SF Great Adventure July 11th Awwwwwesssome

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 5:18 PM

Went to great adventure today with my ace shirt on and went this day in order to meet Mick Foley, who i learned was a fellow enthusiast.

First ride of the day was Nitro, after placing first in the footrace and destroying any competition in the race i took the first ride of the day in the front seat. Good ride my favorite in the park.

Next up Chiller. Robin side closed. Batman side open. No wait, good ride gotta love those new lap bars.

Batman the ride was closed til three for what i later learned is called midseason track inspection.

Skull Mountain no wait back row meh usual short crummy ride.

Fantasy Fling i stopped at on my way cross the park to Medusa. Decent got me pretty dizzy.

Walk to Medusa and closed, for what they so scientifically described as "Uh Yeah its a really big mess" so wandered to runaway train. Underatted i think, especially with no wait.

Then i had some fun using the water blasters for the log flume and let me tell you these things rock, highly recommened. Then rode the flume, good stuff, luckily i didn't get squirted.

Viper was the next ride, and normally i defend this ride but that is no more. This hurt, really hurt you get off with your neck killing you. Hope it's removed.

Speaking of that i saw many survey flags in the viper/ lake area, i hope this is a good sign for next year.

Rode the stupid cow ride and enjoyed it, intense stuff there.

Rolling thunder with no wait, right side sadness. Slow, Squeky and painful.

GASM gotten much better now wait only got bashed once. rite b4 the corkscrews.

Now it was time to meet Mick Foley. Got in line at the festival area and was very pleased. He saw my ace shirt and began to talk to me about roller coasters, and told me how he was a fellow acer and went to his first event this year at stark Raven Mad.

Went on more rides later, got on nitro two more times, Medusa and Batman the ride and more i am just tired and dont feel like finishing it.

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Track Record: 110 and counting.....

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 8:45 PM

PatMan007 said:

Speaking of that i saw many survey flags in the viper/ lake area, i hope this is a good sign for next year.



It is...

You'll be FLYING over to SFGAd in 2003! :)

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-Rob Vaccaro

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:26 PM

Nitro and Medusa both ROCK!! :) I LOVE those coasters! :)

Jo
2000 Raptor Crew
Gemini 100 "Survivor"

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Cowboys dig cowgirls in trucks
Cowgirls dig cowboys in Wranglers! ;)

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:01 AM

I could have one the footrace to Nitro on opening day. I just wasnt right at the rope when they dropped it. All these middle aged woman and kids were ahead of me, but I pushed through and sprinted like there was no tomorrow! I was 9th in line, not great, but I was proud of myself. Next year is a different story! Mwahahahahaha..

By the way, great trip report! SFGADV is my home park too. I still havent ridden batman with lapbars!!

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Friday, July 12, 2002 8:12 AM

I was there yesterday as well. Here's my take on the park.

I found Nitro to be a huge disappointment. The ride didn't feel like it was going anywhere near 80 MPH, and the brakes during the ride as well as mid course killed any excitement it had going for it. There is no comparison between S:ROS at SFNE and Nitro in my opinion and I can't believe Nitro was rated at a top steel in America.

GASM was an OK roller coaster but the brakes killed this ride too. I found most of the roller coasters here to have too many brakes during the ride.

Batman the chiller, on the other hand, has to be one of my favorite coasters now. The launch was unreal, and besides the uncomfortable seats, this ride was a 10. I absolutely loved it. SFNE needs to rip down Flashback and put on of these puppies there (or a similar launched coaster.)

Overall, I enjoyed the park and it didn't seem too crowded.

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Friday, July 12, 2002 11:39 AM
Hey Vassk, im sorry to hear that you werent impressed with Nitro :(, but glad that you were impressed with the chiller! It sure is a great ride. What rides did you think had a lot of brakes? Im glad that the MCBR on GASM is on hard, the headbanging would be pretty bad in the second half if it wasnt.. The only ride with breaking is nitro because of trim brakes, but they dont take off much speed anyway.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 11:49 AM
They should make Nitro run wild like not using the brakes on hard which they really don't I heard RB got the brakes on bad. I bet many more people will like Nitro more if the brakes wasn't on hard but I love it.
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Friday, July 12, 2002 12:29 PM

I agree. A ride like Nitro does not need brakes after the second drop. I couldn't believe it when the train slowed down. Then the midcourse breakrun ended any thoughts of me getting some air on the final hills.

GASM had some breaks after the first loop and the mid course almost stopped the coaster dead.

But the Chiller.......

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:36 PM

Hey PatMan what Great Adventure did you go to?

I waited over an hour for Batman Chiller that morning, i must have got there too late.....damn construction!

And Batman the ride opened around noon or such.........I know, I was there, 2nd train out, 5-10 minute wait.

I'll be typing my TR soon, possibly tonight to give my take on my first trip to this park.

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Welcome back riders, how was your ride...Enjoy your day, here at Cedar Point, America's roller coast.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:00 PM

I don't know what it is, either imaginary, or just psychological, because Nitro isn't trimmed at all. Besides the mcb, the other trims are never, or very lighty used. There is only the trim before the hammerhead, and even that isn't bad.

A lot of people think the trim by the onride photo always sucks a lot of speed away.The truth is, that trim is NEVER on! Its an emergency trim brake, tht if it vallied, it would close and the train would be stopped. Similar brakes are found on BKF and SUF.

Nitro isn't trimmed. You take RB, where the third hill trim has been among discussion lately, is ALWAYS on.

You have to know how, when, and where to ride nitro and get the best ride.

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How much more floorless can they get?

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Monday, July 15, 2002 11:01 AM

I rode it in the back row and the second row and both were disappointing. The train slowed after the second hill when I was there.

I just rode SROS in New England Sat. and I can't even put these two coasters in the same sentence. How was Nitro #4?

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Monday, July 15, 2002 12:27 PM

Joeboxers78 said:

Hey PatMan what Great Adventure did you go to?

I waited over an hour for Batman Chiller that morning, i must have got there too late.....damn construction!

And Batman the ride opened around noon or such.........I know, I was there, 2nd train out, 5-10 minute wait.

I'll be typing my TR soon, possibly tonight to give my take on my first trip to this park.

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Welcome back riders, how was your ride...Enjoy your day, here at Cedar Point, America's roller coast.



Well i won the footrace to nitro and then directly after went to chiller and had no waits on both. Batman i got on at like 4 with a 30 min wait cause it was closed when i was in movietown.

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Track Record: 110 and counting.....

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Monday, July 15, 2002 12:43 PM
Thats awsome that Mick Foley is a Coaster Enthusiast.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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