Shivering Timbers

Tuesday, May 30, 2000 7:42 PM
If any of you watched the show on Discovery Channel last night I was very surprised that they showed the Shivering Timbers, If you don't know it's a coaster build by CCI in Mid-Miching, It is one of the best coasters and definetly the BEST WOODIE I have ever been on, I was just wonding if there is a better woodie out there, im heading back to PKI in July and SFO in June so Im looking forward to the SOB to actually be open this time (I went 29, the day it was open for an hour or so then they closed it) and the villan which is just too sweet, or so it looks, the real question is has anyone out there actually rode Shivering Timers and how would you compare it to other woddies out there, Villan??? SOB??? Just wodering thanks in advance for the posts!
Tuesday, May 30, 2000 7:49 PM
Villian is a good coaster. just dont go in over hyped you may ruin it. There is no way to know what to expect on the ride plus the costant speed is cool. Also the airtime is amazing
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 3:02 AM
Shivering Timbers is my favorite coaster of all time! Like they said on the Discovery channel special--the airtime is great! I will be going to Michigan's Adventure on June 10th and I can't wait to ride it again! Sorry I can't give you an comparison's to SOB as I haven't ridden it yet. The only other big woodie I have ridden is Mean Streak and there is no comparison between it and ST!!!!! I plan on going to both PKI and SKO this summer though :)
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 5:12 AM
Comparing ST to anything not an out-and-back is apples and oranges. ST is all about one thing and one thing only...airtime. It's all quality and quantity. If you like lots of floater airtime, you'll love ST. For the lateral lovers out there, ST has a strong turnaround and a very nice double helix. In my mind, it's the perfect wooden coaster.

Scott W. Short
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 8:29 AM
How does it compare to other out and backs like the Wild One at SFA or any of the Paramount Racers?

Six Flags America IS a Six Flags park!
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 9:00 AM
I live in Muskegon about 20min away from Michigan's Adventure. ST is a great coaster and that park is really building itself up. They r talkin about an Suspended/invert B&M or whatever they r called. The park will prosper in the future with all of its land they have yet to use. I know the owner and his son. I went to school with his son back in junior high at North Muskegon Middle School. They also have the Wildcat which is a decent woodie, but very short, and theres a corkscrew that is even shorter than the one at CP.
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 11:10 AM
I've been on Shivering Timbers, Villan, the Beast, and the Great White, and I definately have to say SHIVERING TIMBERS is the best woodie out there!!! An all around great coaster. When I get off of it, I think to myself how perfect it really is...the same thing I do when I get off of the Raptor.

Wednesday, May 31, 2000 5:26 PM
I have never been on ST, or seen many pictures of it. Now that I've seen a full scale view it looks like one of the greatest woodcoasters anywhere
Thursday, June 1, 2000 6:12 PM
Like the guy on Discovery channel said, "GET HERE ANY WAY YOU CAN!!" and you should, I can't wait to ride it again, does anyone know when they have ERT on it? I heard about it here I think, but lost the page, thanks!
Thursday, June 1, 2000 7:41 PM
Head to Holiday World and ride The Legend its incredable. I enjoyed it more than SOB and the lines are nowhere near PKI lines. Also if your an ACE member show your card and you can get in for half price. We waited 15 minutes tops for choice seats with only one train (well they only have one train for each of their coasters). It has great floating air on several drops, lots of strong laterals, 4 tunnels, and fights the track the whole way! I can only imangine what it will be like after it has broke in by late summer!

Parks hit for 2000!
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Friday, June 2, 2000 8:43 PM

ST is a great ride (it better have been - my wife and I drove hundreds of miles to ride it the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It was raining hard in the morning, and when we headed to the park (around noon) it was closed for the day. That's right. The entire park. Closed. For the entire day. It did not rain again that day. Our only option - since it was very unlikely we would be in that area again - was to stay another day just to ride ST. Which, although we were, umm, not happy about it, we did). The airtime's great, the ride's smooth, wonderful trick-track - I'd put it definitely in my top five woodies, behind the Phoenix, Rampage, Raven, hmm, OK, maybe in my top four.
Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
Monday, July 3, 2000 4:58 PM
ST is the GREATEST thing ever built! It's the BEST coaster but not perfect yet! To be perfect it needs lapbars with a strong enough spring to keep them from falling during the ride! A slightly taller first drop with an angle of a leat 70 degree providing front seat airtime like on the first drop on Superman: The Ride of Steel, a few tunnels and make the trains 5 cars with 3 benches each than you WILL have the perfect coaster!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2000 9:00 AM
I have to say, SHIVERING TIMBERS is the best woodie out there. It has air, and great laterals, not to mention the trick track.

Comparing it to the VILLAIN...the VILLAIN is shorter and the second turn around seems like a dead spot.

Wednesday, July 5, 2000 10:53 AM
TimbersFest on June 3rd was outrageous. 20 rides in 3 hours (from 7 to 10pm). We arrived around 4pm and were able to ride all the coasters in one hour. The staff was great and Shivering Timbers is the best "out of the seat" coaster I have experienced. Anyone that has not ridden this, should find their way to Michigan's Adventure.

I always have a hard time with which coaster I like best, because they all have special features to be appreciated. Here's my choices for Woodies.

Airtime: Shivering Timbers • Phoenix 3rd seat
Dueling/Racing: Lightning Racer • Gwazi
Views/Terrain: The Beast • Boulder Dash
Kennywood Classics
Thunderbolt • The Racer • Jack Rabbit

P.S. Michigan's Adventure is a very clean, small park, which seems to be growing and improving very nicely.
Wednesday, July 5, 2000 7:17 PM
Shivering Timbers is the one to ride if you prefer to ride the lapbar instead of the seat!

And it is a clean park. They just need to plant something around of all that concrete.
Saturday, July 15, 2000 8:57 AM
I cannot say enough good things about Shivering Timbers! I am SO glad that I decided to go to MA this year since I was within a 4 hour drive (Ft Wayne In.) I cannot believe the air on this thing, it redefines what an out-and-back can be! I URGE you ALL to get up there and experience it for yourself, words simply cannot describe the feeling that this edifice of southern yellow pine creates. ST has it all, mad air, good lats (but not too much), good speed all the way through, no dead spots whatsoever! RIDE IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!

Gotta ride 'em all!

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