Tuesday, May 30, 2000 3:49 PM
Well, Many people thought we were crazy for going on Memorial Day Weekend, but the trip turned out GREAT!!!
Saturday, May 27th:
My friend and I arrived at another guys house in Sandusky about 10 am. The weather was cloudy and drizzling. We drove along the Bay, at which point we all were so excited just to see MF. We got to the park, and were surprised to see a barely filled parking lot. We went to the Raptor since it was my buddy's favorite coaster, and it was right there. The wait was about 45 minutes, and the ride was wonderful. Next we headed to Disaster Transport.
When we got to DT, the op at the entrance told us the ride was closed due to someone puking. Oh well, guess we'll have to go ride Millennium Force.
We were going to wait until Sunday to ride MF with the rest of our friends, but who were we kidding. We went directly to MF. They were running all three trains, and their timing was very good. Once and a while a train had to wait in the brakes to enter the unload station. The wait on Saturday was marked 1 1/2 hours, but it only took us 1 hr 15 min. We rode the red train, seat 6-1, and the ride was awesome!!! From there we decided to make our way around the loop. We next went to Mean Streak.
Was I disappointed!!! Mean Streak was one of my favorite woodies, but not anymore. I realize it used to shake the hell out of you, but that brake on the hill was horrible! We figured since it had been raining, the ride would be good, but that brake made it feel like the train was going to stop on the hill. Then it didn't feel like it was going to make it over any other hill through the course. And rather than shaking you to death, it just shook you enough to be annoying. Of course, there was absolutely no line, we walked right on. We then went to the Mine Ride.
Again no line, but it was a good time. We walked right on, and the ops were hilarious. I quote, "We're going to take you up a whopping 48 feet, dropping y甀 愀渀 愀洀愀稀椀渀最 ㌀㔀 昀攀攀琀Ⰰ 愀琀 愀 挀爀愀稀礀 ㌀㔀 洀椀氀攀猀 瀀攀爀 栀漀甀爀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 䴀椀氀氀攀渀渀椀甀洀 䘀漀爀挀攀 栀愀猀 渀漀琀栀椀渀最 漀渀 甀猀Ⰰ 攀砀挀攀瀀琀 愀 氀椀渀攀℀∀ 匀漀 眀栀攀渀 漀甀爀 琀爀愀椀渀 爀攀琀甀爀渀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 愀渀搀 栀攀 愀猀欀攀搀 ∀栀漀眀 眀愀猀 礀漀甀爀 爀椀搀攀㼀Ⰰ∀ 琀栀攀 琀栀爀攀攀 漀昀 甀猀 礀攀氀氀攀搀 愀渀搀 眀攀渀琀 挀爀愀稀礀Ⰰ 樀甀猀琀 琀漀 栀愀瘀攀 愀 最漀漀搀 琀椀洀攀⸀ 一攀砀琀 眀攀 栀椀琀 琀栀攀 䜀攀洀椀渀椀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀匀琀椀氀氀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 椀渀 洀礀 洀椀渀搀⸀ 䤀 氀漀瘀攀 琀栀攀 愀椀爀 琀椀洀攀 礀漀甀 挀愀渀 最攀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀猀 椀渀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 愀氀氀 洀愀欀攀 昀漀爀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 琀椀洀攀⸀ 伀昀 挀漀甀爀猀攀Ⰰ 眀攀 栀愀搀 琀漀 猀氀愀瀀 栀愀渀搀猀 眀椀琀栀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 漀渀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 琀爀愀椀渀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 洀愀搀攀 椀琀 攀瘀攀渀 洀漀爀攀 昀甀渀⸀ 圀攀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀 昀漀爀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 圀攀 琀栀攀渀 栀椀琀 琀栀攀 䴀愀最渀甀洀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀圀漀眀Ⰰ 搀椀搀 琀栀椀猀 琀栀椀渀最 昀攀攀氀 爀漀甀最栀 愀昀琀攀爀 䴀䘀℀ 䤀 眀愀猀 猀漀 猀甀爀瀀爀椀猀攀搀⸀ 䠀漀眀攀瘀攀爀Ⰰ 䴀愀最渀甀洀 椀猀 猀琀椀氀氀 漀渀攀 漀昀 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀猀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 栀愀爀搀 琀漀 戀攀愀琀 琀栀愀琀 搀爀漀瀀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 瀀爀攀琀稀攀氀 氀漀漀瀀 椀猀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 挀漀漀氀⸀ 䄀氀猀漀Ⰰ 䤀 氀漀瘀攀 愀氀氀 琀栀攀 愀椀爀琀椀洀攀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 猀漀洀攀琀栀椀渀最 䤀✀瘀攀 洀椀猀猀攀搀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀 漀爀 猀漀⸀ 吀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 昀漀爀 䴀愀最渀甀洀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 琀漀 ㈀ 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 一攀砀琀 甀瀀Ⰰ 䌀漀爀欀猀挀爀攀眀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 昀漀爀 䌀漀爀欀猀挀爀攀眀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 猀愀洀攀 琀漀 洀攀 愀猀 椀琀✀猀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 戀攀攀渀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 愀 搀攀挀攀渀琀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 愀氀氀 琀栀愀琀 攀砀挀椀琀椀渀最 琀漀 洀攀 漀爀 洀礀 昀爀椀攀渀搀猀⸀ 一攀砀琀Ⰰ 倀漀眀攀爀 吀漀眀攀爀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䤀✀洀 猀挀愀爀攀搀 琀漀 搀攀愀琀栀 漀昀 栀攀椀最栀琀猀Ⰰ ⠀搀漀渀✀琀 欀渀漀眀 眀栀礀 䤀 氀漀瘀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀Ⰰ 琀栀漀甀最栀⤀ 猀漀 䤀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 琀漀漀 琀栀爀椀氀氀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 爀椀搀椀渀最 琀栀椀猀 漀渀攀⸀ 䤀✀瘀攀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 䐀爀漀瀀 娀漀渀攀 愀琀 倀䬀䤀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 䤀 欀渀攀眀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 琀栀愀琀 戀愀搀Ⰰ 椀琀✀猀 攀瘀攀爀礀琀栀椀渀最 攀氀猀攀 椀渀瘀漀氀瘀攀搀⸀ 匀漀 琀栀攀 琀栀爀攀攀 漀昀 甀猀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 戀攀 猀栀漀琀 搀漀眀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 昀漀爀 最漀椀渀最 搀漀眀渀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 ⼀㈀ 栀漀甀爀 琀漀 㐀㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀Ⰰ 眀栀椀氀攀 最漀椀渀最 甀瀀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 䄀猀 䤀 昀椀最甀爀攀搀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 琀漀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀漀眀攀爀 眀愀猀 栀漀爀爀椀戀氀攀 ⠀昀漀爀 洀攀⤀Ⰰ 愀猀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 猀椀琀琀椀渀最 愀渀搀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最⸀ 䤀 樀甀猀琀 猀琀愀爀攀搀 愀琀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 琀漀眀攀爀 琀栀攀 眀栀漀氀攀 琀椀洀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀 眀愀猀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 琀栀攀 戀漀甀渀挀攀 戀愀挀欀 甀瀀 渀攀愀爀氀礀 洀愀搀攀 洀攀 氀漀猀攀 琀栀攀 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀猀 漀昀 洀礀 猀琀漀洀愀挀栀⸀ 䜀漀漀搀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 渀漀渀攀 琀栀攀 氀攀猀猀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 渀漀眀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀㨀 Ⰰ 猀漀 眀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 攀椀琀栀攀爀 爀椀搀攀 䴀愀渀琀椀猀Ⰰ 吀䌀䘀䬀䄀䈀Ⰰ 漀爀 最漀 琀漀 洀礀 昀爀椀攀渀搀猀 栀漀甀猀攀 昀漀爀 搀椀渀渀攀爀⸀ 圀攀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 漀瘀攀爀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 琀漀 戀攀 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 氀漀渀最Ⰰ 猀漀 眀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 最漀 攀愀琀⸀ 圀攀 猀琀漀瀀瀀攀搀 戀礀 䐀吀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀 愀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 㐀㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀, so we went back to his house, ate some steaks, then returned to the park around 8:00-8:30.
Upon returning to the park, we decided we wanted a night ride on MF. We walked to it, but it was closed. The op at the entrance said they were having problems, and it would open in about a half-hour. So we decided to ride Mantis while waiting. If there were no tests of MF by the time we got to the station, we would wait for the front seat. We did so, and the ride was great. We waited a total of about 45 minutes, and by this time it was 9:30. They hadn't turned on the lights on the lift of MF, and we went to the entrance again. We found out they had a broken roll wheel, and the ride would be closed the rest of the night. They didn't turn the lights on because of this. So we decided to ride Raptor one more time at night.
The wait for Raptor was about 10 to 15 minutes, and we rode front seat, so we actually waited about 25 to 30 minutes. What a great ride!!!
Then we went back to my friends house to rest up for day 2.
All rides today were running as many trains as possible, most being 3 trains. Great day!!!
Sunday, May 28th
Me and my 7 friends woke up around 7:00am, ate, and prepared for the day. We finally arrived at the park around 9:45, and proceeded to the back-left part of the park. The queue was not open yet, and the line went back under the new tunnel, and around to the petting farm. As we stood there, we saw the test trains go with both water dummies as well as employees riding. When they opened the queue, the line moved along the track, and we were on the trail directly across from the station. When the first train went up the lift, the entire station and line went crazy, cheering and screaming! What an atmosphere. We waited about an hour or so, when the rain really began to come down, and they closed the rides. Then the lightning came, and struck very close. We made it to the last section of the queue that眀愀猀 挀漀瘀攀爀攀搀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀渀✀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀漀 洀漀瘀攀⸀ 䔀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 椀渀 昀爀漀渀琀 漀昀 甀猀 氀攀昀琀Ⰰ 猀漀 眀攀 戀愀猀椀挀愀氀氀礀 眀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 戀攀攀渀 渀攀砀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 眀攀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 猀攀攀 琀栀攀 爀愀椀渀 戀爀攀愀欀椀渀最 愀渀礀 琀椀洀攀 猀漀漀渀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䤀琀 眀愀猀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 Ⰰ 猀漀 眀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 最漀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 洀礀 昀爀椀攀渀搀猀 栀漀甀猀攀 愀渀搀 攀愀琀 氀甀渀挀栀Ⰰ 琀愀欀攀 愀 渀愀瀀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 栀漀瀀攀昀甀氀氀礀 爀攀琀甀爀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 ㌀㨀 ⸀ 圀攀氀氀Ⰰ 愀爀漀甀渀搀 渀漀漀渀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 爀愀椀渀 戀爀漀欀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 眀攀 愀氀氀 猀琀椀氀氀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 眀愀椀琀⸀ 圀攀 爀攀琀甀爀渀攀搀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 ㌀㨀㌀ 漀爀 猀漀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀椀渀最 氀漀琀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 攀瘀攀渀 愀 焀甀愀爀琀攀爀 昀甀氀氀⸀ 圀攀 眀攀渀琀 猀琀爀愀椀最栀琀 琀漀 䴀䘀 愀最愀椀渀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 渀漀眀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 ⼀㈀ 栀漀甀爀℀℀ 䄀猀 眀攀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 礀漀甀 挀漀甀氀搀 猀攀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 礀攀氀氀漀眀 琀爀愀椀渀 眀愀猀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 猀氀漀眀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 琀眀漀⸀ 圀攀 昀椀最甀爀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 琀栀愀琀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀 戀爀漀欀攀渀 眀栀攀攀氀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀渀✀琀 猀甀爀攀⸀ 圀栀攀渀 眀攀 最漀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 猀甀爀攀 攀渀漀甀最栀Ⰰ 眀攀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀 礀攀氀氀漀眀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 䤀 眀椀氀氀 琀攀氀氀 礀漀甀 琀栀椀猀Ⰰ 椀昀 椀琀 眀愀猀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 猀氀漀眀攀爀Ⰰ 礀漀甀 猀甀爀攀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 渀漀琀椀挀攀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 圀栀愀琀 愀 爀椀搀攀℀ 䤀 猀愀琀 㐀ⴀ 琀栀椀猀 琀椀洀攀⸀ 圀栀愀琀 愀 爀椀搀攀℀℀ 圀攀 琀栀攀渀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 䴀愀最渀甀洀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀漀搀愀礀Ⰰ 䴀愀最渀甀洀 栀愀搀 愀 ⼀㈀ 栀漀甀爀 眀愀椀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 最爀攀愀琀℀℀ 伀昀昀 琀漀 䜀攀洀椀渀椀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䜀攀洀椀渀椀 眀愀猀 漀渀氀礀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 琀栀攀 爀攀搀 猀椀搀攀 琀漀搀愀礀⸀ 吀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 最漀漀搀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 渀漀琀 愀猀 最漀漀搀 愀猀 礀攀猀琀攀爀搀愀礀⸀ 一漀眀 漀昀昀 琀漀 倀漀眀攀爀 吀漀眀攀爀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 爀椀搀攀 倀吀 琀漀搀愀礀Ⰰ 䤀 攀砀瀀氀愀椀渀攀搀 眀栀礀 攀愀爀氀椀攀爀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 洀礀 昀爀椀攀渀搀猀 爀漀搀攀 椀琀⸀ 䤀✀洀 渀漀琀 猀甀爀攀 眀栀椀挀栀 琀栀攀礀 爀漀搀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 琀栀攀礀 漀渀氀礀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 眀攀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 刀愀瀀琀漀爀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀刀愀瀀琀漀爀 栀愀搀 愀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀 眀愀椀琀⸀ 圀攀 爀漀搀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 愀猀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀 愀猀 攀瘀攀爀⸀ 伀昀昀 琀漀 䴀䘀 愀最愀椀渀℀℀℀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 ⼀㈀ 栀漀甀爀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 䤀 猀愀琀 㘀ⴀ㈀Ⰰ 戀氀甀攀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 欀攀攀瀀猀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 戀攀琀琀攀爀 愀渀搀 戀攀琀琀攀爀⸀ 匀椀渀挀攀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀 猀漀 猀栀漀爀琀Ⰰ 眀栀礀 渀漀琀 爀椀搀攀 愀最愀椀渀℀℀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀栀椀猀 琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 眀攀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 㐀㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 䈀礀 琀栀椀猀 琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 椀琀 眀愀猀 搀愀爀欀⸀ 吀栀攀 氀椀最栀琀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀 栀椀氀氀 眀攀爀攀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀⸀ 䤀 氀漀瘀攀 栀漀眀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀椀渀最 氀漀漀欀猀 愀琀 渀椀最栀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 椀猀 琀栀攀 猀琀爀漀戀攀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 吀栀愀琀✀猀 眀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 最漀椀渀最 愀猀 眀攀 眀攀渀琀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 䤀 爀漀搀攀 ⴀ㈀Ⰰ 爀攀搀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 漀渀 琀栀椀猀 琀栀椀渀最 椀猀 䄀圀䔀匀伀䴀䔀℀℀℀ 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 渀攀瘀攀爀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 愀 爀漀氀氀攀爀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 洀愀搀攀 洀攀 昀eel like this. The four laps I had this weekend has made me feel that this MF is my new favorite coaster!! Awesome!!
Monday, May 29th
This is more of a side note. My friend and I stopped by PKI on the way home, We got there at about 6:30, and we went to ride SOB. Guess what, they closed the line off at 6:30. What the hell??? We were pissed, but oh well, no surprise.
All in all, a great weekend! The weather was not the greatest, but it made for a great weekend, since the crowds were minimal!!!