SIX FLAGS DISCOVERY KINGDOM | Trip Report 06.20.10
This wooden coaster was a lot of fun. It starts off with a meandering
trek from the station to the lift. Coming off the lift, it gets down
to business fairly quickly with a diving right curve.
At the very end of the ride you get a nice little "magic carpet" ending.
The layout is sort of a "triple figure-8". The really neat hidden
"quasi-tunnel" section was unexpected and added some cool visuals.
It rates right up there with some of the best coasters GCI has built.
After riding ROAR, I met up Kroger (from G.A.P.) and we walked over
to the other "open" coaster in the area -- Tony Hawk's Big Spin.
The coaster WAS a lot of fun, but...
The line for this coaster proved to be quite slow moving... to quote
Kroger, it was the "BEST DAY EVER!" (said dripping with sarcasm)
with regards to Six Flags ride ops being efficient with their loading.
I do believe this is only Big Spin in the chain with this layout.
Personally, I think I preferred it to the "Odd Coaster/Spinning Dragons"
version that has been cloned so much here lately.
This particular version has a longer hairpin turn section.