Pulled its weight this year, has about another five years worth of parts, and it is actually smooth compared to other rides in the park. Anaconda definitely is next, although it's unknown when the axe will fall...
It depends on how you position the seat. I ride it smooth until the last turn into the bunny hops into the brakes. Then you MUST hold your head back as hard as you can. Other than that I still enjoy this ride. But yes B.Mac is correct this ride 1. has TONS of parts 2. Easy Maintenance 3. Doesn't break down much 4. Still brings a crowd. This ride imo should not leave until it 1. starts running out of parts or 2. crowds die down.
Hard to believe this ride will turn 27 this year....That's older than most of the people that ride it nowadays. Still a great ride. But yes I agree, if you're short & don't want your head banging between the restraints, HOLD YOUR HEAD BACK!!
Source: Been riding this ride since 1986. I was barely tall enough to ride it at first & learned the hard way.
Does anyone know where the old stand-up coaster train that is sitting out back behind Flight of Fear came from? Is it from Kings Island? If they are using that one for parts I would think they would keep it better protected from the elements.
I've only ridden it once and my gosh I won't ever ride it again. 1: The seats literally lean forward because of how old and crappy they are. 2: Way to shaky 3: Standing up, it doesn't make a difference to me except that I come off the ride hurting and aching.