SFGAM - 6/4 - Walk On Wildness

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 9:25 PM
You've had those days. After a long day at work, you just need to get to the park and ride a few coasters. Today was one of those days. My wife and I, along with another couple, decided to make our way down to SFGAm after work to get a few laps in.

Time in Park: 7 - 9 P.M.

Rides: 5

First ride: Wizzer. Row 1. This ride was our first incling of what we were to expect the rest of the night. Walk on. There were 3 people in front of us. Excellent ride, as usual. As the trees continue to grow, this ride just keeps getting better.

Second ride: Viper. 4:2. This coaster is amazing. Again, an absolute walk-on. There were 4 people ahead of us. The headchoppers are amazing, and the airtime is incredible, even in the fourth row. My favorite ride of the night!

Third Ride: Bull. 6:1. Decent ride. It seemed that the trims were on especially heavy tonight. I really missed the usual airtime. I've had good rides in the front lately, the middle is lackluster. It's been a while since I've gone to the back... Maybe Saturday. Line started at the bottom of the first set of stairs right after the switchbacks ended. About a 15 minute wait.

Fourth Ride: V2. Walk On. We got there about 8:15, and waited for one train before it was our turn. I don't remember what row we were in, but it was in the middle. Typical V2 ride. It's pretty consistent.

Fifth Ride: Superman. About a 15 minute wait. Rode 3:3. I still can't get over those G-forces at the bottom of the Pretzel Loop. B&M are genius!

Other Updates/Stuff: Deja Vu is still trainless. Eagle only ran Blue Train backwards. It seems that all the wheel covers are back on B:TR. Iron Wolf was a walk on, but we skipped it. Columbia Carousel looks particulary striking with its new paint job!

Closed Attractions: Most stores, Most games, DV, SplashWater Falls, Log Flumes, Railroad, Go-Karts, most shows.

So many walk-ons, so little time. It's almost as we had ERT during a regular day.

Anyway, enough of my rambling...

D8 - who is still amazed at how few people were in the park.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 11:09 PM
Everyone still in school fool ;), plus everyone there (with light crowds and minmal suporting rides open) proably had there days full of Great America by the time you arrived, congrads on your luck.

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Summer 03-CP, HP, Canobie, SFNE, SFWOA, and SFGAm.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 5:11 AM
That's pretty good for only 2 hours. I don't think i'll ever have a better day at an amusement park like I had on the Sunday of last blast weekend. I did everything 3 times in 3 and a half hours. It was walk on city.
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TRoy
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Friday, June 6, 2003 4:14 PM

Touchdown said:
Everyone still in school fool ;), plus everyone there (with light crowds and minmal suporting rides open) proably had there days full of Great America by the time you arrived, congrads on your luck.

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Summer 03-CP, HP, Canobie, SFNE, SFWOA, and SFGAm.


Except for me and 3 friends that were there. We skipped school to take our own class trip.

It was actually really crowded earlier. But at around 6 the park started to really empty out.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 8:34 PM
I could have sworn the Carousel was painted last year. I commented on it everytime I visited the park last year that I couldn't believe what a paint job did for the ride. Was a hallucinating or someting?

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Warning: I do not think like the average person. My remarks have plenty of thought behind them. Take it for what it's worth, if you disagree, please, feel free to express it, but don't put me down because of it.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 9:20 PM
You are not hallucinating, it infact, did recieve a new paint job last year.

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Shockwave @ SFGAm R.I.P 1988-2002
Top 5 Coasters at SFGAm 1)S:UF 2)RB 3) DV 4)V2 5)Viper
Total number of coasters ridden=43

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 8:25 PM
HOW COULD YOU NOT RIDE THE BULL IN THE BACK!

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If you haven't rode Raging Bull in the back row you haven't lived.

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 8:52 PM
Yes, the columbia was painted in '02.

Also, I went with my singing group on the Friday before memorial day and it was crowded! You must have gotten really lucky!

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Monday, June 9, 2003 6:52 AM
Re: Columbia... I only went once last year (No season pass, no job to be able to afford tickets more than once.) Anyway, still looks good!

Re: Bull in Back Seat... I've ridden back row 4 or 5 times (out of the maybe 30 laps I've taken), and just like the front better. But, in all fairness, next time I'm there, I'll take a lap in last row, and re-evaluate!

d8


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