Robin side of Chiller opens to the public with lap bars

Posted Sunday, September 9, 2001 7:54 AM | Contributed by Chewman

The Robin Side of Chiller at SFGAdv opened this weekend after 10 months in hibernation. The coaster follows the lead of the Premier LIM launchers at Paramount's Kings Island and Paramount's Kings Dominion which opened this year to rave reviews with lap bars in place of over-the-shoulder restraints.

Sunday, September 9, 2001 8:02 AM
Man, when i went there this summer they werent even open...Now they made the ride even better...oh well theres always next visit.

 

Nitro#1

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Sunday, September 9, 2001 8:15 AM
i cant wait to get their to ride it...i've been waiting all summer for this.
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Nitro!!! #1
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 8:29 AM
I am glad lots of the parks are replacing those dang over the shoulder restraints.  I think the industry is realizing that a  seatbelt and a  lab bar is sufficient
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chill factor
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 8:40 AM
There is a ride review at sixflags.com.  The person got the second ride of the day.
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Formerly Xtremerider86
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 9:04 AM
I rode Robin yesterday and the ride rocks.  It is so much better.  The line was long but it was worth the wait.  I love the ride even more.  Now I can't wait till the Batman side opens.
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 9:09 AM
Did "they" close the Batman side now?

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Sunday, September 9, 2001 9:45 AM
Hopefully this bodes well for the Mr Freeze models
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 11:05 AM
I RODE IT!!!!!  Go read my ride reviw in the General forum.  And yes, the Batman train is no where to be found...I guess they already shipped it out to be given lap bars.
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Gone, a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take! - Linkin Park, Crawling

KoЯn still Яules!

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Sunday, September 9, 2001 11:31 AM
For those of you that have ridden it: How does a Cobra Roll feel with just a lapbar? :)

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"I can't dream anymore, since you left. I miss you singing me to sleep."- New Found Glory

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Sunday, September 9, 2001 11:44 AM
I called and they said Robin was closed and the Batman side was also.
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 1:26 PM
Is it going to be open for the rest of the year now?
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 3:20 PM
I rode it yesterday and it was amazing!!!  It seems so much faster than batman.
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 3:54 PM
what will batman be like with lap bars on... ;D
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Alien Ant Farm rules!
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Monday, September 10, 2001 10:16 AM
Yahoo I'm going to Great Adventure on 9/21 and 10/6.

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Remember that amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.

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Monday, September 10, 2001 12:29 PM
The ride is interesting on the internet (since I will NOT travel all that way to ride it), but I really can't see how it can make the ride better with lap bars. Can someone (who doesn't think they know it all) explain that to me?
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Monday, September 10, 2001 1:13 PM
It is alot smoother and doesn't bang your head around anymore thats what makes it better. If you ever rode a Premier coaster you would know the OTSR are HORRIBLE and PAINFUL.
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Monday, September 10, 2001 1:16 PM
Dude, you just have to ride it to really know.

I heard that Batman was going to be opened for the rest of the season, and then they were going to send the Batman vehicle off to the "shop." That's just what I heard.

Can someone tell me how doing the Zero-G roll felt with lap bars? I have never done that meanuver with lap bars. Just OTSR's. It must be awesome. I wish they would've done that before this season. I finally got up there only to find both sides closed. Bumber. Plus Viper is closed. Anyone know what's up with Viper? I can't wait to get back there, although, It will have to be sometime NEXT season. :*( But hopefully by then Batman will be opened with lap bars by then too. I'm so excited.

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Monday, September 10, 2001 5:06 PM
i was there a few times this summer and wondered what happened to robin. i'm quite excited, as this is my favorite ride at SFGA (well, Nitro's pretty great, but get's older quicker). i agree with medusafanatic to answer the question - the restraints on that ride were terrible. the line used to take forever not just because of the rides limited capacity, but because they made you take all of your jewelry/sunglasses off or else you would get hurt. SFMMLover, if you've ever ridden any ride by vekoma like Mind Eraser (with the exception of deja vu, which i've heard is better), it's a similarly painful experience. i'm excited that premier did this - i was afraid they'd just stop running the ride because of all the complaints. maybe vekoma will take a hint, as well...
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Monday, September 10, 2001 9:43 PM
Nelson, I rode Deja Vu and did NOT like it at all. It was one of the worst rides I've ever been on. In response to the girl who calls herself the queen of coasters, I don't really have to ride it to know how it is. Just a simple explanation of the statistics behind the ride and what some people, and I do mean some, think of it. In your case, I bet you love the ride, but that doesn't do anything for me. Medusa, that is all I needed to know, thank you.
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