Photo TR: Fiesta Texas (4/18)

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Postby Bucket » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:33 pm

Nice pictures! Although, I think the color schemes for the coasters at SFOT are all obnoxiously bright... :?r

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Postby coasterdude5 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:34 pm

Yeah the color scheme is great! Looks alot better than the old paint, IMO.

Hope it doesn't fade too quickly...

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Postby Shockwave » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:05 pm

That's some seriously bright paint on Goliath!

I've seen a few recent Fiesta Texas trip reports and the park looks like a nice place to visit.

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Postby spaceace12 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:28 pm

I like that paint on Goliath. Great photos of the other coasters too.

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Postby cedarpointfangirl » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:35 pm

Wow, I love the colors of Goliath. I haven't been to SFFT since 2005, looks as if I need a trip back. I really enjoy Superman:KC. I would love to see SFoT get a floorless.
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Re: Photo TR: Fiesta Texas (4/18)

Postby GuruGuys » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:37 pm

Olsor wrote:Rode everything once, except for Boomerang and Rattler, because I value my spine.


I had always skipped Boomerang at Fiesta Texas because of the long lines and the reputation Boomerangs have among coaster enthusiasts. When I visited Fiesta Texas a few weeks ago I took my first ride on a Boomerang (yes, I've never been on a Boomerang period). I was expecting the worst but was surprised that, even in the back seat, I didn't experience any slamming or head banging etc. It was actually a decent ride, and with no lines would have been easily re-ridable. I was told by Texcoaster that this Boomerang is one of the better ones and that the restraints are of a newer model, perhaps this makes a difference, but IMO the Boomerang at Fiesta Texas doesn't live up to the painful reputation that Boomerangs in general seem to have.

The Rattler, on the other hand, is a totally different story altogether... Needlessly rough, slow and boring for 85% of the ride.

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Postby kennywood!007 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:40 pm

Wow, that color scheme is amazing.

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Postby ebl » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:47 pm

^^ I've only ridden two Boomerangs---the one at Knott's, and the one at SFDK. The latter has the newer trains (like SFFT), but I don't see much of a difference.

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Postby angryemobeaver » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:49 pm

Goliath looks great. Not that good of a name for it though, it's not goliath sized... I almost got to go there while i was in Galveston but i didn't realize it's about a five hour drive...

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Postby Billy » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:19 pm

great photos! Goliath looks great. Im glad it has found a nice home. I think the movie you referenced is "Gleaming the Cube"... good old skateboarding flick with Christian Slater! lol.

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