Monday, November 12, 2001 5:47 AM
Good site, however I suggest that it gets its information right: Riverside was purchased by Six Flags sometime in 1995/1996. In 2000, it was officially named a Six Flags park. It would be important for these web sites to get their information right so it would not confuse its viewers into asking dumb questions in these forums, especially repeated questions.
Monday, November 12, 2001 7:59 AM
O sorry bout that Mike.s. I did not know about that. Thanks for the info.
1.) Beast 2.) Phantom's Revenge 2.) SROS (SFNE) 4.) SROS (SFDL) 5.) MF
Monday, November 12, 2001 11:33 AM
About the Cyclone, don't you think Six Flags "improvements" took away Cyclone's glory? Don't get me wrong, the trains are beautiful, but they took out most of the banking on the turnarounds including the halfway point on the first drop. Plus those awsome little 120-degree hills at the top of that turnaround had tons of airtime before, Six Flags added trim brakes there(ON MY FAVORITE PART OF THE RIDE
) and now you go over them at 5 mph, really a snore. When I moved to Massachusetts, Cyclone was my favorite woodie, now Cyclone has never been the same.......:(:(:(
Monday, November 12, 2001 2:05 PM
Sorry to disagree w/ you but before the trim's and still today Cyclone is downright painful with the laterals on that turnaround to the brakerun.
Monday, November 12, 2001 3:23 PM
S:ROS looks incredible. Maybe someday I'll get the chance to "visit my cousins" in that area...
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Monday, November 12, 2001 9:56 PM
that's my baby. =). err... home park. yeah, cyclone wasn't as good with the new design, but you have to admit those new trains are a great idea! the old one's gave me bruises on my legs. thanks for the coverage - more beautiful pics of s:ros and it's gutwrenching airtime camelbacks. (can you tell i'm missing it already for the winter...). anyways, i really would recommend the drive from anywhere on the east coast - the park's small, but the coasters are unbelievable - easily rivaling SFGA.
Monday, November 12, 2001 9:59 PM
hey, sorry 'bout the double-post, but does anyone know of a vekoma SLC revival program? i mean, mind eraser used to be a smooth ride when it opened, but the last time i rode it i thought i was going to fall out and die - really, i was petrified. have any of the older models be revamped so the space between the wheels and the track isn't so life-threatning? just a thought...
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 4:32 AM
Yeah Baby! It's just a little regional park, but it's our little regional park!
Mind Eraser is classic hang and bang. Have not ridden the other SLCs but I am sure they are the same. Cyclone is still awesome. I remember the first year before they changed the brakes and the ride ops could never "catch" the train on time and you got to re-ride. Many people still say this is the best ride at the park. Superman is "kiddie coaster style" compared to Millennium, but it's a great ride considering you only have to go to Springfield. Lots of speed, curves and air - very decent ride! Thunderbolt is another classic, fun little ride that brings on the nostalgia (like Blue Streak gives the CP crowd). Flashback, boomerang, enough said.
Long Live Riverside Park!
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 8:36 AM
Kiddie coaster style?!?!? What you smokin????
That was great! It was no SROS though...
Tuesday, November 13, 2001 9:21 AM
Why Can't Six Flags leave coasters alone, the reprofile of the Cyclone aggravates me, that was porbably one of the best drops on a wooden coaster that existed, next they will buy Coney Island and reprofile the Cyclone, obviously nothing is sacred to that company
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