Posted Monday, July 26, 2004 10:01 AM | Contributed by Lord Gonchar
Coasterimage.com has updated their Waldameer Park photo gallery with several new pictures including 15 photos of Waldameer's new coaster, Steel Dragon. In addition, a Steel Dragon video showing the ride in action from this past Friday, July 23rd, is available for download.
Monday, July 26, 2004 11:33 AM
Ummmmmm, is it just me, or does Steel Dragon seem like it would be INSANELY fun?
Bring one to Ohio, please!
Edit: apply spelling goodness*** This post was edited by Doug Rowe 7/26/2004 11:33:54 AM ***
Monday, July 26, 2004 11:47 AM
Doug, your thought is exactly correct... it is.
Monday, July 26, 2004 1:56 PM
Doug, forget bringing it to Ohio (although it would make a great addition or two to CP or PKI). Head over to Kennywood. Ride Exterminator. :) But yeah, the new generation of spinning mice looks great.
Monday, July 26, 2004 5:33 PM
I must get out to Waldameer Park this week, that looks fantastic. I've haven't been on any new wild mouse coasters yet. My most recent is Wild Mouse that was at Conneaut Lake Park, sad really.
Monday, July 26, 2004 6:17 PM
DS, no, what's sad is that the mouse at CLP isn't there anymore... ;)
Joe, this is IMO about 100x better than Exterminator.
Monday, July 26, 2004 6:48 PM
I rode this saturday with my wife. It is a very good and different ride than any other that I have ridden before. I waited in line about 15 - 20 Minutes and that was with a running car being taken to the transfer track and another being put on the course.
Monday, July 26, 2004 6:55 PM
I rode the coaster on July 3rd at about 9:00pm with a half hour wait but the next day it ways no more than 5 minutes. It's a great spinner, it doesn't jerk you like the Exterminator.
Monday, July 26, 2004 7:46 PM
It's such a fun ride. It's so smooth and extremely quiet. The day I went there was virtually no one else in the park, so we rode it 4 times, each time being a walk on.
Monday, July 26, 2004 8:57 PM
It doesnt spin you as much as I would have liked and the trims squeeze pretty hard 2/4 times sucking up your speed. But its a darn fun ride, espcially when starting backwards.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 3:41 PM
When I saw this news story I thought it was talking about Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan. Oh well, looks fun though.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 5:57 PM
Yeah, I can see how the subheading of:
"Coverage of Waldameer Park's new spinning coaster now online."
could be misleading. ;)