S&S opens celebration park. Logan Utah

Friday, September 8, 2006 1:01 PM

rollergator said:
(and you might even decide to stop along the way to get married once or twice).... ;)

One of these days, Bill, you're going to end up wondering why it's so hot in that handbasket you've found yourself riding in.

Friday, September 8, 2006 1:08 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ One of my (many) previous signatures:

"Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?" ;)

Friday, September 8, 2006 2:29 PM
If you go to Lagoon you need to take a trip up to this new park. It only takes an hour and the drive through the canyon to Logan is gorgeous, especially at this time of the year.

If you are in the area you need to go up to Utah State University and try their famous Aggie ice cream! Just ask any student walking around and they can tell you exactly where to find it!

Monday, September 11, 2006 11:08 AM
So for only $35, I can ride the skycoaster several times?! That would normally cost $35 for one ride. Can't wait to get to this park someday.
Monday, September 11, 2006 3:33 PM
janfrederick's avatar HIAHB:TR I love it! The theming posibilities are endless.

I'm stoked that I have a chance to ride Sonic Boom. I thought that ride would never be open to the GP.

Three hundred and fifty-something feet with a tube for a brake? Yeesh!

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Monday, September 11, 2006 7:01 PM
Mamoosh's avatar erick - Unless they plan on making mods to Sonic Boom before it opens there's something else that makes the ride even more intimidating: the release is a red button located inside the car, meaning you have to push it to make yourself drop. And you had to wear ear muffs as the car entering the tube really makes a loud "sonic boom" sound.

In normal operation you ride to the top where the vehicle stops 330 feet up. Then to fall one of the two riders has to press the release button. When I rode it with my buddy Joe, who used to work for S&S, he would press the release button just before we'd stop at the top. When the car was released it would continue to travel upwards under its own momentum before stalling and falling, enhancing the freefall sensation.

You cannot see the tube. You fall and continuously pick up speed, all the while seeing the ground get closer and closer and closer. Then all of a sudden darkness. Oddly the decelerarion is barely noticable...and then the door to the tube opens and you realize you're at the bottom.

Yep...carp...gone! lol

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:22 AM

rollergator said:
Is there anyplace I can see the Snic Boom in action....ya know, like, video... ;)


Was re-visiting this thread when I checked out the link for the pics here: http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/eventSIL.html

At the very top he just added a video today of Sonic Boom.

Looks interesting......to say the least.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:42 AM
rollergator's avatar ^ Sweet, thanks!

...and thanks to johnny...(wish I could type that upside down, but this keyboard only works sdrawkcab)...*shrug*.... ;)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:15 AM
janfrederick's avatar I hope they have a safety backup on that thing so the door can't open while the pod is being raised and released. Were there any restraints or did you just stand in the thing like an elevator ride?

It looks like they built it using an old radio tower. I wonder if they could modify one of the really tall radio masts (1000'+). Yikes! Carp-ola!

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:20 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Seats with seatbelts, Erick.

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