I get why people aren't crazy about B&M Hypers, but I think they're the best rides out there for rerideability. It's the perfect intensity where you can just relax and enjoy it for ride after ride after ride.
scbt wrote:I get why people aren't crazy about B&M Hypers, but I think they're the best rides out there for rerideability. It's the perfect intensity where you can just relax and enjoy it for ride after ride after ride.
To be honest, I actually find most of them to be pretty lame. In fact, Nitro might be the only one I truly "like a lot." I thought that Behemoth and Apollo are both "ok" as well, but I don't think I've been on any other one that's really blown me away or that I like as much as I like Nitro.
For the longest time, my experience with B&M hypers was limited only to Nitro, so I never got it either. Once I began venturing out to new parks and riding other ones (I232, Diamondback, RB), nothing ever lived up to Nitro. I232 was ok, but DB and RB were both pretty weak in my eye. I get now how Nitro is more of an anomaly than anything.
Great pix from your NYC stay. To me, NYC is a "theme park" with its very own adventures!
I love that you all found The Meatball Shop location that is right in my neighborhood (looks like you were at the locale on Amsterdam Ave around 81st St?). Even tho I am only 2 avenues away, on West End Av, because the eatery is part of a chain of restaurants, I'd sadly assumed the food would be "meh," but now, reading your raves, I realize that I've missed out on a good thing in my own backyard! Any special suggestions? Favorite 'balls' you might recommend? (The parmesan cream sauce sounds crazy good!)
Here's a fun suggestion for your next visit. If you're in that area again, right across the street from the Meatball Shop, you'll find Luke's Lobster - a casual place that makes the BEST lobster rolls in the city. It's really small inside, so it's fun to take the lobster rolls to Central Park (or Riverside Park) for a gourmet picnic! (And have the peanut butter and jelly crepes for dessert!)
Thanks again for those great pix, reminding me of all the stuff I should be getting out and doing in my own "home park."
P.S. Kudos for getting your backstage tour of Matilda. A VERY excellent adventure!
P.P.S. To those who rode the Cyclone - is it still as wild 'n crazy as ever?!?
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