The decorations were good, where they were. Much of the park had nothing special going on with the exception of the coasters running without lights.
The Gotham City scare zone was fun as was The Strongest Link show, we skipped the mazes due to REALLY long lines and the fact that mazes didn't really sound all that fun to us.
Moving on to the rides, everything except Deja Vu was open and running 2 trains. Anyone know for sure why SFMM's DV was closed? Riddler seemed really fast, Steve agreed. It might have been an illusion due to having no lights on, but we didn't think so at the time. Viper, Goliath and Batman were the others that we rode once each, all were as good as ever.
NOW for the biggest surprise of my coasting life, Colossus Backwards! I had only been on 2 other full circut backwards coasters, PKI's Racer and Joker's Revenge. Colossus beat those down to the ground! Was it bumpy? Yes, but only really bad in 3 places. (Double up, MCBR, and the last bunny hill) We rode it 6 times backwards and twice forewards and discovered a new found respect for this otherwise "middle of the road" coaster. Ride this in the front car (the last car to go over the hills) and you will know coaster bliss. I was shocked at how much better this made the ride. You get YANKED down the drops in a way I have never felt before, incredible. Not only that, but on three of the laps we took, the trains were racing! I have NEVER been there with both sides running, it added yet another cool aspect to this coaster.
I never thought Colossus Backwards would deliver such a fantastic ride, I recomend it HIGHLY! Worth the price of admission alone!
"X" marks the spot in 2001!
DV was open on Sunday. I didn't hear that or why it was closed. Perhaps they were working on that scaffolding. There still seems to be a lot of parts laying around.
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