On October 13th, 2012, we made our last trip to an Amusement Park for 2012. It was our last trip, but it was a great trip. (Sorry we are posting this over 3 months late! We have been very busy!)
Our last trip for the season was to Six Flags New England, for the ACE Event 'Superhero Celebration' which is a yearly event held by the park. The event consists each year of a buffet style lunch (with free unlimited food, deserts, drinks, etc), including a Q&A with park personnel, and nighttime ERT.
Our day began waking up early, and arriving at the park at about noon time, as that was the time of open during the fall months. As every year, we headed straight to the Picnic Grove to eat lunch and have the Q&A. The lunch provided was fantastic as always, with an awesome make-your-own ice cream sundae section! Too bad it was too cold for ice cream though!
After lunch, we went back to the park to realize that it was super crowded. The lines for everything were insanely long, with minimum ride lengths of one hour. We were forced to buy a Flash Pass, which was extremely expensive. However, it was worth it, as we got to ride a lot of Coasters that day. Without it, we would have only ridden a few Coasters, with waiting for hours. We got to ride each major Coaster and ride once or twice.
As the park began to get dark, we took advantage of their Fright Fest, and went through the 'Wicked Woods' haunted walk through. It was fun and entertaining, but not as fun as other haunted attractions at other parks.
We then rode a few more Coasters, and then the park was already closing. We returned our expensive Flash Pass, and then enjoyed ERT, which was very short this year. It was only about a half hour ERT on Bizarro, GCG:EAA, and Thunderbolt. We stayed only on Bizarro for the short time, but got about 6 rides in.
Overall Superhero Celebration 2012 was a great event. It proves to be a yearly expected event, and over each year becomes memorable. What makes it a great event is that it is a smaller than others. Also, it is the Fall time, Fright Fest, and one of our last Amusement Park Trips for each season. We can not wait for Superhero Celebrations 2013!
September 8th, 2012 was the 4th annual ACE Riding of the Bull event at Six Flags Great Adventure. Riding of the Bull are a series of ACE (American Coaster Enthusiasts) events started four years ago, and we have attended every one. Each year Riding of the Bull improves and gets more popular. Riding of the Bull Cuatro was an amazing day, and became one of the best ACE events of all time.
After Riding of the Bull Tres on September 24th, 2012, many people (including my self) counted down to Riding of the Bull Cuatro. Finally after waiting one year, the event was held on September 8th, 2012. Our day began very early at 5 am. Living over 3 hours away from Six Flags Great Adventure, we had to wake up very early to drive to the park. We arrived on-time at the park at approximately 9:00 am. Then, the weather was not cooperating with us, as it was raining. After getting registered, many people wondered if morning ERT (Exclusive Ride Time) on Nitro would be canceled, or not. Thankfully at 9:30 am, the rain turned into just a drizzle, and ERT was on! It began at 9:45 am, a little late, but that was fine. At that time there were hundreds of fans on line for Nitro, and there was a few train wait. Sadly, due to the amount of guests, we had to walk around the whole exit and entrance for Nitro, instead of re-riding. This took time off our riding time, but it was okay, and morning ERT was fantastic. We got about 6 rides on Nitro, which isn't too bad.
At approximately 10:30 am, morning ERT ended and the park opened to the general public. At that time, Nitro had no wait. It was very tempting to stay at Nitro, but we decided to head over to ride El Toro. After walking across the park and reaching El Toro, we realized the park was empty. El Toro had no wait, as we were virtually the only guests there. We wanted to ride front row, but it was our friends first ride on the spectacular Coaster, and he picked the middle of the train. During the ride, our friend was extremely scared, and freaked out the whole time. After the intense ride, he almost passed out! That is how intense El Toro was!
We then rode El Toro a few more times, to take advantage of the no wait time. After, we decided to ride Kingda Ka, as we never got the chance to ride it during the 2012 season. Thankfully, it wasn't broken down, and we only had to wait a few trains to get on to ride. It was running great that day and it wasn't shaky.
It then was approximately 11:30. We had 30 minuets before the start of our V.I.P.Behind the Scenes tour of El Toro and Kingda Ka. Instead of going to another ride, we decided to just go to Johnny Rockets and get some food quick. All of a sudden, it started to rain, but thankfully it only lasted for a few minuets.
At noon, we meet up by the exit of Kingda Ka, for our tour. There was approximately 15 of us there. First, we went up the exit of the Coaster, past the ride operations, into a 'restricted area.' We then walked down past the launching area, all the way up to the main support tower. We were able to get directly under the structure of Kingda Ka! We were also lucky, as we got some fantastic pictures and videos of the Coaster! The park management even let us look inside the room, which powers the launch for Kingda Ka.
After staying there for a little while, we left Kingda Ka, and went to El Toro. On our route, we went past Rolling Thunder, and under the structures of it. We were able to get fantastic pictures of it as the train passed. Then, we reached El Toro. We were able to go into more 'restricted area' zones, and under the fantastic first drop of the Coaster. There, we got even more great pictures and videos.
It was then already 1:30 pm, and our tour was already over. It was a fantastic experience and we would like to thank ACE NJ regional rep, Bret Ulozas, and the Six Flags Great Adventure for setting up this tour!
After, we decided to quickly leave the park, to get our last ride through the Drive-Through Wild Safari, before it becomes Safari Off Rode Adventure in 2013. After driving through it dozens of times before, we drove through it relatively quickly. It was a fun, but sad experience, as it was our last time through it. Wild Safari will be missed forever.
Then it was time for lunch, provided by the park. It was located in the Picnic Grove, in the Movie-town section of the park. We quickly ran back inside the park, to catch lunch. The park provided a Mexican fiesta buffet for the 350 guests that attended. It was a record amount of guests for riding of the bull, and over one hundred more than last year! After eating a verity of foods, there was speaking, done by ACE Reps, and park reps. There were a few technical microphone difficulties but it was eventually fixed. There were also Door Prizes, which are small raffle prizes the park offers for everyone to win. The park provided a fantastic lunch, which was very memorable.
After lunch/dinner, it was about 5:30pm, and we had less than 4 hours until ERT began. We left the picnic grove, and headed to ride Batman: The Ride. Thankfully, it had no wait! We meet up with a few friends there, and then headed over to ride Nitro. It had a short wait, of only about 10 minuets. After meeting up with a few friends, we played a few Basketball games, won a few prizes, and did the Laser-Maze Challenge, next to SkyScreamer. The up-charge attraction provides a lot of fun and excitement for everyone.
It then was about 6:45pm, and started to rain, so we went inside the Main Midway gift shop. The weather forecast stated Thundershowers for later that night, and we were scared that ERT could get cancelled! But, we waited for the sky to clear up and shopped in the gift shop. About 30 minuets later, it stopped raining, but it was still cloudy.
At 7:15 we left the gift shop, and headed to the Boardwalk section of the park, and played some of the Classic Boardwalk games, and won many prizes. We had a tremendous amount of fun, and was possibly the best part of the trip.
After, at about 7:45, we took a ride on the Flat Ride, the Twister. The sun started to set, and it went down quite fast. Already pitch black, and 8:00 pm, we went to ride Superman: Ultimate Flight. It had a few train wait, but it was on a one train operation. While we were in the station waiting to ride, it started to rain again. The rain created a very painful, unforgettable experience on Superman, in the front row. After, we were wet, and headed over to ride Green Lantern. It was now raining even harder, and riding Green Lantern hurt even more. The rain felt like hail hitting us, and it made us soaking wet. After Green Lantern we were so wet, we could barely move. We quickly went back to our cars to change into dry cloths. That trip back to our car did take some time, and it was already 8:30. We ran back into the park, to make sure we wouldn't miss ERT. We just made it into the park, and headed straight to El Toro. It was about 8:45, and we took a quick ride on Rolling Thunder. Surprisingly it was very smooth, and not rough! We then waited in front of El Toro, until about 9:15. Then the park closed to the public, and ERT began.
The hundreds of people that attended were on-line for El Toro. There was surprisingly a line, and it was slow, because it was on a one-train-operation. We got our first ride of ERT in the back row, where there was less people. After we rode it, we quickly got off, and ran around the que line, to get on line right away. After a few more times, the line started to decrease, as many ACE members left the park. About 30 minuets into ERT, the line decreased to just a walk on, where we only had to wait one train. Eventually, the line decreased to the point where we didn't have to wait, and we were able to stay in the train, and not get up. This was a dream for practically everybody: Being able to ride the Worlds Best Wooden Coaster, without any wait.
At was about 10:30, and one of the worst things occurred - it started raining. But it wasn't just raining, it was down-poring. After one ride on the back row, everyone was soaking wet. My jeans, and tee shirts were soaked, as if I jumped into a pool, and was swimming for an hour. We then went another ride on it, and it hurt a lot. The rain felt like it was Roller Coaster sized hail, beating down on us.
We survived for about 10 rides like that, and the rain finally slowed down. ERT was then almost over. We decided that our last ride on El Toro during Riding of the Bull Cuatro should be in the front row. We luckily got the front row, and that was our last ride on El Toro for the fantastic day.
Then, Riding of the Bull Cuatro was over. In our eyes, that day became one of the best days at an Amusement Park of all time. Everything was perfect about that day: We were with many friends, at an ACE Event, at Six Flags Great Adventure, and riding the best Coasters, with short wait times. September 8th, 2012 was a fantastic day, and it created memories that will be remembered forever. <3
Special thanks to the ACE New Jersey Regional Rep, Bret Ulozas, and the other ACE NJ Assistant Regional Reps, who helped create and set up, Riding of the Bull Cuatro! Without them, this fantastic day would not have existed.
Riding of the Bull Cinco is currently set for September 7th, 2012. Stay tuned! We cant wait until next year for another fantstic even
On August 30th, 2012 we visited Kings Dominion for a third day in a row. This time, we stopped quickly for a few hours before our long voyage back home.
We arrived approximately 11:30 am that day, and as it was the last few days, the park was mostly empty. We decided to do the Roller Coasters at the park that we did not ride this trip. First we rode the old Dinn Coaster, Grizzly, and then headed over to ride the other old, rough Wood Coaster at the park, Hurler. We decided to skip Ricochet, because its a Wild Mouse, and why would we want to ride one of those? We also took another spin on the Rebel Yell, because it is one of the best Wooden Coaster in Virginia and the south.
It then was extremely hot, so we took a quick ride on the Log Flume to cool off, and rode Windseeker and Drop Tower again to dry off. We then only had time for one more ride left, so we headed to Intimidator 305. There was an only station wait, and we rode the back row twice, to experience its intense airtime and grey-outs!
Sadly, it was about 2 pm, and it was already time for us to leave the park. We had a 8 hours drive home, which turned into over 14 hours because of traffic! We would have loved to stay at Kings Dominion for another day, to re-ride Intimidator 305 forever! Also to ride there other fantastic Coasters and Rides, including Volcano, the Blast Coaster, Flight of Fear, Anaconda, Dominator, Rebel Yell, Drop Tower, Windseeker, and more! It was a fantastic week at Kings Dominion, and we plan to visit it again soon!
3-day trip to Kings Dominion rating: 9/10
On August 30th, 2012, we went back to Kings Dominion for a second day in a row. We were at the park for most of the day, and it was fantastic. Kings Dominion was empty, and some of the best Coasters, including Volcano, Intimidator 305, Dominator, and Flight of Fear, had no wait times!
We arrived at the park right when it opened, at 10am. Again, the first thing we did was go straight to ride one of K.D.'s best Coasters, Intimidator 305. At that time, it had a walk on wait. It was very surprising to see a fantastic Giga Coaster with a walk on wait! We rode it once in the front row, and then decided to headed over to ride the epic ''Sci-Fi'' themed Flight of Fear. Then we headed to ride Volcano, the Blast Coaster. It also had no wait, so we rode the Coaster with the current tallest Inversion, at 150 feet, a few times. We then took a quick spin on the Avalanche, a bobsled Coaster next to Volcano. Avalanche was a great and unique bobsled Coaster. It is among one of the last Bobsled Coasters left, and it is one of our favorite.
It was already about 2 pm, and we ate at the Trails End Grill, which was in the Congo section of the park, near Volcano. It was your average Amusement Park food, a little over priced, and just okay. However, it was a nicely themed restaurant, and nice and cool in the A/C. Next time you visit Kings Dominion, I suggest eating at the Trails End Grill, because it has a good theme, inside with A/C, and near the best Coasters in the park.
After eating, we did not take any breaks from Coaster riding, and headed to ride the Backlot Stunt Coaster, a small launched Coaster. Then we headed to ride the old Arrow looping Coaster, Anaconda. After getting our heads banged around, our headache got worse after riding the TOGO stand-up Coaster, Shockwave. Two head banging Coasters back to back, plus intense heat gave us a big headache.
We were then in 'The Grove' section of the park, where we rode Rebel Yell, a fantastic Wooden Coaster. Then we headed to ride the insanely tall 305 foot Drop Tower, called Drop Tower, and another ride on Windseeker. They all had no wait times, and we did it a few times in a row.
By then it was about 4 pm, and we decided to head to our cars to take a quick break in the A/C. After that, we only had a few more hours left in the park, and we headed back to the Congo section of the park. There we went back to Intimidator 305, which it had no wait. We managed to ride the intense Giga Coaster over 5 times in a row before we were too grey-ed out to ride it anymore. We then rode Volcano and Flight of Fear a few more times also.
It was then almost time for us to leave the park. Before we left, we went to ride Dominator. There was no one in the station to ride the world's longest floorless coaster, so we rode it a few times. We then were extremely over-heated and exhausted, so we decided to leave the park and go to Go-Karts Plus. But, returned to Kings Dominion for a third day in a row, the following day!
On Saturday August 11th, 2012 we headed to Dorney Park. We only had two short hours at the park, but we managed to get a ride on each of the parks main Coasters.
We left out house early in the morning at about 7:00 am. It took over 3 hours to get to the park, and we arrived at the park at approximately 10:15 am, right after the park opened. First, I had to process me season pass, which took some time. We then headed to ride the new Coaster in the park, Stinger, which was formally Invertigo at California's Great America. Stinger is a Vekoma Inverted Boomerang Coaster, and it happened to be my 246th Coaster. The Coaster had no wait at the time, due to that the Coaster just opened, and it is located in the far back corner of the park. Overall, Stinger was a good addition to the park. It fits perfectly where it is, in the former location of the classic Coaster , Laser. The Coaster was intense, with great g forces, and it was very smooth.
After riding Stinger, we went to ride the Intamin Inverted Impulse Coaster, Possessed (Voodoo). That also had a very short wait, and as always, it was a great Coaster. We then headed over to ride the tallest Coaster in the park, Steel Force. It too had a very short wait time. However, The 15 year old Coaster is showing signs of aging, and it is getting a little rough. Still, it is a great Coaster.
It was then about noon, and we headed over to ride the unique steel B&M Florless Coaster, Hydra: The Revenge. However, the Coaster was then broken down at that time, so we went over to ride the B&M Inverted Coaster, Talon. It is still among the best Inverted Coaster, along with Great Bear, Silver Bullet, and Alpengiest. We quickly then headed back over to Hydra, and got a quick ride on it.
After that, it was almost 1 pm, and we stopped quickly at the Doney Park gift shop. We bought the Scorpion Inverted Roller Coaster model that has been sitting in the gift shop for many years. We payed a lot of money for the model, but it was well worth it.
Finally, we had to leave our exciting day at Dorney, and head home. I personally had work that day at 5 pm, so we had to get back home. It was a great few hours at Dorney Park, and we got to ride some fantastic Coasters, including my 246th Coaster, Stinger!
On Sunday July 22nd, we visited Six Flags New England. It was our third time we visited the park during 2012. The first time was in March during an ACE event, and the second time was in April. Overall, it was an okay day at the park. During the day there were some bad events, and some good events.
We arrived at the park at about 10:15 am, 15 minutes before the park opened. We waited with the big mass of crowds to enter the park. At 10:30 am, the park finally opened. Usually everyone (inculding myself) goes straight to be the first riders on Bizarro. However, the parks new Coaster, Goliath (formally Deja Vu at Six Flags Magic Mountain) was open. Most of the crowd rushed to ride Goliath. Luckily, we were one of the first in line. We would have been on the first train of the Coaster, but we decided to wait an extra train to wait for the front row. Then the riders for the first train of the day entered the seats of Goliath. After everyone got strapped in, the train dispatched, went back about 5 feet, and then stopped. Yes, the troubled Coaster did break down, before making a successful run with park guests on it. The riders waited in the station for about 30 minutes, while we waited in the station patiently to ride. Then finally about 11:15 and after doing a few test runs, the riders on the first train finally rode the Coaster. When they returned I was very excited to ride my 245th Coaster, Goliath at Six Flags New England.
We then entered the Coasters station. Before we sat down, I put my camera, phone, and sunglasses in the rides holding area (I did not want to loose them!) When I went to sit down, there were two girls sitting in our seats. I told them to get out of seats, but they didn't. I complained to the ride operators, and they kicked the girls out of our seats. I was upset at that, but the ride cheered me up!
Overall Goliath was a good Coaster! There are much better Coasters, but for a Vekoma Boomerang Coaster it was great! The ride had its old trains running, and surprisingly, it was smooth. The Coaster was insanely tall and crazy. The next time we visit Six Flags New England, I would love to ride it, but if time permits. If the line is 2 hours long, I would not wait. If the line is only 15 minuets, I will defiantly ride it! Visit Six Flags New England soon to ride Goliath (and Bizarro!)
After we rode Goliath, we headed to ride Bizarro. A few minuets later, I realized I forgot my new, expensive sunglasses at Goliath! I quickly ran back to Goliath to retrieve them. When I got back to Goliath, I went to go to get them, but I was not able to. The ride operators said they will go get them, but they didn't even bother looking for them. I was very mad at the Six Flags staff, and we went to Guest Relations to reported the complaint. I told a manager my story, and she said "I am very sorry, but there is nothing we can do." I understood the situation, but I was still mad at the Six Flags staff that the ride operators were mean, and did not care about my sunglasses.
After that, it was about noon, and we then headed to ride one of the best Coasters on the planet, Bizarro. The line was about 45 minuets long, but it felt like forever. We rode it in the back row, and it was running great that day. As usual, the airtime was fantastic, and is defiantly one of the best Coasters in the world.
After riding Bizarro, we headed to ride a small family Coaster in the park, Catwoman's Whip. We then also rode the new Wild Mouse Coaster in the park, the Gotham City Gauntlet Escape from Arkham Asylum. Then we went to take a ride on the small compact B&M Floorless Coaster, Batman - The Dark Knight. The wait was not that bad, and was only about a 15 minute wait. We were then very hungry, and we decided to eat at JB's Smokehouse, located next to Goliath. The new restaurant at Six Flags New England was pricey, but it was great BBQ food! Next time you visit Six Flags New England, stop by at JB's Smokehouse to get great park food!
We then headed over to ride the great Wooden Coaster, the Cyclone. However, when we arrived there, we realized the Coaster had some mechanical issues, and was temporarily down. Instead we rode the crazy flat ride next to the Cyclone, Catapult. After our ride was over, the Cyclone reopened. The Coaster had a short waiting period, so we rode the classic Coaster a few times.
(Read our post on the possible modification to Cyclone)
After riding Cyclone, we headed over to Lost and Found to see if any one returned my sunglasses. Sadly they were not there, and none had returned them. We then decided to leave the park. It was a good day at the park. We got to ride some great Coasters, but we were still upset that I forgot my sunglasses at Goliath.
However, our day of riding Coasters was not over, as on the way home we stopped at Quassy Amusement Park.
On Wednesday June 27th, 2012 we headed back to Hersheypark for a second. We arrived at the park again, about 9:15, before the park opened up. We waited to get in until approximately 9:50, until the gaits opened. When we entered the park, we headed straight to Skyrush again. We arrived at the Coaster at 10:00 am, and it already had a 45 minute wait. Of course, we waited online to ride the epic Intamin Mega Coaster.
After riding Skyrush it was about 10:45, and again we got a quick slushy and a pretzel. We then headed over to ride Storm Runner. It also had a long wait, as it was running on a one train operation. We waited about 45 minuets for the ride. After we rode the neighboring Coaster, 'Outback Steakhouse' Sidewinder. Sidewinder is a Vekoma Boomerang Coaster, and it received new trains for the 2011 season. The new trains made the rough Coaster an enjoyable re-rideable experience.
It was then about 1:00 pm, and we headed over to ride Lightning Racer. When we got there, it had no wait, and we were able to stay on the ride. We were able to stay on the Coaster for 2 hours straight, without getting off! Total, we got over 30 rides on the fantastic Wooden Coaster.
After our marathon on Lightning Racer, we were hungry for lunch. We decided to head over to the Hershey Lodge to check out the beautiful hotel. At the hotel, there is a fantastic restaurant called the Bears Den. It is a highly themed sports restaurant with dozens of televisions, themed to the Hershey Bears Hockey team. If you are ever in Hershey, stop by the Hershey Lodge quick to look around the beautiful hotel, and to eat at the Bears Den.
After eating, we arrived back at the park around 5:00 pm. We were very hot, and decided to rode the huge flume ride, Tidal Force. After riding it, we were all soaking wet. We then meet up quickly with our friends over at All-American Thrills, in front of Fahrenheit. After, we decided to ride Fahrenheit again. The wait was approximately an hour wait, but it was well worth the wait.
After riding Fahrenheit, it was about 7:00 pm, and we headed over to ride the Kissing Tower. After getting a great view of the park, we rode the Great Bear. It had about a 20 minute wait. Following, we rode the classic log flume, the Coal Cracker a few times. We were lucky as the great flume ride had hardly no wait time.
We then went to the Hollow section of the park. We rode the classic SooperDooperLooper a few times, and then we wanted to ride Skyrush at night. The wait time was about 45 minuets, and it was worth the wait.
The time was about 9:15, and we had less than an hour in the park. For our last ride at Hersheypark, we rode Storm Runner again. It had a 45 minute wait, and we got off the ride at 10:00 pm, when the park closed.
That day we experienced another great, fun day at Hersheypark. Hersheypark is truly one of the best amusement parks, and everyone should go to the park at least once. Hershey offers a magical expiernece for everyone. They offer world class Roller Coasters and even fun for the little ones. If you have never gone to Hersheypark, plan your trip today!
On Tuesday June 26th, 2012, the Coaster Of The Day crew headed to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. This was our first time to Hersheypark for 2012. It was an important day because it was the first time we rode their 12th Coaster, Skyrush.
Our day started at 9:00 am as we arrived at Hersheypark. The park did not open until 10 am, so we had to wait with the massive crowds to enter the park. When the park finally opened, it seemed almost everyone headed to Skyrush. At 10:05 when we arrived at Skyrush, it already had a 30 minute wait. The line moved very slow, due to a one train operation. At 10:30 we reached the point where you can decide to wait for front row, or wait for another row. Since it was the first time we were going to ride this Intamin Mega, we wanted to experience it in the front row. We ended up waiting an extra hour for the front row! After waiting almost 2 hours, we finally rode Skyrush! Overall it was an amazing ride, but there was some problems! (Be sure to Read our full Coaster Review of Skyrush!)
It was about noon, and the park was already crowded. We decided to grab a quick slushy drink, and head over to ride Trailblazer, the mine train Coaster. It was a nice family Coaster, but it was very short. We then headed over to another great Coaster at the park, Storm Runner. The wait time was about 45 minuets, and this Coaster also was on a one train operation. We decided to wait, because this is one crazy Coaster! After riding Storm Runner, we headed over to ride one of the parks 3 wooden Coasters, Wild Cat. Wild Cat was an okay ride, but it was rough. It was also the first Coaster manufactured by GCI (Great Coasters International). After getting our heads rattled around, we headed over to ride another Wooden Coaster at the park, Lightning Racer. Lightning Racer is another GCI Wooden Coaster, and compared to Wild Cat, Lightning Racer is a much better Coaster. We rode Lightning Racer a bunch of times and then headed over to ride Fahrenheit.
We noticed Fahrenheit had a long wait of over 2 hours, so we decided not to wait. Instead we decided to eat lunch at the Hersheypark Place. It is located right outside the parks main entrance, and is the parks only sit down restaurant. It was a good meal, and if your at the park and want a break in the A/C, we highly suggest visiting the Hersheypark Place. With a full stomach, we headed back over to Skyrush to ride it again. Surprisingly, Skyrush only had a 30 minute wait. We decided to wait line, and we rode the back row. After that, we rode the parks oldest operating Coaster, Comet. We then also rode SooperDooperLooper, with it's new trains. (SDL's new trains were fantastic!)
It was then about 5 pm, and we headed over to ride the parks B&M inserted Coaster, Great Bear, and it is one of the best Inverted Coasters. We then rode the Coal Cracker, the classic Log Flume, which is located next to the Great Bear. After that, we rode the parks classic observation tower, the Kissing Tower.
Finally it was 7 pm, and we decided to ride Fahrenheit. Then, it had an hour wait, and we decided to ride it. It was a great Coaster, and it was worth the wait. It was then about 8 pm, and we were very tired from our long day. We then had dinner, and went back to our hotel.
It was a fantastic day at Hersheypark, and we were very luck, as we were heading back to the park the next day!
On Sunday June 3rd, 2012 the Coaster Of The Day crew team went to Six Flags Great Adventure. It was a very special day, as it was one of our administrators birthday!
The park opened that day at 10:30. We arrived at the park at 9:30, hoping to be the first ones to ride El Toro for the day. Due to the massive crowds, Six Flags had sections of the park roped off, so that security guards could safely escort guests to their favorite rides. We waited there, behind the line until 10:30. There was a massive crowd there, but we made it first to El Toro. We were lucky to be on the first train of El Toro of the day! The El Toro station was empty, so we stayed there for about a hour, and kept re-riding the Wooden Coaster.
After, it was approximately noon, and we headed over to the first B&M (Bolliger& Mallibard) Floor-less Coaster, Bizarro. Bizarro had no line, so we rode it a few times before heading over to ride the Runaway Mine Train. After riding the classic family Coaster, we headed over to ride El Toro once again! The line was picking up, and then it had about a 20 minute wait. We rode it two more times, and then we headed over to ride Nitro. Nitro had a 30 minute wait, and we rode it in the back row. It was then about 2 pm, and the park started to get very crowded. We had a long car ride home, so we decided to leave the park.
The quick day at SFGA was great! We were the first ones on El Toro for the day, and ride it over 8 times (which is really hard to do on a regular day at the park, and not on an ACE event.) Also we were able to ride great B&M Coasters - Bizarro and Nitro! It was an excellent day at Six Flags Great Adventure!
On Saturday June 2nd, 2012 Coaster if the Day went to Six Flags Great Adventure for a few hours. Earlier in the day we attended Seaside Screams 6, and decided to visit SFGA for the evening.
We arrived at the park at approximately 6 pm. The first thing we did, was ride SFGAs new ride, SkyScreamer. The line was about 2 hours long, about average for a new ride. SkyScreamer was definitely an enjoyable experience, and it was a great feeling to be flying 242 feet above SFGA looking down at all our favorite Coasters. If you visit the park soon, be sure to ride SkyScreamer.
We only had one hour in the park left, before it closed. We then quickly rode the great B&M (Bolliger & Mallibard) Mega Coaster, Nitro, in the front row. After ridding Nitro, we wanted to ride one of the best wooden Coasters, El Toro, before the park closed. The time was 8:50 and we had a few minutes to run across the park to El Toro. We waited until 9:45 to get on, and rode the last train of the night.
Overall, it was a fun 3 hours at the park. We finally got to ride SkyScreamer, and we got to ride two of of some of the world's greatest Coasters, Nitro and El Toro.
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