What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby dannyboy13 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:33 pm

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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby djackson » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:41 pm

I almost always ride Wild One. No reason besides the fact there is never a line and there's some other cool stuff around.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby coasterbill » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:55 pm

Regardless of what park we're visiting, we always seem to mix things up depending on what we're in the mood for.

At Great Adventure we usually end up at Nitro first, but not always. The only time we make a concerted effort to get over there is if it's a cold / windy day during HITP since we sort of feel like we're morally obligated to help them weigh down the trains until they warm up and at the same time we want to make sure we get a ride in if it looks like there's a reasonable chance of a valley ;) .

If we get there right at opening we're more likely to head to Joker to beat the crowds, but just this year alone (in about 10 visits or so), I can think of days where we've started at Batman, Superman (it was opening for the day a few hours late and we saw an opportunity to beat the crowds and walked right on to row 1), Kingda Ka, El Toro, Safari and Skull Mountain (long story) so we really never have much of a strategy.

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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:02 pm

Midgetman82 wrote:Cyclos then Lightning Run to get the slowest queues out of the way first.


That's funny, we're the exact opposite, I do Lightning Run then Cyclos.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby AJK » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:05 pm

Blue Streak is always the first and last ride. I could ride that all day. Its too bad Maverick is in the same park.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby SteelForceless » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:11 pm

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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby scooterdoug » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:40 pm

dannyboy13 wrote:Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Joker hands down.

Same here. I used to head straight for Superman, but Alan Shilke changed all that. I like to get there before rope drop, then keep in front of the crowds with a brisk walk. This gets me first in line. Since they assign seats, it's the only way to guarantee a front row ride.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby storms555 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:36 pm

For me I try to make it to Raging Bull or Goliath either one is fine. Usually Im with my friend who prefers the "start from the entrance to the back" type person. That sometimes causes an issue...For me I'm going for the biggest and the best and she is going for what ever we first pass up. For me I dont mind the zig zag walking its worth it when getting to the best of the best rides first. Also its good exercise so what can you lose? :lmao:
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby Johnlloyd » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:39 pm

Well, I arrive at my home park prior to it opening for the day. My first ride varies each visit as I visit multiple times per season. But, I would say this year it was mostly Skyhawk since it was new for 2016. :)
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby Geauga Dog » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:44 pm

Cedar Point - it varies depending on what I'm in the mood for to start my day. In recent years I just make my way towards the back of the park and try to get a few rides on Maverick before the crowds come.

Kings Island - I used to hit the Beast first but now I wait until it's warmed up a bit before I take a few rides. More than likely I'll be at Banshee first thing in the morning and then hit Invertigo while the line is still short.

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