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P. 61: America's First 'Slidewheel' opening Summer 2022!

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I recall there being a couple of rough places (not as much or as bad as Hades) on Ravine Flyer 2 the last time I rode it a couple of summers ago, but nothing horrible. However, I only rode in the front seat or the first seat in the 2nd row so I can't comment on what it might have been like towards the back. I've been on only three Gravity Group coasters - Hades 360, Voyage and RF2, and while I liked Voyage a lot (for its blistering speed, intensity and power) and also liked RF2, I didn't find either of those two to have a whole lot of re-rideability. Might be just me, but I couldn't do anymore than about 4 times in a row on Voyage and no more than about 5 times on RF2 w/o a decent break.

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I liked Voyage a lot (for its blistering speed, intensity and power) and also liked RF2, I didn't find either of those two to have a whole lot of re-rideability. Might be just me, but I couldn't do anymore than about 4 times in a row on Voyage

 

That sounds about right for the Voyage.I think the Voyage is just to intense for a lot people. There really isn't a spot for you to catch your breath except for the mid-course break run, which just goes by really fast since HW doesn't use it.

 

I totally get why people don't like the Voyage, but the reasons they hate it, are the reasons I absolutely love it. In 2010, which was by far the Voyage's roughest season. Me and 2 my friends rode it 5 times in a row and absolutely loved it, while my other friend rode it once, and had to go sit down because the ride gave him a jarring headache.

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^That's true.

It comes down to this, I don't think Hades 360 is going to give TGG a bad name. Their designs hold half of the top 10 in the Mitch Hawker and Amusement Today polls and that should say more than one bad coaster. The Amusement Today poll is quite debatable though.

 

Other than Hades 360 and Voyage, has anybody had a rough ride on any other TGG coaster? I know I read Boardwalk Bullet was rough early on, but I thought I saw where someone said that Kemah Boardwalk seemed to have worked out the kinks.

 

I've ridden Boardwalk Bullet. Right now the roughness is hit or miss really. Some days it's screaming by at a 100mph smoothest woody ever, and other days it's slow, sluggish, boring, and rough as nails. It's actually a ride that gets taken well care of though. You'll regularly find stacks of lumber somewhere around it and fresh yellow pine on some sections. The best time to ride it is at night. It gets absolutely nuts then.

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I liked Voyage a lot (for its blistering speed, intensity and power) and also liked RF2, I didn't find either of those two to have a whole lot of re-rideability. Might be just me, but I couldn't do anymore than about 4 times in a row on Voyage

 

That sounds about right for the Voyage.I think the Voyage is just to intense for a lot people. There really isn't a spot for you to catch your breath except for the mid-course break run, which just goes by really fast since HW doesn't use it.

 

I totally get why people don't like the Voyage, but the reasons they hate it, are the reasons I absolutely love it. In 2010, which was by far the Voyage's roughest season. Me and 2 my friends rode it 5 times in a row and absolutely loved it, while my other friend rode it once, and had to go sit down because the ride gave him a jarring headache.

The Voyage is disliked just because it is rough. No other reason. The layout is fantastic and decently smooth up until the turnaround. I do admit, the PTC's are pretty uncomfortable since you get slammed into your riding partner often.

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I recall there being a couple of rough places (not as much or as bad as Hades) on Ravine Flyer 2 the last time I rode it a couple of summers ago, but nothing horrible.

Either absolute end of the train is absolutely fantastic, but the back seat stinks like smelly garbage in the second through fifth cars. For some reason, when I sat near the middle of the red train one ride the lap bar tightened down another notch on me (How does that even happen? I'm a walking twig!) which made the ride very unpleasant.

 

The only rough spots I noticed on the actual track layout were the transition after the first highway jump and the transition after the ninety-degree turn where it goes under the lift hill.

 

I'm saying if there was a spot in the ride where you had a chance to really catch your breath, it wouldn't seem as rough.

No it wouldn't. A rough ride is going to toss you around into oblivion whether you're breathing or not.

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I've ridden Hades every year since (except its first 2 seasons) and it's my 2nd favorite wooden coaster. It's by far the roughest coaster I've been on but I love every part of it (except the ending turn around). However, I have yet to ride it this year. I'm a little nervous to go on it even though it's been one of my favorites for so long.

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^I read that on Facebook as well. Is it just me, or did they just open Pandora's Box? It's an amazing thank you to their guests in theory, but once the park is overrun beyond what it's staffing and resources can handle they are probably going to irritate more people than they reward. I'm keeping my eyes peeled on this one.

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Just got an email that admission to the park is totally free tomorrow.

 

If anyone is there today, I'd love to see reports! That is TERRIFYING!!

 

Also, it's kind of a slap in the face to the people staying at the 'resort' and paying for admission with their room rate.

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Also, it's kind of a slap in the face to the people staying at the 'resort' and paying for admission with their room rate.

 

And for the crazy people who actually paid for ERT on Hades? They should have paid us for that wonderful privilege!

 

Yikes. Open for free on a holiday? Strange.

 

 

Store-brand ibuprofen? Not strong enough. Not even close.

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If you think the free admission could cause problems, how about the fact that they are offering all-you-can-drink alcohol too? I'm not entirely sure about the details, but my mom told me they are doing all-you-can-drink for $20 or something along those lines tonight. In Wisconsin, I can see this event going over well sales-wise, but I can only imagine the chaos. I would have gone to give a report (and partake in the shenanigans), but I'm back at school now.

 

And I guess I'm the only person in the entire universe who loves Hades. Until my return trip to Cedar Point a couple of weeks ago, it sitting at the top of my coaster list. Oh well. Shorter lines for me.

 

Guess that’s why I’m the Lone Rider; I got no friends.

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^ With how intoxicate most us on the trip got in a few hours of chilling at their bar, I can't imagine how frightening a $20 all you can drink would go at that park... Do have to give kudo's to the girl that was working and running the bar while we were there. She never seemed stressed or overwhelmed at when we all took over the bar, and she made some stiff tasty drinks

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I think there have been no reports from yesterday because the place obviously just fell into the pits of hell deep beneath Earth!

 

Keep an eye out for Cthulhu! He might be making his way from the Dells!

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We would have attempted it yesterday but our schedule wouldn't allow, so we just went to SFGAm for a couple hours in the morning instead. We had discussed going to Mt. Olympus Saturday for the $15 tickets but decided it would be too busy. I would love to hear how it was yesterday.

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From what I heard, Hades was running very aggressive yesterday.

 

 

 

 

I'm waiting for a time when Hades will be running mellow.

 

Closest I've been to riding Hades was taking Amtrak through the Dells, you can see coasters from the train (and a "Torture Museum" next to the train station). Photo taken from the train at the Wisconsin Dells station. I wonder if the Wedding Chapel and the Torture Museum (see photo) are owned by the same business?

 

Goliath Number Seven (next year) seems far more worthy of a visit than Hades 360.

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