Scandia, 11/7/09, First visit and the Screamer is awesome

Sunday, November 8, 2009 1:10 AM

My dad and I had been planning to stop at Scandia on Thanksgiving night on our way home from my cousins house, which is near the park. However while bored with nothing else to do today, we decided to go now instead. I had been talking about how I wanted to try out the Screamer for the first time, and he said "how about if we go now?", so we did. We were only there for 2 1/2 hours, from 6:00-8:30, but there isn't much else to do there, and with almost no lines, that was plenty of time. I won't list everything in order this time, since there wasn't that much to it.

Totals were Screamer 5 times, Little Dipper-3, since the ride op let us keep going around without stopping the ride, Viking Ship (dragon swing)-1, Nordic Spaceship (Gravitron)-1, Olga's Tilt-A-Whirl-1, Stockholm Raceway (go-karts)-1. All rides were walk ons or a 2-3 cycle wait at the most. They also had a "winter special" going in which an all-day pass was only $19.95, instead of the normal $22.95. Free parking was also nice. The all-day pass was well worth it. With ride tickets, my 5 rides on the Screamer alone would have been $37.50.

The main thing I wanted to talk about was how awesome the Screamer was. It is pretty intense, had great air-time on almost every drop and takes those sharp, flat turns at very high speed. I enjoyed it very much and now wish I would have rode it sooner than this. Also, the ride-op on this ride was very polite, and thanked me for buckling the seatbelt next to me the couple times my dad did not ride.

Sunday, November 8, 2009 7:22 AM

Man o man!

Sounds like the screamer was worth the trip. Only a true junkie would drive 2.5 hours to check out ONE coaster!

Sunday, November 8, 2009 5:55 PM

Point taken since the one coaster was the main purpose of the visit, but on Saturday, without rush hour traffic, it was only a 40 minute drive, each way. Yes, the Screamer was well worth it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:49 PM

Screamer IS awesome! The last car has several spots of frightening airtime. I consider it one of the best steel coasters in the country.

Sunday, November 22, 2009 8:23 PM

Yes, I loved it. It made it much farther up my ranking than I thought it would. I did have the last car a couple times and got whipped up and down in the seat even more than you do in the front. The slightly loose lap restraint probably added to the airtime too. Good lateral G's on those sharp turns too.


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