Ragging Bull: 1st ride of the day and was a lot of fun. The airtime was great and it felt really fast for some reason.(since i last rode in 99'). This coaster is never a let down an always lives up to its hype. +10
American Eagle: Never rode this in my life till saturday. so I didnt know what to expect. This coaster was so much fun and is now in my top ten(wood).(seriously) Airtime was great and the helix thing was cool +10
Revolution: A nice small huss frisbee(nothing like Delirium) but was longer and gave more of a ride.+9
Fiddlers Fling: Most fun I have ever had on a flat ride. its like a scrambled egg ride gone insane! Loved every moment. Laughed so hard I cried.+10
After that we sat around checking out guys for like 2hrs and we ate. They have really good nachos.
Then we went on Stargate Sg 3000. Had no clue that that was the ride from the outside. No signs anywhere, just a giant rocket ship.Pretty good simulator. +7
Top Speed w/ Tim Allen: Total snooze fest. Don't waste your time. +1(AC)
Viper: Similar as the ones @SFMM and SFOG(georgia Cyclone. Pretty but felt very weird. +6
Train: Rode around the park Once
Iron Wolf: Waited all day to ride this and it finally opened right after we got off the train ride and we were 1st in line. I absolutely love this coaster. It packs such a big punch for such a small coaster. Alittle rough at parts. but I didn't mind. +9
Demon: Nice arrow coaster. Pretty smoothe (sp?)the corkscrews were fun.
B:TR- Waited an 1hr 1/2- Before you ask why? All my friends I went with had never been on it. Good as always and very intense. +10
And that was it. The park was packed and Superman had a 2 1/2hr wait and we werern't going to do that. V2 was closed and all the larger flats(king Chaos and Condor) had to long of lines for the ride. Overall the park was great and I have to say that SFGAM is the Best SF park out there. Good Job!(plus they have the cutest ride ops.) *** Edited 6/28/2004 4:48:58 AM UTC by Alizabeth***
On the other hand Viper at GAm. is widely considered to be a fairly good/very good/heavenly ride. It's definitely in my top 5 wood and at night it's scary good.
Not to say that you should've liked it or anything, but try 1-3 at night next time you go and see if that changes your opinion. *** Edited 6/28/2004 5:14:09 AM UTC by ApolloAndy***
Glad you had fun at Great America. Saturdays during the height of summer is not a time I would visit the park. Next time you go, you might want to try a Sunday or a weekday. You might find shorter waits that way.
Glad to see I'm not the only one that has done "exhaustive" research to check out all the seats on Viper. Actually, lots of folks have said the same thing and I usually make it a point to tell people I hear complaining about the ride to check out 1-3/
Without fail they are always more impressed after riding in that seat.
I think Viper as a rule, is very tempermental with weather conditions compared to some other coasters. It just seems to be it's nature. Riding it after a rain is pure torture with all the squealing and it's very sluggish.
You're right, the night rides are awesome, especially after a really warm day.
Glad to see the original poster enjoyed the park, even on a Saturday. I'm not sure how you turn a 6-hour drive into 12 but that's another topic!
GAm's and oG's are good enough, but (IMO, as always) only the one in Texas earns the right to "hold Mom's jock"...;) And that even with (gasp!) Morgan trains...
Nice TR Alizabeth, we need more womenfolk 'round there parts...;)
Of course, I think the spelling of Bull was one of those "Freudian typos"...and that ANY place you can get AC on a hot summer day is worth having AVAILABLE....for when ya need it....:)
Brad G, When we(my freinds) go on road trips we stop at just about every rest stop and when ever we see a shopping center. Just something we do. And its lots of fun.
Apologies to Bull lovers, but "Ragging Bull" will probably become part of the *infamous 'gator lexicon*...LOVE to get back to that park, and give "the REAL Chicago Bull" another couple laps...along with more V2 (and Viper, and Whizzer, and Eagle backwards, and....), yummmm!
8.3....I have an easier time remembering the different riding locations than I do keeping track of laps...then again, I'm *way* more interested in where to ride NEXT than I am in how many times I've already ridden, LOL.
When is Con '05 again? ;)
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