I had a very bad experience with SFO on my first visit. But I do think they will improve greatly with a year of operations under their belt. And let's face it, Six Flags is doing an explosive job of adding a great variety of coasters. The best variety in Ohio IMO.
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Depends on what you consider 'great'. These parks have 'good' woodie pairs; SFoG: GASM, GaCyclone SFA: Wild One, Roar SFNE: (riverside) Cyclone, Thunderbolt And when the American Eagle is running right (ie. minimal trimming) it is one of the better coasters to ride. And virtually ALL accounts of Viper are positive so you may want to put SFGAm on that heap too.
Thats right, Jeremy. I *totally* forgot about SFoG. geez, what was I thinking. I havent been to SFA/SFNE, yet. And I would tend to agree with SFGAm to a certain point. They did kick in that brake pretty hard when I was there.
SFO is an excellent park for the following reasons: 1) Three awesome coasters - BKF, S:UE, and Villain 2) Two good coasters (Big Dipper, Serial Thriller) 3) Cheap seasons pass 4) Short lines (I went on a Sunday in May) 5) Small park where you don't have to walk miles 6) Free access to Hurricane Harbour
You'd be a fool not to go. Although some the staff are abit poor ----------------------------------------- For the most (and some of the best) woodies go to Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Grand National, Big Dipper, Wild Mouse, Rollercoaster, and Zipper Dipper.
Honestly, I'd go to SFO before PKI. PKI only has one "great" coaster in the Beast, SFO has three - Villian, BKF, S:UE. PKI has more "good" coasters, but ride-for-ride, SFO, even without the addition of the new ride, is the better of the two. Of course, PKI is the better park, but when you're on a great ride, who cares about the park?
I beg to differ, Lifthill. Ride-for-ride SFO kicks PKI hard in the rear, but PKI's atmosphere is just a tinky winky better. If I had to pick, SFO would definately be my pic. The only coasters I enjoy over at PKI is Vortex, Face/Off(it gets old after the first ride, though), and King Kobra. Don't forget aboot The BOSS and Screamin Eagle over at SFStL --------- "God gave me a wake up call," RelientK-"Wake Up Call"
If you've been to PKI before i'd say skip it. PKI isn't really worth the eight hour round trip from northern Ohio and back if it will cost that much for the extra days. A couple of reasons; (1) I know there are a lot of bad things to say about the staff at SFO, but they are the same at PKI. All the lines are terrible if there is any sort of crowd, they don't push the lines, and the food service is painfully slow. (2) The parks atmosphere has really taken a turn for the worse since Paramount (3) It costs a lot more to go there, especially for you with a Six Flags pass in your pocket. (4) With the exception of the SoB, there hasn't been anything noteworthy that can't be found elsewhere on the east coast that has been installed.
But if you haven't been, The Beast is a great ride and the Racer, Top Gun, and maybe the Vortex are worth a trip. I don't know about the Son yet because i was unable to visit there for the first time in over a decade. Like i say to most people, while PKI is a park you shouldn't miss, i wouldn't go out of my way for it after i had been there once.
But in the end SFO has two good to great wodden coasters (Villain: the acclaimed CCI double out and back and Big Dipper: ACE coaster classic ove 75 years old by Miller)a floorless, an impulse , Flying Dutchman as well as some others to fill the time. All in all a park worth stopping by if you're in the neighborhood with a pass:)
There is no chance of Sea World getting a coaster any time soon, Joey. Geauga Lake Park, and now Six FLags have made a contract that Sea World can not build any rides. The closest thing to a ride you might ever find at Sea World is a motion simulator.