My website is not for coasters that I like. It's for roller coasters in general. The rides weren't great, but they were still coasters. The main thing I didn't like was the scenery, or the lack of. Anyway, I stated that I had rid everything twice, so how many more times do I have to do everything to rate the park? 2 1/2 hours was enough. Believe me.
Let's see, you knew already before you visited SFA that several of the coasters were clones, yet you chose to obsess on that. Are you saying that the people of Maryland, DC, and Virginia shouldn't be able to enjoy Mind Eraser, Joker's Jinx, S:ROS, Two Face, and Batwing, just because they have twins, or there were other installations before them? I'm sick to death of enthusiast snobs like you.
I agree with Sam and Intamin Fan. I go to SFA a lot and I find a few hours is never enough time at that or any park, especially to rate one. Now, even though I'm not crazy about the idea of cloned coasters, I don't care when it comes to S:ROS (Mirror Image) or Batwing. Both of those coasters are wonderful;) regardless if they might exist somewhere else, just sharing the wealth of a great design.
------------- Gravity is your friend while riding a coaster. Your enemy when you trip and fall off a cliff.
*** This post was edited by go with gravity on 11/5/2001. ***
Wow, awesome photos. Especially the Virginia photos. I'm moving back there from Northern California next year, and those two parks will be my home away from home! ;) It's so beautiful there, I'm so stoked to move. A change of scenery is what I've been wanting for a long time...plus access to over 40 parks can't be a bad thing either! :) -----------------
The landscaping at SFA isn't the greatest, but it's as good as or better than some of the other parks shown that he doesn't complain about. He even seems to prefer X-Flight's view of asphalt to Batwing's grass. At least he gave it a better review.
I will agree though that Busch Gardens Williamsburg is probably the most beautiful park in the country.
Ok...so I dissed a park. Big deal. I'm not complaining about the coasters. Since they are all clones, I pretty much knew when I was going there what to expect. (Whether I like the coasters or not). The grass that was under Batwing was almost non existant. I don't know if it was the time of the year that I went or what, but the rest of the park is bare. There are almost no trees, there's a rotting gazeebo in a dirt road in one of my pictures in front of Superman. What's up with that? That's what I was not happy with. Everybody seems to be stating that 2 1/2 hours is not long enough to judge a park. If I've done everything, seen the whole park twice, what more do I need to see? My point is, how long to you need to stare at a wall before you decide it's ugly?
Keep in mind that everybody is entitled to their own opinion. And Intamin Fan, I'm not an 'entusiast snob' as you say I am. First of all, you don't know me. How can you base the writeup of one amusement park on me?
If you mean the grass was *SHORT* then you are correct. If you mean that gras was *spase* you are a lie. There has been grass surrounding the ride everyday of it's public operation. I know, I have the pictures from the fisrt public day to prove it. jeremy ------------- "Nobody writes about the planes that land." Steve Salerno Washington Times 7-10-01