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Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2022, 07:13:08 PM »
When I rode Outlaw Run in May I didn't find it horrible and there doesn't seem to be many complaints on this board or the other Branson websites. But Ross Hudson on the RMC Connoisseurs Facebook page gave it horrible reviews yesterday.

Comparing Outlaw Run to Hades, saying OR is non rideable, will not be back, etc. (not that we care if Ross comes back or not). Joe Wendel from SDC got on the thread to defend the ride, maintenance crews, park, etc....as well as most of the other people in the 80 comments.

I personally find the ride very enjoyable and intense in it's current state and think SDC does a fine job maintaining such a forceful wooden coaster. You guys feel the same or do you think Ross has a legitimate gripe?

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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2022, 07:38:04 PM »
I have ridden it a bunch of times and I liked it but really do not ride it anymore as I find the restraint system to be uncomfortable on my legs.  If it had older the shoulder restraints I would ride it quite a bit more.  I have not been on it at all this year and I do not think I was last year either.

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2022, 08:08:27 AM »
When I rode Outlaw Run in May I didn't find it horrible and there doesn't seem to be many complaints on this board or the other Branson websites. But Ross Hudson on the RMC Connoisseurs Facebook page gave it horrible reviews yesterday.

Comparing Outlaw Run to Hades, saying OR is non rideable, will not be back, etc. (not that we care if Ross comes back or not). Joe Wendel from SDC got on the thread to defend the ride, maintenance crews, park, etc....as well as most of the other people in the 80 comments.

I personally find the ride very enjoyable and intense in it's current state and think SDC does a fine job maintaining such a forceful wooden coaster. You guys feel the same or do you think Ross has a legitimate gripe?

Jay

Agreed..

Remember..  a "review"  is the same as an "opinion"..   They are going to vary, and you are not going to agree all the time..

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Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2022, 08:11:43 AM »
My family visits both Holiday World and SDC regularly. I won't ride the wooden coasters at Holiday World. They kill me. Way too rough. Outlaw Run is a walk in the park compared to the wooden coasters at Holiday World. I enjoy riding on Outlaw Run every time I come to the city.

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Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2022, 02:08:36 PM »
Yeah, I may finally be at that point where I'm going to have to stay away from the rougher coasters.  My back doesn't like TnT, OR, or even TT at this point.
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2022, 11:51:51 PM »
Outlaw Run is perfectly fine for me if I ride in the front 2-3 cars. Back half of the train though...way different story.

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Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2022, 10:08:52 AM »
Outlaw Run is perfectly fine for me if I ride in the front 2-3 cars. Back half of the train though...way different story.

I hypothesize that the middle of the train is the smoothest position and only in the morning, before the track heats up in the sun, but I don't think I'm going to conduct any more tests to make any sufficient conclusions on my research.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2022, 12:36:32 PM »
We only ride OR in the front row.  Weíre only ride TNT in the middle row of a car. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2022, 10:51:23 AM »
Anyone know why PK is closed? Iíve noticed on the app itís been down and am at the park today and the sign by the ticket booths say itís not operating todayÖ

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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2022, 09:31:54 PM »
Anyone know why PK is closed? Iíve noticed on the app itís been down and am at the park today and the sign by the ticket booths say itís not operating todayÖ

I swear I read somewhere (I forget where now) that it was supposed to be getting a new train.  Maybe theyíre in the process of getting it certified to run?  Donít quote me, but I swear I read that somewhere
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2022, 10:14:07 PM »
AhhÖthat could explain it. I was with a group today and we left around 5:30. I noticed on the app around 7:30 that PK had a 20 minute wait, so Iím guessing it opened in the evening. Iíll be back Saturday evening so hopefully will get to ride then.

MRF didnít open until around 2:45 today. Our group got in line when the water started rushing through the channel and waited about 40 minutes for it to openÖnot sure what itís problem was.

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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2022, 05:11:24 PM »
Anyone know why PK is closed? Iíve noticed on the app itís been down and am at the park today and the sign by the ticket booths say itís not operating todayÖ
The cable broke/snapped on the launch, and it took them several tries over the course of Sunday/Monday to fix it

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Re: 2022 Crowds / Trip Reports
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2022, 08:35:11 AM »
I did notice that there were 2 full trains in the garage at PowderKeg last night when we were headed back to the station.

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« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2022, 12:39:13 AM »
Just had a wonderful night at Moonlight Madness. We arrived about 6:30 and left at 11:30. The crowds were very manageable as we got a couple of tasting passports and used all the punches, watched the Echo Hollow show and fireworks, and rode several rides (TNT, FITH, FM, WF and the Train). It was a very nice night in the Ozarks. Now bring on Pumpkin Nights!

The only things I would comment about is Flooded Mine needs some TLC and Grandfatherís Mansion was like Grandfatherís SaunaÖit felt like the heat was blasting in that place.