Nemesis: Inferno 
Well, I used to be able to see TTD from my house, then I moved.
Life's not fair.
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They had ice water and exit passes waiting for us at the station, which I felt was a nice touch.
I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
2) My first ride on the Beast was in the rain last year. It was an off and on rainy day, and we just stayed in line because we had nothing better to do. It got running again, and we got on in about 15 minutes. As soon as our train left the station, they discovered there were issues with one of the other trains, so we were stopped on the block between the station and the lift. Once again we were in the front row, so we were actually under the little cover that is there. After waiting a couple minutes, it started to rain again. The crew ran out with brand new ponchos for everyone on the train, because they almost had the ride fixed and they were about to send us on our way - in the rain. I wasn't in a hurry to get mine on since we had a roof overhead, and before I knew it, we were off.
My sister's friend told us that once, she was on the Magnum, and they saw a waterspout off in the distance on lake Erie. If this was true, I consider that to be pretty scary.
Actually that does happen quite often. They've had footage of it on my Local News station. They normally only worry about it if it heads toward the park.
"Grit Your Teeth, Bare The Load, Enjoy your ride, on Thunder Road"
We had to walk over the queue roof, and through the empty train in the station. Exit passes would have been good that day!
More recently, Avalanche Run's last year ('89), we were e-stopped on one of the block brakes, early evening in the height of mufflehead season! We sat there for what seemed like an eternity swatting at the swarm around us in futility (it was actually more like 20-30 minutes).
Ah what the hell.....Magnum What?
S:ROS blew me away
I got on the ride after 20 mins of running and the Coaster did it again i was stuck on the lift with the rain pouring on me head and needing the loo!!
LOL you said loo. Sigh, I miss Europe.
Anyhoot, the "worst" I've been involved in was a walkdown from halfway up the lift on Corkscrew at Cedar Point. Got a ride up the exit pass good for one ride which we promptly used to taunt guests waiting in line at Raptor. ;) I'm such a schmuck lol.
"No honey, the monkeys have already done enough damage on this trip." - Guy coming out of front gate at SFGAd
Feel The Adrenaline....
We went down the first hill, up the next, and traveled slowly around the first turn. Well, we didn't make it all the way, and we stopped. Everyone was wondering what happened, and then very slowly we started to go backwards. We whipped backwards down the hill and flew most the way up the first drop. Then back the other way again. We did this pattern for the next 15 minutes till we finally came to a dead stop.
Amid many employees, the car was chained down, and we were removed two by two, and taken to ground level. We had to do this by climbing over rails, transferring tracks, and finally taking a ladder about 20 feet down to the ground. There we were handed ice water and a free pass. Definitely the best and most surprising extended coaster trip I've taken.
Lets go its on!
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A true enthusiast goes on the kiddie coasters.
Summer of 93': First time on B:TR (or any invert for that matter) @ SFGAm went through the whole ride and got stuck in the break run behind the station for a half an hour in the sweltering non ACd stuffy station house, and they didnt even give us a free pass, hence my love hate relationship with that park begins...
Summer of 01': 10:30 and it is my first ride on my traditional Magnum Marathon to end my day at CP, got stuck on the break run when the computer shut down because the train behind us allmost crested the hill, lost 20 min of the best 30 min of riding time at CP. However, that night due to that incident they shut off the trims on the pretzel (which I might add was true last year at night too) so for 10 min (3 rides) I did get Magnum at its best. CP didnt give us a FOL pass either, but Magnum's line was only in the station so I can see why they didnt.
Summer 03-CP, HP, Canobie, SFNE, SFWOA, and SFGAm.
The 2nd Worst even though I didn't get stuck on the ride is was last year on the Mamba. The Bearing for the Chain lift went south and was puffing out black smoke and fumes. THis was loacted at the very top of the ride so the ride ops couldn't notice it. When I got back into the station I told them about it. Soon after the ride was shut down and maintence came and looked at the problem. The problem was where maintence need a crane to fix the problem so the ride was down for the day.
The 3rd Worst was being stoped on Cyclone Sams at WOF (Chance Wipeout) in the 45* position. The rade was apperntly E-Stoped and was lowered back down and restarted again. NO biggie there.
I have a question for Touchdown!
Was that Magnum ride you got stuck happned in Early Aug of 2001? This was when I was waiting at the gate for the ride to reopen. After they reopen the gate I went into row 1-3, that is when I discovered the Ejector Seat. Durring that ride after it reopened The lift stoped for a brief period. I remember we yelled over the other train to tell them to come get us. Well the lift stared up within a minute of it shuting down, I went to enjoy that awesome ride on Maggie.
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