has anyone here ever been on the Hurricane at Pavilion in Myrtle Beach? I thought that was a great coaster for its compact layout and location. ----------------- 73 coasters and counting... I'm only 15 too.
Fun, tasty and intense...! It reminded me of a much smaller version of White Cyclone in Japan. Brian, I can't wait to hear your opinion. The Hurricane or the Swamp Fox? ------------------- Check out my site! Just ask Craig the Coaster Freak!!
It was a very fun ride. Very fast, fun, twisted, intense, air-time filled ride. But it also has some downpoints, its painful, jerky and a little rough in the helixes though. A nice CCI, but those Gerstlauers make it a little worse. But I do prefer this coaster to their old Corkscrew. ----------------- Jon-Give me a dollar-Visit my bands website-http//www.geocities.com/wildcardska/Ratfinkenter.html
It's an outstanding ride. And it's not really the Gerstlauer's that make it a little violent in the helices, it's the lack of banking. Gerstlauer's actually track a LOT better than PTC's. But, anyway, it's a fun ride, and I can't wait to get back to it again next summer. -Allan ----------------- Allan Hamby - FLCC Member.
I really enjoyed the Hurricane, although it did beat me around a little. I found the Swamp Fox up the street to be my favorite if the MB coasters though; I found its only fault to be length. The airtime was insane and the speedy turn onto the skid-brakes at the end was nice :)
Yeah, if you're going to be riding the Swamp Fox, walk over to Friendly's and get some coupons, there's usually some kind of deal in there. The Pavilion just tries to confuse everybody with their admissions setup. There's always people in front of us, and we're always the only ones who know what they want because of the dumbest pricing policy known to man. It's not that hard to understand really, but it is, you know?
I personally liked Hurricane better, I like a rougher, more "out of control" feeling. I sat in the front seat of both, and the Hurricane was much better. Swamp Fox had some nice turns, but it just didn't have the same out of control feeling.
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The Pavilion is the most crammed but comfortable park Ive ever been to. The whole Park only takes up like a block or two. Unfortunatly that means very very little room to expand, obviously, because they had to remove their Arrow corkscrew for Hurricane.
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I liked this ride a lot other than the fact for that about a week after I rode it over and over again, I still felt like I had a brain tumor or something. Too rough. I still have nightmares about those helixes:). But it is funny to me that people complain about Gwazi being rough, compared to the Hurricane and Hurler, Gwazi is relatively smooth. Well not a total brain-basher at the least;)
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Ok, I'm truly confused now p_c_r.. you're telling me you can just ride Hurricane as a pay per ride deal? I thought everything was all inclusive.
Ok, here's how it works. You have to pay around $5.00 to get in, and with that you get I believe 5 tickets. OR, you can pay another price (around $25.00 I think), and you get in and get an unlimited ride wristband.
Joey Isch - Definitely true about not having much room to expand. Look for only a small free-fall tower and maybe a few new flats to be installed on the current site. After that, the Pavilion is planning to expand across the street on the beach. Last I heard was that they hoped to open a multi-million dollar pier/boardwalk that will be partially financed by Myrtle Beach around 2006 at the earliest. Some of the flat rides currently at the Pavilion will be moved over to this area and a new coaster was being talked about as opening with this project. I haven't heard much about this project since the summer of 2000, but I haven't really asked around either. Just keep in mind this is fairly old information, but at the time it seemed to be definite so I doubt much has changed. Anyone know more about this?
Homey G. - The Hurricane can be ridden as pay-per-ride, or as part of an unlimited rides pass. The admission is pretty much like what StarCoasters says. $5.00 to get in for everyone, however, the park gives you $5.00 worth of either restaurant/games coupons, or $5.00 worth of ride tickets (your choice). If you buy an unlimited rides pass, the $5.00 admission is included in the price of the pass (closer to $20.00). Also, if you are the parent or guardian of someone with a season pass, and will be visiting several times in a season, you can have your photo taken and put on an admission card for free so non-riding adults do not have to pay admission in order to supervise their riding children with a season pass. Seems like a lot of trouble for nothing, but the park wants to make sure that nobody can get in the park who doesn't have interest in the park (read: causes trouble at night), without harming those who really do want to enjoy the park. It also wants a more "park" feel. It's a nice system and I really haven't seen any problems with it so far -- it started in the beginning of the 2000 season.
Its a ripoff to buy the all you can ride pass. When I was there, they made loading times on everything as slow as possible to make sure you don't get what you are playing for. I feel just buying tickets is the smarter idea.
I found it to be well worth it, and did not experience any of the troubles you mentioned. I got about 15 rides on Hurricane, a ride on the mouse, a ride on Little Eagle, and I would say 5-10 rides on other flat rides.