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#1 RC98

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:48 PM

This week I'm in Wildwood for vacation so this trip report will be ongoing in a way since I should be doing the SLC pier and the Great White on Wednesday night so the second part will be posted then if this report gets interest. Also since I was with my family I did all the smaller flats in addition to the thrill rides.

I got there at about 7 pm for my first time being there at night since it was the first time my little sister was old enough to do it. I had wanted to do one of the pier's 2 coasters first but what do my mom and sister choose first? The ship monorail that runs around the water park lol. Next was the small Pinfari coaster (name?). The drops actually were quite fun but those restraints are terrible. My sister rode it but she seems to prefer flat rides.

Next we did the Riptide pirate ship. It was actually really good, I got decent air in the second to last row from the end, I wonder what it would be like at the end rows. Next was the shell tilt a whirl they have. Probably the worst tilt-a-whirl I've ever ridden, the cars barely spun at all- even my little sister said so.

Next was the Maelstrom (obviously I did that one on my own). It was one of the most insane things I've ever ridden, in a good way. It gave seemingly ejector air when it would spin sideways with the seats facing up and down and then when it hangs upside down for a few seconds it feels like a gravitron ride suspended upside down, certainly a unique feeling to say the least. This also ended up being the only ride I got to go on a second time.

Next was the Moby ---- (based on the whale I promise! :) ). I love the combination of air and laterals this ride has, this one ran pretty fast too. Then was the iconic Ferris wheel, the view was great and the cycle we got was decent too since it did a few complete revolutions in addition to stopping at the top. Their new wave swinger was next, followed by the Sea Serpent in the front row. There were a couple of head banging spots but overall it wasn't as bad as people say IMO. Then was the Music Express, it ran fast in both directions, but I admit I'm a bit spoiled with these rides since a few years ago I had a near 10 minute cycle on Morey's music express, with about 5 minutes going full speed forwards alone. Since then none of these rides have stacked up!

Next was the Pirates of Wildwood ride (where a girl may or may not have tried to flirt with me?), followed by the tea cups, in which my sister got the treat of being spun into a centrifuge! The cups spun better than I remembered. A large Polish water ice (I love that stuff) later and I finished my visit with rides with my sister on the kite flyer and the lighthouse ride (the rope pull thing) and I rode the Maelstrom a second time by myself. I was quite proud of my sister since she did almost all the rides and enjoyed them :)

If there's enough interest the second part with the other piers will be later in the week.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

I'm going this weekend! I want a 10 minute Music Express ride! :( Where was that?


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:40 PM

^ It was actually at Morey's in 2010. It was during the day when it was still empty before people started coming for the night. Although I don't remember for sure they probably just ran it until someone got in line. Every time I've been since I hope to get the long ride again and it never happens. All their ride cycles seem pretty short now...
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Nice report, I agree about Sea Serpent not being as bad as the reputation it has for being rough. It's one of the smoother boomerangs I have ridden.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

Nice TR! I haven't been to Wildwood in a few years during the summer, I really should get back down there.

 

Sea Serpent is smoother than Batman I think. It used to be horrible with the old trains but the newer (like, 2001 newer) Vekoma trains made a world of difference.

 

I've also had a few long rides on their Musik Express. If you want a really good ride, I have to say that Casino Pier in Seaside is the best at running a Musik Express. They have some dude who has worked on the ride forever and is one of those old school Himalaya mic men.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:44 PM

Hah, your 10 minute Musik Express ride reminds me of the time I gave my friend a 5 minute Scrambler ride. He wasn't too happy with that one once he got off, lol.

 

Moreys is awesome. Expensive as hell but still great. Their slc and boomerang are among the smoothest and most enjoyable out there but I haven't ridden Great White in years because of how rough it was.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

^ Hey! I'd take a 5 minute scrambler ride any day! :)

You should give the Great White another chance. For whatever reason it was perfectly smooth when I rode it at night in the front row last night, and I also remember it being smooth a couple of years ago when I rode it too.

Second part of the report will be up in the next few days when I have time.
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

Ok here's the second part

On Wednesday night I went to Surfside and Adventure piers. At about 5:30 pm I got there and rode "it" first since "it" had no line. IMO this is the best run flat they have, "it" started out by swinging really high while rotating slowly, then "it" had a short part where "it" didn't swing as high but spun fast, and then "it" combined both and swung high while spinning faster. "it" also had one of the best lighting packages I've seen, and the lapbar only restraints are awesome. Since "it" still had no line after I rode I went right back on the next cycle.

Next I rode the Doo Wopper wild mouse. The cars seemed really small on it but other than that the ride was fine but not as good as TDK at our park. Then I went to the Great Nor'easter but it was down, I waited about 10 minutes before leaving when they said it would be a while before it would open. Instead I rode the Zoom Phloom, which may be the best log flume I've ever ridden, with its long ride time, 2 big drops, and the "under the boardwalk" part. One thing I found funny is when my boat was on the final small lift up to the station the prerecorded safety spiel said "this is a continuously moving ride" and then right after it said that the lift stopped for a moment :P

The last ride before dinner was the kangaroo bouncy ride with my sister, she liked that ride a lot and I still find the bigger bounces fun for a small ride. Dinner was my first Sam's pizza which was quite good, I liked the flavor it had. I had wanted to do the Flitzer coaster first after returning to the pier but just like on Monday I got overruled- this time with the balloon ride lol. Next was the Rocking Tug, also with my sister. For some reason I find these to be pretty fun even though they look like a kids ride. Then was the tilt a whirl which for some reason my car wouldn't spin until halfway through the ride, I guess I was too balanced in the middle.

Next was the Flitzer which had the longest wait of the night at almost 20 minutes. The ride definitely felt faster than the one in Point Pleasant I rode earlier this summer for some reason. Then was the Rock and Roll ride (the music express with swinging cars). Lots of cool lights on it. Then I rode the gravitron, AtmosFear, and the Great Nor'easter back to back solo. The gravitron was cool since it was pitch black and had a strobe light inside. AtmosFear was awesome as always, but for some reason the SLC was really rough in the front row, even with the new restraints. There was no headbanging but it just threw my whole body around a lot instead. Even a couple of years ago I remember it being smoother, maybe I just rode it on a bad night?

Lastly (after some Curley's Fries) was Adventure Pier. The only things I did there were the Great White in the front row at night and the Tornado ride. The Great White was actually really good, it was smoother than I expected and I felt a few pops of air, plus it was all dark over the beach. The Tornado I rode because I like making a centrifuge out of those rides. It also was my sister's favorite ride so we rode it again.

My last rides of the trip came this afternoon when my family just went to Adventure Pier for the Tornado and the Great White (again in the front row).
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