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I was at sfmm yesterday as well. Fright Fest was impressive, i got plenty of scares. I prefer it over Knott's Halloween Haunt because the Fright Fest staff only allows groups at a time.. instead of crowding the maze like Knott's does. Plenty of rides during the day with little to no wait. Later on the park started getting crowded. Like atem122 said, the weather was perfect for Fright Fest, cloudy throughout the day and drizzle (or sprinkling) during the night. I thought Colossus backwards was fun but killed my thighs because the restraint was to tight (damn my skinny thighs). X2-Area 19 was pretty cool, the giant screen in the station showed scenes of ufo's and what not, and the audio is better than the original. Overall, Great day.

 

Ride Count

X2- 2 (morning and night)

Terminator - 2

Goldrusher - 2

Riddler's Revenge - 1

Colossus - 1

Colossus (backwards) - 1

Scream! - 2

Goliath - 1

Ninja - 2

 

Oh and ride operators say the funniest things! We got on the sky tower, and on our way up someone had asked him what they are doing to Superman. The ride operator said "they are flipping the train backwards and as you get to the top of the tower the seats will rotate 360 degrees" lol! i was laughing.

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Wow... Looks like a lot of TPR people went on Sunday. I did too, and I had a great time. I was at the park from opening to 5 PM. I rode nothing but coasters but got on every of them except Superman (obviously), Deja Vu and the kiddie ones...

 

General observations:

 

The park wasn't very crowded at all, especially before 2 PM. X2 had a consistent 1 hour wait, all the other coasters were 10 minutes or less in the morning and 30 minutes or less after lunch. The staff was better than what I had heard, the operations weren't fantastic, though. The stacked trains on Tatsu, X2 (barely), Gold Rusher. And these coaster didn't even run 3 trains. The front of the park looked really nice; Colossus County Fair... not so much. But it wasn't that bad. The park was pretty clean, too.

 

I left before Fright Fest started. But the theming was pretty bad to be honest. I didn't even notice that X2 was Halloween-themed. Thought it was just the normal stuff.

 

Now for the coasters. The first number is how many times I rode it, the second is the rating from 1 - 10.

 

Tatsu: #2, 8/10

This was my first flying coaster and a very enjoyable experience. I went straight to this ride when the park opened (used the Revolution shortcut) and I had 2 consecutive rides with no line. The first drop was great and the feeling of speed was pretty nice. The corkscrew-esque inversions didn't do much but the pretzel loop was super forceful if a little rough. After the pretzel loop, the ride sort of loses its pace which is a shame as it makes it end in a pretty dull way. Overall, though, Tatsu is another great and very unique B&M with great landscape interaction.

 

Ninja: #1, 7/10

A decent suspended roller coaster. Faster than Cedar Point's Iron Dragon but shorter and a bit rougher. The turn over Jet Stream was particularly enjoyable and quite forceful with it nearly 70 degree banking. Fun ride with no wait at all.

 

Terminator Salvation: The Ride: #2, 9/10

Excellent wooden coaster. The theming was surprisingly good even though it was kind of frustrating spending 15 minutes in the pre-show rooms even when there was no queue. The ride itself was so much better than expected. It was packed with airtime,

tunnels, headchoppers and had fantastic pacing until the last turn, which was the only real drawback of the ride (way too slow). This was my first GCI and now I understand why people like these so much. Airtime, laterals, this ride has got everything. It is also a perfect coaster for families, not too intense nor too boring!

 

Gold Rusher: #1, 4/10

Unsatisfactory. The turns were super awkward and very jerky and the ride didn't do anything but meandering around. I know it's old... But it just wasn't cool.

 

The Riddler's Revenge: #2, 8.5/10

I rode Mantis earlier this year and didn't really like it. This ride was great, though. The semi-theming was nice, the pacing was great and for some reason the ride felt extremely fast. There was basically no headbanging and I really liked the layout. It just never let up! One thing; the station was simply awful. Loud music and a weird setup with super long rails before the air gates... If you've been on the ride you know what I mean.

 

Scream: #2, 6/10

Scream is an example of a sluggish coaster. "Let's copy Medusa and throw it down on a parking lot to boost our roller coaster count... If we hide it behind Colossus no one will ever notice we built it!" The theming was boring, the paint was fading and the ride was actually kind of rough. Allright, allright I may be a little hard on the ride... But really. I hated it, even though the coaster itself was actually decent.

 

Batman: The Ride: #1, 8/10.

Super forceful. The ride was pretty much one long greyout for me. Really a great layout; I can totally understand why this design has become such a winner. I felt pretty dizzy after my ride... Didn't feel like doing it again, but it was enjoyable. There did seem to be some head-banging. But that was just due to the insane speed. Cool!

 

Colossus: #1, 5/10

No airtime. Not a whole lot of anything, actually. Not a painfully rough ride but definitely NOT smooth either. I wonder why the slow this ride and Goliath so much down before the first drop... It's actually pretty cool, though. Suspense!

 

Goliath: #3, 8/10

Goliath had a whole lot to offer but lacked one thing that defines a hypercoaster for me: Airtime. The first drop was great (best part of the ride) and the 3rd hill had some mild floater air but after that there was nothing but crazy positives. Also, the trains weren't super comfortable. Not a lot of leg room (even for a short guy like me!) Even still, it is a great ride with a nice layout. The helix of death was so much fun, too! Besides, it has the coolest entrance ever.

 

X2: #2, 9/10

X2 is the future of roller coasters. Such an original ride that I really, really want to give it a 10/10. The layout is fantastic and the first drop is one of the best in the world in my opinion. The only thing that keeps me from giving this ride the highest possible score is the roughness... Both of my rides were in the first car inner seat. But even here, there was a consistent rattle the approached something quite painful in the bottom of the second raven turn. I'm going to be honest: I didn't even dare to ride this in the back row. But in spite of the roughness I was totally blown away on both of my rides. This coaster is really unlike anything else I have ever been one. I hope to see more of these. Please don't let this design die!

 

Viper: #2, 8/10

This ride really surprised me by being so good. I rode it twice in the second to last row, and yes, it seems to be the "magic" seat. It was a very smooth and forceful ride. The first drop was great. It was too bad that they decided to trim-rape the last part of the ride totally.

 

Revolution: #1, 6/10

The only good part of this ride was the loop and the long, shallow drop before it. The rest was bumpy and really slow. The shortcut through the Flashpass queue was great, though!

 

Superman and Deja Vu don't count!

 

Roller coasters, all-over score.

(Sum of ratings/(number of ratings+1))+(number of open coasters in park/10)

(86.5/13)+(14/10)=

 

8.05/10

 

(Just my own little nerdy system )

 

So yeah... All in all a nice day with a lot of rides.

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^^

Nice report.

 

What exactly is the Revolution shortcut? I'll have to try that some time.

 

On X2, did you get the side faceing MM Pky. or the rest of the park? On the side facing the park its like flying on an angel's wings. The back is pretty much the same. TRUST ME!

 

On Termy, You should've been there when the audio wasn't TPR infected.

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X2: #2, 9/10

X2 is the future of roller coasters. Such an original ride that I really, really want to give it a 10/10. The layout is fantastic and the first drop is one of the best in the world in my opinion. The only thing that keeps me from giving this ride the highest possible score is the roughness... Both of my rides were in the first car inner seat. But even here, there was a consistent rattle the approached something quite painful in the bottom of the second raven turn. I'm going to be honest: I didn't even dare to ride this in the back row. But in spite of the roughness I was totally blown away on both of my rides. This coaster is really unlike anything else I have ever been one. I hope to see more of these. Please don't let this design die!

 

 

I loveeeeeed X2. It's too bad you didn't try the back. I didn't find it really too much rougher than the front, but that issue aside the first drop makes it totally worth it. The speed you're at when it flips at the bottom had me up on top of the hump of the seat every time. One of the most intense coaster experiences I've had.

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Nice review coaster1000. Personally, I've never had an excessively rough ride on X2, in any seat, but I know that enough posters on here have to realize there must be something to the reports of roughness. Tim Burkhart has mentioned before that you'll get the smoothest ride if you put a heavier rider on an outside seat and a lighter rider on an inside seat. The fact that I'm just over 250 lbs may account for my smoother rides. Other than that, my opinions of the coasters at SFMM are similar to yours. I'm a little more gentle in my criticism of Goldrusher than you were, but that's mainly because it holds some nostalgia for me, and the fact that it's quite a different experience in the dark during WCB ERT.

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I ride X2 on the outside most of the time and I don't think its really all that rough. It can be smoother sure, but it isn't that bad.

 

Agreed about Gold Rusher at night. Totally different ride. Although it doesn't pack the big thrill that other coasters at SFMM do, its really cool to be going past trees and being near the terrain in near complete darkness. Same thing with Ninja.

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^Yeah, Gold Rusher's a pretty fun ride, but I would only ride it if it were a station wait or less.

 

I've been on X2 once, and it was absolutely crazy. I'm a pretty big guy, and I sat in the back row. I expected it to be rough, but it wasn't so bad for me. The only part that really jolted me was the raven turn at the end. It was almost like trying to stay on a mechanical bull, and failing miserably. Overall, X2 is the craziest and most intense ride in the park, but I have to say that for overall experience, Tatsu is my favorite coaster in the park. Its smooth and fluid maneuvers set it apart from any other coaster I've ridden.

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^ The second raven turn on X2 is my least favorite part of the ride. While I've had a few "rough-ish" rides on X2, I will continue to say that X2's new trains have smoothed out the overall ride over the old ones on X.

 

Ninja is indeed a great ride at night. My first ever ride on a suspended coaster was on Ninja at night and was so crazy that I rode it three more times after that. That was when it first opened in 1988.

 

Eric

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I go many times a year and I think I've only seen it operating once , I always see the sky coaster in motion but Thrill Shot is always just sitting there.

 

There are so many different flat rides that could replace thrill shot SFMM acts as if they've never heard of any of them lol If Thrill shot comes down it will be because SFMM has figured out a way to put a coaster station in its spot

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Thrill Shot just never really seemed to catch on at the park. I got several rides in on it right after it opened (SFMM was hosting an event and it was free that night) and frankly the thing terrified me. I'm not much of a fan of heights and that was just higher then I was happy going. The ride seemed like a good idea and I wonder if we would have seen more of them if not for the accident at Cedar Point.

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