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Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:47 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou
Skycoastin Steve wrote:
MayTheGForceBeWithYou wrote:I'm guessing that's me you're referencing on that sign? :roll:

Why the eye roll? Are you shy or something?

Kinda shy, I guess.

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:04 am
by Skycoastin Steve
Wow, it's been almost two weeks since my last update. To all my fanboys, my apologies!

Next up is Canobie Lake Park, and I gotta say, this was my favorite park on the trip. Despite their coaster collection being rather below average, the park itself was wonderful. It had fantastic theming all over the place, TONS of shade (thank God!), a beautiful setting on a lake with clean water (thank God!), and probably the friendliest staff I've ever encountered (yes, even including Holiday World). My only real negative on the park is the coaster collection, but when it has so much else going for it, it doesn't really matter if the coasters are that great.

A few thoughts on a few rides, Untamed was fairly decent. It was WAY too rough in the front, to the point where it didn't even feel like a new ride. The transitions from element to element weren't that smooth, and there was some head banging thrown in there. It seemed like the only smooth ride you could get was riding in the two middle seats in the back row. It was still a nice, compact layout with a terrific barrel roll, which was the best part of the ride apart from the first drop. Yankee Cannonball was a bit of a let down, but it was still good for an old woodie. I was expecting better airtime, but sometimes those old woodies just don't deliver the way you think they will. But no worries, it was still a fun little coaster! Canobie Corkscrew hurt, that's all I really have to say about that ride. And I'll give my thoughts on the flats in the picture captions.

On to the pictures, full album is on facebook here!

Comments are appreciated, thanks for reading!

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:30 pm
by adamico2
Fried Dough Stand 1 looks too intense for me.

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:18 pm
by Skycoastin Steve
^It's not as bad as it looks. The restraints were comfortable, too!

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:45 pm
by TheSchwitek
Untamed is oddly rough for a brand new coaster. Dare Devil Dive is a lot better in my opinion. Canobie is awesome though, and the Corkscrew used to operate on the ghetto side of Birmingham, a couple miles from my apartment.

Mystery Mine > Dare Devil Dive > Spongebob > Untamed

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:33 am
by Skycoastin Steve
^Yeah, the only other Eurofighter I've done is Mystery Mine, and it's light years better than Untamed. Didn't know about Corkscrew, that's kinda cool. There were small Alabama connections everywhere on this trip!

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:31 pm
by Schotcher
Best part about Canobie; "Drivin' along, I'm drivin' down a neighborhoo- HOLY **** an amusement park!" ;)

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:24 am
by Skycoastin Steve
I'm really taking too long to get these updates over with. Here's La Ronde.

I don't have too much to say about La Ronde, other than it might be the worst park in North America. It has a beautiful setting ruined by filth, crappy employees, and slow operations. As usual, I had a great time there thanks to TPR, but I can pretty much imagine how much I would hate life if I went there on my own. The only real redeeming qualities of the park were the Batman clone, Goliath, crepes, and the fact that they sold liquor at drink stands! It's the only place I've been where you can get a Jack and Coke at a theme park, so they got an A+ from me on that one.

Goliath made it above Nitro on my list of B&M hypers (even though it's shorter than 200 feet, we'll still call it a hyper), but below the rest of them (which isn't a knock on Goliath, the rest are just awesome). Overall, it's in my top 20 steel. If I remember correctly, the back had better airtime than the front, which seems to be the case for most B&M hypers. The return run in the back row was especially good, your butt hardly hits the seat!

Anyway, onto the pics, please comment! Thanks for reading!

Full batch of pics can be found on facebook here.

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:44 am
by Jojo19799
Thank you Steve, I now want a crepe. The Nutella, banana and strawberry one that I had was oh so delicious.

La Ronde wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. Nice park, but crappy operations like most have said. If they ever build a new coaster, then I'll consider visiting again. But for now, I want to stay far away from French Canadia as possible. They're so primitive there, our hotel didn't have electricity but we had water, oh yeah and tons of alcohol. ;)

Re: Skycoastin' Steve's 2011 Season Extravaganza!!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:11 am
by Skycoastin Steve
^They better build Leviathan 2.0 there if they want me to go back. :lol:

I think my crepe was banana, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream, and it was amazing!