Sharing thoughts on our hometown parks.

Sunday, February 13, 2000 3:51 PM
The reason I am bringing this up is so far every other member that I have viewed has not been to SixFlags Great America. This is my hometown park and I would like to swap experiences with this park and possibly Cedar Point. Planning on visiting CP this summer and would like some feedback on it (Especially the coasters). If anyone wants to know about Great America,let me know. P.S. """"THE RAGING BULL KICKS ***"""". Another B&M masterpiece. *** This post was edited by Jeff on 2/15/00. ***
Sunday, February 13, 2000 4:56 PM
I was at SFGAm this summer for the second time and it is one of my top parks. I like all of the coasters but in my mind Viper is the best. The whole southwest Ter. area is really nice. I was not that impressed with Raging Bull. I did not get that much airtime nd it was so smooth you could not fell a thing. Apollo was a much better ride with tons of air. That's just a small thing though. It's fun riding the original Batman that actually fits into it's area. I also really enjoy the Whizzer. I know that sounds stupid but flying by the tree's is alot of fun! Overall, it is a really nice park ,and is tied for my fav. SF park with SFGAd.
Sunday, February 13, 2000 5:30 PM
Rides at CP....Magnum=Airtime... and the fact that I hang out of the car on the pretzel loop. Raptor...Well a different experience in every seat. Depends on your preference, Front seat if you like a clear view and being pushed. (does not seem as fast though in the front. And back if you like being pulled; Feels like your going faster in back. Sitting on left side of raptor you loose your stomach on the first drop more than on the right side. If you sit on the right side you get a great view of the CP midway at the top of the hill. my favorite seat on Raptor is back car right seat. Those front cars just wip you around over the first hill and all around. Make sure you ride it at night, totally different than in the day and better. Power Tower is great also, go on the down side, up is no way near as good.
Sunday, February 13, 2000 5:47 PM
Sorry Jeremy, I missed your trackrecord site. Geez, you have been on 117 coasters? Thats pretty impressive. As far as the Raging Bull you must have not ridden in the back. You are right though about the smoothness of that coaster. Its as smooth as a babys ass. (Unbelievable!). Then you get on the Shockwave and your shoulders and chest are sore when you get off.(Rough ride). Thanks for some of the info on CP Hooper. I cant wait to get out there this summer.
Monday, February 14, 2000 10:56 AM
I rode in the back seat and I found that there was still no air becuase the the hill after the first big turn has brakes that slowed the train over the crest and then the train was again braked on the entrance to the figure 8. I still liked the ride but it was in no way my favorite (In case your wondering my favorite steel coasters are Volcano, Apollo and Magnum.)
Monday, February 14, 2000 11:14 PM
When you have a lap bar that conformes to your lap and your feet dont touch the floor it is impossible to get airtime on this ride. I have never been on MagnumXL. How is this rides restraints set up?
Tuesday, February 15, 2000 4:20 AM
Magnum has a barely padded U-shaped bar that, after repeated rides, will remind you just how much airtime that thing has. Be careful where you put your keys, pager, etc.!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2000 3:06 PM
I lived in southern Calf. till I was 14,then moved to Fla.curently 16. Grew up going to Magic mountian
were I first incountered rollercoaster fever and later grew to coasterfanatic.Know my home town park is Islands of adventure. I miss going to Magic mountain in the summer. But its well worth all the new coasters I get to ride in Fla.

P.S. I wish I was there to ride Galith,and Ridallers reveng. sorry about the spelling
Thursday, February 17, 2000 5:29 PM
My home park is Knoebles. I believe it IS actually a time warp back to the 20's or 30's. Gravel paths, lots of trees and benches, free admission and parking and 3 different working Wultzer organs. At this park I don't rush from ride to ride like at other parks. The food is great and a good price. for example 1 taco, 1 burrito, 1 quesidilla, and drink for under $5 !!! They have the best rated Huss Bumper Cars, Best Dark Ride, and best pizza at a park. They also have some of the best Flying Scooters on the planet. You can actually preform some tricks on these (one guy actually spun his car completely around!) Not to mention two of my favorite wooden coasters the Phoenix and Twister. They also run WITHOUT seatbelts and UNBRAKED.

I can't wait for the 2000 season to start!!
Sunday, February 20, 2000 3:17 PM
I agree with scott, my hometown park is six flags great america, and on raging bull there is no airtime,but on the new B&M hypertwisters, it's hard to get air time. But Raging Bull is one awesome roller coaster. The first drop is right into a tunnel where you think your head is gonna get choped off. but after the first inclined loop is a hill and you sorta do get a little air time, but it's a different kind of air time, you have to ride it to understand. Overall six flags great america is probably one of the best parks in the world. I'm lucky for it to be my hometown park

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