Also, out-side of Splash Mountain and Dudley Do Right behmoths, the Log Flume is incredible. The theming is excellent, the ride is hilariously long, and its just downright fun. I wonder why people don't mention it more often.
Well, have you ever been pleasently surprised by an attraction at a park that you really didn't expect?
also yeah the ride is really long i didn't think they could fit that much stuff in the mountain
By the way, has anyone here been to the real Calico Ghost town outside of Barstow? Quite interesting, albeit a tad touristy.
"I'll bet that thing hits 5 Gs going through that loop.....faaar ooouut!"
Hmmmm let me think about this one. I honestly don't think I have an answer to this one. If I can think of one I will be sure to edit my post at a later time =).
Roar at SFMW
Top Gun at PGA
Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom
"Right now you gonna like me,
In a year you gonna love me"
I'd also mention Scorpion at BGT, Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake, and Jack Rabbit at Kennywood.
Theme Park New England
SFNE 2002: Bigger is not always better.
At SFWoA, the ducks in the lake were great fun to watch (it rained and they were bird-bathing in the puddles)
CP! Still the coaster capital of the world in 2002!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
"The doctor said I wouldn't have as many nose bleeds if I could just keep my finger out of there!" -Ralph
CP's Wildcat and Gemini. They were just really fun coasters.
Houdini's Escape at SFGAdv. The theming took me by surprise and the illusion effects were actually quite good.
Akbar's Adventure Tours at Busch Gardens Tamps. It is a rough ride, but I thought it was appropriate to the "cheap" theming, and I thought it was hysterical.
1. Big Bad Wolf at BGW is a top ten ride to me. This is how all suspendeds should be.
2. Big Dipper at SFWoA. Talk about airtime. I don't think I ever touched the seat.
3. Dragon Mountain at Marineworld, Niagara Falls, Canada. What a fantastic Arrow looper and long, yet the crowds to this park are small.
4. Gemini at Cedar Point. To this day, the first hill still feels steeper than Magnum. You forget what a great coaster this is and how big it really is because of the big brothers that were installed.
PKI - The Grande Carousel... It is absolutely breathtaking. I take a half an hour each time I am there just to sit, watch and listen. It is the most incredible thing there.
SFGAM - Whizzer.... please please please let it last.
CP - As someone mentioned, the Gemini, which remains my favorite coaster there.
PKD - Treasure cave or whatever they now call the former "Yogi Bear's Cave."
BGW - The Festhaus, it is my favorite thing there, sooo much fun. I could watch the bandstand raise and lower 50 times in a row and still be mesmorized.
SDC - The cave tour.
HW - The toy museum and bell on Legend.
SFNE - Houdini
Knoebels - Haunted Mansion
Kennywood - Kangaroo
Hershey - Chocolate factory tour and the incredible Superdooperlooper.
I could go on and on...
A.K.A. John K.
CP's little gem would go to Blue Streak, its a classic that is overlooked by everyone and allways is an easy walk on when i was there.
SFEG gems would be Twister 2 and and Sidewinder, bith were too easy of walk-ons when i was there but that was during a private party plus those were the only 2 of 3 coasters that were working in April of 1998 for the park buy out. Though u had to climb those stairs for sidewinder and 5 of us from our group climbed the stairs 4 times in a row. Plus both are classic rides that u cant get enough of.
My favorite small parks gems would have to be Zues at Big Chiefs up in theWisconsin Dells because its long, fast and tons of airtime plus elements that u can't get at most big parks. That is a great coaster by CCI and probably one of my favorite woodies. My other favorite gem would have to be both CCI woodies at Indiana Beach. Smaller parks may have less coasters and less money but you can never doubt their coasters. Smaller parks do give you your monies worth and more with their coasters.
I will be going to Vegas in may for my 21st birthday and will probably ride the coasters more than i loose in the casinos, so maybe i should do a trip report when i get back for Las Vegas in May.
I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
A lot of people above mentioned Knotts' Timber Mtn. Log Ride. That is a great ride, and is one of the nations earliest log flumes. Many people say its as good as Splash Mountain, and Timber Mtn. was built 30 years earlier....
At Knotts, I think that the Stagecoach and Train rides are hidden gems. Particularly the stagecoach, it gets nearly no attention, but is a really cool ride, and very original as well.
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