It also may have something to do with expectations. Goliath delivered what I expected from it. Mind Bender exceed my expectations.
Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.
Andy, I think what people (well, me at least) find SO enchanting about the Antons you mention is a combination of factors: Airtime - in abundance. Uber-powerful vertical loops. Sweet transitions. Terrain influnce/utilization. Trees (aka "charm"). And finally, last but definitely not least, THOSE lapbars. Not intending to convince you - everyone likes what they like. And that's good too...keeps the lines shorter for the rides I like. ;)
Plus, they all just look so darn good! :)
^They sure do! I think they look AND sound cool. Mind Bender and Shockwave both have an echo-y hallow type of sound they make as the ball and socket structure sways, love it!
I often tell people to imagine a very smooth woodie that has air and laterals, and add loops. That's what those 2 coasters are like to me.
We just went last weekend (Saturday, mind you) as we were in ATL and crowds were very light. Waited about 20mins for Goliath. My second time here. Such a beautiful park, you will love it. It is filled with many solid rides.
We were only there a few hours... Georgia Cyclone is a great ride (best ride at the park), Mindbender is fun and Goliath is good (fun, but not nearly as good as Diamondback, Nitro or Apollo's Chariot... I find it overrated :) ).
Make sure to ride the Monster dark ride, its wonderful (don't remember full name of it).
I find Ninja fun (if you can handle roughness) and GASM was running great this year (previous time I was there it just about killed me).
Enjoy your trip!
Thanks for all the tips! We had a great trip with lots of sun, walkons and time with ACErs. After picking up my season pass, I'm already planning my next trip to SFGAd and SFA for sometime in May. I'll no doubt be back for more suggestions for making another great trip before too long. Thanks again!
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