Looking forward to it. We'll be heading out at 5:00a tomorrow. Meet you at the cabin for the next leg of your (our) epic trip.
I think the thought of most rides is far worse than it actually is. Falcon's Fury in theory is terrifying but if you close your eyes, I think it's one of the most tame thrill rides I've ever been on. Top Thrill Dragster looks like it would terrifying because it actually is. Out of all the coasters I've been on, Manta and that damned pretzel loop gets me every single time and it's to the point now where I'm almost refusing to ride it.Second ride on GateKeeper made Mark a bit nauseated. But he was completely cool on Top Thrill Dragster. Top Thrill was really intense to me, but it was fun. It was probably the most intense ride I've ever done....and we did it back to back as it was just about a walk on. Cedar Point had a few really good coasters, but way too many whose rides have really deteriorated from when I rode them previously. As an example, Magnum used to be my favorite coaster. But it was soooo bad now I would never ride it again. There's about six coasters there that are so painful that they really need to be torn down. I would guess the water situation from the lake causes major issues. I've been going to Cedar point since the 70's. I doubt I'll ever go back. The park has certainly been uglified with too much concrete and coasters, many of them terrible. It's no longer the beautiful & diversified park I once knew.
I don't ever really remember Gwazi being that bad but I was young and the bumpier the better. The only coaster I've came off where I physically felt abused was Apocalypse at Magic Mountain. It was awful. I hope that all the new RMCs don't end up having the same fate as these wooden coasters and I think the wooden coaster days may now be past at the big Orlando parks.Don't be intimidated by Top Thrill it is extreme but the adrenaline rush is awesome and you can't help but come of grinning from ear to ear. Solid 10 for me.
I rode gwazi at the end too, Advil was needed right after. If I remember right @bobwadd and Dianne were with me that day. The only coaster I've ridden that came close to how bad gwazi was at the end was furious baco at port aventura.
That is what most impresses me about the dozen or so people I have met from the UK. Unfailingly polite and helpful. I salute you sir, great deed.After our swim we dried off and made our way back to the car, on the way I spotted a dear old lady trying to make her way down a small slope to get to the waters edge, being an English gentleman I headed over to offer her a hand. She was most grateful and to my surprise Ann was from the UK and had moved over to the states many years previous, we stood chatting for ages, infact we chatted so long Ann never made it to the waters edge but I did help her back up the slope for her ride. We both agreed that if her daughter asked she did go in the water.
Please do (he says self servingly) I really enjoy other's impressions and experiences. Looking forward to it.With some luck, the wifi on the plane tomorrow should be good enough to start a thread similar to this. I love reading these kind of threads, it's always fascinating and gives a better glimpse into an experience than any video or article plus it's always filled with great tips and little bits of trivia and info that would always be impossible to find or easily overlooked.
Oh, man that sounds like the prime day. Will you and the family be doing SS at Finn's?Thanks for taking us along!
I’ve been to NYC a few times, but it is neat to see it from tourists point of few.
Work once had me in OH over a weekend and I got to see the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and then a day at Cedar Park, but it was open for some Halloween stuff (but I did not stay late and only rode coasters) which I bring up for I was freezing with how cold the air is coming off the lake when I rode Maverick.
I think the family and I will still be in Orlando on your first day there.
I avoid planning! If I am following correctly, that is the Saturday.Oh, man that sounds like the prime day. Will you and the family be doing SS at Finn's?
OK, hope to see you in the switchbacks then. Looking like a banner year!I avoid planning! If I am following correctly, that is the Saturday.
My past experience has me believing that the 2nd SAT is typically the slowest night (after the passholders that do the AP event leave around 9ish).
I do not adjust well to the mazes when the sun is still out and if that is our forth night, there is a good chance we will not do stay and scream...hard to say, we use to eat at Finn’s for S&S, but we have not done that in a few years....I will try and plant the seeds...maybe I can break away if the family is not up to SS...time will tell!
Yes, for sure. But now he has a taste for bourbon too, among other things. We hung the second empty bottle of Jim Beam from the cherry tree minutes before departure. I dropped them off at the Enterprise in Morgantown and they've been on the road for an hour and a half already. Should be approaching the dreaded Sommerville WV speed traps soon.I think he was trained long before that.
Looks like we'll make it before them. We just stopped at a rest station just after the Tennessee line. We'll have "real" Moonshine waitingYes, for sure. But now he has a taste for bourbon too, among other things. We hung the second empty bottle of Jim Beam from the cherry tree minutes before departure. I dropped them off at the Enterprise in Morgantown and they've been on the road for an hour and a half already. Should be approaching the dreaded Sommerville WV speed traps soon.