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p. 170 - Zambezi Zinger announced for 2023!

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OR Timber Wolf could be viewed as a family friendly wooden coaster with the revamp!?!

Perhaps it's not about you "self-proclaimed thrill seekers" this time!?!

 

Nah, that's just crazy talk.

Fact of the matter is that the revamped sections last year were great. I don't need my spine realigned for a "good time"

Nor do I hence why I rate the Rattler below it as that slammed me side by side resulting in very hurt ribs and a hurting back and debate whether Mean Streak is worse or not.

 

If it is supposed to be a family friendly wooden coaster, why does it have the same height requirement (48 inches) as Prowler? Why does WOF rate it as a 5 (Aggressive Thrill) and the Prowler as only 4 (High Thrill)? Also why is it not listed under WOF's family rides & Family Attractions? Considering its established reputation of having injured riders (an 11 year old boy in 2014 not to mention the 1995 fatality and the 1990 train collision), I hardly consider this ride family friendly. Say what you want to about the Boss, no one has died on it yet nor numerous injuries big enough to capture press attention. The Prowler by definition more accurately fits the family friendly claim per is superior comfort, shorter height, and spotless safety reputation, that is why many of us "self proclaimed thrill seekers" like it. Not every coaster must rip our faces off and have our heart shoved up our throats, we just expect the additions to do what they are intended to do and to do it well. The Timber Wolf needs to be re-imagined in order to accomplish this.

 

The fact is many of the coasters that I have listed are smoother and provide a superior riding experience. The ones that are not make up for it with heavy intensity. To be rough and have no intensity offers nothing to me, maybe the work helped to address some of the roughness, but it will eventually become rough again without much intensity to excuse this weakness. There is very much a place for family friendly rides, hence why I wish they would have kept Zambezi Zinger instead of Boomerang. This is also why I prefer the Zambezi Zinger to Spinning Dragons as I prefer not to be on the verge of barfing after riding a coaster.

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OR Timber Wolf could be viewed as a family friendly wooden coaster with the revamp!?!

Perhaps it's not about you "self-proclaimed thrill seekers" this time!?!

 

Nah, that's just crazy talk.

Fact of the matter is that the revamped sections last year were great. I don't need my spine realigned for a "good time"

Nor do I hence why I rate the Rattler below it as that slammed me side by side resulting in very hurt ribs and a hurting back and debate whether Mean Streak is worse or not.

 

If it is supposed to be a family friendly wooden coaster, why does it have the same height requirement (48 inches) as Prowler? Why does WOF rate it as a 5 (Aggressive Thrill) and the Prowler as only 4 (High Thrill)? Also why is it not listed under WOF's family rides & Family Attractions? Considering its established reputation of having injured riders (an 11 year old boy in 2014 not to mention the 1995 fatality and the 1990 train collision), I hardly consider this ride family friendly. Say what you want to about the Boss, no one has died on it yet nor numerous injuries big enough to capture press attention. The Prowler by definition more accurately fits the family friendly claim per is superior comfort, shorter height, and spotless safety reputation, that is why many of us "self proclaimed thrill seekers" like it. Not every coaster must rip our faces off and have our heart shoved up our throats, we just expect the additions to do what they are intended to do and to do it well. The Timber Wolf needs to be re-imagined in order to accomplish this.

 

The fact is many of the coasters that I have listed are smoother and provide a superior riding experience. The ones that are not make up for it with heavy intensity. To be rough and have no intensity offers nothing to me, maybe the work helped to address some of the roughness, but it will eventually become rough again without much intensity to excuse this weakness. There is very much a place for family friendly rides, hence why I wish they would have kept Zambezi Zinger instead of Boomerang. This is also why I prefer the Zambezi Zinger to Spinning Dragons as I prefer not to be on the verge of barfing after riding a coaster.

 

Can I ask a favor? Please read the entire post you quoted before replying as it answered your questions.

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OR Timber Wolf could be viewed as a family friendly wooden coaster with the revamp!?!

Perhaps it's not about you "self-proclaimed thrill seekers" this time!?!

 

Nah, that's just crazy talk.

Fact of the matter is that the revamped sections last year were great. I don't need my spine realigned for a "good time"

To turn Timber Wolf into a family coaster is actually a great idea, as WOF doesn´t really have a great family coaster. The height requirement is an issue but overall it´s a great idea.

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The last time I was at the park was 2014 and TW was fine for me. Has is really gotten so bad that these updates needed to be crucial?

Maybe I just never noticed the rough parts.

 

It's always had the "Dinn shuffle" but before last season it was extremely bad. Now the first drop, turn and second drop were very smooth. Now it'll be up to the helix after the work this off season

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The last time I was at the park was 2014 and TW was fine for me. Has is really gotten so bad that these updates needed to be crucial?

Maybe I just never noticed the rough parts.

 

It's always had the "Dinn shuffle" but before last season it was extremely bad. Now the first drop, turn and second drop were very smooth. Now it'll be up to the helix after the work this off season

I can't wait for the helix to get worked on. In my opinion, it's the worst part of the ride at the moment. Last season it had a few very harsh jolts during that element. I wonder if they will keep the way it banks and unbanks for lateral gs or not.

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So, can somebody summarize...

 

How much of TW will be re-tracked if I visit this August? I've avoided it the past few times I visited; my kids say the last part is still pretty iffy for my back.

 

I rode the rest of the coasters (except Boomerang) multiple times with no issues.

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So, can somebody summarize...

 

How much of TW will be re-tracked if I visit this August? I've avoided it the past few times I visited; my kids say the last part is still pretty iffy for my back.

 

I rode the rest of the coasters (except Boomerang) multiple times with no issues.

From the first drop all the way to the start of the helix (almost the first half of the ride).

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The train has been on site for a couple weeks now. They finished the concrete foundation for the train track a couple weeks ago as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they are done with track by now.

 

Photo Credit: Worlds of Fun Facebook

 

*Besides the new rides - notice the progress on TW in the background.

 

You don't say?

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