Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:15 pm

prozach626 wrote:^Hah. I keep checking back in. Your photos are usually very good. Good luck with the uploads.


You're in luck! Messed with it and was able to get the photos onto google, then onto my laptop, and now on TPR! Only Kings Dominion for now. I hope to get Busch Gardens and Six Flags pictures up by the end of the week.

If anybody has any issues viewing the photos let me know asap so I can get it fixed.

Enjoy!
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We're here!
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Time for the first coaster of the year
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Like the new logo
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Only got this one of Volcano. Sorry!
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Still the star
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I feel like this angle of I305 isn't posted enough
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Tried to be artsy
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The next couple are from Saturday. Felt like we were the only ones in the park
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Busch Gardens pictures!
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Yes. Fun does begin here.
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Rare sight, empty walkways at Busch Gardens
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Credit!
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My kind of station
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Nobody has ever taken this picture. I promise.
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Never seen this one either
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Love how Alpengeist is framed by Griffon
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby coasterbill » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:39 pm

Great report! God I love those parks.

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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:21 pm

Alright lets get these pictures done... Six Flags America!

P.S. My next report will be from the Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit. I don't usually post reports from Cedar Point since it's my home park and I go almost 50 times per year unless it's a special event.

Thanks again for reading through all my crap for my first trip of the year!
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SFA!
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Empty paths have been a theme
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Best theming in the park, worst ride in the park
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It's an SLC
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Too windy
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Headchoppers galore
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Fireha...err..Batwing
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:22 pm

coasterbill wrote:Great report! God I love those parks.


Thank you! Six flags had a tough act to follow haha
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:41 pm

Great photos! Poor Six Flags America didn't have a chance to look nice when it immediately follows Kings Dominion and especially Busch Gardens.

I prefer Joker's Jinx over Flight of Fear because of how the MCBR doesn't do anything on Joker's Jinx. That results in a completely out of control second half punctuating in one of the wildest corkscrews out there. Meanwhile Flight of Fear slowly meanders through the second half.
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:21 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Great photos! Poor Six Flags America didn't have a chance to look nice when it immediately follows Kings Dominion and especially Busch Gardens.

I prefer Joker's Jinx over Flight of Fear because of how the MCBR doesn't do anything on Joker's Jinx. That results in a completely out of control second half punctuating in one of the wildest corkscrews out there. Meanwhile Flight of Fear slowly meanders through the second half.


Honestly I felt like they were the same speed the second half but Joker seemed smoother and those head choppers made it sooooo ​great... The bitter cold might have played into the speed of the ride though
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:38 pm

The next installment of this thread will come tomorrow after the Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit concludes. Can't wait!!!
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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby prozach626 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:39 pm

I'm glad you got your pictures up. They all looked great!

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Re: Bluestreak's 2018 Photo TR Collection!

Postby bluestreak » Thu May 24, 2018 7:28 pm

Remember when I said that I would keep up to date and post updates the day of or at least pretty soon after? Well uh that didn't happen. Time to start catching up.

This update will be both Steel Vengeance preview events I attended, which were the Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit and then I chose to do the Passholder Frontiertown Hoedown on Monday.

The first rider benefit was Friday, April 27th and it ran from 6-10pm. For $75 you got as many rides on SV as you could fit in plus walk on rides on Maverick and free food which was amazing. I don't exactly remember what I ate but I know it was BBQ and tasted great. Steel Vengeance's opening ceremonies ended at about 7:30 and it was finally time to ride.

After waiting in the very reasonable 20 minute line we hopped on. I believe I was in row 4 but I was too much in awe from seeing the ride run then finally stepping into the train to really notice or care. After a year and a half of hype, anticipation, and everything else, it was FINALLY time to ride!!!!

We left the station with the Digger character saying something over the PA that helped with the overall moderate but solid theming. Pulling through the transfer bay I felt like I was on Mean Streak again. Plus, with only two trains running, it REALLY felt like Mean Streak! :lmao:

This is where the comparisons end though. Yeah, its the same foot print but wow is it so drastically different.
Once you take a right hand turn out of the transfer bay you hit two unassuming airtime hills that give you a little preview of what is to come.

Once you climb up the 205ft hill, you are briefly greeted by a great view of the back end of Magnum and the lake up ahead. The look is brief and then you're plummeting down the 90 degree drop straight into a tiny airtime hill that is extreme ejector but still comfortable. That seems to be a common theme with Steel Vengeance. The airtime hills are batpoopoo crazy but still comfortable. I love Storm Chaser but those hills at the end can get a little painful, where Steel Vengeance just doesn't do that to you.

After that pop of air you go up the right hand turned top hat that again greets you with great airtime before dropping back down to the ground and then heading straight back up for the right hand outward banked turn. Again more comfortable ejector air (sensing a theme yet?) before heading back down a big drop into a double up into a zero-g inversion that provides fantastic floater air.

Heading back over the lift hill you're not really in your seat at all before flying into the flying snake dive or whatever you call it. This inversion has the potential to be jerky or rough but it just isn't. I have no idea how. I guess RMC is just pretty darn good at their job.

Heading back downward and then back into another crazy double up you're at the MCBR. The ride rolls through the MCBR without even thinking about slowing down leaving you with only about a second or two to catch your breath, and boy do you need it because to me, the second half of the ride is where Steel Vengeance really shines. The first half is really not much different than most RMCs but the second half takes all those crazy back to back to back to back elements that RMC is known for and puts them on steroids and shoots them at you on rapid fire. It is utterly insane. It just never lets up and seems to go on forever.

I'm not gonna outline every detail of the second half but really all you need to know is how relentless this half of the ride is. It really makes you realize that Steel Vengeance is truly out for a vengeance.

We hit the brakes (before they broke lol) and the whole train was a mix of laughing, cheers, and what the heck just happened?!

So where does it rank? Well for my entire life since I had ridden Millennium, Millennium was my favorite. After getting more and more credits I really only thought Fury to be the only ride to come close to Millennium. Then Steel Vengeance was announced. I knew immediately I had finally found Millennium's replacement. That super high expectation was shattered by Steel Vengeance. I really don't think anybody could go into a ride with expectations as high as I had for Steel Vengeance and they were still not even close to what Steel Vengeance ended up being. New number one for sure and this time I know nothing will beat it. Such an incredible ride.

I said screw Maverick and ended up only riding Steel Vengeance that night, finishing with four rides on it, never waiting more than about a half hour. When they are running two trains the line absolutely hauls. Can't wait for two train ops and eventually three train ops.

Monday then was supposed to be more to just enjoy frontier town while getting a chance to ride Steel Vengeance once with a boarding pass. Well it turns out my friend wasn't able to stay late enough to use his boarding pass so I got myself a second ride on Steel Vengeance on Monday, along with two rides on Maverick, and one ride each on Skyhawk and Cedar Creek Mine Ride.
The food that night was showing off the new offerings in Frontiertown and it was all actually really good. I'm a huge fan of the new Chess burger at Roundup which has fried jalapenos and BBQ aioli sauce on it.

So that raps up my report on the Steel Vengeance stuff. This is probably the only report I'll ever write for CP since I'm literally always there but I figured this was all worth mentioning.
Hopefully I can get my Coasterstock 2018 report up soon. Until then, Enjoy the Steel Vengeance pictures and thank you for reading!
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We're here!
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Wonder why they're here...
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Ice and Food!
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Food!
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More food!
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There she is.
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Steel Vengeance is OPEN!
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First train going up
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And down they go
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Happy riders
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Unassuming but oh so fun. Also of note is the beautiful weather. In April. In Ohio.
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Gave us this cool souvenir which is a piece of Mean Streak
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And Monday stuff
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MORE FOOD!!!!!! And that's it. Thanks for following along!
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