I decided to head over to Titan. The wait was about 45 mins plus 30 addittonal mins for the front seat. It was wourth it, it had been awhile since I last rode the front on this massive hypercoaster. The ride was smooth and incredible down the first drop with the wind in my face. I was outta my seat the whole way down. The airtime hill actually made me feal as if I would launch right into space. The first helix caused me to gray out as usal while new mid-course brakes gave a rather awesome hanging sensation that you have to be in the front to experience. Despite all the braking, the last helix continued to give awesome G's and I grayed out again. This ride continues to be my favorite steel coaster. On a scale from 1-10 it gets an 11!
After getting off Titan, I noticed the train on the Texas Giant was still stuck at the top of the lift. So, I got on the railroad train and headed over to Gotham City. Once I got there I noticed several teenagers were being filmed in front of Batman by a camera crew with a boom microphone. The camera crew were all wearing www.sixflags.com T-shirts. I'm sure they were filming a commercial of some sort and what's more, I may actually be in it myself. I actually walked in view of the camera while entering the B:TR queue. I would totally rule to be watching tv and see a SF commercial and notice yourself walking in the background in the commercial.
Anyway, I went on Batman and when I came back out the filming had apparently been finished as the cast and crew were standing around the game stands eating and drinking. God, I wonder if I'll actually be in that commercial.
Batman was it's usuall intense and smooth self. Plenty of G's and wind in the face enjoyment. I managed to ride the front seat after another 30 min wait. Rating 7.
Next I went on Mr Freeze. I never get tired of watching that award winning loading system in operation. The wait was no more than 10 mins for the front seat and well worth it. Awesome and indescribable G's. Rating 8.
Next I headed over to Mini mine train which I hadn't ridden since it was re-profiled. I had forgotten how small the trains are in the back, my legs felt like they would fall off after that experience. The ride was much more fun than I remembered with that near airtime hill that is probably just right for small children. I do not rate kiddie rides.
On to Runnaway Mine Train, this ride is such a classic having been built in 1966. I still remember the first time I rode it in 1971, and not a lot has changed since then. Three lifts is one too many but the ride still manages to be fun in the very back seat. The final drop into the tunnel is still a classic element that sets this ride apart from other mine trains that I have been on. Rating 6
Shockwave was up next. Having ridden this ride time without number, I still can't get over how awesome the 2 loops and subseqent airtime are. I still feel like I'm going fly right out of the train on the airtime hills. And since there's no wait, there's never any reason not to ride....unless your scared of course. Rating 8
Judge Roy Scream, I remember when this ride had ejector air all the way through. Now the air is decent and it remains a great family out and back woodie. The return trip after the turnaround is where the air truly rocks on this Bill Cobb woodie. Rating 6
The Giant was back open again and with Titan right next door the line was non existant. I took four rides including 2 re-rides before heading back over to Titan to finish my coaster riding for the day. Rating 9 Great, intense woodie!
Back to Titan, the lines had gotten quite a bit shorter since it was near closing time. Also, the ride is now back to it's normal high capacity operation since the brake modifications were made so what little line there was moved quickly. I managed 4 more rides before the park closed, this time in the back. Awesome, stupendous and breathtaking to be whipped over the top into the 255' first drop all in one motion. Sure, I've been on this ride plenty of times before, but it still blows me away with it's awesome combination of air and intensity!
And how was your weekend?
*** This post was edited by DAN-EL on 8/29/2001. ***
sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
SFMM line cutters are the braviest in the world.
As for air, I'm usally outta my seat all the way down the first drop. Ditto for the second. The bunny hill has amazing floater air, in fact, you can pick your feet up and litterally float over the hill. You are then gentally lowered back into your seat instead of slammed back into your seat like on Steel Eel at Sea World.
The G forces in the helices are awesome. It seems as if you will never stop going around. In fact, some people have been know to lose consiousness in the helices which, I guess, is why they had to turn up the braking.
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