Is Scandia Screamer any good?

Sunday, February 23, 2003 6:37 PM
Going to the coaster solace I was thinking about riding the Screamer, it likes like fun, I hear it has some kick butt airtime because of the abrut drops and tops. Is this true, where is the best to ride?
+0
Sunday, February 23, 2003 6:49 PM
It's a pretty nice little ride. I've done it on many occasions. The airtime is descent, but what gets me are the drops. They all seem so BIG for how smallt he ride is. Luckily the infamous "hairpin turn" at the end has been trimmed, whihc is a good thing. It was vicious, there we're literally ties every 1-2 inches to keep the rails from bending due to the severe laterals. Its maybe a 6 foot radius turn taken at 25-30 mph.
+0
Sunday, February 23, 2003 7:14 PM
Scandia Screamer is MUCH better than it looks. A truly scary ride too. I was "lucky" enough to ride before the trim Josh mentioned above, it was brutal, in a good way. Worth the drive out there for sure!

------------------
SCREAM with me... in 2003!

+0
Sunday, February 23, 2003 9:08 PM
It's a sick little ride. I gave the front seat a 10 out of 10 for <incredible> air--possibly the most in a single ride in all of California! The back seat got a 4 out of 10 because it was just WORKING my back. It would of been fun but I was too worried about back strain to really enjoy it.

It's worth the 45 min.-1 hour drive to get there. There's another credit there, BTW, a dinky little kiddie coaster called the "Little Screamer".

If you do head out to Scandia, be aware that there are two more credits in the neighborhood at Castle Park, a neat little oddity about 10 minutes away in Riverside. The coasters are both junior/kiddie, but the park also features a nice Double Shot, a Sally dark ride, an odd flume with a nice drop, a bunch of flats, and some very old rides that used to be at Knotts years and years ago. Worth a look, IMO.

------------------
Mike Miller - Harbinger Of Doom - Killer Of Threads - Cheap Rates, Ask About Our Special!

+0
Monday, February 24, 2003 7:02 AM

coasterkid16 said:
Going to the coaster solace I was thinking about riding the Screamer, it likes like fun, I hear it has some kick butt airtime because of the abrut drops and tops. Is this true, where is the best to ride?

Ah yes.

The Screamer.

I have ridden it a few times when I am in the area. It never ceases to freak me out. After I took my first ride on it at night in 2000, I thought it was the scariest steel coaster I had ridden.

While I have heard they braked a section of track before the final "death turn", I don't think it will make that big of a difference as there are many freaky aspects about that ride.

-Sean

+0
Monday, February 24, 2003 8:54 AM
Ah yes, indeed!

Sean's absolutely right about the night rides on the Screamer (I should know, I was riding with him). Definitely one of the freakiest experiences I've ever had on a ride. If you like headchoppers, this is your ride.

Don't forget about the honking jets flying in Ontario, now.

Pity about the final turn, eh Sean?? :)

------------------
Scott W. Short, "A-Lister"
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com

+0
Monday, February 24, 2003 10:38 AM
Scandia screamer is a nice little ride, at first glance, it just doesnt look very good at all, but the first 2 big drops are pretty stunning, there is a bit of airtime in there and some nice headchoppers too, Definatly worth a ride if you get the chance.
+0
Monday, February 24, 2003 9:01 PM
Like others have said, you wouldn't think it was much but that thing is one awesome coaster. It's a damn great ride.

Which reminds me... I'm missing some coasters on my count in the Inland Empire... :D

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...