HyperSonic XLC... For Sale

Sunday, December 17, 2006 12:14 PM
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GregLeg said:
Actually, I think Cedar Fair takes reasonably good care of their woodies.

Agree with this up to a point. I think CF gets a bad wrap when it comes to wooden coaster mantinence, not because the chain sucks at maintaining coasters, but they just have a lot of crappy wooden coasters to begin with. The few wooden coasters that were pretty good (the ones you mentioned, actually) to begin with are still pretty good.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006 2:05 PM
Exactly. Garbage in (Mean Streak, Hercules), garbage out.

To add another good CF woodie to the list, I've always had consistently good rides on Dorney's Thunderhawk.


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Sunday, December 17, 2006 3:45 PM
Agreed. Mean Streak was doomed from the start, and it has the highest profile in the chain because of where it is. That ride alone has added more to the bad reputation than any other ride.

They've done good things with other "bad" wood - Raging Wolf Bobs and Wolverine Wildcat come to mind. And I think (or hope!) we'll see Villian running like it's old self soon.

The real test is SOB. If they can make it anywhere near re-rideable, it'll change the bad reputation, at least a little.

Back on topic: Hypersonic was a flash in the pan. This coaster geek will be glad to see it go.


To being an "us" for once - instead of a "them".

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Sunday, December 17, 2006 5:30 PM
Any Summers/Dinn coaster shouldn't count against a park's upkeep reputation. :) I can only think of 1 or 2 I found ridable after the first or second year.

But, a lot of people here probably weren't old enough or whatever experience Mean Streak, Texas Giant, Hercules, nor Rattler their respective first years. I hit all but one opening year I think, and they were AMAZING. Agressive, yes, but they didn't beat me up at all. Most I thought were great the second year as well. SOB is the only wood coaster that I hated it's first year. *** Edited 12/17/2006 10:30:56 PM UTC by Peabody*** *** Edited 12/17/2006 10:32:27 PM UTC by Peabody***


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Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:17 PM
Off topic a bit, but I wonder how well El Toro will "age."
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Monday, December 18, 2006 11:53 AM
Maybe they can put the railroad back where it belongs at Kings Dominion if they remove hypersonic lol. It is a shame when a good ride is removed to accomodate one that doesn't last. *** Edited 12/18/2006 7:23:07 PM UTC by super7****
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Monday, December 18, 2006 2:41 PM

Arson said:
Now they just need to replace all the trees by Grizzly they tore out over the years.
That would be nice. KD was my home park as a kid (I always refused to use the P in the abbreviation) and I haven't been there in several years, so I never got to ride HyperSonic, but it never looked all that great to me. I agree with the people who described it as looking like a carnival ride. A neat one-trick-pony, but not something that looks like a long-term addition to a park.

Hurler I've always had mixed feelings about. Again, I haven't ridden in a while so I don't know how badly it has deteriorated, but it was always a hit or miss ride in my book. I tended to like riding it at night, but not during the day, for whatever reason. Personally, I wouldn't shed too many tears if both were removed in favor of something better.(and maybe they can leave some space to plant more trees next to Grizz) *** Edited 12/18/2006 7:42:20 PM UTC by brunus76***

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Monday, December 18, 2006 3:13 PM
^^The railroad was removed when hurler was added for the 94 season....HS:XLC was placed on the same midway just north of that railroad site.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:49 AM
http://www.rcdb.com/ig93.htm?picture=1

I got the impression from this pic that the Hurler and the railroad co-existed for a while.......

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 2:32 PM

palwine said:
Off topic a bit, but I wonder how well El Toro will "age."

I think it'll age just fine. It's not a wood coaster in any traditional sense of the words.:) And with polyurethane wheels running over the single-ply rails (again, not at all like traditional wood running rails which are usually multi-ply), I don't think it'll ever get bumpy.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:41 PM
^^The footprint where Hurler sits used to be forest/woods & the railroad station was located roughly where Hurler's first drop/brakerun are today,if not just a little bit north of there more like where HS:XLC sits.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 5:23 PM
I've only been to Kings Dominion twice - 1992 and 2003. I was disappointed that Grizzly lost its forested home to Hurler, Skycoaster, and Hypersonic. Thankfully it was still the great ride as I had remembered it.

Dorney's Thunderhawk wasn't bad when i rode it in 2005 but that trim brake right at the end killed it for me.

Supposedly some work has been done on Villain already with the decent weather we've had around here. I hope it's much improved next season.

X Factor *** Edited 12/20/2006 10:25:09 PM UTC by X Factor***

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 7:18 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
^^The footprint where Hurler sits used to be forest/woods & the railroad station was located roughly where Hurler's first drop/brakerun are today,if not just a little bit north of there more like where HS:XLC sits.

As Kings Dominion used to be my home park, I know where the station used to be. The railroad was called the "Old Dominion Line" I think. It was taken out to put in the Xtreme Skyflyer. Pretty much it was taken out a year or two after Wayne's World came into existence.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 8:20 PM
I did not care for HXLC and could not really understand why PKD thought it needed so many launched coasters when it was lacking just a basic inverted coaster. Both woodies were subpar IMO.

The park just needs something and the entire time I was there I could never figure out what it was.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006 8:07 PM
Whats not forsale these days?
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Thursday, December 21, 2006 10:02 PM

whitelightnin said:

BATWING FAN SFA said:
^^The footprint where Hurler sits used to be forest/woods & the railroad station was located roughly where Hurler's first drop/brakerun are today,if not just a little bit north of there more like where HS:XLC sits.

As Kings Dominion used to be my home park, I know where the station used to be. The railroad was called the "Old Dominion Line" I think. It was taken out to put in the Xtreme Skyflyer. Pretty much it was taken out a year or two after Wayne's World came into existence.


Wayne's world was added in 94 with hurler as it's signature ride,skycoaster came in 96.

Now when I went to PKD in 95 & rode hurler for the first time<back when it was somewhat tolerable> I didn't recall seeing the remanents of the old dominion railway there anymore....now if only I could just get a hold of a 94 & 95 map just to be sure.

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