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Red Benny

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  1. I don't know if this is such a great idea, even Disney has designated smoking areas. I'm not saying that they should allow smoking, but as an ex-smoker if there aren't any smoking areas and smoking wasn't allowed I would smoke anywhere I wanted and not care. At least with two or three smoking ares in a park you can confine the problem to small areas away from the rest of the guests.
  2. That one drop on Space Mountain at Disneyland. You know, the one that come out of nowhere and is synced up with the music as you fall (at least it used to, I haven't been on the new one). It's not a very big drop, but the surprise of it gets me every time. Then again, I think a lot of coasters in the dark have drops like that. Nightmare at Great Escape has a couple of those. Even though it's a simple Jet Star coaster not being able to see the drops ahead of time make them that much more thrilling.
  3. Oh god, I remember those commercials... or rather that one commercial. I never went there but I remember when I was a kid that they aired the same commercial for years. Then all of a sudden, it stopped. I do remember though that the coaster looked huge when I was a kid. Granted when I was a kid I also thought the railroad at the Santa Barbara Zoo was a roller coaster.
  4. Well, I for one, am not going on Kingda Ka until the wait is less than 30 minutes. Hopefully it will still be a good ride in 2018.
  5. It's boring, it's rough, and it sucks! I don't know what it is.. I'm usually not very picky when it comes to coasters. Thinking back though, I can't imagine a worse coaster i've been on. It's not that it's too slow, because it has it's good moments... it's just boring.. overall. The train hardly ever gets up to speed to the point where some of the turns feel like you're going to fall out because there aren't enough g's to make you feel like you're pinned to the seat. I understand the idea of making a family coaster and all, but there are so many better "family" coasters out there (mainly all of them!). It just seems to go so slow that it can hardly make it up the hills. Weird ride...
  6. The Mattherhorn when I was 3, though I would consider my first "real" coaster to be Demon at PGA when I was 24 (a year and a half ago).
  7. Hmm... Disneyland: at least once a year since I was 3 Knotts: a handful of times USH: once SFMM: once Great Escape: 5 times I think Disneyworld: once SFNE: once PGA: once SCBB: almost once a day for a year or so when I lived nearby
  8. Hmmmm... Best steel: CA Screamin' Best wood: Giant Dipper Worst Steel: Hurricane at SCBB Worst Wood: Grizzly, hands down
  9. Hurricane at the Santa Cruz Beach Boarwalk. The ride itself isn't that big, but they build it on top of a building, so that first little drop feels like you're really high up. Something about that ride has never felt safe to me. It's like it never builds up enough speed around those banked turns so you constantly feel like you're going to fall out unless you hold on for dear life. I find it ironic that I can go on huge coasters, but that tiny little coaster scares the piss out of me.
  10. SFNE's Cyclone. That was the first time I experienced true pain on a roller coaster.
  11. I didn't know you could black out on a coaster. I've never come even close.
  12. You can find a great POV of Medusa here: http://www.rollercoasterpro.com/onride_videos/ Look at the lovely parking lot
  13. Yay for my home park getting a decent new coaster! That ride is going to be awesome at night with the skyline of Montreal in the background!
  14. Has anyone heard of Interactive Ride's NAVY: "The Experience"? While it's not technically a flying coaster, I could see it mistaken for a flying coaster. See it for yourself.. http://www.interactiverides.com/pages/Coasters.html#
  15. Disneyland in late November/early December during the week is freakin awesome. They might not be open as late as usual, but you can get 5 times as many rides in as you would during the summer. Plus, It's a Small World looks awesome at night when it's decorated.
  16. I would say in the slim chance that Cedar Point actually would sell a coaster it would be something small like Wildcat. But I imagine even that would be highly unlikely.
  17. Wow.. that's so sad. I only went there once and I don't remember much of it becaus I was only 6.
  18. I've become spoiled with small parks. The last time I went to Disneyland after moving out of CA I didn't want to wait longer than 20 minutes for any ride. It's all about timing really. Big parks can be as fun as small parks if you go at the right time. When I went to Hersheypark (though it's more of a medium sized park), the longest I waited was 10 minutes for Storm Runner. The rest of the coasters in the park were literally walk ons. As much as I like the small park atmosphere, there's only so many times I can go on the same ride without getting bored. I guess what I'm saying is that small parks are better if they're closer, but if I'm going to travel a long distance I would rather go to a larger park.
  19. The Comet at Great Escape throws you over the top of the hill pretty fast. I may be wrong, but I swear the lift chain speeds up about half way up the hill. Usually when you're sitting in the front car you hang there looking down the drop before the rest of the train goes, on the Comet there's almost no hesitation.
  20. It's not that big of a loss.. that log flume is pretty average. You just go up and then you go down. They better put something worth it in it's place at least.
  21. ^Just the thought of poutine is making me hungry. Unless it's the Burger King poutine they have up in Montreal... something about that just frightens me.
  22. Best: Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters at DLR - The sign said a 30 minute wait, but the queue is so efficient at loading people that you almost don't get enough time to enjoy the wonderfully themed queue. Worst: Storm Runner - Everyone stands in one line, even though you can choose which row you want to sit in. Once you make it down the stairs you can almost walk right onto the train. It makes you wonder why everyone is waiting so long since the lines are very short for the front cars.
  23. ^Suspended Looping Coaster. It's not a boomerang but they're made by Vekoma, the same people who make boomerangs. And they're notoriously rough. A good example is Kong at SFMW.
  24. I actually found Invertigo at PGA to be fairly smooth. It had it's bumpy moments, but it was nowhere near the pain that I experienced with a normal boomerang or an SLC.
  25. Arial's Grotto at DCA has awesome lobster nachos. They're fairly cheap too for Disneyland standards.
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