Wild Adventures Help

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:32 AM

Hey! I'm headed down to Wild Adventures this Saturday and Sunday. I just wanted to know what rides I should expect to be closed? (hopefully none!) What things I should check out first and what I can save for later. In general, how is the park?

Anyone that lives near Valdosta, I'd love to meet!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 3:05 PM

I can't say what will be open or closed, but I can say that this park has arguably the best of the SLC's and Boomerang's. Very well maintained. Cheetah is typical CCI work, so you shouldn't be disappointed.:)

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Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

*** This post was edited by BullGuy on 12/17/2002. ***

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 6:01 PM
I have a brochure, and it says its open. Not sure what rides, but it is open.

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"Every Man Has Got to Know His Limitations"

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:59 AM

I went last New Years Eve and everything but the water rides were open.

Chuck, who says make time durring the day to go exploring in this park and DON'T Smack on the Bengals Tiger CAGE! Those things are bigger than you!

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:46 AM

Chuck,

How bad were the lines? Walk ons? Do any of the rides have on ride photos?

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 2:12 AM

Rollergator would be the one to ask about this park. I believe he said no lines ever except when there are concerts held.

I had fun at this park, It has alot of flats and you have to go exploring. Cheetah is great, Sit in the second seat and lean back for a loose lapbar and max floater airtime. It has G trains so maybe tie a sock around your thighs just above the knee if you plan on riding it alot.

There are nature trails with rollergators in the ponds but I had more fun watching the squirels eat peanuts off my shoe. The train ride is good, Beware of OSTRICH's that try to bite your ear off (YIKES)

The Bengal Tiger incident was some idiot smacking on the fence so the Tiger would jump up at him, Scared the crap out of me as you are at ground level and that tiger leaping was about 7ft tall with a paw bigger than your face!

No, I didn't have to wait long for anything, Bug Out the mouse was a few cars wait all day and cheetah was usually a train or two wait as they were only running one train that day but two were not needed. I several times rode hangman ALONE in the front seat with nobody else riding (Early in the day)

All the coasters are rideable by adults, I really liked their full Rollerskater that gave double rides and features airtime in the front. Ride em all if your a credit junkie but beware of the back killer on that little mine themed coaster.

Chuck, who was just surprised at this park about how much they have and how much there is to explore and find.

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 3:19 AM

I was just at WAd on Saturday and Hangman was closed "Due to maintenance." I never walked over there so I'm not sure if this will be for a longer period of time or what not, but it was inoperable. Every other coaster and major non-water ride was up and operating though!

All four times I've been to this park there have never been lines so you shouldn't have a problem. Cheetah is fantastic! I prefer the front car.

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"No honey, the monkeys have already done enough damage on this trip." - Guy coming out of front gate at SFGAd

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:33 AM

After an inttro like that, I guess I should make some sort of grand entrance....thanks Chuck. As Tweek says, "I can't handle all this pressure"...;)

But hey, I've never been short of opinions before, right? Cheetah on a good day is definitely deserving of Chuck's praise...a mid-sized CCI gets plopped down 100 miles (actually 100.4, lol) from MY front door, I'm NOT complaining. It is THE ride at WA, and even on its "bad days" it still is a darn fine coaster. The *signature swooping turnaround* together with the airtime and the powerful figure-8 finale makes Cheetah a really good woodie!

The Boomerang and Hangman SLC are really well-maintained, and SHOW it. Can't think offhand of any other SLC's I have reridden...

The place is an absolute gold mine for credit whores...(not that I know any of THOSE, lol). The wait times are ridiculously short...can't tell you how many times I've walked on to Cheetah, even a couple times I walked on to the front seat...THAT is cool!

The *busy times* referred to generally occur during concert Saturdays...even the day after Cheetah's grand opening (with the omnipresent Colby from Survivor) was nearly deserted.

Rides NOT to miss include the Insect-O-Slide and the Wisdom Tornado (if you enjoy twirling and hurling, that is). Make sure to check out the brand new Kite Flyer (eh) and the Power Surge (hooray!). Sorry the water rides won't help you, the Blackfoot Falls is the *wettest* S-T-C on the planet, and Tasmanian River Rapids is the only Hafema rapids in the States AFAIK. Also, the animal exhibits are GREAT...

The GOOD news....Duane at rcdb has a Decmenber opening date for Fiesta Express, which more than offsets (for most) the lss of Tiger Terror....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:40 AM

Rollergator,

Think ya could meet me at the park on Saturday or Sunday? Really like to meet ya! Plus, sounds like a fantastic park and can't wait!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:07 AM

Don't be anticipointed. Everything at WA is good. Nothing is GREAT except maybe Cheetah.

The park is fun and if you are a fun person, WA has plenty to offer.

Chuck, who says when they get the kite flyer and power surge? And whats that ride thats like a flying eagle with two wings. I couldn't snap it :(

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:22 AM

"Anticipointed?" Thanks Chuck. It's a new park for me, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. I love to go exploring and getting max rerides so I think this'll be great. Plus, from what I've heard, they have some nice flats.( I agree that they need some flying eagles. Every park should have em!) I'm gonna try to get my family on Chaos with me. Haha. None of them have as high of a tolerance for spin n' pukes.

Gator,

Credit whores? What's that? ;) I've NEVER met any of those!

Charlie (who himself is a credit whore) Weingartner

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:32 AM

Sorry Charlie (ROFL), can't make it...old college friends coming to Orlando from LA for the weekend. Bummer. But you WILL have a good time, and pick up lots of credits. Wahoo! The mouse is a typical M-S mouse with too much braking, but DOES have cool individually painted cars (a plus for me).

The Power Surge and Kite Flyer were put in just behind TT for the '02 season Chuck. Duane says December (I *can* spell it) for Fiesta Express, and March for the junior invert. If only Kent B. had decided to KEEP Tiger Terror, who knows, maybe WA would be *in the running* to get to 20 first...;)

Oh, BTW, final note: Last time we were there in the *Winter*, those animal exhibits can get pretty *frisky*. Mating season ya know...;)...just an FYI!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:39 AM

Nice to know a Ostrich and a Bengal tiger want me :)

Chuck, still single here.

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:42 AM
Chuck, try Spring Break at Miracle Strip....that's the time of year YOU are referring to...;)
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:30 AM

rollergator said:

Sorry Charlie (ROFL),

I get that from people all the time, but still don't find it funny. I know it rhymes but am I missing something?


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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:41 AM
Probably you're just not old enough to remember the Starkist tuna commercials....he wanted to be caught, killed and eaten for some reason I can't understand....but Charlie the Tuna WANTED to be Starkist....they always said he wasn't good enough...and told him Sorry Charlie. There were LONG-running commercials in those days, now if they have a 3-month run it's a long-lasting commercial. After seeing it a thousand times or so, it gets ingrained...and I am nothing if not a direct route to the subconcious...;)
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:45 AM
How old are you Charlie? That might have something to do with why you don't get it...

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:02 PM

Mark W. Baruth said:
How old are you Charlie? That might have something to do with why you don't get it...

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Everyone I've asked doesn't know. I assumed it didn't have anything to do with age.

Thanks for the history on it, rollergator. (I still think it's pointless) But hey, some sayings stick around.

*** This post was edited by Darth Saambe on 12/18/2002. ***

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:43 PM

LOL, I work for Heinz. Owner of Starkist. Or former owner, we spun it off.

Morris the Cat, Charlie Tuna all great comercials, Not all this Zoom Zoom 50 times a hour.

Chuck, who's only heinz comercial he's seen is the Mines gotta have Heinz in recent years and some of the pet food or snacks like Snausages.

BTW, I went totally off topic :(

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:51 PM
Ant Farm Express and Boomerang *are* incredible rides as far as I'm concerned, so have fun! I was extremely impressed by the entire park and it's one where you might want to stop and smell the roses (or just look around a corner to make sure you didn't miss any "hidden treasures").

The best woodie in Georgia is still GASM, I don't care what you say! :)

-Danny

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