Our focus, of course, will be the coasters but I know they have some other rides we shouldn't miss, Scooby Doo being one. For those of you who have been there or call this your home park, do you think a FlashPass would be warranted on a Sunday and what other rides are not to be missed?
Any tips are welcome. Thanks in advance.
Other flats include a Yo-Yo (swings), bumper cars, scrambler, log ride, white water rafting ride, Intamin Generation Drop Tower 2, Enterprise, Carousel, Scooby Doo (as you said), and a back and forth dry boat ride themed to Joker, Antique Cars, and a huge ferris wheel.
I really like Screamin' Eagle, Mr. Freeze, and the River King Mine Train. Enjoy, and have fun. Mr. Freeze, or Tony Hawk would be the smartest to run to first. Most likely, Tony Hawk would be the better choice because it's a mouse.
I personally liked Xcalibur quite a lot. It's not overly exciting--and that's a very good thing, but the g-forces are fairly strong. My friend said it's been tamed down since its Great Adventure days when it ran a longer program that would make many a person revisit their lunch. It doesn't stop at the top anymore which is where the ride got to many a Gadv. rider. I wouldn't know as it was never open when I would visit! It's a very strange ride to say the least.
Their backwarrds Batman is probably the tamest of the bunch that I've been on (Gadv., Gam, SWSanAntonio, SFOT being the others) if that's ever been an issue for you.
Superman Tower of Power is very cool. The former Dungeon Drop from Astroworld breathes new life, and hopefully you can get a seat facing the inside of the park. It's a very nice view from up on the hill. One of the unusual things about it is that you never quite know when your car is going to fall.
Spinout--a back and forth dry boat ride? In my neck of the woods, it's a called a pirate ship.
IMO, All of the Batmen inverts are on at least 10. Some seem to go to 11, but to call SFStL's one of the tame ones is kind of silly.
The only times that a flashpass is really warrented at SFSTL is on the bring-a-friend for free days, concert days, and other "special" days which draw thousands.
Acoustic Viscosity, I know I'll never forget your personal favorite, but that's a dead horse I beat last year. All I'll say is that if you hate really rough wooden coasters and Gerstlauer trains, The Boss is not for you.
Chuck, I figured Ninja was going to be a headbanger, but I'll ride it once. Jordan even said "If it's like Ninja at SFoG, I'm not riding it. I did not like that ride. Banged my head too much" Gotta love it when an 8 year old knows how crappy Vekomas can be, hehe.
Between the Boss and Ninja, I'll definitely have my migraine medicine with me.
I didn't ride Xcalibur when it was at SFGAdv so I'm looking forward to riding it. I'll also have my Dramamine on hand for that ride.
It's good to hear that we won't need to worry about FlashPass. Thanks for all the input.
DO wait for the front, Lori, it really is a remarkable ride (and the front's as smooth as it gets) - shame about those trains though... ;)
Now what should I make #150?
too funny, actually the park opens a hour early for season pass holders on Saturday so that should be very nice
Lori, I had ridden Orient Express the day before Ninja and my comment after Ninja was that Toomer was trying to kill me. Little did I know it was Vekoma as it runs Arrow trains.
I particularly love the Boss, probably working there for 2 years on that ride specfically doesn't help though, haha. But definitly wait for the front. That ride still blows me away with the sheer power you feel in the front. The ride has been retracked some more this year and from what I have heard it has improved the ride a lot, I didn't get a chance to ride it yet this season, as I was there on opening day, but was only able to stay for a short period of time; been at college finishing up my semester ever since.
However I will be at the park doing my department training and doing general ride training, either on Tony Hawk or Mr. Freeze. If you are looking for me, I got a huge white-man fro, kinda hard to miss, heh heh.
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