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Seamaur's East Coast Trip! - Hershey, SFA, SFGAdv, Dollywood, SF St. Louis, Kennywood, Amerricka

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by seamaur, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Something has changed since we rode it - either with the ride set up itself (slower launch, different wheels, etc) or with the weather (early morning ride). I sort of agree about the launch and drop (although I recall it being pretty good in the back), but there were several intense pops of ejector throughout, and the quad-downs were ballistic. Possibly an element of hype, but all of us last summer thought much the same, which makes me think something must have changed. I suppose it's a shame really, but if it helps them keep the damn thing running then I don't blame them...
  2. seamaur

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    I'm gonna finish this off by posting my new rankings...
    Wood List
    1 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
    2 Lightning Racer (Lightning) Hersheypark
    3 Voyage Holiday World
    4 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend
    5 Thunderhead Dollywood
    6 American Eagle (Red) Six Flags Great America
    7 Cornball Express Indiana Beach
    8 Viper Six Flags Great America
    9 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis
    10 Goliath Six Flags Great America
    11 American Thunder Six Flags St Louis
    12 Hades 360 Mount Olympus
    13 Renegade Valleyfair
    14 Lightning Rod Dollywood
    15 Jack Rabbit Kennywood
    16 Beast Kings Island
    17 Thunder Run Kentucky Kingdom
    18 Comet Hersheypark
    19 Roar Six Flags America
    20 Legend Holiday World
    21 Cyclops Mount Olympus
    22 Thunderbolt Kennywood
    23 Boss Six Flags St Louis
    24 Raven Holiday World
    25 High Roller Valleyfair
    26 Zippin Pippin Bay Beach
    27 Racer (Blue) Kings Island
    28 Blue Streak Cedar Point
    29 Racer Kennywood
    30 Wildcat Hersheypark
    31 Avalanche Timber Falls
    32 Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach
    33 Zeus Mount Olympus
    34 Mean Streak Cedar Point
    35 Pegasus Mount Olympus
    36 Meteor Little Amerricka
    37 Woodstock Express Kings Island
    38 Little Dipper Kiddieland
    39 Little Dipper Six Flags Great America
    40 Wild One Six Flags America

    Steel List
    1 Skyrush Hersheypark
    2 Maverick Cedar Point
    3 Storm Runner Hersheypark
    4 Millennium Force Cedar Point
    5 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood
    6 Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom
    7 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
    8 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America
    9 Diamondback Kings Island
    10 Thunderbird Holiday World
    11 Tennessee Tornado Dollywood
    12 Gatekeeper Cedar Point
    13 Raptor Cedar Point
    14 Great Bear Hersheypark
    15 Wild Eagle Dollywood
    16 X Flight Six Flags Great America
    17 Banshee Kings Island
    18 Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom
    19 Wild Thing Valleyfair
    20 Gemini Cedar Point
    21 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point
    22 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom
    23 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
    24 Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Six Flags St Louis
    25 Batman The Ride Six Flags St Louis
    26 Batman The Ride Six Flags Great America
    27 Batman The Ride Six Flags Great Adventure
    28 Fahrenheit Hersheypark
    29 Steel Hawg Indiana Beach
    30 Whizzer Six Flags Great America
    31 Backlot Stunt Coaster Kings Island
    32 Demon Six Flags Great America
    33 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios
    34 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adveture
    35 Bizarro Six Flags Great Adventure
    36 Superman Ultimate Flight Six Flags Great America
    37 Rougarou Cedar Point
    38 Superman Ultimate Flight Six Flags Great Adventure
    39 Tig'rr Indiana Beach
    40 Sky Rocket Kennywood
    41 Laff Trakk Hersheypark
    42 sooperdooperLooper Hersheypark
    43 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
    44 FireChaser Express Dollywood
    45 Joker Six Flags Great Adventure
    46 Joker Six Flags Great America
    47 Blazing Fury Dollywood
    48 Joker's Jinx Six Flags America
    49 Green Lantern Six Flags Great Adventure
    50 Pepsi Orange Streak Nickelodeon Universe
    51 Spongebob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge Nickelodeon Universe
    52 Steel Venom Valleyfair
    53 Wicked Twister Cedar Point
    54 Vertical Velocity Six Flags Great America
    55 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Magic Kingdom
    56 River King Mine Train Six Flags St Louis
    57 Adventure Express Kings Island
    58 Excalibur Valleyfair
    59 Boomerang Six Flags St Louis
    60 Flight of Fear Kings Island
    61 Avatar Airbender Nickelodeon Universe
    62 Pandemonium Six Flags St Louis
    63 Mystery Mine Dollywood
    64 Ninja Six Flags St Louis
    65 Apocalypse Six Flags America
    66 Invertigo Kings Island
    67 Vortex Kings Island
    68 Corkscrew Valleyfair
    69 Corkscrew Cedar Point
    70 Wild Mouse Hersheypark
    71 Dark Knight Coaster Six Flags Great Adventure
    72 Dark Knight Coaster Six Flags Great America
    73 Fairly Odd Coaster Nickelodeon Universe
    74 Mad Mouse Valleyfair
    75 Bat Kings Island
    76 Mad Mouse Little Amerricka
    77 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom
    78 Skull Mountain Six Flags Great Adventure
    79 Trailblazer Hersheypark
    80 Primeval Whirl Disney's Animal Kingdom
    81 Exterminator Kennywood
    82 Ragin Cajun Six Flags Great America
    83 Ragin' Cajun Six Flags America
    84 Wild Mouse Beech Bend
    85 Opa Mount Olympus
    86 Iron Dragon Cedar Point
    87 Sidewinder Hersheypark
    88 Cedar Creek Mine Ride Cedar Point
    89 Little Dipper Little Amerricka
    90 Python Coney Island
    91 Harley Quinn Crazy Train Six Flags Great Adventure
    92 Barnstormer Magic Kingdom
    93 Spacely's Sprocket Rocket Six Flags Great America
    94 Roller Skater Kentucky Kingdom
    95 Miner Mike Knuckleheads
    96 Spinning Out Beech Bend
    97 Mind Eraser Six Flags America
    98 Batwing Six Flags America
    99 Wild and Wooly Toboggan Little Amerricka
    100 Firehawk Kings Island
    101 Flying Ace Aerial Chase Kings Island
    102 T3 Kentucky Kingdom
  3. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I mean, fair play keeping your rankings going all the way to 102!
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  4. seamaur

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    I know I'm not on the East Coast anymore, but I thought I would throw in one last trip report...

    Little Amerricka!


    This is a great little park in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin. It is a pretty small park, but has some nice old rides. It could really something new like the Kiddieland log ride or the Lincoln Park Comet, both rides that they own as the last thing they added was in 2007 with the Meteor. Its still a fun park, but it really needs a little more.

    Bumper Cars
    These run a really long cycle and are pretty fast. Unfortunately, they are one way only. If there were head on collisions, these would really be amazing!

    Mad Mouse
    Fun little ride. No restraints what so ever and some great air on a few of the last hills. They were only running one car today which made the line longer than it should. The other two were apparently in the welding shop. Don't know if that is good or bad. 20 minutes, C-


    This is a really nice ride that gives a tour of the park. Nice views and pretty long ride.


    This runs a pretty nice cycle as well. It looks like it must have been painted this year as it looks like it is in great shape.


    The Meteor
    Also a very enjoyable ride. Love the old school hand brakes it still has. Still runs like a champ, other than one rough patch at the bottom of the first drop. Better "air" than Little Dipper at Great America. C, 15 minutes


    Tilt A Whirl
    My favorite Tilt A Whirl since Kiddieland closed. Once again, great cycle and runs pretty quick. Gotta love Mario on the centerpiece. I'm sure they have rights for it.


    Yup, this torture device is awful. I think this was my last ride on it. I am too tall for it and it really just hurts with no reward. Cool that it is one of the last ones left, but I'm good on this one. F, 10 minutes


    Whisky River Railway
    This is a great train ride ride all around the property. Through the park, the forest, the farm, the prairie. Very long ride through the country of Wisconsin. Also love the fact the the owner is such a bug train guy and the park owns multiple trains. I have now been on two the the four that they own. I think there is a day in July when the pull all of them out for rides.

    This is the only train I have seen them run before today.

    The one they were using today.

    Not many parks still have these and gotta say, I've done this one before and I'm not a fan.

    Mini version of the one at Great Adventure.

    Not many rides scare me, but I freaking hate Eli Bridge Wheels.

    Love how the Kids area is inside the Little Dipper.

    Nice but small carousel.

    Fun, little Haunted House walk through.

    If you build it, they will come. (Kiddieland Log Ride)


    Overall it was a really nice day. Lots of fun to be had here at this little park in Wisconsin.

    Ride Totals
    Bumper Cars 1
    Mad Mouse 2
    Monorail 1
    Scrambler 1
    The Meteor 1
    Tilt-A-Whirl 1
    Toboggan 1
    Whiskey River Railway 1
    Total 9
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  5. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    This was an interesting little park that I visited with ECG back when I lived in Madison. I loved the charm of the place and the little woodie. The toboggan can go die though. ;)
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    I like to see a read about those little places really unknown for a not-so-experienced European fan like me. Has some authentic charm and it's good to change from the big parks from time to time :D
  7. seamaur

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    Yeah, it totally has the old school feel, but unfortunately, as it was built in the early 90's, it has no charm. It is a concrete playground. Still, its a fun little place. And yes, the Toboggan can go die in a hole.

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