Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:38 PM
Friday, July 13th. AEC's apply here...
I never imagined I would use my SF season pass like a child's token at Chuckie Cheeses, but those who are over 30 will agree completely with me....What a DEAL! In my journeys to Aurora and Sandusky this past season, I have been joined by many different friends. I have read many Coasterbuzzers topics and trip reports relaying their "finds" of a person that have found to be their ultimate riding partner (opposite or same sex applies, here). This has been exceptional for the younger age group of our clique, but at 33, whoa, where did this person appear?
Our 2 hour drive was on a beautiful Friday morning, which found relatively short lines and a full day of riding the Big 4 three times a piece. Our two waits for X-Flight, were an hour to 90 minutes a piece. This was Michelle's favorite ride of the day, so much that she wanted more after our last lap at 10:30pm. On the first flip on to our stomachs, she released a huge SCREAM like most riders at that moment, that I laughed the entire course at her reaction. Personally, I'm enjoying X-Flight more with every lap. What a unique feeling of flight. I have yet to hang on to the handles which enhances the soaring feeling of the ride.
We rode Superman in the front two seats 3 times. In my previous visits, I have never seen the spikes sway in the wind like I did on that Friday...almost scary. I like the back, but the spiral effect of the front is worth my season pass. The Mind Bender and Big Dipper were great fillers between our trip to the back. I'm beginning to like the Big Dipper as much as the Blue Streak (DARE I SAY?). The head chopper effects are outstanding, especially when the monorail is passing overhead on the turn. Michelle enjoyed both of them as well, but banged her knee pretty good on the Big Dipper lap bar....oh well, goes with the territory.
I don't know if I will ride Raging Wolf Bobs again this season, I really don't. I like the woodie, but when they have had one train operations the last 3 trips....it's just not worth it, when the Villian and Batman are next door.
We rode the Villian in the front and the back. I wanted her to experience the difference. This is the BEST woodie in the area, no question! FLAT OUT, RELENTLESS!!! Michelle was on my lap most of the ride, which, as you can imagine, I didn't mind. And when she expressed that she didn't mind either, then...(wink, wink....Guys, I think I did alright here...).
She really enjoyed Batman, too...especially the overall theming of the ride. On our last lap, we bought the on ride photo, where we displayed our "Issac" technique to the camera at the appropriate time. The youngsters will not know the "Issac", but for the elderstatesmen of our group, you remember our favorite bartender from the Love Boat in the opening credit to the show. He points, like a gun, with both hands and a big cheesy smile....it's become our own personal joke.
One more thing: We rode Serial Thriller once, that was enough for Michelle, since her ears looked like the outer half of a lobster when returning to the station. BUT, and here's where I'll close, she smiled and wanted more!?!?!?! She asked what was next on the agenda without rehabbing her body. I only hope that the male gender of Coasterbuzz has found, or will find, someone like Michelle to ride with...it's worthwhile, trust me.
This Bud's for all of the Coasterbuzzers that made it through this trip report with a smile. Happy riding and have a great August.
There's nothing like a woodie...
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 9:07 PM
It seems that she gives new meaning to your signature! ;-)
"Let's go out and have some fun!" (New Order)
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 9:23 PM
KPJB...that cracks me up.
Woody...My friends and I do the "Issac" too! Of course, we are too young to remember Love Boat and don't have a clue who Issac is. We just call it "the guns" and do it for every single on-ride-photo. I have no clue why we do it but we do.
Coming to CP in 2002: Boeckling's Revenge! Yet another renovation to the Hotel Breakers!
Thursday, July 19, 2001 8:07 AM
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure is NOT the devil.
Thursday, July 19, 2001 12:29 PM
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure is NOT the devil."
Funny you should mention that because I just found ANOTHER horrible review of this park. This time the Pittsburgh City Paper, from a GP perspective. Here it is: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/rant.html
Monday, July 23, 2001 10:44 AM
Glad you had a good time, I am finaly realizing that there are some people here with brains.
What do the people in Pittsburgh know? Have you seen their baseball team lately? lmao.
"Villain-Once You Drop, The Fun Don't Stop!"~SFWoA Rules In 2001~X Marks The Spot In 2001(SFWoA)~With SFWoA ANYTHING Is Possible!
Monday, July 23, 2001 10:54 AM
Not to mention the fact that the review in the paper didn't even mention any of the rides...nice trip report, I hope to make it to SFWOA next year.
Monday, July 23, 2001 10:55 AM
"Have you seen their baseball team lately? lmao."
Can't argue with that statement. I wish I could but...