Monday, August 27, 2001 8:23 PM
I never hear any talking about this coaster. So I was just wondering is it a rough ride? A fun ride?
"I can't dream anymore, since you left. I miss you singing me to sleep."- New Found Glory
Monday, August 27, 2001 10:52 PM
I live near SFoT and I rode JRS on the day it opened in 1980. I have ridden more than 1,000 times total. It is pretty smooth for a woodie. It is a John L. Cobb out and back design.
It is similar in some ways to Blue Streak at Cedar Point. It is a lot like the old Big Dipper at Springlake in Oklahoma City.
It was intended by Cobb to be a family ride so it isn't near as intense as say the Texas Giant. It is, however, a lot of fun and has some great air on the first drop if you ride in the back seat. Otherwise the air comes mostly after the turnaround on the return trip to the station. There are some pretty good head head choppers on the way back to the station and some great air as well.
I hope that helps.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:36 AM
It's a nice family coaster, but like most other smaller family rides JRS just doesn't get much talk! It's almost always a walk-on, mostly because half the park can't find where the entrance is. :)
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:57 AM
Yes it is VERY good. Its a walkon too. Oh and I thought it was Bill Cobb.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 5:11 AM
Judge Roy Scream has one of the nicest placements of a wooden coaster in any large theme park. It's segregated from the rest of SFOT by a lake and it's really pretty and offers a nice on-ride view. True, this makes it a little hard to find, it's entrance is through a tunnel off on a back path, but its worth finding and you can ride repeatedly if you choose.
Nice memorial placque for Bill Cobb on this site too.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 5:40 AM
I thought it was a rather mundane and terribly mediocre coaster. I understand that it is for the youngun's, but it didn't do anything. I think SFoT has the worst 1-2
 wood  punch of any park I can think of.
Let this be a lesson, don't set expectations too high.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:30 AM
bah! this coaster ia good but dont expect a thrill of a liftime. For that go to Mr. Freeze.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:24 AM
JRS has beautiful placement (alongside a lake). Its PTC trains give a fairly decent ride, too. It is not an airtime machine, though. It barely makes it over the 2nd hill. The first drop and everything after the 2nd hill is fairly decent. It definitely is re-rideable. I enjoy it the most when I can marathon (as in, not even have to get off when returned to the station).
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:47 PM
OOPS! I stand corrected. I managed to get Bill Cobb confused with John Miller. Sorry about the confusion. JRS is a fine woodie for the whole family to enjoy. If you wood that rocks try Texas Giant.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 2:10 PM
And it's one of the few Six Flags woodies left with original stationary lap bars. I worked on it as a fill-in for one day, and they sat me at the base of the lift to watch for people standing. Not as fun as sitting on the Texas Giant's block brake!
It's a pretty good ride, you get what you see. It feels like a Bill Cobb coaster. It's like a small Great American Scream Machine, without the dogleg.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:01 PM
Of course its mediocre if you compare it to lets say the Legend and the Raven. That's why there are coaster categories and in the Family Wooden Coaster
category, I figure it would rank pretty high. Is it great for beginners? Absolutely.
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 7:04 PM
I will always have a love for this woody, it was my very first coaster! I rode it for the first time with my favorite Aunt who just passed away in July. It has alot of memories!!
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