The New Mexico Rattler, just how awesome!?

Tuesday, July 22, 2003 3:53 PM
Ever since it was being buit I have wanted to ride it. It looks like it will have great airtime and the lateral g's look really strong. Robb and Elissa rave about it on themeparkreview.com, and its buzz seems pretty good, but minimal. What are your opinions on it if you've ridden, where is the best seat, how crowded is the park. I am trying to go in a week or two.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 10:48 AM
It would appear that despite generally good reviews, it does suffer from low ridership... It certianly looks as good as any of the other CCI's of the same size.

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:45 AM
It was going to be our 'perk' when my wife and I chose to tour the Four Corners region for our honeymoon. We were pretty bummed when it didn't open when we expected it to. Silverwood would have been our perk for a northwest honeymoon. But it turned out okay because Zion, Bryce, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, along with Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods were phenominal!!! I HIGHLY recommend a visit should any of you decide to *motor west*.

FYI, just outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon is a formation called "Thunder Mountain" and you guessed it, looks exactly like it's Disney namesake. I was waiting for the screams and recorded runaway train noises while admiring it.

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"SOME people have NO class!" - Mom from the Whizzer queue

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 12:31 PM
It's a great ride, you can definitely look forward to the ride.

As for where to sit, I preferred the second to last seat, good air in the back. But the front is enjoyable as well.

Ridership is low, it only operates one train and they don't allow you to stay on. The queue area is separated into three sections, front, middle, & back. Still a great ride.

Word of advise, if you're over 21 and feel like gambling, don't! Of all the trips to the Indian Reservation Casinos, I've never walked out of there with profit.

Enjoy it though, also check out the old route 66 area in downtown Albuquerque, great little area.

Kevin

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 2:02 PM
Considering that I love both Boss and Legend, I think I would love this ride as long as it's maintained.

Oh and Kevin my guess is that if you take all your casino visits times the money you've taken to them. You have no profit from any of em unless you only went once and managed a big Jackpot and never went again.

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 3:17 PM
Here is my trip report:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=31540

E-mail me for any more questions!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 3:26 PM
Charles, while I was there and speaking to a few of the park reps, it seems as if they are committed to maintaining the ride. The whole park seems to be well maintained and didn't have any rides down while I was there. (except the skyride, but that is a whole different story)
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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:34 PM
It's a great ride! It does have a lot of airtime. My favorite part of the ride would have to be the first drop.

Janfredreck, I did a similar trip in June. On the way to Oklahoma I did the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Wapatki, Wallnut Canyon, as well as other stuff. Going home I did Durango-Silverton, Byrce, Zion, and Vegas. I did a lot in 3 weeks. :)
*** This post was edited by Coaster File 7/24/2003 12:35:03 AM ***

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