Monday, September 25, 2000 4:55 AM
I'll keep this short (pun intended). The park is getting ready to unveil their "FearFest" Halloween event. From what I've heard about it from park officials, it should be great. Five walk-throughs, surprises around every corner, and a fully operating Action Zone (SOB, FO, KC, DZ). Now don't forget that it's an after-hours event so it's gonna cost you to re-enter the park when the "transformation" takes place.
As for the 2001 attraction. More of the Kings Mills log flume is disappearing. However, the station still stands. Can't tell much more from the Tower than that. Due to FearFest, we probably won't hear anything official until after the park closes in November.
On to the rides.
SOB - still getting smoother. Could be the rain, could be a full train (usually don't get these on walkback rides). Quite fun. Still a little two slow after the loop for my taste.
Beast - Helix wide open. Midcourse trims on hard due to misting rain all day. Average Beast ride. Almost too smooth in the middle of the rear coach.
Racer - good ol' Racer (back). Smooth, airtime, fast.
Vortex - usually I don't like how slow this goes through the final four inversions, but this time I got more floating air than I usually get and had a great time. Big difference is that I sat closer to middle than I usually do. Go figure.
Crowds weren't too bad. The impending rain kept most away. However that rain never came. Usually nothing to a fine mist all day.
Also, two castaways from "Survivor" were at the park. The Q&A sessions they held probably drew alot of the GP away from the rides as well. First the ad banner for a new series on CBS hanging on the Tower. Now Survivor castaways in the park. Looks like Paramount is taking full advantage of the CBS takeover by Viacom.
Scott W. Short firstname.lastname@example.org