Sunday, June 17, 2001 12:44 PM
Ok, im going to Myrtle Beach this summer, so i decided to see what coasters are in the area. I was looking at info for Pavilion Amusement Park and im really confused.
I was looking at the CCI site and stumbled upon Hurricane category five. http://www.customcoasters.com/hurricanecategory5.html
As you can see it has steel structure and Gerstraler trains. Then i found a site showing a few small thumbs of it, in those pics it had PTC trains and wood structure. http://www.mbpavilion.com/
I cant figure out whats going on here because they both have the same logos...can someone please tell me whats up?
Sunday, June 17, 2001 1:10 PM
Well I have been down there pretty frequnetly and the only "Hurricane" that I know of is the one thats posted on the CCI website.
Sunday, June 17, 2001 4:26 PM
The supports of the Hurrican are steel. But the track is wood. And it is an excellent ride. This ride was completely over shadowed by the MF hype at Cedar Point last year. If you are in the Carolina's this summer, get to the Pavilion. Hurrican is a must ride!!
Sunday, June 17, 2001 6:51 PM
Good, the one on the CCI site looks amazing.
Sunday, June 17, 2001 6:53 PM
off subject but a small friendly tip: don't forget to ride Swamp Fox at Myrtle Beach!
Sunday, June 17, 2001 6:58 PM
How long is the hurricane in feet? On the link above, CCI says that it is 369 feet long but on rcdb, it says 3800 feet of track. What one is the correct length of this ride. I will get to experience this ride on my vacation after this week when I go to Myrtle Beach and Paramount`s Carowinds. Thanks for the help!
I`ve riden Son of Beast 38 times!
Monday, June 18, 2001 10:48 AM
That's my "home ride", and PTC cars never made it there, only those cursed Gerstlauers. About the Swamp Fox, though, when it feels right, it's a better ride, only it doesn't feel right very often these days. It really runs the gauntlet of mild to wild. Sometimes you ride it, it's like riding a cow(standing still), sometimes it's like riding a bull. I recommend hot nights for that ride, you can feel it gaining some speed every few rides, it's killer, your last ride will be your fastest:).......
The Hurricane, fear those ride ops(accidents waiting to happen, I could go into details), they have never wanted to be there, and this one woman, you'll recognize her because she'll look at you real mean. Never is it too crowded to get good rides in, most ride a couple or few times, and right back to cruising or whatever preoccupies those people. They only operate one train, and it's safe to say they don't take very good care of the ride. If your restraint doesn't remove something from your abdoman on the second and third hill, you're doing good, and if all the seats on the train are open and not roped off, you're real lucky. The Hurricane is going to age poorly I'm afraid. If you go close to the Fourth and around Labor Day, they do make things nice, and that's no way to be. Take care of your ride year round!
Anyways, blue train's faster, on the red train, I've never felt like it was moving the same. All the seats are fine, especially the back(for watching the train through the helices) and if you are even lucky once again, the third hill into the first helix, you will get a cool little "pusher" air we like to call it(9.5 times out of 10 the restraint prevents this for me:(), check out the traffic on the street and enjoy the winding.....
Monday, June 18, 2001 7:35 PM
i love hurricane! that was my first cci woodie that i ever rode! it sooo awesome!! those helics are VERY intense! they are the most intense helics i've ever experienced as a matter of fact. I also think the mbp is a really nice little park with a good collection of flat rides.
"who needs drugs when you have coasters...they're like a natural high"
Monday, June 18, 2001 8:18 PM
a few questions...
how much does it cost to ride/are there ride all day passes?
and what is the ussual waiting time?
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 6:16 AM
a general admission to the pavilion (which includes 6 ride tickets) is $5. I think it's 5 tickets to ride Hurricane, and you can get ride all day wrist bands for around 20-25 dollars (correct me if I'm wrong) :-)
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 6:26 AM
I'm gonna ride this next month. Is it really that good?
"Welcome back Raptor riders. How was your flight?"
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 9:19 AM
anybody know about the waiting time?
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 9:25 AM
about 2 weeks ago, around 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening on a Monday there was no wait.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:21 AM
thats cool, im hoping to get around 15-20 laps
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 11:42 AM
$21 and something for the 'band, those individual ride tickets are insanely priced. Something closer to $5 a ride. Wait times? I've never waited long or much at all, like I said before, the GP cannot understand the rollercoaster, so it's yours while you're there, just hope the ops don't want to go home too early. Those fools closed up thirty minutes early last time I was there, I'm still complaining to those people, I feel it my duty to complain to the Pavilion because I'm going to be hating life with a beat up Hurricane. Anyways, an admission to the park is nothing but 5 tickets and a slip saying that you can be there with I think up to four people, this prevents loitering, which gets bad in Myrtle on weekends and holidays. The admission policy, started last season, has improved the park several notches as far as the peopkle there being real park patrons. Family Kingdom does not have that problem, the are further "off the strip".
Helices, blue train, if you hold on it ruins it! They get intense, I've felt my face slapping away astronaunt style. In the second set, if the scrambler's running, you must watch it it's wild! Especially at night. Your on ride will be funny, too because you're looking in a turned around motion:).
About the Pavilion, though, they hate to have to come to work. I've even seen things on the tracks, reported it, and had the maintance crew stand there, look at me like they were going to drag me off and beat on me, no kidding. I would think a park would take all such reports seriously, and if there were someone who would do something about some complaints I've made, much less take them serious and not look at me as "annoying customer", then that ride will run "forever". Like it goes, it doesn't stand a chance. It breaks my heart, it really does. Ride it soon, it may not be there, literally.......
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 12:36 PM
The Hurricane is great. It can get very rough but it changes with weather. The turns are awesome. Dont miss Swamp Fox though, its just as good, sometimes runs better, sometimes worse. If you are interested in more pics of all 7 of the Grand Strand's coasters, go to my site.