How are Zeus and Cyclops at Big Chief?

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:58 PM
Heading up that way this weekend and just wondered how good of coasters Zeus and Cyclops are and if they would be worth a little side trip to get there.  They are CCI's so they can't be too shabby, am I right?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:07 PM
They are AWESOME rides.  Make sure to sit in the back of Cyclops.  Its AMAZING the airtime you get on that ride. 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:10 PM
It is definitely worth the side trip Zues at night is unbelievable. You are out of your seat the whole time (talk about standing air) Cyclops is also a great twisting coaster. Both will have you coming back for more two of the most underrated coasters on the planet.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:16 PM
Definately worth a stop!!!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:53 PM
How we gona trick Dad into stopping?, the man who cried STOP!!! at the top of his lungs on the Hymallaia.

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Parks for 2001:
PKD,PKI 3x, CP 2x
SFKK 2X, SFOG, SFStL,SFWOA, SFGAM,SFGADV
HOLIDAY WORLD 2X, INDIANA BEACH 2X, Kennywood, Lakemont, Knoebels

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 2:02 PM
It is a must stop!!! But when you ride Zeus, make sure it is as dark as it can get. The ride is UNBELIEVABLE in the dark. And for Cyclops; if you sit in the back seat you better hold on, because it will through you out of your seat. And I'm serisous, if you don't hold on, there's going to be a mark across your lap from the lapbar. And the go karts there are pretty cool, I'd say you stop there for a few hours to get on most of the go karts and the coasters. It's deffinitely worth a stop,
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:17 PM
Big Cheif is a must stop for Zeus & Cyclops. First drop on Cyclops & Zeus is excellent very fast, smooth, jerky lots of air no trim brakes sharp turns what else could you even ask for on a woodie. The other thing is you get 2 laps I dont see this at anyother parks. One could only imagine if they added a new giant CCI or a hyper.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:59 PM
They are worth thier weight in gold. And my experiences with the ride ops, same goes for them. They don't enforce the 18+ back seat Cyclops rule, and they don't care if you have your lapbar (on Zeus only) on the first click. I'm sure it would be the same on Cyclops, but it's a single-position lapbar... Now, if only they could get rid of the seat divider, I think it could be an ACE Coaster Classic.

No matter what anyone says (unless it's a positive comment), don't listen to them, BCK&C is worth a trip. Also, down the street there is a water/amusment park with a Galaxy coaster. I didn't go on it while I was there, but next time I will. I doubt that thing could compare to Cyclops or Zeus.

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Hey, SFGAm management, can I buy a couple cages of Sky Whirl?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:02 PM
Big Chief's is (kinda like MiA, Lake Compounce, and Silverwood) a smaller park I must get to.  Go-Karts AND great coasters, why can't they have a place like THIS everywhere.  I'm serious, the cost of setting up a place like that wouldn't run as high as the price of an MF or SD alone.  More Karts and Koasters  for everyone if I'm elected!   :-)
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rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:08 PM
Where else can you find 3 CCI's in one park? If you go, definitely get a 7 hour ride all you want wristband. If you pay per ride you will go broke quickly. Stay away from the bathrooms because they are nastier then a burley truck stop bathroom.
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I dont want to grow up, Im a Coasters-R-Us kid!!!!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 8:27 AM

I'm planning on going there sometime in the fall, and found their website to be extremely unhelpful in finding out what the operating hours are. I did, however, get an e-mail back giving an idea of when they would be open past labor day. Unfortunately, they didn't tell me the times for the ride sessions.

Here's the info in case anyone was as puzzled as I was:

After Labor Day we have limited hours, during the week we are here from 10am
to 7 or 8pm and on the weekends we are here until 10pm. In October we are
only here weekends, weather permitting.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 11:00 AM
The reason its confusing is because they dont have a set time schedule like other parks. They determine closing times on a day by day basis with factors including crowds and weather.
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Chitowns 6 year old daughter says "Daddy, Dippin Dots are nasty!!" I must say that I agree!!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 11:29 AM
I understand that now that someone from Big Chief's contacted me.  It was pretty frustrating for a while.  I would call and either get no answer, or a fax machine would pick up. 
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:34 PM
What are Big Chief's hours and prices on Labor Day itself? I have called but can't get anything....even a message.
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"Those were rose-colored times on rides with your eyes closed"....Lisa Loeb
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:52 PM
I haven't been there recently.  I was there the opening season of Pegusus and I rode Cyclops and I must say that it will blow you away!  You'll look at it and see the wicked drop but it doesn't look that wicked.  When you get to the top you'll get a little nervous and then suddenly your stomach drops out and you are hit with a vertigo feeling!  I can't tell you what else the ride does because it is so twisted, it's disorienting.  There are a lot of points in the ride where you think you're going to go one way but you were looking at the wrong track!  CCI has definately worked there magic on these rides!  I only wish that there would be lines or higher attendance because there is never a wait and I think that the park is thinking that the CCI's were a waste of time and money.  Also, if you like go karts you will be amazed because there are awesomely themed go kart tracks and lots of them.  Near thirty I'm pretty sure!  So definately take a stop!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:15 PM
Can't wait until next year.  It seems like these rides are incredibly underrated.  More like underRIDDEN.  Thank God for cheap CCIs.  The small parks have the greatest coasters of them all.  (Note: I apologize for not being able to piece together a coherent post, as AP European History and five honors classes have really drained my brain! :))
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:08 PM
Arrow Guy-

From the message I recieved, I'd assume that they are open from 10am-10pm. If they are open those hours on weekends after Labor Day, I think you'd be safe. Isn't it really frustrating that you can't even call them to find out?

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:27 PM
they r pretty cool rides.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:24 PM
If you do go, I have a very good piece of advice. Before you ride it, there is a path right next to the trench Cyclops's big drop goes in. Stay there for a little while, and watch the people on the train. Backseat faces are a good laugh when it is thier first time around the track. Then, walk up the path to the line (if there is one) and head to the back seat and RIDE!

Also, you should ride front seat. You still get good airtime on the big hill, but it's weird going down the first hill. To me it seemed like we were 3/4 of the way down before we picked up any significant speed. Quite an interesting experience.

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Hey, SFGAm management, can I buy a couple cages of Sky Whirl?

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Thursday, August 30, 2001 3:30 AM
The United State's Largest Waterpark Noah's Ark is down the street. You don't see many people talking about the Dells much, however.

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-Nick Catalano

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