at SFGRAM they have 2 woodies the american eagle and viper. I thought viper was one of the best woodies i've been on. also they have Ragging Bull, which is just bad***. sorry but i haven't been to SFSL since like the early 90s. ----------------- Montu, God Of Coasters
CoasterSaurus said: at SFGRAM they have 2 woodies the american eagle and viper. I thought viper was one of the best woodies i've been on. also they have Ragging Bull, which is just bad***. sorry but i haven't been to SFSL since like the early 90s. ----------------- Montu, God Of Coasters Raging Bull, Don't Fight It, Ride It
How can you say RB was bad!? How can you not like it? It is one of the best coasters I've been on. Well I've never been to SFStL, but I would choose SFGam over it any day. GA is my homepark and it is worth your time.
Blink3020, re-read his post. He does like "Ragging Bull". I'm not sure why he's "ragging" on it, but to paraphrase: "Raging Bull is just kick -butt". The site won't let him print the other word for butt. ----------------- So many coasters - so little time.
Well, if you are just concerned about wooden coasters, then I think I would almost lean to SFSTL a little. I mean, Viper was cool, but I wasn't very impressed with American Eagle at all. If the brakes weren't on, I think it would be fabulous, but I think there are like 3 times where it brakes the car! The Boss is awesome, one of my fav woodies, and the Screamin Eagle is ok. It doesn't have any mid-course brakes! :-) But it can be quite bumpy, so watch out for that. If you are concerned about the parks as a whole, then I think I would choose SFGAM over SFSTL. SFSTL is my home park, and I love it very much, but SFGAM seems to have more to do and stuff.
Out of all the woodies I have ridden, the Boss is one of my favorites. It is the most intense wooden coaster I have ever been on. It's not an airtime machine, but the intensity makes up for it. I like it better than the Raven and the Legend. But I have'nt ridden Raven or Legend at night and I know that can make a world of difference.
The Boss is WAY better this year than last… they flattened the rough spot after the first drop and seem to be running the mid-course brakes much lighter. The 2nd half of the ride now has some air (if you sit toward the back) to go along with the laterals.
The Eagle is my personal favorite at SFStL… a classic woodie – hills and a lot of air. It also runs back through the woods which adds ambiance.
SFGrAm has the Viper which looks small from the ground, but packs a heck of a punch while riding. I was less than impressed with the American Eagle – too much braking and lack of racing ruin this classic.
Overall, you’d have a great time at either park… assuming you are flying in from New England, I would probably opt for SFGrAm – they have more rides, and you can spend a full day there. If SFStL isn’t too busy, you can do the whole park in half a day (but then, Holiday World is just three hours away…)
I have frequented both parks often, SFStL being my home park. SFGam is a great park which is literally packed with rides, especially with the two coasters installed this summer. SFStL is smaller and not as 'packed' full of rides but the setting is much more peaceful and relaxed. You can liesurely stroll around and hop onto a ride whereas SFGam you may have to plan a bit more. SFGam is alot more crowded and lines might interfer getting the whole park in a day. If you are looking for an onslaut of coasters, couple great - Viper and RB, then go to SFGam, if you are looking for more relaxed atmosphere with a Couple Great Woodies and the Best Version of Batman around, plus a Hurricaine Harbor - then SFStL is your best bet. And as mentioned earlier Holiday World is around 3 hours away from St Louis.
Well both parks have a great steel coaster (RB and Freeze) and each has two good woodies. Of course SFGAm has more of everything; more coasters, more flat rides, and more CROWDS. If you've never been to either choose SFGAm if you have 2 days and SFStL if you only have one.
As for the Boss, personally, I was not impressed. It was okay and all, but there was nothing that jumped out at me...other than PAIN. Those cursed G-Train will really do a number on you if you dont hold on (which makes me wonder sometimes why I love The Legend so...). But really, there was nothing standout about the ride. It was just slightly above average to me, mostly because of the setting.
Screamin Eagle on the other hand is a real blast! I mean on just about every hill you are SLAMMED into your seat. It's great fun for an "intense coaster" lover like myself. But it might leave your back a little tender. Now if they would only paint the darn thing...
Either way, you're bound to have a good time. Both of these parks provide a nice atmosphere with their themeing. And again, they each have a good collection of coasters. (Raging Bull and Mr. Freeze were my two favorite coasters at each park). toodles, jeremy --Have an ICE ride!
If you've got two full days to spend, why not do both parks? Do SFGAm on the first day and then get up a little early on the second day, it's about a 5 1/2 hour drive from Chicago to St. Louis. SFStL can be done in a half day with room to spare.
The Boss is quite a fun ride. Not the best woodie out there, and the trains look cool, but the lapbars suck really bad. They will give you bruises. Screamin' Eagle is just a whole bunch of fun. Probably one of the best rides I've been on. Make sure you sit near the back, and keep your lapbar up a litte. Be prepared for a surprise after the far turnaround. :)
Ok This has been a great help, But with the rumor going around about a SROS heading to SFSL for 2002 taller, faster, ect then the other 3, It would make a hard decision for me. Anyway I would prefer a more peacful SF with short lines and Great woodies that sounds like Heaven to me! Oh and another great thing is They got a Mr. Freeze at there park and the one at SFOT was great and I here This one is smoother. On The other hand Of coarse SFGAM has more coasters........Ill just have to think about this really hard, Ive got 10 months to think it over.
SFGAm is my home park and it is awesome. I just recently went to SFSTL and was also awesome. Mr. Freeze is one of my favorites now, The Boss is an amazing woodie. It is huge!! There are parts where it is really really rough, but overall intense and incredible. Screamin Eagle has great airtime and it is pretty long. SFGAm has more coasters. Viper is one of the best. American Eagle is crazy in the back seat. V2 is awesome. Deja Vu... well you know. Shockwave is intense and rough, batman has always been awesome. Raging Bull really needs no explanation, it is one of the greatest. SFSTL is smaller than SFGAm but it is a great park. I would probably choose sfgam just for the reason of coaster count. It is a tough choice. ----------------- Neil, "Boy Genius, Hope of Mankind" http://kmlaser81.tripod.com/RockinCoasterSite/
I didnt really care for The Boss, to me it wasnt much more enjoyable than Mean Screach. It is beutiful to look at; but, it just didnt do much for me. Maybe it is the stinkin' trains, the same trains keep Legend in second place to Raven too. ----------------- 94 coasters for 2001
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sfne guy said: nah, to much money for both. but I seem to be leaning toward SFSL, and the new Hyper next year might just do it.
To much money? Here's something you might find helpful - on the way to St. Louis, stop by Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville. It's not far out of the way (if at all). Season passes are available for $39.99 early in the season, go to $46 through the first of June, and end up at like $49.99. You can do all the rides there, buzz over to SFStL, and run up to SFGam for just slightly more then a day's addmission to one park! And you can go home and use it at SFNE. And Holiday World is just off I-64 on the way to St. Louis. Just a suggestion...
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