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.




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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/
*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 6/4/2001. ***
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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.
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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 ;)

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--Greg

http://www.pobox.com/~gregleg/ *** This post was edited by GregLeg on 6/4/2001. ***
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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.

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"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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