me, doug, jordan and J went
left here round 1
got to hershey round noon
got discount tix and went in - handicapped parking thx to me
far N height - almost a 2 hr wait. front seat for me and J. I enjoyed the ride a lot. good pacing, smooth transitions and intensity which i love.
Storm runner – great launch, tophat, drop…everything. That snake dive is amazing, my new fav. And don’t forget about the magnetic brake sexiness at the end. So simple, so great
Wildcat - first GCI so I didn’t expect much. If that ride was about 400’ shorter but with the same elements, it would be great
Lightning racers – intense first part then it dies. Weird for GCI but I enjoyed em
Great bear – great ride. Engineering genius
Whored everything else except the super soaker – didn’t wanna have wet stinky shoes for the rest of the trip
Handicapped parking, free parking and we went in
Sign up for $18 for $20 in tix. I want that deal. The lady then flipped the sign around that got rid of that $2 off deal.
Phoenix – fun ride but waaaaay overrated
Twister – double lift, perty cool but not necessary, stupid gimic. Lame double helix but it was smooth
Highspeedtrillcoaster – most airtime on any kiddie coaster ever
$5.20/person and 45 min later, we were off to dorney
Talon – great ride, very smooth, nice colors – just a great ride
Hydra – much potential for a great ride. Love the jojo roll. Love the intense overbanked first turn. Love the 0g roll, Like the oversized corkscrew… like the idea for the cobra roll but it was way too rough for being that young. I like the final helix down the hill. This ride is just too tame and rough for being built a couple years ago
Steel force – gotta love that straight track. The bunny hops were great but anyone can make a rounded off triangle with air
Laser – very intense, I love it. If only I had $1.2M
Whored the rest. Missed 2 tiny coasters – height
Drove to MA
First stop, of course, S ROS – very fun ride, smooth and I love the tunnels. That one hill right b4 returning to the station area, holy crap. Those ankle restraints were NOT welcome. they hurt and suck. The helix was intense as well. Nice view
Batman dark knight – floorless, very steep lift, big honkin loop – love it. The rest was quite intense like an invert. Short ride but very entertaining.
Cyclone’s first drop – HOLY CRAP. Scary stuff but fun. The rest? Eh not so much
Whored the rest
Got there round 3 – twilight hours start @ 5. I tried to beg our way in at the cheaper rate but the comps don’t allow it till 450 so I took a nap at the entrance.
The boomerang – eh. Wildcat – awful, just awful
Boulder dash – very fun ride. Brilliant idea. Much longer than I thought it would be. It was nice and cool in the shade on the side of that hill. 1 train ops – idk if they had a 2nd. Hills should never have straight track but there were lots of pops of air.
Since there was only 1 train operations, we decided to just leave and go to coney island
Got there round 9?
Rode the cyclone immediately. Trains w/ 3 seats/car are rough usually… this had 4 seats/car but they were like leather sofas. The ride was actually quite smooth, very intense and lots of air
Got 2 nathans dogs – very hungry and they were great
SFGAdv – closest parking spot available - haha
1st stop – the totally awesome…….batman dark knight – b/c of the low capacity of mice. Standard wild mouse, good preshow, good loading. Some of the things were quite cool – holograms but other than that, standard wild mouse in the dark w/ stuff in the way
Nitro – great drop but very tame but very smooth
El toro – uh, amazing. When the upstop wheels are louder than the other wheels, you’ve got a gem. Unbelievable airtime over the first drop, next 2 hills and the rolling thunder hill. The twisty finale is pretty cool. If airtime was my deciding factor on the best ride, it would be #1. but its still behind Voyage.
Kingda ka - 1 hr+ wait. While waiting, it broke down and the train to be in after a breakdown is the first train out. “this ride never rolls back” – doug. The tip of the train went over the top then they rolled back. Missed it by 6 trains haha. Only 8mph faster than TTD but I guess you stay @ 128 for a good second before you start decelerating up the hill. My face was flopping in the wind and it was awesome. I like the holding brake at the top, no need to rush down the hill. TTDs launch feels better tho – it’s a draw
Medusa – still a lot of fun
Blackbeard’s – my #200
Didn’t ride SUF – long line and breakdowns
Whored the rest
SFA – handicapped parking haha
SROS – sucked
Batwing – ok
Wild one – eh
SLC – eh
Roar – ended well
2face – closed
Joker’s jynx - fun
If I missed something, its b/c it sucked too
Left there early – staff sucked, rides sucked, atmosphere? Sucked
Beat most of the traffic to stay w/ my friends in manassas
First parking space - handicapped
Wish hypersonic was still there
Volcano – fun ride but short
Dominator – still a great ride but no 0g roll. Smoothest cobra roll made somehow – great colors
Drop tower – good ride
Togo stand up – not as bad as I thought but still awful
Howler – ugh
Their Italian job – very intense, I loved it
Whored the rest… it was HOT- 95 that day
Off to BGE
BGE – beautiful park already
Thanks to LC for the friends/family pass – wherever she may be
Apollo’s chariot – front and back seat ride. Enjoyable ride but very very tame but very very smooth AND IT’S THE OLDEST
Big bad wolf – best suspended ive been on, very fun and intense
Alpengeist – fun ride, great drop – bad whip into mcbr and very slow ending but still fun and quality
Griffon – great ride. All it is is fun and good looking – intensly huge supports, love it
Loch ness monster – smooth arrow b/c of no corkscrews. Fun but eh
Escape from Pompei – I don’t mind getting wet, I just didn’t want wet shoes – get stinky. We imspected the splash and it wasn’t bad so we sat up front where it looked the driest. Get up to the top of the lift and the front of the boat goes under water and scoops water up to just flow into the front seat – ugh.
Hard Rock Park
Skeptical, we paid our $50 for 4 coaters and some flats. It looks like they’ve only used 1 ticket booth since opening – full of boxes.
Led Zepplin – assuming its walk on conditions, like this day, you walk up to the station side – find a seat, stand on the # and wait for the doors to open. Watch the pre pre show stuff then doors open and you go into the preshow. LZ interviews – never more porocative, influential…it’s the message of enjoyment … whole lotta love starts w/ Robert plant crotch shots. When someone holds up a white banner after the orgasm part of the song, the doors open and you get on. Music still playin and when it gets to a certain part of the song, you dispatch. Speakers on the first part of the lift then your speakers yell at you “WAAAY DOOOWN INSIIIIIDE” – yelling “looooooooooooooooooooooooove” down the first drop – I love it. Ride overall: no headbanging but it rattles worse than goliath (sfog). The 0g roll is my fav ever made. Its slow and drawn out. Mcbr – not necessary and kills the ride. Helix is overbanked but quickly drops into the corkscrew and into the station. Can you reride? No. LZ wanted the ride experience like this. If the line was long, sure – the setup is cool. When there are 100 people reriding over and over all night, its annoying
Nights of white satin: The Trip – best ride at the park haha. U get 3d glasses entering the line and the line interacts with you. Can you say spinny tunnel. Wont say anything else about the ride but the song is on right now – watching casino haha
Eagles: LITFL – it’s a mine train w/ 2 lifts and music. It’s a fun mine train – compact and relatively intense w/ an exploding eagle thing at the end.
The rest was just really good theming, great staff, good atmosphere and a lot of potential
Bohemian Rhapsody show – very nicely done. They need more powerful fountains and more of them. Fireworx were perfectly synchronized.