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Unique Thrill Rides

Overbanked Overbanked Profile

Posted:
7/3/06 at
1:32:51 AM

I'm curious to know if anyone has ridden any of these thrill rides. How was the experience like? Maybe some of the rides are at other locations. Your response is greatly appreciated.

Timber Tower at Dollywood Pigeon Forge,TN

Catapult at Six Flags New England Springfield,MA

Xtreme Swing at Valleyfair! Shakopee,MN

Disk'O at Cypress Gardens at Winter Haven,FL

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/6/06 9:19:59 PM

> I'm curious to know if anyone has ridden any of these
> thrill rides. How was the experience like? Maybe some of
> the rides are at other locations. Your response is greatly
> appreciated.

> Timber Tower at Dollywood Pigeon Forge,TN

> Catapult at Six Flags New England Springfield,MA

> Xtreme Swing at Valleyfair! Shakopee,MN

> Disk'O at Cypress Gardens at Winter Haven,FL

SFNE later this month..1st time..looking forward to CATAPULT as much as S:ROS and CYCLONE

Mike

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Shaft_STL Shaft_STL Profile at 7/6/06 9:57:32 PM

> SFNE later this month..1st time..looking forward to...CYCLONE

Better bring the advil. Your back isn't going to be happy with you.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by chillforce chillforce Profile at 7/6/06 10:07:38 PM

> SFNE later this month..1st time..looking forward
> to...CYCLONE

> Better bring the advil. Your back isn't going to be happy
> with you.
>
I don't mind the Cyclone but that catpult is certainly as crazy as anything I have been on. The restraints seem to just keep comming down until it becomes a modern day device to compete with anything the Spanish Inquisition had. Then it becomes a slow inverter going forward for a few spins and backwards for a few more. I looked forward to riding the Cyclone after that.

Ed

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by MABrider MABrider Profile at 7/6/06 10:46:31 PM

> I don't mind the Cyclone but that catpult is certainly as
> crazy as anything I have been on. The restraints seem to
> just keep comming down until it becomes a modern day device
> to compete with anything the Spanish Inquisition had. Then
> it becomes a slow inverter going forward for a few spins
> and backwards for a few more. I looked forward to riding
> the Cyclone after that.

> Ed

I know of what you speak, Ed!
I couldn't believe the restraint kept coming down, pressing down on my gut at each hint of my body moving. Like a Python squeezing as its victim expells its breath, it did not want to stop! I asked the op if that was normal, he said with a shrug, yep. Good thing I didn't have even the slightest need to piss! And I could not relate to anyone else in such discomfort as other than me there was only one other person on my "swatter!" And he was only 10! With just two on the other side. Of course, that was OK...the park was not busy at all on that particular day.

Once the Catapult started, I was not really aware of the aformentioned gut pressure. The ride experience is OK, like a slow motion Top Spin, IMO. I felt pressure in my head, but not discomfort. Catapult is one of those "been there, done that" rides. Not worth a wait longer than 15 - 20 minutes.

Oh, we went right onto Cyclone after that. Ride toward the front, you won't need painkillers.

Mike B.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/7/06 9:35:53 PM

> SFNE later this month..1st time..looking forward
> to...CYCLONE

> Better bring the advil. Your back isn't going to be happy
> with you.
>

Always Advil or Aleve!

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 7/7/06 9:43:57 PM

> I don't mind the Cyclone but that catpult is certainly as
> crazy as anything I have been on. The restraints seem to
> just keep comming down until it becomes a modern day device
> to compete with anything the Spanish Inquisition had. Then
> it becomes a slow inverter going forward for a few spins
> and backwards for a few more. I looked forward to riding
> the Cyclone after that.

> Ed

> I know of what you speak, Ed!
> I couldn't believe the restraint kept coming down, pressing
> down on my gut at each hint of my body moving. Like a
> Python squeezing as its victim expells its breath, it did
> not want to stop! I asked the op if that was normal, he
> said with a shrug, yep. Good thing I didn't have even the
> slightest need to piss! And I could not relate to anyone
> else in such discomfort as other than me there was only one
> other person on my "swatter!" And he was only 10!
> With just two on the other side. Of course, that was
> OK...the park was not busy at all on that particular day.

Certainly hope that's the case on 7/29, my trip date...it's a Saturday, so probably "pie in the sky" thinking, but I'll keep my fingers(and some other body parts) crossed.

> Once the Catapult started, I was not really aware of the
> aformentioned gut pressure. The ride experience is OK, like
> a slow motion Top Spin, IMO. I felt pressure in my head,
> but not discomfort. Catapult is one of those "been
> there, done that" rides. Not worth a wait longer than
> 15 - 20 minutes.

I've seen pix of the ride, and the METEOR at Dorney seems about the same motion, if a totally different structure..and I love the METEOR.

> Oh, we went right onto Cyclone after that. Ride toward the
> front, you won't need painkillers.

I'm more of a backseat guy on wood, but hopefully with multiple rides, I'll take your advice...Jersey Joe Nardone had suggested I touch base with you..I'm glad I got the opportunity to do so..Thanks!

> Mike B.
>

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 7/10/06 11:11:09 AM

> Disk'O at Cypress Gardens at Winter Haven,FL

Can't comment on the others, but there are several Disk'O rides out there, and they are starting to make them with longer track layouts now also.

The Disk'O is fun, and we had a great time on it. But the first time I rode it I was a bit disappointed simply because I'd heard a lot of hype about the ride. It's not the end-all be-all of rides that some make it out to be. That said, it's a lot of fun, gives some nice visuals and a bit of a feel for air at spots, without being an intense ride. There's not a lot of forces on it, but that helps to make it a good ride for everyone to ride.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 5/29/08 7:04:40 PM

Has anyone out there experienced any of these flats before?

Huss Booster (Are they any U.S. installations?)

Huss Jump2 (CW's Sledgehammer is one)

Chance Skydiver (I believe that Camden Park, and Lakemont Park has this old school flat)

Fabbri Hard Rock

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Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Cyclone_Phil Cyclone_Phil Profile at 6/1/08 8:59:06 PM

> I'm curious to know if anyone has ridden any of these
> thrill rides. How was the experience like? Maybe some of
> the rides are at other locations. Your response is greatly
> appreciated.

> Timber Tower at Dollywood Pigeon Forge,TN

> Catapult at Six Flags New England Springfield,MA

> Xtreme Swing at Valleyfair! Shakopee,MN

> Disk'O at Cypress Gardens at Winter Haven,FL
Went on Timber Tower 2 years ago, pretty fun. Also fun was the sorta roulette thing where you don't know if you were going to get wet by the fountains near by when the tower tilts towards it.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 6/2/08 1:09:53 AM

> Went on Timber Tower 2 years ago, pretty fun. Also fun was
> the sorta roulette thing where you don't know if you were
> going to get wet by the fountains near by when the tower
> tilts towards it.

I agree with your take on Timber Tower; It's a fun family ride that's even more fun for peeps that like to get wet. I went to D-wood in 07'. I don't understand why some people act like TT supposed to be a major thrill ride. IMO TT is one of the better family-style flats that's out there.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Cyclone_Phil Cyclone_Phil Profile at 6/5/08 9:40:57 PM

I agree, even my mom, who's terrified of 'thrill rides', enjoyed it. Compared to say the Thunderhead or Tennessee Tornado, it was a very tame ride and even quite relaxing [from my perspective].

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Geauga_Fan Geauga_Fan Profile at 6/6/08 12:19:50 AM

Yes, the Sledgehammer at CW is awesome! Very fun!!!!!

I rode the Skydiver when it was on Boblo Island many many years ago when I was a kid. It sucked. The lap bar dug into your thighs and they held you upside for what seemed like forever.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by grysox grysox Profile at 6/6/08 7:39:10 PM

I've also ridden a skydiver, at Lakemont Park in Altoona. Since you control the car with a wheel inside the car, you can make the mistake of being upside down as the car goes through the bottom part of the circular path, making all the blood rush to your head. Long story short, I thought my head was going to explode.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 6/6/08 9:03:10 PM

Thanks yall for the input.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by The_New_Reverend at 6/8/08 12:07:21 AM

Xtreme Swing at Valleyfair,MN is very fun, but a little bit short.

It's very high, and like most rides of this style and size is fairly intimidating when waiting in line. Since it goes past vertical when in the full peak of height (to and fro), it gives a nice air sensation, even though the thick lap bar apparatus is quite snug (at least it's not OTSRs - lol).

Again, very fun, but you only get a few pops at the peak of its height.

I'm not certain what a "Disk" (?) ride is you're talking about at another park, but there's a pretty solid new flat ride at the Mall of America I just went on about a month ago. It's like a giant skateboard in a 1/2 pipe coaster track with two circular
holders of passengers. Although it's a tiny bit jerky, I liked it a lot. There's some nice air moments on it. My son (13) and I both liked it better than the new Spongebob coaster - and we took several rerides. With the discs turning, there's some fun interaction while riding between you and the people in the other "disc" (you never know who you're going to be facing at the up moments when you get the "air" pop. It'd be a really fun ride with a large group of people who all knew each other.

Also, the ride lasts long enough for you get quite a few pops of air.

-Rev

Coasties N Cream Productions

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 6/8/08 1:55:15 PM

> I'm not certain what a "Disk" (?) ride is you're
> talking about at another park

I was talking about Zamperla's Disk'O flat. I've already ridden it before (Dizzy Disk) at Dollywood. It's a very fun flatride. I first made this thread in 06' so some of the rides that I've previously mentioned (on the first post) I've ridden before.

> but there's a pretty solid
> new flat ride at the Mall of America I just went on about a
> month ago.

That's actually a coaster Rev (Avatar) just like "Halfpipe" at Elitch.

It sounds pretty fun.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by The_New_Reverend at 6/8/08 4:27:17 PM

Cool.

I'll add that to my credits. Cha-Ching ; )

-Rev

Coasties N Cream Productions

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 7/7/08 2:21:09 AM

^^^Hey Rev, did you (or anyone else) get a chance to ride "Treetop Tumbler" (Zierer Hexentanz/Fire Ball) at Nick Universe? If so how is it?

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Re: Unique Thrill Rides by The_New_Reverend at 7/7/08 9:37:03 AM

Are you talking about at MOA?

Yes I've been on that one several times. I understand it's the same one that used to be at KBF.

It's very fun with continual air moments - going both forwards and backwards.

-Rev

Coasties N Cream Productions

Re: Unique Thrill Rides ED!!!! by coastermom coastermom Profile at 7/7/08 8:46:50 PM

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I saw Al W. at ACE Day and asked about you! How are you?!!!

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Jodi

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 7/7/08 10:18:46 PM

> Are you talking about at MOA?

Yeah, that's what I was talkin' about. Thanks for the info Rev.

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 8/27/12 7:52:58 AM
Has anyone ridden "Maelstrom' (KMG Spin Out) at Morey's Piers?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=akO29S9ffB4

Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 9/12/12 8:22:54 AM
^^^No one has ridden Maelstrom at Morey's? I guess not.

Anyway Canobie Lake is gonna add an unique flat to the park, Equinox (KMG Tango). It looks really fun, it will open this season in October.

www.canobie.com/equinox.html

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Re: Unique Thrill Rides by theRock-steel theRock-steel Profile at 9/13/12 10:25:07 PM
Xtreme Swing, Barnstormer, Hot Seat, Skyhawk, and SwingShot are all some of the best flat thrill rides. These giant swings can give as much air as some of the coasters.
Re: Unique Thrill Rides by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 9/14/12 3:04:49 AM
^^^I've ridden two S&S Screamin' Swing, Xtreme Swing at Valleyfair, and Gauntlet(removed; a smaller S&S swing) at Wild Adventures. No doubt they are fun and they give some good air, my only issue with them is that the ride time seems to be very short. In contrast the Huss Giant Frisbees, another airtime ride has a significantly more lengthy ride time IMO.
Re: Unique Thrill Rides by theRock-steel theRock-steel Profile at 9/14/12 5:16:46 AM
^ It depends on which park's giant frisbee. Kennywood's and Canada's Wonderland's seemed short while you got more time at Cedar Point and Knoebels.