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
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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.
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!
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:
Wet 'n Wild
Malibu Grand Prix
...and a host of other FECs in Florida, California, Texas, Georgia and New York.
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)... :)
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)... ;)
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!