If your track record is up-to-date you've ridden four wooden coasters, all in Southern California. Someday when you've traveled more extensively and ridden some amazing wood you'll understand why Psyclone is such a huge pile of steaming carp! And I suspect you'll remember your post above and laugh ;)
^ That does seem to be true Moosh, but for the most part, even those who've only ridden California wood (no jokes please) know that Psyclone is a steaming pile -- regardless of said wood count. Hell, I hated it the first time I rode it -- and I had only been on Colossus before that. But since, I have been on more wooden coasters, unfortunately for me, were not so much better than Psyclone. Why is California so depraved of a GOOD top 5 wooden coaster. GhostRider really is not what it used to be. :(
Krax - Psyclone was good it's first season only and then it developed typical Dinn shuffle and roughness. But yeah, even if that's the only woodie someone has ridden they should know what a POS it is.
As for Ghostrider, reports from those I trust who've ridden since it went thru a massive overhaul prior to Haunt say it's *thisclose* to it's old self. Apparently quite a long portion was completely retracked and it's running fast and smooth.
I can't believe I'm actually with Shapiro on how he defines the problem with Magic Mountain: too many coasters and not enough family attractions. For that reason it's neat to see them taking down Flashback, yet it is so disappointing it has so little to do with plans to revamp the park. What ever money they put into correcting the park's problems can be earned back, and then some.
I'm glad to head folks not ragging too much on Colussus. For a west coast woodie, I think it stacks up pretty well. *** Edited 11/2/2006 10:35:36 PM UTC by rc-madness***
Ummm...Flashback is closed. You meant enclosed. And the only thing worse than being able to see when your head is going to be bashed by the OSTR is having it happen repeatedly without warning in complete darkness, LOL!
Mamoosh said: You meant enclosed. And the only thing worse than being able to see when your head is going to be bashed by the OSTR is having it happen repeatedly without warning in complete darkness, LOL!
Dutchman said: And that 2001 video may be the last time it ran. I seem to recall that they opened it for a couple of rides for an ACE/media event, and then unceremonously yanked the power feed right after we left.
The last time the ride operated was in April of 2004. I know a friend who happened to operate Flashback that month. He told me practically NOBODY approached the ride the entire day (either thinking it was closed or not even aware the ride was even there) and they closed the ride down early and sent the crew to fill in spots at other attractions.