CoasterRania weekend Day 2 -- SFWoA 6/2

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Monday, June 4, 2001 9:37 AM
2Hostyl and I were both headed to SFWoA on Saturday, but were in separate cars and had different plans for the park. Jeremy was up and out before I was, as he wanted to make SF for opening.

Originally I'd planned on taking a few quick laps at CP before hitting the road, but when I took my stuff out to the car it was POURING! So I decided to drift on over to SF. A quick lunch at Wendy's, and I was in a relatively DEAD park. The rain had let up, but there were very few people there.

I started right off at S:UE. In 10 minutes I'd gotten back and front seat rides, and it was off to the rest of the park.

S:UE (3 laps) -- I started the park with the aforementioned two rides, and ended with a third in a middle seat.

Big Dipper (1 lap) -- Seat 1.3, ejector air. Seemed a bit sluggish compared to previous rides, but still fun.

Double Loop (1 lap) -- Ho-hum.

Villain (3 laps, all back row) -- single train operation at first, but both were out later in the day.

Batman Knight Flight (4 laps, including 2 back and a front) -- I love this ride. Jeremy spotted me in line during my front seat wait, and we chatted a bit to double-check our plans for meeting at Kennywood on Sunday.

Raging Wolf Bobs (1 lap) -- May as well.

I skipped Roadrunner and Serial Thriller this time (Serial Thriller was closed at first, but opened later in the day). I also skipped X-Flight, as I had my fill of that earlier.

I left the park around 5:30pm, having done what I wanted to do (catch a few quick laps on the way home from CoasterMania). On the way I called my friend Andrea, and we met at Taj Mahal for an EXCELLENT Indian dinner, my first non-park-food in 2 days. (That's on McKnight Road for the Pgh-area Buzzers... ;) )

I had a good time at SF. Crowds were light, and the day was exactly what I'd hoped -- a pleasant, lightweight day on the way home.

*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 6/4/2001. ***
Monday, June 4, 2001 11:13 AM
Nice TR's Greg(both Coaster"Rania" Reports). It sounds like you had a good time(minus the camera mishap). Did you find it yet?

Did you think Villain was running well? In Jeff's last report, he thought it was a little rough after the trick track I believe. Any problems? And as I glance at your TR again, why no X-Flight?

Anyway, I'm glad you had fun and I was wondering what your pic was of in your profile? It looks like Twister at Knob, but I'm not sure. Thanks.
Monday, June 4, 2001 12:08 PM
Yup, that's Twister.

I skipped X-Flight because I got 8 laps on it at the commercial shoot, and had decided that was enough to last me the summer unless I'm with a crowd that has to ride it.

Unfortunately the camera still hasn't turned up, which really stinks because CoasterCon is in 2 weeks and I won't be able to afford to replace it before then :(

As for Villain, I personally didn't notice that it was particularly rough, but it certainly wasn't running as well as, say, Raven and Legend ;)

--Greg *** This post was edited by GregLeg on 6/4/2001. ***
Monday, June 4, 2001 7:16 PM
Hey Greg, enjoyed talking to you on RWB, After I checked out the Wildlife side (it was Empty, Bermuda Triangle, sucks, Fajitas at Swampwater Jacks were ok) I actually spent my longest wait of the day for Serial Thriller, It is better than T2 but not much. I left the park at about seven and almost made it back to Indy, but decided that I could not stay awake for the last two hours and stopped in Dayton.
And I thought that riding up the lift hill on X-Flight in the rain was a strange experience as was the feeling of being wheeled to the OR, as the train left the station.

"If you look out the left side of the Train you will see the coasters of Cedar Point."

'01 Trips thru the spin cycle-SOB 06 *** This post was edited by kneemeister on 6/4/2001. ***

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