I rode Cyclone on Sunday and the first part was incredibly smooth and fast. The rest of the layout that does not have the topper track was rough as usual. I don't think that it was as bad as I remember it but I also have not ridden it in 3 years because it got so rough. It still had several spots of really good airtime, especially the 4th drop(what we term the death drop) that I had forgotten how much airtime you get there. It is still a rough coaster (minus the topper track portion) but I think that if they would completely apply topper track to the whole coaster that it could be a top 10 or even 5 woodie again.
My two cents on the topper track on Cyclone: The first part of the ride is really transformed - it's very smooth, but it still has just a hint of roughness to remind you it's a woodie. Then you hit the third hill and it's right back to the old roughness. There's still lots of intense rough airtime on several of the drops.
I hope this was a test to see how the track system worked, and they spend the next off season installing topper track on the entire ride.
I'm wondering if I should go at all this year. I've never been, but the only time I'd be able to go is early August, and by then, they're only open until like 6 PM on weekdays, and 7 on Sundays. Is there enough time to do it all in one day with only 7 1/2 hours in the park? I don't know how crowds are there.
Does anybody know any rumors for a possible new ride for next season? and what might possibly be removed for that? Cough cough hint hint ninja I think that ride is beyond repair from pain? Just reading a lot of reviews about B&Ms new wing coasters and hoping SFOG has a shot of getting one.
^I have not heard any rumors at this point, but I too would love to see SFOG get a Wing Rider, especially after riding Wild Eagle a few weeks ago. Dare Devil Dive is a solid addition, but I would love to see what is already a great park add another B&M to the mix. I'm looking forward to making a trip over this Sunday for my first 2012 visit.....
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