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  1. Back on the parenting thing, I was on Blizzard River and a kid was freaking out about possible splash cannons on the ride. I assured her as an experienced rider that there was no surprises and told her about the waterfalls. She was still freaking out during the ride and the mother threatened to leave ASAP after the raft ride if she didn't chill.


    Awkward ride since it was just me and their family. Nevertheless, still a fun rapids ride

  2. First coaster: Barnstormer, Magic Kingdom, Orlando

    First hyper: Superman TR, SFNE

    First upside-down coaster: Canobie Corkscrew, Canobie Lake Park

    First woodie: Thunderbolt or Cyclone, SFNE

    First floorless: Batman: TDK, SFNE

    First SLC: Mind Eraser, SFNE

    First boomerang: Zoomerang, Lake Compounce

    First Invert: Goliath, SFNE

    First Giga: Millennium Force, CP

    First Strata: Top Thrill Dragster, CP

    First flying: Tatsu, SFMM

    First GCI: Apocalypse, SFMM

    First suspended: Iron Dragon, CP

    First Wing: Gatekeeper, CP

    First dive: Valravn, CP

    First stand up: Green Lantern, SFGrAdv

    First 4D: Joker, SFNE

    First RMC: Wicked Cyclone

    First racing: Gemini, CP

    First Impulse Coaster: Wicked Twister, CP

    First Batman clone: SFMM

    First Premier coaster: Phobia Phear

  3. WARNING! He stands tall in the face of adversity, will beat the odds in any match. He can take on a full house and end ...???...


    Anyone figure out that last line of text?


    "WARNING! He stands tall in the face of adversity, will beat the odds in any match. He can take on a full house and end up Aces high!"


    My train theory:


    1: "Stands tall in the face of adversity": some sort of hero figure

    2: "will beat the odds in any match": I'm thinking probably a gunman, due to my next prediction below

    3: "He can take on a full house and end up Aces high!": Definitely a card gambler


    Each train is themed to a different part of the statement.

  4. That's what Hertz said when I made it from Disneyland to Six Flags Magic Mountain in 90 minutes...and this was me leaving at 8:30 am on a Wednesday. I didn't question it.


    I got from my Anaheim hotel to SFMM in 1:15, and that was when I left at about 8:30-9ish on a cloudy Sunday.


    Back to the real park, though, turnpike traffic didn't seem bad when I went down. Boston is hell, though, on busy days.

  5. Dark Knight may not have all that great of theming, but it still is a very good mouse coaster since it's mostly unbraked.


    I haven't been on Justice League at Great Adventure, but the ride pulls pretty long lines at Over Texas and Great America. I'm guessing it may be the same at Great Adventure.


    When I went about a month ago, the wait was about 45min, and the queue moves SO SLOW!


    You know, I've warmed up to TDK over the years. When I first rode it I was not a serious enthusiast and had no idea what it was and came off like "uhhh that was just a wild mouse... lame" but I've ridden it a bunch since HITP and while a lot of the effects are busted, its still a very fun ride, and I particularly love the couple little drops toward the end as its really dark in that section and even though I know they are coming they always get me. The jumpscare at the end is always fun w/ people that haven't ridden. Its also been a nice warm pop-in during Batman/Nitro marathons @ HITP.


    I've never been to HITP, but for me, TDK was a fun little wild mouse. I love the restraints so much better, and the indoor element really gives another dimension. However, I can't find a specific theme to the coaster besides the Joker causing mayhem in Gotham, no story. I'd ride it again, definitely, but wouldn't wait too long for it. Nitro next door is so much better.

  6. I stayed at the Breaker's Express when I went just before 4th of July last summer. Good room, good distance, and I loved driving the causeway each morning.



    Mean Streak was a walk-on, but now I want to go back in 2018 for the holy grail RMC is making

    Valravn was the most popular early entry ride then, and currently is my only dive coaster

    I walked on to Millennium Force and Maverick for early entry, and used a Fast Lane Plus to cut wait time for Dragster by 75%

  7. The park has an 80-85ft height restriction so they can't go too high. I'm hoping for an inverting flat so an air race would fit the bill.

    Yeah. I mean, Crows Nest is only 65 feet tall and it is still plenty thrilling. Put yeah, I would also love to see something that goes upside down. Or maybe even a Zamperla Endeavor! I rode the one at Six Flags Over Texas and it was a blast! Although I saw three different people get off the ride and vomit.


    Which ride at SFOT is the Endeavor? I have a feeling I'd love to see that!

  8. Honestly don't see Viper going anywhere soon. If anything, they'll probably just add new trains to it and market it as "The New Viper". With Knott's supposedly building a new major coaster next year, and with Disneyland nearing the completion of Star Wars land, I don't doubt that SF is exploring the possibility of building a new 20+ million dollar coaster as the park will have to invest quite a bit in the coming years to remain relevant. So here's my prediction:

    2018: Renovated Viper and a new Zamperla Giant Discovery.

    2019: New 20+ million dollar coaster.


    Think about it: 20+ million for #20.


    Also, I did not mind Viper at all. I thought it was pretty strong for an Arrow. Little to no headbanging, not too rough

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