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    (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    On July 2, I posted the following in the "In The Parks" blog:
    Got to "observe" the Green Lantern coaster on Saturday. Many times, the cars only rotated a couple of times if that.


    My kids then went on Batman. While they rode, I timed the time between cars (on Green Lantern) when they reached the top of the lift as a reference point. On day 2, SFMM was averaging about 1 car every minute. Do the math......8 riders times 60 is only 480 riders per hour. Prepare for a long wait. If they can get the cars up faster then great. But it doesn't look good already.


    sir clinksalot - 07-05-2011 08:50 AM then posted the following:
    My guess is in the next few weeks we will see the ride hit it's projected 900 riders per hour.

    I took another trip to SFMM on July 17 with one of my sons and his friend who had not ridden Green Lantern yet. The line stated 1 hour wait which turned out to be 80 minutes, no big deal. As they got in line, I sat down with a grease infused slice of pizza, dried out pieces of cheese bread, and a over-syruped coca-cola and watched the ride. I decided to time the cars using the stopwatch with lap feature on my cellphone.

    The number of cars that cycled through in 1 hour was 42. Assuming each car was at full capacity (8 riders), that came to only 336 riders for 1 hour. This is definitely a decrease from day 2 operations.

    Each car would stop at the midway point on the brakes for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. One car was on the brakes for almost 4 minutes.

    I then stood outside of the exit line where you can stand underneath the cars to watch them go up the lift. It did not seem the employees were working slowly and in fact, and I can't believe I am saying this, they seemed to be working efficiently. Who knows what was holding up the dispatching.

    However, SFMM does need to work on this. 336 riders an hour is just ridiculous when it should be almost triple this amount.

    As I posted before, if you really want to ride this, then prepare to wait. Otherwise, wait a year or so and the ride will be walk on like most of the rides.


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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    [QUOTE=TacAlert;1056581084]On July 2, I posted the following in the "In The Parks" blog:
    Got to "observe" the Green Lantern coaster on Saturday. Many times, the cars only rotated a couple of times if that.


    My kids then went on Batman. While they rode, I timed the time between cars (on Green Lantern) when they reached the top of the lift as a reference point. On day 2, SFMM was averaging about 1 car every minute. Do the math......8 riders times 60 is only 480 riders per hour. Prepare for a long wait. If they can get the cars up faster then great. But it doesn't look good already.


    sir clinksalot - 07-05-2011 08:50 AM then posted the following:
    My guess is in the next few weeks we will see the ride hit it's projected 900 riders per hour.

    I took another trip to SFMM on July 17 with one of my sons and his friend who had not ridden Green Lantern yet. The line stated 1 hour wait which turned out to be 80 minutes, no big deal. As they got in line, I sat down with a grease infused slice of pizza, dried out pieces of cheese bread, and a over-syruped coca-cola and watched the ride. I decided to time the cars using the stopwatch with lap feature on my cellphone.

    The number of cars that cycled through in 1 hour was 42. Assuming each car was at full capacity (8 riders), that came to only 336 riders for 1 hour. This is definitely a decrease from day 2 operations.

    Each car would stop at the midway point on the brakes for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. One car was on the brakes for almost 4 minutes.

    I then stood outside of the exit line where you can stand underneath the cars to watch them go up the lift. It did not seem the employees were working slowly and in fact, and I can't believe I am saying this, they seemed to be working efficiently. Who knows what was holding up the dispatching.

    However, SFMM does need to work on this. 336 riders an hour is just ridiculous when it should be almost triple this amount.

    As I posted before, if you really want to ride this, then prepare to wait. Otherwise, wait a year or so and the ride will be walk on like most of the rides.

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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Yeah, I've heard that the operations have actually gotten worse ... I was giving them the benefit of the doubt during media day/opening weekend. But now they've had 3 weeks to get their stuff together. No excuse.


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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Horrible operations at SFMM? NO WAY!



    Green Lantern should have never been built at SFMM. SFMM already has rides such as X2, Deja Vu, and Superman with horrible through puts, adding yet another one is a big mistake.

    Guests wanting to ride all those will be spending a good majority of their day waiting in line.

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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    I can honestly see Green Lantern being one of those rides that gets moved to other Six Flags parks through some kind of "ride exchange" program like they used to have. I can't see it being popular at SFMM for more than a year or two to be honest.

    I do enjoy the ride, make no mistake.


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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan120420 View Post
    Horrible operations at SFMM? NO WAY!



    Green Lantern should have never been built at SFMM. SFMM already has rides such as X2, Deja Vu, and Superman with horrible through puts, adding yet another one is a big mistake.

    Guests wanting to ride all those will be spending a good majority of their day waiting in line.
    How exactly? Adding any new attraction should theoretically alleviate the load on other rides.

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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Green Lantern, X2, Deja Vu, and SuperMan all have horrible capacity. And all of those rides are top rides in the park, rides that most park guests want to ride. And on most days during the summer its not uncommon to see each of these rides get around 90min+ waits.

    So the average guest wanting to ride all four of these rides will be spending around 6 hours in line.

    I think spending 6 hours out of a 12 hour day in line for four rides is horrible.


    I just think adding a major ride with the capacity close to or slightly over your standard wild mouse, in a park where three of its major rides suffer from the same low capacity issue is a bad idea.


    Green Lantern is better suited in a small pay-per ride park or boardwalk, not a park of Magic Mountain size.
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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan120420 View Post
    Horrible operations at SFMM? NO WAY!



    Green Lantern should have never been built at SFMM. SFMM already has rides such as X2, Deja Vu, and Superman with horrible through puts, adding yet another one is a big mistake.

    Guests wanting to ride all those will be spending a good majority of their day waiting in line.
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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Went to the park on 7/22. We had a special needs pass so the line wait wasnt an issue. When we boarded though we sat in the station for about five minutes as they cleaned up a mess made by a guest. Had to clean down and sanitize one set of seats. watched as the worker crossed back and forth several times. Once with a bag, then broom, followed by sanatizer, and finally the bag again. Apparently this happens a lot as they had a huge pile of barf bags. Probablly what they were taking care of when the car you saw was stopped for awhile. The ride was very intense. Don't go just after eating.

    One word to summarize this ride INSANE!! I hope you get to try it at least once.

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    Re: (SFMM) Green Lantern - Might be awhile for that First Flight

    Yeah often times when I drive in for work, there's zero cars on GL (the ride is very close to the employee parking lot) or one sitting idle on the brake. This puppy has to have an insanely low capacity. At least the queue is half-indoors/themed.

    Meanwhile, Superman is really hitting its stride. Both sides rocket cars up at least every three minutes now. Whoever has been running it lately has their employees working their butts off. I always feel sorry that rides never gets high GSA (guest service audit) scores, since they are constantly pinned down by rude guests who are mad they knowingly waited 90 minutes in line. It's always us in entertainment, since nobody (as we got rid of the stunt show) really cares to bother with our shows anymore, and those who do appreciate all the legroom!

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