SFGAm 7-30-02, Viper Improvement!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 6:37 PM

I got to the park at about 9:30 and it was already crowded. I thought it was the morning rush but I was wrong.

When we were let into the park we ran to Deja Vu and we were in the station within 5 minutes. We waited for front row, and after 4 trains, it broke down. The break down was supposedly just "cleaning up blood," but I was too far too see. It was about a 20 minute delay. We waited about an hour before we actually got on. The ride was fun in the front row, but not as good as I thought it would be. 7/10

They had just opened Splash waterfalls, so we rode it since it was so hot. We waited about 15 minutes. Fun, not much to say. 5/10

We then went to make our appointment at Dare Devil Dive.

Next we went to the other side of the park, we wanted to get Loggers run in before we dried from Splash Waterfalls. We waited an astounding 45 minutes. 6/10

We ate lunch in the car.

It was about 2:00pm so we went to viper. As you know, I usually don't like riding Viper because of the annoying station. But that has changed! When we got in the station there was an employee there. She said "How many is in your group," and i said "5," and she told us to go in any row. It was so empty in the station. I really liked the "semi-assigned seating." It made it less crowded, you knew which row you were in, and you knew you weren't cutting in front of people. Oh yeah, the ride was great too! 10/10

We then went on Raging Bull. We waited 45 minutes. We sat last row. It was Fun. 8/10

Next was AE backwards. Waited 30 minutes. We got to race, so it was fun! 7/10

Next we rested for 30 minutes.

Then onto Dare Devil Dive. I love this ride. The ride-ops were hard to understand on the paltform. One of them had an accent and the other mumbled heavily. The kept giving us directions, and it was hard to understand. They were the rudest employees I have ever encounterd at SFGAm. After all that I still believe the ride was very fun. 9/10

Next was V2. We waited 30 minutes. When we finnaly got into the station, and picked our rows, We watched the train go. It blasted off with great speed and suddenly stalled half way before it reached the twisted spike. I felt sorry for the riders who were on it and had to suddenly stop while going almost 70mph. They tested it within 5 minutes and it did the same thing. They tested it one more time and it worked fine. So we were on in 3 trains after that and all I can say is, "I love this ride, no matter what!" 9/10

I think the park was really crowded today for a Tuesday. It was more crowded than opening weekend. The lines weren't too bad but the midways were crowded.

Note: There was a banner over Whizzer's sign that Reads:

Bon Voyage. Thanks for the memories. Ride Whizzer for the last time on August 11.

It was sad to see the sign.

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V2 can't be compared to any of the rides in SFGAm!The Vertical Drop was amazing!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 6:54 PM
Did you go on Whizzer?

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 7:39 PM

Seems to me that 'bon voyage' means it is going somewhere... Other than the scap heap.

I was there today, too. Basically I just rode Bull a lot, Viper once, and Deja Vu. Never really strayed outside of that area. I was too scared to go to V2/Batman because I saw the insane line for DEMON.

Yes, Demon. Back me up on this one... :)

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 7:51 PM
Hey it was pretty big Sunday! I agree that Viper has improved both before boarding and during the ride. It continues to climb on my list, and I still cannot believe that SF built this one! Eagle backwards and Whizzer stole the show though, esp at night when both ran without the usually heavy brakes. I too heard that Whizzer is being carefully removed....we'll see.
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Brad Sherman
BuzzCon Frequent Flyer, responsible for guests fleeing the queue in horror!
Model coasters and rides
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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 8:05 PM
I doubt they mean much by "Bon Voyage" other than it's going out. The phrase probably means nothing, though most of us are hoping otherwise. I've noticed Eagle is running without trims upon entering the helix almost everytime I go. One thing about Viper's line... What you've witnessed isn't always the case. I came across an orginized line once, and the next time I went, it was back to chaos. :(

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Thank You for challenging TOS: The Ride. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day, here at SFCB.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2002 8:08 PM
I-Nar, I was there 7/29 and we waited more than half an hour for demon!! The line was all the way out to the entrance and then once you get back to the station, every single queue right outisde the station was being used! It was horrible!! The ride was ok though.

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Raging Bull= 107

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 5:32 AM
I actually prefer the chaos in the Viper station because almost nobody goes to the last two rows in the front car because they are always blocked in. A few "excuse me's" and I am in line for 1.3 with a two or three train wait while all the other schmucks in the station have a 5 or 6 train wait for their rows. Considering 1.3 is the only place I will ride this coaster now(yes, I am spoiled), I dont want my seat "assigned" to me.

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Thursday, August 1, 2002 6:36 PM
No I did not ride Whizzer MikeMir87. Since it was crowded, we decided not to go on it. I am planning on going sometime before August 11 for sure to ride Whizzer!

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V2 can't be compared to any of the rides in SFGAm!The Vertical Drop was amazing!

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