Back in 97 on Magnum. We were half way up the lift when it started hailing. They anounced over the loud speaker that we were the last train of the night due to the weather. It was the craziest/most painful ride of my life. I ended up with a small cut on my eyebrow. In the end, it was a great ride.
----------------- I look at the cross, then I look away, give you the gun...blow me away-The Deftones
*** This post was edited by joey isch on 4/28/2002. ***
Hmmm, the scream machine at SFoG last season was pretty crazy in the rain. I almost got to ride Cyclone in the POURING rain this season but with restraints checked and all thumbs up they got the maintenence call to shut down the ride. It sucked really bad. I was looking forward to that one. Oh well, maybe next time.
I was with RllrCstrDude187 when it started raining on Big Dipper. It was pretty painful and I bet if you were riding MF in the front seat and it rained as hard as it did that day, you would end up with welts on your face...um, OUCH!
Last spring in a downpour on Roar at SFA. The front row gave a whole new meaning to the term "wet ride". The back row on the next run gave the ultimate ejector are. My daughter can't waint to get caught in another down pour so we can do it again.
yea. swimdej and rllrcstrdude187 are right.that was insane. but mf itd just be BAM!. when u got back in the station theyd see a tiny hole in ur head.
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That is a good incident. We were on Nitro on Columbus Day for the NJAA shingdig and it downpoured leaving the station. In true fashion, the ride kept going, and the train full of park managers kept going. We could not even look straight forward the rain was stinging so bad. Man, it was a fast ride.
Airtime woodies are all at their best in the rain, really slicks up the grease - well, on those woodies that are greased...;). Best rain ride: Dania Beach Hurricane. Wildest (painful): DD in a cold downpour last "winter"....
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Hmm..only ridden two coasters in the rain and one probably doesn't count. Face/Off in the middle during a little shower..couldn't even feel it where we were sitting. Cheetah at Wild Adventures was a different story, though :) Front seat, steady sprinkle as we headed out of the station, quickly picking up as we went up the lift hill. Was a steady rain by the first drop and hurt! hehe...brakes didn't want to grab very well when we pulled in, so they shut it down after that. Was one heck of a nice ride, but not sure I'd want to deal with the stinging sensation again. I hate rain anyway...with my glasses, I can't see anything :/
X Factor is right-- The Beast in the rain is the ultimate ride!
Rode MF in the rain once--it WAS painful! As soon as we got back to the station it started to hail! There was one train behind us still on the track (the shut the ride down when it started to hail) and we waited around to see their on ride pics--they were pretty funny. Everyone was hiding their face and cowering in pain!