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Shane

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I'm starting to wonder why Premier doesn't offer a couple of at least slightly different layouts for the SkyRocket II just to vary their offerings. I guess they are really going for their return on investment here.
 
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I'm starting to wonder why Premier doesn't offer a couple of at least slightly different layouts for the SkyRocket II just to vary their offerings. I guess they are really going for their return on investment here.
I do get the questions on not offering some variation, but I think this is great business practices from Premier. Having 1 or 2 rides that don't have to be custom made every single order, and it's just they want this we know what to do, can really make them a lot of money.
 
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Beats having the abandoned Tidal Wave ride there at least.

I like Pesto so this'll be a solid addition to the park. Vest or no vest.
 
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Beats having the abandoned Tidal Wave ride there at least.

I like Pesto so this'll be a solid addition to the park. Vest or no vest.
Ditto. We really enjoy Tempesto, when it has little to no line. When we visit Tampa, it has very light crowds so all of the rides are walk-in, so it will be a welcome addition to replace Tidal Wave. Plus, its relatively inexpensive, so that's more money for whatever happens to Gwazi.
 
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Ditto. We really enjoy Tempesto, when it has little to no line. When we visit Tampa, it has very light crowds so all of the rides are walk-in, so it will be a welcome addition to replace Tidal Wave. Plus, its relatively inexpensive, so that's more money for whatever happens to Gwazi.
Not sure when you've gone that it was walk on...at least on the weekends it's always SUPER busy past noon.

Side note, unpopular opinion on the restraints:
I rode tempesto with my GF a few months ago, and something came up. The restraints seem to "bottom out" before closing completely on the seat. This means that with certain smaller riders, there is a considerable looseness to the lap bar. Perhaps that's the reason for the collars? Still a poor solution but I can at least understand why the damned things are installed given what I saw with my GF.
 

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Not sure when you've gone that it was walk on...at least on the weekends it's always SUPER busy past noon.

Side note, unpopular opinion on the restraints:
I rode tempesto with my GF a few months ago, and something came up. The restraints seem to "bottom out" before closing completely on the seat. This means that with certain smaller riders, there is a considerable looseness to the lap bar. Perhaps that's the reason for the collars? Still a poor solution but I can at least understand why the damned things are installed given what I saw with my GF.
If that were really a problem the previous Sky Rocket IIs would have has OTSRs. I rode Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, which only has lap bars, and it was a much better experience.

I firmly believe the Comfort Collars are designed to give people the illusion of increased safety, against an imaginary threat.
 
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I firmly believe the Comfort Collars are designed to give people the illusion of increased safety, against an imaginary threat.
That's what the comfort collars purpose was outright stated to be. I could've sworn BGW released that statement when the lady complained to the local news that her comfort collar came undone during the cycle.

As a ride operator though I'd rather deal with the Comfort Collars than with lap bar seatbelts, which take longer to check overall. At least with the comfort collars you can check them with a push, pull, and tug motion similar to B&Ms. The less of this check seatbelts, push down lapbar, check restraint shit that the ops have to do the better for this industry. Only gripe with the comfort collars is the fact that people will place the collars under their arms, which I've seen a few times this year.
 

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Everyone just needs to adopt the Disney approach to checking lap restraints: "Everyone pull on your yellow tab."
 
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Not sure when you've gone that it was walk on...at least on the weekends it's always SUPER busy past noon.
We usually go to Florida in February and October. We only ever attend Tampa on weekdays for the regular park. Howl-o-Scream, of course, is on a weekend but we only show up for the evening festivities and may ride one or two coasters. My friend hates lines, so our group has developed a very strategic way of hitting the Orlando parks with little to no waiting. I know that going to Tampa and experiencing walk-ons is hard to believe, but it happens for us on weekdays during these months. That's why we go. We made the mistake of experiencing Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando on weekends and never again.

Heck, we did all of the major attractions at Universal IOA and Studios in one day on a park to park ticket. Zero express pass and zero single rider. Road Hulk three times, Forbidden Journey twice, Kong twice, Transformers twice, Spiderman twice, and once for the rest of the majors.

That's why we're exciting for this to come to Tampa. We really love this ride, but we hate to wait more than 15 minutes for it (again that friend who hates to wait). We hate that we have to skip it so much in Williamsburg, because we generally ONLY get to Williamsburg on Saturday's and we just cannot afford to buy the quick queue pass that includes it as a one time option.
 
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That's what the comfort collars purpose was outright stated to be. I could've sworn BGW released that statement when the lady complained to the local news that her comfort collar came undone during the cycle.

As a ride operator though I'd rather deal with the Comfort Collars than with lap bar seatbelts, which take longer to check overall. At least with the comfort collars you can check them with a push, pull, and tug motion similar to B&Ms. The less of this check seatbelts, push down lapbar, check restraint shit that the ops have to do the better for this industry. Only gripe with the comfort collars is the fact that people will place the collars under their arms, which I've seen a few times this year.
Thanks for the ride-op perspective. So most of the slow dispatches are from riders getting confused with these things. Ah, GP.

Shoving them under your arms - wouldn't that be less comfortable? They were pretty stiff from what I remembered.
 
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