Quick TR: Three hours at SFWoA

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Monday, October 1, 2001 9:28 AM
Sept. 30, 2001 - Fright Fest Bring a Friend Free day.  I was worried about crowds but shouldn't have been.  There was no one there.  Me, my wife, my brother and a friend got to Aurora about 12:30 p.m. on a beautiful, blue-skied, puffy-clouded day. This was my second visit of the year, the first being in May before X-Flight opened.

First we hit Batman: Knight Flight.  We could have walked on but waited 3 trains for the front seat.  They were stacking about every other train.

I was blown away by this, my second ride on this coaster (bad luck with breakdowns on previous visits).  The many different kinds of forces are great, and no other ride gives you that strong whipping wind in the front seat.  The high point would be the strong turn after the first loop.

After a quick, waitless ride on Texas Twister (never again...nearly gave me an aneurism), we went to Villain, which had a 15-minute wait due to 1-train operation.  Hey at least they weren't stacking. ;)  This ride has gotten much rougher since May.  I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did then. 

Double Loop was next.  What can I say.  It's still surprisingly smooth.

Then we went for X-Flight.  We waited maybe 15 minutes for a back-row seat.  The seats are amazingly comfortable and secure, I thought.  And the ride simply blew me away.  It's just so different, so cool, so smooth.  I hate to put a Vekoma clone in my top three, but believe it or not, I think I had more fun on this ride than I did on Millennium Force.  Blasphemy!  But it's true.

Now we did two consecutive rides on S:UE, both with 5-minute waits, first in back, then in front.  I still like the back better.  But these rides made us a little nauseous, so we called it quits for the day. 

We did visit the arcade.  This is where the park needs some work.  Every game we tried, there was something broken (skee-ball didn't give us enough balls, pop-a-shot scoreboard didn't work, etc.).  We also got some very watered-down lemonade from a carny stand (there for Fright Fest), but that's hardly the park's fault.  Apart from the stench of skunk near the Villain, I noticed no excessive trash, filth, etc. 

We had a great time, overall. Thanks for reading.

Monday, October 1, 2001 1:19 PM
Yesterday was great... 9/30...
I got there at around 2pm... Got olot of rides..... BKF around 50.. ( I can not get enough of this awesome swiss B&M creation), SUE about 5, Big Dipper 2 ( Good Air-time),  Villain 2 ( not bad, 1 train Op sucks) X-Flight 2 ( I love this coaster, but I just wasnt feeling it yesterday....) And Roadrunner 2. ( I sorta like that coaster ) But not bad. BKF was never really my favorite, but now it is. I got to SFWoA abotu every week. Ever since May 6th ( Opening day ) And have about 200 on BKF, XFlight around 70, SUE around 150, Villain around 70, and others.... But BKF is now a top 5 coaster for me.. I love it. And riding it with shorts and a tee 9pm at night in 50* weather is awesome but cold...    My mom brought me a sweatshirt so I got warm (lol). And the midourse was OFF the last couple of rides, and didnt get out of my back seat on BKF. With harness all the way up MUCH airtime off the midcourse.... Awesome day!
Top 5...  1. Millennium Force  2. Raptor   3. BKF   4. S: ROS   5.  ROAR
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*** This post was edited by X SFWoA 115 on 10/1/2001. ***


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