How does everybody like this coaster? There aren't many pictures of this coaster, does anybody have any. Would you like to have this coaster at another park, not just a Disney park, but a n amusement park.
It's not bad. It has launches, a loop and quite a few hills that would produce some decent airtime if it weren't for the OTSRs. Not an intense ride but it's long and it offers a little bit of everything that steel coasters are known for.
There are definitely worse steel coasters in the L.A. area in Valencia!
Rob summed up my thoughts nicely: think of Screamin' as a "steel coaster sampler pack." Parts built like a twister, one inversion, a short sequence of bunny hills, a flat launch and later a slow "lift hill" (though it is LIM powered). So, you get a little bit of everything in a moderately thrilling but non-threatening and fun package.
The OTSR's don't hurt the ride at all. There is no headbanging whatsoever, and you still get plenty of air. Like others have mentioned, it's a steel coaster "sampler pack." Definately a solid ride. True, it's not intense, but very good nonetheless.
Let me stress that I don't think the OTSRs hurt but they do detract a little from the ride since it clearly doesn't need them. There are more forces on old Schwarzkopf loopers and they get by with just lap bars. Airtime is better experienced when your shoulders don't levitate into the restraints! ;)
I'm not going to add much except to reiterate that the OTSRs detract pretty severely from the ride experience by severely restricting any feeling of freedom (though I agree with other posters that headbanging is not a problem on this coaster at all).
Mr. Ascough summed it up quite nicely, it's got a little bit of everything, and would be a fantastic coaster if it went through it's course, say, 10mph faster and without OTSRs. As it is, it's a pleasent, full featured coaster that's quite fun but well short of the best.
Screamin' is a blast and it OTSR's didn't bother me at all(pain-wise). I wouldn't say it's an "intense" coaster but more of a "fun/makes you laugh/makes you go woohoo!" coaster, sorta like Storm Runner. :-D
The music and that funky loop just adds to the fun!
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I liked Screamin a lot. That whole Paradise Pier section of the park is really neat. Many of the rides in that section are like modernized versions of rides found in the old boardwalk parks of the past. Screamin is just an example of that with supports built to make it look like a wooden coaster, even though it's steel and rides like a steel coaster.