Old Town 1-4-03

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 5:33 PM
After the long eight hour drive from Key West to Orlando, I went to Old Town to ride their rollercoaster to get another coaster credit. The temperatures had dropped to the mid 40s and everyone was in winter clothes. This didn't bother me being a typical Northerner. I paid the $5 for 5 tickets to ride the Windstorm. I figured this would a be a typical portable rollercoaster. Rough, short, and not to thrilling. I was amazed. It wasn't half bad for such a small coaster. I prefer this layout over the Wildcats. It had some nice drops and good helixes and some great head choppers. Not bad for a compact, portable coaster. Then I headed over to the 300 foot Skycoaster but the people backed out who I was gonna do it with and I didn't want to pay the single rider price. The Skycoaster is very tall but it doesn't swing very far after the initial drop compared to all of the other Skycoasters I have seen. Has anyone ever noticed that about this one? Anyways I had a great time at Old Town even with the "cold" temperatures.

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Mike
Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorite Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 6:04 PM
A quick question for you-We're planning a trip to Orlando as a graduation gift, and I really want to hit Old Town. My quesiton is this: About how long do you think it would take to do everything there? Thanx. Im just trying to figure out a time frame.

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"Standing in line to see the show tonight and there's a light on, heavy glow, by the way I tried to say I'd be there."-The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 6:37 PM
Old Town's "atmosphere" still gives me shivers. Cold weather or not.

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0-60mph+ in 2.5

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 6:55 PM

Plan an hour for rides(off season) don't pass up the "Haunted Grimm House". Old Town is very small but quaint. In Nov. we spent three evenings there, free admission, and good cold beer. There are some nice shops as well.

Enjoy...

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Monday, January 13, 2003 3:47 PM
I would plan 1-2 hours for all the rides and some of the shops. They have the usual assortment of carnival rides in two different locations at each end of the strip. Also they have the Skycoaster, Slingshot, and mini golf.

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Mike
Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorite Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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Monday, January 13, 2003 7:45 PM
Cool. The things I really want to hit are the skycoaster and the slingshot. Although, I have ridden one of the Zamperla Windstorms and found them quite a bit of fun with some of the crazy banking they have. Thanks for the advice!

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"Standing in line to see the show tonight and there's a light on, heavy glow, by the way I tried to say I'd be there."-The Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:49 AM
Old Town *used* to have five free rides on the Windstorm for ACE members. I believe they discontinued it in '02, not sure if it ever came back, but I had heard they were considering another arrangement with ACE/FLCC. Anyone know about this?
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Thursday, January 16, 2003 12:29 PM

The first drop after the midcourse brakes scares the crap out of me, I've never seen banking like that, and was quite possibly the most scary drop for a coaster that I've ever been on!

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