Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!
There are a lot of parks that have a really good mix if you think about it.
Off the top of my head: SFNE, SFStL, SFGAm, Hershey, KBF, SFWoA, PKI, BGT, KW, SFA...
I'm sure there's many more.
The biggest degree of seperation comes when looking for 'world class' wood and steel in the same park, as a lot of those types of wood coasters are at smaller, out of the way parks that don't have the steel counterparts. But finding a park that has a mix of both excellent steel and excellent wood isn't as hard as people think.
'If there's been a way to build it, there'll be a way to destroy it. Things are not all that out of control.' - Stereolab 'Crest'
*** This post was edited by chris on 9/27/2002. ***
After being cancelled more times than I can count with one finger, the main event of my summer o-three:
5 people vs. 15 parks & 103 costers and counting
Two parks come to mind for me - Kennywood and SFNE.
Dorney Park visits in 2002: 17
Isn't TOS The ride In coasterbuzz and its the only one
Be nice to ride op's. No matter how slow unfriendly and uncaring they may seem Most work hard to make your day great.
What about SFGam?
Hersheypark, hands down. Then again, I'm a sucker for a GCI, and I know a lot of people won't agree on the quality of their steel ...
chris listed some good ones, and some I've yet to visit (SFStL, SFNE)...the rest I agree with whole-heartedly. With the possible exception of my poor home park BGT....which was *graced* with a GCI of power and speed, and has managed to really put a *wet blanket* over the ride with EXCEPTIONALLY poor ops policies: running one side per day, double restraint checking, the slowest loading procedures known to man, and maintenance that is CALLED *routine* but really is more hit-and-miss. BGT, please put yourself back *in the mix*, and let that wooden masterpiece DO what it is SO capable of doing....thrilling guests....
My top vote getters: SFA (Roar is THAT good), Hershey, SFGAm, and honorable mention to PKI...now they have world-class steel, thanks to the first "fix" applied to the Premier launch....
What about PKD? Sure, their selection might not be the BEST, but it's not an awful selection. You have Rebel Yell (forwards & backwards), Hurler, Grizzly, and Scooby Doo Ghoster Coaster. And for the steel, there's Volcano, Flight of Fear, Hypersonic, Anaconda, Avalanche, Ricochet, and Shockwave (they also have Tazi Jam, but it's really small).
Well, looking at my wood and steel top 10's:
SFA: S:ROS, Batwing, Wild One
KBF: Xcelerator, Monty, and Ghostrider
BGT: Montu and Gwazi
*** This post was edited by BaSSiStiSt on 9/27/2002. ***
Kennywood for me. They don't have many coasters but the ones that they do have are world class. They have an awesome indoor wild mouse (exterminator) and an amazing hyper (PR) and two awesome woodies, thunderbolt and jackrabbit, and an Okay, still fun wooden coaster, The Racer. They could use that B&M inverter or the Dive Machine that they are rumored to get. I think we may have to wait a few more years though.
But I'll agree on the PKD, while others may have "rough" comments about some of the wood there, especially with Grizzly(Grizzly;)) I just can't see it. Rebel Yell forwards isn't something we love to do, but even that's not to bad. But, they do have lots of steel, lots of wood to mix, so if you're looking for both, that's the place, JMHO.
SFWoA when they get the time machine installed so you can ride their masterpieces in new condition. Big Dipper still kicks butt but takes the kicking part a little too seriously. Villain, needs rehabilitation. RWB, if it ran more like its inspiration. And then there is the steel collection which only lacks a hyper.
Indiana Beach, three great/good woodies, Tig'r and Galaxi.
I guess I can be happy easier with a lack of steel than a lack of wood. "10 percenters" keep the comments to your selves. Like that is going to happen with this group. ;)
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