Has anyone done a coaster, like a BIG looping coaster in the rain.. and liked it? I went to IOA last month. and it rained all day. so I stayed at my hotel room. But finally it stopped and I saw that the Hulk was running again so my cousins and I ran to it and as soon as we got on the woman hooking us in said "Its pouring" and we were like "no way... we dont see it" (we were in the back row) I mean I heard it.. but I thought it was the dripping from the rain from earlier off the roof. when we launched out the rain was beating down on us. and I had my hands up like I always do so I had something to block my face with a lot easier.. IT WAS A GREAT TIME THOUGH!!
Heh, You should come to the UK and try our rides. One thing we can pretty much guarantee you is rain!!-and Lots of it. Oblivion has a computer voice announcement repeated every few minutes in the Q.. "Due to deteriorating atmospheric conditions, Oblivion may be uncomfortable to ride. Please stand aside if you wish for a more pleasant experience, and allow others to pass!"
As for pain, come ride the big one, when its open for a winter weekend, its like hailstoning, and if you open you eyes, you'll lose them!!
Me, my bf, and 2 of his friends went to CP and it was raining all day long... went on Maggie just as the rain picked up.. I loved it, but in the on ride photo, my poor bf looked like he was in a LOT of pain... I'm laughing just sitting here thinking about it...
I went on Nitro 5 consecutive times thanks to the rain, although the price was getting my face pelted by 80+mph rain drops. I also went on Medusa on the same day twice (with rain). I guess rain re-rides have their toll of nature's attempt of bruising your face.
I have done Revolution, Riddler (front row, mistake) Batman and Viper all in the rain. Let me tell you that Viper in the rain is nothing short of electrifying. The train flew through the course and was smoother than I can ever remember the ride being. I was listening for the trims, they were applied, but did not slow the train down one bit! I liked it so much, I purchased a Viper shot glass so I could commemerate the experience.
I actually get excited when i see it's raining and i can get out to the park.Memorial weekend i went to Sfgadv(by myself) on Saturday just because it was raining and i knew if i didn't go i would kick myself later. It was drizzling and the park was pretty empty and still all the coasters were running.Medusa was definately running a bit faster and although it takes some of the fun out to cover your face with your hands,i still enjoyed the ride!It cleared up and the sun came out about an hour later but,the park remained pretty empty all day.This will probably be my best trip the whole summer.
------------- ~*Rickyswmn*~ "Enthusiasts Do it in the rain"
o yeah it was raining all day at PKD a couple years ago. it finaly stopped while we were waiting in line for volcano. it started up while in line then it stopped when we got into the front row. we went through that small turn to the launch it wasnt raining. once we got shot out of the mountain it was pouring and let me tell ya goin 70 mph in the rain is not a pleasant experience expecially when blasting straight up out of the mountain but it was definitely a fun experience.
The day after CoasterMania this year I went to SFWoA and it rained pretty much the whole day (off and on). I rode X-flight TWICE in the rain and let me tell you it is no fun lying on your back being rained upon. ;) After that we went and rode S:UE a few times, including a very painful front seat ride. I was laughing very hard at my own stupidity! jeremy
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Kings Dominion. ACE convention. The park's closed, just ACErs on ERT. Rebel yell. No one waiting for your seat? You can stay in it. So I sat in the middle. It was raining, not a heavy rain, a gentle rain, and I just sat there and rode and rode and rode.
If it's going to be raining, I want to be there, especially if there's wood:). Rode Magnum in the rain, and it flew, but I think it wasn't any different than when the sun was out the next day. It drizzled on MF, so I didn't get a needle treatment, but the wet conditions were incredible to ride in. Coasters are always funner for me in rain, GP hates rain, it's a good relationship. The Swamp Fox at Myrtle Beach is just short of painful if it's been raining or is about to come thunderstorming soon, it's just incredible! Goggles or sunglasses are needed as well as waterproof pants, the rest can soak. I have avoided the fronts of everything steel and looping or climbing, the rain at the face that hurts is the rain not needed.