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I'm excited to spend the weekend here for my first visit to the park. I'm hoping the lines aren't too bad but with 2 days there should easily be able to get multiple rides on everything. Really looking forward to getting on wicked cyclone and superman

Definitely try to do things as early and quickly as possible. The operations are bad. But last summer I went on a rainy afternoon where crowds were light, and I was able to do all the major rides and more in about 3 hours. I don't think the park is really worth 2 days. The other parks in the area aren't open yet, but there are a few mountain/alpine coasters in the area, and those things are awesome! So if you do everything at SFNE and you have some time left over, I would suggest checking out those, too.

 

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I'm excited to spend the weekend here for my first visit to the park. I'm hoping the lines aren't too bad but with 2 days there should easily be able to get multiple rides on everything. Really looking forward to getting on wicked cyclone and superman

Definitely try to do things as early and quickly as possible. The operations are bad. But last summer I went on a rainy afternoon where crowds were light, and I was able to do all the major rides and more in about 3 hours. I don't think the park is really worth 2 days. The other parks in the area aren't open yet, but there are a few mountain/alpine coasters in the area, and those things are awesome! So if you do everything at SFNE and you have some time left over, I would suggest checking out those, too.

 

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Thanks I'll have to check those out and see how far they are. Main reason I'm doing two days is cause of the gold pass plus I'd like to go on some of the rides multiple times without having to drive back up here another day.

 

Drive wasn't too bad though, took about 3 hours cause there was some construction in some spots. I'm in line and waiting for it to open already. Wicked cyclone looks like so much fun.

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Lol well I picked wrong already, I wanted to get on wicked cyclone first and of course it's having issues and isn't open yet, I'll be getting on the first train if they actually open it soon. I don't think it's worth getting out of line to come back later at this point.

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Went to the park yesterday and had a great time! Not too many noteworthy things but here are a few things that come to mind.

 

- Superman / Bizarro is exactly the same ride experience obviously. A few theming elements here and there but nothing that really matters. The trains are still crap but the ride is still great!

 

- Rockin Rodeo is more fun than it looks and they really did make it fit the theme nicely. It's still not something we'll ride very much though.

 

- Tomahawk was running the best cycle I've ever seen it run. Normally it spins at low speed for most of the ride, then reverses and briefly spins faster the other direction.Yesterday it's doing the opposite, spinning at high speed for almost the whole ride.

 

- Fireball really fits into that area nicely. They did a great job with the theming. I'm impressed.

 

- Wicked Cyclone, Thunderbolt and Batman are amazing

 

Ride Count:

 

Superman - 1x

Wicked Cyclone - 2x

Batman 2 x

Tomahawk 1x

Rockin Rodeo 1x

Splashwater Falls 1x... still a stupid ride

Buzzsaw 1x

Thunderbolt 1x

Flashback 1x

 

A few random shots...

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It's a bird, it's Superman Ride of Steel, it's Bizarro, No... it's Superman the Ride (I think). right? Yeah... Superman the Ride!

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Seriously running the best cycle I've ever seen it run. Tomahawk is easily the best flat in the park.

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Fireball was testing, looking all bright and shiny.

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We finally found someone who let us wait for row 1! We were shocked until they told us they were a Great Adventure op going back in a few weeks. No wonder they actually care about guest service.

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They had a cool BMX show going on in front of Splashwater falls.

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All about the pain train!

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Awesome ride! Sky Screamer is great too but we didn't get a chance to take a ride.

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We finally found someone who let us wait for row 1! We were shocked until they told us they were a Great Adventure op going back in a few weeks. No wonder they actually care about guest service.

I usually ask for front and get it every time (well, I only visit on weekdays...) but that's nice!

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Barely any lines today so far. I got on superman 3x (1x front row) and did thunderbolt all in the first hour of being open. Wicked cyclone is definitely my favorite ride in the park.

 

After being on superman for the first time this weekend I really don't understand why they are doing virtual reality to that ride. I've been on the virtual reality ride in six flags over Texas and didn't think it was anything special. The headsets are going to kill the load times for the trains and the graphics themselves look like a playstation 1 game. The ride is so much fun as it is I can't imagine wanting to look at a cell phone screen with the giant headsets for the entire ride. I'm really curious to see the reviews from everyone here when it starts.

 

Wicked cyclone is so much fun that I may come back one day just to ride that and maybe go on superman 1x with the vr just to see the superman version since I've already seen the fighter jet one.

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I ended up getting Flash Pass today about 1:00 or so. The lines were way too long by then. I discovered Mind Eraser is just as painful in the front row as it is in the back. I also discovered that Batman the Dark Knight is quite rough compared to Bizarro at SFGAdv and Hydra at Dorney. My three favorite coasters in the park are Wicked Cyclone, Superman the Ride, and Pandemonium.

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Mind Eraser was TERRIBLE yesterday and I have no clue why the hell I went on it. I swear that I wasn't far from getting cauliflower ear with the way that that thing was slamming my ears. Superman and WC were running great, however, and not having Bizarro's wack audio blaring in my ear is a huge plus. I ducked out early because a). I was on my way back from Philly and extremely tired and hungry and b). the place was absolutely SLAMMED by about four. I was the dude in the Aborted shirt if anyone saw me, though I was only there for a few hours.

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We were there on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Monday didn't start out too bad, but by the afternoon it was pretty busy. The food lines were the WORST, especially waiting out in the sun. We skipped Batman, Pandemonium, and Catwoman because the lines looked way too long and not worth the credit. We only rode Flashback and Mind Eraser because the lines were short at the time and my friend liked both those rides at SFDK. However, Mind Eraser was MUCH worse than our SLC (Kong). I actually occasionally have good rides on Kong, but even in the front, I couldn't wait for Mind Eraser to be over. One and done.

 

I really enjoyed Goliath and thought the current trains were much better than the ones they used to have when it was Deja Vu the last time I rode it.

 

I had been on Superman in 2009 and was a little underwhelmed by it. I thought maybe I just didn't get a good ride and gave it two more chances (in the back) on Monday. While it is a great ride and much more exciting than B&M hypers, I still would not rank it "best in the world" or even in my top 5.

 

Wicked Cyclone..... OMG, what can I even say? It completely blew me away!! I knew it was going to be great but I had no idea it was THAT great. It's my third RMC (Goliath and Twisted Colossus the other two) and DEFINITELY the best of the three! We got really lucky and our first three rides ended up being two in the back and one in the front, the back by far my favorite. The airtime on this ride is amazing with a few OMFG moments as well as the smooth, flawless inversions I have come to love from RMC. We rode it 6 times on Monday and then returned on Tuesday for 10 more rides, the first 9 of those with no more than a one or two train wait.

 

My only disappointment with it is that the orange train wasn't triggering the camera at the right time, and 12 of my 16 total rides were on that train. Despite having a photo pass, I didn't get photos from any of those rides. One of our 4 times on the blue train the camera wasn't triggered, so out of 16 rides, we were only able to get three on-ride photos (which I will post when I do a full TR of my trip).

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Wait did I understand correctly? You spent 2 days at SFNE and skipped Batman? Lol what's wrong with you?

 

I mean it's not a world beating ride but it's easily the third best ride in the park and it has the best zero G roll of any coaster in the world (that doesn't start with a K and end with an "umba" of course.

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I actually liked mind eraser, it didn't feel rough at all to me from the front row.

 

I think pandemonium is great too but the wait for it just didn't justify it for me. I would only go if the lines are short from now on.

 

Wicked cyclone had the same issues with the photos over the weekend too. I'm just glad I was able to get some pictures from it.

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Batman definitely gave a rough ride on opening day for me, it is usually very smooth. Usually the last corkscrew is the only slightly rough part but there were multiple parts that were not B&M like.

 

We were there on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Monday didn't start out too bad, but by the afternoon it was pretty busy. The food lines were the WORST, especially waiting out in the sun. We skipped Batman, Pandemonium, and Catwoman because the lines looked way too long and not worth the credit. We only rode Flashback and Mind Eraser because the lines were short at the time and my friend liked both those rides at SFDK. However, Mind Eraser was MUCH worse than our SLC (Kong). I actually occasionally have good rides on Kong, but even in the front, I couldn't wait for Mind Eraser to be over. One and done.

 

I really enjoyed Goliath and thought the current trains were much better than the ones they used to have when it was Deja Vu the last time I rode it.

 

I had been on Superman in 2009 and was a little underwhelmed by it. I thought maybe I just didn't get a good ride and gave it two more chances (in the back) on Monday. While it is a great ride and much more exciting than B&M hypers, I still would not rank it "best in the world" or even in my top 5.

 

Wicked Cyclone..... OMG, what can I even say? It completely blew me away!! I knew it was going to be great but I had no idea it was THAT great. It's my third RMC (Goliath and Twisted Colossus the other two) and DEFINITELY the best of the three! We got really lucky and our first three rides ended up being two in the back and one in the front, the back by far my favorite. The airtime on this ride is amazing with a few OMFG moments as well as the smooth, flawless inversions I have come to love from RMC. We rode it 6 times on Monday and then returned on Tuesday for 10 more rides, the first 9 of those with no more than a one or two train wait.

 

My only disappointment with it is that the orange train wasn't triggering the camera at the right time, and 12 of my 16 total rides were on that train. Despite having a photo pass, I didn't get photos from any of those rides. One of our 4 times on the blue train the camera wasn't triggered, so out of 16 rides, we were only able to get three on-ride photos (which I will post when I do a full TR of my trip).

 

It is the other way around with the Goliath train for most people, but glad you enjoyed it. I saw that the camera on Cyclone was going off when the train was coming out of the first roll occasionally so there is probably a problem with the sensor.

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I was at the park yesterday and had a pretty good time until the afternoon hit. It was absolutely packed and when it came time for some food...boy was it horrible. My visit last year was nearly perfect but this time around the operations were a bit rough but what can you expect early in the season.

 

Ride Count

Wicked Cyclone 3x

Superman 1x

Batman 1x

SkyScreamer 1x

Thunderbolt 1x

Gotham City 2x

Houdini 1x

Blizzard Falls 1x

 

Lines were pretty long in the afternoon but Wicked Cyclone never seemed to get above a 30min wait or so. Let me tell you if you didn't already know, that ride kicks every type of a$$ out there. It was running amazing with zero squeaking. RMC really destroyed it on this one, every element is awesome from start to finish. They were very good with loading unloading and I was surprised to see they really tried to staple in the larger guests and get the green light for them to ride. I saw 2 instances where the person was larger and they had to really push down for it to lock and give the go ahead. Much better than just giving up and giving someone the walk of shame. Superman seemed the same as Bizzaro and the typical horrible loading/unloading. I just don't get it with this ride, it has a longer lift, pretty decent ride time from the drop, yet they still stack for 2mins after the train finishes. I can't imagine what VR is going to do so I am blessed to have ridden it before they add that in. Around the park they did a nice landscaping job for the Spring, and the new Larson Looper fits really nice into its location. Of course Goliath was closed down again just like my last visit so I miss that credit again. To address the current Batman debate I had a very smooth ride in the back row, only rough part was the last corkscrew to me. Anyways I tried to take just a few artsy pictures since it was a perfect day so here you go.

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Wait did I understand correctly? You spent 2 days at SFNE and skipped Batman? Lol what's wrong with you?

 

I mean it's not a world beating ride but it's easily the third best ride in the park and it has the best zero G roll of any coaster in the world (that doesn't start with a K and end with an "umba" of course.

Sorry, I said the wrong one. We rode Batman, we didn't ride Gotham City Mouthful Name Wild Mouse.

 

Batman floorless coaster wasn't particularly rough or smooth to me and wasn't so amazing that I wanted to ride it again. I'm a little spoiled by that K-ride you mention because I got to ride it all summer.

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