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  1. I'm 75% sure it's happening, sadly. I was hearing this rumor in late May, early June. Deja Vu just seems like it would fit better at SFMM. Plus, as everyone has said, the mechanics know the ride in and out. I do hope there is a last minute change of plans.


    If not, I would be excited to ride my first GIB at SFNE though. But I definitely agree with everyone, this possible move could be added to the book of "Six Flags - WTF moments."

  2. Has anyone seen this article? Cedar Point.


    A Six Flags park in California is the new roller coaster champion, but Cedar Point officials say the rival park wears a tarnished crown.


    Cedar Point says the park's Superman: Escape from Krypton ride isn't a roller coaster, and it shouldn't be counted as such.


    The Sandusky Register interviewed three roller coaster buffs, all of whom disagree with Cedar Point -- they say Escape from Krypton is a legitimate roller coaster.


    Last month Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles announced that with the opening of its newest ride, Green Lantern: First Flight, the park now has 18 roller coasters.


    That surpasses Cedar Point’s 17.


    But Cedar Point spokesman Robin Innes says Six Flags is stretching the definition of “roller coaster” when it includes Superman: Escape from Krypton.


    According to the ride’s official website, Escape from Krypton blasts riders along an L-shaped track that extends 415 feet into the air, giving them 6.5 seconds of weightlessness and plummeting them back to earth in a free fall.


    It describes the ride as a “dual-track coaster.”


    But the ride resembles Cedar Point’s Power Tower, Innes said, which lifts riders straight into the air.

    Cedar Point does not include Power Tower among its official list of 17 coasters.


    Escape from Krypton also resembles Demon Drop, a former Cedar Point ride. Referring to Six Flags’ Escape from Krypton, Innes said, “We would call it a free-fall ride.”


    Innes also said the quality of Cedar Point’s coasters is second to none.

    Six Flags, meanwhile, isn’t jumping into the fray.


    A spokeswoman for Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sue Carpenter, did not return phone messages a Register reporter left Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


    Still, roller coaster enthusiasts and people unaffiliated with the theme parks say it’s reasonable to classify Superman: Escape from Krypton as a roller coaster.


    Like to article.

  3. This might be a little different, but when SFNE announced they were getting Road Runner Express from SFKK, the original reaction from everyone was like, "WTF?" Now that it's opened, it's found its niche in the park and it's a hit.


    I'm betting the same thing will happen with Iron Wolf. Sure coaster enthusiasts will be upset. Sure some of the GP "might" be upset. But the fact of the matter is, SFA is getting a coaster that is new to the park. SFA can pay back the cost of Iron Wolf's transport, painting, ect in a matter of months with good marketing. Then this will show SF that SFA can generate a good profit needed to pay for a bigger coaster.


    An apocalyptic theme, as rumored will be cool to see with a stand up coaster, and personally I am looking forward to see what SF does with it. Lately they've been getting better and better with theming, I doubt this will be the exception.

  4. I was just at the park two days ago and when I rode Bizarro, the audio was completely off, no static or anything. I may be wrong but I heard somewhere that the audio on the New England version is getting changed to generic techno/pop music. I really hope that's not going to happen to ours anytime soon.

    It got changed to mostly classic rock. On the lift hill it plays the intro to Loose Yourself by Eminem, but thats it. And when you exit the second tunnel the Bizarro #1 song starts playing, instead of starting at the brake run.

  5. I've never been to Canobie, so yesterday, 6-15-11, was my first trip there. I was up in New Hampshire and Canobie is pretty much off the highway so coming home, so I took a two hour pit stop there.


    The first thing I headed to was Untamed. Wow, this ride was amazing. I loved it. The line moved very quickly, except those damn line cutters. I hate field trips. For a ride with 850 rph, the line moved really really fast. The queue was full and I got on in about 20 minutes. There are three trains. Either there are two in the station, one on the track. Or one in the station loading/unloading, one waiting to go up the lift, and one on the track. For such a small coaster, this coaster really has some great capacity.


    Yankee Cannonball had the longest line of the day. I wish I could've rode it.


    Here's my ride count:


    Untamed - 2x

    Skater - 1x

    Corkscrew - 1x


    Short video I took with my phone


    Here are my ride reviews.


    Untamed - Being my first euro fighter, I didn't know what to expect. All I can say is, this ride is wild. I loved it. Sure, it looks small, but for such a small coaster, it packs a punch. I would say it packs an even bigger punch than Batman at SFNE. The 90 degree lift hill really gets your adrenaline going, then you slowly crest the hill and you don't see the track in front of you. The drop is extremely intense. It just throws you right out of the seat. I was not expecting that at all. I can't even imagine doing that with just lap bars. The loop has some great hangtime also.


    The immelmen turn is next. Next to the 97* drop, this turn is the next most intense part of the ride. It was insane. You get some great forces in it.


    The turn into the heartline is pretty forceful. You get even better hangtime then you did in the loop in the heartline. The helix was also pretty forceful then you slide right into the break run. Great ride. It's pretty smooth. I've heard reports where euro fighters were rough. Definitely not the case here.


    Skater - Great flat. Got some good airtime when it spins over the top


    Corkscrew - Rough arrow. I heard my neck crack a few times. Is there anything else to say? Haha.


    Now onto the pictures:


    Yankee Canonball from my parking spot. I really wish I got on it.


    Untamed - first coaster of the season (or does that kiddie coaster at the carnival count? )


    Going up!


    These bears in the queue are cool. They're made out of the tree's they cut down to fit the ride in.


    Bruin's won the Stanely Cup! (not sure if you can see the jersey on the bear)


    Only shade in the queue. The line moves fast though so it wasn't a big deal.


    Coming out.


    The drop. Man, do you REALLY come out of the seat. Intense


    Almost a failed pictures.


    I love the supports


    Decent landscaping, always nice.


    Back of the great themed trains.


    Took this from the exit


    Failed attempt to get the train in the picture. There are a lot of failed picture attempts, that I'm not uploading. Hah.


    Awesome flat.


    All in all, Canobie is a very nice, CLEAN, family friendly park. There is tons of shade and it's flat rides galore (looking at you Six Flags). I also really enjoyed the RCT look of the park. Free parking was great also. I had a good two hour pit stop at this really nice park. I hope to get back up there soon. Everyone on the Northeast trip will love the park.

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