Night Time Coasters

Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:13 PM
Hey everyone, I was wondering does going on a new coaster or any coaster seem more fun at night time? Well for example my homepark is SFNE and the first day S:RoS opened I didnt go on until dark (because my friend was scared) and it seemed real fun at night. Maybe it was because I was thinking about going on it all day i was getting excited, but does anyone else think coasters are more fun at night???? oh i think i might wait to ride the new SFNE coaster at night that will be sweet!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:17 PM
Yup.  All coasters are better at night. 
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:17 PM
Yup!
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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:20 PM
Every Florida coaster is better at night. Especially DD at IOA. There are only two lights on the whole layout and no lights on the lifts.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:21 PM
I have ridden some coasters in Japan at night, and I must say that Fujiyama at night is frightening.   My goal this year is to finally hit Boulder Dash, which I'm sure is PERFECT at night.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:26 PM
The reason some coasters are better at night mechanically is because the tracks get moisture on them, you know the evening dew. The grease and moisture combine for a little faster ride. Am I right RideOp?
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:31 PM
you sure do respond fast, i thought the offseason coasterbuzz isnt busy but im wrong! anyways, thanks for saying that im not crazy!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:34 PM
Older wooden ones seem better at night.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:36 PM
I find that a whole new ride is found on Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach at night. Right before the end of the turn around, you seem to fly right towards the huge lit up ferris wheel...I love it!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 4:57 PM
well, I have been on every ride at SFGAm soo many times, it just isnt as much fun at night, since I know the layout so well.  But Roaring Rapids is awesome at night. 
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:14 PM
The Beast is the best at night!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:24 PM
I'd have to say that every coaster is atleast a little better at night. 
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:47 PM
Many coasters are at their best at night.  The grease is hot.  A little bit of dew can help.  And, not seeing what is coming less adds suspense and surprise.

There's a long list of woodies that are best at night, but I'll menttion two steels that really shine after dark.

SROS at SFA is an excellent coaster by day.  By night it is almost a religious experience.  It's location at the far back of the park puts it really in the dark.  The track appears to just end at the top of the lift hill where the lights for the stairs end.  You see nothing on the nearly 200 foot drop, the first turn, the second hill with enormous air or goin into the helix.  On the return run the third hill looks 2 dimensional and vertical.  You feel like you are going to crash into it rather than go up and over.  The twisty fourth hill is disorienting.  On the bunnies you star to get some light, then you return to the rest of the planet as you pull into the station

I can't even tell you what happens on Robin:TR at SFGAdv after dark.  It is so disorienting that you don';t know if you are going up or down.  Just fantastic.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:00 PM
I took my husband to PKI for the first time last year and wouldn't let him ride The Beast until it was dark.  It immediately became his #1 woodie and he thanked me for making him wait.

*** This post was edited by loriu on 1/15/2002. ***

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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:19 PM
This has to be true because when I rode V2 for the first time, it was during the day and I rode it about 2 times during the day at SFMW. Once night fell, I went back on and it seemed so much faster for some reason! At first I thought we might have been over launched or something and I was waiting to hit the plunger at the top of the twisted spike, but I think it just SEEMED that way. But it was about twice as fun in the dark.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:21 PM
I think woodies get much better at night partially because the dew starts to slick up the grease on the track (kind of like the road after a light rain can get).  Beast performs especially well - I think the tree cover, as on Raven, accentuates the speed.  Got to ride Beast and KW's T-Bolt during fireworks...excellent!

As far as steelies, I'll have to agree with Jim Fisher, I did have a "religious experience" riding S:RoS at night.  Easily (far and away) my best steel, beating out even Goliath, MF and Nitro. 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:22 PM
Night is the best time on almost all coasters.  Personally, I am going to have to go with the big bad wolf at night, it is neat watching the village come alive and such when you pass through, plus the drop to the water is all so nice at night.  But come to think of it, all the BGW coasters are good at night, some just better than others.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:47 PM
Sure, coasters are great at night but there is only one drawback! Once the sun goes down you know it isnt much longer until the park closes!!!!!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2002 4:39 AM
Glitch- I was about to say the same thing, Hoosier Hurricane really "comes alive" at night.  The stretch of track that flys by the ferris wheel really is something else.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2002 5:10 AM
The Beast and the Raven truly are awesome experiences at night.  My guess as to why would be this:  If you were standing in the middle of a woods at night, you'd be scared.  But on top of that, you're flying through the woods at 60 mph.  So you've got adrenaline pumping for two different reasons!
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