I used to ride Flying Unicorn with my family all the time. It was a fun kiddie coaster that even the wimps in my family could enjoy. I had the chance to ride the rethemed version (Hippogriff) and I swear it is faster than it used to be. I don't see how that's possible because it is the same track and everything, but everyone in the train I was on said the same thing - it seemed to have been sped up somehow. I don't know if it made a difference that the whole train was full of adults instead of the children usually on it or what.
Has anyone else experienced this, or does anyone know how this would even be possible?
I don't know the specific of what might have changed on Unicorn/Hippogriff, but there are plenty of factors you change on a coaster during its rehab/rebuild that would affect its speed.
When was the wedding, and more importantly, why wasn't I invited?
Many coaster fans have rated the Phoenix as one of their favorite woodies and I agree. Fast, you bet, especially when it's raining a little and the brakes are wet and barely slow you up.
Since I never rode it in Texas, I can't say if it's faster now, but I would say yes.
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