Sunday, July 28, 2002 5:59 AM

Are there hidden gems are your homepark?

What do I mean?

A coaster at your homepark that no one rides anymore, or everyone hates but you still ride it because its soooo fun.

Mine would be RWB at SFWoA. I love that coaster. Yes it is "jumpy", but not rough. So it gives a very fun ride to me, and I totally dig the drops and the jumpy turns.

But Im glad olot of people dont like it, less lines for me ;)

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Team NL
NITRO ~ The most EXPLOSIVE coaster on the planet!

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 9:57 AM
I would say Adventure Express at PKI. It`s not that big of a coaster, but I find it thrilling. Some people overlook it because you really can`t see any of it except when you in line for The Racer. When King Cobra was still around, I used to hear people that thought Adventure Express was King Cobra and not enter the line for AE. One plus about Adventure Express is that with three trains, even on busy days the wait for this fun ride are usually short!

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Coney Island (Cincinnati) ride operator

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 10:04 AM
Sorry coastersrz but personally I think Adventure Express is crap. None of the theming works and it just looks bad IMO. I hope Tomb Raider doesn't come to this same fate. I'd say the hidden gem at our park is The Beastie........... LOL it's better than Mean Streak.

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Gas to get to PKI, $5.60. ACE card for walkback, $50.00. Meeting up with Beastnum1 and drinking 20 lemonjuice packets, priceless

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 10:31 AM
WHo cares if the theming doesn't work, even though it does, but anyways, it's a good ride, probably one of the best mine trains out there.

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(Former Signature replaced due to bad joke with accident) The Beast at night-Two peas in a pod?

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 10:48 AM

The SFoT Mine Train is a good, old-fashioned mine ride with varying levels of speed, laterals, tunnels, and surprises. A classic.

Also at SFoT, Runaway Mountain is an excellent dark coaster. It's one of the best-themed SF rides out there, and it delivers a fantastic ride.

Those two are fun rides for the whole family, and they both provide a pleasant break from today's high-action-powerful thrill rides.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 2:40 PM
Mine is also RWB. I love that second drop while in the back.

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Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 3:25 PM
My hidden gem would probably be Thunderbolt at SFNE

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:02 PM
This is gonna sound weird, but the *hidden gem* @ SFA *HAS* to be ROAR. I dont know why, but I dont ever recall seeing the line for that thing be more than about a 5 train wait, usually 2 or 3. It's like people dont even acknowlege that it is there. But some days I'd rather ride it than S:ROS (blashphmy, I know :)).

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"To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" Res How I Do

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:36 PM

Not that it's really hidden as it gives more rides than any other coaster in the park, but I'd have to say the hidden gem at CP is Gemini. Smooth, some decent air, and of course hand slapping! Its just a fun ride that never has a line. What more can you ask for? :)

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:39 PM
Mine would be Viper and Great American Scream Machine. The waits hardly ever more then 4 trains and about 8 for the front.
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:08 PM

I would have to say Shockwave at SFGAm. The wait is hardly ever over 10 minutes long, if that. Most days its about a 5 minute wait.

Another ride at SFGAm is American Eagle. Im not sure if it is just because they are running both sides now, or just low popularity, but I haven't waited more than 10 minutes this season for a ride on this sucka. I love going backwards, I could ride it all day.

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Cedar Point-America's Roller Coast.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 9:36 PM
I know some will disagree, but for my homepark, SFGAm, I'm gonna say Demon. The ride is not very rough, sure a shake or two, but no more, it has a great first drop, two fairly strong loops, two cool tunnels, and another somewhat tunnel, a decent double corkscrew, and a VERY short line most of the time. IMO, that right there makes a good hidden gem of a ride, although I know many will disagree.

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"You can't kill what's stronger than death" - Zakk Wylde

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 9:42 PM
i would definately say great american scream machine. it realy suprised me what a great ride and suprisingly smooth . only rough spot was in the bottom of the second loop

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sfgadv B&M flyer for 03

*** This post was edited by sfmm15 on 7/29/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 9:48 PM
At SFEG most definitely it would be the Sidewinder. I absolutely love this Arrow shuttle loop coaster. The airtime over the first drop is the most intense I have ever felt on any ride. The loop also pulls some great G's. It is also a blast to operate.

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"Standing in line to see the show tonight and there's a light on, heavy glow, by the way I tried to say I'd be there."-The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 10:25 PM
Geez Mustang, weren't you just complaining about it yesterday? I wish I could get paid for sitting in a chair for 6 hours, only having to push two buttons, and wearing a nifty blue and orange safety harness.

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Big Bucks, No Whammies, and Stop.

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Monday, July 29, 2002 4:43 AM
I would say the Sooperdooperlooper at Hershey Park. It is a good looping Schwarzkopf coaster that has a great helix and a rather smooth ride for its age.
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Monday, July 29, 2002 4:48 AM
Cedar Creek Mine Ride at Cp. Always a walk-on. Still one of my favorites. Why? I am not sure...
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Monday, July 29, 2002 5:09 AM
Number one hidden gem of all time? Scorpion @ BGT. It might be the best coaster at the park.
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Doesn't it seem as though morons always have the caps lock on?
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Monday, July 29, 2002 5:59 AM

AH ,

My homeparks Gem!

The Texas Tornando formerly Thriller.

A beautiful coaster with large perfect circular loops.

No line at all so far for 2 full seasons!

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Monday, July 29, 2002 6:12 AM

Vipper said:
"I would say the Sooperdooperlooper at Hershey Park. It is a good looping Schwarzkopf coaster that has a great helix and a rather smooth ride for its age."

Ditto. SDL was my favorite coaster in for years after I first rode it in '79, and it's still my favorite ride in the park, mostly because it gives me a feeling of nostalgia every time I visit.


Mark W. Baruth said:
"Number one hidden gem of all time? Scorpion @ BGT. It might be the best coaster at the park."

Again, ditto (well, except for the 'all time' part--that goes to SDL, in my opinion ;) ). Chances are, any Schwarzkopf coaster is going to be the hidden gem of its park. CP's Wildcat, SFoG's Mindbender, all of his shuttle loops...they may not be the fastest or most intense coasters in their respective parks, but I always feel elated after I ride them. Schwarzkopf coasters are just pure, unadulterated fun.

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-Vater
Coaster Count: 104

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