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 Genx24 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:01 pm

At GAdv, usually Nitro because I like to get that side of the patk finished quickly. At Dorney, always Talon.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:18 pm

At SDC, if we're there at opening, and it opens on time, Powder Keg; otherwise Outlaw Run.

If we arrive later in the day, it's Thunderation.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby bill_s » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:35 pm

Dominator, it's right there, if I ever go to KD at opening of course I rush to Volcano but that's like one Haunt night a year. Usually don't ride Dominator on the way out because the park is closed by then. The location does tend to eliminate much variation in when I ride it. Biggest variation is when I ride Dominator, eat on dining plan, maybe go up the Eiffel and leave.

For SFA it's usually RoaR followed by Mind Eraser, habit and max. difference combined with late-day shrinking crowds strategy.

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

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:39 pm

Usually Coaster, at Playland(PNE). Then after a few rides, I head to the back of
the park, and start riding my usual family rides, like the Skywheel; Gladiator; the Carousel...
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby MrSum1_55 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:34 pm

SFDK, so clearly The Joker.

I mean, when your home park gets an RMC, do you really have any other options?

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

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:33 pm

We always start our visit at SDC with a ride on Wildfire in the back row, and we end every visit at SDC with a ride on Wildfire, again in the back row. We also ride it at least once every visit in the front row.

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

Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:08 pm

My first ride at Six Flags Great America is usually Batman, but if I get there after opening, it will be American Eagle (opens 15 mins after park opens)

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

Postby ZambeziZinger » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:38 pm

WOF - Patriot
SDC - PowderKeg
SFSTL - Mr. Freeze or Batman

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

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:54 pm

For Knott's, I usually head to Xcelerator first since it hardly has a line right at opening. I've had some mornings where I've been able to re-ride it several times without getting off for the first hour of the park opening, especially during the off-season.

For SFMM, I usually run to X2 (yes, I'm one of those) or Twisted Colossus since both lines fill up quickly. YOLOcoaster gets hammered right at opening, so I don't even bother with that ride until later in the day when crowds are more spread out.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:36 pm

For Canobie it's the Yankee Cannonball. I can't remember the last time I made it at opening, but unless they add a big new thrill ride like Untamed or Equinox, it's my first ride.

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