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I rode it as X and thought it was the worst piece of sh*t ever. Ten years later I rode it again (as an upcharge on top of a Platinum Flash Pass) as X2 after spending a decade hearing about how great the ride is and how much better the new trains were and it was just as horrendous as I had remembered. Never again.

 

I love how riding it twice, ten years apart, makes your opinion rock solid and irrefutable.

 

I've had good rides on X2 and bad rides. And so-so rides. That said, it's a unique, one of a kind experience that I think most locals take for granted.

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I rode it as X and thought it was the worst piece of sh*t ever. Ten years later I rode it again (as an upcharge on top of a Platinum Flash Pass) as X2 after spending a decade hearing about how great the ride is and how much better the new trains were and it was just as horrendous as I had remembered. Never again.

 

I love how riding it twice, ten years apart, makes your opinion rock solid and irrefutable.

 

I've had good rides on X2 and bad rides. And so-so rides. That said, it's a unique, one of a kind experience that I think most locals take for granted.

 

You're right on that. I happen to find the ride extremely uncomfortable, so I almost always skip it. But it does deserve credit for being the most radically unique concept to come out of the coaster wars.

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Call me crazy, but Scream's rattle honestly bothers me more than X2's and Viper's jerkiness. X2 is rough, but I still consider it one of the best rides in the park. The way it throws and flips you around, especially on the last raven turn, is insanely fun. There's also nothing quite like the mini-heart attack you get when going backwards down the pre-drop and flipping over for the first drop.

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Call me crazy, but Scream's rattle honestly bothers me more than X2's and Viper's jerkiness.

 

This.

 

I don't know why they can't keep that ride smooth. I rode in a fully refurbished and repainted train a few weeks ago, and it still sucked as much as it always has. Honestly, Riddler's Revenge, Viper, and Batman are all so much better when it comes to basic looping coasters at the park.

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Yeah, x2 sucks...they should tear down x2 and viper for a giga that well never get or just an epic rmc woodie

 

Wouldn't bother me one bit if the park decided to move on from X2, I have such a love/hate relationship with that ride. I'd much rather have a ride that I could just love. But the ride is still iconic, no matter what we all say so...

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I always hear about the B&M Rattle, Intamin problems or what ever company has a coaster out their. Someone will always pick a ride apart! It's funny to hear people talk about X & X2 and how it's a Piece of SH...! That's fine in all and we are entitle to our opinions.

 

With X2 being close to 20 years old it was and still is a revolutionary ride! Having a family member help with the construction and to finally see the outcome of it has been awesome for him and me. Everytime i driver up and see it, i think back to when I first rode it. This ride was the first ride to give me that OH SH.... feeling! Being my home park, I'm a little bias! Like I said before, I take the good, the bad and ugly of this ride.

 

This could be an issue but who knows. When I am in line for X or any coaster I see a large person trying to squeeze in the seat and have the restraint barely come down. When that train comes back to the station I hear, that was horrible ride and it was uncomfortable. These rides were build when people weren't as large and I am sure that has portion to do with it.

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Call me crazy, but Scream's rattle honestly bothers me more than X2's and Viper's jerkiness. X2 is rough, but I still consider it one of the best rides in the park. The way it throws and flips you around, especially on the last raven turn, is insanely fun. There's also nothing quite like the mini-heart attack you get when going backwards down the pre-drop and flipping over for the first drop.

 

 

100% agree with you.

 

I wouldn't shed a tear if Scream were removed from the park.

 

Scream, IMO, is the worst ride in the park. Rattles like crazy, slow, boring layout, and no interesting theming or landscaping. The only positive thing about Scream is that it looks cool from the parking lot.

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I really like Green Lantern. Yes, I said it. It's the most intense ride in the park and really freaks people out. My last ride on it was outstanding. Those drops are amazing. I don't know, I feel like people like to pile on this one and the bashing of it is a little unfair. It's obviously not a ride for everyone I will admit, but I have a special place for unique, freaky ass coasters that have their way with with me.

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My first ride on Green Lantern was decent, but my ride last year was terrible. When your car miraculously flips and then gets stuck upside down for the entire second half, that's not the most comfortable experience.

 

Grona Lund showed how these ZacSpins should really be run.

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For all two people that care, Green Lantern is down until the end of the year (if not longer) so no need to worry about riding it.

 

All the park would need to do to make it a better ride though would just be to simply remove the magnetic brake that prevents the cars from freely spinning.

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^^Any reason it's down for so long? I care a little bit.

A gesture of mercy perhaps?

 

Whenever SFMM runs Revolution without the awful Pink-Eye Delivery System or closes Green Lantern for any reason whatsoever, I consider it an act of goodwill. They should even consider promoting it on their website and social media platforms: "New for Fall 2018! Green Lantern Closed! Revolution Cell-Phone Experience — Out Of Service!"

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Does anyone know why MM runs their ZacSpin so differently than the one in Sweden? I find it strange that MM prefers guests to get sucker punched in the groin in ththe name of taming down the ride. And why would MM want to tame down GL anyway? It’s at a park that consists of 90% extreme rides. Is it a maintenance thing?

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Does anyone know why MM runs their ZacSpin so differently than the one in Sweden? I find it strange that MM prefers guests to get sucker punched in the groin in ththe name of taming down the ride. And why would MM want to tame down GL anyway? It’s at a park that consists of 90% extreme rides. Is it a maintenance thing?

 

i rode it when it first opened. i honestly thought i might get seriously hurt. body and head. lol i believe it's been tamed down since with that large slab of metal next to the seats that wasn't there originally. since i hear mostly that the ride sucks, i stay away.

 

i think intamin should gift sfmm a new zacspin with the seats in the correct position so it's not flinging you around. hahaha

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I can only imagine it working in two ways: either the seats are so weighted down and so off-axis that they no longer flip at all, and the feature of the ride then becomes the drops. Or, the seats flip so much that there's no chance of it staying in the upside down position for more than a split second (magnetic spinny fins might help there).

 

The problem with the ride, as I see it, is that because of the way it's designed there's a very good chance you're going to experience extreme g-forces face-first or upside down. The last time I rode it (basically when it first opened), that was my experience, and it felt like being punched in the head over and over. It doesn't bother me that the ride's still there — I mean, it's not like it takes up much space — but it is, by far, the worst coaster I've ever ridden. And this is coming from someone who actually loved Flashback and Psyclone, even at their crunchiest.

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I can only imagine it working in two ways: either the seats are so weighted down and so off-axis that they no longer flip at all, and the feature of the ride then becomes the drops. Or, the seats flip so much that there's no chance of it staying in the upside down position for more than a split second (magnetic spinny fins might help there).

 

The problem with the ride, as I see it, is that because of the way it's designed there's a very good chance you're going to experience extreme g-forces face-first or upside down. The last time I rode it (basically when it first opened), that was my experience, and it felt like being punched in the head over and over. It doesn't bother me that the ride's still there — I mean, it's not like it takes up much space — but it is, by far, the worst coaster I've ever ridden. And this is coming from someone who actually loved Flashback and Psyclone, even at their crunchiest.

 

i too rode flashback and psyclone until they stopped operating. lol

 

alan schilke explained basically why it sucks. it's because of the seating position being off the centerline because of the back to back seating. seems like intamin figured that out as well with their new model.

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