Very rough,thats why its not there anymore,ranks up there with SOB.
***lol to the above, got to it first with the nicknames! *** Edited 8/12/2006 3:47:33 AM UTC by P18***
The problem is that it was never good. :)
Oh, and I'd watch the language if I were you.
Wildcat at Hershey is one of my least favorite coasters - I find it VERY rough. Luckily one of the best woodies around is a short walk down the midway.
Schwarzkopf shuttle loops...The most possible fun in 36 seconds.
Then again, Hershey's Wildcat is one of my favorites, and Mean Streak's been giving good rides this year.
The speed was the key to me. The greater speed helped the ride immensely.
I made a special trip to Dorney to ride it again 3 or 4 years later and I was shocked at how bad the ride was. The trims made everything after the turn horribly slow, and boring. The age also started to cause the ride to get rougher.
I honestly don't think the ride would have been torn down if it was in the state it was when it opened.
They did do the right thing by changing the angle of the curve over the lake, it tracked much better after that. Unfortunately, for various reasons, they still kept the trim brake on the first drop.
Moral: Good idea, bad engineering, unique layout, tragic fate, legendary ride *** Edited 8/12/2006 3:27:03 PM UTC by DorneyDante***
Jeffrey Seifert said:
I rode it the first year too. With PTC trailered trains and virgin Dinn track, the turn over the lake at the bottom of the first drop added new meaning to the term "Dinn Shuffle.".
The Dinn Shuffle,is there any coaster he designed that dont do that?
IMO the only good coaster he designed was the Beast.
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