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    Are ‘alpine coasters’ a bit ****?

    They're not a super high priority with me, but they do have some unique characteristics: The location is usually pretty nice, as well as a sense of isolation Not too many rides you can go on alone Duration. A lot of them have an enormous lift hill, and a pretty long track. Are they super...
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    SFMM | Wonder Woman Flight of Courage | RMC Raptor | 2022

    I've seen pics of cranes putting rebar going vertical on IG, so it seems pretty accurate
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    SFMM | Wonder Woman Flight of Courage | RMC Raptor | 2022

    Not in LA, where SFMM is located... got 6.5 more hours til midnight 🤣
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    Cancelled theme park projects you wish had come to fruition

    I still long for what could've happened if Disneyland had gotten WestCot instead of DCA as a companion park. I will admit DCA, after very rocky start, is beginning to find its way... but I feel WestCot would've been much better right out of the gate. On a similar note, could've been...
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    Magic Mountain vs. Cedar Point

    These are some good and fair points. But some clarifications: Flashback didn't originate at SFMM... it started at SFGA, moved to SFOG, and ended up at SFMM as part of the coaster rotation program I'm pretty sure Batman also originated at SFGA, not SFMM While Superman isn't nearly as intense as...
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    CoasterForce’s Favourite California Rollercoasters

    Has no one been to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? Giant Dipper should certainly rank up there, as well as the Giant Dipper at Belmont Park in San Diego, which still rocks. And Joker at SFDK should be up there as well. One person mentioned Deja Vu, but that hasn't be in CA for years, so I don't...
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    SFMM | Wonder Woman Flight of Courage | RMC Raptor | 2022

    I was at the park yesterday, and they have removed all the Green Lantern signage from the building.
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    World's Loudest Coaster?

    I'm also voting for Superman at SFMM. It literally sounds like a jet plane taking off, and if you're unfortunate enough to be walking right under it on a launch, it's a serious blast to the eardrums. As I seem to recall, SFMM deliberately made it loud. It was a conscious decsion to make a...
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    What is the Best Log Flume?

    I was just about to say: Knott's Berry Farm all the way. Their recent upgrades really kept the spirit of the ride.
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    Texas Cred Run in a Pandemic! | Part 3: SFFT

    We were supposed to hit Texas on virtually this same trip a month ago, but it just wasn't safe (and I think closed at the time anyway). Still feel it was a bit risky going now, I feel like airplanes are not very safe from a Covid point of view, but I am happy the trip seemed to work out for you.
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    Why is Scream at SFMM so hated?

    Partriot and Rougarou are pretty bad. But I will give Patriot a bit of a break, as it was the #2 coaster B&M made. Not really sure what the excuse is for Rougarou is, though both rides were originally stand up that have been converted.
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    Why is Scream at SFMM so hated?

    From what I've heard, one train is supposedly worse than the other. But it's had to say how much of that is fact, and how much is just made up. Like I said, I actually don't find it all that rough with the exception of the first loop.
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    Why is Scream at SFMM so hated?

    I don't know if it's really hated... in many other parks, Scream would probably be a near top level ride. But SFMM has such a huge, diverse, and really intense line up of coasters, much more so than a typical park, that it sort of gets lost in the shuffle. Being located pretty far out of the...
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    Knott's Teasing Possible Pony Express Removal?

    Yeah, I think that's not how that story was meant to be interpreted. Ever since the park closed, they've had the character of Sad Eye Joe leaving his jail and visiting a lot of different attractions in the park. I think they're just honestly saluting the history of the actual Pony Express mail...
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    SFMM | Wonder Woman Flight of Courage | RMC Raptor | 2022

    One of the biggest perks for an S&S Free Spin is that it has a relatively small and narrow footprint. They can go nearly anywhere, and don't need all that much room. Raptors are more of a traditional coaster (in terms of land space), and not everyone has that much room.