Saturday, June 3, 2000 2:13 PM
June 1st was a warm-up day at Six Flags Ohio. I stopped in for "a few rides". I'd left Pittsburgh after lunch, so I didn't get to SFO until 3.
Parking is up to $7! SFO charges more for parking than Cedar Point, and does NOT sell a parking pass! Argh. I bought a book of parking vouchers while there -- $15 for 5 vouchers, which will probably last me the rest of the season, since I have other parks to hit :)
So I spent 3 hours at SFO. Mind Eraser and Roadrunner Express weren't running when I looked, so I didn't get on those. Other than that, I hit every coaster once (and for the most part EVERYTHING was a walkup) except S:UE, which got 2 runs (once in the front, once in the back). Even Batman:Knight Flight was running (2-train operation), much to my surprise given the recent accident. Villain was running only the red train, but was still a short wait. Serial Thriller was a walk-on for the FRONT ROW, which was nice. After making sure I'd hit all the coasters I could, plus a drop on Mr Hyde's Nasty Fall (again, no wait), I hit the road for Sandusky, checking into the hotel in time to watch my Devils lose to the Dallas Stars :(
Next morning, it was time for CoasterMania! I've already been to the Point earlier this year (last week, 2 days), so I only spent one day at the Point this trip. And what a day it was.
Corkscrew, Iron Dragon, Wildcat, Mantis, Mean Streak, Blue Streak, Gemini, Disaster Transport, Mine Ride: 1 each
Flat rides: Troika, Chaos, Power Tower (shot up, I prefer it to the drop, which to me doesn't FEEL much different than a "standard" freefall)
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One token Mantis ride during the ERT, and one final late-night Magnum ride, and I decided to call it a day. Even with the late-afternoon break, that was a LOT of riding, and I went home today VERY happy.
*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 6/3/2000. ***