You're not wrong, and I'm not angry. I just think you're worried for no reason (not to mention overplanning your day).
Bottom line, Holiday World is a great park and in May there are hardly lines, so you can enjoy the park just by meandering around after getting a few rides on the coasters. The park itself is a hidden gem. (As are many of the other attractions at Santa Claus. Yes, there are other attractions in Santa Claus and the surrounding area!)
Having ridden all four types of S&S towers its my opinion that the Double Shot offers a more intense program despite its shorter length.
People automatically assume "bigger is better", when in reality, the giant S&S combo towers are NOWHERE near as thrilling as the the 80 foot versions?
When was the last time anyone got a boost of airtime (NOT weightlessness) on Power Tower, S:TOP(S&S), or Scream?
Mamoosh said:Having ridden all four types of S&S towers its my opinion that the Double Shot offers a more intense program despite its shorter length.
Most definitely...but even the 80' towers vary QUITE a bit. Thus far, Keansburg and IB have given me the greatest "lift" at the top of the tower. Shot rides of greater height seem to use up almost all of their momentum climbing, so the "pop at the top" feels negligible or non-existent.
HW has the intense wooden coasters, so I guess they don't feel the need to *crank up* their S&S ride. Wild Adventures' tower used to offer a pretty extreme ride - but they tamed it considerably after Cheetah was up and running.
For towers, go on the Super Shot, or the Fabbri version, and you will see the more intense drop tower ride compared to the S&S and Ride Trade tower. Intamin designs coasters, and Ride Trade are the flats. *** Edited 5/8/2008 2:18:07 PM UTC by Spinout***
Intimidator 305 the tallest most hated coaster nobody has ever ridden...
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