Thursday, July 27, 2000 7:44 PM
Our first stop was to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The park was not very crowded which was nice. After we got our all day passes we headed over to Hurricane.
Hurricane: This is a compact coaster that is better than it looks. I think it's the third or fourth drop thats really amazing. It's a tight swooping drop and when it reaches the bottom, it curves right back up again. You have to be there. Hurricane also has two good helices before ending.
Chaos: Good spin ride. 2 rides.
Haunted Castle: Lame haunted house. Not very good effects. It broke down while we were in line for about ten minutes. 1 ride.
Giant Dipper: This is an old out-and-back wooden coaster. It starts out with a GREAT tunnel. It was very unexpected-right after coming out of the station and very dark. The ride is pretty good paced with a lot of air-time in the back seat. Almost no wait all day. 7 laps.
Mini Golf: Played 18 holes. Lost by three strokes.
NEXT:PART 2. PGA AND STEALTH.
We arrived at the park and used our $4.00 off coupons for the park. $8.00 for parking. Why do you even have to pay for parking?
Top Gun: Like everyone else we headed to Top Gun which is one of the first things in the park. This is a smaller B&M but I found it to be still intense. You go down a drop, vertical loop, high speed turn, in-line twist, more turns, corkscrew, and a great helix over water. That last helix brings you so close to the water I thought we were going to fall in! Then it's up into the brakes. Oh, the themeing was pretty good in the line. Some nice stuff to look at. 3 laps.
Vortex: Worst B&M I have ever been on! This stand-up coaster was so rough it gave me a headache for a while afterword. Vortex has two inversions (loop and corkscrew) and a lot of turns. It is really small compared to all the coasters going up today. 1 lap.
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Had a great time. This park needs a hypercoaster or a good woodie.
NEXT: PART 3. SFMW AND MEDUSA.
*** This post was edited by PT300 on 7/28/2000. ***
Saturday, July 29, 2000 1:49 PM
It took a while to find SFMW. We had to stop and ask directions but everything went ok. Arrived at the park about one hour after it opened. Not a cloud in the sky but kind of windy. Crowds were light.
Roar: I guess this coaster is also called "Roar West" because there is a Roar somewhere in the east. This is the best woodie I have ever been on. Keep in mind I have not been on many of them though. It starts of with a steep curving drop which leads into a mayhem of twisting, churning track. The pacing is great. Roar never lets up for the entire ride. I did get some quick airtime especially in the back but I don't really care that much for air time. I think it is a little overrated. It is still a lot of fun. 6 laps.
Medusa: My first floorless coaster. I did feel the floorless effect because there is nothing under your feet. It is actually scary in the front seat because it looks like your feet are going to hit the track! The lift hill is around 150 ft. tall. The first drop is mostly straight because it turns at the top of the lift. Up into a GIANT loop and then into the diving loop. The train enters the diving loop from the top of the loop. I never noticed any other B&M's do that. Next inversion is the barrel roll followed by the "Sea Serpent." It feels a lot like a cobra roll which isn't bad at all. Then comes brakes. Then two screws and a turn to end the ride. This ride is extremely smooth and fast. 7 laps.
Tazmanian Devil: This is some sort of Huss spin ride. I think it is a top spin or something?? I get my flat rides mixed up. This is a fun ride. It's like a big pendulum that rocks back and forth and spins at the same time. The bad part is, a lot of people probably get sick on this ride. Nobody did when I was riding! 1 ride.
Kong: This is the UGLIEST coaster I have ever seen! Orange track with brown supports, pea-green trains makes not a good mix. Ok ride. Pretty rough like probably every other Vekoma SLC out there. I think it椀猀 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 猀洀漀漀琀栀攀爀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀⸀ ㈀ 氀愀瀀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䌀漀戀爀愀㨀 䄀 昀愀洀椀氀礀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 眀椀琀栀 漀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 琀栀愀琀 昀椀琀猀 㐀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀⸀ 䤀琀 椀猀 琀栀攀 氀漀渀最攀猀琀 琀爀愀椀渀 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 攀瘀攀爀 猀攀攀渀⸀ 吀眀漀 昀椀最甀爀攀ⴀ攀椀最栀琀猀 洀愀欀攀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 挀漀甀爀猀攀 昀漀爀 琀栀椀猀 漀渀攀⸀ ㈀ 氀愀瀀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䈀漀漀洀攀爀愀渀最㨀 䤀琀 眀愀猀 挀氀漀猀攀搀⸀ 吀漀漀 戀愀搀Ⰰ 䤀 氀椀欀攀 戀漀漀洀攀爀愀渀最猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀刀⸀ 刀甀渀渀攀爀 䔀砀瀀爀攀猀猀㨀 䐀椀搀渀✀琀 昀攀攀氀 氀椀欀攀 爀椀搀椀渀最 愀 欀椀搀搀椀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 攀瘀攀渀 椀昀 椀琀 椀猀 樀甀猀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 爀攀挀漀爀搀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀匀愀眀 猀漀洀攀 猀栀漀眀猀⸀ 圀攀渀琀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀栀愀爀欀 攀砀栀椀戀椀琀⸀ 圀愀氀欀攀搀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 昀漀爀 愀 眀栀椀氀攀⸀ 伀瘀攀爀愀氀氀 愀 渀椀挀攀 瀀愀爀欀 琀漀 挀漀渀挀氀甀搀攀 漀甀爀 一漀爀䌀愀氀 愀搀瘀攀渀琀甀爀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀伀栀 礀攀愀栀Ⰰ 愀渀礀漀渀攀 最漀椀渀最 琀漀 琀栀椀猀 瀀愀爀欀 猀漀漀渀 最漀 琀漀 刀漀愀爀 昀椀爀猀琀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 最漀 琀漀 䴀攀搀甀猀愀⸀ 䔀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 最漀攀猀 琀漀 䴀攀搀甀猀愀 愀渀搀 䬀漀渀最 昀椀爀猀琀 猀椀渀挀攀 琀栀攀礀 愀爀攀 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 瘀椀猀愀戀氀攀⸀ 䤀 最漀琀 ㈀ 眀愀氀欀ⴀ漀渀 爀椀搀攀猀 漀渀 刀漀愀爀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 愀渀礀漀渀攀 攀氀猀攀 猀栀漀眀攀搀 甀瀀⸀ 䠀愀瘀攀 昀甀渀℀
Thursday, August 3, 2000 10:22 AM
Oh, BTW, Stealth had a short wait compaired to what I've heard. It was only 30 min. and that was with a brakedown the first time. The second time was even shorter. I imagine it is bad on Saturdays, but the problem with the capacity on this ride is the slow loading process.
Monday, August 7, 2000 8:24 AM
They are both good. If your not pickey about your coasters like me, you will have a good time.
*** This post was edited by PT300 on 8/7/2000. ***