Viper At Six Flags Great America

Monday, May 20, 2002 3:03 PM
For all of you that have been to SFGAm, is the viper bad or not? I have heard some bad comments about viper.
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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:08 PM
Viper at Six Flags Great America is an awesome ride, one of my favorite wooden coasters, I can't believe you have heard bad stuff about Viper. I usually see nothing but good reviews.

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Top 5 Coasters
1.Deja Vu(SFGAm) 2.Raging Bull(SFGAm) 3.Millennium Force(CP)
4.CornBall Express(IB)
5.Viper(SFGAm)

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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:10 PM
Yeah, My favorite wooden is Viper
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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:44 PM
I have never heard bad things. Viper is the best non CCI new woodie out there and is better then most CCI's and to think it was built and designed in house by Six Flags. The thing earns an honorary CCI title from me. That double dip is just way too awesome.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:01 PM
Yeah, it's bad. If you hate drops, airtime and a smooth ride, it's horrible. (Sarcasm off now)

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So many coasters, so little vacation time....

*** This post was edited by RollerFreak on 5/20/2002. ***

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:10 PM
Definitely a great ride. Very underrated. Lots of excessive sustained airtime.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:12 PM
It's a great ride, but was better last year. It's still awesome this year, but AE outdoes it, IMO. It's still awesome, and I love it to death. I can't belive you've heard anything bad about it. The only thing bad about it is last time I rode it, only 1 train was loading the last car.

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Deja Vu count this season: 1, but thats still more than most other people who've been to SFGAm this season!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:22 PM
Unless things have changed very dramatically I would really really really really doubt AE even comes close to touching Viper.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:30 PM

I used to think it was just okay, but back seat baby, outstanding!

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The below statement is true.
The above statement is false.

Constant Looping is a lack of creativity.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:31 PM
Eagle has gotten alot better this year, but Viper is still beats it for me. My favorite hill on Viper is the hill after the double dip.

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Top 5 Coasters
1.Deja Vu(SFGAm) 2.Raging Bull(SFGAm) 3.Millennium Force(CP)
4.CornBall Express(IB)
5.Viper(SFGAm)

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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:16 PM
...give you my opinion in about 2 weeks....:):):)
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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:22 PM
my only beef with the ride is the slow load times...
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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:38 PM

Who made Viper?

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The legend lives!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 5:43 PM
ApolloAndy, It was made in house by Six Flags when they were owned by Warner Brothers as MagnumForce stated above.

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Mike
Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorie Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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Monday, May 20, 2002 6:43 PM
Viper? Slow loading times? No way.

I've been to SFGAm *countless* times in the past few years and have seen a perfect two-train operation every single time. What you need to remember is that Viper has a fairly long cycle, but no midcourse brakes (so it runs two trains). Because of this, the crew cannot send off a train until the other one passes the station the second time. I've never seen Viper run one train, and I've never seen the crew stacking trains (except for a few minor exceptions...like when a handicapped person is boarding, for instance). In any case, Viper is a fantastic ride.

Eagle has slow loading times (again, long cycle) but the crew stacks trains more often. Additionally, Eagle always has cars closed off). The ride runs four trains, though, so I'm not complaining. Not better than Viper right now, but if the red side ran backwards I think it would be.

-Nate

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:19 PM
If you love ejector airtime (at least in the back seat, where I rode), strong laterals, headchoppers galore, and especially a smooth ride, then Viper at SFGAm is the ride for you. Easily my favorite coaster in the entire park.

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I get the feeling there's a conspiracy over at King's Island to remove anything that has "K" or "C" in its initials.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:41 PM

Viper is awesome. I don't think it has to be said anymore. However, I could see someone saying it is only "OK", if they heard all the hype about it, and then rode in the front, or forward middle. To really experience it properly, you should ride in the back. Seat 1.3 is awesome too, but you don't get any air on the first drop in the front, so the last seat still gets my vote for best.

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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) Timber Wolf
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 3:57 AM

Kyle W. said:
For all of you that have been to SFGAm, is the viper bad or not? I have heard some bad comments about viper.


Viper is, without a doubt, the best ride at Great America. Plant yourself in the third seat from the front (the Magic Seat) for the best ride. (Notice I didn't say "'sit' in the third seat" .. the term 'sit' would be false advertising!)

Viper is such a perfect layout: The start of the ride is quite average ... but just when you start to get too comfortable, all hell breaks loose!

Cam.


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Cameron Silver

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 4:32 AM
Really, I think mainly that Viper is liked by almost everyone because it's a somewhat clone of the Astroland Cyclone in New York. Even though it has different twists and turns, it's first part layout is still the same. ;)
I love it, last year it was my first wooden coaster for me to put my hands up on, major airtime! :)

*** This post was edited by Chris K. on 5/21/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 5:10 AM
I can't keep my arms up on that thing I always think for sure that my arms are going to get chopped off.
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