downunder wrote:^The Darien Lake one might be a little different, it's a Zamperla rather than an Intamin like Motocoaster. The Zamperla is taller than Motocoaster but a bit slower with a different launch system to Motocoaster.
Neither are exactly destination coasters in my book. Even though I have been to the Gold Coast since Motocoaster opened, I will ride the Darien Lake one first, such is my lack of desire to go to Dreamworld.
Darien Lake is marketing this coaster for what it is, a family coaster.
The ride is much better than it looks in videos.
I got to ride it on opening day and was impressed.
The seating position makes the ride seem faster, and adds to the track banking. The 48" min. height limit lets more in the family ride.
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Marketed as a major kick arse thrill ride, when in reality it's just an awsome family ride, which has a crappy queue line system.
That is largely debatable. It is a family ride, but awesome is definitely not the word I would use to describe it. The Motocoaster at Dreamworld is the most disappointing and pointless coaster I have been on in a long time. Honestly both times I rode it, myself and everyone else on the ride at the time left hugely disappointed. I just kept saying, "What was the point."
I hope these ones are better and provide a bit more thrills. I also agree that this does look like a cheap carnival attraction.
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An F1 tornado touched down north of Darien Lake, and was visible from the park itself. The tornado was 100 yards wide and traveled for 4 miles. It then became a funnel cloud and crossed over I-90 heading northeast towards Rochester. It nearly formed again near Hilton where a town carnival was going on at that time, but all they got was a very severe thunderstorm with heavy downpours.
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