Monday, September 18, 2000 3:52 AM
Six Flags Ohio, 9/16/00
That last time I was at the park formally know as Geauga Lake, they only had four coasters (The Big Dipper, Raging Wolf Bobs, Corkscrew, and Double Loop). I was looking forward to this trip because I would be able to get my first ride on a floorless, CCI, and launched coaster. It was the start of Oktober-fest, which was good because there was lots of vendors selling German food. A nice change from your typical amusement park food. The weather was a little cool, but it was pleasant as long as the sun was out. I will just give a my impressions of the various coasters :
Serial Thriller – My first (and probably last) ride on a Vekoma SLC. Way too much head-banging to be enjoyable.
Batman – This is my first time on a floorless and this ride surprised me a little. The ride is not very intense, but it is a lot of fun. From the back car, the first hill and loop gave little pops of air-time. The ride was incredibly smooth and the first loop just is HUGE. I would take this ride over a B&M standup any day. I did not get to sit in the front, but I think the floorless design is more then a gimmick even from the other seats. Not having your feet resting on a solid surface makes it feel like you are floating over the track. I really liked this ride.
Raging Wolf Bobs – This coasters was not as fast or rough as I remembered (or maybe I have just ridden the Mean Streak too much). Not a very exciting coaster.
Superman:UE – We sat in the last seat for this one. This ride is rather short, you only go back and forth a couple of times, but it does give you a good rush. There was a nice effect, when you reach the top of the straight tower, the ride pauses for a second before dropping you back down. Hanging 200 feet in the air against your harness is pretty intense.
The Villain – This was my first time on a CCI woody. The structure itself is ugly. They could have at least painted the metal support⸀ 䤀 栀漀瀀攀 眀攀 搀漀渀ᤀ琠 猀攀攀 琀漀漀 洀愀渀礀 洀漀爀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀猀攀 眀漀漀搀⼀洀攀琀愀氀 栀礀戀爀椀搀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀愀猀 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 搀椀猀愀瀀瀀漀椀渀琀椀渀最⸀ 䤀 栀愀搀 栀攀愀爀搀 猀漀 洀愀渀礀 最漀漀搀 琀栀椀渀欀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 䌀䌀䤀 椀渀 最攀渀攀爀愀氀 愀渀搀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 椀渀 瀀愀爀琀椀挀甀氀愀爀⸀ 䴀愀礀戀攀 洀礀 攀砀瀀攀挀琀愀琀椀漀渀猀 眀栀攀爀攀 琀漀漀 栀椀最栀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 搀椀搀 渀漀琀 琀栀椀渀欀 琀栀攀爀攀 眀愀猀 愀渀礀琀栀椀渀最 猀瀀攀挀椀愀氀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀栀攀 嘀椀氀氀愀椀渀⸀ 䤀琀 搀椀搀 渀漀琀 昀攀攀氀 瘀攀爀礀 昀愀猀琀 漀爀 栀愀瘀攀 洀甀挀栀 愀椀爀琀椀洀攀⸀ 䤀琀ᤀ猠 渀漀琀 愀 戀愀搀 爀椀搀攀 戀礀 愀渀礀 洀攀愀渀猀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 琀栀攀 䈀椀最 䐀椀瀀瀀攀爀 椀猀 愀 洀漀爀攀 昀甀渀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 䈀椀最 䐀椀瀀瀀攀爀 ጀ†吀栀椀猀 漀氀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 椀猀 氀漀漀欀椀渀最 爀攀愀氀氀礀 最漀漀搀⸀ 䰀愀猀琀 琀椀洀攀 䤀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 椀琀 眀愀猀 戀愀搀氀礀 椀渀 渀攀攀搀 漀昀 猀漀洀攀 洀愀椀渀琀攀渀愀渀挀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 䈀椀最 䐀椀瀀瀀攀爀 眀愀猀 漀戀瘀椀漀甀猀氀礀 爀攀昀甀爀戀椀猀栀攀搀 爀攀挀攀渀琀氀礀⸀ 吀栀攀 猀琀爀甀挀琀甀爀攀 椀猀 甀渀瀀愀椀渀琀攀搀 攀砀挀攀瀀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀挀欀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 椀猀 瀀愀椀渀琀攀搀 爀攀搀 ጀ†瘀攀爀礀 猀眀攀攀琀 氀漀漀欀椀渀最⸀ 䄀渀搀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀猀 氀漀漀欀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 戀爀愀渀搀 渀攀眀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 愀搀搀攀搀 愀 氀漀琀 漀昀 瀀愀搀搀椀渀最 琀漀 琀栀攀 椀渀猀椀搀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀猀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 琀栀攀 氀愀瀀 戀愀爀猀 愀爀攀 猀琀椀氀氀 琀栀攀 挀氀愀猀猀椀挀 漀氀搀ⴀ猀琀礀氀攀 戀愀爀猀 ⠀䤀 栀漀瀀攀 匀椀砀 䘀氀愀最猀 渀攀瘀攀爀 挀栀愀渀最攀猀 琀栀椀猀⤀⸀ 吀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 最椀瘀攀猀 礀漀甀 瀀氀攀渀琀礀 漀昀 愀椀爀 琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 琀栀愀渀欀猀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀愀瀀 戀愀爀猀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 樀甀猀琀 愀 昀甀渀 爀椀搀攀Ⰰ 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 愀琀 匀椀砀 䘀氀愀最猀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀 眀愀猀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀礀 眀栀攀爀攀 漀渀氀礀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 漀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 眀栀攀爀攀 渀漀琀 氀攀琀琀椀渀最 愀渀礀漀渀攀 猀椀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 挀愀爀⸀ 吀栀攀 䈀椀最 䐀椀瀀瀀攀爀 椀猀 戀攀猀琀 眀栀攀渀 猀椀琀琀椀渀最 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀Ⰰ 䤀 搀漀渀ᤀ琠 欀渀漀眀 眀栀礀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀 眀愀猀 挀氀漀猀攀搀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 爀漀搀攀 愀 挀漀甀瀀氀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀洀愀氀氀攀爀 爀椀搀攀猀 愀渀搀 氀攀昀琀 爀愀琀栀攀爀 攀愀爀氀礀⸀ 䘀漀爀 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 瀀愀爀琀 椀琀 眀愀猀 愀 瘀攀爀礀 昀甀渀 愀昀琀攀爀渀漀漀渀⸀ 圀攀 搀椀搀 渀漀琀 栀愀瘀攀 愀渀礀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀猀 眀椀琀栀 愀渀礀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀猀ⴀ漀瀀猀 漀爀 漀琀栀攀爀 攀洀瀀氀漀礀攀攀猀 ጀ†攀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 猀攀攀洀攀搀 昀愀椀爀氀礀 攀昀昀椀挀椀攀渀琀⸀ 䔀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 琀栀愀琀 眀攀渀琀 栀愀搀 昀爀攀攀 瀀愀猀猀攀猀 昀爀漀洀 䄀伀䰀⸀ 唀渀氀攀猀猀 眀攀 最攀琀 昀爀攀攀 琀椀挀欀攀琀猀 愀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 眀攀 瀀爀漀戀愀戀氀礀 眀椀氀氀 渀漀琀 挀漀洀攀 戀愀挀欀 愀渀礀 琀椀洀攀 猀漀漀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 眀栀攀爀攀 愀氀氀 搀攀挀攀渀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 渀漀琀栀椀渀最 挀漀洀瀀愀爀攀搀 琀漀 䌀攀搀愀爀 倀漀椀渀琀ᤀ猠 挀漀氀氀攀挀琀椀漀渀 ⠀愀渀搀 䌀倀 椀猀 挀氀漀猀攀爀 琀漀 洀礀 栀漀洀攀⤀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀
Monday, September 18, 2000 5:36 AM
Villain wasn't fast and full of airtime?! Where did you sit?
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Monday, September 18, 2000 7:52 AM
I sat in the very last seat. I wanted to ride it a couple of more times, maybe I just got a bad ride. But none of my friends wanted to ride it again. My friends at not coasters enthusiasts, but they like riding coasters. They where not impressed with the ride either. I don’t know, maybe I will have to come back next year and give the Villain a second chance.
Monday, September 18, 2000 9:02 AM
Yes, do give it another chance! My back seat rides have had outright violent airtime. I honestly can't think of another ride that has kept me out of the seat more.
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Tuesday, September 19, 2000 8:42 AM
Heh, Jeff, that's because you haven't been on Shivering Timbers... :)
Also, SFNE's Supes will keep your butt off the seat longer, IMO.
Others I've come across include:
Raging Bull (more seconds of air, about seven to eight spots of air)
Apollo's Chariot (again, more sustained long lasting seconds of air, 8 spots)
Bouder Dash (just has SO MANY hills!)
Villain is a very good coaster however, and I think it has more air than GhostRider, which it's so often compared to. However, I do prefer GR for its insane out of control ending, and The Drop is better on GR than on Villain.