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 Review of Desert Storm @ Castles N Coasters
0 Rating Posted by: shag9004 on 6/15/2008 1:24:00 PM
Date ridden: Summer of 2207. Times Ridden: 2 If you are a coaster enthusiast, this is the reason you visit Castle Park.Along with Patriot, these are 2 of only 3 or 4 Hopkins coasters located in the United States. And let me tell you something, despite the harsh climate it faces, this coaster is very fun. It is rare in todays lawyer infested theme parks that one gets the opportunity to go through inversions without OTSRs but here is a chance to do so. For that reason, there is no fear of head banging and the ride itself is smooth and comfortable.The inversions themeselves (simple loops) have enough strong Gs to really pin you in your seat. The ride, while not long, is still lengthy enough to provide a satisfying overall experience and well worth a grade of 7. I actually thought about an 8 but in this case I think I will round down since there are no really stand-out features worthy of a full point bump up. I would not make a special trip to Phoenix just for this park but if you are in the area stop in and visit. We were finishing a loop that had taken us out to Lagooon and Cliffs so this was on our way back to Vegas and became one of the most pleasant surprises of the trip. Desert Storm is more than simply a credit. It is a good coaster from a little known designer that succeeds despite its location and horrible weather conditions. I respect that.
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