Geauga Lake Questions - refurbishing attractions?

Saturday, April 29, 2006 11:15 AM
Greetings, last year I visited GL after a partial retracking job was completed on RWB. I did notice it was much better than my inital ride about 4 years earlier. Does anyone know if RWB was completely refurbished? Were any other coaster done as well. I remember Dominator & Villian being fairly rough. It could also be that I was still very tired from my visit to Cedar Point the night before.

Have the restraints been upgraded on Texas Twister? I rode Tomb Raider @ PKI last fall and found that version of the ride to be very comfortable. But I also noticed the restraints were much different on the PKI version.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 11:23 AM
Raging Wolf Bobs' retracking was completed this year.
Saturday, April 29, 2006 4:21 PM
yeah, that and you have to realize that TT was the first one in the US, so it's going to differ from Tomb Raider @ PKI. To answer your question, RWB was completely retracked. TT's restraints haven't been upgraded to my knowledge.
Saturday, April 29, 2006 5:01 PM
And Villian has had some work done as well. Where, however, I can't tell you, cause I just don't know.
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Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:21 PM
After getting my season pass processed today, you heard workers on top of the high far turn on Villain in what sounded like they were screwing guide rails to the track as it made a metallic sound. As far as anywhere else on the course, I've been told work has been done on Villain this year but not sure exactly where.
Saturday, April 29, 2006 8:27 PM
Doesn't TT still have one of the most intense programs of any Topspin? I seem to recall hearing that. I rode it once over 10 years ago but I know I had fun.


Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:22 PM
As with all topspins, the amount of passangers in the gondola affects the intensity and number of flips in the ride.
Saturday, April 29, 2006 9:37 PM
LdSctosman, the answer is yes. Last year they consistently ran the five/six flip program regardless of the number of passengers on the ride.
Saturday, April 29, 2006 10:41 PM
Has any work been done on Dominator over the off-season? Just wondering. When I rode last year I found it to be very smooth, which is what prompted my question. I just can't see where they could really improve on it, it's a good, solid floorless IMO.
Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:33 PM
Is Mr. Hyde gone? What is the ride's future if anyone knows?
Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:37 PM
When I was there this afternoon for pass processing it looks like Mr. Hydes is gone.
Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:48 PM
Mr. Hyde is gone.Some parts were sent to Cedar Point for Demon Drop but the rest of the ride was scrapped.
Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:53 PM
Aww... they finally killed The Edge. (Mr. Hyde used to be at SFGAm where it was called The Edge for those who dont know.)

Why did they scrap it? Couldn't they have just rehabbed it?

Monday, May 1, 2006 12:28 AM
I believe it was an issue of parts becoming too expensive, I expect this means bad things for Demon's Drop in the near future...
Monday, May 1, 2006 12:55 AM
They had been rehabbing it every year since they bought it! It was a worthless piece of crap that never really worked well.
Monday, May 1, 2006 4:42 PM

Floorless Fan said:
Has any work been done on Dominator over the off-season? Just wondering. When I rode last year I found it to be very smooth, which is what prompted my question. I just can't see where they could really improve on it, it's a good, solid floorless IMO.

Ok. maybe I should rephrase that. What do you think is the best possible place on a Dominator train for a good ride? I rode in the middle, on the outside seats, did not really seem to matter. My head was banged around pretty much in the same fashion as Mantis.

Monday, May 1, 2006 5:48 PM
I was there today for pass processing, and i saw the villain and it looked about the same, no real brighter sports of wood on it, from the side where it can be seen while entering the park, so i would say not much is really evident in much replacing of wood. I did see it test which also gave me nothing, because from the ground it looks like it runs well.

The park itself looks nice at least on a sunny day from the outside, but X-flgiht really needs a paint job, check out how bad the wheel has taken the paint off in sections, especially the loop.

Monday, May 1, 2006 9:56 PM
Whenever possible I sit front seat, I like seeing everything coming at me. If I don't get front seat I'll at least get the front half, because I like to enjoy my rides, not be beat up by 'em. And as far as where I sit in a really doesn't matter to me.

We can agree on Mantis. That's the only steel I avoid at CP. That ride not only kills my head, but my knees too, (I have bad knees from hockey). But between it and Dominator, while their both B&M's, they're two different kinds of coasters: Stand-Up & Floorless.

I've can't remember many stand-up's I've had any really good experiences on. While the opposite is true for floorless coasters. So to me, that's the big difference there, even if they both are B&M's. IMO stand-up's cause a lot of physical stress on my body, while all of my floorless coaster experiences are very enjoyable because they float through their courses.

I don't know if anyone can add to this, (I'm sure ya can out there), I'm just speaking from personal experience here. But the only thing these two have in common to me are their parent companies.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 7:27 PM
I also prefer the front of dominator, for saftey more than anything else. If I'm in any other row, it would be very easy for my shoe to be caught on the car in front. It is better if I'm in the middle of a row, but I still prefer the front to get that feeling that nothing is holding you in. Size 15 shoe with long legs!

I usually don't mind the mantis. My main problem is the distance between the saddle and the OTSR, I just barely fit. I actually have a friend that today said it's her favorite coaster! She doesn't have that height problem.


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