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 Review of Shivering Timbers @ Michigans Adventure
2 Rating Posted by: snowbunny on 7/28/2008 1:26:00 AM
I have been riding this roller coaster for basically as long as I can remember. The thing I love about it is its simplicity that still surprises you. It&#39.s always the ride you just keep coming back to over and over again. The several years in the past I have gone the ride operators have been young lively people that make their riders laugh before they send them off screaming. This year they weren&#39.t as pumped for the pre-show (or post-puke show because they were a whole punch of girls) but they of course did the &quot.Welcome back riders, how was the ride?&quot., where its always fun to give a rowdy response. The ride up the first long hill seems to take forever and while most of the time its spent chatting up your neighbor it builds a lot of suspense because all I can think is &quot.damn, this is a really big hill&quot.. The first hill is amazing. I love the front seat because that split second where you slow down at the top and then rush to the bottom is amazing to see. I recommend riding in the back because you feel a lot more of the thrill as well as being up in the air for longer amounts of time. After riding up front where its smooth the back is slightly rougher, but manageable. There are two trains a blue and green. One is noticeably older and from riding it so many times the older (I believe green) is much more rough and frightening. The second and third hill are just about the same and fun without the suspense. The second half coming back around is slightly rough going underneath the beams. It has an added jolt in the track that sends you right into the person beside you. Even though I know I&#39.m not tall enough to hit the beams it is still slightly frightening to me when underneath them. The bunny hills at the end are mostly to take up time on the way back but its fun and playful the way it jumps around. Right before the helix they take your picture, so make sure to make it a good one. My friends and I usually purposely make the most ridiculous faces we can think of. Last summer we were yelled at when the boys got a little dirty (lifting up their shirts, being ridiculous boys, ect.) but this year when we returned there were younger people working at the booth that found it hilarious and told us that it would be impressive if we could time a puke RIGHT as the camera went off... and then proceeded to show us an example picture of someone who did just that. The younger kids working there really liven up the place. Overall its a good, fun roller coaster. Not epic, and not too scary - just real good fun =] I give it a 9... not only because its fun but because its my favorite local ride.

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snowbunny on 7/28/2008 1:28:55 AM said:
Also the helix leaves you a little winded after because it comes to a sudden abrupt stop right after. Also, its difficult not to crush your neighbor... and I also agree that the coaster have a lot of different touches that mix things up (helix, trick-track, after the hills, wide corner).
khmaverick on 5/9/2009 4:10:09 PM said:
I pose for the camera too!
and crushing your fellow rider makes the ride even more fun
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