Published: July 2, 2014 at 11:58 AMSo on that Arthur ride, the ride vehicles go right over people's heads? Are German lawyers like American ones, or do they not feel the need to safety-proof everything?
Published: July 2, 2014 at 12:21 PMI second the nomination of John Lasseter as President of the US... but if that gig falls through, I'll settle for President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company....
I rode the Cyclone at SFNE a couple years ago and a combination of retracking and over-ambitious braking made it bearable. However, that same retracking and over-braking absolutely kills the ride after a fun first drop. In all fairness, Cyclone is indeed a fine candidate for the Iron Horse treatment as its layout would provide some excellent thrills if the coaster was allowed to fly around at full speed.
Published: July 2, 2014 at 4:31 PMThe Europa Park attraction sure is neato. It's better than 90% of the dark rides I've ever been on.
Published: July 3, 2014 at 4:52 PMSFNE still has the Thunderbolt, I think. That's about as old-timey and rickety as a wooden coaster can get (peeling paint, random rusty bolts scattered on the ground beneath it). And really, no modern day amusement park needs more than one, right? The only people who appreciate it are the old fogies like me (I'm only 47 LOL). I won't miss the Cyclone but I probably won't be riding its replacement either.