SFA 10/28 Last train on S:ROS & More

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Sunday, October 28, 2001 6:28 PM
Having worked two very long days in a row, it was hard to muster up the engergy to travel to Largo. But, duty called, being that it was the last day. Just inside the gate I immediately ran into Coasterbuzz member Sam A. Marks (SAM) and his friend Bob. Sam and Bob signed up for the Skycoaster and I decided to pass (for now). We traveled down to Gotham City and passed on both S:ROS and Batwing, which both had long lines. Both only had one train running (this changed later). So, we went back and rode Roar instead. Afterwards, we went and got FastLane tickets for Mind Eraser, Roar, Wild One, and S:ROS. The lady at the guest services desk was very nice, and she also gave us directions (not that we needed them) to Mind Eraser, our first ride timewise. We hit the Zambora show next, and I have to say I was pretty impressed. Without giving any details away, it's an illusion that involves a metamorphasis. After riding Wild One and Two Face, we went and got something to eat at Heritage House. It was during our dinner that I got talked into being the third wheel, so to speak, on the Skycoaster. Since they had half-price today, it was only $5 to add me on. I've been looking at Skycoasters for years, and I've never gotten up the nerve to go on one. Today is the day I guess. There was also the added bonus that I would get to pull the ripcord. Gee, thanks Sam & Bob:) After all the harnesses and rigging were taken care of, we quickly ascended the 100ft. climb. I know what some of you are thinking "Gee, it's only a 100 feet.". That's not comforting at all when you get up there, and you're the one faced with the chore of pulling the plastic piece that seals your fate. Since there were three of us, we flew back and forth quite a few times. I found it really fun, and not quite as scary as it looks from the ground. I'm not saying I would get on the 300ft. model so easily though. Afterwards, we decided to meet back at S:ROS later for our last FastLane ride, so I went and rode flat rides for a while. I rode Iron Eagle, Octopus, and then the Krypton Comet, where any heat that was in my body left. It was during this time that they added an extra train to Batwing and S:ROS. We considered riding Batwing, but the line was still too long. So, we hung out at S:ROS for the rest of the night. We added three more enthusiasts to the mix, including my friend Diane. Words cannnot describe how cold S:ROS was tonight. We all waited and got the last train on S:ROS. So I got the first ride on Batwing and the last ride on S:ROS this year. Pretty cool. Hope everyone stays safe during the winter, and I'll see you in 5 1/2 months.*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 10/28/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 10/28/2001. ***

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Monday, October 29, 2001 2:28 AM

Intamin Fan said:
we went and got something to eat at Heritage House. It was during our dinner that I got talked into being the third wheel, so to speak, on the Skycoaster. *** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 10/28/2001. ***

Bob and I had a great time spending closing day with you! You forgot one comment that will make the SFA Haters Squirm. When we were finished eating, and before we had all stood up to step away from the table, they were ALREADY cleaning it!
I'll miss the park, but everyone please note:
I've secured a Mid-Winter Walkthru for sometime in February so we can all see what an Amusement Park looks like in the winter. (more details to come)
 
SAM

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