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Nick D
05-04-2001, 10:36 PM
I would like to hear your take on this ride.

Drew Thompson
05-05-2001, 05:25 PM
It's just a matter of time. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

mlewis
05-07-2001, 12:59 AM
i went to Six Flags Over Texas on Sunday,
<BR>May 6 on a company picnic ticket from a family member. The weather was bad overnight, so Sunday morning we actually decided to not go. Around 11am though I checked radar online and saw no storms coming, so we jumped in the car and went. My wife and I were going only to ride Titan and eat lunch if we had time.
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<BR>we arrived at the park gates at around 1pm. Good thing we didn't come in the morning cause Titan was not open yet. We proceeded to Titan entrance and a found a lengthy cue outside the Titan entrance, which is actually the old Texas Giant entrance (which evidently has been moved closer to the Texas Giant exit). We waited patiently in the proto-line
<BR>for thirty minutes. There were actually guards to prevent proto-line jumpers... pretty cool. Around 1:30 the line starts moving. We both sighed at the sign saying the wait was 1 1/2 hours, but because the line was not compressed, we actually boarded the Titan around 2PM.
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<BR>I'm a weany so I always ride a new coaster in the middle. Cars seemed to have similar
<BR>open feel to them as Millenium Force at
<BR>Cedar Point in Ohio, but with a weird lap bar. Nothing really to hold on to. Initial hill uses a chain, so you get a really loud classic coaster sound. First drop was steep, but seemed not as steep as MF and lasted about the same time despite being shorter. The first drop goes through a tunnel, which is in my mind superfulous. evidently the delay in opening the titan this day was to pump water out of the tunnel. duhhh..
<BR>Turn around was very smooth. But to me, the most interesting parts came next. There is
<BR>a helix that goes up , followed by a weird transition into another helix. I don't remember in which one, but I experienced tunnel vision in my right eye for the 1st time on a coaster. I also noticedd greater forces in my neck there i have ever felt. fyi i was sitting in the right seat. my wife subsequently confirmed that she too experience weird visual sensations that were not the usual tears of joy.
<BR>the ride ended with a pretty severe air brake stop. the picnic pavillions are right at
<BR>the exit of Titan, so we caught lunch at 2:15 and left after that. The Titan line at 2:50PM was officially 2 1/2 hours long. They need an hourly system like Millenium Force.
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<BR>When I got home, I checked the web and discovered that Goliath (similar to Titan) causes visual effects, so I guess this was by design. And that brings me to this message board where i'm writing this pseudo-review.
<BR>Titan was good, but perhaps a bit hyped.
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<BR>M A Lewis
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Ghostrider
05-08-2001, 11:44 AM
Just a thought: I don't really see Bob reviewing Titan, as he already reviewed Goliath at SFMM last year, and they are identical rides, if I'm not mistaken.
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<BR>I'm not saying he definately WON'T review Titan - that's obviously up to him - I just think his time would be better spent reviewing rides that are one-of-a-kind or prototypes.
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<BR>But hey - another review is another review! Who can complain about another review?
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coaster man098
05-08-2001, 01:08 PM
i agree, Bob wont' reveiw it after he reviewed the almost the same goliath. its like writing reveiws for SROS at SFDL and SFA

Nick D
05-08-2001, 09:50 PM
Yeah maybe but he did do reviews on both medusa and are basically alike. I know one has a sea-serpent but Titan has a extra helix.
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<BR>Hey by the way, are yall Bob? didn't think so