Generally start with a warm up coaster (using Liseberg as an example, like Lisebergbanan) then head to something good (like Helix/Valkyria). Hit up all the good creds/water/flat rides in a logical order geographically around the park then re-ride all the biggies.
Love hearing first time reactions to Liseberg. Gorgeous little park. I was there the weekend before (judging from your 'pay day' comment) and it was pretty rammed too. The Sunday was muuuuuuch more civilised.
Valkyria- really great coaster, views from the top of the lift hill are awesome but those god damn vest restraints... they don’t lock but you still lose any decent airtime.
Themeing is fab, great soundtrack and some nice subtly projection mapping in the station.
Was extra special at night as...
In my opinion, Shambhala is faaaar superior to Silver Star, SS is still fab and the section towards the end is wonderful. However, the airtime on Shammy is wonderful and the intensity just right to be able to whore.
Really enjoyed reading this report, but gutted to hear you didn't get the day you wanted at Liseberg... it's a magical place when everything is in working order.
I had the same opinion regarding the cost of beer, loved the beer garden though (overlooking a bunch of the rides- Loke/Balder/and...
Hmm... my husband is 6ft5 and hasn't mentioned the headrest issue on Stealth/Rita/Red Force before... maybe if you're that bit taller it's more comfortable as your head is way above the rest rather than the back of it hitting half way up the rest?