Delirium and Flying Eagles debut at PGA

Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:43 AM | Contributed by Great American Thrills

Paramount's Great America's Delirium and Flying Eagles opened this past weekend to rave revues. The park has made some major improvements throughout the park this season.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 6:18 AM
john peck's avatar So..... do those eagles allow you to "snap" the cables?
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:40 AM
Let's hope we see one of the Delerium (Chance Revolution) rides installed at PKD next year.
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The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:59 AM
rollergator's avatar john, it's doubtful since PKI has their policy against "snapping". Kind of a bummer, but it MAY be a "park policy" and not a chainwide policy, so there is some hope. I just learned how to SNAP those suckas at PPP, and even with the engine turned down a bit, I got a WILD ride....low-tech fun rules!
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 8:01 AM
john peck's avatar PKD is the one with the "no snapping" policy... unless there is a new rule that has been established for this year...which would be bad.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 8:13 AM
Both PGA and SFMW, are making the parks look really nice this year. I sort of like it better than a new coaster.

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You can't spell my hometown's name with out "Lame"! aLAMEda...:)

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 8:32 AM

Flying Eagles was my first flying coach ride. I tried to snap the cables but was not able to, but it was also very windy. Delirum is pretty sweet! It packs quite a punch. The new sinage for Greased Lightnin is very well done. Its also cool to see PGA getting some Ham on Rye love.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:33 AM
ShiveringTim's avatar Talk about a bummer. PKD's Eagles are prime for snapping. They're running at the right speed, the rudders aren't limited as much as PKI's, and response to the rudder is wonderful. If they didn't have that rule, PKD's might be better than PKI's.

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Scott W. Short
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:41 AM
might i ask, what is "snapping the cables" on this ride mean. I've never heard that expression used.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:52 AM
Snapping the cables is the result of perfect timed moves. The snap sound comes from the slack in the support cables. In order to get the snap the rider must reverse the coach's direct just before the maximum height is reached.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:31 PM
please explain that for the simple minded please, im dumb
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:43 PM

Well now...all the major non-Disney parks seem to be buying these Ham-On-Rye things...KBF must be next.

PGA looks nice this year, I am hoping on getting up there soon.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:45 PM
Think of a swingset. What happens when you swing past the 90ยบ mark? You lose momentum, and start to fall back down. As that happens, the tension in the chains losens, and then tightens again with a thud! This same principle applies to the Scooters, with the exception that you have to turn the car as far as you can each direction to get it to slow down for the slack. As the ride gets ahead of the tub, the cables tighten again, and WHAM! You are caught in the middle of a terrifying but thrilling, breezy ride as you shake the ride's arms and scare those watching. I usually get 2 snaps per revolution. It's all a matter of timing, and will take a few rides to master. Wind and tub weight are also a factor.
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Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides
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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 1:09 PM

still blank...oh well...

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