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 Review of Great American Scream Machine @ Six Flags Great Adventure
0 Rating Posted by: shag9004 on 9/11/2008 9:10:00 PM
Date Ridden: Summer of 2008. Times Ridden: 1 in the front of the train. My home park of Six Flags Over Georgia contains a wooden coaster by the same name as this ride, so far that reason alone, we decided to make sure we got in at least one lap on this sit-down looper with 7 inversions during out latest trips to New Jersey. While not disappointed (I did not have the highest of expectations), I was not blown away either. Six Flags Great Adventure boasts some of the top coasters in the world. They have the world&#39.s tallest and fastest coaster in Kingda Ka, the # 4 ranked wooden coaster in the world in El Toro, the # 3 ranked steel coaster Nitro, and the GASM which is tied with numerous other coaster for the most inversions this side of Atlantic Ocean. Make no mistake about it, this is not a comfortable ride. There are some serous forces generated throughout the 7 inversions and the restraints give you a good half dozen bashes to the side of the head. A headache is a distinct possibility so make sure you load up on Advil before riding. Still, there are some positives. Despite being located in one of the busiest parks in North America, the line here is normally very short. If you time it right, you can take your headache medicine, get in line, ride, then by the time the pain begins your medicine is kicking in. That is always an advantage. On a serious note, it is always fun to ride one of these older coasters that survived the great Inversion War of the late 80&#39.s and early 90&#39.s as parks battled one another to field the coaster with the most inversions. The GASM has survived and is worth a spin when you visit.
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