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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby coasterbill » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:42 am

I can't speak for Robb but in my opinion Safari Off Road Adventure is honestly one of the best (if not the best, and yes I know El Toro exists) attraction the park has ever added.

They always had the safari but few people really drove through it unless they hated their cars. Just from the Medusa / Bizarro lift hill you could always see animals sitting on cars, ripping out windshield wipers, sh*tting on cars... it never appealed to a lot of people for that reason. We'd had passes for years and never once did the safari. Now it's a must-ride every single time we visit the park. They have an amazing collection of animals, it's a really long ride and (by Six Flags standards) the new Camp Aventura area they added is great.

I think I could say pretty confidently that aside from Disney / Universal it's probably the best non-coaster (or log flume because I'm entirely biased towards log flumes) ride at any theme park in America. The ride also appeals to absolutely every demographic and age group. I can't possibly say enough about how great of an addition Safari Off Road Adventure was.

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Postby Nitro1118 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:57 am

coasterbill wrote:I can't speak for Robb but in my opinion Safari Off Road Adventure is honestly one of the best (if not the best, and yes I know El Toro exists) attraction the park has ever added.

They always had the safari but few people really drove through it unless they hated their cars. Just from the Medusa / Bizarro lift hill you could always see animals sitting on cars, ripping out windshield wipers, sh*tting on cars... it never appealed to a lot of people for that reason. We'd had passes for years and never once did the safari. Now it's a must-ride every single time we visit the park. They have an amazing collection of animals, it's a really long ride and (by Six Flags standards) the new Camp Aventura area they added is great.

I think I could say pretty confidently that aside from Disney / Universal it's probably the best non-coaster (or log flume because I'm entirely biased towards log flumes) ride at any theme park in America. The ride also appeals to absolutely every demographic and age group. I can't possibly say enough about how great of an addition Safari Off Road Adventure was.


Took the words out of my mouth. The safari is so far beyond typical SF standards it's ridiculous. Besides the whole issue of not getting your car ripped to shreds by the baboons (which was a highlight if you weren't taking your own car), the old safari was boring. The new ride is so much better with the neat ride vehicles, excellent tour guides that actually explain what the hell you are looking at, and Camp Aventura is a great way to break up things up and has some cool interactive features.

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Postby michaellynn4 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:57 am

In addition to the previously mentioned improvements to the Safari, the new version is a lot better / safer for the animals. Even though rules told them otherwise, people used to feed the animals all sorts of crap through their windows, including many items that clearly shouldn't be part of their diets. The park is now able to better control the guests' interactions with the animals and keep the animals on the appropriate diets, providing an overall better environment for them as a result.

It's really win-win all around.
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Postby SharkTums » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:19 am

Love the Safari attraction. They did an excellent job with the conversion. KT wanted to ride it more than once. I only hope they find a way to incorporate the monkeys some day.

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Postby coasterkid124 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:22 am

^Safari Off-Road VR Adventure :lol:
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Postby boldikus » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:27 am

Just popping in to say GREAT footage of El Toro, as always Robb love your colorful running commentary. And nice report from my home away from home.
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Postby scbt » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:54 am

Feel free to call me crazy, but I think SORA definitely superior Kilimanjaro @ Animal Kingdom, there's just so much more to it than Kilimanjaro.

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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby Brent York » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:24 am

coasterbill wrote:I can't speak for Robb but in my opinion Safari Off Road Adventure is honestly one of the best (if not the best, and yes I know El Toro exists) attraction the park has ever added.

They always had the safari but few people really drove through it unless they hated their cars. Just from the Medusa / Bizarro lift hill you could always see animals sitting on cars, ripping out windshield wipers, sh*tting on cars... it never appealed to a lot of people for that reason. We'd had passes for years and never once did the safari. Now it's a must-ride every single time we visit the park. They have an amazing collection of animals, it's a really long ride and (by Six Flags standards) the new Camp Aventura area they added is great.

I think I could say pretty confidently that aside from Disney / Universal it's probably the best non-coaster (or log flume because I'm entirely biased towards log flumes) ride at any theme park in America. The ride also appeals to absolutely every demographic and age group. I can't possibly say enough about how great of an addition Safari Off Road Adventure was.

Thanks. It was fun having the giraffe's lick the moonroof, but I didn't know at the time that we were at risk of having our car torn apart.

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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:33 pm

Here's a new POV of Nitro we posted:

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Re: USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff

Postby GCI Wooden » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:42 pm

Wow, that POV looked like it could've been mounted it was so smooth. Great video as always.
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