Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:34 am
This is the single sh*t parks give about anniversaries. This right here.
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:12 am
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:29 pm
coasterbill wrote:This is the single sh*t parks give about anniversaries. This right here.
I've been wanting to do a Valleyfair / Mall of America / Target Field trip for awhile now. The fact that in the event of bad weather you can just decide last minute what day is a Valleyfair day and what day is a mall day makes it even more appealing. Neither park seems overly amazing (though the flume at Mall of America is calling my name), but it sounds like it would be a fun trip.
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:53 pm
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:^ You should! The log flume is the best ride at MoA. Neither Nick Universe nor Vallyfair! were the best park I've ever been to, but both are a lot of fun. I'd actually give the edge to Nick Universe, mostly because since it's in a mall, there are actual restaurants and you can go do other things in the middle of the day. Also, sunscreen isn't required, it's not dependent on weather, and operations are better (it's a pay-per-ride model that sells all-day wristbands).
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:36 pm
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:23 pm
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:30 pm
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Excalibur – If they’re going to take out one coaster, this should be the one.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Mad Mouse – This is the best mouse coaster! It felt really solid, didn’t have any odd bumps or jolts, and had plenty of lateral goodness. If only they didn’t stack all the cars every lap…. Wow, why bother having more than 3 cars if you’re going to run it that badly?
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Renegade – Best coaster of the entire trip. It’s relentless, powerful, fast, and it does not want you in your seat ever. I think I still give the edge to Prowler, but just barely. Wow.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Steel Venom – I love these, and this one was especially cool with the holding brake. Really unnerving in the front seat looking straight down.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Wild Thing – So much fun. The “tunnel” was a little weird, what with its not going underground.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Overall, with the amount of negativity directed toward Valleyfair! on this forum, most of it is completely undeserved. Yes, it would be nice to have a modern looping coaster, but it needs a better waterpark first. That’s the glaring need, and the main thing that keeps this from being a two-day park.
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:14 pm
RCjunkie wrote:ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Wild Thing – So much fun. The “tunnel” was a little weird, what with its not going underground.
You mean, "The awesome tunnel of vinyl siding!"
RCjunkie wrote:ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Overall, with the amount of negativity directed toward Valleyfair! on this forum, most of it is completely undeserved. Yes, it would be nice to have a modern looping coaster, but it needs a better waterpark first. That’s the glaring need, and the main thing that keeps this from being a two-day park.
I don't think the negativity is directed at VF, it is more directed at CF and their smaller park investment since the Paramount takeover.
RCjunkie wrote:I think almost everyone agrees that the waterpark is the #1 place that could use some love, it is the worst in the chain. Hence the proposal to drop Excalibur, create it's own parking lot for the waterpark and expand the place.
RCjunkie wrote:And #2 is a modern Steel Looping coaster. For a visitor it is not as big of a deal as for the locals because we have been waiting 36 (going on 37) since the Corkscrew. Once those 2 area's get addressed it could be a good medium sized park. I like that the Star Flyer next year will be unique to VF for the chain, a solid addition.
RCjunkie wrote:Thanks for the report, it is always fun to see it through visitor's eyes after visiting the park so many times myself.
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:31 am