Monday, October 9, 2000 12:59 PM
I finally made it up North to see what else California had to offer. I have never been there (with roller coasters as the prime destination) before, so alot of new things and first-of-a-kind coasters for me as well...
A very pretty park that has lots of stuff to do for the whole family. There are plenty of shows and other things that keep the lines for the coasters at a minimum. I guess that did not really matter since all coasters were walk-ons all day, unless you wanted to wait for the front seat!!! The fright fest decor was out and looked fairly good, but that was not the reason for my visit.
Roar: My first ride on a GCI as well as millennium flier trains. I loved it! The M-Flier trains are my new favorite rolling stock for woodies. Incredibly open and comfortable! The ride itself is fast and relentless, good banked turns, good laterals and great overall feel to the ride. I love the "covered bridge" section after the (I think) 3rd drop, WOW! 4 laps. Favorite seat, front!
Kong: My first SLC. I was prepared to receive a beating on this one, but was pleasantly surprised at the overall smoothness of the ride, sat in the back seat. I thought the first 2 inversions were rather good. 1 lap, my girlfriend did not like it as much as I did.
Medusa: My first floorless. And now a word to those who find floorless coasters to be nothing more than a gimmick... WRONG! (*note: this is my opinion, no flame wars please) I found the floorless aspect to be good from all seats, not just the front. I loved the smoothness, the silence, the +G's (which I found to be powerful, not "forceless"), zero g roll (a slice of coaster heaven) and the vertical loop hang time. A welcome addition to any park IMO. 4 laps. favorite seat, front right side.
Cobra: Family coaster, this has to be the longest train on any coaster out there! 20 cars long, 2 across for 40 riders on a train. The front car was already headed down the first h氀氀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 挀愀爀 栀愀搀 猀琀愀爀琀攀搀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 栀椀氀氀℀℀ 圀栀攀渀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀最栀琀 猀椀搀攀Ⰰ 礀漀甀 挀愀渀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 琀漀甀挀栀 琀栀攀 最爀漀甀渀搀 漀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀渀欀攀搀 栀攀氀椀砀攀猀⸀ 氀愀瀀 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䈀漀漀洀攀爀愀渀最㨀 夀漀甀 欀渀漀眀 琀栀攀 猀琀漀爀礀 漀渀 琀栀攀猀攀⸀ 氀愀瀀 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀ⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀ 㰀戀爀㸀䜀漀琀琀愀 爀椀搀攀 ✀攀洀 愀氀氀℀
Monday, October 9, 2000 1:28 PM
Glad you had a good time at my homepark Soggy! I'm with you, Medusa rules!
Simcoaster awards 2000!
Tuesday, October 10, 2000 1:33 PM
I agree with you on all of that, Soggy. Roar and Medusa make a great combo!
Parks for 2000: SFEG,IOA,MGM,WDW,PGA,SFMW,SCBB,Lakeside.
#1 Park-CP. #1Steel-Montu. #1Wood-Roar(W)