SFFT 6/1

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Monday, June 3, 2002 8:11 PM
We made our second trip of the year down to San Antonio and SFFT on Sat. While the parking lot didn't look too empty the majority of the crowd must have been in the water park as the coaster lines were very short. This was the first ingredient to a good day at the park. We started out by heading for Poltergeist.
Upon arriving at Poltergeist I was suprised to see that there was no line. We were able to walk all the way into the station house. There we saw the second surprise, two train operation. After five minutes we were able to get on the front. What a rush, I love Premier LIM coasters. I preferred FoF to Poltergeist but it was still a great time. We returned later for a ride in the back, and I determined that I liked the front better.

Next, we headed to S:KC my second favorite coaster, and a clear pick for the most underated coaster. Once again no line. Straight to the station house and a five minute wait for the front. This coaster gets a 9.5 out of 10 from me. The first drop is intense, and I have never experienced the type of air this coaster gives in the camelback twist. It has great pacing and is quite intense. We returned later to get a ride in the back and in the middle. I can't wait to go back again to ride some more.

After S:KC the 95 degree heat was starting to get to me so we heading for Gully Washer (river rapids) This was the longest line of the day for us. However, it was still only 45 minutes and provided some fun and enough wetness to cool me down.

After the Gully Washer it was over to the Rattler. Talk about a rough coaster. I don't usually complain about coasters, I don't even find the Texas Giant that rough, but the triple helix on this thing was just a brain batterer. On the positives the fan turn is a great rush, but the coaster quickly goes down hill from there. After getting knocked around, my wife said it had to be smooth rides for a while so we headed to get a quick trip on Roadrunner Express.

It was a walkon, and is an incredibly smooth mine train. The best one I have ever rode. It also is a little more fun and exhilarating than most. After this ride we headed for Scream. My first time on S&S towers. I really loved the shot up and the drop down, but the bouncing at the end was kind of nauseating. I wish that they could just drop you down again smoothly.

Other than the major rides we also did the Frisbee which was a great flat, and Der Twister (Top Spin) which was only moderately interesting to me. We didn't wait the 1 1/2 hours for Scooby Doo, too long for a kiddy ride for us, and I started to feel overcome by the heat before we got to Chaos. We also skipped Boomerang as I didn't feel any need to wait for it, although it is the best boomerang I have ever rode.

This is really the prettiest SF park I have seen though. There seems to be actual theming everywhere. The Superman theming leaves a little to be desired but other than that it is a great park. Only having five adult coasters is a little of a handicap but hopefully the replacement for Joker's Revenge next year will give us something to cheer about. I only hope they don't waste all that wonderful space on an Impulse.

*** This post was edited by Enigma13 on 6/4/2002. ***

Monday, June 3, 2002 8:47 PM
Thanks for the update! SFFT does seem to be 1 great coaster away from having a solid line up.

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