- Favourite Ride
- Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Thirteen get something like 1,400pph when it still had the baggage hold?
Yes I think it was something like that. John Wardley has said several times that thirteens throughput is much higher than predicted and that it overperformed on opening day.Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Thirteen get something like 1,400pph when it still had the baggage hold?
What would you say it gets now, out of interest? I timed it at slightly below 1,200pph the other day, but as that was only using 2 dispatches, I thought that could have been a particularly quick dispatch.That's what it was consistently getting back then. The staff were running along the platform to check bars (which didn't have to be so tightly closed) and with the bag room at merge loading times were far quicker. They'd often get the train out before the one behind moved out of the switch track.
In 2010 a queue to the entrance through all extensions was about 70 minutes, though I don't think they sold fastrack for it straight away.
You mean the "launch that's faster than Icon"?What has happened with the ops on Thirteen lately? Was on park Wednesday and Thursday and both days, while being on 3 trains, it was stacking all 3. Would complete the backwards section and have to wait for the mini ‘launch’ forward as the next train still hadn’t left the station. Have never seen it like that before.
Yes agreed. Totally inappropriate system for a high capacity thrill ride. I'm not sure why Intamin allowed it to be honest, presumably they could have built a similar feature for a more substantial model of theirs?On one hand, Thirteens drop track is quite an incredible piece of design and engineering. Yet it's part of a coaster that can't even climb a lift hill in the rain, operate without being fully loaded in the back few rows or traverse a 17m drop without the need for trim breaks! A totally unacceptable situation