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I used to love Goliath, but the last time I rode it was in its first season with the new trains and it may have been the worst riding experience I've ever had. Does anyone know if it's gotten any better since then?

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I used to love Goliath, but the last time I rode it was in its first season with the new trains and it may have been the worst riding experience I've ever had. Does anyone know if it's gotten any better since then?

 

I never was on it prior this year but it was my least favorite ride when I went last month. I don't know if it was the restraints that were too tight or what but the edge of the seat dug into the back of my legs behind my knees and left some nice bruises. I've never had that issue on a ride anywhere before.

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I used to love Goliath, but the last time I rode it was in its first season with the new trains and it may have been the worst riding experience I've ever had. Does anyone know if it's gotten any better since then?

 

I never was on it prior this year but it was my least favorite ride when I went last month. I don't know if it was the restraints that were too tight or what but the edge of the seat dug into the back of my legs behind my knees and left some nice bruises. I've never had that issue on a ride anywhere before.

I've also experienced that, and I've ridden it once...

 

Also, I'm starting a SFNE recreation in NL2, and this is the beginning of GCG: ECAA!

I didn't make the coaster itself, but I did have to do the colors and I started making the queue!

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I rode Goliath one month ago and find the opposite. It was an terrible ride in the first row, very hurtful specialy in the cobra roll, but it was acceptable in the last row.

 

Overall I was really disappointed cause this ride had a huge potential. (The first lift/drop, first row, is still the most scary coaster experience Ive ever had. Terrifying.

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I find every seat to be terrible on that ride. Easily the worst coaster I have been on. It is a shame, because it was my second favorite ride there at one point.

 

The front row is slightly tolerable going forwards but going backwards and every other row is awful and is full of jack hammering. I can't believe they actually have people ride it every day.

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Yeah that ride went from the best in the park to the second worst when they added that new train. I find row 1 tolerable but there's no guaranteed choice of seat so we don't bother any more. Flashback is the better Boomerang and that's just sad.

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Well, what can you expect from a Vekoma except pain and agony.

 

It was exceptional when it was all Vekoma. Premier built the train that ruined the ride.

 

The ride was outstanding with the original trains, definitely one of the best rides I had ever ridden. I have no idea why the park chose Premier over Vekoma for the new trains or why the new trains were needed at all, but then again it's SFNE and they love to worsen the guest experience even more every year. Not all Vekomas are bad rides, for example Zoomerang at Lake Compounce is one of the best boomerangs out there since there's little to no headbanging or discomfort.

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Heading to the park this morning. Is it best to start with Goliath or WC?

 

Also, my home park is SFGAm, so I'm familiar with the better Six Flags food options like Johnny Rockets and JB's, but is there anything unique at SFNE worth trying?

 

 

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Heading to the park this morning. Is it best to start with Goliath or WC?

 

Also, my home park is SFGAm, so I'm familiar with the better Six Flags food options like Johnny Rockets and JB's, but is there anything unique at SFNE worth trying?

 

 

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For a snack the Kettle corn is fantastic and made fresh, it's right near Goliath if I remember correctly. Part of the dining pass too if you have one.

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Too late now but Goliath because you have a better chance of being able to ask for row 1 and actually getting it with no Flash Pass people yet and no other groups waiting for a specific row. It's a good ride up there, it's horrendous everywhere else.

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Thanks, I actually decided for Goliath for that very reason. It was a decent ride up there, but I doubt I'll hit it up again.

 

I've since gotten two laps on Wicked Cyclone and it's a one train wait and the flash pass/grouper nazi isn't letting anyone choose their seats. It's ridiculous with how little lines there are. I literally had to get to the top of the stairs, then let a group of people go through so I could get a front row lap. Still gotta figure out how to finagle a back row ride.

 

 

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Just read some Wicked Cyclone reviews from the past, there are some discussions about vibrating and screeching which seems to slow down the ride.

Has this ride really went downhill in terms of ride comfort or pace? We have plans to include the park to our us trip in July, we have been there in 2013.

But if WC is vibrating and sluggish like hell, we might drop our plans and visit another park instead.

Are there particular seats or trains where the issue occurs?

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Last year it started vibrating around this time, there isn't that much slow down but the ride definitely goes slower and is much louder. The beginning of this year, it was running like it did at opening last year. (fast, smooth, quiet) Now it is doing the vibrating thing and will likely get worse as the season goes on.

 

It amazes me why they can't keep this ride running like it was at opening this year. It is such an awesome ride but I would rather not have a foot massage while riding a coaster.

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Just read some Wicked Cyclone reviews from the past, there are some discussions about vibrating and screeching which seems to slow down the ride.

Has this ride really went downhill in terms of ride comfort or pace?

 

Wicked Cyclone is amazing, people just like to bitch incessantly about everything. The people complaining about Wicked Cyclone vibrating are the same ones that thing Gatekeeper has death vests and Valravn rattles.

 

We rode is this season and last year during fright fest at the height of the "vibrating" and noticed no difference and thought it was awesome both times.

 

The only reason I'd be hesitant to visit in July is because of VR on Superman. After seeing the horrific dispatch times in action at La Ronde we've decided to avoid SFNE for the rest of the season as imagining that (adjusting, readjusting, "mine isn't calibrating", "how do you put this thing on?" , "do you see the gun... no, okay get them another headset". "is this thing on right?") combined with the already atrocious dispatch times seems like the worst thing ever. I guess with a Flash Pass it's okay though, plus it's sort of cool to try once so if you want to spend the extra money it might be worth going then.

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I just got off three laps and there is a substantial vibration in row 3, but I can't remember what train I was on. Still a great ride, but it does feel like it loses a good bit of speed by the end. Don't let the vibration keep you from riding a really good coaster.

 

 

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Just read some Wicked Cyclone reviews from the past, there are some discussions about vibrating and screeching which seems to slow down the ride.

Has this ride really went downhill in terms of ride comfort or pace?

 

Wicked Cyclone is amazing, people just like to bitch incessantly about everything. The people complaining about Wicked Cyclone vibrating are the same ones that thing Gatekeeper has death vests and Valravn rattles.

 

We rode is this season and last year during fright fest at the height of the "vibrating" and noticed no difference and thought it was awesome both times.

 

The only reason I'd be hesitant to visit in July is because of VR on Superman. After seeing the horrific dispatch times in action at La Ronde we've decided to avoid SFNE for the rest of the season as imagining that (adjusting, readjusting, "mine isn't calibrating", "how do you put this thing on?" , "do you see the gun... no, okay get them another headset". "is this thing on right?") combined with the already atrocious dispatch times seems like the worst thing ever. I guess with a Flash Pass it's okay though, plus it's sort of cool to try once so if you want to spend the extra money it might be worth going then.

 

On my visit last year in June one train had 0 vibrations, the other one had VERY significant vibrations. The difference in speed between the trains was definitely apparent, especially after the first outward banked hill. This isn't an issue people are exaggerating at all, though it doesn't ruin the experience totally.

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I rode Wicked Cyclone 5 times last August with rides on both trains and never experienced these vibrations everyone keeps mentioning. Definitely agree it loses some steam on the hills after the on-ride camera, but it doesn't bother me. Still a great ride IMO.

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I rode Wicked Cyclone 5 times last August with rides on both trains and never experienced these vibrations everyone keeps mentioning. Definitely agree it loses some steam on the hills after the on-ride camera, but it doesn't bother me. Still a great ride IMO.

 

You can't miss it when the trains are doing it. It's not like a B&M rattle...it literally feels like a massage chair. It's very strange.

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You can't miss it when the trains are doing it. It's not like a B&M rattle...it literally feels like a massage chair. It's very strange.

Maybe I'm immune to vibration then because I honestly didn't feel it at all on any ride. I'll see whats what when I get back up to the park later this summer to see if anything's changed.

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Vibration or not, I'm still beyond excited to visit SFNE for the first time this summer. If WC is just as awesome as Twisted Colossus, and according to some it is better, then I'm happy.

 

And even if the new trains are crappy, I'm still excited to ride our long lost GIB from SFMM as well.

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