I only got one ride on it, and personally wasn't that impressed. But it could have been because I had just suffered a terrible ride on their Hurricane steelie.... eeeeeeouch!
The ride is unique for it's historical feel, however I believe it has Morgan trains that do not ride very well.
Never-the-less, I was just keen on the fact it was the coaster Tom Hanks rode in "Big." Of course I was a bit dissapointed by Rye in that it was absent the Zoltar machine ;-)
Ahhhh, but that Derby and Carousel! Those made the visit worthwhile!
Morgan trains that do not ride very well.
Of course I was a bit dissapointed by Rye in that it was absent the Zoltar machine ;-)
"Morgan trains that do not ride very well"....sounds redundant, Shaggy...;)
Should we take *guesses* at what you'd have asked of Zoltar...probably not...:)
The Morgan trains definitely do not help (they are too light- much lighter than the original P&C trains were), but even if this thing still ran the original rolling stock, this would a family ride. Not to say that's a bad thing, though, as Playland and the Dragon are worth a visit. If the park finally gets that Crazy Mouse, I'll be there more than once this summer!
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*** This post was edited by Sam A. Marks 3/3/2003 3:20:47 PM ***
Yeah I'm waiting for Rye to get a decent coaster (read Aeroplane recreation) but they have a knack for announcing rides and building them a few years later if not at all (Crazy Mouse, Playland Plunge, Wildwind)
As for the park, it is beautiful. I just recently pulled an article from a 1928 Architect's Journal while using amusement parks for my research (again) and god I wish I could of been there back in the day.
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The Amusement Park rises bold and stark, kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
It is intended to be a family coaster and it fulfills its purpose extremely well. Anyone riding it looking for extreme thrills hasn't done their homework.
Moosh- loves Dragon Coaster!
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I really like the Dragon Coaster, despite it's "tame" reputation. It's not a thriller, but it's not supposed to be, and it serves its purpose excellently. I'll put my money where my mouth is when I say that it's about as 'right on' as a coaster can get. Where as most coasters intended to be thrillers fall short, Dragon's intented to be a "fun" ride, and it's as "fun" as they come. On top of it all, even with the morgan trains, it's a classic Church design. Even if you can't stand it, it's worth having on your record for that alone.
As for the handchoppers... sometimes they can be a little too close for comfort. On a ride two summers ago, right after the last turn as we were heading back towards the station, I had my hand raised and a tad to the side, holding my hat. My hand slammed into a piece of structure, and needless to say, I dropped my hat and bruised my hand. I was shocked at first, but looking back on it I think it was a good experience ;) .
*** This post was edited by SteveGuilmette 3/5/2003 12:42:03 AM ***
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