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  1. And I'm a former ride op (bay of play rides) for sea world San diego!! Used a free pass at SWO on the day it expired NYE ha
  2. Wife and I did this trip this very year!!! Unfortunately skipped sea world both visits so I'm no help there... Visit 1-December 27-31, 2018 Reason: getting one last use out of my southwest companion pass and we had never been to TX SMF to AUS non-stop for $330 round trip and wife was $11 ish in taxes (Mini shout out to southwest for offering the companion pass as a sign up bonus) General itinerary: Arrive Austin noon and we discover all the legendary bbq joints are closed still on Christmas break found a food truck with the most amazing brisket I've had so that worked Hit up ZDTs around 4, I want to say they closed around 5 found out they do not offer single ride tickets unless you have a minor in your party getting a wristband but they were understanding and let us buy 2 single ride tickets for switchback for I believe $5 each Switchback was super fun, going backwards on a woodie was a trip, and definitely worth the detour from the highway Hit up fiesta for some last hour coaster action, closed at 9 DL the SF app for wait times although only one of the parks had that ability then and it wasn't too reliable Ops sucked, mistakenly queued for road runner for awhile before bailing, got a lap on krypton (def best floorless) and WW (surprisingly awfully uncomfortable for my 6'2'' 250 lb frame with the straddling and even made my legs cramp but was an amazing coaster and I'll still go on railblazer and Jersey devil in due time) Come back next morning 10ish for member early entry and get a lap on Irat (cliff drops great slow section meh, in the long line I yelled at a kid for purposely and defiantly littering and some other adult yelled at me for yelling at the kid), screaming eagle zip line ($10 super fun), Batman single rider (we split up when available to save time), poltergeist (short line sucky ops fun ride), goliath was refurb (sht like that used to bother me but I no longer consider myself a credit whore, lost count 300 so it's all good) Cruise downtown then drive to Dallas and pass out at some budget motel, epic waters next day, lacking on slides but worth a visit imo Full day following at the OG SF 10am early entry highlights: vibora single rider (made me miss disaster transport, great ride brought back childhood memories of rolling thunder pre-viper SFGAm), titan (finally rode that other giovanola and helixless clone of my OG hyper which fun fact had worlds longest full circuit drop for a spell before millennium opened), mine trains (I like mini better hehe), mountain (line longish once inside the building), freeze (just plain OG premier fun), shockwave (wowzers! Packs a punch), judge bean (fun and weirdly separated from the park), and of course NTAG (just amazing OG RMCness, length and air makes up for non inversions), toubillion (kinda lame cycle actually but fun) pussed out on the swings, finished by 6 (closed at 9?) Visit 2- June 23-25, 2019 Reason: always wanted to drive cross country so we piggybacked off my wife's socal teacher conference, hit up 6 MLB parks, 15 theme\waterparks (mindblowers were lightning rod perfection, Fury perfection, I305 so intense it was one and done, both mystics, hades? the Dell's has turned into a craphole compared to pigeons unlimited multilevel karts and mountain coasters) Enter tx thru el Paso, massive water park greets you followed by Juarez housing abutting the highway so an interesting juxtaposition 12 hr drive across was lol exhausting, pop in to fiesta for the water coaster, irat, and roadrunner Finally make my pilgrimage to schlitty, freaking C.F. announced the purchase like a week before and my platinum pass wouldn't work till next year but still funny, I'm sure they will fence in the park I saw soooooo many crashers w\o wristbands, noahs ark finally wised up) Wow wow wow truly the best waterpark, the old section is the must, all those chutes just plain high capacity fun. The long one truly takes 45min from one end of the park til u dump in the river. Hillside one is the best and you drop through a locker room at one point so unique. None of them are rec if u have claustrophobia, u pass under the park entrance with like 2 feet of clearance The new section is fine, do the wave powered river torrent and blaster, the main river connecting both ends with aquavayer and crazy rapids falls half, and Crystal river backsplash entrance and Dragon coaster (OG water coaster and it's themed) Unfortunately stormed all day and all water attractions closed by 3 for lightning and needed roadside assistance to get back in my car, but still had the best day! Finally on way out hit NASA (totally worth it), kemah but bullet closed and Galveston but $10 spectator fee for single rides so we said eff it and skipped shark) Thanks for reading, hope I provided some helpful info and set the OG usage record
  3. 12x (consecutive cycles) on montezooma's revenge 35x (consecutive cycles) on sea dragon at Wyandot/zoombezi ...was visiting my grandma and had nothing else to do but ride that little guy all afternoon..after 35, I was like to myself "you know what? I'm good"
  4. wow, I'm surprised I got it... good luck... edit...tried to draw this one a little better
  5. I think this guess wins Hoping for timber twister at Gilroy gardens
  6. Alpengeist Batwing California Screamin Deja Vu (SFMM) El Loco Firehawk Gatekeeper Hypersonic XLC Incredible Hulk Joker's Jinx Kraken Loch Ness Monster Millennium Force (surprised how many good 'M's there are) Nitro Ozark Wildcat Powder Keg Quicksilver Express (Can't believe I've actually been on a Q) Raptor Skyrush Top Thrill Dragster Undertow Volcano Wild Thing (Valleyfair) X2 (sh*t, I need to go on yankee cannonball) Zyklon (Celebration City) Only missing Y, do I win a prize??
  7. beast son of beast millennium force California screamin desperado dragon mountain wild thing mean streak nitro ride of steel sfa
  8. As a former coaster op (11 yrs ago at KBF), maybe I can add a little to the conversation. I totally agree with those that have posted so far saying that this "can't happen" with the computerized block brake systems in place. It had to have been running in "maintenance" or "manual" mode, which is only accessible by the ride mechanics. Usually, the mechanics are the ones operating the ride after it goes down. I can only assume that ops evac'd the train that ended up valleying, and the mechanics erroneously sent the train full of riders (likely un-evac-able) while the ride was still in maintenance mode. Of course, this is all speculation. Our thoughts are with the injured riders, and thank goodness there were no fatalities.
  9. That means shorter lines for us What makes the Top Gun Stall different from a Zero G Stall? Is it just Six Flags trying to make it sound like a unique element? Top gun stall rolls up and in, hangs there for a bit, then rolls out either the same or opposite way. It's close to a zero g roll, but it's bigger. Anyone else feel free to correct me if I'm off on it. pretty sure they are the same. I think the "top gun" part just refers to how one train will stall on top of the other ala a scene from Top Gun (albeit a movie I haven't seen)...https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTL8fccIgCBVJnwdW8_qFeBfdcN6L6AhRsQJRgeQkeIW0G_jJ-_rQ
  10. 1. Cedar Point 2. King's Dominion 3. Carowinds 4. King's Island 5. Knott's Berry Farm 6. Valleyfair 7. CGA 8. Gilroy Gardens
  11. This is my policy with most coasters, but when it comes to the insanely hyped ones (like Maverick, Bizarro (SFNE), I305, Expedition Ge Force, etc.) all logic goes out the window for me. If I went onto Bizarro with the same expectations I had for a coaster I'd never looked into I'd probably love it a lot more. For example, I knew nothing about Great Bear besides it being a B&M invert and it blew me away because I was so pleasantly surprised by the ride. The only coasters that have lived up to (or exceeded) my crazy hype is Maverick and Millennium Force. I'm trying to downplay my insanely high expectations for Wicked Cyclone, Boulder Dash, and Skyrush (which I'll be riding for the first time this year), but I hope they don't disappoint! i wouldn't worry about skyrush , need to catch up with boulder dash tho... and yeah, already posted this but farenheit...blech...
  12. i totally agree with maverick as it was my fav before riding skyrush, but what is it about kumba that everyone seems to love??
  13. nice topic 1. montu 2. alpengeist 3. raptor 4. afterburn 5. silver bullet
  14. SFMM-Deja Vu, Flashback, Psyclone, Colossus SFGAdv-Chiller, Rolling Thunder, GASM SFA-Two Face SFDK-Pandemonium SFGAm-Iron Wolf, Rolling Thunder,Shockwave BGT-Gwazi KD-Hypersonic XLC GA-Whizzer, Invertigo, Stealth, Greased Lightnin' KBF-Wacky Soap Box, Windjammer Carowinds-Saturator Riverview Park Dells-Galaxi VF-Mild Thing BGW-Big Bad Wolf, Wilde Maus Splash Kingdom- Screaming Mummy DL-Space Mountain NASCAR Cafe-Speed the Ride Startosphere-High Roller Legoland CA-Spellbreaker CP-Disaster Transport, Wildcat KI-S.O.B. Adventure City-Tree Top Racers Darien Lake-Nightmare Indiana Beach-Galaxy Celebration City-Jackrabbit, Thunderbolt, Zyklon, Ozark Wildcat I'm sure there are others
  15. Nice thread. Biggest letdown hands down was Farenheit. Was expecting some sort of awsome rip, ride, rockit-maverick hybrid and instead got a forceless, boring, 1hr+ queue snoozefest. (Although i did appreciate the norwegian roll and ultra smooth cobra roll.) 2nd place goes to expedition everest. (Although i did marathon it in the rain cuz there was nothing else to do at Animal Kingdom). I just couldnt believe $100 mil could produce such a 'meh' coaster. Prefer matterhorn by a long shot. Biggest suprise was actually at the same park as the biggest letdown. Never before did i know what enthusiasts meant by 'ejector air' (especially living on the west coast). Skyrush blew my freakin mind, most intense coaster of my 250+ credits BY FAR (havent ridden I305 or NTAG yet). Christmas, I kind of WANTED OTSR's; it was so intense, i felt like I was danger of sliding out...anyone else feel that way?
  16. ^I wish I could go back in time and re-ride XLC. That launch was bonkers.
  17. -The coaster ops do that silly, exaggerated looking-out-over-the-horizon motion before dispatch. Look at us! We are doing our job and making sure no one is in harm's way!
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