Still no love for Cedar Point? Or how come no "Coasters of the East"? I guess the media will just to keep fooling the public that the coasters they show are the newest and best out there (ie- gotta love how cool the las vegas coasters are made out to be, but in reality, suck)
----------------- "...and enjoy the rest of your day here at Cedar Point, America's 'Roller Coast'"
And you are saying they suck from experience, right. I mean, you've ridden ever single coaster in Vegas? I think that Dollywood is in the East, CP had its own show, and I've seen a few others in the east and overseas recently as well.
As for the Vegas ones, Jeff, they aren't brand spankin new, but they are recent. They, I believe, are from Vegas week back in Jan or Feb, IIRC.
If you haven't seen WDW Resort - Behind the Scenes yes, make sure you catch it. I taped it a year or two ago and its still one of the best park documentaries I've seen. Includes a great look back at the history, construction, and planning of all the parks, I love it.
A special on Dollywood? cool.. had my first trip there this summer when going to the smokies... was fantastic! Possibly the most beautiful park i've ever been too... can't wait to watch the special... Thanks for the Heads-up!
I hope the dollywood show is better than walts, "watch several familys drop a ton on admission only to shoot their retirements eating more food than is humanly possible to afford w/out lotto winnings..." sure, the eateries looked good, but man. my girlfriend walks into the room, watches the tube and says: cool, i love the Food Network"... wrong... on a positive note: the fireworks looked great...
TeknoScorpion said: And you are saying they suck from experience, right. I mean, you've ridden ever single coaster in Vegas?
I have. And I'd have to say that Shawn Steckroth isn't too far off in his assessment. Canyon Blaster is about as good as it gets.
I know this is way off the topic of the travel channel shows, but I've seen some pretty high opinions of Desperado latley. Some even claim to have experienced major air time. I must have had some really bad rides because there was nothing even close to negative g's on my rides. If the claims of airtime on Desperado are true, I really should head back out to stateline.
From *my* experience, the ONLY coaster in Vegas worth more than a single lap was Speed: The Ride...the op running CB told me to sit in the back, and if THAT was "as good as it gets", then I'm not in favor....the loop-screw at Libertyland was MUCH much smoother, IMO. The only coaster in Vegas I was unable to ride was Miner Mike, not that I didn't give it a *better than average* TRY....friendly op, no rides...;)