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  1. Finally, they put the Titan above Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain. That helix always made the ride more fun to me, but Amusement Today always disagreed until now.
  2. Wow! This coaster was really great. All G's were in check, and I thought the layout was pretty original. The only thing I would have liked to see was a few more airtime hills, but aside from that, I really enjoyed it!
  3. SFOT in line for runaway mountain.....and SF Hurricane Harbor in Dallas on the Black Hole.
  4. Alright, well I'm going to have to go against the crowd and say that the Texas Giant isn't that bad. The pain, at least for me is bearable. As far as rough goes, my vote probably goes for Zeus at Mt. Olympus. There is literally a pothole in the track I think after you go down the first drop and head up the second. Also, I rode hades 2 years ago, and it was great, and then I rode it this year. After coming out of the tunnel, the pain on the turn back towards the parking lot is almost unbearable. It's probably the most painful 5 seconds I've ever expierenced on a roller coaster. It was the reason I only did 4 rides on it on my trip there....
  5. If it was SFGam, wouldn't there have to be some kind of bridge in the supports? I'd assume they would put it in the place of deja vu/the old splashdown, and there is a path that runs between those two sites.
  6. SFOT? I really have no idea..... This coaster does look pretty sweet. Lots of speed and low to the ground elements.
  7. I was there on 7/9 and when I have a chance, I will be posting my trip report. I can confirm that there is no disko anywhere. It is gone.
  8. My list pales in comparison to most of these, but: SFGADv SFOT SFGAm Mt. Olympus Elitch Gardens Also, I listed them from best to worst.
  9. Wow, if they sue Six Flags, it will just add to our (Americans) already *great* reputation. What would their arguement be? They should have netted the whole ride in? Really, I feel bad for the family, but if the kid had any common sense he wouldn't have done what he did. And plus, didn't witnesses say he jumped not one, TWO fences? I just am in awe about how stupid this kid was...
  10. Watching six flags' stocks, I'm really not sure what six flags parks will still be left, or how many of these Six Flags new attraction rumors will be coming true. But if this rumor does come true, it would be nice to see SFMM get something relatively calm with decent airtime and not as intense as X or some ride of that type.
  11. Hey, sorry its been a while since I have posted a new roller coaster. I've been busy with band and other things. But now that it's summer, I have finally had a chance to put together a new coaster, called the terror. It's a pretty compact wooden coaster, with lots of airtime and positive G's. Stats: Max Speed: 54 MPH Length: 3,562 feet Height: 108 feet Drop: 97 feet Number of 90 degree turns: 3 Max G's: 4.8 Also, I don't know how to build custom stations, so there isn't one right now. Comments as always are appreciated! Photos will be posted soon. The Terror.nltrack
  12. I was up in New York visiting my grandparents for a week or so, and after much debate, I finally convinced my parents to take us to Six Flags Great Adventure. The ride down there was great, and upon entering the park, it was exactly how i had remembered it three years ago. We arrived at 10:45 and they were still testing everything, which made no sense to me considering the park opened at 10:30. Considering most schools in the surrounding states had school, it was pretty crowded, 2 hour waits on Ka and 1 hour waits on El Toro. Luckily, I got a Flash Pass. So first we headed to El Toro, and sat in the middle. There are no words to describe ET. It is just AMAZING the airtime on those hills. We got off and since they had just opened rolling thunder, we decided to go in the front seat of the first train. It was slightly painful, and kind of forceless. Well I had a Flashpass reservation for Ka, so we had some more time to blow, so I decided to ride ET again. This time, we sat in the back because there was no wait. I thought the middle was great, but the back was 10X better. It really wasn't that rough, but it was just extremely forceful. I was being pulled and pushed the whole ride. I got a ton of airtime at the top of the hills and I got slammed into the seat at the bottom. And plus I managed not to get stapled into ET. Honestly, ET is probably the best roller coaster I've ever ridden. Just wow. Well it was time to go ride Ka. Since I had heard that the front is the best, we decided to wait for the front. Well we waited 20 minutes and were next up, and some idiot had brought their hat on the ride, and it managed to get stuck on the launch track, so they shut the ride down and it took them 25 minutes to retrieve a hat off the launch track. Let me mention my dad is very strict, and we had until 2:45 to ride everything. Well Ka in the front was worth it. Being launched at 128 mph is really breathtaking. And the 456 foot drop was fun too. But aside from that, it wasn't anything special, although my younger brother loved it. Well, he was dying to ride The Dark Knight, and even though I've heard it is horrible, I wanted the credit so I tried it. All I have to say is that it is probably one of the biggest ways to waste 7 million dollars. I am glad that SFOT chose THBS rather then The Dark Knight. THBS is definitely more fun. Well we ran over to Nitro afterwards, and it was about 1:40. My brother, Tyler, wanted to ride Ka again, so we had a reservation at 2:05. We got on Nitro around 2, and it was pretty fun, but nothing breathtaking. I didn't find the helix all that forceful versus ET or Titan. We went back to Ka and got on the first train we could. It was nothing special. Although I wanted to end with ET again, Tyler wanted to ride Medusa, so we ran over there and finished right at 2:44. Overall it was a great day, and aside from somebody riding Ka with their hat, it was a great experience. Oh yeah, I also forgot, I witnessed the power of the locker nazis. On El Toro, a woman had a backpack, and she had been waiting for 45 minutes in line, and they kicked her off the ride and made her go back to the front. It took more time to kick her off the ride then for her to put her bag down on the other side. Oh well. Well in 4 hours on a semi-crowded day heres the ride count. KK-2 ET-2 RT-1 TDK-1 Nitro-1 Medusa-1
  13. Hey, thanks King of Ka. We decided to leave early tomorrow morning, and we might end up with a flashpass for 2, since my parents aren't really interested in riding roller coasters. When you say KK had a relatively short line, does that mean 20-30 minutes? Because I have to fit as much as I can in 4 and a half hours, so I'm thinking the flashpass might be the best option. I guess all I can really do is see how bad the lines are when I get there.
  14. Hey thanks guys for the advice! I think I finally suckered my dad into going to GADV.....! We are looking at going on Wednesday, and I know the kids in NY are still in school and I am pretty sure NJ is too. How long do you think I can expect for lines on El Toro and Kingda Ka? Thanks!
  15. I saw this advertised on Mt. Olympus' site. The River Troy; worlds fastest river. New in 2008. Anyone know more? http://www.mtolympuspark.com/
  16. Hey, I am heading off to New York around the 2nd week of June with my parents to visit my grandparents who live on Long Island. They said I could choose one day to go to one theme park. I went to GADV a few years ago, before El Toro opened, and I have heard great things ever since. I have never been to Dorney Park though. I was curious though, what would you guys suggest? I would go on a tuesday or thursday, and I was just wondering which has better coasters for the time that you are there. I know GADV can have some pretty bad lines, but I havent heard much about Dorney. Thanks!
  17. Eh, well I can completely understand where you're coming from with the frustration. I mean adding more rides may not be the answer, but 4 hours in line for a ride is just ridiculous. Even Disney isn't that bad. And unfortunately for Six Flags, theres not much room for expansion, which I also give them. I would like to see a new attraction, but even more-so I would like to see them re-do some sections of the park. For example, the pathways in Spain, there is a giant bolt sticking out of the ground right under the Spain sign which hasn't been fixed in years. It's a good 2 inches tall, and I mean ive seen multiple people trip over it. Fortunately, its near the first aid area, but I think upgrading the park would be a nice idea. I just find the idea of giving parks like Six Flags Great Adventure ANOTHER roller coaster 2 years after getting 2 new roller coasters in a row ridiculous. Add some more family rides that don't cost 7.5 million dollars each please. I don't think saying SFOT is neglected compared to other parks is unreasonable. I'm not saying it is neglected as a whole, but when put against other parks, Six Flags picks favorites. Yes, location plays a factor, but by only upgrading certain parks, you will obviously have more of a pull to those parks.
  18. Geez...those waits are insane! I've never seen the park that crowded. And with 29.99 tickets, I really don't blame them. I think Six Flags might actually be getting the right idea. In the past 3-4 years, I've been to the park about 9-10 times and I have never even seen it remotely crowded. Even on weekends and stuff. Although lines do suck....maybe it's not such a bad thing. Six Flags Over Texas has always been neglected in my opinion in the past few years, and with the addition of new rides and refurbishments, I think its a great thing for the park. And maybe Six Flags Management will consider adding some more great rides now that attendance is skyrocketing. Just pray for good weather this summer.
  19. Well, I haven't been building on NoLimits because of Vista for about a year now, but heres my first coaster for a while. Its called White Lightnin' and its a classic woodie with a twist. I need to really cover up the twist, but I don't have time right now. I'd appreciate any feedback on the coaster. Stats: N/A because it would give away the coaster Uses NL 1.6 Pics will be uploaded later. Oldie.nltrack
  20. Yeah, I wasnt too ecstatic when I first saw it either. It woulda been nice to not have a clone at the least, but I guess we gotta be happy with what they give us.
  21. Not to be rude, but I wouldnt be expecting anything amazing to go in that park, at least for the next few years. A family roller coaster would be nice, but you just got Kingda Ka in 2005 and El Toro in 2006, so it doesnt seem logical to add a giant new coaster 2 years after that. There are other parks that are more deserving.
  22. Alright, we may not be getting an amazing coaster, but at least we are getting a coaster! It seems like Shapiro is going the family route for now, but it is only 2008. This almost assures that we will be getting something amazing for the 50th anniversary, or at least in my opinion. Just look at this as we arent losing any roller coasters. Who knows? Maybe it will be like SFStL and we will get something new next year. Probably not till 2011, but who really knows? Lets just see how this goes.
  23. Very good! It was very enjoyable. 1) There was one point where the supports went through the track (close to the ground), delete those wood beams! 2) Watch your tunnel-testing towards the end! I think if you made it a couple of feet taller, it would be even more fun, since the end was very slow, and kinda made the coaster boring. I wish it was a little more forceful. I did love the design, it would make a great real family coaster for a small park, and would attract alot of ages. Good job.
  24. I had some spare time this weekend. I built this coaster in a couple of hours. The supports aren't great, as I suck at making customs, but I tried hard. I think the track design is really cool, as it is very compact. Stats: Max Speed: 62 mph Max. Height: 20 meters Length: 913.25 meters Max G: +4.9 Enjoy! Comments are appreciated! *USES NL. 1.6* Fire Blitz.nltrack
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