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P. 1186: Preview of Knott's Boysenberry Festival
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Postby kraxleRIDAH » Fri May 25, 2007 9:49 pm

Was in Hollywood today near Univerasl Studios earlier this afternoon and saw a Sierra Sidewinder advertisement on a huge billboard with "NOW OPEN" in big letters on the bottom.

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Postby Gnome » Sat May 26, 2007 12:46 am

Yay! I'm happy about the hight requirement.

Seems sufficient enough for me. Now if only they can do the same for Jaguar...
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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Sat May 26, 2007 1:51 pm

SIERRA SIDEWINDER IS NOW OPEN!!

I was on the first train of the day and let me tell you this ride is a lot of FUN!! It is very fast for a ride that is located in Camp Snoopy. And the spinning is great! The only down side to the ride is that there is no airtime and the restraints are not tall people friendly. The ride dose have a on ride video of your ride, but is not being offered because the video booth is still under construction. Knotts really did a great job with the area around Sidewinder and should look really great in years to come

Here are some Photos From the Opening this morning.

Video (Taken with a digital camera so not the greatest quality, also it is a AVI so I did not post it on TPR

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=35883

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Watch Car 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBbEU0nPe3c

If you want to see how the train unloads look at this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOyoO02mZy0
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Postby Loco » Sat May 26, 2007 2:06 pm

Nice Pics!

Wow it looks better than I thought!...I want to see this thing in action. BTW, how's the spinning?

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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Sat May 26, 2007 2:08 pm

It spins ok in the First 3 cars, but that back car is just flying through out the course. A video will be posted on youtube.
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Postby socalMAN123 » Sat May 26, 2007 5:31 pm

^ So, was it you that I talked to this morning? Nice meeting up with you. Anywho, I'm gonna have to agree with Top Thrill. This ride is VERY fun! The spinning just adds a whole new level of excitement to the coaster. The helix has some decent lateral forces in it and combined with the spinning makes it pretty intense. However, wasn't there two trains made? They weren't running the second one today, therefore causing long lines. But, the ride was great and you should all get down here to ride it!
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Postby IwantRevenge » Sat May 26, 2007 5:46 pm

wow this looks like a really good ride!

i'm a fan of the trains!

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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Sat May 26, 2007 6:57 pm

Here is a LONG video of Sierra Sidewinder. The quality is low because I recorded it to my memory card chip from my video camera. ENJOY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFlzDpKQFrQ
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Postby robbalvey » Sat May 26, 2007 7:07 pm

^ If you upload it to the TPR video forum, the quality will look better since we don't re-compress the videos.

Also, doesn't it seem odd that this ride has a lower height restriction...by SIX INCHES than Jaguar?

I really hope they take a look at that and re-consider Jaguar's height limit and allow kids at 42" with parents like they used to.

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Postby coasterdude5 » Sat May 26, 2007 7:34 pm

The ride looks great! Nice choice on Knott's part. I hate spinning coasters but I'd probably have to give this one a try.
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