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.
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. ----------------- Gone, a sense of confidence, I'm convinced that there's just too much pressure to take! - Linkin Park, Crawling
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?
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.
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...
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.