Sunday, June 24, 2001 6:11 PM
Friday, 6/22 10:00-5:30
I'll start off by saying what I didn't like about the park.
IMHO, this is not a family park. I would have had more fun if I was there with my friends, instead of my Dad, aunt, uncle, and cousins. A few of the game stands were blasting Dr. Dre, which didn't bother me, but it's not exactly stuff you'd want to listen to with your kids/parents during a day at the park. At lunch, I waited half an hour at a food place by B:TR, for two people in front of me, who were each getting fries and a drink. This was rediculous, but it was nothing out of the ordinary for Paramount or Six Flags parks (In my experience).
Here are my rides:
Great American Pain Machine- 1 Ride,Backseat.
OUCH! Thats all I have to say.
Rolling Thunder- 1 ride, somewhere in the middle.
Man, this is a real eyesore, not to mention painful. I know I'm supposed to be an enthusiast, but I just did not like the one ride I took. This really isn't a fair judgement, since I had a headache.
Viper- Not open.
Another eyesore. I'm not sure how the ride is, but man, the section of the park from here to GASM needs to be completely redone, IMO. It really reminds me of a fairground, with all of the games(I don't play them), open concrete, and run down rides. They should relocate the Turbo Force(Which I regret not riding) and the top spin, tear down everything, and put in a GCI/CCI woodie in this section. That would defanitely kick the park up a few notches.
The Runaway Train- 1 ride in the middle,
OK, this was was a painful, but fun ride. Everytime we went over a hill, we would cry out in pain at the same time. Pretty hilarious actually.
Skull Mountain- 1 ride 3:2
Fun ride. Better than I expected, because I didn't know what to expect.
The Chiller- Didn't ride. Being, 6 foot 2, I wasn't sure if i'd be comfortable riding anyway.
Batman The Ride- 1 ride, middle.
My first B:TR. Cool theming. Good ride.
Medusa- 2 rides, front seat(DUH) and back.
My first floorless, and it was a walk-on! I couldn't believe it! Thank got for B&M capacity. I agree that the floorless effect is the best in the front...maybe too good. I was twisting my feet every way in the front to "avoid" getting them chopped off. Amazing ride.
Nitro- 5 rides,1 frontseat(Duh again), 4 in the last.
My first B&M Hyper. This ride was everything I heard it was. Again, I love B&M capacity. The line was never longer than 15 minutes, and most times we waited less than five minutes! The front had great visuals, but I prefer the back. The airtime is more intense when you just leave the crest of the hill, and it seems faster. Every ride I went into the helix seeing fine, and came out on the brake run not seeing at all! It was Great! To compare it to the other hyper I've ridden, SFDL's S:ROS, it is neck and neck. It has more hills, more moments of airtime, and better capacity, but S:ROS kept its speed for longer, and had more intense moments of airtime. I can't make up my mind.
I got to ride a few of the flat rides, but nothing was that great. Evolution was closed.
I'd be happy(er) if the only rides they had were Medusa and Nitro(Both have cool names too). It would make the park more elite, even though the lines would be longer. All in all, it was a great day at a great park. Thanks for reading.
Monday, June 25, 2001 9:57 AM
I guessed you failed to notice that the section of the park with GASM is called "Boardwalk". It's supposed to look like a old-time carnival! You didn't mention what flat rides you rode, but if you're not impressed by their selection of flat rides, then what's it going to take? How many US parks besides SFGAdv have a Vekoma Mad House? One, SFNE. How many have a Huss Jump? SFGAdv, that's it as far as I know. Even though you didn't get to ride, no one else has Evolution.
*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 6/25/2001. ***
Monday, June 25, 2001 2:26 PM
"At lunch, I waited half an hour at a food place by B:TR, for two people in front of me, who were each getting fries and a drink. This was rediculous, but it was nothing out of the ordinary for Paramount or Six Flags parks (In my experience)."
Nice TR. Looks like a lot of pain and torture on their coasters. Anyway, I think your statement about Paramount and Six Flags is slightly unfair since you've only been to one of each besides SFDL. And those two have been called one of the worst in the chains. Just commenting. I'm glad you had fun. and did you get to ride any of the flats? How about Houdini's Great Escape?
Monday, June 25, 2001 2:44 PM
"I guessed you failed to notice that the section of the park with GASM is called "Boardwalk".It's supposed to look like a old-time carnival!"
-Oops, that explains it.
I rode Chaos, The Huss Frisbee(?), Stuntman's Freefall, and a few others. The Huss Jump was closed.
I didn't mean to come across as not liking their flat rides, Its just that the few I rode weren't that great.
Koaster King, I combined other peoples' experiences whose trip reports I have read and my own experiences to make my opinion on Paramount or Six Flags parks' food service. I should probably find out for myself if their opinions are true, though.
Monday, June 25, 2001 2:51 PM
Well I can explain why you were uncomfortable on some of the rides. It's because you are a big guy. If you were 5' 10" it wouldn't have been painful on some of the rides. I've ridden every single ride in the park and never had to complain about coming off with a headache. And the boardwalk section was just redone to make it look better, so I guess you have to understand the park to make the trip better. I'm glad I'm small!
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