Being an old Erector Set fanatic, I liked just looking at it. Though Time consuming, it should be an easy deconstruct/reconstruct.
Even the major transportation for it should be easy.
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
Although it still needs trackwork and a better set of trains, Villain is a *much* better ride than The Beast. It does more, it is paced better, it runs faster, it's more interesting...all around, it's simply a better ride.
As a matter of fact, I think it's safe to say that all three of the wood coasters at Geauga Lake...Big Dipper, Raging Wolf Bobs, and Villain...are better than any of the four wood coasters at Kings Island, and are better than Mean Streak at Cedar Point. Oh, yeah, Villain and RWB both need some attention, but they're both actually pretty good rides. I want to see them all relocated or preserved.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
The Villain has a great layout but needs some trackwork and I have never been a big fan of those G-trains.
The Big Dipper is such a gem.
Hopefully something can be made of these rides.
I wish I would have known it was closing for good as an amusement park, I would have made the 8 hour drive for 1 last visit.
Raging WOlf Bobs is a rough. But if fixed I'd love to Ride it again. SAVE THE DIPPER!
Villain... only coaster I can think of to inflict sheer pain to this rider. I mean pain that lasted for days. Thought I broke a rib or two. Doesn't mean I am glad it is DOA, though, there's something for everyone, and reading all these GL posts, there were Villain fans as well, and I can feel their pain (No pun intended)
The Dipper is a personal fave since childhood for me. It makes the same boo hoo list as the loss of WVP Dips, Racing Whippet, and Idora's Wildcat for me. (OK, Wildcat was my all time favorite).
The Villian. Bad ass and agressive. lethal after a rain storm. It will find a home with new track and new trains. It will be a headliner again.
Raging Wolf Bobs. I love this ride. Its fast and relentless. It gave the push to Summers and Dinn to build more. Its had a bad rap lately with the piss-poor tracking and even worse trains. Its layout makes it a good mid-sized thriller that would transition young riders to bigger rides, like the Beast. Its on the fence on finding a home.
There were such changes in the last 20 years at GL. When the RWB opened, it pumped the park to 1 million for the first time. After they painted the ride, and gave it the top billing, they rebuilt the Dipper section by section for several years, yet left it with sub-standard trains. After Premier took the reigns, the RWB was given the back seat in leiu of the Boomerang and SLC.
Actually, that happened to the Predator, Twister 2, Revolution...hey, is there a pattern here?
Personally Id love to see it at KI but it will never happen, I see at least one woodie going bye bye at KI under CF.
I also think that Big Dipper deserves a new home somewhere, maybee not a CF park, but somewhere. RWB should see the wrecking ball.
I'm just not much of a "classic" out and back fan, I guess. Though, I do/did LOVE Screechin' Eagle. :(
I always thought RWB was a bore.
You must be logged in to post