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Tue May 20, 2008 3:54 pm

I'll try to post my pictures from Sunday. As you can probably tell, the park was pretty much empty with no waits for virtually any ride (including the new one)! This was likely due to the cold, wind, and scattered rain throughout the day. We happened to get over to the park when it was relatively sunny and not so cold, luckily. We only rode it the one time, but are planning to go back in a couple of weeks, so I may have a more extensive TR then. now for some pics:
The logo
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The entrance to Ravine Flyer II. If you want to ride, buy your ticket from the nice ladies at the table (you can't get them at the ticket booth yet)
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The new coaster is directly behind the Sky Ride
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From the Tom Ridge Environmental Center's tower, you can see most of the layout
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The turnaround
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Flying back
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Tue May 20, 2008 3:58 pm

^^I talked to Robb for all of about 4 minutes today, but I didn't hear the bird story!!! Please elaborate!!!

Tue May 20, 2008 4:07 pm

CoasterLine wrote:Only one criticism that would make this day even better... if they would send out trains more than every five minutes. Literally from stop in the station, to go, was five minutes in-between runs, and the blue train was parked in transfer.

That really disappointed me as well. I stopped in on Saturday on my way to Cedar Point. Probably no more then 100-200 people in line, and it was a 45+ minute wait.

Hopefully it's just a matter of getting the hang of operating it.

I thought the ride was pretty good, just not nearly as intense as Hades or Voyage, but that was too be expected. Plus I only got to ride once in the middle of the train. Didn't have time to wait through the line again.

Tue May 20, 2008 4:25 pm

Some more:
I know I have it earlier, but I just love this shot (plus I needed to load it proper-like)
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A trainful of happy riders returns...
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...including this very happy fella
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Turnin' around...
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...and goin' down
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Bob FM was there! "Bob Shack" hehe.
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If Ravine Flyer II is too much for you, or you are just a credit whore, you can ride Ravine Flyer III (only if you are a child or have a child with you)
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Going up...
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...and down
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Tue May 20, 2008 4:53 pm

And more...
Inside the station
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Inside the station
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the turnaround
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"Anyone Isturbing the Family Nviro Men Wi L Be Removed Rom the Ark Ithout Refund"
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90 DEGREES!!!!11!!!!!11
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And finally, I leave you with this disturbing image of me and a clown, "He's just my type!"
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Tue May 20, 2008 6:00 pm

SharkTums wrote:^^I talked to Robb for all of about 4 minutes today, but I didn't hear the bird story!!! Please elaborate!!!

Well this story evolved over several runs where everybody kept talking about a bird flying out of the last tunnel every time the train entered it (the bird must of had a nest in there). I only saw the bird once while I was riding towards the back and as the first half of the train entered I saw the silhouette of the bird racing the train out of the tunnel. Robb then said at lunch that he could see the bird almost flying right beside his head as the train went through the tunnel.

Tue May 20, 2008 6:45 pm

SharkTums wrote:^^I talked to Robb for all of about 4 minutes today, but I didn't hear the bird story!!! Please elaborate!!!

Pretty much, there was a bird hanging out in the second tunnel after the bridge and literally on about 15 or so runs, the bird would get scared from the noise and fly away. But instead of it flying away from the train, it was literally playing target practice with our heads. There were a lot of close calls and I thought somebody was bound to hit it but luckily no one did. :lmao:

I actually just got home and was just coming on to thank Robb for the great experience. Ravine Flyer 2 was an AMAZING coaster and I'd definitely urge everyone to take a trip up to Waldameer this summer to experience it (just watch out for that damned bird!). Thanks again to Robb and TPR in general for making this happen, it was a great day and I'm really glad I was able to experience it.

I'll try to get some pictures I took up later on, but right now I'm going to bed because I'm exhausted!

Tue May 20, 2008 10:41 pm

What a kick ass day. I had a ton of fun, and "Steve" the bird was the funniest part of the whole thing. :)


Tue May 20, 2008 10:49 pm

Hey everyone!

I just got back to the hotel...it's LATE...so I'll just post a few pics. I want to say thank you to everyone who made it out to the filming session today and a very BIG thank you to everyone who lasted the whole RF2 run!

At 52 laps it was quite the marathon, but I think we got a LOT of great footage out of it.

I'll be posting some of the B-Roll shots soon and a full update, but here's a few pics to hold you over....
Ahh, what a beautiful view!
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Oh no! Here comes TPR up the lift hill!
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Did we mention that there is plenty of airtime?
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Guys stop screwing around and get back to work!!!
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Artsy overhead shot.
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Did we mention the part about airtime?
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"C'mon Mr. Red Train...come get me...I DARE 'Ya!"
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"I'm gonna catch that bird in my mouth!"
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Have a close look at the hairtime in the second row!
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Very pretty.
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Not so pretty.
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"Did we just go over the highway?"
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Heading back over the road again.
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Ravine Flyer 2 is a hit!!!
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ROBB! Do NOT eat the anti-rollbacks! They are NOT food! They are Metal! Only Metal Depot can eat them!!!
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Tue May 20, 2008 11:21 pm

^ It's easily my favorite of all the Gravity Group rides.

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