is this the same SFWoA that everyones talks about?

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Monday, August 27, 2001 8:35 PM
Ok I went to SFWoA on Sunday August 26 and we arrived at this park at 10:00 after very good directions on how to get to the park.  These are how I rate the coasters and major rides.

Batman Knight Flight- Well this was a cool B&M, noticably higher than Medusa at SFGadv and apparently longer.  However, this ride seemed shorter than Medusa and wasn't as much fun for me.  I mean the first drop was better and the loop was really cool, but after that it was good but not great.  Also, after the first downpour they only ran one train. 8.5/10

Raging Wolf Bobs- Ok yes this ride is a little rough- but for me that's what made this ride so much fun.  This ride was so much more fun than I thoguht it would be.  It had unexpected drop and call me sick but I love how the trains shuffled on the turns, made borind turns into exciting turns.  IMO I don't think coasters should ride like cars, I think they should be scary and relatively intense and that's what these Bobs are. 8/10

Serial Thriller- Better than ME at SFNE that's for sure.  Also, seemed to be taller, but maybe its' just me. 6/10

Villain- Ok now this is an overrated woodie.  Now don't get me wrong- it's a very fun ride.  But it's nothing I haven't done before and Boulderdash at LC blows this thing away.  Also, the trains lapbars really hurt your legs.  However, this ride is cool because it's drop are very intense for their size and often unpredictable but that still doesn't make this a top ten coaster.  8/10

Double Loop- Reminded me a lot of Black Widow at Riverside- had small uncomfortable trains, and a small but intense first drop.  Also the shaking on the loops was a lot like Black Widow.  This ride is not as smooth as I was told. 5/10

X-Flight- Ok here's a coaster that's cool because it's different and thanks to Fastpass I got to do it twice.  The whole riding experience was very unique and cool alhtough I thought my legs were going to fall out.  However, I didn't think the ride was intense at all and I didn't feel any substantial G's.  Nightwing the HussFlyaway at my home park pulls more G's than this thing does.  Anyway my favorite parts of the ride were when the train gets flipped over without warning.  However, I feel once B&M comes out with one of these Dutchman types of coaster these will be disreguarded as something similiar to SLC status.

Big Dipper- Oh this was sooooooo much fun.  I love the classical look of the trains and the ride that this coaster gives is nothing short of a classic itsself.  This ride is an airtime machine.  I don't think there was one hill that I wan't miraculously popped out of my seat on.  How come I don't hear more eclaim for this wooden roller coaster? This thing is a gem.  9/10

Superman: Ultimate Escape- Ok this ride was a surprise and a dissapointment.  The dissapointing part of this ride was the launch- it was good but not nearly as good as B&R the Chiller's launch.  However, the most pleasant surprise about this ride is the feeling of going up the back spike backwards and spiraling up the front spike.  Those two factors quickly overshadowed the first one and completely redeemed this ride. Man, I want one of these in im park, but a B&M would do just nicely. Anyway, very cool and very reridable. 9.5/10

Mission to Bermuda- I've been on worse simulators than this and it provided nice shelter from the rain. 7/10

Pirates 4d- Now this was really cool!  Is that Leslie Nielson playing the captain on this film?  Anyway the 3-d effects were really cool and they made me wince once or twice. Also the use of wind and water really enhanced the effects as well. 9/10

Shark encounter- big dissapointment.  the moving walkway doesn't go through a full tube like at other Seaworld's, only half of a tube. 5/10

Overall, I was very very impressed with SFWoA. The operations weren't perfect but they weren't horrible.  The crowds were fairly large, but the lines were fairly small. In fact, I don't think I waited longer than 15 minutes for any ride that I rode.  The wild rides section of the park was very small areawise and didn't have a lot of flat rides.  However, who cares about flat rides when you have that many roller coasters.  The food that I had at the park was also better than average and of fair price (10 bucks for fajitas and drink at Swamp water jacks- fajitas acutally cost less than Chili's and were of the same quality).  Also, this park is not the dirty filth hole that everyone makes it out to be.  Actually most parts of the park were well landscaped and very clean and nice to look at.  However, like all SF parks shade is not an option.  Also, the walkway between both sides of the park is very boring but I'm confident that it won't be that way for long.  Anyway, I see great potential in this park in a few years- I think they have the power to be just as good as the two other parks in the Ohio area really quickly. over all park rating 9/10

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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001

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Monday, August 27, 2001 9:26 PM
I agree with most of what you say.  That is Leslie Nielson in the Pirates show.  I met him at Mario Lemieux's golf tournament here in Pittsburgh, and he is a very funny guy.  The one train on BKF is just terrible.  Can someone explain to me why there is no fastpass on this ride either?  Just take them up the exit ramp like they do on SUE.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:39 AM

Spincycle45 said:
"Superman: Ultimate Escape- Ok this ride was a surprise and a dissapointment.  The dissapointing part of this ride was the launch- it was good but not nearly as good as B&R the Chiller's launch."

Well, Chiller has one big launch that gets it up to speed right away so that it can complete the course. S:UE has three launches, and the first one only gets it going around 35 mph. I'm guessing that's why you were a bit disappointed with S:UE's launch. Personally, I love the second launch on S:UE the best -- you can feel the increase in speed, and you're going backwards when it happens. Very cool.

Nice TR, sounds like you had a good time.

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The Buzzer formerly known as RagingBull.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:48 AM
oh I had an awesome time there.  But the second and third launches on the ride didn't do much for me but that ended up being not the most exciting part of the ride as I said.  the launch on Chiller was so good I think it was better than any drop I have yet to experience.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 7:20 AM
The park has just what you said POTENTIAL! maybe in a few years they will be their - I heard that they are getting a coaster for next year


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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 7:34 AM
Yup, Pirates is funny stuff. But WoA did not have it first. It was at BGWilliamsburg for quite a while. SF is just recycling it.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:02 AM
SFWOA sucks soooooo bad.  The operations are slow and lines always long!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:27 AM
yeah the operations weren't that great for some coasters (SUE, BKF, and Raging Wolf Bobs) but this place has so many coasters that it really keeps down the lines.  Now imagine how cool this place will be a hyper. I'm hopefully goign to college in this area so I can't wait to see what SFWoA has up its sleeve.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:51 PM
What seat did you ride in on Batman? I think the back seat gives the best ride in my opinion. Im glad you had a good time.
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Whats life without coastin??
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:29 PM
I sat in back and in the front and the middle and the front-middle and front-back.  I would say I liked the front the best because the high speed turns were more intense and the end of the ride was much better.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:28 PM
I agree. The park really isn't as bad as people make it out to be. I loved X-flight,S:UE, and Villain, and the fastpass didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would. Actually, I would like to see disney adopt this (and this is from someone who was unable to use fastpass). If you want me to explain my opinion, ask.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:40 PM
SFWoA I was greatly dissapointed, I filed out a survey and I needed a  extra page for my complaints, Pirates is like BGWs but SF kept it as well as all of the other rides in the Sea World side, which is wayyy better then the other side.
I agree with  you on everything except for Batman and  Superman, they were easily the best in the park. Even thought Batman was neglected, Superman was so much fun and the front was great on the the spikes.
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Friday, August 31, 2001 12:25 PM

Big Dipper- Oh this was sooooooo much fun. I love the classical look of the trains and the ride that this coaster gives is nothing short of a classic itsself. This ride is an airtime machine. I don't think there was one hill that I wan't miraculously popped out of my seat on. How come I don't hear more eclaim for this wooden roller coaster? This thing is a gem. 9/10

Couldn't agree with you more on this one.  The Big Dipper is an awesome old coaster.  I hope Six Flags doesn't mess with the trains (like CP and the Blue Streak).
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Saturday, September 1, 2001 7:57 AM
Yeah I wasn't thinking much before I went on it but the coaster trains are so cool and this ride is one of the best wooden coasters I've been on.  I now believe out and backs can be fun.
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Sunday, September 2, 2001 3:33 PM

wesleyg said:
Yup, Pirates is funny stuff. But WoA did not have it first. It was at BGWilliamsburg for quite a while. SF is just recycling it.

Correction. "Sea World Ohio" received Pirates before BGW did.  Six Flags was able to keep it when they purchased the park from Busch.
X Factor

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SFWoA: An Unofficial Guide
http://sfohio.tripod.com

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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 7:31 AM

wesleyg said:
Yup, Pirates is funny stuff. But WoA did not have it first. It was at BGWilliamsburg for quite a while. SF is just recycling it.

Actually, it was at Sea World Ohio and was then purchased by Six Flags. The reason BGW has is because Sea World is part of Anheiser Busch.

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