I-94. They were milling the road yesterday and today.
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Postby JT2002 on April 17th, 2019, 8:53 pm
staticshadows wrote:Grand Ave. is now under construction in front of the park from Route 21 to I-94. They were milling the road yesterday and today.

Well that stretch of the road is basically one giant pothole, so at least it's getting fixed.
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Postby RBullFan97 on April 17th, 2019, 9:45 pm
I heard that the Washington Street entrance will be closed until Maxx Force construction is finished. Is this true?
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Postby Jackluver18 on April 17th, 2019, 9:57 pm
I'll be there Friday but not Saturday. I'll be with a bunch of people.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 18th, 2019, 1:44 am
RBullFan97 wrote:I heard that the Washington Street entrance will be closed until Maxx Force construction is finished. Is this true?


I don’t know that they should really do that cause people will be showing up to that entrance but they could be using it for Maxx construction vehicles/crew.
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Postby anewman35 on April 18th, 2019, 7:14 am
gottastrata33 wrote:
RBullFan97 wrote:I heard that the Washington Street entrance will be closed until Maxx Force construction is finished. Is this true?


I don’t know that they should really do that cause people will be showing up to that entrance but they could be using it for Maxx construction vehicles/crew.


They sometimes do that anyway - there was a time I went last year and it was closed with no explanation. They also didn't have any signs or anything about where the main entrance was, and obviously I knew but it could have been very confusing for somebody who didn't.
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Postby DejaVu2001 on April 19th, 2019, 8:42 am
Just a heads up that today’s wind may cause some rides to not open
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Postby JaminOut on April 19th, 2019, 9:38 am
DejaVu2001 wrote:Just a heads up that today’s wind may cause some rides to not open


Which rides are most likely to close?


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Postby gottastrata33 on April 19th, 2019, 10:13 am
Sky Trek won’t open if so & that bums me out but the other I can Def see closing in high winds are Joker & GD.
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Postby JT2002 on April 19th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Anybody at the park? How busy is it??
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Postby Wisco Woody on April 19th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Instead of being at Great America tonight, Im at King's Island tonight and tomorrow for passholder preview and opening day, being the 40th anniversary of the Beast and all that. Then on Sunday I'll be at SFGAm for member day when the weather looks great for riding. I hope they'll have the red side of Eagle somewhat retracked and open so I can compare it to the somewhat retracked Beast.
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Postby anewman35 on April 19th, 2019, 2:51 pm
JT2002 wrote:Anybody at the park? How busy is it??


Not too bad. Front lot was about three quarters full, they weren't using the back. It would be a nice day if it wasn't so incredibly windy...
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Postby JaminOut on April 19th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Employees were talking about some sort of power outage an hour ago... makes sense because American Eagle, Goliath, Little Dipper, Batman, Mardi Gras Hangover, and Superman were all down for a bit.
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Postby anewman35 on April 19th, 2019, 3:24 pm
JaminOut wrote:Employees were talking about some sort of power outage an hour ago... makes sense because American Eagle, Goliath, Little Dipper, Batman, Mardi Gras Hangover, and Superman were all down for a bit.


They just announced that power is out in parts of the park (but not in Orleans Place where I am).

Crazy windy here. Just saw a sign fall off a food place and hit somebody in the head...
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Postby JT2002 on April 19th, 2019, 3:36 pm
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JaminOut wrote:Employees were talking about some sort of power outage an hour ago... makes sense because American Eagle, Goliath, Little Dipper, Batman, Mardi Gras Hangover, and Superman were all down for a bit.


They just announced that power is out in parts of the park (but not in Orleans Place where I am).

Crazy windy here. Just saw a sign fall off a food place and hit somebody in the head...

YIKES! Glad I'm going tomorrow instead.
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Postby JaminOut on April 19th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Superman, Rue Le Dodge, and Condor are all closed. Power outage there now too.
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Postby gottastrata33 on April 19th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Yeah there were three power outages while i was there. Goliath, Demon, & XF were all stuck heading into or on the lift, AE was down as well. Then we headed over to Rb since that was all down & it happened over there. Lol the wind was wild. It made it feel like Bull was going 85mph. Surprisingly GD & SkyTrek were open the entire time I was there while Joker was really the only thing down for wind. Everything else seemed to be power outage related.
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Postby UnclePennybags on April 19th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Did anyone buy food today? Last Spring, it seemed as though the park was woefully understaffed at the Dining locations. Even though it didn't seem that the park was that busy, we stood in line and waited for food for almost 40 minutes. Curious if the same thing is happening during 2019's opening weekend.
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