What's the next CF removal

Monday, December 18, 2006 11:05 PM
^Spoken like someone who has never been anywhere near a Volare.
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Monday, December 18, 2006 11:36 PM
The Volare at Rye Playland wasn't that bad (what's the name? Super Flight or something?). That said, it's not something I imagine gets a lot of people through in an hour, and the loading is odd and unusual (if I was any slower on the platform, the car would have hit me from behind). Plus, in a park as big as PCW, why, just, why? I wouldn't mind seeing CF install a higher-capacity flyer there (once again, I wouldn't mind Geauga getting Tomb Raider, but I don't see that happening).
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Monday, December 18, 2006 11:47 PM
rollergator's avatar PCW has a single-rider line for their flyer....the ride - like the others - sucks pondwater, but at least you can get on (and more importantly, OFF) faster...

Rye's *is* called SuperFlight...

Getting off the Denver ride, a woman asked me how it was. I asked her if she liked coasters, she answered affirmatively. "Not.This.One." ;)

The problems are in the drops, the transitions, and all points of contact between rider and restraint (mostly, the throat one is the one I dislike the most, LOL).


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:20 AM
Rollergator sums it up perfectly. The cars are, by themselves, just fine. If the ride only involved getting into the harness, sitting there in the station for a minute thirty, then getting out, I would have no problem with it. But except for the spiral lift, every element on the track is jarring. I got my ears boxed about eight times in that bizarre helmet/cage/thingy. The one time I rode it, it was even my first coaster ride in the park, so I can't blame it on having been previously beaten up that day.

As far as flyers go, I dislike X-Flight enough that I only ride it (well, rode it, now that it's moving) once a season, on principle. But I would get on XF ten times before I took on Tomb Raider again.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:24 AM
Regarding PCW's Tomb Raider, While I've given up riding it, it still has a huge line everyday. The GP think this ride is cool, and want to ride it. At least once anyways.

If you know how to ride it, how to hold your body, and not to look up (ahead) you can get through it without too much banging. But all in all, any ride that takes that much effort to enjoy, isn't worth it. This year it was in even worse shape than before.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:35 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar Huge line is a matter of popularity vs. capacity. If a ride that sucked only got 20 pph, it'd have a huge line too.

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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 2:19 AM
Even though it is from Coasterkid, who HAS been a problem lately, I find this to be a slightly interesting question. Give the kid some time to figure Coasterbuzz out. A lot of us have been in his shoes.

How much longer will PKD's and PCWonderland's Togo stand up be up and running? PKI has taken theirs down. It's weird to me to have Paramount keep the other Two after getting rid of King Cobra. Would CF see these coasters as something the parks should get rid of?

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 2:30 AM
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Brian Noble said:
More seriously, I think coasterkid is getting an unfairly hard time on this thread.


dexter said:
Give the kid some time to figure Coasterbuzz out. A lot of us have been in his shoes.

Nah, the second you create an alter-ego to defend yourself, it's pretty much over. No one ever seems to recover from that one.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:00 AM
Okay Gonch. Good point.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 7:08 AM
Yep, I concede as well. I missed that the first time around.

String him up.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 7:58 AM
I really wish I lived in Missouri.

Ray P.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:17 AM
^Yep, most people do (even those pesky people from Kansas who have to cross the border just for something to do on the weekend). ;)
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:19 AM
Shivering Timbers will be moved to Dorney to replace Hercules as thier second wooden coaster.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:20 AM
haha, Chuck:) and still no word from Coasterkid/TimbersMan; anyone notice that he went from being a kid...to being a man?
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:39 AM
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Lord Gonchar said:
Nah, the second you create an alter-ego to defend yourself, it's pretty much over. No one ever seems to recover from that one.

Post of the year nomination. Anyone to second it?

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 9:03 AM
Okay, here it goes for the next to last time:

Cf will eventually buy out Hershey and then 6Flags. The economy will then take swift turn for the worst. Walmart will swoop, (swoooooooooooop) down from on-high and buy CF6F, not to be confused with CP3O, and all the rides will be made in China and not run very well. But, they 'll have a great return policy, so all will be well.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 9:09 AM

Swoosh said:
^Spoken like someone who has never been anywhere near a Volare.

Been on them quite a few times, hence the question. I've just never had a serious problem with them. Of course I seem to have that Togo gene people keep talking about, so maybe I have the Zamperla version as well. :)


Putting the 'odd' in Todd since 1976...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:24 AM

Swoosh said:
Look just because there isn't a park near you that is open doesn't mean we are ALL in the off-season. We coast until the end of the year here in Missouri.

Is it really necessary to mention that in every other post you make? We all get it. You live in Misourri. SDC is open until through the end of December. Yeehaw.

-Nate

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:30 AM
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Odd Todd said:I've just never had a serious problem with them. Of course I seem to have that Togo gene people keep talking about, so maybe I have the Zamperla version as well.

^ Would explain the signature... LOL! :)

I'd love to try out some of the Japanese Togos, for me the N. American versions have been kinda hit-and-miss but I keep hearing their rides *in* Japan are their best work.

Zamperla? The kids rides, powered rides, and mice are all good product. I was amazed at how MANY rides came up from a quick mfr. search on rcdb! Not sure WHAT went awry with the flying concept, though...kinda reminiscent of Vekoma and the junior inverts - stick with what you do WELL... ;)

*** Edited 12/19/2006 3:32:00 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:20 PM
Who said I was coasterkid, I heard this crowd was tough but saying I'm something I'm not. Not cool.
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