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Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:51 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! I too like InvadR, but I think it's definitely a front row coaster.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:12 pm
by xVicesAndVirtues
I'm sure any of you could've guessed where we went next on this weekend trip, as we weren't that far away from:

Kings Dominion

While it's not as well-themed as Busch Gardens Williamsburg, nor has it gotten some of the newer, festive, atmosphere-heavy areas Cedar Fair has been doing lately like the Boardwalk at Knott's or the more polished new areas of Carowinds or Cedar Point, this is still an undeniably nice park that has a unique setting of it's own. I actually like KD quite a lot.

Oh, and you may have heard, but their two best coasters both made the top ten list that you messy hoes voted for on here recently, and this park and Cedar Point are the only two parks to have done that. We know we're really spoiled when we can type away all off-season about "what park has the best one-two punch?", since Cedar Point has Steel Vengeance, Maverick, and Millennium Force. Kings Dominion has i305 and Twisted Timbers. Six Flags New England has Superman and Wicked Cyclone. Fiesta Texas has Iron Rattler and Wonder Woman. Great Adventure has El Toro and then you can ride El Toro again.

See? I just made you appreciate something for a second.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:12 am
by Canobie Coaster
At Cedar Point, I didn't notice the pouches slowing down operations. It just seemed like it took a long time for the operators to check the seatbelts and lower the restraints on Steel Vengeance.

As for the glasses strap, I have no issue with parks requiring them, especially on a ride as wild as Twisted Timbers. I'm shocked the park doesn't require it on I305 to be honest.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:03 am
by kirkf1tz
As a homosexual, your cultural references in this TR me LOL ♥️
Nice work!

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:10 am
by boldikus
Great update, as usual. I'm the guy that stood up cheering at the end of your TED talk.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:59 am
by Mike240SX
Canobie Coaster wrote:As for the glasses strap, I have no issue with parks requiring them, especially on a ride as wild as Twisted Timbers. I'm shocked the park doesn't require it on I305 to be honest.


I305 doesn't really have the same kind of violent ejector air that Twisted Timbers does, plus the insane speed helps hold them on your face.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:57 pm
by SteVeUrkle
xVicesAndVirtues wrote:If only Americans weren't such idiots, we wouldn't have to deal with things like this.


lol blaming an entire country for one parks loose article policy. Way to go!

xVicesAndVirtues wrote:I seriously believe that this is the best steel coaster in the United States. It's everything we don't deserve in a modern coaster. Speed, forces, amazing transitions.

Yet, the line is always short and even people who claim to like coasters say its too this or too that. I just don't get it. If anything, as it ages, i305 becomes more and more re-rideable. I get that if you ride The Voyage too many times in a row you might actually have a stroke, or that Skyrush too many times may cause an embolism in your legs from pinching you so damn hard. But this is just sheer forces. You're held in properly with the vest restraint, it's smooth, deliberate, it's just excellence. All you candy a$$ses can have your gentle B&M hyper rides. This is where its at. .


Why parks continue to keep getting cookie cutter lame-o forceless B&M dives and hypers/gigas while this thing clearly exemplifies what they could have instead boggles my mind. Maybe it's just a location in the country thing, but an i305 clone/replica would literally have the longest line at SFMM for a decade.

Fantastic reports, love your photos and down to earth commentary. Well done and keep it up!

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:52 am
by CoasterNerd87
Great trip report and love the jokes. Dominator as a hyper-floorless was really good.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 am
by jynx242
I love your trip reports, so thanks for posting.

I'm now hearing "Apple Zapple B*tches" in Miss Vangie's voice and it is giving me life.

Re: 2019 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:27 pm
by TBpony414
This unexpectedly hilarious statement of yours needs to be repeated: “Great Adventure has El Toro and then you can ride El Toro again.“ LOL!

I can confirm the metal detectors at Steel Vengeance are implemented in a much better way than KD has them set up at Timbers. Cedar Point does everything better though so I’m not surprised.

Avalanche Bobsled is awesome and I’m happy to see someone else enjoys it. Glad you had a good day at Kings Dominion!