7/13 - 7/16: SFWoA and Cedar Point

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 5:44 AM
Thank you Redpete, I think your post was well done. I really do feel sorry for the people living in America who don't value the freedoms and quality of life we have here. My mother just got back from Africa, that is something that has changed her forever. A simple bottle of Coke was the greatest gift that they could give the Americans over there. A simple bottle of warm Coke. Their kids dont have toys, they play with old tires that they find along the road.

I will admit that I have taken advantage of what I have without thinking. Believe me that has changed now after hearing the stories my mom told. I WILL stand tall and sing along (even if it does make the people around me go deaf) with my hand on my heart and thank GOD that I live in America.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 6:45 AM
I won't jump you for the National Anthem or Metal Detector stuff...everyone else is (and will) do that for me. I'm more interested in how you give the Magnum a 3/10, when it has more traditional coaster thrills than any of the other coasters on the Point (granted, I understand it's opinion, but the coaster was ranked the number one steel coaster for eleven years). If you sit in the wrong seat, yeah it's rough, but a 3?

Also, you wonder why people don't wait until later in the day to ride Raptor, yet you waited 45 minutes for Blue Streak. Except on a Satruday, there's never anything but a "walk on" after 4:00pm.

By the way, if you think Disaster Transport is lame now, you should have rode it before it was "in the box".

Actually, if I had an idea of what your age was, that might explain alot about your preferences in coasters (which I'm guessing is late teens/early twenties).

Finally, Vekoma as smooth as B&M? Are you on crack? Again, I know it's opinion, but COME ON. I think you just insulted Walt & Claude.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 7:16 AM
I think you did a great job on your report. Its your opinion and thats cool. I know that I like some of the rides that you dont like and I know that you like some of the rides I dont care for to much. Thats cool though.

People please- what is your problem?


I went to CP on Sat. but I left at around 3. What time did they open the dragster when you were there? I may go back this weekend at a later time if that is the point. If the line was only 1.5 hours I can manage that. If it is 6 hours no way. I went on Sat cause I got that Funtimes at cedar point email saying it was running. When I got there (woke up at 6am to make it there by opening) and it was down I was rather upset about that email. O well-sigh. I think they did end up opening it later on but I am not sure.

Also did you ride Wicked Twister in the front middle or Back? I love wt but only in the back three seats. I love the sucking through a straw feeling that ya get when you are going up backwards.

I have been riding Mean S. lately and ya know its an ok ride...I think its the only one that actually scares me still. I think it is because its all rough. I tend to actually hold on and I do a little pose for the camera.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:35 AM

Goccvp1 said:
I won't jump you for the National Anthem or Metal Detector stuff...everyone else is (and will) do that for me.

I saw the Anthem stuff coming from a mile away, but I still don't get why people are bashing me for complaining about Six Flags putting up metal detectors, and then not checking people who set them off. They might as well not have them! I'm reasonably sure that everyone bashing the metal detector thing did not read my entire complaint on that subject.


I'm more interested in how you give the Magnum a 3/10, when it has more traditional coaster thrills than any of the other coasters on the Point (granted, I understand it's opinion, but the coaster was ranked the number one steel coaster for eleven years). If you sit in the wrong seat, yeah it's rough, but a 3?

I don't care about "traditional" coaster thrills. I care about fun. And I did not have much fun, although it wasn't a total disaster. That is why I gave it a 3.


Also, you wonder why people don't wait until later in the day to ride Raptor, yet you waited 45 minutes for Blue Streak. Except on a Satruday, there's never anything but a "walk on" after 4:00pm.

I rode Blue Streak at roughly 6PM.


By the way, if you think Disaster Transport is lame now, you should have rode it before it was "in the box".

I'd rather not.


Finally, Vekoma as smooth as B&M? Are you on crack? Again, I know it's opinion, but COME ON. I think you just insulted Walt & Claude.

Gosh, crack or heroin? We have to come to some kind of agreement as to what hard drugs I'm on. Yes, X-Flight was as smooth as pretty much any B&M I've been on, and I've been on B&Ms as rough as the SLCs I've been on and Ninja at SFoG. Deal.

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Track Record (probably incomplete)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:37 AM

Adriene said:
I went to CP on Sat. but I left at around 3. What time did they open the dragster when you were there?

Around noon or 1.

Also did you ride Wicked Twister in the front middle or Back?

Around the front.

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Track Record (probably incomplete)
*** This post was edited by punishinglemur 7/23/2003 12:38:15 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 9:37 AM
As long as this is the "react to everything and be overly sensitive" CBuzz thread of the day, I'll join the fun ...

Goccvp1 said:
Actually, if I had an idea of what your age was, that might explain alot about your preferences in coasters (which I'm guessing is late teens/early twenties).

Finally, Vekoma as smooth as B&M? Are you on crack? Again, I know it's opinion, but COME ON. I think you just insulted Walt & Claude.


So basically what you're saying is that my friends and I are what's wrong with coasters today because we like speed, launches, loops, etc. instead of rough wooden coasters and airtime hills? Look, sorry you don't like where coasters are going these days, but in case you hadn't noticed, me, my friends and my generation are not the ones deciding what to install. If you've got an issue, take it up with Cedar Fair, Premier, Paramount, or the manufacturers, don't jump on every late teen, early 20s out there just cause we're the ones that are usually at the parks. I in fact really enjoy GCI creations, and I think that Blue Streak at CP and the KP collection are some of the best coasters out there, but I do also rate Wicked Twister, Dragster, S:UE, MF, and Kumba above any wooden out there. Sorry that offends you, but keep your stereotypes to yourself. I'm tired of being a stupid crack-addict that is the world's problem just cause of my age.

And yes, there are Veokmas that are as smooth or smoother than B&Ms. X-Flight is definitely one of them. To name the beemers that it's smoother than: Scream, Mantis, Medusa West, and Great Bear (on a bad day). X-Flight's as smooth as glass unless you ride it in the rain.

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Formerly PittDesigner (graduating soon!)
Lifelong fan of all Impulses!
--Brett

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 9:53 AM
I'll concede the metal detectors, and I'll have to take your word on 45 minutes for Blue Streak (though I was there last Friday and we, literally, walked into the last two seats at 8:00pm), BUT, I've ridden X-flight multiple times (as well as Serial Thriller) and smooth is not a word I would associate with those rides. Vekoma SLC's aren't dubbed "hang 'n' bangs" just cause it rhymes.

As for B&M's, yes I've been on some rough ones, Medusa and Batman: Knight Flight come to mind.

I still don't see how you cannot like Magnum, unless you sat in a back seat of a car, especially the 3rd seat of the first car. If you aren't a frequent rider (which obviously, since you flew in, you are not), it can be very painful. However, since you liked the air-time on Millenium (which is really only okay on the first pass over the lagoon, and really good on the bunnyhop next to the station), I can't see you not liking Magnum's airtime.

By the way, even though it would seem like I am...I really am not trying to change your mind. I'm just giving you my reasons for questioning your assessments (which you know you're going to get if you write a trip report).

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Goccvp1

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 10:19 AM
Impulse-ive:

Funny, I don't remember calling anyone a crack-head due to their age. I just said that would explain his/her likes as compared to mine.

I also don't remember saying I don't like steel coasters, as KW's PR is one of my all time favorites (and for the record speed and airtime are my two favorite things about coasters), and I obviously like Magnum. I also like MF, TTD, and PKI's Top Gun and Adventure Express.

Thirdly, I thought this was a forum for discussions. I didn't know I couldn't give my opinion, as a discussion usually consists of people talking about what they agree and don't agree on. I'm sorry I didn't put one of those little smiley faces next to the "are you on crack" comment, since I never intended for it to be malicious. Actually, you're taking this worse than "punishinglemur" did, and that's who I was talking to.

Finally, were just discussing coaster likes and dislikes, who actually CARES what's being said. If this is all you have in life are these threads, first, I feel sorry for you, and secondly, I appologize for offending you. That's why I quit GOCC in the first place, because people take this stuff so seriously.

And before anyone asks why I belong to this club if I hate them so much, it's to help Jeff pay for a site that I visit daily to find out what happened in the world of Amusement Parks. The site's news is worth $20 a year to keep it going.

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