Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:22 AM
I am going to both WOF and SF:StL this weekend, and wanted to make sure I hit all the best parts of the parks in case they are crowded. What are some suggestions as to what is not to be missed at both of these parks, and what is maybe not something I should waste any time on. Thanks for the help!
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:40 AM
Ok to hit the "big rides" here's what you need to do. Go back to Mamba (as soon as they drop the chains) then go to Detonator, from there ride Timberwolf and Thunderhawk (which is at TWolf's exit), make your way over to Orient Express and then back over to Boomerang. Now depending on how hot it is, and if you like water rides...Fury is always going to have a long line, Monsoon is a hit and miss, Viking Voyager's line never gets too long. There are other good flats that you should hit as well, but lines never get too long for them.
Ok to hit the "big rides" here's what you need to do. Go immediately to the back of the park and ride Boss, from there go to Screamin' Eagle, then on to River King Mine Train, then to Batman, then Ninja. Next go over to Scooby (suck it up, there's always a line) then to Mr. Freeze. After that I would look to see how the lines are for Thunder River (always long) and if they are too long for you go on to Xcalibur. Tidal Wave and the Plunge are two good water rides as well. If the weather is nice, some of the crowd will be over in Hurricane Harbor alleviating some of the crowd.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 8:49 AM
Make sure you ride The Boss at night, as I think it's one of the best night rides around.
Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:00 AM
If you do ride the Oreint Express and its open it will most likley have 1-2 hours waits. Last weekend when it opened it had at most 1 and half hours of wait time. I do belive there's an outside chance that the Oreint will be open this weekend.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:10 AM
why wouldn't it be open?
Thursday, May 22, 2003 3:15 PM
Thanks for the tips! Any guesses as to what kind of wait time I'm looking at this weekend?
Thursday, May 22, 2003 6:55 PM
Long waits. This is prime school trip season, and there will be lots and lots and lots of little hormone stricken juveniles who will feel the need to show off for each other and just be down right annoying (not only that - be in front of you in line). Enjoy.
Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:11 PM
I totally agree with the advice to ride The Boss at night. Ride at least once during the day, then plan on riding the back seat several times once it gets dark. It is VERY intense in the dark and almost seems like a different ride.
Definitely hit Screamin' Eagle, as it is totally unbraked (at least it was 2 weeks ago), and it really flies through the 2nd turnaround.
Once the Mr. Freeze queue gets inside the building, take the left corridor at the T-junction (if it's open). That side of the loading platform had a much smaller line than the right side.
For family rides, I thought Scooby Doo was a blast and the River King Mine Train was pretty good for a small coaster (hard to go wrong with a coaster that has 3 lift hills).