Anybody been on a coaster in the pouring rain. I don't mean when it's sprinkling. I mean when you feel like you are getting welts! I was on the Incredible Hulk last week when a downpour started. I don't know why, but it made the ride a lot of fun! I got off and had red spots on my arms from the rain hitting me and soaked where the shoulder harness wasn't, but it was worth it! I'd do it again!!! ----------------- Beware of the Dragons! - Dueling Dragons http://www.rollercoasterfreaks.com/
I have been on Desperado at Buffalo Bill's when it was raining (it was raining, but not pouring down but definitely not sprinkling). Between the roughness of that coaster and the rain, it was the most painful roller coaster experience I have ever had. ----------------- http://home.earthlink.net/~sfmm84/ Six Flags Magic Mountain Xtreme Guide
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I have been on many memorable rain rides , but the most intense was one time at Indiana Beach ,too make a long story short the Hoosier Hurricane has brass lined brakes , because Its built mostly over water and runs even in the worst of down pours ( providing ther isnt any lighting).Well during one rain ride It was already rain when we borded ,by the end of the ride we were left with faces full welts do to the speed of the ride and the combined wind! At the end the car had about 1 inch of standing water its was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! My best HH ride ever!!!!!!!!
MF in the rain ruined it for me...in the sense that it was my first MF ride ever and I couldn't SEE ANYTHING!!! Takes out the fun of at least half the ride if you ask me. (Went on next day with no rain...that was neat!)
Then did Batman in SFGA after closing and the ride ops just let us ride and ride and ride while it rained and rained and rained. That was okay because I 've been on every Batman invert ever built and I didn't mind not seeing anything. Actually...the pain was getting too much after seven rides but the girl just loved it so...hey...what can you do? 'Cept go on it 13 times total!
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MooreOn hit it square on! DD in the cold rain (cold for us, about 55), and it was pouring. The stinging, driving, pouring rain at 60 mph was so severe that even an empty park (staff outnumbered guests for the 2 1/2 hours we stayed, at IOA) wasn't much fun. Front rides were especially blinding and painful, so we started sitting in Row 2. Didn't get off the ride, just rode it up to the "loading platform" - no one else was "loading", so the ride-ops laughed at us and off we went, about 10-12 rides before we left. Reminds me now of Eric Cartman's empty park...LOL! Got some Caro-Seuess-El rides - they'll be even better from now on, learned the "secrets" of the ride from the TV show. My only regret is that I didn't get a Pteranodon ride...STILL haven't been on, they usually enforce the kids rule.
Side note: On a less rainy evening in Ft. Lauderdale, my sister and her fiancee asked if we would cancel our trip to the DB Hurricane - it was RAINING after all. I laughed and told them how much better woodies are in a light rain. The rain stopped early, crowds non-existent, and the Hurricane ran like a beast. Those speed hills at the end gave unbelievable "bucking" airtime - take off your hats and glasses!
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MooreOn and Mormoc, I feel you pain...literally! :)
That ride was the most excruciating minute of my life...from crest to brakes. Let's just say that it wasn't all that fun. But it was different than the other 19 times I've ridden it. ;)
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I go on purpose when it's to be raining. It always pays to plan some in advance, like make an hour trip based on the morning's weather. I think I like rain better than hot and nasty days for the woodies. The fall here(SENC) is warm and rainy, but the tourists(MB, SC) leave, so everything closes, it breaks my heart. Glasses, the right kind of clothing, strapped on hats, although MF in anything over a sprinkle is uncomforting. The small woodens really come out with some rain, any amount.
With hardly any sprinkles of any kind, it just all of a sudden started to downpour while we went up the first lift hill on the Beast at PKI. The ride continued and it hurt, but I have to say, it was one of the best ride experiences I've ever had.
It didn't hurt as bad as it does on MF when it rains. And what about the bugs at night on MF? That was gross and it stung worse than the rain!!
Riding Nitro in the rain. DANG! You cannot see a thign because you have your eyes dimmed so much! I felt like my eyes were about to explode!!!!! ----------------- Gone, a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take! - Linkin Park, Crawling
I've done Screamin' Eagle at SFStL in an absolute downpour, and it was the best ride I've ever had on it. Mr. Freeze in the front seat in the rain is NOT that much fun though...it felt like needles were pelting me in the face the entire ride.
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MooreOn said: MF in the rain...it felt like I was being attacked by a swarm of bees. ----------------- It's a simple equation: CCI + CP = #1 Wooden Coaster!
I may not have been on MF, but I was on SROS. Ouch. It feels like a swarm of bees attacking. I had my hands up for as long as I could handle, but it was at night, meaning it was cold, and it was hurting. Lets just say, I couldn't see, nor hold on since it was slippery and I was freezing. =/ Would I do it again? Maybe...but it'd be on MF...Injuries....=/
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