Post by skinnyguy on Sept 18, 2013 19:38:46 GMT -8
So I went to the fair last night and rode all the coasters, including the new one. Wolfblood, I have to say I think the "head-bashing" was not nearly as bad as you made it sound. Honestly, Corkscrew is WAY worse when it comes to me getting my head smacked around than Rainier Rush was. And, it doesn't hold a candle to Flashback or WindJammer.
Having said that, I definitely think it is a lame ride. There's nothing exciting or special about it - it's just boring. As the video demonstrates, the ride gets going, then slows down to a crawl about 3 times. Always good to see a new coaster, but too bad it's such a dumb ride.
Everything else was great as usual. For some reason, it seemed like the wooden coaster was running a lot slower than it used to. Maybe I am just not remembering correctly, but I thought it was a lot faster the other time I rode it - seemed like it slowed down considerably at the top of each hill. But it's still a great classic woodie.
One side note - Rainier Rush was coaster #99 for me - so my next new coaster will be 100!
Post by wolfblood on Sept 20, 2013 11:50:02 GMT -8
^ Sometimes coasters are different for others in terms of roughness/head-banging. Since on the flip-side I personally I don't get headbanged on Corkscrew.
Though as you pointed out, it's still a bad ride. I went to the fair yesterday and you can tell it just doesn't keep any pace, except for slowing down at several points. Either way it's not a worthy replacement for Kersplash, and if El Nino and Discothek were also not at the fair because of that, it's definately not worth whatever they paid. For those three attraction were not only fun, but they also got lines.
All day yesterday, Rainier Rush had little to no line. A factor of that could be due to it's not included on the Dizzy Pass, but a thing to consider. When Vertigo debuted a couple years ago and wasn't on the Dizzy Pass, it really didn't have a line during the day as well. However at night it had a sizable line....Rainier Rush on the other hand, the line stayed little to non-existant at night.
Anyhow, on the good side of things my Dad was in the mood for rides, so I was able to ride the WildCat and Woodie for the first time in a while. The WildCat still packs a nice punch, and the wooden coaster is seriously running better then ever. It's been a while since I've been on it (Same with my Dad, last time he was on it was before they even started the renovation.), so I can't really tell if it's taking the hills slower...but it doesn't really matter since in the back I was getting standing ejector in certainly places. Which is terrifiying due to the restraint, but also awesome.
An' one more nice surprise, they got rid of the "No Single Riders" rule for the wooden coaster. Finally!
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2013 11:51:08 GMT -8 by wolfblood
Post by luminousaphid on Apr 25, 2016 20:43:00 GMT -8
Haha I can't believe there is a thread about this coaster! I went to the fair last year and the Spring Fair this year; I rode it a couple times in the fall, and never again. It's just... bad. It's not the worst ride I have ever been on, but it's really not good at all. Someone tried to sue Santa's Village over an injury sustained while riding it, but I don't know how that one turned out: prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=339548
It's a horrible ride and I can't believe people were lining up to ride it just 2 weeks ago at the Spring Fair, even when they had to pay $6 a pop with NO WRISTBAND AVAILABLE- the GP is hilarious sometimes. Right down the midway is the badass Classic Coaster, which I spent about $40 riding that day, but this POS had a longer line almost all day. It made me sad for a while, but then I realized the line for the woodie was shorter as a result!