Riding Shivering Timbers

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:06 AM

Last edited by Sterling94, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:05 PM
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:51 AM

Just go on a day when you have to park mid-Timbers

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Ah, good times. Six years now and counting...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:48 PM

Um... is that a Vater-back?

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 4:06 PM

That's funny. I wasn't around for that history but I was at Michigan's Adventure earlier this summer when the entire parking was full; not a spot remaining. I found myself wishing that it was full only to "mid-Timbers." ;)

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:59 PM

Not it's best year but far from the worst. Couple years ago after work was done on the helix she was running tops all around. This year there is a sharp bump going up the second and third hills and the rest is still better than most other 20+ year old woodies I have been on.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:05 PM

Eh, what do you know?

oh.....

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Monday, August 27, 2018 11:25 AM

I just rode ST Friday (8/24). I dont know what everyone is complaining ST being rough!! It had a few rough spots but nothing where I would not ride it. I rode back seat at least 8 times that day. It rained in the afternoon and loosened up and was giving some really good rides after that. So I think its definitely rerideable but I also think Voyage is also.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:53 AM

I rode the very back in May and it was a little rough but nothing too bad. The train was full also. I guess I'm numb to roughness after riding Mean Streak all the time in the back

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:56 PM

Rode it about a month ago. Still one of the best woodies out there. Too bad it's at such a small park.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:51 PM

I wonder how hard it would be to move it to Dorney.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 1:50 PM

ApolloAndy said:

I wonder how hard it would be to move it to Dorney.

Now that's really funny! I would actually be ecstatic if it were moved to Dorney, as that's one of the few parks to which I can actually drive. Needs to stay where it is, however, b/c it's about the only reason I can think of to visit MA. The trip to Michigan really made an impression on me b/c it was still daylight at 10pm and it is never ever daylight in Philly at 10pm. Anyway, I'm sorry they removed the trick track from Shivering Timbers - at least that's what I heard - as that was one of the things I enjoyed about the ride.

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Monday, December 31, 2018 2:09 PM

Sad to hear about Shivering Timbers being rough. I has been a while since I have been on it, and there are spots that I cringe on. The Swoop turn is crazy rough, and the helix at the end of the ride shakes you silly.

I am probably one of only a few people that are glad they took out the trick track. But, I think it would have been cool if they put a tunnel over the small speed bump that replaced it.

But, ST's straight out and back portions, it's still one of the best wooden coasters I have been on. Can't say the same thing about the wildcat. I will hope that the Wildcat gets the RMC treatment. Does not need to invert, or maybe in one or two spots. It would also allow it to run two trains, and cut down on the two hour waits on a busy day. Besides, Mad Mouse, and a few of the better water rides, it can have the longest line in the park.

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Monday, December 31, 2018 2:19 PM

urumqi said:

That's funny. I wasn't around for that history but I was at Michigan's Adventure earlier this summer when the entire parking was full; not a spot remaining. I found myself wishing that it was full only to "mid-Timbers." ;)

I have been there on a full lot day. And, it is crazy packed. The girl who worked the parking booth, told me that they start parking people across the street in a dirt lot. She said there is a rare day when both lots are full, and you do not want to be there, as it is a mad house.

There were so many people in the water park, you could hardly move. And the coasters were 45 minutes to 2 hours for wildcat. The longest lines were for Grand Rapids and Funnel of fear both at 2 hours 45 minutes. Thunderhawk was about an hour. ST had the shortest line at 45 minutes.

First time I ever saw Corkscrew with a full Queue, with a wait of an hour and 15 minutes. But,went down to 40 once the water park opened.

Last edited by Timber-Rider, Monday, December 31, 2018 2:23 PM
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