SFOT 4/20

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Monday, April 22, 2002 6:03 AM
What a blast! SF Over Texas was certainly worth the price of a season pass. It was fairly busy (as expected for a Saturday) but since this was my first time there, it was worth the wait. First stop was Judge Roy Scream, what can I say "yawn". Next was Batman The Ride which as many may say is just another inverted B&M but I thought it was more intense than Dueling Dragons and was one of my favorites. Shockwave (now painted green) was cool and for being built in 1978, I thought it was quite intense although it doesn't look like it. I rode Mine Train (yawn), La Vibora (zzzzzz), and Texas Giant (YEEA HAH!!). Texas Giant was really fun and intense. I rode the Rattler at SFFT which is higher than Texas Giant but in comparison Texas Giant was MUCH better in layout and excitement. Mr. Freeze was next and what to say about this one...ZING! I waited in line more than an hour (because they were only running one train), but I thought it was worth it. I timed it, it takes 45 seconds to launch you, run the coarse, and return but what a ride. This had to top my list of the best coaster. It went by so fast, I didn't realize I was 218 feet in the air. The best surprise for the day was Runaway Mountain. I didn't know anything about this one except that it was in the dark but it sure is fun. The one down side of the day was Titan. Being very afraid of heights, I didn't ride it. I really want to but that lift hill scares me too much. I'm going back in May and I'm sure my friends will "force" me on it. Until then, I'll just have to wonder what it's like. If you have a chance this summer to go to SFOT, it's definately worth the trip (and money if you don't have a season pass). As far as I could tell when I was there, ALL of the rides were open (except the parachutes thing due to high winds).

*** This post was edited by Terry Cruise on 4/22/2002. ***

Monday, April 22, 2002 12:13 PM
Soggy's avatar About Titan... just ride it, it's awesome. I live near SFMM and have been on Goliath a lot, I've also been on Titan. Let's just say I wish Goliath had Titan's extra helix.

Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 12:37 AM
Yeah, I suppose Titan's lift hill can look pretty imposing to someone who's never been on a hyper.

How did you like Mr. Freeze's new lapbars? Man, that ride totally rules without the OTSR's.


Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:43 AM
I never rode Mr. Freeze with OTSR's but I can say this, Mr. Freeze was AWESOME anyway you slice it. 90 minutes in line and it WAS worth the wait. The lapbars make it even better. Actually, I noticed that only 1 coaster had OTSR's and that was Batman. Can you imagine lap bars on a inverted or floorless? That would be insane.

*** This post was edited by Terry Cruise on 4/23/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by Terry Cruise on 4/23/2002. ***

Friday, May 31, 2002 3:56 PM

Why does everyone automaticly label a small ride as boring? I have never understood that. Yeah, they may not be big and tall like some other rides out there, but you can't truthfully deny that they were not fun. I have been some of the most fun on these "yawn" rides. However, I seem to be part of the small percentage of enthusiasts that can actually have fun on all roller coasters dispite their size.

Also, why is it so unbelievable that a ride built in 1978 was intense? Back in the 70's and 80's, roller coasters met some of their strongest g forces thanks mostly to Anton Schwarzkopf (the master of the steelie than and now). Nowaday, it's hard to find a ride built in the past few years that pulls over 5 gs.


Saturday, June 1, 2002 1:13 PM
Coasters from back in the 60's and 70's are usually the most intense ones, especially the Schwarzkoph.

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