I dont know if I was truly "feeling" this coaster. There isn much to really complain about, but it wasnt tons of fun either. I do have a regret, and that is that I rode it around 6PM and not at night, where my father (and even my grandmother) say it takes on a completely different persona. The park did run it well, and hasnt let it go to waste. This coaster was my dads first "big" coaster, discounting the kiddie woodie at Idlewild. Well, this was still a fun coaster to stop by and visit. Even though I sat in the back seat, with those cool, non-restricting seatbelts and no seat dividers/lapbar/etc., the coaster seemed to give me "almost air". As in, I almost got air but it didnt quite go all the way. That was a bit disappointing, especially in the back seat. The drops, though not stunning in height, were still good, and I think I liked the second one the best. My only Vettel (and most likely my only one for a while), it was still great after all of these years, and pretty smooth. The turnaround was nice, and the ride just has that classic charm that cannot be touched. With the chipped paint and the hidden layout, it is certainly a classic worthy of a $5 ride and a stop when passing through, and the town is still probably a nice vacation resort area. The trains are pretty cool too, as I mentioned, they have seat belts that, even when as tight as can go, dont hinder your movement much. They are also very comfy and the front of each car resembles todays Millennium Flyers, so it was cool to see where that came from. Overall, the ride isnt great, but the charm and historical value (such as the trains, the ACE Classic Status, being my Dads first, the skunk tunnel) all add up to a pretty good 8.
Oh yea, that progress board was sweet too