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?
Rogier de Groot
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.
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.
Rogier de Groot
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. ***