SFGAm - 8/11/02 - Bullet Point Review

Associated parks:
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Thursday, August 22, 2002 9:48 AM

ARRIVED: 9:30am

LEFT: 9:30pm

PARK APPEARANCE/ATMOSPHERE: Clean, slightly crowded but not too bad.

RIDE QUEUE TIMES: I can't recall exactly, but were on the short side. Nonetheless, I still spent the cash and used the FastPass throughout the day.

BEST EXPERIENCE: Operating the water cannons on the midway for Roaring Rapids...I spent quite a few dollars operating the head-chopper cannon #3. (It was tilted over and shot it's stream horizontally into the rafts at head level.)

WORST EXPERIENCE: Seeing a girl pass out at 1pm in V2's queue and watching my watch seeing how long it took to get medical personnel. (For the record...10 minutes)

MOST PLEASANT SURPRISE: Getting "harassed" (jokingly) by the senior op at Roaring rapids at 8pm about not letting me on it since I had my Coasterbuzz shirt on...He and I spoke later and had a few laughs

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Not much, really. The "Mardi Gras" theming was really weak, though.

COASTER RANKINGS

WITHOUT FLAW: Raging Bull - Back Seat! (but turn off the TRIMS!), Riding the Whizzer knowing it was NOT being torn down!, Finally sitting in the magical seat 1-3 on Viper - it's not a myth!

REALLY QUITE GOOD: Iron Wolf...no headbanging - but I was prepared and kept my head glued to the right side. Elgae Nacirema was a blast...I rode it three times throughout the day. DejaVu...first Train of the day, front row - it pays to wait for it first thing...it opened at 10:45.

COLD FRIES BAD Idiots and their groups who have to walk shoulder to shoulder to shoulder taking up the whole midway and then give you a dirty look for walking between them

JUST PLAIN AWFUL - Nothing

MAJOR NON-COASTER ACTIVITIES: Watched the Chinese acrobats (is the human body _supposed_ bend like that???), ate at Mooseburger lodge for the first time...great burger (line was long though) but the show was fun.

BEST NON-COASTER RIDE: Sky Cabin. I got some nice photos of the park.

OTHER COMMENTS: A nice day. Weather was PERFECT - high of 81 degrees and sunny...

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Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.
Thanks Great America!

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Thursday, August 22, 2002 1:14 PM

so that was you that i saw on that sunday.

i will comment on ride times a little.

-raging bull was 80 mins -iron wolf was only 30 mins i also noticed no head banging -batman was 50mins -whizzer 30 mins, ride time at night was much shorter and apsolutly awsome in the back seat

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