POV of Wild Thing posted on Americacoasters.com

Posted Thursday, January 31, 2002 5:46 AM | Contributed by xbombman

ACN has posted a POV of Wild Thing at Valleyfair. Manufactured by Morgan, Wild Thing stands 207 ft. high and reaches speeds of 74 mph.

Video available in Quicktime and Windows Media formats.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Thursday, January 31, 2002 7:31 AM
Wild Thing rocks. The best part is that the park usually isn't very crowded, so you can ride it over, and over, and over. Sometimes it even makes me reconsider my top 5. In fact, once I ride MF a couple more times (I've only ridden it twice), I wouldn't be surprised if Wild Thing knocks MF down on my list. MF is great, but just doesn't have enough airtime. Wild Thing is a serious airtime machine.

[EDIT:] Just finished downloading the movie. It's worth watching, for sure. But don't judge the coaster from the video. It really doesn't do it justice.

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*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 1/31/2002. ***

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Thursday, January 31, 2002 10:39 AM
It's definately underrated. It gets almost zero attention, especially compared to the other CF parks with Morgan hypers, Steel Force and Mamba.

And besides being an airtime machine, it's often a brake machine.

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Thursday, January 31, 2002 12:11 PM
The brakes didn't seem to be on too hard in that video.  It looks like a cool coaster.  Nice airtime.
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Thursday, January 31, 2002 6:06 PM
Cool video, very good footage and the camera is very still which makes it awesome.  That ride looks very smooth and cool.  Seems like you get a nice bit of air time.  And all those turns before the MCBR seem very very fun.
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Thursday, January 31, 2002 11:30 PM
Wild Thing does indeed rock!, and having ridden in the rain with the brakes off A W E S O M E !!! - *** This post was edited by coastermonkey on 2/1/2002. ***
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Friday, February 1, 2002 12:15 AM
I think Wild Thing should get some attention.
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This will be my 8th year at Valleyfair looking foward to it!
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Friday, February 1, 2002 7:34 AM

I've never noticed any brakes on it. Where are they ?
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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
Visit: http://www.dynamicgroove.com
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Friday, February 1, 2002 6:49 PM
Good! I have been looking for a video of Wild THing!!
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Saturday, February 2, 2002 8:07 AM
Joe Carroll, there are only 2 set brakes on Wild Thing. The first set is before you come up to the bunny hops and the last one is there are brakes before you come to the station. Does this help?
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This will be my 8th year at Valleyfair looking foward to it!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2002 5:02 AM

In fact, once I ride MF a couple more times (I've only ridden it twice), I wouldn't be surprised if Wild Thing knocks MF down on my list. MF is great, but just doesn't have enough airtime. Wild Thing is a serious airtime machine

What year did you ride MF?  2000 or 2001?  Because MF ran much faster once they got the wheel compounds just right.  '01 rides in broad daylight were better than night runs in early 2000.

As for WT's acclaim...I'm afraid that butt-dragging turnaround will always keep it out of the limelight.  The other CF family hypers change direction in fashions that are short, sweet and loaded with laterals.  Too bad we had to get our Morgan hyper first.  Have you boarded SF or Mamba?

-'Playa *** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 2/13/2002. ***

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 12:38 PM
Great coaster, but where is the POV on the site, I can't find it.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 5:07 PM
ya I don't think it's there anymore.

If anyone can find it again, contact me at Thrillrider16@yahoo.com

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