South Florida's only roller coaster.....

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 9:11 PM
I think Boomers also claims to have the second-largest arcade in the U.S., if you're into that. Which I am.

The largest is in the middle of New Hampshire, for some reason, and has tons of classic games. If anyone has been there, tell me if it's worth it.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 9:58 AM
You mean to tell me Cedar Point isn't home to the world's largest arcade? ;)
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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 10:44 AM
rollergator's avatar IIRC, the place mighta been called "Cliff House". Beautiful old structure, near San Fran but on the ocean, where they had LOTS of really *really* old arcade games and such....one was a coin-operated circus...

THAT was an arcade...not too big, but wall-to-wall nostalgia... :)

....and Rob, I think you mean "largest arcade....ON PLANET EARTH".... ;)

edit: Shoulda specified *which* SF in the first place....LOL! :~P

*** Edited 11/8/2006 3:45:21 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 2:35 AM
My cusion lives near their iv riddent that ride before he told me the boomers use to be named "and Prix Race-O-Rama" thats the reason for all the gocart tracks and he is not sure if the coaster was build for Boomers or and Prix Race-O-Rama.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 4:19 AM
^ Can someone PLEASE re-translate this post to something literate, even if it's not English?
"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 7:36 AM
The park was origionally called "Grand Prix Race-O-Rama". When the Dania Beach Hurricane opened in 2000 The Park decided to rename itself "Boomers Family Fun Center"

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Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:11 PM
What is the first drop like in the back seat with the 5 car trains? The drop is only 45 degrees.
It is a FACT that The Voyage is the greatest thing on the planet!!
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Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:46 PM
First Drops kind of mild, but then you hit the crest of the second hill and you get Airtime! The last three hills before going into the station are the best, you'll hear the locals shout "One....Two....Three!" in English or Spanish as the train hits those hills!

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Monday, November 13, 2006 9:29 AM
The first drop is probably the weakest part of the design. The DBH is one of those coasters that picks up speed and intensity as the ride progresses, kinda like the Phoenix.
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Monday, November 13, 2006 10:02 AM
rollergator's avatar ^ Now THAT is borderline blasphemy.... ;)

I love DBH, but Phoenix is a "holy relic" of coasterdom... :~P

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Monday, November 13, 2006 10:17 AM
There is a second Boomers in West Palm Beach (no coaster) but a "newer and fresher" arcade and minitaure golf course....and bumper boats if I'm not mistaken. Boomer's is a "brand name", if you will, for Palace Entertainment.

Palace also operates:

Raging Waters

Wet 'n Wild

Silver Springs

Malibu Grand Prix

...and a host of other FECs in Florida, California, Texas, Georgia and New York.

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Monday, November 13, 2006 3:40 PM
Well, I wasn't saying the DBH compares to the Phoenix, I was saying that the rides have some similar characteristics.

Come on, Bill... you know me better than that!

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Monday, November 13, 2006 4:17 PM
rollergator's avatar Hehe, yeah, I know, and you know I know, and I know you know I know...(user glances around the "room")....but what about all THESE people... ;)

Yeah, both are really nice "double Out-n-Backs"...DBH runs more like Zippin Pippin, among older rides of this same layout... still *complimentary*...with getting carried away (or "blown away" in this case)... :)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:28 AM
I've never ridden the Zippin Pippin but I can compare the DBH to the Fantasy Island Silver Comet, which is also a double out-and-back and has similar pacing.

As the for the other people in the room... they're... weird! ;)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:51 AM
rollergator's avatar Silver Comet *rocked*...I liked the pacing considerably more than DBH, which slowly GATHERS its steam IMO. I'd take Silver Comet over 75-80% of the woodies I've ridden, including DBH, it was an amazing ride... :)

That's OK, though, considering PCW and Marineland and SFDL, they're kinda lacking in the "really good coaster" department up there....(RoS notwithstanding)... ;)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006 12:00 PM
I can't recall which coaster ramps up its speed faster but I do know that both coasters start out fairly average but literally roar into the brake runs. DBH has that insane drop off the final turnaround and Silver Comet has that crazy ground-level turn. Both are fine in my book!
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