Ok for a Six Flags, very clean. The paths seemed to have many bottlenecks areas and dead ends, and it dint seem like the park was big enough to handle the sized crowds it gets. I had a hard time finding the Riverside Cyclone as well.
Great collection. One of the best of any Six Flags chain. From the Huss Fly away, to the huss frisbee, and vekoma time warp. We rode Nightwing, Tomahawk, Houdini's escape, Time Warp, and Buzzsaw. Like I said the park was extremely crowded, so even flats had long lines, we waited 40 minutes for nightwing alone.
Typical burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders etc. Nothing to ride home about.
Thunderbolt: What a great surprise. had a good amount of airtime, I love the double dip. not that rough, just a good time coaster. The structure definately needs some TLC. 7/10
Riverside Cyclone: This ride looks awesome. but after riding it was kind of a letdown. It lacks speed around the turns, and provides some air. Its okay... also needs TLC big time. 6/10
Batman, The Dark Knight: I am not a huge fan of floorless coasters, they just dont seem to do anything for me. This was no exception, although I enjoyed the hang time in the vertical loop, and I loved the diving loop. I thought this was kind of rough for a B@M. it's short too. 6.5/10
Poison Ivy's Tangled Train: This was a great fun, good time coaster. I love the overgrown ivy and trees throughout the queues and the coaster itself. I was impressed (call me Crazy).
Superman, Ride of Steel: Wow, blown away. I knew this was going to be an awesome ride, but this just really surpasssed that. There is exploding amounts of air anywhere in the train, I prefer the back seat. I love everything about this coaster from the riverside setting, to the dive in the mist filled tunnel to the camel humps. GREAT RIDE! 9.75/10
Other rides: The only other ride we really rode was Blizzard River. A good rapids ride that soaks you. Not really a good idea when its about 65 outside. Didn't ride scream or any other water rides, the lines were too long. We did ride colossus at night, you get kind of a weird feeling when your stuck at the top of a vekoma made ferris wheel.
The ride crews on every ride were sooooo sllloooow. The park as I mentioned too was very crowded, why only one train op on Mind Eraser, Cyclone, and Thunderbolt. The Mind Eraser line got up to 120 minutes, I decided to pass waiting that for a vekoma SLC. Plus while we were waiting in line for Superman the two girls decided they would line jump. Well naturally people were getting annoyed. Then arguing started, then before you know it the girls that were trying to line jump, started choking these other girls, pulling hair punching, etc. Everyone screamed for security, of course no one showed. It was a good five minutes before anyone came down to break up the fight, and it wasnt even security, it was a female ride op from Superman. and all she did was kick them out of the line for the ride. The next day while I was at Dorney Park I noticed security cameras all over Talon's line, and throughout the the park, I think that might be a good idea, for if no where else at SFNE in the Superman ride queue.
Overall it a good park, great collection of flats, but it seems like this park is out to make money, they dont care if guest have a good time or not. The coaster collection is also not worthy of a superior ride like superman. overall experience 7.5/10
Carowinds, a better place to fly!
i agree with you about the park, its nice, but way too small for the crowds they get. their ride capacity really needs to improve.
lots of boston crowds and attitudes. i saw some kids (16-18?) bouncing their basketball off of the station of superman. it was clanging real loud and the pour qbot op kept asking them to stop it, of course they would continue as he looked away.... idiots....
Just curious, but what, in your opinion, took away 0.25 points from S:RoS?
"Everybody has desperate days of quiet questioning.
Everybody has times when they feel like they don't fit in."
- Color Theory, So Many Ways, 2001
And hey, what about "Boston" attitudes. The park's nowhere near Boston! OK, so it is, but being a Bostonian (and a friendly one at that) I try to convince outsiders that not everyone here is an a-hole. But to back up your statements, it is fairly typical for fights to break out there. I've seen plenty of fights in the S:ROS line, fights over food, fights over the bumper cars, etc. etc. They used to have security guards placed throughout the S:ROS queue, but my guess is that their crappy wages drove most locals away from jobs there. It's unfortunate that such a new and well-themed park will probably end up falling apart sooner than later. I hope they get their act together soon!
Glad you enjoyed Superman. I agree that it's a great ride (best I've been on even), but your right the rest of the park pales in comparison. It's still a fun day though, and I'm glad you took the chance and went.
S:ROS; SFNE. Ride it, and you'll understand.
*** This post was edited by nelson324 9/9/2003 12:41:04 AM ***
That park is in desperate need of a coaster with huge capacity. 2 train operation on Superman just doesn't get it done, not to mention the fact that a few rows of seats are roped off due to speed problems...also worthy of notice, the log flume has to be the slowest moving line I've ever waited in.
Nice park, but as already mentioned, capacity is a big problem...I also hate the parking situation, that had to be the longest walk ever to get into a park.
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