FL parks -- Jan 2001

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Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:15 PM
My bro and I went to Florida over the break. Islands of Adventure was good, but we agreed that the Hulk is overrated. I don't know why, maybe just because it's launched and doesn't provide the "warm-up" of a lift hill, but we didn't find it too exciting. The Dueling Dragons on the other hand...best inverted(s) out there!!! We also spent a day at Sea World and found out that the Kraken is the best non-Millennium force sit-down out there.

Busch Gardens was also good. Gwazi and Kumba were both worth the 20+ rides we got in on each. But Montu was closed for maintenance! Needless to say, we were quite PO'ed.

After being at those parks I might never go to one during peak season again. Every ride was a walk-on, Sea World and Busch Gardens let us re-board the coaster if any seats were open (which there almost always was).

But I've never been to a seasonal park out-of-season. Does such a time exist for seasonal parks? If so, when's the best time to hit them?
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Wednesday, January 24, 2001 1:06 AM
Montu will be open again from 28 January. The trains are now in the factory of B&M for their yearly checkup control. Furthermore the coaster itself get it checkup.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2001 8:41 AM
Yeah, there were lots of workers spraying it down when we were there. I had wondered what happened to the trains, assuming all three couldn't fit in the shelter -- thanx for the info.

Probably a stupid question, but does B&M build their entire ride, from supports to track to trains to whatever else? I've always assumed that companies designed everything and sent the specifications to other companies they contract with.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2001 10:03 PM
I think B&M built the most of the ride by them self. *** This post was edited by Rogier de Groot on 1/25/2001. ***
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