How rough is Anaconda?Kings Dominion: I was wondering if anyone has ridden the Anaconda lately?
From Christy ShumanI was wondering if anyone has ridden the Anaconda lately? How rough is it this year? The first time I rode it back in 1997 it wasnt rough at all, but the last few years I rode it has been a real neck jerker, Just wondering if it had possibly smoothed up any.
Posted August 30, 2006 at 10:02 PM
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From ryan saunderstear it down CF
Posted August 31, 2006 at 3:34 AM
From Jacob PalmerI'll just say...it's been rougher...but, that's not saying much. It also has to do with how tall you are as to the level of roughness you're going to feel. But there are parts where it's quite rough...such as everything after the the first drop and the first 2 inversions...I guess the corkscrews aren't as bad, but they super smooth...but I doubt they will be the part that bothers you..basically, everything right after the trim brakes is designed to cause you pain and suffering. This being said, I still think the first drop is a lot of fun in the back.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 4:47 AM
From Scott SealI went last week and that thing, at least to me, was like an earthquake. It's SO SLOW, so you feel everything.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 5:31 AM
Literally, when we were going through the corkscrews, it really seemed like we might have been going 10 miles an hour.
From Christy ShumanI agree with you Scott, which makes me wonder why, it didnt used to be like that or at least I dont recall it being that slow the first time I rode back in 1997, but the only part of the ride I like now is the first drop and the 2 loops after that its neck jamming and very slow.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 8:57 AM
From vaughan crittendentear it down
Posted August 31, 2006 at 9:00 AM
if anybody wants to know why
its because when u want to ride it on a saturday
u can just go right on. to me its rougher than dracin fire.
From Martha MoyersYeah, it is a little rough but not as rough as The Hurler. We are talking headache and pain! I rode the Anaconda twice when I was there back in July and I just made a special effort to keep my head back and still so it didn't whack my ears. However, my daughter's boyfriend did lose his earring on the ride, it whacked his ear so hard that it broke and fell off. I was wearing small loop earrings and did not have any trouble.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 9:07 AM
From Christy ShumanI agree I think Anaconda has run its course it was cool to start with but its just hurts now, I think they should tear it down and put another launching coaster there.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 9:17 AM
From Jacob PalmerThe Hurler has been redone...It isn't any where near as rough as it was. I mean, it is, and always has been a pretty intense wooden rollercoaster, and I actually enjoy it now. I was at the park last week, too, and I didn't think Anaconda was an "earth quake", but that may just be because I have been on it when it was much rougher. Because it def. smacks you around a bit.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 9:26 AM
From Adrienne McDonaldI think anything with inversions other than loops & corkscrews will throw ppl around a bit. Look at Ninja SFOG. Ppl sometimes forget that direction change, if abrupt, will cause a person to throw around a bit due to not going in a straight line. I didn't see any problem w/it. Also, what seat were you sitting in? Seats can also affect a ride.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 9:50 AM
From Christy ShumanI normally always sit near the middle of the train, sometimes front but I never sit in the back.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 10:39 AM
From Scott SealDude, Hurler is the best ride in the park. I rode it 18 times in a row the other week. It rules.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 3:16 PM
From Christy ShumanI agree I have always loved Hurler, its a awesome woodie, I think the Grizzley is alot rougher than the Hurler.
Posted August 31, 2006 at 4:29 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldI'd hate to ride Grizzly then. Hurler was DEFINITLY rough to me. They just finished redoing Grizzly This past Spring so it shud be better, no?
Posted August 31, 2006 at 8:23 PM
From Jacob PalmerI could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they didn't redo Grizzly...I wish they had...but it's rough...although, at night, it is completely awesome. If you haven't done it at night...you haven't done it...I'm kidding, but it is awesome. And Hurler is a blast, I was being reserved earlier :)
Posted September 1, 2006 at 12:27 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldWell all I know is when we visited in March 2005 Grizzly had a sign up: "Grizzly is closed for refurbishing, will open late May 2005" so I'm sure they did SOMETHING to it, otherwise it wouldn't have that sign up.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 2:03 PM
From Chase HarrisonAnaconda and Hurler are fine. PERIOD! If ANY coaster needs to go its Shockwave. The only thing on a anacondom that bugged me was when i came out of the tunnel water shot into my eye.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 3:04 PM
From Christy ShumanAnaconda is great until after the brakes, from then on out its slow and rough!
Posted September 1, 2006 at 4:03 PM
From Jacob PalmerI think they added more bracing, but mostly, I think just re-did the queue. And Shockwave needs to go BIG TIME.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 9:18 PM
From Russell MeyerThe first half of Anaconda's pretty smooth, espcially considering the age of the ride. However, after the MCBR, the coaster get pretty rought through the spagetti bowl before the corkscrews. It's still a pretty good coaster, especially for an older Arrow.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 9:37 PM
From Christy ShumanWhy does everyone hate Shockwave so bad?
Posted September 2, 2006 at 7:10 AM
From Scott SealBecause it's short, it hurts, it's kind of ugly to be honest, and the novelty of standing up on a roller-coaster is no longer novel. I do't know if it needs to go, unless you're going to replace it, but it's definatley not one of the greatest rides.
Posted September 2, 2006 at 7:38 AM
From vaughan crittendenand if ur a guy never ride on a coaster like shockwave that has bicycle seats( hurts like hell)
Posted September 2, 2006 at 9:14 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldIt's a TOGO, 'nuf said lol (although I personally luv Ultra Twister it don't count as a TOGO in my book, it's too smooth, lol). Maybe if we band together to protest against Shockwave, maybe they'll replace it. I've already complained numerous times on behalf of myself & others. I don't think one person can do much good though.
Posted September 4, 2006 at 3:27 PM
From Dustin KernOkay, here's a break down of roughness.
Posted September 5, 2006 at 3:24 PM
1 - Unbearably Rough
Vocano: The Blast Coaster
Rebel Yell Backwards (depends on the weather)
Rebel Yell Forwards (depends on the weather)
Hurler (depends on the weather)
Grizzly (depends on the weather)
Flight of Fear
That's just my personal opinion on what the average person would think of the rides. Not trying to say that they are exactly like that. Also, you'd have a better chance at finding me riding the Rebel Yell, Grizzly, or Hurler than you would on Hypersonic or Vocano.
Also, the reason for saying that it depends on the weather for the ratings for the woodies. Reason being, just from personal experience, they seem to rough faster and rougher after a good rain. They also feel rougher when it is extremely hot out, but that just could be because I'm usually tired then.
From Adrienne McDonaldGood one Dustin. Looks like fair assumptions to me! I agree w/your opinions, the 2 I didn't ride, Richochet & Hypersonic from what I can tell it's accurate. :) Good job!
Posted September 10, 2006 at 9:18 PM
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