SF - Great America (5/12/00)

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Monday, May 15, 2000 6:03 AM
If Six Flags runs the Ohio park like they do GA, Cedar Point has nothing to worry about. I definitely got an appreciation of how good my home park really is after this trip.

I'm also glad that we had season passes for Six Flags and didn't have to fork out the $40.00 admission for a park that barely had half of its atttractions operating and that was only open until 6:00 PM. Still had to pay $8.00 to park the car. Fortunately most of the coasters were running on this day. Rides like their skycoaster, ferris wheel and all of their water rides were closed for the day however some of the Spin & Barfs opened up later in the afternoon. We could have used the water rides on this day given that it felt more like the middle of August rather than the middle of May. But most of their kiddie rides and skill games remained closed for the entire day. Its was very disappointing. Another problem came when we had to purchase one ticket for person who forgot their season pass. It was bad enough that this person had a difficult time speaking English but it's pretty bad when the person didn't know if they could accept Visa or MC for payment! An this was NOT the first day of the new season. It was also a bit unnerving having to go thru a metal detector and having any bags completely searched at the gate. It really slowed the line to get in the park. I also grew tired of the canned instructions on the loading platform. It would have been nice to let the ride ops be a little creative and rattle off some statistics to add to the intimidation of the ride. But then again, the ride ops showed little interest.

Well enough of the bad and on to the good. I really liked how SF does a good job of theming each area of the park and they also do a very good job of hiding the queue lines from the midways. It made it feel like you were in that themed area rather than in an amusement park. Another plus was the rather short waits for the rides. Our longest wait was 15 minutes for 愀最椀渀最 刀甀氀氀Ⰰ 愀 ㈀  ✀ 䈀☀䴀 䴀攀最愀ⴀ吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 漀瀀攀渀攀搀 氀愀猀琀 礀攀愀爀⸀ 䴀愀渀礀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 琀栀愀琀 眀攀爀攀 漀瀀攀爀愀琀椀渀最 眀攀爀攀 攀椀琀栀攀爀 眀愀氀欀ⴀ漀渀猀 漀爀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀 眀愀椀琀猀⸀ 圀攀 搀攀昀椀渀椀琀攀氀礀 最漀琀 漀甀爀 猀栀愀爀攀 漀昀 爀椀搀攀猀 椀渀 椀渀挀氀甀搀椀渀最 洀漀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 洀愀樀漀爀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀吀栀攀 刀椀搀攀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀刀愀最椀渀最 䈀甀氀氀 ⴀ 䈀☀䴀 洀愀礀 栀愀瘀攀 挀漀洀攀 甀瀀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀椀爀 戀攀猀琀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 礀攀琀℀ 䤀昀 礀漀甀 愀爀攀 愀 昀愀渀 漀昀 愀椀爀琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 礀漀甀 栀愀瘀攀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 琀栀椀猀 戀愀戀礀℀ 䄀渀搀 猀椀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀⸀ 䌀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀 眀椀琀栀 愀 ㈀ 㠀✀ 搀爀漀瀀 甀渀搀攀爀最爀漀甀渀搀 愀琀 㜀㌀ 䴀倀䠀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 琀眀椀猀琀攀爀 栀愀猀 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 挀愀洀攀氀 戀愀挀欀猀 漀昀 愀渀礀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 䤀 栀愀瘀攀 猀攀攀渀 漀爀 爀椀搀搀攀渀⸀ 䤀昀 礀漀甀 愀爀攀 渀漀琀 瀀甀氀氀椀渀最 䜀✀猀Ⰰ 礀漀甀 愀爀攀 昀氀漀愀琀椀渀最 椀渀 礀漀甀爀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 愀椀爀 攀瘀攀渀 挀漀渀琀椀渀甀攀猀 愀昀琀攀爀 琀栀攀 洀椀搀 挀漀甀爀猀攀 戀爀愀欀攀 愀渀搀 昀椀渀椀猀栀攀猀 眀椀琀栀 猀漀洀攀 琀椀最栀琀 琀甀爀渀猀 昀漀爀 猀漀洀攀 最漀漀搀 氀漀眀 猀瀀攀攀搀 䜀✀猀⸀ 刀䈀 栀愀猀 猀漀洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 挀漀洀昀漀爀琀愀戀氀攀 猀攀愀琀猀⸀ 䤀琀 愀挀琀甀愀氀氀礀 昀攀氀琀 氀椀欀攀 礀漀甀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀椀猀 琀栀椀渀最 眀栀椀氀攀 椀渀 礀漀甀爀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 爀攀挀氀椀渀攀爀⸀ 䤀昀 琀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 漀渀攀 渀攀最愀琀椀瘀攀Ⰰ 椀琀 椀猀 愀渀 愀渀渀漀礀椀渀最 琀爀椀洀 戀爀愀欀攀 最漀椀渀最 甀瀀 琀栀攀 琀栀椀爀搀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 圀栀椀氀攀 礀漀甀 猀琀椀氀氀 挀愀琀挀栀 最漀漀搀 愀椀爀 最漀椀渀最 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀栀椀爀搀 栀椀氀氀Ⰰ 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀 氀漀瘀攀 琀漀 猀攀攀 椀琀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀 琀栀愀琀 琀爀椀洀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀嘀椀瀀攀爀 ⴀ 䄀渀漀琀栀攀爀 洀甀猀琀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀 戀愀挀欀 眀漀漀搀椀攀 眀愀猀 愀 戀椀最 猀甀爀瀀爀椀猀攀 椀渀 琀眀漀 眀愀礀猀⸀ 䄀氀漀琀 漀昀 瀀甀渀挀栀 昀漀爀 愀 ㄀  ✀ 眀漀漀搀椀攀 愀渀搀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 昀攀眀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 栀愀氀昀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 椀猀 戀攀琀琀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 栀愀猀 瀀氀攀渀琀礀 漀昀 栀攀愀搀 挀栀漀瀀瀀攀爀猀 愀氀漀渀最 眀椀琀栀 猀漀洀攀 椀洀瀀爀攀猀猀椀瘀攀 愀椀爀⸀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀匀栀漀挀欀眀愀瘀攀 ⴀ 䄀渀 猀琀攀攀氀 䄀爀爀漀眀 氀漀漀瀀攀爀 ⠀㜀 琀椀洀攀猀⤀ 挀愀渀 戀攀 猀甀洀洀攀搀 甀瀀 椀渀 漀渀攀 眀漀爀搀⸀ 伀唀䌀䠀℀℀℀℀℀℀ 吀爀愀椀渀猀 漀昀昀攀爀 渀漀 氀攀最 爀漀漀洀 琀栀攀渀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 挀爀愀洀洀攀搀 椀渀 戀礀 琀栀攀 漀瘀攀爀 琀栀攀 猀栀漀甀氀搀攀爀 爀攀猀琀爀愀椀渀琀猀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 戀攀椀渀最 猀攀渀琀 琀栀爀甀 㜀 瘀攀爀礀 琀椀最栀琀 椀渀瘀攀爀猀椀漀渀猀 愀琀 栀椀最栀 猀瀀攀攀搀⸀ 䤀昀 礀漀甀 氀椀欀攀 戀攀椀渀最 琀漀爀琀甀爀攀搀Ⰰ 礀漀甀 眀椀氀氀 氀椀欀攀 椀琀⸀ 䘀漀爀 洀攀Ⰰ 䤀✀氀氀 瀀愀猀猀⸀ 䌀愀渀 猀漀洀攀漀渀攀 瀀愀猀猀 洀攀 猀漀洀攀 瀀愀椀渀欀椀氀氀攀爀猀㼀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀䈀愀琀洀愀渀Ⰰ 吀栀攀 刀椀搀攀 ⴀ 一椀挀攀 琀栀攀洀椀渀最 洀愀欀攀猀 琀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀椀猀 䈀☀䴀 匀䰀䌀 最漀 焀甀椀挀欀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 樀甀猀琀 琀漀 戀愀搀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 猀甀昀昀攀爀猀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 猀愀洀攀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀⸀ 䤀琀猀 漀瘀攀爀 琀漀漀 焀甀椀挀欀⸀ 䤀琀猀 戀愀猀椀挀愀氀氀礀 愀 猀椀渀最氀攀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀 戀愀挀欀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀ 匀䘀 氀椀猀琀猀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 愀琀 ㈀ 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 䤀琀 昀攀氀琀 洀漀爀攀 氀椀欀攀 ㄀ 洀椀渀 ㄀㔀 猀攀挀漀渀搀猀⸀ 䜀漀漀搀 攀氀攀洀攀渀琀猀 愀渀搀 琀椀最栀琀 氀漀漀瀀猀 洀愀欀攀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 攀渀樀漀礀愀戀氀攀 戀甀琀 椀琀 樀甀猀琀 琀漀漀 猀栀漀爀琀℀㰀戀爀㸀਀㰀戀爀㸀਀䤀爀漀渀 圀漀氀昀 - aka Head Banger!! This is what happens when you take a B&M stand up and shoehorn it an area barely big enough to change your mind! Continuous tight turns, direction changes and a few inversions has you head and ears smacking the restraints throughout the entire ride. Thankfully its a short ride. Can somebody pass the Tylenol?

American Eagle - This impressive looking 150' out and back racing woodie looks like it's ready to deliver a great ride with plenty of air. Too bad it doesn't even come close. After dropping down the good first hill, the ride might as well be done. Thanks to two ridiculous trim brakes that nearly stop the train each time in the middle of the course, it a lame ride.

The nice part was that I got to ride Raging Bull 7 times before we left for the day. I could have ridden it even more.

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