Whats up fellas. Lady fellas.
So me and the Coastin' East gang headed out to Six Flags Great Adventure Friday April 10th for our 1 year celebration as well as Matt's birthday.
The park was DEAD. I have never seen a park so dead ever in my life. There must have been no more than 200 people at the park. That's a bit of foreshadowing there my friends.
It was supposed to rain like cats and geese all day Friday. It really was just a nasty day with haze, fog, and black clouds looking down all pissed off at us all day. Threats of heavy rain from 11 AM until 10 PM pretty much for the Jackson area. We just decided lets go ride it out anyway and hope for the best. Boy, did it turn out to be a great move. To our surprise everything ran all day with no down time that we saw.
So I left my house at 9:30 AM to meet Matt and a few fans and friends at the gate. We had to wait for Matt's friend to get his season pass processed, the rest of the group headed over to Superman: Ultimate Flight. We had to wait one train. As we are about to board the annoying as hell Superman theme cuts off. "We are experiencing technical difficulties". Oh, here come Matt through the queu.
Let me tell him not to bother, the ride's down. Guys, hold our spot. They move. Three groups hop in front of us. Thanks guys! So we say screw this and head over to the greatest wooden coaster in the country and Coastin' East's favorite roller coaster, Rolling Thunder. No, I'm kidding. El Toro. Walk on. Airtime was amazing, the drop is pure heaven. The ride is just flat out out of control awesome. We hit it up two more times, in the back row and OMFG the air is just insane.
Next up, Superman. Eh ride to me unless you sit in the front row. Then was my most anticipated coaster, the Dark Knight. Now, I came into this kind of excited yet no expectations because I've heard so many awful things about it. people want it to blow up, some say they'd rather have a scrambler in it's place. I thought the preshow was very cool, very well done as well as the qeue and station. The ride itself was just ok. Nothing special, yet not as awful as people say. Next up, Batman: The Ride. Last time, during my only visit, I didn't get to see the real line (FLASH PASS). Nice to see some random sewer with a random fan leading to a random steel staircase. I do like the station. Very cool. Ride is insanely intense. Not for Ryan. He instead hit up Bench: The Ride. Not a top ten coaster, but wow it's intense. Also, Batman ride op you are a huge douche. He apparently forgot I have manly organs and intestines and felt the need to slam the restraint all the way down. He did it to everyone on the train. He pushed and oushed until he was satisfied and our insides were bleeding. After that, it was time for the big boy: Nitro. This was the overwhelming favorite ride of the day for the group. We rode it I think 5 times over the course of the day (all 5 minute waits) and it was a blast. The ride, despite it's height and speed, is not intense, just fun. I actually find it relaxing with all the awesome floater air. Ask Ryan. Oh, wait, never mind. He rode the bench again. This time Matt and I made sure to strap him into the bench with his OTSR. Matter of fact, during our fourth ride of the day, our group decided to chant Ryan's name (he was standing by the little dip out of the station) and the rest of the train joined in. Robb, excuse me for a second as I "borrow" one of your favorite TPR trip report joke captions. If you want to know how that made Ryan feel, EMAIL HIM! (RYAN@COASTINEASTPODCAST.COM). He loves e-mails about how chanting makes him feel, so don't hesitate!
So, we went back and hit up Scream Machine (Ouch, oh my god), Runaway Mine Train (Matt and myself almost couldn't get out; this was also a very thrilling experience for Ryan), Rolling "Hurt every inch of my body-during your rickety course- ow my ears are bleeding for some reason" Thunder, and checked out Bizarro. You could see work on the helix being done as well as by the loop, the dive loop, and the entrance from El Toro and Runaway.
Skull Mountian was awesome! There was themeing! First, you experience the awesome Pirates of the Carribean soundtrack in the station. Then, down the first drop, behold! A skull on a stick! Then there are some cool(?) purple flood lights as well as music you can only hear in one small section of the ride before you hit the climax. The final helix is around the greatest animatronic in history: a pumpkin on a stick! Yes! Who cares if it never moved? It was a pumpkin. On a tripod! Then there were strobes flashing on the BRAKE RUN! Awesome! We just had to ride again (a train to oursleves) to chant "PUMPKIN *CLAP CLAP* the whole ride!
We rode TDK one more time and chanted "Darko Noche" at the top of our lungs from lift to brake run".
Now, since I am a loser with no life and such a nerd I can remember it, final ride count:
El Toro 5x
Batman The Ride 2x
Skull Mountain 2x
The Dark Knight 2x
Before you view them, please excuse the quality. Yes, it really was that nasty out Friday, as the pictures show. Also, many were from outside the park as we were afraid we were going to get caught in rain, so we left it in the car after lunch.
I love you.
Jigsaw's new torture device for Saw VII: "I want to play a game. Ride this motherfool! And sitting in the front seat won't help, it hurts there too! I'm too much of a little girl to even ride this more than once. I can't take a punch.
Damn nasty weather ruined this great shot.
Katie: Hi El Toro. I love you.
Matt: Wow, I am looking sizzling hot today in this here invisible mirror. Is that a bird on my face? No, that's just it's reflection on the mirror. Okay, then. *Cough* Diego Luna *Cough* Look at that Intamin pre fab track. Hmmmmm.....Ryan, doesn't it get your south pole all warmer?
Ryan: Yeah..wait! Where is my south pole? Hello? Penis? You there? Dammit.
Awesome turn, Playa!
I'm Superman. I'm cool in the front, I don't like it in the back. Rough and pointless.
Really, bad weather, dude, stop messing up really cool shots.
Floater Air! Ask RYAN about Nitro's Benches! He loves emails about benches! Don't hesitate! Ryan@CoastinEastPodcast.com
That's us in the front. I think.
Kingda Ka looks lonely. let's give him love.
Hey Big Mike!!
Side boob! I mean loop! In case you haven't been here this year, GASM's mid course break run now makes this sound: "*Scrreeeeccchh* Hi Jahan! *Screeech*"
My drop is like sugar.
The lift gives you a beautiful view of the lake. Be sure to ask RYAN about his view from the bench! Oh, he also held Matt's phone while he rode, so ask him about all the texts he gets from crazy pirate hookers.
Goiiiinnggggg dooooowwwwnnn! *Insert Soarin' Music!* Dunnnaaaaa dunna dunnnaaaa doo dddooo ddooo!
You. Are. Soooooo Beautiful to meeeeee.
Thanks for reading, thanks to all who came to hang out with us!
Post here if you emailed Ryan!
Matt: "Great way to sum up or trip, Pat. Uh, I mean Coast. What, Ryan? Not riding? Okay, then sit here for a few minutes *Straps him in*. Oh, yeah, hold my phone full of pirate hooker texts. Thanks