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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue May 30, 2017 3:48 am

Glad to hear it's open. A lot of companies blame government because it's easy to blame government. People buy the excuse without question, just like "it's for security reasons." I doubt the state had anything to do with it at all, but the park didn't want to admit the real problem.

Very good news about the special $10 pass. I do want to ride this, but I have zero interest in anything else there.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed May 31, 2017 3:53 pm

sugart wrote:Rode it last night. Very fun, rattles a lot but with the vests it was comfortable.


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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby boldikus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:48 am

Good little article with some rider reviews.

http://ocnjdaily.com/new-gale-force-roller-coaster-gets-thumbs-up-from-riders/

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If shrieks and screams are any way to judge the thrill factor of an amusement ride, then the new Gale Force roller-coaster at Playland’s Castaway Cove is already a blockbuster hit.

Primal, high-pitched screeching filled the air above the Ocean City Boardwalk as riders got their first taste of a towering roller-coaster that is exhilarating one moment and terrifying the next.

“Scary, that’s all I have to say,” 8-year-old Mia Plocinik exclaimed moments after stepping off the coaster Sunday afternoon.

Her father, Chris Plocinik, of Newtown Square, Pa., chuckled at his daughter’s reaction. He loved the ride.

“It was fast,” Plocinik said. “There were a lot of loop-de-loops. It is the best thing they have going now in Ocean City. They absolutely need something like this ride.”


More at the link.

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Rai Fox » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:13 am

boldikus wrote:Good little article with some rider reviews.

http://ocnjdaily.com/new-gale-force-roller-coaster-gets-thumbs-up-from-riders/


"It’s been the best experience everyone has ever had on a roller-coaster,” said Jon Mahony, a Playland electrical mechanic for the ride.

Yeah, I, uh...I think that might be overstating it a little bit.

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby boldikus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:16 am

If you worked for the park would you not be hyping it up?

Should we assume you've ridden it and therefore can refute his statement?

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Rai Fox » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:26 am

The best experience everyone has ever had on a coaster? I can't even think of any coaster (besides Phoenix, of course) that everyone even likes.

I mean, fine, maybe I'm just nitpicking, but the line just made me roll my eyes, that's all.

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby boldikus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:13 am

It's all about perspective.

Consider that not everyone is a coaster enthusiast that has been all over and has had many different coaster experiences. And with any Jersey Shore town people typically go to the same spots year after year, so people that regularly visit Ocean City may have never seen anything like this - remember they got rid of a modest Flitzer and crappy Pinfari for this, and the town has never had anything bigger/faster/etc than this. Hell, most of the "reviews" on there are from little kids - I'm sure many of their minds were blown.

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:32 am

Rai Fox wrote:The best experience everyone has ever had on a coaster? I can't even think of any coaster (besides Phoenix, of course) that everyone even likes.

I mean, fine, maybe I'm just nitpicking, but the line just made me roll my eyes, that's all.


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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby KBrylczyk » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:20 pm

michaellynn4 wrote:My fiance didn't like Phoenix. It hurt her hips. She patiently waited for me while I took multiple re-rides.

Yes, I still want to marry her.



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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby KingRCT3 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:00 am

I'm surprised we don't have more reviews and video of this ride. The only one I found is this Vlog of a guy doing his first inverting roller coaster on Great Nor'Easter, and then Gale Force.

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