Oops ... new Ohio AAA travel magazine

Wednesday, May 1, 2002 5:36 AM

In the new "Home & Away" magazine that Ohio AAA members get, there's a rundown of Ohio amusement parks.

It mentions SFWoA's X-Flight, which features a 200-foot drop at 76mph, and rotating pods that can move independently of the car on the track.

Hope the tourists aren't disappointed....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 5:45 AM

Interesting... I'll have to check that out when I get home tonight. Can't quite remember SFWoA having a coaster by that desciption. Maybe it's the one they secretly built this winter that the residents shot down last year... ;)

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:36 AM
Knowing how AAA is here in Ohio...They REALLY don't have any idea what park has what or when to go or when not to go. AAA here has really gone down hill in customer service. I think that USA Today just did an article of them this week about that. Anyway, AAA more than likely and unfortunately went to the web site under media or just picked up a bunch of media packs for SFMM. I can see the people's faces now when they get to the park....

Actually I can already here the people behind me while I'm in line for Villain saying, "WOW can you believe that X-Flight is 200ft tall...That's awesome!! I rode the Wildcat up at Cedar Point and it was 300ft tall!!" Lord help us all...

"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod
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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 8:35 AM
Yeah, I think they got "X" and "X-Flight" mixed up.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 8:47 AM

....yes, they did (confuse X with X-Flight), but outside of the "vocal minority" here, how many people would catch that mistake....OK, maybe Ohioans are a *tad* more savvy than the Southerners in regards to cynicism about marketing, but I think we're alone in being able to explain that there really is a difference beyond "steel vs. wood"....

BTW, have they done anything to improve the theming/landscaping of X-Flight....as I recall, it was pretty barren below the track.....

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You can't spell S:UF without UF....Go Gators! Let the pretzel loop tie you in knots...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 1:20 PM
rollergator, check out this link. It shows that they have added some trees and the grass is full around X-Flight. At least its a little better than before - http://sfwoa.coasterbuzz.com/channel_geauga/special_features/offseason_looks/
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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 1:35 PM

thanks Beast_rocks (and it DOES!). The landscaping was the reason I had SFA's flyer ranked above SFWoA's....looks like they really will be "the same" now....and after the trees have some time to grow in, X-Flight will *feel* much faster....

Landscaping....just DO it!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 1:46 PM
In the Indiana edition the inside front cover is a full page CP ad, and there is a Tomb Raider: The Ride PKI ad toward the back. And the ad for Ohio Tourism has a pic of Millie in it.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2002 6:40 PM
That looks a lot better since the grass has grown in. Last year when you rode it all you saw was mud, I'm not complaining because I mostly had my mind on the ride but it'll be nice to look at some trees and grass. But since when did they scale X-Flight down to a mere 200 feet at 76 MPH? When I rode it last time it was 410 feet and went 200 MPH :-)

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mmm, roller coaster
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