Traveling at the Speed of Fright
Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
72Trip End Aug 12, 2008
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Using that incentive, we headed to Alpengeist, however, we "accidentally" found ourselves in front of the Griffon
Next was the Alpengeist who boasts the largest inverted roller coast in the country. We weren't sure what that exactly meant, but we soon found out. Yes, you spend the majority of your time inverted while descending into corkscrew turns and twists at the speed of 68 mph and pulling 3.7 G's. As dizzy as we all were after that ride we were ready for the next and we had all 4 become junkies.
Next stop, the Big Bad Wolf. As we watched the little bit of it come into the terminal we had thoughts of "This must be the kiddie ride." As we loaded into the cars there was a voice that asks if you are ready to travel at the speed of fright?" We rolled our eyes. We raced through a village where the cars become free flowing and swung towards the walls nearly missing buildings, poles and trees. It wasn't the speed that was the thrill, but the quick turns and near misses
More, more we wanted more so we raced off to the Apollo's Chariot. We had seen this one from the parking lot and was the initial cause of Audrey's melt down. As we stood in line (the only one we had to stand in so far) we pondered the height of the monstrosity we had seen as it towers for a 210' drop at the speed of 78 mph pulling 4.1 G's. This one was more of a traditional coaster as it didn't have any loops, but you don't spend much time in your actual seat!
Yes we did defy the five and were ready to do it again! We took a small break to do the 3 water rides, the Haunted Mansion and Corkscrew Mountain, but found our way back to the coasters again and again. Ten hours later we had ridden all 5 coasters at least three times each and weren't ready to give it up. Ellen had gotten so comfortable, when we looked at the pictures she looked like it was just another day in the park, all the while Clark was still screaming his head off.