Wicked Twister...

Sunday, August 11, 2002 4:52 PM


I'm new to Coasterbuzz and this is my first post here.

I am going to Cedar Point next week and I was just wondering if I should go on WT. I am kind of scared because I've never been on a shuttle coaster before. I have a few questions about it.

Is it safe (how much do the towers sway, etc.)?

How fast does it go and about how high up the tower does it travel?

How much physical stress does it put on you?

Do you think it is worth getting Freeway for or should I stick with MF?

And finally, How fun is the ride?


Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:02 PM

First off, welcome to Coasterbuzz!

((Is it safe (how much do the towers sway, etc.)? ))

Yes. its completely safe. The state would not allow it to run if it weren't. The towers sway a little, but you dont notice it on the ride, and it it didnt sway, it would tear itself apart. Don't worry about it.

((How fast does it go and about how high up the tower does it travel? ))

I believe it gets up to 72 mph, but I have to check the site... I've seen the train go up between 3/4 to 4/5 of the way up.

((How much physical stress does it put on you? ))

I really didnt notice too much stress on it, but others might have other comments.

((Do you think it is worth getting Freeway for or should I stick with MF? ))

Go for MF. The line for that will be longer than WT.

((And finally, How fun is the ride? ))

Its fun, but I could always go for a few more passes.

"I own you!"
-quotes I have been known to exclaim on coasters.

*** This post was edited by joe. on 8/11/2002. ***

Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:02 PM

Sure it's safe, it wouldn't be operating if it wasn't.

I think the speed is 73MPH, and goes about 200 feet up.

If you can handle riding in a car, you can handle this.

Wicked Twister is very fun, and the speed is nice, but I think the twists roll to fast.


Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:06 PM

ES, every ride in this industry is safe. You have a better chance of winning the lottery and getting struck by lightning twice all in the same day than dying at an amusement park. (Statistically, of course)

Wicked Twister used to go all the way up, but due to recent structural problems they are only sending it about 5/6 of the way up.

It does not put very much stress on you, although 1 or 2 people have reported a slight headache on the fastest backwards launch.

I have never used Freeway before so you will have to ask someone else! :)

The ride is very fun, but I found going up the back spike in the back seat to be absoulutly terrifying. It is the only ride I have ever been scared on! (And I've ridden MF in front seat)

And finally, welcome to CoasterBuzz.


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Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:06 PM
Its perfectly safe.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:17 PM

Yea, it's safe.

The ride is very fun I thought! I went to CP about 4 weeks ago. If you are going just one day I would say get a Freeway Pass for MF. If your going 2 days then it doesn't really matter.

If your going 1 day then get it for MF. When I went the WT lines never got that long. The longest being about 45 minutes.

Have fun!!

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Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:19 PM
Get to the MF Freeway line around 10:30-11. They run out very quickly!
Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:41 PM

WT is pictured in the Kansas City Stars Sunday Travel section.

I think it's an awesome ride and I hope we get something similar at WOF some day.

Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:43 PM
Thanks! Now I think I will probably go on WT when I go to CP.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 6:23 PM

Do all non-coaster enthusiasts think all roller coasters in general are dangerous?

It seems to be like that. They think people getting killed on amusement park rides is a common thing. (Which it is not BTW)

There's never a time when I don't hear a park visitor nearby me in a queue say something like "YEAH THAT THING FLEW OFF THE TRACK AND CRASHED AND ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE INCINERATED" or "I heard some [girl/guy] fell off [insert coaster name] and then was run over by the next train".

Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:02 PM

Do all non-coaster enthusiasts think all roller coasters in general are dangerous?

I am an enthusiast, and I don't think they are generally dangerous, it's just that I've never been on a shuttle coaster before.
Sunday, August 11, 2002 9:24 PM
So you thought shuttle coasters were dangerous, and not other types? ;)
Sunday, August 11, 2002 10:57 PM
Hey, didn't some girl fall off of Colossus @ SFMM in the 70's on the second drop and she got hit by a train on the opposite track? I thought I read that somewhere.

~I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket

*** This post was edited by CoasterCrazyOne on 8/12/2002. ***

Sunday, August 11, 2002 11:07 PM

Yes, an overweight (few pounds short of 300 Ib) woman was thrown out while her train was maneuvering Colossus' infamous former double dip (now the flat block brakes).

That spot had approximately 11 points of airtime. Almost equivalent to -2 Gs.

Mix that with a heifer and you're bound to go wrong.

Then about some 20 years after that happened, just a few miles down from the park, the same thing happened at Knott's Berry Farm. ;)

Sunday, August 11, 2002 11:13 PM
It wouldn't be that hard to bring the double dip back. I say we all call SFMM and have them do 2 things for 2003... Bring back the double dip on Colossus and take off the OTSRs on Revolution. Those rides would become a lot more porpular and I would be a lot happier! :) (One can dream right?)

~I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket

Monday, August 12, 2002 1:46 AM

Of course it wouldn't be hard to bring back that double hump element. Anything is possible when it comes to retracking a coaster.

But the thing is. They won't. And there is good reasoning behind it.

As for Revolution -

Installing those horse collar restraints meant only a bigger drop on insurance rates for the park.

Monday, August 12, 2002 9:41 AM
Rode it yesterday. BEST RIDE IN THE WORLD (next to Raptor). Sorry Timbers, the competition is too tough. ;)

Who can go a whole day at MiA riding Timbers ONCE? Repeat after me: "I hate parent chaperones"

Monday, August 12, 2002 1:04 PM

Wicked Twister is safe, but there have been a couple cases of bloody ears every now and then. It made my ears sore for the rest of the day.

Just make sure your head is against the headreast and you should be fine.

Since Jeff made Track Record a "perk" for CB members i'll just post my count here: Coasters:99 Parks:14

Monday, August 12, 2002 1:26 PM
I rode Wicked Twister about 3-5 times and I never got the "bloody ears". The twists were very smooth and not once did my head hit the horse collar restraints.

But Superman Ultimate Escape across the state is another story...

Monday, August 12, 2002 4:06 PM
I love the Wicked Twister. But I have a problem with the seating. Few of my relatives could even fit. They are bigger people, but the seats are a very molded plastic. I would also like to add that Cedar point has changed in very many ways. I am 41 years old and have been coming to CP atleast once every year since I was 4. The park has certanly lost it's main quality(out on the lake). Now alll the coasters lap around each other and the scenery has all been takin up by steel polls and attractions. I think they should also not charge extra for the waterpark. I still can't beleive that all the Paramount parks charge nothing for water parks and CP can still get away with charging extra! Of course all of this can easliy change. I have sent complaints to CP. If you agree please also suggest it to CP.

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