I have only ridden three woodie after dark, The only one i could tell a dramatic diffirence in was GhostRider, it comes to life at night. But Ozark Wildcat and Shivering Timbers seem to change very little. Do the Holiday Woodies change dramatically, what about other woodies. Did you ever ride a woodie i nthe day then ride it at night and the night ride blew you away. The night rides on Fri and Sat night at Winter Coaster solace 2004 blew me away. GhostRider was running so FAST and out of control.
Grizzly at PKD and Beast at PKI where awesome at night. Though I'm not a big fan of SOB I rode it at night when the fireworks were going off and it was kind of neat. Any woody that goes off the beaten path in the dark is going to be awesome.
Yes, the Holiday Woodies DO change dramatically at night. I was honestly a bit underwhelmed with my first rides on Legend and Raven during the day. Call it anticipointment, but they were SO built up in my mind it would've been hard to meet my expectations. Come night, though, the monsters awoke and obliterated any doubts about their quality. Whee doggy. Grizzly at night used to be spectacular. Now it's just... nice.
I was lucky to get my first rides on HW's woodies at night at last year's SRM. It made Legend seem so much more out of control. The Beast is truly better at night, and Mean Streak at CP was great in the dark (2002 CoasterMania).
Thunderhead is insane durring the day and completely loony bin, straight jacket insane at night. Too bad Dollywood closes at 8pm so night rides are a bit rare. If Dollywood has a night time ride event I think it will rival PPP and Stark Raven Mad.
coasterpunk said: If Dollywood has a night time ride event I think it will rival PPP and Stark Raven Mad.
April 17. Smoky Mountain Coasterstorm. Night ERT on Thunderhead from 8 - 9. I guess we'll see you there? ;) And to get back on topic, Rampage tends to prove it's name after dark. Last years night rides left me stunned. *** Edited 3/29/2004 5:23:06 PM UTC by Rampage***
I've found that most woodies come alive at night. Boulder Dash was decent during the day, but mind blowing at night. Ghostie was decent during the day, but absolutely awesome at night, as well. My two night rides on GR converted me to wood.
The Silverwoodies in Idaho are nothing short of amazing at night! Timber Terror was good, but nothing special during the day. But at night, around 11pm-midnight, it kicked majorely. Tremors I only rode at night, and I was *so* not ready....
ThemeDesigner said: Yes, the Holiday Woodies DO change dramatically at night. I was honestly a bit underwhelmed with my first rides on Legend and Raven during the day. Call it anticipointment, but they were SO built up in my mind it would've been hard to meet my expectations. Come night, though, the monsters awoke and obliterated any doubts about their quality. Whee doggy. Grizzly at night used to be spectacular. Now it's just... nice.
ThemeDesigner, do you still think Legend's helix is a bit much, or did your opinion on it change after dark as well?
I agree that Grizzly is fantastic at night, although not quite as amazing as it was before the left side of it was exposed. And I unfortunately still haven't ridden Beast at night. Even still, it's my #2 woodie. I honestly don't know if a night ride on it can top Legend at any time of day. That's a tall order. I'm still undecided as to whether or not I will be able to attend BeastBuzz, but, Lord willing, I will do my best to get there.
Actually from my experiance last week. The ride began running slower at night after it got cooler. It was only fractions of a second but it did get slower at night. Whats even crazier than night rides is closing your eyes at night now that is pure mayhem! Basicly an outdoor Space Mountain.