Then I had to run back to my car and drop off my season pass booklet and just for safekeeping the pass too since I had to run back anyway. Intresing note, it looks like Hershey is sticking with a new 2007 style logo....as this logo appears on my 08' pass and materials.....I was hoping they would go back to the pinwheel logo since I really liked that one and it seemed to work so well with everything in the park.
I finally made it into the then empty park by 2pm. I was expecting alot more people in the park from the start of the day like usual at Hershey...but luckily for me, most of the GP held off til between 4-5.
First ride of the day was a great front seat ride on Comet....the trim on the 2nd hill seemed to be turned off or turned down really low. I assume this was because it was a cool day and the trains were just warming up first thing in the day.
Then I rode the monorail which was actually running both trains with an empty park....nice change from what seems like almost standard practice the past few years of only running one train even on busy days.
I was hungry but saw from the monorail ride that the big meat stand appeared closed...so I grabbed some Boardwalk Fries....then hit-up Trailblazer....running 2 trains as well...waitago Hershey! I guess they were just starting the day with max units everywhere to be ready for the mobs that would un-doubtably arrive in the evening.
Then I saw that the meat stand was open so I NEEDED to eat again....
Now here come's the surprise gem of the day....
I don't care what people want to say about boomerangs....Sidewinder is an awsome ride. I was only really going to ride it because I it's a classic ride and I pretty much know it's days are probably numbered...I usually don't go out of my way to ride this. I dunno if it was just a good day for the ride or what, but it delivered a great ride...no headbanging...fairly smooth all the way through. Great forces on this thing. They also keep it in tip-top shape. Great looking station and landscaping...and it looks like it was recently painted...(though it looks like it got a Steel Force paint job-parts of it look most noticeably the 2nd spike). I actualy rode it twice, both front seat...this was the first time I can ever remember re-riding Sidewinder. They also added extra padding to the OTSRs within the past 2-3 years I think....I think this must help alot too. Overall great ride...definatly will be earning an additional point or 2 in my book.
Then I did LR twice....and some flat ride action....then headed for SDL....only to find a decent sized line (around 5:15)......so I skipped it....when SDL has a big line it's time to call it a day lol...
Really glad I got in for opening....most of the GP tends to arrive at night to look at the pretty lights and stand in long lines...while us enthusisasts come early for walk-ons :)
Great day, got alot done in only about 3 hours....
Flying Falcon: 3
Kissing Tower: 1
My favorite part is the desert/desert in darkness...always thought it was cool.
Oh, and my nephew wanted to know who thought Sidewinder was runnings smoother. I'd have to agree with him however he was the one who picked the back seat. Perhaps not the truest test for a possible improvement. *** Edited 10/29/2007 3:11:52 AM UTC by MrZero***
Was Great Bear closed? When I went last October it closed early and when I was there last Easter it wasn't open at all, so I've never had a truly dark and cold Great Bear ride.
You're lucky you got a good Comet ride. Every time I've been there either the trim brake has been on hard or the line has been so long there's no way I would sacrifice time on other rides to find out.
And yes, Great Bear was running Saturday.
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