Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:17 pm

Wow there actually may be a coaster with less uptime than Lightning Rod :lol:

GaleForce has a lot of potential but I just couldn't get over the rattling launch and restraints.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby larrygator » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:35 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Wow there actually may be a coaster with less uptime than Lightning Rod :lol:

GaleForce has a lot of potential but I just couldn't get over the rattling launch and restraints.


What problem did you have with the restraints?
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:01 am

The seat seemed lower relative to the floor and the family jewels were crushed when the restraint tightened. In terms of headbanging it was fine.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby coasterbill » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:54 pm

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They missed the entire summer (again), but it's finally ready. It's hard not to feel a little bad for this park. :lol:
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby boldikus » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:58 pm

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Also didn't somebody post they rode it earlier in the summer? Am I imagining that?
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:30 pm

Man, I just missed it since I went there a few days ago. Since I forgot to post anything, here's my thoughts on some of the rides I got on:

Gale Force - Interesting coaster, not as intense as I expected. The launch has a vibration to it, but not as bad as Kingda Ka or anything. The twisty elements are really strange, and have some good airtime. It's not the most forceful coaster ever, but I love how weird and unique it feels.
Tropical Storm - Very forceful, and tons of spinning. Cool ride!
Air Race - These things are awesome.
Double Shot - They run the whole sequence twice in one cycle. The airtime on the small double shot towers make them great, and two cycles in one makes it really worth it.
Buccaneer - Good swinging ship.

I also went to Gillian's for a little bit. I got on Runaway Train, Haunted Dark Ride (both were nothing too special but pretty good), and their new Larson drop tower is awesome obviously. The log flume and entire upper deck were closed when I was there.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:52 am

Your thoughts on GaleForce seem to line up with most people. I'm glad you rode Tropical Storm. That ride was bonkers. I've never been on a ride that spun so fast that it basically lifted you out of your seat.

That's a shame the flume was closed at Gillian's since it's a unique custom one despite their minimal park size. The drop below the upper deck was quite nice. On the bright side, you got on the drop tower. Construction hadn't even started for it back in June.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby KBrylczyk » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:56 am

boldikus wrote:
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Also didn't somebody post they rode it earlier in the summer? Am I imagining that?


That was me, and I did, and it wasn't anything special. This isn't #FakeNews. I swear to Jebus it was operating and I took a ride. Probably just caught a soft opening to training or something, but many others rode it that day, too.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby larrygator » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:37 am

Unfortunately, the ratio of portions or track with brakes versus portions of track without brakes is about one to one for Wild Waves.
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