Beserker is one of the last two Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurves in the Western Hemisphere (the other is at Kennywood), and while the latter pays homage to its German Funfair heritage, Great America’s aesthetic is that of the great 1970s regional park boom. Both are priceless and I love them. For me, appreciating Railblazer is easy, but loving it is hard. The payoff is great, but price is steep and the window for dissatisfaction is wide. It’s basically the roller coaster equivalent of an avocado. Meanwhile, Demon is basically perfect. It wasn’t running great for us last year, but this year it’s just a little dream machine. If Railblazer is Avocado, Demon is a Kinder Egg. Like, how long was Firefall even here? I saw it, like, ONE time. For all I know, it could have been here for one week in 2014 and then bailed.Hiya, Pat.I hear Rougarou is trash. I guess we got lucky with Patriot. I got lucky with Sean <3(lmao I’m sorry. I won’t do that again)Fun Fact: Every lift hill at Great America faces northwest except for Woodstock Express (northeast) and Psycho Mouse (south).We rode the Sky Ride a lot on this visit. Both Great America and Attractiepark Slagharen feature 3+ Schwarzkopf flat rides (and used to each feature a Schwarzkopf looping coaster).CGA happens to have TWO wooden coasters that are arguably the best coasters built by their respective companies (note: Grizzly was technically the only coaster built by “Kings Island Construction”, but still).*sigh*There is so much potential here.Maybe T-Rex coasters will be more comfortable. After spending almost all day closed, Flight Deck finally decided to show up for work.Flight Deck is still one of the best inverts in the country. It has the fewest total inversions of any B&M Invert, but I honestly consider that more of a strength, if anything. My Top 2 inverts (Black Mamba, Nemesis) also feature a relatively low inversion count, with only 4 apiece. Amazing that all of this scenery is still here. Dispatches are terrible and the seatbelts have NO BUSINESS being so short, but a superb ride nonetheless. Railblazer goodies!You’re right, Great America. I totally had “THE BEST DAY!”That’s a wrap!
Coming soon! A Railblazer Media Day Report and a detailed review of the ride (by someone who actually likes it). <3