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This month, graduates received their Doctor of Medicine degrees and master’s in biomedical sciences degrees at California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). The 2023 Commencement ceremonies symbolized the culmination of their educational journey, characterized by a remarkable 100 percent residency match at some of the top programs in the country. Furthermore, over 33 percent of the class will continue their residencies in the Inland Empire.submitted by healthrelatedtopics to u/healthrelatedtopics [link] [comments]
The MD Class of 2023 assembled at the historic Fox Theater in Riverside on May 20 to commemorate their four-year journey and entrance into a career committed to service. The event was attended by proud family members, friends, CUSM faculty, and the Board of Trustees.
Prem Reddy, MD, Founding Chair of the Board of Trustees, delivered an inspiring address reminding the graduates that medicine is not just a science but also an art. "As you embark on your journey in medicine, one of the most honorable professions, always remember the humanity at the core of medicine," Dr. Reddy emphasized.
CUSM was founded in 2015 by Dr. Reddy, one of the nation's most visionary healthcare leaders and founder of Prime Healthcare, a health system with 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states. Dr. Reddy founded CUSM through a substantial contribution from the Prime Healthcare Foundation and through a unique public-private partnership with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and the County of San Bernardino. In 2018, CUSM admitted its first medical class and now has four medical doctor program classes enrolled with 422 students, with 91 percent of students coming from California. In addition, 36 percent of students are from low socio-economic status, and students are highly qualified, having scored in the top 10 – 25 percent on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The graduating class of 2023 was selected among more than 6,000 applicants.
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2023.05.31 13:03 JediRenee Michael in japan, pics of my time in Japan
Japan loves Michael so much xxsubmitted by JediRenee to MichaelJackson [link] [comments]
I heard his music lots! At Tokyo tower I saw a awesome picture of him (silver background)
I went to music store called disc union in Shinjuku that was amazing! Lots of mj there.
At a Brooklyn themed cafe I found a beautiful mj photograph book. I also spotted him and Liz Taylor in another photography book
I found the moonwalker game! Was very expensive and was cartridge only no case etc But still very cool 😎
I got a little ape friend from Tokyo zoo, I called it bubbles, very life like. I felt like Michael holding it at the zoo haha Not a chimp but I seen pics and footage of Michael with orangutans. They are so sweet, I love there ginger colors 😍 they live where bubbles lives now in the great ape sanctuary in Florida x It was funny I found the orangutan plushy toys as they had no luve orangutan tokyo zoo 😅🤣
Pics of Michael at Joypolis, see my previous post about this. His signature is beautiful 😍
My Michael shirt I wore at Joypolis I found it in Harajuku in a secondhandstore. I almost missed it I saw it when I was at the cash register buying a jacket, it was hanging up from the ceiling high, was fate xx
I saw a pic of young Michael in another vintage store in Harajuku
I went to tokyo Disney which I know Michael visited, its very nice, I thought of him lots there.
I will do a separate post with my stuff I brought. Omg so much amazing stuff xx
See my previous post too about Michael Shibuya Tower Records :)
2023.05.31 13:02 FelicitySmoak_ On This Day In Michael Jackson HIStory - May 31st
1968 - The Jackson 5 perform a week long gig at the Capitol Theater (closed- 1985) in Chicago, Illinoissubmitted by FelicitySmoak_ to MichaelJackson [link] [comments]
1977 - Michael visits Studio 54, where he parties with Steve Rubell, Steven Tyler & Cherrie Currie among others, after opening day of Beatlemania, a Broadway musical revue focused on the music of the Beatles as it related to the events of the 1960s, in New York City
1993 - The World Music Awards, which was filmed on May 12th, airs with Michael winning 3 awards
1997 - Michael Jackson begins the second leg of HIStory World Tour, with a show at Waserstadion in Bremen, Germany, to an audience of 85,000
2005 - Trial Day 63
Jurors in the Michael Jackson trial had the day off as lawyers wrangled over the instructions they were to be given for their deliberations.
Judge Melville announced that closing arguments would begin Thursday morning (in 2 days), while jurors would receive the instructions the afternoon before.
Jackson was not present in court as lawyers hammered out the jurors written instructions. Spokesperson Raymone Bain said he "is going through a lot of emotions right now -- relief that it's over, but very nervous. Because, of course you know, a very major decision is going to be made within the next several days."
In a move expected to favor prosecutors, Judge Melville said he would reduce the alcohol charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. The change in the charge came at the request of prosecutors and was met with objections from the singers defense.
Prosecutors allege that Jackson supplied alcohol to his accuser and younger brother. Legal experts say the misdemeanor charge will be easier to prove, but would carry a lesser sentence, most likely a fine or a short term in county jail. The felony charge alone would have carried a 2- 4 year sentence in state prison.
The Judge will also instruct the jury not to take the Living with Michael Jackson documentary for the truth of what is said except for certain identified passages.
"The rest is considered hearsay and you can only consider that it aired and its impact if any on Mr. Jackson," said Judge Melville. He did not specify which passages were being referred to.
Lawyers also argued about how jurors should determine the credibility of witnesses and how they should consider the past allegations against Jackson.
The Judge said jurors would be told to consider the alleged past acts only if they "tend to show [Jacksons] intent" with regard to the current charges against him.
The approved jury instructions read: "Evidence has been introduced for the purpose of showing the defendant committed crimes other than those for which he is on trial," the approved instructions read. "This evidence, if believed, may be considered by you only for the limited purpose of deciding if it tends to show a characteristic plan or scheme to commit acts."
Judge Melville will tell jurors that they are entitled to ignore the testimony of witnesses who lied purposefully, but said they were not required to do so if they felt the witnesses were truthful in other regards.
Today's arguments from lawyers went on for hours, prompting defense attorney Robert Sanger to say: "Your honor, if we had televised today's proceedings we could have deterred an entire generation of kids from going to law school."
Later, during a discussion of an instruction to jurors not to bring cell phones into deliberations, Sanger quipped, "That replaced the old one that had to do with bringing Ouija boards in."
The absence of both Mesereau and prosecutor Ron Zonen has led to speculation that the two attorneys are working on their closing arguments for Thursday.
2006 - Michael Jackson makes a surprise appearance on the popular SMAPXSMAP variety show in Japan. He shocks everyone in the studio as they cannot believe it is really him
2013 - Jackson v AEG Trial Day 21
Court is a half day today between the hours of 9 AM - 1 PM.
Katherine and Rebbie Jackson are at court.
Putnam asked Gongaware if he had any understanding as to why Michael was taking painkillers. "Before the 3rd leg of the Dangerous tour started, he had scalp surgery, hit nerve or something it was very painful; was treated for that .When he did the Pepsi commercial, his hair was burn at the top," Gongaware explained, saying they did surgery so hair would look natural. "I didn't know it was an addiction"Gongaware said & that he learned MJ had drug problems after Mexico City.
Gongaware did a Rod Stewart tour in North America after Dangerous tour. He next worked with Michael in the HIStory tour in 1996/97
Gongaware said he did not have a general concern with Michael having a drug addiction. After shows ended in Hawaii, Michael had lost $27 million, was in debt $11 million to lighting and sound, Gongaware testified. He switched managers to fix things in the second half of the tour, Gongaware explained. Gongaware said he had to cut lots of expenses. They wanted to give Michael the same show, but he said there was so much excess to be trimmed. Second half of the tour, Gongaware was the tour executive and he worked directly for Michael. It netted $14 million, $11 million paid vendors. We got the tour to break even, Gongaware testified, saying he worked closely with Jackson on the second half of the tour
Putnam: "Was there an ongoing concern Mr. Jackson was having problems with painkillers during the HIStory tour?"Gongaware said he didn't see anything that would suggest Michael was addicted to painkillers. He testified that Michael didn't have a doctor traveling with him on the second half of the tour and there was no tour doctor with the tour.
Putnam: "How was Michael on the HIStory tour?"Gongaware said MJ only missed one show on HIStory tour when Princess Diana died. "He went to bed, knew about the accident.". Michael was told Diana was going to be okay and next morning he learned she died, Gongaware described. "That affected him greatly." Gongaware said he missed shows in Dangerous tour but not in HIStory tour. Putnam asked if there were signs MJ was using painkillers during HIStory tour. "No indication at all. I didn't think he was," Gongaware said. He said he would certainly notice if there was any problem during that tour.
Gongaware said HIStory tour was pretty smooth. It ended in 1997. Right after, Gongaware said Michael called him and asked him to work for him. "He liked my work, he liked what I did," Gongaware said, adding that Michael wanted him to be his business manager. Gongaware said he didn't accept the offer and decided to go out on his own to promote concerts. He was tempted, Gongaware said, but he had lined up what he wanted to do. He worked with Yani next.
AEG defense attorney Marvin Putnam then asked Gongaware to describe the founding of his company, and its purchase by AEG. Gongaware had co-founded a new version of a company called Concerts West. Gongaware and his partner, John Meglen, created Concerts West in the late 90s. Concerts West started out with concerts of Andrea Bocceli, Mariah Carrey, Eagles and Millennium at Staples Center. AEG acquired the assets of Concerts West around 2000, Gongaware said, and Concerts West became AEG Live. Randy Phillips is AEG's CEO.Gongaware said he made a deal that requires him to work only half time starting this year
Putnam then asked Gongaware about plaintiff's contention that AEG was desperate for This Is It because it wanted to pass rival Live Nation. "It's so much bigger", AEG Live exec Paul Gongaware said of Live Nation. "It is so much more complicated"; He said that Live Nation has to find artists to fill the many venues it owns, and that AEG Live doesn't have that issue. Gongaware said AEG Live is the second largest concert promoter company. Live Nation is the first. "Our philosophy is different," Gongaware said, adding they choose what they want to do, whereas Live Nation has to meet their quota.
Putnam: "Would you like to be number 1?"Next time Gongaware worked with Michael was on the This Is It tour. Peter Lopez, Michael's attorney, called Gongaware's partner in 2007, asked to meet. From 1997 to 2009, MJ did not do any touring, only a couple of shows. Gongaware said he went to Vegas to meet with Michael in 2007. The meeting was to discuss how AEG did tours, didn't talk about him touring. They met again in 2008, also in Vegas. "Paul Gongaware! I knew that if you came, things were going to be ok," Michael said about him. Gongaware said Jackson remembered him and told him regarding the HIStory tour, "Whenever I saw you, I knew things were going to be OK"
Putnam asked about Gongaware's use of the term 'Mikey' to describe Jackson. Gongaware said he used it with Jackson. He described Jackson as getting in playful moods, and that's when he would call him Mikey; Said he wasn't mocking him. "Mikey was not meant as an insult", Gongaware said.
Putnam: "Did he seem thin in 07?"Gongaware said Michael was alert, engaged, interested in what was going on in the meeting in 2007. He wanted to do a King Tut mini-movie. The next meeting with Michael was in NY. Gongaware didn't remember what they discussed. Sometime in 08, they began discussion of Michael going back on tour. Dr. Tohme, Michael's manager, approached AEG. Randy Phillips was primarily the one involved in the discussions with Dr. Tohme and Peter Lopez regarding the comeback tour. The meeting in 2008 began with discussion of a possible MJ exhibit at the Hilton in Las Vegas.
Colony Capital is an investment company that bought the note of Neverland, Gongaware said. By 'note' he meant the 'mortgage'. "They (Colony) were trying to figure out what to do with Neverland"
Gongaware talked about being at Michael's house at Carolwood when the singer signed the contract with AEG for the This Is It tour. "Michael read everything in the contract", Gongaware said. He remembered Michael being engaged, alert and paying attention. "He was good.I felt great about it," Gongaware said. "It was a Michael Jackson tour, it was a great thing." Gongaware said he watched Michael pretty carefully in the meetings, he knew Michael had went to rehab, but he didn't see any signs of drug problems.
Gongaware said he was aware of the physical exam done on Jackson after the signing for the tour.Email on 2/11/09 from Bob Taylor to Gongaware:
Thanks Paul. I now have the medical and blood reports. Looks good. I now need more info of what is available. This will help with the presentation to the insurers. I would like to offer insurers a medical update say every 21 days.Response from Gongaware:
I'm not ready to put anything in writing.Gongaware said it was because he didn't have the answers. Gongaware said he did not have concerns with Michael abusing prescription drugs. "It just confirmed what I believed, that he was fine. He wasn't doing any drugs," Gongaware said about the results of Michael's physical exam. A February 2009 email between him and the insurance broker showed that insurers wanted med checkups on Jackson every 21 days. The broker also wanted details on the concert set, dates, and other details that Gongaware said weren't decided on yet. "The back to back shows WILL be a problem", the broker wrote Gongaware. Suggested adding them in after Jackson started performing shows.
AEG produced/promoted the This Is It I tour. "We needed to front all the money," Gongaware said. "He didn't have the money, so he needed us to do it." Tohme, Michael's manager, told AEG about needing the money. Gongaware said Tohme emphasized several times that Michael needed to make money. Gongaware said Michael and Ortega figured out the creative elements they wanted and Gongaware had to figure out how to make them happen. Gongaware said the initial phase of rehearsal was done at Center Staging in Burbank, but venue didn't have room for production elements. They moved rehearsals to The Forum, which didn't have a high ceiling to hang the lights. Then they moved to Staples Center.
After the morning break, Gongaware said Michael chose This Is It as the name because it was going to be his last. Gongaware:
"You never know what kind of business a tour will do. We had no idea the demand, we wanted to make sure it was successful. Initially, they had 31 shows scheduled"Gongaware said Prince had done 21 shows at the O2 arena, and Michael wanted to do 10 more. "You didn't know what the ticket sales would be," Gongaware said. So they announced only 10 shows to test the waters. "Demand was there obviously in the presale," Gongaware said. He talked to Tohme, asked for more than 50 shows. Tohme said Michael would do 50.
On March 5, 2009, Michael held a press conference in front of O2 arena and announced the comeback tour. Gongaware was present. Michael was not on time, late by a couple of hours. Gongaware said it didn't surprise him since Michael didn't like to do those things (press conferences) "His schedules don't always run like clockwork", said Gongaware, who was a little annoyed by it but not surprised. "Michael came up to me, gave me a big hug, whispered in my ear 'make sure the Teleprompter has big words, I don't have my glasses'" Gongaware said.
Putnam: "Did he seem inebriated?"Gongaware thought the press conference was great. "The reaction of the press was really good, I think people liked he was returning." Gongaware said they asked people to register on a website and only people registered could get into the presale to purchase tickets. He said that based on the response, they knew the tour was going to be a major success
"He was good," the AEG executive testified. "I think he was excited"
One day after that, Gongaware said Michael called him to discuss the tour. He said Michael chose Kenny Ortega to direct the show. "Michael liked special effects", Gongaware said. He put together a presentation for Michael with the latest effects and made him promise he would show up. Demonstration was on 3/16/09 at Sony Studios. It had 3D on LED that was never done before, pyro and new type of flame. Putnam showed a clip of the This Is It documentary where there are the pyro effects that were going to be used. "He loved it," Gongaware said, adding Michael didn't seem to be bothered with pyro usage. Gongaware said there was a pretty cool water fountain effect shown and not used. "It was messy," he described. "He was really engaged, as he saw all the effects he got really excited." Gongaware said he had no concern that Michael had drug problems, didn't seem slow or lethargic in March of 2009. A meeting was scheduled for March 17, 09. Gongaware emailed Michael's assistant that only Michael and Kenny Ortega should be in that meeting. "They were the creative forces and needed to find the show's path before including everyone else", Gongaware explained
Regarding Kenny Ortega watching out for Michael's health, Gongaware said no one at AEG asked him to do that. Gongaware thought Ortega watched out because they were friends and worked together.
Gongaware will join The Rolling Stones tour this weekend, but will return on Monday to resume testifying
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2023.05.31 12:53 RaccHudson [Wildcat's Revenge] Element-by-Element Review
I hope that you will come to beautiful central Pennsylvania, and ride the Panther's Retribution at Hershey's Park. Here is what you can anticipate to experience:submitted by RaccHudson to rollercoasters [link] [comments]
I'm just going to give it time to grow on me. I don't like it. The station is ugly and the coolest looking parts of the ride itself, most notably the mix of original and new wood supporting the underflip, are only visible from outside the park. Kinda bunk.
The park interaction aspect is improved slightly with the zero-g rolls replacing the helix but original Wildcat suffered from being a parking lot coaster with basically none of the park interactions that make The Hollow so amazing, and it's really hard to blame RMC for not magically fixing that. I'm an optimist so either I'll think it's less ugly later or they'll make it less ugly later.
The first half and at least a part of the lone switchback area, which sees you snaking back and forth about 8-10 times, is shaded by some but not quite enough trees. Much of the original Wildcat queue is reused, so it should feel familiar to most returning guests. Easily the standout 'feature' of the queue is the vantage point it provides you of the ride. Nearly all quality footage you'll see of this ride will be shot from somewhere inside this queue, and the flyby as the train rockets through the second wave turn and double down is almost as incredible as the head of steam the train carry into the brake run overhead. For a person you likes to gawk at the ride while waiting through the line, it's hard to get much better- but then again, Twisted Timbers does have you snaking through its infield and under elements, so that's hard to compete against.
On that note, Twisted Timbers is the only other RMC I have to compare this against. For a review from a more seasoned RMC rider I suggest you watch The Coaster Spot's first reaction who ranked it #2 behind Steel Vengeance and apparently ahead of Iron Gwaz.
The double-sided lockers are right before the stairs leading up to the station platform, and they're pretty big for free lockers tbh. Your whole group could potentially share one. Fast Lane does seem to go right up to the lockers so, be mad or excited about that depending upon your discretionary spending capabilities.
This is where the train lives. No- I'm sorry. This is where the train works, it lives in the barn. The station looks like a Pizza Hut, which may or may not have been intentional, and may or may not be part of the theme. Pizza Hut could be who Wildcat is Vengeancing. We don't even know the lore. The ride is very new and nobody has put in the work. I don't know. The interior is pretty dull, but can I tell you how? No, I don't remember any single detail about the interior of the station whatsoever. My best guess why is that it was super dull.
Kitty got things started off with a bang. It would be easy to overstate this moment by saying it gives three pops of rapid-fire airtime. Trust me: that sounds cooler than it feels. But it does make for a solid stinger to get your blood pumping, if somehow it weren't already. From moment one, even as its just trying to get you to the lift hill about fifteen yard away, this ride wants you to know that it means business.
Anybody who appreciated the original view from Wildcat's lifthill will be glad to know that nothing about this lift hill compromises that. The lift was not near as obnoxious loud as I remember Twisted Timbers being, and consistently started at half-speed during three-train operations before transitioning to full speed- though sometimes not until at least halfway up. As a little bit of coaster trivia, this part of the ride provides the potential energy necessary to complete the ride course. Correct me if I'm wrong.
If you were terrified of being let down by this coaster, I think first drop would have you realizing your deepest fears. While it is a very solid first drop, it is going to be impossible for it not to be compared to one of the best first drops in the country on Skyrush. And that's not where it ends. If I'm not mistaken, which I swear to God has never happened before, Wildcat's first drop is the fourth tallest in the park- and probably the fourth best too. I did get to experience this drop in the next-to-last row, and I want to be clear: it slaps. But this is one case where I feel it's going to be difficult for anybody not to be underwhelmed by it either because they've done RMCs with better drops, or they've already done one or two rides in this park that were better. But if you're able to numb yourself to any bias, you'll love the ejector for what it is.
Here is where we introduce the best things this ride has going for it, and the biggest issues for my review: sense of speed and disorientation. I don't think "force numb" is a common concept with enthusiasts, but I would describe it as a diminished sense of proprioception induced by disorientation or sense of speed. I think this is one major reason why some rides get better or worse with re-rides as you overcome that force numbness and can appreciate, or dislike, more of the ride.
And with the coaster hitting its max speed before immediately launching into its upward counter-clockwise spin, I can't say I felt the same lateral whip that everybody else did- but I'm certain that's not because it was there, it's because Wildcat's Revenge already had me neck-deep in what I feel at the two star forces of this ride.
The drop out of the underflip is a moment I was hopeful for some unexpected airtime, but I didn't feel any, but with the ride immediately diving back down to just above ground level there's still plenty to enjoy.
Camelback Airtime Hill
Undoubtedly the strongest moment of airtime on the ride, in the back row the airtime seemed to start about halfway over the hill but then kept me out out of my seat for what felt like ages. Although the negative Gs were incredible, my favorite detail of this element is not dissimilar from what also makes one of the better airtime moment on Skyrush: a high-speed headchopper. Despite how much it feels like copied homework, the sight of being hurled face first into the black steel of the upcoming stall gave me the first real spine-tingling holy fuck moment of the ride, the structure coming into view and narrowly buzzing by.
First Wave Turn
Spoiler alert, but at the end of this review I'm going to say that what makes this ride so amazing is the near lack of filler moments that feel more like transitions between elements than elements of themselves. The cute little outer bank leading into this wave turn is one of the few things that make me have to use that word 'near.' Maybe on later rides, with the ride running faster or myself just less force numb, something about it will reveal itself. But despite sitting on the left side to get the more aggressive end of this element, it felt like little more that a little bump in the road. But you'll feel more force and get more airtime driving 10 miles over the speed limit on 522 through Belleville.
But the wave turn itself, my first proper wave turn, was a revelation. Visually, these wave turn elements had never looked very substantial- and just seemed like a really inefficient way to get some negative Gs. But the pacing of the lateral whip, into positives, and into airtime before reversing the pattern out of it adds a wildly fun variety to the sensations.
It would not be fair to call this a 'low-point,' but front to back this was the closest this ride ever felt to relenting in its pace by even the slightest bit- but I want you to understand. That does not mean this part feels slow. That means the rest of it feels very, very fast.
Speaking of fast, this is one element I was initially skeptical of, but I blame Steel Curtain. After Steel Curtain's 'stall' felt like little more than a zero-g roll that changed its mind halfway, I was worried that this still might just happen too fast to have any real sense of hangtime. However, it is a little bit visually misleading, as the exit of the stall is higher than the entrance, so after you bottom out from the first wave turn you immediately begin that half-spin and continue rising as you hang.
It is not at all what I would describe hangtime feeling like on something like Copperhead Strike or Shellraiser- it feels more as if you were on an inverted floater airtime hill. In the back row, the feeling of the ride gaining speed even while still inverted was wild. That transitioned into the beginning of what was, for at least my one (1) official ride, my favorite sequence of elements on the ride-
The Second Wave Turn
Entering the tight right-hand turn into the second wave turn I found myself folded left-forward, to about 10:00 on a clock face. Turning you over onto your side, the second wave turn then delivers what I believed was, if not the strongest, the sharpest moment of airtime on the ride, before folding me once more in the same direction. Off-ride in the queue, it is an amazing sight to watch this element. Everybody has seen coaster structure bend and sway- this wave turn breaths. The sheer force of the trains entering into the turn push it outward, and when they blaze through the bump itself the structure is yanked inward against itself in a wave before exiting into another right hand turn bending the structure backwards again.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I don't think I could craft the imagery that would satisfy to describe this force to you that you wouldn't better understand by watching a video, or going and seeing for yourself this great beast of a structure inhaling you like a mayfly on millennium force and spitting you out into the double-down.
The Double Down
But I said my favorite sequence of elements- that was just the first half. The encore comes in the double down, which gives you an abrupt pop of airtime before rudely interjecting it with a punch of laterals that continue even as you're being lifted back out of your seat for a second, more substantial pop of airtime. Imagine like you got about 25% through an airtime hill before Wildcat grabs your hand to yank you in the direction you were supposed to be going.
When I was a kid, Wildcat was my #1 rollercoaster, and it was for a very simple reason: It felt like it could fly off the tracks at any time. Not any other roller coaster I had ridden in my young life, including the newly-built Great Bear, had anything close to that sensation. This sequence between the second wave turn and into the first zero-g roll is the closest this ride gets to recreating that sensation- between the rapid-fire transition of forces and the manic and impulsive behavior of the double down this ride feels like it wants to escape. Skyrush feels like it wants to punt you- Wildcat's Revenge feels like it wants to bolt off from the track entirely and sprint back into the mountains it came from, and it doesn't care if you're strapped to its back, you're coming along for the ride.
First Zero-G Roll
This bowl section serves as the climax of the ride much the same as it did for the original Wildcat, and Wildcat takes its revenge with a full head of steam. It hardly feels like it slows down as it whips you up and over itself, feeling as if it wants to leap over the wall entirely and make its dash for freedom, before pulling into the tight lefthand turn and the only other element of the ride that comes close to feeling like filler, and overbank turn that sits square between Zero G rolls one and two.
Second Zero-G Roll
I felt this one was even faster than the first, and twisting through the structure as you do, one of the few things to genuinely catch me by surprise happened: the exit of the second roll drops out from underneath you into a curved double down, eerily reminiscent (to me, at least) of the infamous kink in the helix Wildcat 96 traversed after its station fly-by.
Run Into Brakes
Although the roll-bookended helix serves as the climax of the ride, Wildcat doesn't let its denouement fall flat. As you're turning sharply to the right the track lifts up and straightens out for one more ejector airtime moment, and an appropriately strong one at that. I love when rides end with one last smack of airtime, just to show you they've still got it, and while the profiling is completely different it reminds me in a lot of ways of Copperhead Strike's final airtime moment in how it will have the ability to take you by surprise with one of the strongest, if least sustained, moments of airtime.
But that pales in comparison to the brake run. First of all, brake runs are elements. Do or don't @ me it won't change reality. Some rides have better brake runs than others. The best brake run? Well of the ones I've been on, Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America. And while I don't think Wildcat's Revenge manages to quite surpass it (both have a final pop of airtime leading into it, but Rossy has an airtime hill while Wildcat just has the pop up into the brakes) it is definitely up there with the best. The fold you feel on the engagement of the brakes is every bit as immediate and strong as on Rossy. The best thing about this ride is its unrelenting sense of speed, and the way you hit the brakes does not belie that. And despite hitting the brakes with about as much sense of speed as anything I've ridden outside of I305, the actual engagement of the brakes is extremely smooth. Unfortunately, it sounds nothing like a seal.
What you're not going to quite get from my going through each element and saying how great they all are is, unfortunately, the only thing that really matters about this ride: How it just doesn't stop. Wildcat's Revenge has, in my opinion an elite sense of speed and doesn't relent through its entire course. Not far behind the sense of speed however is the sense of disorientation provided by not only the four inversions, but also the twister nature of the layout that rarely sees you traveling in a straight line and rightside-up.
So in my mind, this coaster is elite even before you start a conversation about airtime, positives, laterals- which it has in absolute spades, too. No attraction is universally appealing, but I think a lot of people, and a lot of roller coaster enthusiasts especially, are going to come off this ride extremely pleased and while I don't think we're gonna start seeing the phrase "Wildcat-killer" out there Hersheypark certainly has a winner on its hands
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