Tuesday, July 6, 2004 4:43 PM
All Coaster Enthusiasts invited to Timber Falls Sunday 7/11 at 10am for discounted rides on the new S&S Avalanche Roller Coaster. $10 for all day passes (Normally $19.99). Please show a coaster club membership when purchasing the passes.
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 11:06 PM
Does anybody know if this day and the coaster is just for coaster club members or is it open to the public as well? Also about how long of a drive (time wise) is it from SFGAm as we will be there on saturday.
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 11:19 PM
It is 170 miles (all highway) and I am sure it will be open to the public, but you won't get the discount. This actually sounds fun and I may be there.
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 3:13 PM
Hoping to be there...if i can convince all involved in my party that day.
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 6:51 PM
There are new pics of Avalanche and Hades at roller coaster database. Just FYI
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 7:12 PM
You should give yourself about 3 hours driving time from SFGAm if you go up the Milwaukee way.
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 7:15 PM
By the way I noticed on the RCDB.com pics that the Avalanche trains are only 3 cars long. What's the deal there?
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 7:40 PM
That is all the bought, and probably all they need. Everytime I have been to Big Chiefs/Mt Olympus they never had more than three cars filled at once. I wonder what it does to the ride..
Thursday, July 8, 2004 1:14 AM
What it does is eliminate any sort of pullover forces in the back seat. In other words, ride up front.
Sunday, July 11, 2004 9:16 PM
Today I went to WI Dells because Timber Falls opened Avalanche 6 days ago and today they offered card carrying enthusiasts half off the normal 20 dollar wrist band. Avalanche rocks! Major airtime through out the whole ride with different kinds of air in different seats. 1.1 is long sustained strong floaters. 1.2 is some more ejector air. 2.1-2.2 is a combo of both, plenty of each, but not as much as 1.1 or 1.2. 3.1 and especially 3.2 has sustained air, floaters, and ejector air. The last seat had like 4 spots where you float up like you are in the front of the train going into the hill, and while you are off your seat, you get jerked into major ejector air and are thrown up even higher as you are pulled over the hills. I have experienced a little something like this before, but not this strong or this much. One of the turns is a great head chopper that you pop up into it half way thru. There is air on every element except 2 turns (and the first hill has air in the back only). Get this...that last hill up into the break run...the kind that only usually has air in the front...it had air in the last seat early in the morning with an empty train. This train has warp drive or something...it goes thru that track so fast. It is very good and a lot better than I expected. Of the coasters I have ridden, it is most comparable to Cornball, but it is better because it has just as much if not more air and it is wilder the rest of the time with much higher sustained speed. There is one super hard lateral if you sit in the back. Just a great ride all around, my congrats to Timber Falls and S&S Power. I probably got like 30-40 ride on it.
I went to check out the construction on Hades at Mt Olympus and when I pulled into the parking lot I almost messed my pants. They started vertical construction on the first hill by Zeus that will drop you into to tunnel, and it is sooo steep and high already and not showing any signs of curving out on top yet. There are just catwalks sticking straight up in the air...almost. The return back over Zeus is going to clear that track by a significant margin as well. I think that first drop will be in the Mean Streak range if you include the below ground part, but we will have to wait and see.
The footers on the other side of Zeus look strange. I believe the first hill will curve either on the drop or before it, based on the footers. If you were looking at the lift from the parking lot, the track would be curving from your left. There is a lot more woods cleared and markers everywhere. Looks like the train will do some racing thru the woods to the left of Zeus. The clearing goes back almost as far as Zeus' turnaround, but they left a ton of trees. You can see paths for coaster track, but it is still hard to find out where it goes at some points. There was one place that looked like a possible helix, but there is no way to be sure yet. All I know now is there is more to the ride than just 2 trips thru the tunnel, and I would guess the rest is after the second tunnel. There was no sign that it would travel significantly far away from Zeus past the Poseidon track, but you never know.
(I did not know if this should be a TR or not since it is on just one ride and the construction, so I put it here. It is not meant to be a review of the entire Timber Falls park since I did nothing but ride Avalanche.)
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:42 PM
Just got back from a day in the Dells, so I decided to post a update. Hades has began to rise up on the other side of Zues and looks impressive so far.
The main reason for todays trip to the Dells was for Avalanche. This ride is exactly how Raventtd described it so i wont bother posting all the small details. One thing i will say is that the airtime is great throughout the entire course. The train travels extremly fast through the course, its really crazy to look at.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 7:40 PM
FYI...there is now a new pic at rcdb that shows the first drop on Hades.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 8:03 PM
I was gonna take a picture of that too, doesn't that first drop just look insane. It goes below the parking lot too, that rollercoaster looks like pure genius from what I saw.
It seems like it might go past Zeus, but it is probably more of a wooden twister.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 8:06 PM
What do you mean by "past Zeus"? It certainly goes over it. Do you mean past the turnaround?
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 8:10 PM