Website: Seabreeze Amusement Park Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.5000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 11
Last Review: 12/18/2010 10:24:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 12/18/2010 10:24:00 PM
With the Rocky Mountain Coasters Company transforming Six Flags Over Texas’s Texas Giant from a wooden coaster to a steel coaster for 2011, several parks are interested in how this refurbishment goes since they may consider treating some of their rougher wooden roller coasters to the same treatment. However, if this movement does occur, the Rocky Mountain Company and Texas Giant should not receive acclaim for introducing this concept, as Seabreeze did it almost 50 years ago. And the end result was this coaster here- the Bobsleds.

Transformed from a small, junior wooden coaster (creatively called the Junior Coaster I might add) into a steel hyrbid coaster, the Bobsleds fit in perfectly with Seabreeze. With a large tree tucked incorporated into the ride’s figure-8 layout, the Bobsleds is just such a picturesque ride to look at. Additionally, the ride’s station is a true treat- a curved station. This is something that is typically only found on some old, classic wooden coasters, so it is a real treat to see. Then there are the “bobsleds” or cars themselves. Each representing a different country, the bobsleds each have a different paint scheme and look great.

Now the ride’s capacity definitely is very low, as a maximum of 4 people can fit into each bobsled. However, usually only 2 people (one in the front and one in the back) would be in a bobsled. When I visited this past summer on a Saturday, every ride in the park absolutely churned through people except for one- the Bobsleds. Is it the park’s fault? No. Rather it is the ride itself. Due to the ride’s conversion, the ride is only able to safely run one car on the layout at once due to the absence of block brakes. That being said, my maximum wait was only 15 minutes, which was well worth it for such a unique attraction. Plus, the park itself actually acknowledges this problem and apologizes for the slow wait. That is something that a larger park would definitely not do, so I definitely applaud the park for warning prospective riders.

Once restrained by the lap bar in the comfortable bobsled, the ride begins by rolling out of the station and then traverses a series of very small hills that are literally less than 5 feet in height. While the hills obviously do not provide airtime, they definitely provide a cool sensation that is comparable to traveling over a small hill in a car a bit too quickly. Following that, comes the ride’s slow, 30ft tall lift hill that has a charming clickity-clack to it.

After navigating a slow 180 turn comes the ride’s biggest plunge. While definitely not very tall, the drop is very zippy and provides a quick thrill. Following that is another 180 turn and yet another fast, steep, little drop that again gives a quick thrill. Then, the bobsleds travel around yet another 180 turn and travel down a smaller, less steep hill, but following that is the ride’s finale- a downward helix. While the first half of the helix is very slow by the bottom the bobsleds are traveling at a decent clip. Additionally, due to the lack of banking there actually are some laterals present; however, they are not at all intense due to the ride’s nature. Ultimately, this helix really caught me by surprise as I was expecting it to be rather slow and forceless due to how small the ride is. Finally, the ride charges into the station, ending the ride.

A classic at Seabreeze, the Bobsleds ultimately is a ride that I think perfectly captures the family-friendly, small-park atmosphere of the park. While the ride certainly lacks height and thrills, it makes up for it with charm, uniqueness, and zip. I highly recommend this coaster for everyone, as it is unique enough for roller coaster enthusiasts to enjoy and tame enough for families to ride together. In fact, I would say that this would probably be a perfect first coaster for a kid. A visit to Seabreeze simply is not complete without this classic coaster.

Times Ridden: 2
Favorite Seat: Front Row (1:1)
Best Part: Big Drop

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 7/31/2007 4:48:00 PM
My personal favorite ride at Seabreeze, though the spinning mouse is much better. A great ride with a unique story of how the owner was inspired by a trip to Disneyland and came back to his park to create a copy of the experience. APPEARANCE-8 It is just so weird looking I have to overlook the need of paint. Lots of trees add to the experience. CAPACITY-4 I hate to do it to a ride I like, but it takes a long time to move this ride. Small cars with low capacity along with a weird setup requires very few people per hour. RIDE QUALITY-7 Runs pretty smooth, but a little slow. FUN-10 It was just so unique that my wife and I just had an awesome time. With no lines I would have rode a bunch. RERIDE-9 I will definately do it again on my next visit, but the capacity makes it hard to do more than once. OVERALL-38 AVG 7.6 I will go with the 8 since I had such agreat time. However I can also see people not liking it as well, though the 3 is reaaly harsh.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sowinski on 7/2/2006 2:37:00 AM
This would be an okay family ride, but it is a little tame for my liking. There was nothing particularly unique or interesting about the ride which is very short. It seemed to me like you just get on the ride and it is time to get off. The bobsled inspired trains are well done, though.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 4/28/2006 5:04:00 AM
This roller coaster is a steel junior coaster. It was built in 1968. Its 32 feet tall, has a 16 foot drop,its about 1250 feet long. This coaster was originally a junior wood coaster. Then in 1968 the track was replaced to steel. This coaster is reminiscent of a wild mouse. It has quick drops and sharp turns. Its alot of fun and a good ride for the kids/adults. It is fast, fun, rerideable, it has a large capacity, and a long duration.

2 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Seabreezem on 3/2/2005 6:36:00 PM
I did not like this ride there was about 15 people in line and i was in line for about 40 minutes and the ride was slow and boaring

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 8/25/2004 3:08:00 PM
I love the history behind this coaster. It started out as a junior woodie. The owner of SeaBreeze had a third level added and changed it to a tubular track after riding the Matterhorn at Disneyland. Its a true one of a kind coaster. The park apologetically has a sign posted warning about the slow loading/low capacity because of the uniqueness. However, even with the uniqueness I did not have much fun on this ride. Even the little humps throughout the ride did not generate any sensation.

4 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SLFAKE on 8/25/2003 10:34:00 AM
A fun little unique ride.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up minderaser on 6/25/2003 3:21:00 PM
This ride is small but it packs a punch! As my first coaster experience this was very scary, as the lateral Gs on the turns and tight fast drops were quite a thrill. The great part about this ride is the fact that if you lift your hands up... they will be chopped off! This coaster was made by a family in the area and they didnt quite have it up to certain standards. So be fore warned about raising your hands up on this thrilling classic. It also has a giant tree in the center of the ride which adds to the excitment as you go zooming under its branches. My personal favorite at Seabreeze.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Danny on 5/23/2003 2:31:00 PM
The Bobsleds is a unique mad mouse styled coaster with wooden supports. Although its very small, it delivers a nice thrill and some real sharp turns and sudden drops. A Seabreeze classic!

4 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up staiebomb on 5/10/2003 3:41:00 PM
Very unique in house wild mouse creation. Great cars and fun layout..bad capacity though.

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