Waldameer's Ravine Flyer II 5/17

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 3:03 PM
Weather: Windy with scattered rain showers

Crowds: Deserted except Ravine Flyer II

Rides: Ravine Flyer II

Wait time: 8 years, ok 30 minutes

Finally, after waiting for eight years, I was able to get on the coaster that was talked about for so long. Ravine Flyer II was running only one train (Red) with about a thirty minute wait. The dispatch times were slow, but thats what's expected out of a new ride on its opening day. The ride itself is a winner. The lift hill view is absolutely breathaking, and the layout fits the area perfectly. The first drop swooped into a tunnel then over the road. There I found some great floater airtime, and it could have been ejector but my lap bar was pretty low. Then my favorite part, the s-curve up the second hill and through the lowest portion of the ride. The funniest part was when another person in my 14 person group in front smacked a bird by accident. The coaster didn't let up through the higher portion as much as I thought it would, and the 90 degree bank, in my opinion, was pretty neat in the sense that I was given the illusion my hands would hit the hand rail. After one more swoop down the hill, we made our way into the station.

Personally, I was very surprised with Ravine Flyer II. Especially the sense of speed. Waldameer, as usual, got it right, and the coaster fits in beautifully with the rest of the park.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 10:05 PM
We rode today (5/18) and had a blast. Not only was the park dead, but the coaster was a walk-on, with increasing intervals between trains. I thought the ride itself was great! Amazing view from the lifthill, steep drop followed by some nice air all-around. The coaster got progressively more intense as the day went on, which resulted in some frequent breaks in between rides. When I first walked up to the ride, we all thought it looked like a mini-Voyage! :o)
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