Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby LBIJim » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:33 pm

I rode it last weekend. No headbanging. It was better than I was expecting, but at $10 a pop, I'm really in no hurry to ride again.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:17 pm

Gale Force was just ok. I don't know why, but the launch rattles a ton. I haven't had this on any other launched coasters. The restraints are also major ball busters. As far as positives, the first drop gives excellent air. Overall the layout is pretty good but the launch and comfort left something to be desired.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby boldikus » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:35 am

What the hell?

Teens Vandalize Ocean City Amusement Park

CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. -

Police in Cape May County are looking for a group of teenagers accused of causing mischief on a popular Jersey Shore boardwalk on two separate occasions.

The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) released photos from video surveillance and are asking for help in identifying the teens who trespassed at Playland's Castaway Cove amusement park on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Police said the group entered the park Monday and Wednesday, toppled over two vending machines, turned over half of the park's trash cans, and damaged other property.

If you recognize any of the teens or have any information regarding the case, call the Ocean City Police Department at 609-399-9111.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:21 am

Word on the street is that the Miller was damaged by the vandals which is a shame since it was totally ready to open but is now looking at a likely opening date between 2018 and 2025.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:32 am

I don't think the park needs any extra help having that ride delayed.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:06 am

:lol: I was joking. I should probably clarify before this starts spiraling.

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby deguy123 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:58 am

I messaged the park yesterday asking if Wild Waves was open since I don't want to drive and not get the credit.

"No it's not. Still waiting on the State of NJ to finish the engineering review"

I'm sure this has been very stressful for the park!
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby KBrylczyk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:02 pm

I'm a few weeks late, but chiming in on everything. The lady and I visited on the 17th -

Wild Waves is open. Yay, I guess. It sucks.

Gale Force is a fun ride with some pretty kickass airtime! However, there's no way in hell I would ever pay $10 to ride it again. It would be perfect for a smaller park that wants something similar to a Sky Rocket II but with more airtime. If I ran into one at a pay-one-price location I'd definitely marathon it. The ride did have one wicked shimmy to it, though, which I found odd. It wasn't rough, just extremely shaky. Kinda gave me a nice butt massage throughout.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby coneyislandchris » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:17 pm

Wild Waves was open for you? I was down there last weekend and it was still closed. No great loss anyway.

And yeah, I love Gale Force, easily my favorite of the triple-launched coasters I've been on so far (well... not counting YOLO, I guess, but that's a little different), but yeah that price is a little stifling. :(
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:33 pm

Did Wild Waves have any airtime? The Miler I rode at Fun Spot Atlanta had some great air but the turns were pretty brutal.
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