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

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:41 pm

DILinator wrote:If we're talking the park I go to the most, and consider my "home" park, Cedar Point, it varies. I think I probably rode a different ride first just about every time I went this past year. However, predominantly, pre-Valravn MF then Maverick was the order. Post Valravn, it really depends upon how early during passholder preview time I get there. If it's early, I hit Valravn first, as the lines were still pretty manageable.

At the closest park to me, Michigan's Adventure, it's always Shivering Timbers. Early, and often!


Although 3.5 hours from me, we also consider CP our "home park" as that is the park that we visit the most. We normally enter at the Breakers/Soak City entrance so Magnum is usually the first ride that we hit up. Basically because of the nostalgia that it holds (near and dear to my heart)...and the fact that it usually has a short line.

And if it does have a long line, you can always nab your Gemini credit, go grab a beer at Lusty Lil's, whine about the super long line for Maverick and then opt to go power-ride Skyhawk after catching a nice little beer buzz (bonus fun if it's Beer & BBQ time). ;)
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:18 pm

Philrad71 wrote:...And if it does have a long line, you can always nab your Gemini credit, go grab a beer at Lusty Lil's, whine about the super long line for Maverick and then opt to go power-ride Skyhawk after catching a nice little beer buzz (bonus fun if it's Beer & BBQ time). ;)


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

Postby leqant » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 pm

Gold Striker at CA Great America for me

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

Postby scottiemon » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:49 pm

Magic Mountain:

Depends..if Fu11 Throttle is open when the gates open for Gold Pass members, I do that first because you can usually get 2-4 rides in before there is a line...sometimes not having to go around.

If not, I like to head up to Superman, Escape from Krypton, as that is another opportunity to get some marathoning in. Personal record is 13 times without having to get back in line. :b

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

Postby allenhuffman » Mon May 29, 2017 11:33 am

At Iowa's Adventureland, I rarely ride anything... mostly people watch, eat, drink and take photos.

But, I'd have to say the Sky Ride (ski lift) since I bet I ride that more times in the year than anything else. I've always loved how it goes through the trees (all trimmed out around it) and when they added The Monster coaster last year, it now goes through the coaster. And it's amazing at night, especially with all the new light additions the park has recently made.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby rolercstrluvr » Mon May 29, 2017 11:35 am

leqant wrote:Gold Striker at CA Great America for me


I second this as CGA is my home park as well. Helps to have the season long fast lane pass so I can just marathon it.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon May 29, 2017 12:26 pm

Unless a new ride is built, I hit:

Yankee Cannonball at Canobie
Wicked Cyclone at SFNE
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby molemaster43 » Mon May 29, 2017 4:21 pm

Even though I live three hours from it, I'd consider Kennywood my home park considering how many times I've been there and how attached I am to it. That being said, Phantom's Revenge front row and Exterminator are my 1-2 punch.
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Re: What's your first ride upon arrival at your home park?

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon May 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Still Coaster. This season, I seem to be immediately going there, wait out the queue,
and then come back to find it three times as long, as when I went on it, an hour or so, ago.

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

Postby MisterBrow » Tue May 30, 2017 3:40 am

Six Flags America.

Superman.

If the shorter kid is with us we hit Ragin Cajun. I am more willing to wait later on for Superman than RC.
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