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Flying Super Saturator
Website: Carowinds Homepage
Ride Type: Inverted Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.6250
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 18
Last Review: 2/9/2008 5:46:00 PM
In User Top 10: 7 times.
User Tracker Count: 46 times.

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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up shag9004 on 2/9/2008 5:46:00 PM
Date Ridden: May of 2007 Times Ridden: 1 (facing backwards) So far on this site, I have reviewed mainly coasters since they are my preference when it comes to theme park thrills. However, once in a while along comes either a flat ride (maxair/delirum or skyhaw, a totally immersive attraction (Tower of Terror or Indiana Jones and the Forbidden Eye), or a 3D sark ride extravaganza (Curse of Dark Castle/Spiderman) that offers a top of the line blast of a good time. Sometimes even a log flume (Rip-Saw Falls) can do the same thing. I prefer coasters, but i really enjoy these other attractions as well. Now where was I going.....oh yeah. The Super Saturator.... Is it a coaster or simply a "theme park experience". As a coaster, this ranks in the family coaster range of a 5 or 6 on par with Swamp Thing at Wilda Adventures/Cypress Gardens or Runaway Reptar at Carowinds itself. However, I am not going to crtique it as such. I am going to base my grade (a solid 8 ) on the entire attraction and the amount of fun one can have by particpating. First, you WILL get soaked. There is no question about that. Most riders take the easy way out and simply bomb the people in line since they are sitting targets. We were drenched well before getting on the ride itself. I am assuming that most people know each rider has a "water bomb" that can be used one time by pulling a lever. While you are riding, bystanders are manning water cannons and pushing buttons activating water explosions in order to further soak you. You have the option of attempting to hit these people instead of the innnocent and defenseless targets standing in line. While waiting in line, we noticed one girl (rather large in skin tight white leotards and a white top) firing a water cannon toward the end of the ride. She was abolutely soaking people and most all of the riders had already emptied their bombs by the time they reached her. She was a having a blast. It was at this point that me and my partner/girlfriend made a vow.....white leotard girl would pay and pay severely. We watched as other cars moved along the track. We watched as they released their bombs and decided on the precise point at which we were to send down the water laden "Fat Men" from our Enola Gay suspended coaster car. When the time came (we had decided upon the back seat so we could see her reaction) we dropped and released......and did we ever connect!! She never knew what hit her as she had no clue we were armed as we came by. The que line let out a huge cheer as we moved back toward the station house....alas we were pummeled by an 8 year old at the final point blank water cannon (he hit me directly in the eye) but it was still worth it. As we exited, the spandex lady had left probably due to the necessity of changing clothes into something less revealing. We on the other hand, found a spot in the sun and attempted to dry off since it was a semi-cool day. Our wait for the ride was only about 20 minutes but it still had terrible capacity as we were almost on the steps once we walked through the line. Its sad that this ride is no longer running since it was great fun for the entire family. I am going with the 8 due to the uniqueness and the overall fun factor. High thrills were not an expectation for the SSS, but loads of laughs were. And this little ride delivered.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/14/2007 11:15:00 AM
I had a really fun time on this unique coaster. Well the capcaity was horrible and I had quite a bit of a wait, but the ride was fun so I didnt mind. While the ride itself was really tame, I got drenched from waterfalls, geysers, and water cannons (which I had fun using after my ride).

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 8/1/2005 6:11:00 AM
The Flying Super Saturator is a sttel sit down roller coaster. (Suspended). It is a junior. It is built by Setpoint. It is 43' tall, 1,087' long.This was a really unique ride. You get wet from the riders dropping water on you while waiting in line and you also get wet while riding. Theres nothing much to it if they shut the water off so ride if its a hot day otherwise skip it. It is fast, fun, rerideable,, it has a large capacity, and a long duration.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 5/1/2005 1:13:00 PM
I enjoyed my ride on the Super Saturator a lot. However, a 7 may not be the best of ratings for such a fun little coaster. Well, I had a unique experience. First, I went on an off-peak day, so there was no line for me to wait in, which is good, but that also means you dont get wet in line. Also, the water-drop wasnt working for me, but there wasnt anyone to drench so it didnt realy matter. Now for the good: watching the ride can be as good as riding. The water canons were fun to blast people while riding, though some had poor range. Totruting other guests made the ride really fun, though you then become the guest in the chair and get wet yourself. The setting could have used help, other than a bunch of concrete, but its still ok I suppose. FSS could get somewhere up near an 8 or 9, but from my experience I have to give it a 7, until I get a fully-working ride.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RaptorFan on 3/21/2005 12:42:00 PM
This was a fun little coaster, even though the water was off except for a few of the cannons. My friend got nailed once and we both got a bit on a second time.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SLFAKE on 6/28/2004 11:13:00 AM
A fun little coaster, much better than its cousin (Roller Soaker at Hersheypark). The coaster in its own right offers a few thrills (though slight) and the water effects are fun (as opposed to gettign blasted by high pressure surges at Hershey)

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CeffectX on 1/27/2004 5:01:00 PM - User's Top Ride #17
This ride is what I would call the "Upper-Midcarder" of the Carowinds line-up. Statistically speaking, you get drenched/wet 75% of the time in line and only 50% on the ride. Heck, just walking in line and you are already soaked (assuming you walked through and didnt run, which im not encouraging running through a wet queue line, dont want to get sued here) Anyhew, back to my point, its still an awesome ride barring those little nitpicking factors of mine. Its just what Dr.Effect orders for a hot day.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up tahu3220 on 4/3/2003 3:45:00 PM
This is a mild ride. The ride itself is accually quite slow. The water and altitude of the ride makes it an enjoyable experience. Still it has long waiting lines.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up tacoking on 3/23/2003 3:32:00 PM
Quality. I enjoyed it very much. I went on a hot day, and i did this almost 20 times. I loved it. Theres all these special gadgets that get you wet every which way you turn. a must ride.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coastertal on 1/28/2003 1:15:00 AM
This is an interesting coaster with a unique design and quirky theme but it was fairly lack luster to me. Granted the water effects werent on when i rode, but even if they were I would have still thought it was lackluster. It has an overbearingly short layout, atrocious load time, and was actually to my surprise a little rough. A good family ride but thats about it as far as Im concerned.

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