10:50-Ticket booths open. We purchased our all day wristbands before the lines got too long. First ride of the day was Double Shot, in which I must add, we were the first riders of the day. Double Shot was actually a fun ride (Personally found it better than PGA's Drop Zone). I had my parents videotape us 4 on it (Me, brother, bro's friend, and cousin). After that, we all split off our own ways...My cousin (Squirmy Wormy who never shows up here anymore) and I buddied up and my bro and his best friend buddied up.
After 9 years, I had to take a ride on the Giant Dipper. I also now make it official that my camcorder's no longer a coaster-virgin! I shot my first POV which came out quite decent.
Next up on our hit-list was Fireball, a KMG Afterburner/Fireball. This thing had a good spinning program and gave everyone many "High Ends" on the swing. The ride would then slow down making us think it was coming to and end and then it kicks into high gear...fast spinning and full swings. Very fun/intense ride....still feeling the after effects of Fireball right now.
We then decided to say 'hi' to Flash Back Jr. or Hurricane (An SDC Windstorm coaster). I was going to POV this one but the ride op said No and for a very good reason...I could have sworn Vekoma had some idea behind this death contraption. I would have lost my camera. Still a fun ride with forceful helices.
Few more flatrides such as Cliffhanger (Hang Gliders), Wipe Out (A Breakdance 4, themed to a crazy light show and surfing), and Crazy Surf (Mini Magic Carpet ride that delivers painful airtime.) You can see Wipeout in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUEQ0WZvle0 (I threw this quick clip together tonight)
Finally...Credit! I went Elissa-style and rode the kiddie coaster, Sea Serpent. Theming (Or landscaping) was really good for this kiddie coaster. I also got a POV on this as well.
Ok, time to get something to eat after a few dark rides (And POVs as well). We stopped at a small corner store for some soda and chips to save a few dollars. Sure enough, a fight breaks out inside the shop. (See SFOG Shooting topic for details that I posted).
EDIT: Details quoted from SFOG Shooting topic
Not as bad but I saw a fight almost brew up today at SCBB. We decided to stop at the little corner market to save some money on sodas and sure enough, a group of guys comes in, one drunker than ever...(He looked like he rode one-to-many rides on the tea cups) and he couldn't walk. Another group of guys come in and the drunk dude's running his mouth...shoving is going on and I actually walked (Or plowed) my way through the middle of the fight. A few minutes later, the police had a hold of the guy and was finding out what was going on.
Back to SCBB, we rode the S&S Double Shot again. As we got off, the ride op accused us of spitting on it when none of us would even do such a thing...we're not that stupid. Few more rides on the Giant dipper and Hurricane/Flashback Jr. and one last ride on Fireball and it was time to leave.
All in all, this day couldn't have been any better. Giant Dipper was in 2-train operation all day with 5-minute waits at the longest. Longest wait I had was for Double Shot (Second ride) which was 15 minutes if even that. Yet, the boardwalk was full of people. I was quite amazed at how fast the lines went by. Had I gone to SFMW or PGA on the fourth, I would have been lucky to get 1 coaster in.
Here's a few teaser pix for now until this weekend. (These were taken on my camcorder and I have high quality pictures of us on the rides.)[/quote]