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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby djcoastermark » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Just a quick fun fact, Jane's Carousel is the original carousel from Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio that has been restored. I've only ridden it when it was still at Idora and would love to ride it in all it's restored glory.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:26 pm

805Andrew wrote:Cool opening day TR. I didn't realize Coney Island opened up that early in the season. I wonder if they were open that day during Spring Break when the city got covered in snow? My parents went to NYC Easter week to visit my sister that now lives there and goes to grad school at Columbia University and they said they got a couple of sunny days in the 50s, followed by a day of snow, then a few days of cold rain, then a sunny day before they left. They asked me about things to do in Brooklyn and I told them not to bother with Coney Island and to save it for a future visit when its warmer not realizing it would be open for the season.


Thanks! I think in the past they've opened up in early-mid April and have weekend only operations for a bit. A later visit will cost more, but there won't be any lines like the time we visited. The boardwalk was packed for the fireworks, but I don't remember waiting more than 5 minutes for anything.

As for the weather, that sounds exactly what you'd expect from the northeast. If you don't like the weather, wait 30 minutes and it may be to your liking.

PKI Jizzman wrote:Great report. I'm glad I was able to see what I missed since I was considering going on that day. I'll happily make another trip to NYC and include Luna Park when the weather is nicer.


Thanks! If they did the same promotion, I'd definitely consider going again. Even if you aren't riding things, Coney Island is just a really cool place to walk around.

djcoastermark wrote:Just a quick fun fact, Jane's Carousel is the original carousel from Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio that has been restored. I've only ridden it when it was still at Idora and would love to ride it in all it's restored glory.


Cool fact! I definitely love when parks rescue and preserve historic attractions. It shows an appreciation for what came before them.
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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby coasterbill » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:03 pm

Great report! I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes Thunderbolt. :lol:

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:42 pm

Thanks! It seems like you need a truly special coaster like Green Lantern for you to truly hate it.
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Postby 805Andrew » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:13 pm

coasterbill wrote:Great report! I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes Thunderbolt. :lol:

Same here.

Canobie Coaster wrote:Thanks! It seems like you need a truly special coaster like Green Lantern for you to truly hate it.

Which Green Lantern? I'm actually okay with the SFMM one but can't stand the SFGAdv one.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:43 am

^ I personally prefer the one at Magic Mountain but that still can be a very uncomfortable ride. But I do find it less painful than the stand up one at Great Adventure.
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Postby cfc » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:43 am

My beef with Thunderbolt is the trains--cramped, cheap looking, and rather shaky. But I love the ride's layout.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:16 am

^ Honestly the insane stapling by the operators combined with those restraints is my top complaint. The lap bars on the Eurofighters are tight, but comfort isn't an issue there.

I can deal with shuffling as long as there's no headbanging.
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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby Jcoaster » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:50 am

coneyislandchris wrote:^ Hey, my back yard! :D

Great report. I've been there on weekends when I thought it was crowded, but nothing like what the lure of $5 wristbands does to people. Definitely glad you got to get some rides in, especially multiple in the back of the Cyclone, and you sure can't beat the price! Offhand, you mentioned free parking -- what did you end up doing? Street parking, or did they actually open up the Keyspan lot for free?

And yes, I can confirm the B&B Carousell usually has traditional music going. Unfortunate that wasn't the case for you.

Speaking of carousels, if you ever find yourself down this way again and don't mind taking a brief detour, I can't recommend Jane's Carousel out in DUMBO enough, right on the water's edge near the Brooklyn Bridge. Absolutely beautifully preserved classic carousel enclosed in a modern glass structure. My family and I have been out there many times; we had our wedding photos taken there, and my daughter's first birthday party was there as well. Definitely check it out if you haven't yet.


Chris when are you going again? Maybe we’ll run into you like last time. I can’t wait to get my first laps on Cyclone this season. Im in the minority that likes Thunderbolt. Unique layout with intense inversions and some great ejector air on the three hills at the end.
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Re: Photo TR: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:28 am

^ How long has that trim brake been there on the drop? My ride this year was noriceably slower than my 2016 ride. The return hills only had air on the first 2.

It also could have (and now that I type probably was) been the cold.
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