Myrtle beach pavilion and PKI

Monday, October 20, 2003 3:36 PM
I have a question for any buzzers who have been to Myrtle Beach Pavilion and PKI. After riding Son of Beast this summer, it seemed to me that the track layouts for SOB and the hurricane were vary similar. did this occur to anyone else?? let me know what you think
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Monday, October 20, 2003 4:12 PM
From what i've seen in pictures, the Hurricane and SOB are not similar at all. Hurricane has a lift, then drop, and SOB has a lift, curve, then drop...

Hurricane is also 100+ feet shorter (in height), and much shorter in length.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 4:18 PM
i know the hurricane is on a much much smaller scale, but i was refering to large circles both coasters preform.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:12 PM
Although I've never ridden SOB, I have made a trip to the Pavilion. It's obvious that the rides are different in size, but I do see what you're talking about with the swooping curves/helixes. This isn't exactly on topic, but I've heard how rough SOB is and I was just wondering how the Hurricane compares. It's a lot slower so I wouldn't expect it to be quite as bad, but for only being 100 feet tall that thing really shakes you up(much worse than MS in my opinion).

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:21 PM
Hurricane is the worst CCI I've ridden. It's maintained VERRRY poorly and I'd prefer riding SOB rather than Hurricane any day of the week.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:26 PM
Hurricane is very rough, and maintained very poorly. I heard praise about it when it first opened, but since then it has gone down hill I suppose. After my 5th ride of the day my back was pretty worn out and banged up. Its rough, but there are rougher out there.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:29 PM
Hurricane was relativly smooth when it opened. It's just that Myrtle Beach Pavilion has no idea how to maintain a wooden coaster, and that's how the ride got as rough as it is.

MBP would have been much better off staying with steel and building something like a Hypercoaster or Looper instead.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:32 PM
Not to bust anyones bubble but the roller coaster is called HURRICANE CATAGORY 5. Not the tidepool.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:40 PM
There are a number of coasters with "large circles" as you say. Twister at Knoebel's comes to mind. To say they are all similar to SoB is incorrect.

BTW, I was at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion last weekend. I rode Hurricane opening day and it was very good. Last weekend it almost killed me. I complained to management and they took me very seriously. They actually admitted that there had been a number of complaints. Thanks God for the Swamp Fox. That saved the trip.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:42 PM
Junilee said:

Not to bust anyones bubble but the roller coaster is called HURRICANE CATAGORY 5. Not the tidepool.

Really? I Thought it was HURRICANE: CATAGORY 2.7. :) Just messin.

And about the previous post, one good thing about small parks is that they seem to care more about one's thoughts than corperate parks do. Perhaps they may get around to re-tracking it this winter.


*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 10/20/2003 9:45:21 PM ***

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Monday, October 20, 2003 9:22 PM
They should retrack it with Intamin wood.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 4:04 AM
WARNING! Unfunny/corney comment ahead.

I wasn't aware there were Intamin Trees out there;)
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:42 AM
rollergator's avatar I understand your comparison, and don't feel that it's as *invalid* as some are suggesting. Personally, I didn't really feel that the TRACK was the major problem with HC:5, I thought it was the train that was the major cause of the problem (apologies to G-train fanatics, but this coaster needs something that tracks better). Whether it's the tracks OR the trains, maintenance at MBP is a serious problem, and needs addressing...

Both HC:5 and SoB are layouts that will require a LOT of maintenance, and failure to do so will result in a VERY rough ride....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 7:20 AM
Tecno, perhaps you should just keep those kinds of things to yourself.

I think that SOB has the same problem of bad trains. A rough ride is not a major thing for me unless a metal bar is jamming into my knees. Also the loop is just a gimmick that forces the restraints to be less comfortable. The ride would be much better without it.

As for HC:5, I can't imagine it being anywhere near as uncomfortable as SOB.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 7:44 AM
After hearing all of the positive responses for the Pavilion's Hurricane I was anxious to try it this past August. I was very disappointed indeed. It brought Mean Streak to mind- it was very nice to look at, but once you get on- OUCH!

This thing screamed out for some oil! The helixes were very rough and not the least bit enjoyable. The train shuffled so much, I thought it would fly off the track! I was also surprised to see that the structure is not actually wood- but steel. I suppose this has to do with the moist ocean air?

Next year I'll travel a little further down the road and try Swamp Fox, I hear that is still a great ride.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 7:48 AM
rollergator's avatar richmmo, probably has even more to do with the limited amount of *space* available, as wood supports take up WAY more room than steel supports. Probably reduces maintenance somewhat as well, but not really a significant amount.

DO get to Swamp Fox, not many of the beachside woodies left in the East...and the Fox is a GOOD one...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 8:36 AM
Personally I thought the G-trains tracked fine, in fact I think they grip the track a little better than PTC's (obviously a matter of opinion).

I think the problem is not so much that Pavillion doesn't know how to maintain a wooden coaster, but that they don't know how to maintain a wooden coaster that sits next to the ocean. Taking care of a wooden coaster that gets a severe beating from the wind and salt air is certianly different than something inland. I think it would help if the people at Pavilion talked to the guys who care for the Swamp Fox and Coney Island Cyclone. Hopefully then they would just not be throwing money at the problem, but also making maitenence investments that were proven to work.

Adam

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:03 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Ah yes. I loved the Swamp Fox! I used to go to Myrtle Beach most ever summer as a kid and it's great to hear the ole Fox is still kicking.

I remember the Corkscrew and Galaxi too.....may they RIP. :-) I haven't been to the Pavilion or Family Kingdom in in 13 years...so I can imagine how much it's changed. I remember one of my favorite rides was a Roundup (I think it was a Roundup) that was enclosed in a tent. It was air-conditioned and dark with these funky strobe lights. They also blasted the best music. Is it still there?

By the way, do any of you guys remember the Magic Harbour? It used to be down the road next to the Lakewood Campgound (where we would usually stay). I loved that park as a kid.

Ahhh.....memories. :-)

The Hurricane does look inviting but I will take you guys word for it and brace myself the next time I am down there.

-Tina

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:40 PM
Word, perhaps you shouldn't assume that you need to come on here as a newbie and tell people what they should or shouldn't do. It was a joke, hence the blinking smiley, and I'm sure Pink Floyd Fanatic can A) fend for themself, and B) got the joke.

I actually like the H: C5, and agree with Gator in that the train is the problem. Swamp Fox, on the other hand, is dreamy! My first "Grown Up" wooden coaster when I was a kid, and still one of my favs.

Coaster Queen, the ride you're talking bout was called Sky Tracker, and was like a "Casino" ride. Unfortunately, they took it out(my fave as well), and replaced it with a smaller, outdoor version. The mind scrambler isn't inside anymore either, as it is within the Helix of Hurricane.

Corkscrew was my first inverting, and steel. Galaxy was a great coaster too. I miss both, but like Mouse and H:C5.

The Magic Harbor park was owned by Tussard Group, but had way to many problems(and fatalities). But anyhow, I hope that the Hard Rock park at the newer Fantasy Harbor gets off the ground, sounds to be incredible, and maybe will stop the city from moving the Pavalion out that way:)

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*** This post was edited by TeknoScorpion 10/21/2003 7:41:37 PM ***

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:55 PM
Tekno , it still wasn't lol worthy. ;)

How dare you people compare my SOB to a piece of poorly maintained ocean-side wood! You should be ashamed! :)

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