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  1. I agree with coasterbill with Gerstlauers having lower capacities, but other than your dream for an Intamin, why is it logical for CW to build an Intamin before a Gerstlauer? Intamins do break down but when they are running, they are more efficient, due to the way they double load stations and their trains are also generally a bit higher capacity. The intamin trains on maverick are comparable to the 4x4 gerstlaurer trains but they have smarter ways of loading the station. Top thrill holds 18
  2. Cheetah Hunt and Maverick are in no way, shape or form reliable. Especially Maverick. Maverick is much more unreliable than most rocket coasters. Kingda Ka and TTD are the only 2 I can think of that break down even close to as often as Maverick does. Then again we have no idea what causes the rides to break down so much. It may not be the launch system. They all run a ton of trains and have a ton of sensors and components that play into it. I thought cheetah hunt was pretty reliable? Every time I have been to Busch Gardens Tampa it has never been down. But Maverick is consistently down at least once a day, and even sometimes during the early entry (that really sucks)
  3. ^ Exactly. My friend is a pussy and wanted to do the smooth seat all the time
  4. Oh, I disagree. I rode it for the first time this past weekend, and I liked it even more than Maverick. #2 in the park, behind Millennium Force. It's an absolutely incredible coaster. Well, you are an enthusiast, so I guess you'd fit the demographic that overrates it I was referring to! But hey, at least you still like MF more! My friends who love Magnum actually call MF force-less! Makes me glad I'm a Mental Health Worker so I can be there to give them an obviously needed hand! The only reason I like MF more is the drop and the smoothness Other than that, Magnum xl-200 is insane with those last airtime hills. Sadly its not the most reridable, I draw my limit at about 5 rides when my thighs can't take it anymore. Yeah, I rode it four times, all in the magic seat. It was brutal to my thighs, but it was amazing. I don't think I could ride it too many times in a row, but I say that of all my favourite coasters. Millennium Force is all about speed, Magnum is all about airtime, and Maverick is all about quick transitions. All three are just the best at what they do, and I love all three of them for it. What seat did you use? My friend and I had the last row of the first car (3rd row) as the "airtime" seat, and then the middle row of that car (2nd row) as the "B&M" seat. That seat was pretty smooth, still that pretzel turn is too painful...
  5. I think we have all just misread this. When the OP said that Maverick is forceless they were saying this because of all the time you spend OUT of your seat. They must be considering airtime "forceless" because you know... there is no "force" there. That's about all I can come up with, because saying that Maverick is forceless is like saying Top thrill Dragster's launch is slow. I guess the lift hill is pretty forceless? The brake run is pretty forceless too TECHNICALLY you can't call anything forceless, other than PERFECT floater airtime. Because you are always experiencing acceleration due to gravity, at 1 G, but at 0 Gs I guess the forces are in equilibrium, so there technically are 2 forces there.
  6. CW is my home park, I actually have no idea how our park beats cedar point in attendance. Do they open for more days? Seriously, I have NEVER EVER waited more than 45 minutes for Leviathan, and I have seen the line maybe an hour ONCE, in the middle of summer on a weekend. Behemoth, never waited more than about 30 minutes, and all the woodies and other rides are always station waits on good days. But I went to Cedar Point a couple weeks ago, which is supposed to be one of the "quiet" seasons, it was the lowest I've ever seen Cedar Point, but Maverick, TTD, had hour plus lines througout the day, valravn and raptor both pushed 2 hours. MF was at least an hour. During the nights it got much better. Basically, I have been to CP about 4 separate trips (so about 10+ days) and every single day was more crowded than the most crowded I ever saw Canada's Wonderland. And I go like 10 times each summer to CW.
  7. Yea it doesn't even have a "real" drop, its got a fantastic layout and great themeing but honestly I think the ride itself (Excluding themeing) is probably even below average for B&M inverts.
  8. While on the topic of Cedar Point coasters, I'd like to put in a vote for Maverick. Those new restraints were uncomfortable for me, and the ride is kinda forceless. Don't kill me, CP fanboys, it's only my opinion. I mean........ Come on dude. I'm all about differing opinions but if you don't think maverick was intense, I think you only rode it in a YouTube video or in a dream. That thing is like a bucking bronco from start to finish Not only does it have intense laterals, side to sides, RIDICULOUS ejector airtime, on the drop you get slammed into the restraint and then back down at the bottom, but also that turn after the launch after the water splashes, you pull some SERIOUS downward Gs on that turn,
  9. There are summer schools at local colleges and whatnot, but no, school's aren't in session during the summer so the park will most likely be very busy. You might have better luck going on a Monday or a Tuesday, but from now until about September, it'll most likely be the opposite of "ghost town." 35 degrees is about 95 degrees, right? For a summer day in Valencia, 95 degrees would be about average, but I'd count on experiencing temperatures even higher than that. That area hits triple digits quite easily and it's one of the hottest areas around LA. If you get a platinum pass, I doubt you'd need 2 days there. If you really struggle with the the heat, you might be better off spending two half days there though. As far as "sitting somewhere air conditioned" goes, I can't think of many places in the park that have air conditioned seating aside from the handful of sit-down eating places — which are usually packed with people eating. There are shaded areas and plenty of misting zones, but the truth is that the Cali heat is very dry and it's not that hard to handle once you get used to it. I'm not a fan of summer weather myself, but I don't find the dry heat to be that bad. Just make sure you're doused in plenty of sunblock. Actually now that I think of it, I spent a couple weeks in la quinta where it gets 110+ degrees during august, I could handle that VERY well relative to the heat, but its super dry. In florida it was much less but due to the humidity I literally had to go back inside after less than an hour of being outside. I hope Valencia is as dry as La Quinta. We will either be staying at Disneyland or SFMM (depending who ends up coming on our trip) but if we stay at DIsneyland, we could probably do it in one day, maybe come back a second time if someone else wants to come as well. But if the lines are from 30 minutes-2 hours we are likely getting the gold/platinum pass anyways, so I guess the lines won't really matter. Allthough it would be nice if we were able to get on some of the bigger rides more often, but I think there are limits? Also do we really have to pay extra per ride to get on x2??? Even with the platinum pass?
  10. While on the topic of Cedar Point coasters, I'd like to put in a vote for Maverick. Those new restraints were uncomfortable for me, and the ride is kinda forceless. Don't kill me, CP fanboys, it's only my opinion. FORCELESS MAVERICK AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH Edit: But yea, we rode it 7 times in the back row in the morning, my shoulders hurt because of the drop, you just get slammed into it.
  11. Hey guys, Looking to travel to SFMM during the summer. I know we all hate when people ask what kind of lines there are at a certain date, so I looked it up and apparently its a "ghost town" according to some crowd calender. Are schools in session during this time? Also, I have been to some pretty hot places but the week that I would go, apparently the temperature is gonna be like high of 35 degrees that week, and at a theme park that would get really hot. When its this hot, what would you do? We are planning on going for 1 or 2 days, and likely we would get platinum/gold flash passes even if the lines are like 45 minutes. Our plan would be just to make the "reservation" thing on the flash pass and sit somewhere air conditioned then go ride the ride and go back to somewhere indoors.
  12. This has probably been said for half the posts on this thread, but Millenium Force is THE definition of overrated. #1 ride in the world my ass, it barely pushes 3rd best ride in the park
  13. Oh, I disagree. I rode it for the first time this past weekend, and I liked it even more than Maverick. #2 in the park, behind Millennium Force. It's an absolutely incredible coaster. Well, you are an enthusiast, so I guess you'd fit the demographic that overrates it I was referring to! But hey, at least you still like MF more! My friends who love Magnum actually call MF force-less! Makes me glad I'm a Mental Health Worker so I can be there to give them an obviously needed hand! The only reason I like MF more is the drop and the smoothness Other than that, Magnum xl-200 is insane with those last airtime hills. Sadly its not the most reridable, I draw my limit at about 5 rides when my thighs can't take it anymore.
  14. These look awesome but it looks like it is 2 rows of 4 seats. That would NOT work out at Canada's Wonderland
  15. Same While we have 2 b&ms, we don't really have any of the other b&m types. But I would be MUCH happier if we got pretty much any intamin over a B&M. Save for a REALLY good flyer , I'll take an intamin accelerator, intamin blitz, even an intamin-mega lite over any B&M. Although I'm not sure CW could handle a ride like that.
  16. Pretty interesting I laughed at them saying "dragster has to open by 10" usually even if its fully working its still not open at 10 due to them starting testing late.
  17. Same, people wonder how a ~100 foot coaster can beat out gigas and hypers, but maverick is just so fast paced and intense, so much better in my opinion.
  18. I'm pretty sure they actually got ahold of the logo a couple weeks before it was actually released, but I don't remember actually knowing what the coaster was before (maybe I wasn't looking hard enough) because the countdown before they released it I first learned what the layout and type of ride it was. Pretty excited for early august this year, I think they have something in store for CW.
  19. CAD. We bought our platinum passes there rather than at Cedar point to save the exchange rate. Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
  20. Agreed. Wild beast has some good airtime and a great layout. Mine buster has 1 airtime hill that actually gives good airtime and everything else is just forgettable and painful. Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
  21. I want an intamin blitz similar to maverick... Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
  22. Wow makes me wonder how cedar point got that 8 percent boost, could it be the hotel breakers renovation? Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
  23. Only got the chance to ride the shoot up part of the drop tower at Cedar Point, its definitely fast acceleration and the suspense is cool before the launch, but honestly its not the most worthwhile ride. You do get some good airtime at the top which is freaky, and my friend and I were talking after how it would be crazy if you SHOT up, then at the top immediately shot down, so therefore getting airtime from the moment you reach peak until the ground. That would be pretty crazy. Also for the video of the tower at the six flags texas, that looked better, theres no reason for cedar point not to run combo on all 4 towers.
  24. Does anyone else find Magnum absolutely hilariously fun? I went there last week and every single time we came up to those 3 last airtime humps, I was just howling and crying with laughter. Those airtime humps are so forceful and painful that they are just hilarious, makes me laugh every time we go on it, but my thighs aren't laughing, RIP. We have a B&M Hyper at my home park (Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland) and its a great ride and all, but I have MUCH more fun on magnum because of how ridiculous those airtime hills are. The restraints are also great, so nonrestrictive. Other than the stupid ass "pretzel turn" made by Satan (that element is bumpier than mean streak) that ride seriously kicks ass and I'd rather have it than our B&M Hyper.
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