^ Your opinion on B&M Hypers is shared by many of us. If you ever get a chance to visit Carowinds the ability to compare Intrimidator and Fury side by side is pretty eye-opening. For some reason the hyper-class rides are just clamped down hard, always (w/ exceptions of Diamondback and Goliath).
B&M hypers really do it for me. Diamondback is king in my book and I even like Intimidator. The only one I could never really get behind was Apollo, BUT we usually have Quick Queue that makes you sit in the middle.
That said, did you ride Nitro in the front and/or the back seat? I haven't ridden Nitro yet, but that makes a drastic difference on B&M hypers. Front seats give you a superior feeling of freedom and the back seats are where you can usually feel the most forces.
Glad you enjoyed the park. I'm looking forward to my first visit in 20 years this summer.
boldikus wrote:^^If you didn't ride Skull Mountain in the back row you never even went to Great Adventure.
skyrocket010 wrote: Nitro - Very underwhelming, this was a surprise. I’ve always looked forward to trying a B&M hyper because I love how open the seats appeared. The ride felt entirely too controlled. I have Phantom’s revenge at my home park. Magnum is also next door. So I’m used to the out of control, “HOLY CRAP” experience on hypers. I may have set my expectations too high. Never thought I’d put a stand up coaster over a hyper.
Fair enough. But its for that reason why, if going by how well rides complement each other, Nitro paired with El Toro to me is like the best one-two punch ever. Their the ultimate yin and yang if you will. I feel this will be similiar to how I view Skyrush and Candymonium come next year.
But anyways, glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for sharing! I need to get back to this place some time...
P.S. (I never thought I'd see someone put Green Lantern over Nitro either )
Gambled with the holiday weekend and good weather yesterday and headed up from MD to take advantage of our Flash Sale with free upgrade to gold season pass with dining pass with free upgrade to deluxe with unlimited soft drinks cup and free regular parking at any park status. (Not as flashy as DIAMOND LEVEL ELITE MEMBERSHIP)
Zero traffic. Arrived earlyish through security and in the "season pass" line at 1015. Our last trip was for HITP and the youngest had finally hit the magic height, so she got rides on Nitro but no KIngda and the line for Metropolis was too long. We headed to Metropolis and there was a comic book thing going on with cosplay people and vendors which was cool. Two quick rides on that and walk on to cyborg and then to Kingda Ka. Adding Woman Woman to that section creates a whole "land".
Fluffy fluffy and about a 15 minute wait. Couple of people walking through Flash Pass without bracelets in front of us at the hold point? Kicking myself for not buying the on-ride picture of the soon to be 11 year-old. Zumanjaro and back to KIngda Ka but it was down didn't see it running again. Pork roll sandwich for me, chicken strips and a burger for them. Food runner brought us an extra meal but didn't have enough English to understand us trying to tell her.
I hadn't been on the safari in over 20 years and the oldest had never been since we usually just hit coasters. Hour wait but a good ride. It is good as the northeast's answer to the animal kingdom ride in Disney. Bizarro, which the big kid likes. Then to Toro.
I still want to love Toro, but don't. Fluffy Fluffy bunnies can't have a bag with cups but cups are OK, defended the fluffy bunnies to a GP in line for the medicine and goo while securing three cups one phone and two keys. About a 35 minute wait there. The coaster is great in overall design but the lap bar clamps into me right under my ribcage and hurts, the oldest has it grab at the hips and we both bruise. I might be done with it, I'm not getting taller.
Ice cream fixes everything but then the crowds became evident, we had enough time to our snack during the brief skyway wait. The Skyway speed is like the bumper car speed at Knoebels. Explained again Skull Island is no more to the little one. (But it looks so cool how can it not be a ride?) Fluffy Fluffy onto Nitro. Angry people in line over the wait. 15 minutes later we were off on one of my favorite coasters, just flying. Ignore all of the bottles and bags and cell phones not in fluffy fluffy fluffy.
Food service did us in, Johnny Rockets had a roulette window thing going on with many angry people. I've come to the conclusion that, thank god, they don't let the food service staff run the rides.
Zero traffic coming back and showering up by 9. Full day with some good rides and a lot of choice.
Meister Brau just wants a path from CC to SM at SFA, meal plan burrito, some shade, and a restroom back there.
2019- Macho Nacho CHECK Restroom by Super CHECK! New wish: New trains on ME
Haha I knew the Nitro comments would cause some backlash. It wasn’t a bad coaster. Like I said, I just think my expectations were too high. B&M hypers/Gigas are practically the only coasters I’ve never experienced, so I had built up years of anticipation for this ride. Maybe next time will be better, now that I know what to expect from it. My friend loved it!
skyrocket010 wrote:Haha I knew the Nitro comments would cause some backlash. It wasn’t a bad coaster. Like I said, I just think my expectations were too high. B&M hypers/Gigas are practically the only coasters I’ve never experienced, so I had built up years of anticipation for this ride. Maybe next time will be better, now that I know what to expect from it. My friend loved it!
Honestly, a lot of us are probably a little too sensitive and defensive when it comes to B&M for some reason. It's weird.
You talk shit on my Diamondback though and we're going to have some problems!
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