Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:09 PM
Hello all, I am going to SFNE for the first time this July and I want to know if its a good park. Is the park clean? Are the ride safe and kept up? Is the park staff nice and helpfull? And are the coaster big people friendley? Thanks Dennis Slatington, P.A.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:20 PM
My suggestion would be to do a seach on the park and read up on some of the trip reports. The park opened for the season just last week, so there should be some new ones out there. You may also want to check out SFNA Central
Rarely updated, but that is OK; [url="http://www.penncoasters.com"]Penncoasters.com[/url]
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:32 PM
Go Dennis...you'll have a great time! IMHO there is no better steel coaster in the US than their Superman Ride of Steel. Lines will be long, you might want to invest in a Q-bot. Check the park's website for info.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 9:46 AM
I went during a low-point of the season last year, so didn't see the park with crowds, but found the park to be quite pleasant. Nice landscaping and an interesting (if not completely obvious) layout, no noticeable trash, an interesting lineup with a really good wood coaster (cyclone), another one that is reasonably charming (thunderbolt), and my personal favorite coaster (S:RoS). *** Edited 4/20/2005 1:47:19 PM UTC by Brian Noble***
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 10:43 AM
I've ridden the Cyclone once in 2003 and 2004. Each time, I've gotten off of it swearing to never ride it again. It's been the most painful experience ever. Someone help me enjoy this coaster. How can I defensively ride? Which car/row should I sit in?
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 11:27 AM
I rode it on a chilly day (I was in a windbreaker), and not too late in the day, perhaps that helped? Then again, I've also been on Rattler, so my threshhold of pain may just be too high.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:20 PM
Try to sit as far to the front as possible on Cyclone. Eventually the pain becomes amusing because you know where to expect it.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 1:15 PM
Dorneyman I live about 1/2 hour from SFGADV and I got to SFNE 2 or 3 times a year. Its a really nice park and I happen to like it better than SFGADV. Def worth the trip if you ask me. Good luck with your decision and have safe trip and good time if you go!
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 2:58 PM
Its a great park. One of the best that I have been to in the SF chain. Plus it has my favorite steel coaster that I have ridden. Heres my trip report from last season.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 3:50 PM
Hehe, I got ONE ride on Riverview Cyclone, in the back seat, and I cannot wait to get some more of that thing...but I'm a little masochistic...:)
Supes is just SO far and above all other steel coasters that there's just no comparison...quoting myself for the second time in as many days: "Anton himself would fall in love with that thing"...;)
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:21 PM
LOL Gator...back seat of Riverview Cyclone is not for the meek. Heck, if was more extreme before the first drop was changed.
I love it, too ;)
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 9:30 PM
I'm scheduled to go up there on Apr 29th but the forecast right now is calling for a 40% chance of rain. What's their typical rain policy like? Mine is bring it on, it gets the crowds down, but a crowdless park with no rides on 8 1/2 hours from home is a pretty useless use of my time.
Brett, Resident Launch Whore
Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
Thursday, April 21, 2005 9:41 AM
40% chance sounds ideal; intermittent showers keeps the crowds at bay, but should be enough breaks to run the rides at least part of the time.
I'd go, and am going to be at Carowinds this weekend with an even wetter forecast.
Thursday, April 21, 2005 1:44 PM
Great park. My trip report from last year spells that out. The waterpark is insane. We went on a Saturday last year, and the only rides we would've needed Q-bot for were Scream and Mind Eraser, which we passed on due to long lines all day long. Hopefully, I'll get back there and get to ride Scream this time, as they were running combo mode on the towers. We managed to get five rides on S:ROS, still hit every coaster, rode a few flats, and spent about an hour or so in the waterpark.