Tuesday, September 2, 2003 3:55 PM
I've just finished a series of nine trip reports from Wyandot Lake, Holiday World, Indiana Beach, Paramount Kings Island, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Paramount Kings Dominion, Paramount Carowinds, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, and Cedar Point.
Monday, September 8, 2003 10:02 PM
You asked the question of why Hypersonic hasn't been duplicated more often. I think all you need to do is look at season one, and how much downtime it experienced to figure out why people have shyed away from buying another. In fact, on opening day this year they only had one train running for a whopping capacity of eight people at a time. And with the loading, weighing, and approach to the launch, it made for a long wait in comparison to all the other coasters. It wouldn't be a ride I'd be in a hurry to buy.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2003 3:55 AM
That's a really nice web-site: I enjoyed reading your trip reports. Interesting that you preferred Hyper Sonic to TTD. I like a controversal opinion :-) I wonder if any others share your view? I'm sure that PKI would be well-pleased to hear more of your kind of feedback about the ride, given that it was significantly cheaper than TTD, which is having reliability issues of a similar magnitude.
Tuesday, September 9, 2003 12:15 PM
I was on the edge of preferring Hypersonic to TTD for the week or two that was between my rides on each. I hadn't ridden TTD since Memorial Day and rode Hypersonic in the front seat (never did front on TTD) in late August. At that time, I was ready to proclaim Hypersonic the better of the two ...
But, then a week or so later I rode TTD in the front seat twice in one day and it just kicks Hypersonic all over the room. Hypersonic's weak attempt at a "complete" ride, its relative lack of height for the same initial punch and the instantaneous end to the punch, as opposed to the seemingly neverending pressure of TTD just puts TTD in a whole new class. Hypersonic vs. Xcelerator? It's a tossup in my book, but TTD takes the cake.
And to make it relevant, decent series of trip reports, and I like your page a lot. I was considering setting something like that up for myself in the near future with TRs, pics, reviews, etc. and just seeing where it goes.
Resident Launch Whore
*** This post was edited by Impulse-ive 9/9/2003 4:20:01 PM ***
Tuesday, September 9, 2003 1:01 PM
Intamin Fan, if 1st year downtime is the reason why no park will purchase a ride like Hypersonic, then why is Hershey getting a ride after what TTD and Xcelerator went through their first years?
Dragster Laps - 21
Trips to the Point (2003) - 19
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:48 AM
Perhaps the capacity of Xcelerator and Dragster is what make the difference. Both knock Hypersonic right off the map in terms of capacity. Doesn't Hypersonic have 8 rider trains?
The Trip: CP, SFWoA, PKI, KW, HW, IB, SFGAm, MiA and LeSourdsville too.
8 Days- 10 parks. May 2003
Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:02 PM
The kick off Hypersonic is so much better than that on Dragster though...