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  • Birthday 09/18/1990

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  1. Boulderdash @ night is the most "WTF" ride i've ever been on. El Toro at night when they have very few of the lights on is fun as well.
  2. Hopefully they're just saving for an INTAMIN PREFAB FOR 2012???? Sigh........
  3. The only time i've gotten remotely sick was when my friend puked after a Vekoma SLC. Seeing his puke almost made me hurl right on top of his puke. Wasn't actually the ride itself that made me sick
  4. However, SFNE hasn't added a thrill ride since 2002. That's 8 years. All we got was Pandemonium and "Bizarro". As of now, it only has 2 good thrill rides that have re-ridability, Bizarro and Batman (Mind Eraser and Cyclone = no). Family-oriented rides are fine. The main problem I, and I think many others, have with it is we JUST got Pandemonium a couple years ago (a family spinning wild mouse). It's fun, I like it. We don't need another wild mouse, especially one that won't be nearly as good as Pandemonium. Pandemonium was a great addition, it fills out the area over there along with Cyclone, Flashback, and Blizzard River. This new wild mouse isn't going to do anything except piss people with higher expectations off. I'm just not getting why they couldn't invest in something slightly better if they wanted to reduce lines in the area. They have plenty of room in DC superheroes or to the north of Bizarro for a compact invert or something. They can get rid of that stupid football field and the stupid bungee ball thing that you have to pay 35 dollars for. A Superman:UF or Batman: TR would fit nicely into the area, i'd much rather that than a hand-me-down from KK. Maybe SF just needs time to screw their heads back in place, but this definitely was NOT a good choice, from a coaster-enthusiast point of view, from a GP point of view, and for the company itself.
  5. Well according to their rides page they are listing it as a thrill ride. SFNE draws between 1.4 and 1.7 million visiters a year depending on the weather, and this summer has been rain free. There is no way they should be putting a ride like this into a park that is surrounded by some of the richest states in the country. In no way will that coaster boost attendance at the park and that should be the goal of any business if they want to survive. Any ideas why this park doesn't get attendance numbers like GAm, GAd, or MM? Is it too far away, in a bad location, or is there too much competition nearby? I'd say combination of all 3. It's 2 hours from Boston and 2+ from NYC, it mainly attracts people from suburban MA and CT i think. Family living in NYC: "Hey, son, do you want to go to SFNE where they have the world's number 1 roller coaster?" "Sure dad!" "What about SFGAd where they have FIVE awesome roller coasters? They're the same distance from us!" "That sounds even better!" Plus, if it got attendance like SFGAd/SFGAm, i would never go. The park is simply not big enough for that kind of crowd on a regular basis. I don't go on Saturdays anymore for this reason.
  6. SFNE is, I would consider, very crowded in the summer, especially for the number of rides it has. To compare, I went to SFGAd and SFNE (both on Tuesdays in August) a week apart, and the crowds were similar (hour lines for almost everything). The issue with Bizarro is it doesn't have a MCBR, so I think it can really only safely run with 2 trains due to blocking issues. In fact, the only brakes it has is at the very end before the station (there has been a brake failure leading to a collision in the past), it only has one trim in the bunny hops. Capacity is less than desirable, but I think it's worth it for a MCBR-less ride. To compare, Nitro is a big people-eater with 3 trains running, but I really think the MCBR kills the bunny hops at the end, it just ruins the flow. Imagine if Bizarro had a brake line before its 3 bunny hops.
  7. Quite the contrary, I think that's what makes a world class coaster a world class coaster. I've been on Bizarro at SFNE and Boulder Dash at LC >100 times each over the past 5 years or so, and i'm not close to being bored of either of them. The novelty of a new coaster is certainly nice, however. I pray every year that SFNE demolishes Cyclone and puts an Intamin Prefab in , or that Lake Compounce buys a B&M looper or an Intamin Megalite . But if they don't add one it's not like i'm not going back to my home parks. That to me would be like never eating lunch again just because it's a Filet Mignon every day.
  8. Oh i forgot about this one! I've only been in the back seat once. I swore never to do it again. I think i lost about 2-3 inches of height due to spine compression.
  9. The green trains on blue track (or yellow) will look pretty tacky i think... Green on pitch black wouldn't be half bad though.
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