First I went to Xtreme Swing due to the fact that I had already been on every ride in the park previously. I got in line and I saw it run, and I must say, I'm impressed. I sat on the right wing on the far right side. Only eight other people were waiting for it when I came, so I got on quickly. The right started out with a jolt forward which felt weird, but awesome. After we were in full swing, I realized how great this ride is. I like the aspect of a person going over 90 degrees, 125 feet in the air with only a lap bar to hold on to. After the ride, I went up to Wild Thing. I got in line, waited about three minutes. I rode in back only because I wanted some airtime. When the car got back to the station, there was a giant line waiting for the front. I didn't see many people when I got in the park.
Next, I went back down towards Steel Venom and Challenge Park. On my way, I saw that Skyscraper was going for only $5.00, so I hopped on that. I really hate how long it takes for the people to strap you in, and how tight they make it. Oh well, I'd rather be strapped in tightly than loosely. I really do like the ride because of the great view, the awesome flips over the top, and that you're in Wild Things turnaround over the parking lot.
I headed towards Steel Venom next, and found myself waiting in line for only about five minutes. They were having problems with the shoulder harnesses. That happens a lot when I go there. After the delay, I went in back only because it's awesome on the second cycle backwards, you get held up 180 feet in the air. It was a good ride.
Here are my ride ratings at Valleyfair.
High Roller: 8/10
Wild Thing: 7/10
Excalibur: 3/10 (It's way too rough of a ride)
Steel Venom: 9/10
Xtreme Swing: 10/10
Overall, I had a good day at Valleyfair. I love the addition of Xtreme Swing, and the new food stalls/shops. I headed home at around 5:00PM, but before that I had one last ride on Xtreme Swing to make it my 12th of the day.
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