Greetings from Madrid. I am here on vacation, writing from an internet cafe downtown, after a day (Monday) at Six Flags/ Warner Brothers Movie World - Madrid.
The people of Spain are lucky, they just got themselves an awesome park. I kept asking myself, is this really Six Flags?!? The park is about 15 miles southeast of the city, with easy access by car or train. We went by train, 8 Dollars ("Euros") roundtrip. Anyway, I get there and show my SFNE season pass at the front gate and they say, "From the States?". It was really funny, they let me in no problem like I was some kind of VIP! From the impressed look on their faces, I probably could have gotten the whole group that was behind me in for free.
The park is beautiful, really clean and new. And there were no lines all day which was a bonus. But without boring you with too many details, let me just say that the absolute best part is Superman, the B&M floorless. This ride is unbelievable, if it were the only ride at the park it would be worth the trip. You go up over 150 feet, and then you do that weird little B&M double dip down a big drop, into a HUGE vertical loop and right into another big loop, which turns around and straightens out into a long zero-g roll (with about 5 seconds of weightlessness!) and then into a boomerang, a bunny hop with intense ejector air and a series of corkscrews to finish it off. But that description does not do the ride justice. All I can say is that by the end of the day spit was flying out of my mouth (that is when I knew it was time to go).
Next to Superman is Batman, the B&M inverted found at many parks and the one that set the standard. It was the first time I was on this ride, and it is fast and intense as many of you know. It looks like they were not worried about sound proofing here, this one absolutely roars! There is also a nice little Intamin wooden coaster called Wild Wild West. Not too intense but a very enjoyable ride. There is also a Vekoma "Giant Boomerang" that was not open yet. The staff really could not say when it would be open, only that they were "testing it" every day. All I know is that it will be open before SFNE gets the red train running.
The S&S tower (triple) is a tall 300 feet which gives a great view of the park and the surrounding high plateau as far as you can see in all directions. They also have a nice little flume ride which absolutely soaks you, which was a good way to cool off on a hot day like today.
The park is great, and there is endless room for expansion so I am sure it will get better and better. The only thing I can add is the reaction of the people. After each ride, it was like they had never seen anything like it. I guess they realized they just got a priceless gift.
Nice TR. I was really looking forward to hearing more about the park. Thanks for that. That said, I'm jeleous and I hate you for getting to ride Superman. ;) This coaster looks like it provides the best of both G's. I can just see this park competing with CP and MM for the "park with most coasters" title. Look at all this room... http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1366.htm?Picture=20
Glad you had fun.
My love for you is ticking clock, berserker... -Clerks
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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean
Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!
Off to CP in August, Hopefully off to two other parks in July though!! YEA!!!! :-D It will be a good summer!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but from that picture it looks like Superman has NO trim brakes!
Maybe I can hide in my dad's suitcase when he goes to Spain....
Does this thing go faaaaaast!
On Wild Wild West, its was build by RCCA. The trains are by Intamin (and are the same type that runs on the german Colossos). Many europeans reports that WWW is dissapointing, as its just a bunch of curvy drops with little to no airtime. Oh well...
Stunt Fall (Giant Inverted Boomerang) and Rio Bravo (Intamin reverser log flume) is scheduled to open tomorrow... live on TV! Let's just hope Stunt Fall doesn't valley, lol.
Yep, Superman: Ride of Steel doesn't have a block brake and the second inversion is an Immelman. But, its does have 2 trims (before the airtime hill and zero G roll I believe)
Also, for those who care, like Vampire at La Ronde and Top Gun at PGA, Batman the Pursuit as 7 cars trains! Strangely, the name of the Batman simulator is... Batman Knight Flight!
84 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC # 100 in July. Waiting for the 305 foot drop tower in 2003. Thank you PKD.
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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?
Deja Vu Count = 18
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What?! No internet cafe's in America? That's odd, they are at every bloody second corner here. Heck, you even find them in most Third World countries (and excellent value too).
'Rio Bravo' would have to be my pick of the park (having never been there), I wonder how Intamin's version holds up to the Hopkins original down here. Ours has some of the best airtime I've ever experienced. Pretty sad that a flume beats all our coasters in a category that is usually dominated by coasters.
As for land for expansion. I believe there is a lot, but aparently, they've dedicated large portion of remaining land to a nature reserve of some sort.
So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?
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