Wildfire......Too short?

Sunday, June 2, 2002 9:26 AM
The layout looks intense and fun, but too short. I'll be riding it this weekend, and was wondering what the ride is like.
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 10:02 AM
I couldn't tell you because i've never been on it.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 10:04 AM
Just because a ride is short doesn't mean it's any less fun!

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-Eric
DeLaYcOsUmO! originated by Glitch01.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 10:52 AM
It's longer than B:TR, which is one of the most intense short rides around. If B&M designed it with 'old style' intesity that B:TR has, it'll be bliss. Don't judge until you ride. Some rides are short but sweet, and then there are some that just go on... and on... and on... not doing anything fun.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 10:57 AM

The first drop of Wildfire, IMHO, has the best airtime of any B&M first drop. Add in the setting on the side of a hill in the middle of the Ozarks and you have a wonderful ride. My only complaint about the ride is that it's so far away from my home :)

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 11:57 AM

MikeMir87 said:
I couldn't tell you because i've never been on it.

Then why even answer?

I loved Wildfire. The perfect addition to SDC. Nice, Intense, Just plain fun. It's not the longest coaster, but I wouldn't expect SDC to get the longest B&M looper. Wildfire has served it's purpose nicely.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 12:53 PM

MikeMir87 said:
I couldn't tell you because i've never been on it.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone



Dont post something unless you have something useful to say.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 12:58 PM
You guys don't have to yell at me... ugh...

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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:02 PM
I rode Wildfire back in December and let me just say WOW! It isn't that short. It's a little over 3,000 feet long, but there isn't a dull second on the ride. From the intense drop (with great airtime like Shiveringtim said) The ride does not disappoint! I can't wait to get moved up around Branson, so that I can ride Wildfire more often. I rode it 6 times and that wasn't enough! If you have any questions about the ride or the park, just e-mail me at remotecontrol69@yahoo.com

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:23 PM

This is one of my most favorite coasters around. IT not the rough but its not sleepy smooth ethier. in Nov and Dec the night rides are very very dark (Sometimes with no lights at night) and scary. When you go up the lift hill at night it is like no other coaster I've been on. I can see lots of stars in the dark sky, the dark Table Rock Lake, and the neat christmas lights on the SDC Frisco railway. When there's no lights on the track you can't see the immelman loop at all.

On the other had the only reason why this ride seem short is because it goes fast all the way to the end of the ride. Also there's no mid course breaks so its pure speed all the way to the end.

Also SDC is really happy with B&M about this ride. I wouldn't be surprised if I see a new B&M get built for next year at the new park they're building at the old Branson USA park.

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Chris Knight
Man, did you see all those Sea Gulls at CP?
That's not roughness that intensity

*** This post was edited by Sawblade5 on 6/2/2002. ***

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:44 PM

The ride does seem short but that's not what anyone's really focused on, every second of the ride is great and I think that you will really enjoy it! I hope that you have fun on Wildfire!

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 2:55 PM

TrBiggar said:
Some rides are short but sweet, and then there are some that just go on... and on... and on... not doing anything fun.


Hmmmmmm, Mean Streak anyone??

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 3:11 PM

Doesn't SDC close at 7? That would make night rides this time of year impossible.

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 3:59 PM
SDC doesn't have lights so it closes before it gets dark. The only time the park is ever open when it is dark is during their Christmas Festival. Then you can get a ride in the dark IF it's warm enough.

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SWOOSH
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 4:19 PM

Wildfire is my favorite looping coaster. Easily.

Shaggy

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Sunday, June 2, 2002 9:00 PM

Be sure and ride in the back...the very back. That my friends, is where all the magic happens

I too rode it in December. They will operate the ride as long as the temperature is above 39 degrees. My last 2 rides of the day were at night..40 degrees with a nice cold rain. Wow, that thing hurts in hard rain...but what a rush!!

Wildfire ranks up there on my top 10 list and I believe the length is perfect for the intensity this thing puts you through so quickly.

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*** This post was edited by Chris Godsey on 6/3/2002. ***

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Monday, June 3, 2002 4:30 PM
Sounds like another B&M classic, with a lot of similarities to B:TR in intensity.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 5:23 PM

Shaggy said:

Wildfire is my favorite looping coaster. Easily.



I echo that statement 100%. SDC has a huge winner on their hands. Too bad WOF won't take the initive and build a Beemer..

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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:51 PM
Swoosh, I couldn't agree with you more. Being that WOF is my hometown park, I would love to see something B&M soon or a CCI woodie wouldn't be too bad either.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 6:14 AM
Well you know there was a CCI project that was cancelled for the 2001 season....I personally would like to have a Beemer inverted before another woodie at WOF.

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