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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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK
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