• jovialethan123

    Theming Masterpiece Ejectors

    wow. ride in row 1 or 12 on the right side but dont skip out on the left either.

  • Keaton Knippel

    Too short

    the whole coaster smelled like stinky diaper.

  • Keaton Knippel

    Launch Intensity Too short

    This ride is intense and fun, but it is also very short. Before I knew it, it was over, but getting off of it, I remarked on how competent a ride it was.

  • Brian Sheldon

    Excellent "family" coaster. It is very forceful and an excellent ride even for seasoned coaster nuts. With the spinning action each ride it unique. I really enjoy it. My issue with it is they took out the auditorium with the pool to put this in. Now I would always trade any show for a decent coaster. However, the show used to occupy hundreds of people that lessened the lines everywhere else. That of course doesn't take away from the ride experience which is more than pretty solid. An excellent addition to the park.

  • Brian Sheldon

    When this was new it had OTSR's that sucked out loud. They switched to just lapbars forever ago and it has been great ever since. Then they turned it around several years ago and now run the trains backwards. The reverse launch is pretty awesome. It is intense and super unique being backwards. You go from dark to bright daylight and can't see anything until you are upside down in the tophat. It has been very reliable over the years. The two train operation keeps people moving thorugh the line pretty well. Overall a very exciting and excellent coaster.

  • Brian Sheldon

    Six Flags was super creative with this name, huh? Its a boomerang. What shall we call it? I know, "Boomerang." Brilliant. What can I say its one of many across the country. They do deliver a decent ride. I really love going backwards so that helps. This one isn't the smoothest, which is somewhat surprising as it is the "newest" one I know of--or more correctly the one reassembled the most recently. Again, it's a boomerang. If you have ridden one, you have ridden them all. Good, not terrible and not great.

  • Brian Sheldon

    It's a Batman, but not exactly. This one is a mirror image to all of the others. It goes to the right off of the lift hill instead of left like all of the rest. Interesting? Perhaps. Does it make it better than all of the others? Perhaps, perhaps not. It just simply makes it a bit unique. The ride delivers just like all of the others. That is a good thing. It is definitely better than one of them that I can think of for sure. These were put up all over the country for one good reason--they simply work. They move a ton of people through the line all day everyday. On top of that they deliver one heck of a good ride. If there were only one of these in existence it would get more love, but the fact that there are several kind of waters down its greatness--at least on discussion boards. In reality, these are really good rides. It took me a long time to appreciate this one. It is in my home park and I wasn't thrilled with it when I first rode it. I always appreciated it for what it is--super smooth, crazy fast paced, and intense throughout without a brake run to interrupt the fun. I just didn't get off of it thinking, "That was great!" I don't really know why. Over the years that opinion has changed completely. This still isn't my favorite invert--or even top three, but it is still one of the best rides our community has ever had.

  • Brian Sheldon

    THE coaster that got me into coasters. I grew up riding this repeatedly. It used to have the old buzz bar restraints which didn't do much of anything if you were under 150 lbs. I used to stand up on this when I was a kid. It was the best. It went through a rough stretch but they have gotten back on top of it kept up on the maintenance over the years and the last few times I have ridden it, it still delivered just like always. This coaster seems faster than it is. This used to be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster on the planet. The industry has come a long way, but this coaster still delivers a far batter ride than many, many much newer coasters. They have clipped it's wings a bit over the years as they took some height out of a couple of the bunny hops and they tapered off the up into the headchopper ending, but it is barely noticeable. Most people would never know. The most intriguing fact about this coaster is the largest drop is the last one. It was world class when it was built 45 years ago and it is still a great, great coaster.

  • Brian Sheldon

    I've seen some woodies in pretty bad shape over all the years of riding coaster, but nothing have ever been as bad as this. Going up the lift hill, I wasn't sure it wasn't going to collapse. Splintered and rotted wood everywhere. It was shocking how bad it was. I looked as if it hadn't had any maintenance at all over all the years it stood out in the weather. It was deplorable. Unfortunately, the condition of the ride was perfect indicator of the ride experience itself. It was awful. My favorite coaster type is a GCI twister. So this, in theory, showed promise. It absolutely did not deliver. It was one of the single worst rides I have ever been on. This did not age well at all as it was basically neglected and left to rot. I am not sorry at all to see that it is gone.

  • Brian Sheldon

    If you were to loop up 80's looper in the dictionary, this ride should come up. This was the quintessential and ultimately the culmination of this type of coaster. It has the most of everything. It was one if not the longest, tallest, fastest and most inversions of this type all in one ride. Most from this era were 1 or 2 trick acts, but not Vortex. It had many up its sleeve. This one seemed to age better than the vast majority as well. Even in its final years it very re-ridable. I wouldn't go quite as far as to say it was liquid smooth by today's standards, but you could somewhat comfortably ride this several times in a day without getting beat up too much. Again this was probably the best genre. Sorry to see it go.