Dania Beach Hurricane question?

Tuesday, January 7, 2003 8:10 PM
I will be in Southern Florida next week on business. Is it worth a stop to Boomers for a ride or two on this coaster? I have never really heard much about it. Is it just another for the track record, or is it really worthwhile?

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 227

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 8:45 PM
Yes, the ride provides great airtime and it is worth it. Although it is a little steep for one ride if you purchase an unlimited rides pass it is worth the money.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 4:07 AM
I've heard nothing but great things about this ride. It's not brought up much on these boards but when I ask those who have ridden it, they tell me it is really, truly impressive. And how can you pass up the chance of riding the only operating Coaster Works coaster?
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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 4:13 AM

$10 will get you unlimited rides and there is hardly ever a wait. They let you sit in the train when noone is waiting.

The ride itself is laid out well and provides for a good amount of airtime. I had not expected much of a ride but was greatly surprised!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 4:27 AM

Absolutely--it's an awesome ride! You can't beat their deal of unlimited rides for $10.

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Sue Barry
CoasterSue@aol.com

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:07 AM
Just a ride or two? That's it? All you can ride for $10, you better get a few rides in there to get your money's worth! It's an excellent ride!

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 6:47 AM
It is a great ride. I was surprised by the airtime and laterals. If I wouldn't have known better, I woulda thought it was CCI! Good job The Coaster Works, can't wait to see what else you're planning on making.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 7:07 AM

It's worth your while, go for it...you won't be sorry...for adding it to your record.

If you plan on at least three rides, then the $10.00 unlimited pays for itself.

Three rides...take a break...three rides...take a break...three rides...well, you get the picture :)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 11:19 AM

I was very suprised by this ride as well. It now is my number one wooden coaster. Beats Phoenix hands down and has wicked awesome airtime...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 11:21 AM

For Jeff and other fanatics I believe there is at least one, maybe me, DDR machines in one of the two arcades at Boomer's as well.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 3:04 PM

Joining in on the parade a bit late, but DBH is *good wood*. Gets even better at night. The final return leg is outstanding...

wahoo, I have ALWAYS had to walk around the station....do you know some of the ops, or is this a recent change....(or are you just better looking than me?)...;)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:25 PM
Great Ride Ride Its only 10 bucks all day.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:58 PM
Thanks all, I guess it's a must ride. Is the $10 all day ride in addition to admission, or is it $10 if all I want to do is ride the coaster?

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 227

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 8:51 PM

OVERRATED!!! ..... I know it is on Lance Hart's list as the best wood coaster in America- but I honestly have yet to see what makes this coaster so special. I had a lousy experience on the coaster that warranted me to complain up to their corporate headquarters, but in their defense the manager of Boomers did call me and discussed in length the operation of the ride (and he did tell me there will be no other coasters built at boomers although it was once discussed.)

Basically the crew was the worst I have ever experienced on a coaster- very undermotivated- probably due to the lack of any competition the coaster receives they can get away with this. They sporatically checked lap bars- and I mean they wouldnt even look at them when they decided not to check them. They had three people on duty that night and one of them sat on the rail the whole time.

I saw them crossing the tracks in front of a moving train. I saw them unlock an entire train after they checked it and then they dispatched the train without rechecking it.

What annoyed me was that with this lack of any concern for safety they had the nerve to tell me to staple myself with the ratcheting lap bar. My thighs were big and were pushing the bar up a bit but they insisted that I was "holding the train up" despite me not being able to lower the lap bar any more. I did fight back with them because I was already upset with the service I received on the ride- and we did wait in the station for a while before they finally relented. I dont have time to answer to a pimply faced 17 year old who decides to do his job only when he feels like it- and when he does he does it incorrectly. He was an embarassment to the amusement park industry. I was ashamed to have worked at a theme park because of this experience.

I dont know what day the above poster went to the place but they never let you stay on. They make you get off and go back around even if there is nobody in the station. It is yet another policy making NO SENSE- but then again this isnt a theme park company- boomers is in the business of arcade machines.

I do like the ride but the experiences with the operation of the ride were enough to sour my experience on the whole. The ride has a decent first drop but the ride is dead after that until the bunny hops at the end. There isnt as much air time as you find on phoenix or as thrilling as the laterals on Twister. Gwazi is a better ride and is in the same state. I dont even think I'd put it on my top ten list even if I only rode ten wooden roller coasters.

I think it is rated so high because there is no other coaster in south florida and many people riding it are so hard up for a coaster that they automatically grade it up on a curve. It does not deserve the high praise it is getting on this forum- that is for sure. While I love that there is a roller coaster that I can theoretically go ride, I will not because of the experience that I had on it that one night.

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Coasters are the only rides the public wants in their theme parks? I guess thats why out of the top ten most successful parks most of them dont even have true coasters.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 10:30 PM
Okay? Well, since this is Coasterbuzz, and not Themebuzz, I think I'll go with what other riders have said, and pay Boomers a visit.

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 227

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 5:15 AM

It's just $10--there's no admission charge.

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Sue Barry
CoasterSue@aol.com

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 6:15 AM

Dreaming of Theming said:

Basically the crew was the worst I have ever experienced on a coaster- very undermotivated- probably due to the lack of any competition the coaster receives they can get away with this. They sporatically checked lap bars- and I mean they wouldnt even look at them when they decided not to check them. They had three people on duty that night and one of them sat on the rail the whole time.

I dont know what day the above poster went to the place but they never let you stay on. They make you get off and go back around even if there is nobody in the station. It is yet another policy making NO SENSE- but then again this isnt a theme park company- boomers is in the business of arcade machines.

There isnt as much air time as you find on phoenix or as thrilling as the laterals on Twister. Gwazi is a better ride and is in the same state. I dont even think I'd put it on my top ten list even if I only rode ten wooden roller coasters.



1) The crews there have left quite a bit to be desired...

2) Walking around is something I have become used to, most parks enforce this rule even when the station is empty. It's disappointing, but I can use the exercise I guess...(if I have to).

3) I just KNEW there was a reason I didn't rank DBH up there with Phoenix...;)

DBH is what it is...I can't fault the RIDE for the practices of the crew...it's a darn good double out-n-back, which means laterals are not a *feature* of the ride. Is it a *magical* wooden coaster...nope. But then again, haven't found any outside of the OH/PA/IN region that are...so far...;)

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 7:18 AM

SJCoasternut said:
Okay? Well, since this is Coasterbuzz, and not Themebuzz, I think I'll go with what other riders have said, and pay Boomers a visit.

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 227


And where exactly do I mention theming in my post besides my screen name? Did you even read my post (and if you did you'd know I never said don't ride the coaster- I just stated and justified that it was overrated)? If we're determining validity of sources based on handles (and that is more superficial than these florida girls judging the quality of a guy based on his car), I guess being a "nut" would make your posts hard to take seriously too, wouldn't they?

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Coasters are the only rides the public wants in their theme parks? I guess thats why out of the top ten most successful parks most of them dont even have true coasters.

*** This post was edited by Dreaming of Theming on 1/9/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 7:40 AM

Themeing,

Looking at your final sentence of "most successful parks", are you figuring that based on attendance? If Cedar Point was open year round (and in a warm climate) like WDW is, I'd bet their ranking as a "successful" park would rise considerably. You aren't comparing apples to apples.

As for the Hurricane, it doesn't do you any good to call Boomers b/c Boomers doesn't own the ride.

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 10:22 AM

wahoo skipper said:

Themeing,

Looking at your final sentence of "most successful parks", are you figuring that based on attendance? If Cedar Point was open year round (and in a warm climate) like WDW is, I'd bet their ranking as a "successful" park would rise considerably. You aren't comparing apples to apples.

As for the Hurricane, it doesn't do you any good to call Boomers b/c Boomers doesn't own the ride.


Fair enough, but Magic Mountain IS open year round and doesn't get attendance numbers close to Disneyland. I would also like to say it is unfair to assume Cedar Point would be doing any better was it open year round simply because it isn't and doesn't appear to be changing its policy any time soon. Further, IOA and Busch Gardens don't get numbers close to Disney's numbers even though they feature more roller coasters. I love coasters as much as the next guy but I advocate for there being other rides at amusement parks besides B&M coasters.

For the hurricane- Boomers operates the ride and thus are the people to contact should there be an operational related complaint. I already called and the problem was taken care of, or so I was assured.

*** This post was edited by Dreaming of Theming on 1/9/2003. ***

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