Fooz wrote:Invadr is pretty fun. Great great for families.
Fooz wrote:Airtime is low end floater.
VACoasterdude wrote:Rode InvadR during the soft opening tonight. Awesome family coaster.
cfc wrote:Overall, this is a solid GCI wooden coaster that's a lot of fun for families.
So this is what I really don't understand about BGW and their coasters: Everyone is saying this is a great "family" coaster, except with a 46" height restriction, it's starting to get outside of the "family coaster" category.
If Test Track, which goes 65mph, Tower of Terror, which has insane airtime, and Big Thunder Mountain, which actually has a decent amount of airtime for what it does, can all be 40" at Magic Kingdom, explain to me why a ride like InvadR is 46"?
There is no explanation, IMO, only poor excuses.
This will always frustrate me with parks that open rides that are great for one demographic but carry a height restriction for another. BGW is, IMO, one of the most unbalanced major parks in the country (maybe even the world) when it comes to height restrictions. It promotes itself as a "family" park, yet it doesn't have any coasters with a height restriction lower than 46" outside of the kiddie area, and most of them are between 52-54"
Of course the only other park that immediately comes to mind that is even more unbalanced is SeaWorld Orlando. Explain to me why a park that REALLY caters to smaller kids has three giant roller coasters with a 54" height restriction that most kids that go to that park can't even ride. (Not even Kristen who is ten years old now is tall enough to ride any of SeaWorld's coasters!) So perhaps this is a higher-level corporate issue where they just don't value the importance of having a true "family" ride at their parks?
This coaster SHOULD have been their 42" ride that filled that gap which was created when Big Bad Wolf was taken down. One can only hope they'll realize this and try to do something to modify it.