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  1. forgot to add the new BBQ and sports bar place opens Saturday. I was pretty letdown it wasn't open today.


    Holy fudge this ride is too good. Just got a back row ride in, getting one in the front before heading home. If you see a dude in a Beatmania shirt say what's up.



    Edit: I would never say fudge.



    Edit 2: wtf Riddler's station music is so good, I wouldn't be as into electronic music as I am today if I hadn't rode that as a kid.


    I like Riddler's station's song personally

    . But if your in there for like 20 mins it gets old. sorry if it seems like I didn't like it. I do.



    Maybe the better phrasing would be. "The Joker has the worst station soundtrack I've personally ever heard."

    Riddler music: 1:05... Dubstep music 15 years before it was cool???


    As for joker, the ride looks great! Wish my home park had an RMC like this... Or any RMC for that matter.

  2. Would I be better off trying to hit from like 2-7 in the park, or just go hit some of the other sights/sounds/touristy crap in Montreal?

    Even though you might need a Flash Pass, I think you would probably be fine in these hours if you really wish to visit La Ronde, as the park tended, in the last seasons, to have relatively light crowds in September. It might possibly be a bit better early in the day though, so perhaps going from opening to 2 or 3 would be a better idea.


    It will be my first time there, and as much as I would love to visit La Ronde, I don't think I will make it in time to do a full day at the park. Please give me any insight as to what you think I should do! Also - I will be staying in downtown Montreal and will have a rental car. Thanks for any advice!

    Trust me, although the park has improved in my opinion quite a lot in recent years, it is still not worthy of a full day outing for someone with limited time in the area. If you go early in the day instead of 2-7, I would suggest starting with either ends of the park (ideally Goliath, and ride Vampire early in the day too); you could perhaps even park your car in the rear parking if it's open, get to Goliath quickly and get a few rides before the line fills up. After that it will depend on which rides you would like to ride the most, but I would suggest trying out Le Dragon (close to Goliath, surprisingly fun coaster with low capacity) or Le Monstre next.


    Other fun rides you might like are La Pitoune (log flume), Demon (Mondial Top-Spin), Gravitor (flying carpet, isn't open yet but SFSTL peoples say it was cool), Orbite (surprisingly powerful S&S tower).


    Here are also a few rides you may totally afford to miss : Ednör (SLC), Cobra (Intamin Stand-up, very very rough), Super Manège (Vekoma Corskrew, not the worst but not the best neither), Boomerang (quite rough too).


    Don't hesitate to ride the Minirail to go from one end of the park to the other, it might not be fast but it is for sure more pleasant than walking .

    I personally found Cobra to be ok myself.

  3. The only one operating in America is Demon Drop at Dorney Park. Of the modern rides though Larson towers are in a league of their own, even putting much larger and much more expensive Intamin and S&S rides to shame.

    The Larson towers are great, but from what I've seen, the Fabri towers (Detinator at Thorpe Park, Mega drop, etc.) seem to be even better. As far as I know, it's basically the same size tower/gondola with the added bonus of being launched downward (similar to an S&S Turbo Drop).


    While I've never been on one myself, this video makes the ride seem pretty impressive compared to the Larson model.


    Finally, they also seem to be relatively affordable rides, as there's quite a few traveling versions at fairs. Seems like something a small park could afford.


    Anyone here been on the Fabri towers?

  4. My friend tagged along with me and a few others to Cedar Point last year so he could experience it for the first time. He's never been on a roller coaster before so we worked him up from the bottom. I can't remember exactly all that we rode, but for sure we went on Blue Streak, Magnum, Gemini, Mine Ride, Wicked Twister, Mean Streak, and Maverick. He was terrified on every ride. He said that he didn't like the roller coasters because he felt his body was not supposed to move 'that way' and that he didn't feel safe.


    I asked him, out of all of the rides we went on, which one he enjoyed the most, if even a little.


    He said his favorite was Mean Streak.


    No, he didn't mistake Mean Streak for another ride. He knew which ride was which. And his favorite was Mean Streak.


    I would have never guessed.

    Well, if your friend didn't like the forces on the rides, mean streak might've been right up his alley... Apparently it's quite forceless.

  5. Another one, a weird mix of rainbow and kamikaze and something idk it's an original ride, deal with it!




    Keep in mind, it's a double arm so that the capacity isn't absolutely horrible


    Too bad more of these aren't around... Only know of two similar versions in real life.







    what program are you using/how are you making the rides by the way?

  6. Yesterday I was able to head out to the park and I had quite the experience on SkyHawk. I got it flipping with quite a ton of vigor. Once I got off the ride, my SO pointed out that I had red dots all over my face. Turns out the centripetal force had pushed enough blood into my head to burst many blood vessels in my face, similar to red freckles. I believe its harmless and will revert back to normal over the next few days, however I was just interested if anyone else had heard/experienced anything similar.

    How intense would you say the ride is compared to bother flats at the park?


    Is it more intense, like shockwave, or alittle gentler, like orbiter?

  7. I came up with this flatride idea (i mean i have others but i'm willing to share this one):


    It doesn't have a huge capacity, only 16 seats all together which isn't really good for such a big ride.

    The structure is really simple but the idea is there.



    The gondolas spin freely and the unbalanced nature can make for some quick movement.

    It has lapbars and the arms go up and down by gravitational force.

    This looks like it could be a real ride. If there was a way to add more arms or more seats on each arm, I could easily see a park use it! With the current design, it would be perfect in a small park like Quassy or a boardwalk park.

    KMG makes this. I believe it's called Fun Factory.


  8. stand-up Larson Fireball/Giant Loop




    Okay, maybe one with less restrictive "seats"? Or, how about a flying/lay-down Larson Fireball/Giant Loop?

    I could actually see that happening. Would be fun!

    Combine the 4d Freespin cars with a Larson superloop. Would combine two already popular flats (zipper and superloop).

  9. I wish Intamin 1st Gens were still made. They are freaking amazing!


    Me too! I want intamin to combine the concept of the first generation drop tower and merge it with the ZacSpin concept. A 200 foot tall vertical lift, that transfers to a holding brake, and then a drop. At the bottom of the drop you level out and rise into a zacspin style layout. A roller coaster with a drop tower experience.

    Yes please


  10. You're suspended at the top of a vertical drop for several seconds before being released. Think about the actual absurdity of that for a moment.


    I don't think it's that complicated or worth overanalyzing.

    Never been on a dive coaster myself, but as someone who gets a similar feeling on larson superloops, I can definitely agree that it's probably the hangtime that's the unnerving part.

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