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.
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. ;)
Incidentalist, I hear that yes Goliath is good but even it's good design doesn't make up for it's small height.
Is SF Holland even owned by Six Flags any more? Didn't they sell all of their overseas parks? Or am I smoking something..
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?
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)
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.
Ride of Steel said:
I wish there were more trains. I'm terrified that a plane I'm on is going to get hijacked so trains would be a nice way of getting around.
,,, Except that trains have absolutely no security, no bag checks... nothing. If a terrorist wanted to hop on Amtrak with a biological or nuclear weapon, there would be no stopping them.
IMO, this country doesn't need more trains... We just need to revamp the system so it actually works.
Oh yeah,,, roller coasters. They're cool 'n stuff.
^^ I haven't ridden Goliath at SFH (WW), but you have 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.
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