SFGAM 7/2/01

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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 12:57 PM
We arrived at the park I call my homepark at around 11. We parked and as soon as I got in the park, i went to process my season pass. After we did that, we went towards The Southwest Territory. This area is superbly themed, probably my favorite area in the park as well. We got in line for Raging Bull, It seemed like a long line but it went pretty fast. It was all filled up, and it took around 30 minutes to get to the station. Before I say how great this ride is, I want to take the time to thank the ride ops working the ride. It was amazing how fast the train was dispatched. There was a train exiting the station everyminute or so. The ride was perfect. I feel bad for all the people that get stapled in on Nitro or Apollos Chariot, these ride ops didn't staple you, they check if its secure, and if it is, they move one. We left the station, and before we knew it, we where flying down the first hill. This ride is my favorite for a reason, It provides spectacular airtime, while keeping an interesting layout, and it never fails to thrill you. This was my 40th ride on the Bull, and it was my best to date. Do not miss this ride for any reason. Next we where off to ride V2. I like how they situate the que along the ride. It is always refreshing to hear the LIM's kick the train up the vertical tower, and its always funny seein the expression's on the GP's face, when they see the train being held by the brakes on the second tower...priceless. This was by far the longest line of the day, it was near 2 hours before we finally stepped into the trains. The seats where comfortable enough, but i prefer B&M trains anyday, any way, onto the ride. This ride competes with Raging Bull as the best in the park. Wow! What a rush! The launch is incredible, 1 second you're waiting, the next, you're halfway up the tower, and then backwards. This ride, short as it may seem, is magnificent. Intamin deserves an award for coming up with this, i love the sounds the brakes make when you're being held, facing the ground. This definatley deserves a re-ride. It was pretty crowded, and it was 2:30 by now. We decided to hit ShockWave, and then we would go out for lunch. Shockwave was fun, the secret to avoid headbanging is to push on the OTSR's with you're shoulders, but even then it give a rough ride. I like this ride, and once we got off, we re-rode it because there was no line. We went to lunch at the Burger King across the exit, and it took around an hour, when we got back, we hit the Viper. This ride gets better every time I ride it, it's so fast, lots of airtime, there was no line for this woodie, (my fave woodie) so we re rode it. These ride ops also handled the crowds well, the station, is usually crowded, this time, it was nice, very orginized. We re rode this goody of a woody (sorry) and headed for the American Eagle. The line was short, we took the red side, and they where racing! The race was awesome, red won, but the other times blue won, This ride was better than i remembered it. I really like this classic. Next we hit Iron Wolf. Wow! This ride takes you all the way back to the birth of B&M! I love this ride, a lot of people don't but i love the speedy transitions. I'ts a little too short, but still a good ride. On the lift hill i saw the Sky Whirl lying in pieces. Sad sight. Next we hit Whizzer. Fun ride, don't like the drop, but it's a classic. I really like the tight turns through the woods. Fun, but the line started growing, so no re-ride. After that we hit the Demon. This is an example of Arrow roughness, I like the the ride itself, i think they should work on getting softer restraints, maybe that will work. Next we hit the Giant Drop, This is the ride that I'm scared of! It's the anticipation that does, it, the few seconds that you wait to fall, wow, Intamin really knows how to freak you out. Next we went on Batman:TR. This is hands down, the best theming ever, I love it. It gets you in the mood, I love the drain, and the fan at the end, with the Batmanish music playing. The last time i rode a B&M invert was Montu in March, so my expectations where high. I was not disspapointed. The only part I didn't like about this ride is that it goes right into the lift, I like How Montu drops a little and turns, but Oh well, this ride is my favorite B&M invert, It fits so much into its short layout. I'm glad we have B:TR here at SFGAM. By this time it was 8, and we wanted to fit in 1 more ride on V2, and 1 more Bull ride. We did just that. I can't wait to ride Nitro again, I don't see anything wrong with the Bull. When we got done with V2 and the Bull, We still had a few minutes (30) so we decided to try Iron Wolf aagain. I like this ride better at night, Its such a twisted layout, you don't know where you are going. This ride was a walk on, so we decided that if we hurried we'd fit the Bull into our tight scheduale. B:TR was fun, as usual, I miss not seeing the strobe effect of the camera while you're waiting at night. Oh well, I like this ride better at night too. When we got off, it was 9:50, and we hurried to the Bull. It was a walk on. We got the red train, again, and enjoyed the ride to the max. After that, the park closed and we left. We waited about 15 minutes to get out of the parking lot, but that wasn't going to spoil our great day@SFGAM!


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Ozzfest 2001: The greatest show on earth!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 1:24 PM

RagingBullGuy said:
"I feel bad for all the people that get stapled in on Nitro or Apollos Chariot!"


I have never gotten stapled on AC. I don't know if they do on Nitro but I go to BGW all the time, nor once have I been pinned.
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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 3:02 PM
I meant the person that started that thread about getting stapled on AC.

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Ozzfest 2001: The greatest show on earth!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2001 9:47 PM
can't wait til I go there in 2 weeks!!!

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"Pootie Tang!"
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Wednesday, July 4, 2001 6:51 AM
StealthmF5m3: Maybe Deja Vu will be open...who knows.

I forgot to add that all trains where running for every coaster, 2 on B:TR, 3 on RB, 2 on IW, 3 on SW, 2 on Viper, 2 (per side) on AE, 3 on demon, and I forgot about the rest.
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Ozzfest 2001: The greatest show on earth! *** This post was edited by RagingBullGuy on 7/4/2001. ***
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