Does anybody know how far Holiday Park in Germany is from Amsterdam International Airport if you're taking a train. Also, are there any other must-ride roller coasters in Europe (not tooooo far from Amsterdam) besides Expedition G-Force...thanks guys
German national railroad company's timetable service covers the whole Europe and is the easiest and best way of getting information about train connections and timetables. If it doesn't know about a connection between two places, chaces are it doesn't exist.
Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid.
Imagine if passenger trains did loops and zero-gs like coaster trains :D
On a semi-serious note, I agree. America needs more trains. (And they need to start here in the Lehigh Valley! It's so annoying to pay an extra $21 for a bus to Philly just for rail service, especially with only 5 buses a day, and 3 of them leave before 10) Ok.. I'm done venting and ranting now. ;)
^^ I haven't ridden Goliath at SFH (WW), but youhave to be smoking something to think that it probably isn't good because it isn't over 300 ft tall. Have you ridden it? If so, I'd like to hear details. I'm not trying to be a bastard, but I am curious if you've experienced the ride, with its 153 ft height, its 70 degree angled drop, or its speed of over 65 mph? Sounds pretty sweet to me, even if it's NOT Superman at SFNE. Hell, it probably kicks the crap out of 90% of the worlds steel rides. Sheesh.
Mike, not to be nitpicky, but does Intamin actually call it a junior hyper? For a second there, that terminology reminded me of Beastie.... ;)
Rob - guess the Grinch got to me yesterday, eh?
The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch
Actually, Robbio, 'Hyper' is not what Intamin calls any of their coasters;).
What are mostly referred to as Intamin Hyper Coasters are referred to by Intamin/IntaRide as a Mega Coaster. Click Here for a listing of the names. You'll notice that there is not such thing listed as a Rocket, either.
RoS, Height does not make it a better coaster. Guess what the best coaster @ Cedar Point is in my book. Its not TTD. Its not Millie. Heck, its not Magnum, Mean Streak, or even Wicked Twister.
Had you Guessed Gemini and all of its 125 feet, you'd be correct. Height is relative. Rides are good because they are good, not because they are tall. Both Millie and TTD, while good coasters, are both rather 'Meh'.
I am really quite sad that Gemini was closed both days I was up there, it looked like a really cool coaster, and again, the prettiest steel coaster around... though I thought that Millennium was a little more than just "meh" (which is a good TTD description though)
Millie is, to me, just 'Meh', but, if you look @ my top 10, it is in there:). I really liked it, but anything past top 5 is just meh to me.
Gemini was the best thing since sliced bread. This is, of course, just my opinion. But it was the only coaster at Cedar Point that I was still smiling from when I got in line for my next coaster. TTD was the only ride I rode 2 times, however.
Mean Streak was totally Meh. It was okay, I didn't find it a bit rough, it just didn't do anything for me.
Mean Streak is just weird. Who ever heard of a coasters w/trims going down the first hill? I liked the coaster, but the trim issue just astounds me. bad engineering, perhaps? Nothing quite like a coaster that holds you back from the jump.
nasai said: ^^ I haven't ridden Goliath at SFH (WW), but youhave to be smoking something to think that it probably isn't good because it isn't over 300 ft tall.
Well Rob, he must be smoking something straight out of Amsterdam! This is just my opinion, and I know most people would disagree with me, but I like Goliath even better than SFNE’s Superman. In fact, out of all the coasters I’ve been on, Goliath would probably be my favorite. To me, the layout if pretty much perfection.