Typhoon at Santa's Village.

Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:22 PM
The ride looks pretty good IMO.  Is it worth a stop?  What else does the park have to offer?  How far is it from SFGAm?
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:43 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I have been under the impression that it is kind of a kids park, but this roller coaster does look interesting.
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Mike Middleton of Urbana, Indiana
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:48 PM
I live 20 minutes away from the park and have yet to to go to their since they installed this (I believe 98.) The park I think is a bit pricey especially since this is one of the only rides their that adults can ride. The park is just around an hour from Great America.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:56 PM
If it is one of the only adult rides there, take the hour and a half trip up north and goto Big Chief's. They have 2 of the best 3 woodies I've been on. (Cyclops is number 1 for me, Viper is number 2, Zues is number 3.) Not only are 2 awesome coasters there, and a fun junior coaster, but lots of go-karts, and no lines (I don't know about July, but June and August have none) for the coasters! If you end up waiting for a coaster, it's because you just missed it and it has to go around the track twice.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 9:01 PM
Being that its only 10 minutes from my house and I have a young daughter, I do visit this park around 2 times a season.

If you are going just to try out Typhoon, its really not worth it. The OTSR's on this coaster are very confined and if you are even somewhat tall, the leg room is pretty cramped. Their are a few headbanging spots due to sudden jerkiness of the trains. I did find the loop to be pretty cool and the ending upwards helix has some pretty decent lateral G's.

If you do go, try to get coupons. Usually the Dunkin Donuts and the Walmart near the park have them. They do have other rides that adults can enjoy such as a Himalaya, a swing ride, bumper cars, Tilt-A-Whirl, Galleon ship ride, train ride, ferris wheel, merri-go-round, and a junior steel coaster called Dracor. They also have a small childrens type zoo , midway games, arcade, and a couple shows.

If you are looking for ultimate thrills then this park is not for you but if you are looking for normal carnival type rides, 2 o.k. coasters, and the small scale amusement park feel, then I say check it out. You can add a couple coasters to your track record and say that you have been there.

Hope this info helps you in your decision.

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Saturday, March 9, 2002 11:05 AM

Do they still have that one ride where you go around in a fire truck, and put out fires with the small hoses they give u?

I loved that ride as a kid!

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Saturday, March 9, 2002 3:21 PM

Typhoon wasn't as bad as some people told me it was, but........I took my second ride in the back seat and, well, it was a much different ride.

Pretty much every coaster I have ridden is worth at least one stop, depending on the price, but please be warned that Typhoon is a pretty rough coaster (at least I thought so) that required a bit of defensive riding, but it has a very unique layout that can be fun once you you know how to ride it.

-Sean

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Saturday, March 9, 2002 7:07 PM
The last time I was there the fire engine was still running. IMO they should of kept the ole galaxy.

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Cedar Point fans and Magic Mountain fans unite. Let's sign a rollercoaster treaty.

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Saturday, March 9, 2002 7:18 PM

I agree Iron Were wolf. The Galaxy was definitely a coaster that fits with the crowds that go there which is pretty much families with small children. Typhoon is not a coaster that caters to the small fries. You also have to be at least 52 inches to ride. Galaxy had a much lower height restriction.

Yes, the Fire truck ride is still there. That is one of the staples of Santas Village. Kids just love this attraction. I remember when I was a kid riding this and getting all anxious to put out that "4 alarm blaze" lol,:). Now when I get on it with my daugher I just snicker silently at a house the size of a Deluxe Barbie house with a small blow torch type element inside of it. Its still cute though.

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