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06/13/17 at 07:15am in Project 2017: WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth (Latest Edit: 06/13/17 at 05:10pm by Zachary.)
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Still waiting for our first rides, but it is a gorgeous attraction.


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06/13/17 at 08:47am in Project 2017: WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth (Latest Edit: 06/13/17 at 08:48am by Shane.)
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Crazy how quickly that was complete since we were there a little over a month about and all that was here was a concrete pad.

I realize it's a simple ride to assemble, but still.

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Meh, I'll ride it when I go back this fall.
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06/13/17 at 10:31am in Project 2017: WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth (Latest Edit: 06/13/17 at 10:31am by Zachary.)
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Ride cycle is longer than I would have anticipated. View is superb too.

If you haven't been on a Skyscreamer, but have ridden a Windseeker, they are similar, but I think the Skyscreamers are both more intense and far sketchier. I prefer Windseekers for sure.

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06/13/17 at 05:01pm in Project 2017: WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth (Latest Edit: 06/13/17 at 05:01pm by Shane.)
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Well after installing several Windseekers at their parks, CedarFair opted to switch to the SkyScreamer for ValleyFair's installation. I don't think SkyScreamers have been plagued with the issues that WindSeekers have had to deal with.

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I've done the SkyScreamer at New England and was actually scared. I skipped the SkyScreamer at Great Adventure because of my New England encounter but because this one is half as tall, I may give it a shot. How bad did this sway in the Sky? I recall almost turning my seat completely around in New England, hopefully this smaller version isn't capable of said experiences. Appreciate the update!

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06/14/17 at 08:09am in Project 2017: WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth (Latest Edit: 06/14/17 at 08:10am by Zachary.)
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Even with some notable winds, the seats stayed surprising steady on SFA's. It is also worth noting that SFA's does the "bounce"—that is, once reaching the top, it moves back down the tower to around the 3/4th mark and then back up again.

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I never noticed the bounce while riding yesterday but I did observe it moving up and down the tower.

I really enjoyed the ride and I think by far this is the best installation of a ride the park has done. They sank some money and put the controls in air conditioned booths (yes booths, one booth for the main ride control panel, the other for the estop), a nicely covered queue (though I think they should add some fans to the queue), they have laid the ground for some nice landscaping around the ride, nice brickwork around the ride platform and support walls, plus a pretty decent monument sign.

Ride wise... I don't consider it a thrill ride, perhaps a moderate family ride. If your scared of heights it's not for you. For those not afraid of heights, for me, it felt more like a gentle swing ride.

I would like to know at what point they have to close it because of high winds.
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