rollermonkey said:Not exactly the right place for it, but here goes:
I feel the place is more corporate, and has less soul than any park I've ever been to.
It's sterile and lifeless massive expanses of concrete are ugly.
Every time I've been with the goal of riding a specific ride, I've been spited. Millenium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick. Each took me two trips to get on. (None were even in their debut season.)
I've never been on a day when the queue blocks were completely full (besides Maverick), yet it still feels so crowded it borders on claustrophobia, I can't even imagine how bad it is when it's really packed.
While the collection of coasters is indeed large, they are almost all mediocre examples of their type: Raptor, Iron Dragon, Mantis, Magnum, Mean Streak, etc. Maverick is pretty good, but certainly not worth the incessant 2-hour queue, IMO.
What pains me the most is that Millenium Force is my #1 steel, even after 3 separate trips, and I STILL hate the park overall.
To make it worse, the Point fans tend to be snobbish about their adoration for the place, or have virtually never been outside of enthusiast events. As far as I'm concerned, those are not a true gauge of the park.
I'm sure I'll get back there someday for Gatekeeper, and maybe whatever comes next, but I probably won't be ecstatic about the visit no matter how good one or two rides are.