KIJester wrote:Incidentally, the KI version (Firehawk) has duel load stations which seems to help with capacity. Does KI still operate both sides on busy days?
I haven't been since 2012, but I don't recall significantly long wait times when both sides are operational.
I think they operate both sides any day. I went last year on an off day (Tuesday) and they were running both sides and most rides through out the park were walk ons.
You all must've forgotten that Nighthawk is the prototype of all flying coasters; it's the first of it's kind so yea it's going encounter issues the newer versions won't have as far as loading and roughness due to train designs. I for one like Nighthawk and it's location. It adds diversity to the line up of coasters that we all ready sit down on at Carwoinds. You just have to know when and when not to ride. Obviously when it was originally built or engineered they felt it only needed one station. After seeing the headache that caused of course Firehawk at KI and Batwing at SFA would have a dueling station and extra elements in their layouts.