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This whole 2 boomerang thing is still so weird to me... They obviously are 2 different experiences, but not by *that* much. I liked Deja Vu and I'm sure it will go over VERY well, but... ugh... I just wish SFNE had more than just a few really good coasters (mainly Bizarro [obviously] and Batman). I feel like Flashback, Mind Eraser, Cyclone, and now maybe Deja Vu are just a group of "ok, which ride sucks the least to go on?" Granted, I don't remember Deja Vu being rough back in '03, but I don't know how it's aged. I am glad we are getting a coaster to replace Shipwreck Falls though - never been a fan of those rides and if they can fit a fairly intense compact coaster there then I'm good with that... I would love to see Flashback gone in the next few years and maybe get a cool flat to replace it.

 

I guess I'm also in the minority when it comes to the Cyclone. I've been riding that thing since I was tall enough to ride it, when the park was still Riverside, and it used to terrify me and now it's just so boring, imo. I was so disappointed in it 2 years ago when I last rode it. I haven't experienced the crazy back seat air that everyone has raved about though, so maybe that's a game changer.

 

I'm heading to the park tomorrow night and for the day Thursday, so I'm gonna give Cyclone another shot. I'm holding out hope that the weather won't be as crappy as the forecast says on Thursday... it's the only time I've had/will have to get to this park this year and I'm craving some Bizarro action!

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So I went to the park today and got my last ride on Shipwreck Falls, and I couldn't help thinking what a shame it is that GIB is replacing this instead of Flashback Shipwreck Falls is just so adorably themed and looks really nice right where it is. And it was a nice warm day and it that big splash felt great. The park is now down to two water rides, one of which doesn't get you wet at all. Also, they're obviously going to have to take out some nice mature trees. And then I looked over at that rough piece of crap Flashback (which was down ALL day) and thought what a waste. Deja Vu should be replacing that instead. It doesn't help that I just saw pictures of the plans submitted and both coasters are going to be facing the same way. That's going to make the comparison even more obvious! I really hope that Flashback will be on its way out soon to make room for something, ANYTHING better. Like a restroom. Or a dumpster. Ok maybe not that, but I REALLY hate that ride being there right now! Lol.

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"Six Flags New Englands! 3 Vekomas! 1 park! Wooo- wait what did I say that right? What? I did? Don't you think this a bit messed u- What? We're not worthy for any other coaster manufacturer? What? We're just getting scraps, from the swap? What? Six Flags Magic Mountain is getting the better end of the deal? What- make sure the next take I mention that with a free can of Coke everyone pays kids price and gets a free bottle of Advil? Smart move my friends...smart move."

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"Six Flags New Englands! 3 Vekomas! 1 park! Wooo- wait what did I say that right? What? I did? Don't you think this a bit messed u- What? We're not worthy for any other coaster manufacturer? What? We're just getting scraps, from the swap? What? Six Flags Magic Mountain is getting the better end of the deal? What- make sure the next take I mention that with a free can of Coke everyone pays kids price and gets a free bottle of Advil? Smart move my friends...smart move."

 

....what?

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^ it was a bit difficult to read but the point came across.

I do think it would be a much better idea for this to replace flashback, instead of taking out a great water ride. Would be nice to see a nice 'NEW coaster coming to the park in the next couple years, and hopefully a removal of Flashback.

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Flashback is probably going to go in 2013, don't worry. I never really had a problem with roughness from either of the Vekomas, as I'm tall enough that my head is above the restraints and thus does not get whacked, while my neck is muscular enough (not like George Fisher, but still pretty thick) to take the hits without any pain. They both do pull decent forces, which is the only reason I still ride them.

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Just got back from a day at the park a few hours ago... here's a mini TR:

 

* The weather was pretty crappy most of the day... showers with breaks of sun followed by more showers. It turned out Ok though, because the showers were pretty light (except for one big downpour) and almost all the rides remained running during the rain. After 6pm, the park began to empty and most rides ended up being total walk-ons the rest of the night.

 

* The crowds were light due to the weather, so that combined with our FP helped us get on everything we wanted multiple times and even let us hit up the water park for a couple hours (we were already wet anyway, so why not!?)

 

* HOLY CRAP - I rode the Cyclone in the back seat for the first time in about 15 years because I had to know what everyone's been talking about (I've obviously been on since then, but not in the back seat), and I finally experienced that crazy ejector air on the first drop... it's pretty violent!

 

* Thunderbolt was running AWESOME in the rain, but it was the most annoying line since they were only running one train.

 

* Bizarro was running awesome all day, rode it a bunch alternating front and back seats. It was pretty much a walk on by 7pm since the park was mostly empty. People were just getting off the ride and running around getting back on. Pretty sweet.

 

* Batman was down in the morning, but opened up fast enough. The corkscrews were a little rough, they really shake you in a couple spots. I still love Batman though... the zero-g roll is my favorite inversion in general, and Batman's is a pretty good one.

 

* I came to the conclusion that I hate Mind Eraser more than the Roller Coaster at NYNY. I swear that coaster gets worse by the minute.

 

* Flashback was down most of the day. When it was open, it had little to no line... hmm... wonder why...

 

* Overall, the weather didn't prevent us from doing anything and the park wasn't really full so we had a great day!

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Thunderbolt NEVER runs two trains. I have heard it's dent an accident years ago. I have found that the single train operation is made worse by lackluster load times.

 

While the Cyclones first drop is still intense, I remember it being even more so before it was modified. Is that your recollection as well?

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Erm...just a little question. Does SFNE have lil cubbies on the rides to leave your stuff (Or a bin or anywhere where you can leave a bag) or do you have to bring everything on with you like at stupid SFGadv.

 

Flashback, Cyclone, and all the flat rides have cubbies. Your only really forced to put stuff in a locker on Bizarro, Batman, and Mind Eraser. But ever since they added the souvenir cup holders, the ride ops have been more lenient on people leaving stuff on the side.

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While the Cyclones first drop is still intense, I remember it being even more so before it was modified. Is that your recollection as well?

 

Yes, I'd say that the original drop was crazier than now... I don't remember the airtime pop that's there now, but I remember that the Cyclone's first drop was truly the only drop that scared the crap out of me consistently.

 

Erm...just a little question. Does SFNE have lil cubbies on the rides to leave your stuff (Or a bin or anywhere where you can leave a bag) or do you have to bring everything on with you like at stupid SFGadv.

 

In addition to Flashback and Cyclone, I remember seeing that Pandemonium had cubbies too. They were being VERY strict with loose items on Bizarro. If people were putting hats, sunglasses, etc. on the side, they would not dispatch until people were wearing their stuff announcing the items would not be there when the train returned. The only things people were leaving on the Batman platform seemed to be flip-flops, which they were allowing. I believe you can leave things on the side on Thunderbolt, but can't remember for certain.

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Erm...just a little question. Does SFNE have lil cubbies on the rides to leave your stuff (Or a bin or anywhere where you can leave a bag) or do you have to bring everything on with you like at stupid SFGadv.

 

In addition to Flashback and Cyclone, I remember seeing that Pandemonium had cubbies too. They were being VERY strict with loose items on Bizarro. If people were putting hats, sunglasses, etc. on the side, they would not dispatch until people were wearing their stuff announcing the items would not be there when the train returned. The only things people were leaving on the Batman platform seemed to be flip-flops, which they were allowing. I believe you can leave things on the side on Thunderbolt, but can't remember for certain.

You're right. Pandemonium and Thunderbolt do have them. I always tend to leave my shoes on the side of Batman and Mind Eraser. And then I usually tuck my phone and whatever else is in my pocket, deep in my shoe.

 

When I went a couple weeks ago, they would run down the train on Bizarro with any loose articles asking who's it was, they then told them that they were going to leave it on the side, but to never do it again.

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A bag filled with medicine (Allergic to nuts) so I can't really lose that so I guess I need to get a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo. Are there all day fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo or just 2 hour ones?

They have full day lockers all over the place. The best ones are right through the main gate, to the right. You don't need a key or anything. It's pretty cool. Or you could call guest relations and ask them if you could leave your medicine in the first aid building. I think they would approve that but you never know.

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