Friday, February 16, 2001 6:36 PM
Grand Island, NY is apparantly getting a sling shot costing over a million dollars, as was reported on Channel 2 news here in Buffalo.
Friday, February 16, 2001 6:50 PM
I know this is a little off topic but does Martin's have a park map? I'm sort of curious as to the layout of the park.
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Saturday, February 17, 2001 9:42 AM
I drove by it on the way to Toronto. That woody they got themselves looks pretty cool. Anyone been on it?
2484.2 miles from Akron to Bremerton, WA- home of MxPx
Saturday, February 17, 2001 3:34 PM
I was on the Silver Comet the year it opened up (1999), and I must say that it is a great wooden coaster. It's not the longest, fastest, or most thrilling... but when it's full of some great twists, turns, dips, and especially... smoothness... it makes for a great wooden coaster ride that has plenty of re-ride-ability.
The sad thing is the location... MFI. It's not a bad park, but the owner & staff could use a little more training in customer decency. I have caught the park management reaming out the employees in front of park guests, which is a little embarassing on all 3 parties.
None of the rides have any themeing, and... unless they changed it in 2000... the loading station for Silver Comet will drive you INSANE
!!! Why? It's a looped voice-over on the silver comet over & over & over ad nausea (I mean this sucker is played even after the train left!). It wouldn't be so bad if it it was the general loading procedure played once & only once when the train loads up & leaves, but it'll drive you to insanity!!
Sunday, February 18, 2001 6:29 AM
..oh, now that I think about it, I remember on my way to Niagra Falls I took a pic of the Silver COmet on the way... if I find it I'll upload it to my site and post it here...
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