Then to Batwing. They really should construct a path to connect Gatham City with Crackaxle Canyon. Batwing is great like the one in Ohio. Feels like someone will fall out with the restraint system. This will happen some day, but not this season. 7/10.
Then off to the best ride in the park, the Wild One. This ride is probably the best ride in the company since the Villian belongs to Cedar Fair. The ride delivers such force in the final helix. 9/10. Then to ROAR. Its okay, but time for track work. The only smooth section is the parh under the tunnel. Therefore, the water from, lets see, maybe rain, has shrunk the wood, and the gauge is off by about 1/4-1/2 an inch. Now, get to work maintenance guys. Trust me, I do this for a living. 7/10.
Rode the free fall. 2 out of 3 cars working. 7/10. Did the walk thru by ROAR, and not bad. 6/10. Thank God no line for a change. Then did Mind Eraser. A bit rough, but not painful. 6/10. The smoothest SLC is still at Geauga Lake, followed close by the Great Nor'Easter at Morey's. They had Blizzard River running, but the heavy rain closed it, so I will get to it next visit.
This is a good park that should be performing better. The games are decent, and they have lots of shows. They now need to jump to a few large food service locations to boost revenue, and reduce the number of themed areas. They should run with Gotham City, Crackaxle Canyon, Southwest Territory, Looney Toon Land, and some sort of Nautical land.
They will do well with Hurricane Harbor next year.
As for the "reducing the number of themed areas," that's actually a reasonably good idea...the "Old Boston" area (the area around the Grand Theater" and the "Nantucket" area (mostly including that little row of buildings between Shipwreck falls and Iron Eagle) are both pretty undeveloped for themed areas. If they could extend the main street theme all the way to the Grand Theater, that might help a little, but I can see where you're coming from. As it is Gotham City takes up almost 50% of the park anyways.
Anyways, I'd love to hear which shows you went to. They usually do a good job with their Fright Fest shows. The keep the stunt crew around for a special "Scary Stuntshow" with a script just for fright fest, they use some of the Batman Stunt Crew and bike riders for a stunt scene on the train, and they get some other big names to fill other shows. They have Joe Romano...a magician who's been the headline performer at Universal and on the Disney Cruise Line as well as opening for many big name singers..whose been performing at the park for the last several years. His work is VERY GOOD and much better than you'de expect to see at an amusement park. It's REALLY a must if you get to SFA for Fright Fest...
You forgot about the pretty black, rotating cloud that came over the park while you were sitting in the Superman brakes for 5 minutes waiting for the operators to dispatch the second train!!!
Now that's a thrill ride!
If anything they need to add a little more to olde boston & Nantucket...especially in the area near octopus because other than that there aren't any really good rides over there at all.
For the love of humanity(& your head) Roar definitely needs some re-tracking during the off-season,it's getting to be so darn rough that it's almost unbearable...when it comes to re-rides give me Wild one any day or put new trains & much needed track work into Roar.
I would like to post a trip report reguarding Agent Johnson's fierce flatuence during our trip to SFA. Let's just say rancid tuna salad may smell better.
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