Glad you had fun. A few years ago, 4 or 5 maybe, hubby and I took off driving down to Six Flags Amusement Park for some fun. One time we did a whole day and paid dearly in pain. The next time a few months later, we lasted a couple of hours and decided we couldn't do this any more (we had paid extra for the express lane-no waiting, which was non-refundable). I had to drive home. I shudder to think of trying it now. But we have some good memories and still laugh ruefully at that last 'adventure'.
Yes, I think the coasters are more 'intense'. Old ones were probably feeling tame to the young set. Even with all the molded seats/restraints, those are some wild rides.
Hope you are feeling better for your 'wild times'. LOL. I'm insanely jealous about the baby tiger encounter and demand to see the cute pictures. How utterly cool.
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