Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:00 AM
I'm trying to decide which park I want to go to next year. Has anyone here ridden the NM Rattler? I have gone on Megazeph, but I'm not sure if a BTR clone and a Vekoma looping coaster would be better than Rattler. Please respond!
Arrow, even the straight parts of our coasters hurt.
Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:32 AM
Look up some pictures of the rides and look at the stats.
87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!
Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:21 PM
That's a pretty tough decision because New Mexico Rattler is a mighty fine looking ride and not a whole lot of people have been on it. However, I may be mistaken, but I do not believe there are a lot of other things to do around there. SFNO has quite a few attractions now, and you can definitely spend a greater amount of time there and possibly have a better time overall. If you've never been on a Batman the Ride clone then I'd definitely suggest going to SFNO instead. Mega Zeph should still be running good too and should give a good fun ride even if you have been on it before. Also I think it would be interesting to see the 'before and after' effect at SFNO with the Six Flags transformation. They're also getting 2 cool mondial rides for this upcoming season.
Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:44 PM
I'd personally go for the Rattler, I live in Fountain Hills and it is a 4 hour drive but since it was only open for 2 weeks I didn't get to go on it. I'll bet it is Cornball's twin in terms of small, had to work around other rides and is a lot o' fun.
Sunday, December 1, 2002 2:31 PM
I can't say I've been to either park, but I've heard from friend who live in NM that before the Rattler, Cliff's was a fairly small and unentertaining park. I'm sure the Rattler improved this tenfold, but is it worth traveling all the way to NM for one ride?
Personally, I'd go to SFNO, but the fact that I LOVE New Orleans probably would have something to do with that. Even if you didn't like SFNO very much, the whole New Orleans area is quite eclectically beautiful, and there's enough there to keep you entertained for an entire vacation. But, you probably know that as you've been there before.
Oh, and please don't think i'm dissing NM - Santa Fe is a wonderful town, and the skiing there is great - just doesn't seem like the destination for coasters.