The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby Jcoaster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:43 am

^ Impulse is one of the most forceful coasters Ive ridden for something its size. Way smoother than the Gerlauster Euro-Fighter I've been on.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:38 am

I do like Impulse, but I'll take a lapbar-only Eurofighter over Impulse.
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby Jcoaster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:33 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I do like Impulse, but I'll take a lapbar-only Eurofighter over Impulse.


I'll be riding my first lap-bar only Euro-Fighter when I ride Hydrus.
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby bert425 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:35 pm

wait, you didn't' do the Haunted House??

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(and can't tell..did you like Black Diamond, or not?. . . we really like it).
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby Jcoaster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:38 pm

^ Black Diamond has no plot or story and ends abruptly. I guess you can put it in the "It's so bad you have to ride it" category along with Garfield, Mine of the Lost Souls and Ye Ole Mill.
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby Genx24 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:39 pm

Black Diamond sucks. I rode it because I needed to see the freak show that Justin described to me in person for myself.

Words can't do justice for how terrible it is. I hope it gets torn down, because IMO it's the only blemish at the paradise that is Knoebels.
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby Rai Fox » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:02 pm

Wow...the hate for Black Diamond is intense. I've always enjoyed it as a silly, classic ride. No, it doesn't have a story, but then a lot of old dark rides didn't. It's just fun, cheesy effects and scenes, a few mild but fun hills, and a rather nice Centralia scene at that. Given how many people were so excited to see it saved from Kennywood and rebuilt, it seems strange to hear people saying they want to see it torn down!

-edit- Sorry, Hunt's Pier, not Kennywood! Confusing Gold Rusher with Golden Nugget!
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Postby Jcoaster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:07 pm

I wouldn't say its hatred. After all I have ridden it more than once.
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby Genx24 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:16 pm

I'm just being facetious. I didn't like the ride but I can see the kitschy charm in it. I didn't know it used to operate at Kennywood; that certainly makes more sense from a thematic standpoint.
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Re: The Great Pennsyltucky Road Trip of 2017

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:27 pm

It never operated at Kennywood, it was from Hunts Pier in Wildwood (which became Dinosaur Beach). It was originally called Golden Nugget and I grew up riding it.

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I still haven't been to Knoebels so haven't ridden it as Black Diamond but we used to love the sh*t out of it as kids in WW.

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