SFNE-10/12/2002

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Saturday, October 12, 2002 8:01 PM

My wife and I recently moved to Maine from Virginia and we've been wanting to go to SFNE and finally got there today. We left southern Maine at 9am and got to the park at noon and it was raining the whole way. We were hoping it would let up by the time we got the park, but no luck.

Upon entering the park, there were signs by the turnstiles saying that due to the inclimate weather, Superman the Ride of Steel would not be open today. This was disappointing, but as you all know, rain can be a mixed blessing when going to a theme park. We hoped to at least get on all the other coasters, and we did. We rode all of them at least twice in about 2 hours.

The breakdown was like this…

Thunderbolt, two times. It was a fun woodie that was extra slick with the rain.

Flashback, standard Vekoma boomerang. It's amazing how much water runs down to the tush when it's pulling you up.

Cyclone, three times. All three in the front without getting off.

Batman - TDK, three times. Twice in the front in about 25 minutes. It's not the biggest floorless, but it sure packs a good punch for its size.

Mind Eraser, two times. A lot of fun.

Poison Ivy's Twisted Train. It was OK, just one for the record.

The other rides there included Houdini's Escape, Buzz Saw, Night Wing, and Scream. Scream is an S&S Tower that is both a space shot and a turbo drop, which is pretty cool.

After all this, a bit to eat, and a little shopping, we were ready to call it a day. When I looked back to drool at Superman one last time and wait until next year…could it be? It was running! The rain had stopped so I guess they decided to open it. My wife and I rushed back to it faster than a speeding bullet - no pun intended - and we got on within about 20 minutes. It was indeed Super! Mission accomplished. We rode it once and the line had gotten long, plus the rain had started again, so we decided to call it a day.

All in all, it was a great trip and we were impressed with SFNE. Great Halloween decorations, by the way: pool of blood, ghouls, cemeteries, cobwebs (real and fake!), smoke, etc.

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Saturday, October 12, 2002 8:08 PM
Good TR.

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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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Sunday, October 13, 2002 4:02 AM
Glad you got to ride S:ROS, sometimes they run it in the rain, but rain hitting your face at 70 mph can be more than a little painful, and I also think that is how they fried the red train so they are not taking any more chances.
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Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:36 AM
Nice TR! It's great you got on Superman. I don't think the park is that impressive without it.

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-Sean

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:54 AM
I 've never been there but I hope to next season. Glad you got to ride SROS. That reminds me of my 1st trip to PKD. Hypersonic was closed all 3 days I was there and I was really disapointed and the 3rd day when we were going to leave it opened up and I rode it.
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Sunday, October 13, 2002 6:09 AM
Good TR. Superman is amazing isn't it. Was Cyclone and Batman running two trains?
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Sunday, October 13, 2002 12:34 PM
WOW!! I thought no one liked sfne(other than SROS) almost every time I go there I get on ONE ride(superman of course) Out of my experience with the park I've disliked it sooo much. I'm glad you had a good time.

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chuckles-the cheeky monkey at pontins!

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 1:21 PM

SFNE Dude,

Only 1 train on each......

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Sunday, October 13, 2002 1:41 PM
SFNE Dude, they hardly run 2 trains on Cyclone when its crowded; why would they do it on a rainy (uncrowded) day?

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SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource
http://sfne.licensetothrill.net
Devoted Intamin Lover for Life!

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