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  2. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    https://youtu.be/NGz8wk4EgMM ..... this is the extent of your entertainment
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  4. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Only in a perfect world haha sigh
  5. The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^^^Agreed. Just speculation. That was back in the OG KI days. I wish I'd been born about twenty years earlier to have seen that. And maybe catch a Racer ride with Don and a Beast ride with Carl. Sigh.
  6. The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^^ That is a good question. I don't think CF wants that to happen nor do I think that it would ever happen. I think we would of seen them do that in the past if they would.
  7. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I realize that The Beast is a one of a kind coaster made in house. However, I can't help but wonder what kind of coaster (Giga or otherwise) current park engineers/maintenance staff would come up with given their experience in running and repairing our favorite rides. If the sky was the limit, what would they do? Hmmm...
  8. What would you like changed to KI in the next five years?

    This just hit me, I would really like to see the park have least 3 coasters over 200ft in the distant future- Diamondback, a giga, and hopefully a dive machine. With Cedar Point currently having 6 coasters over 200ft, I think the chain will be more comfortable allowing higher coasters at their other parks, especially with competition with other parks from different chains.
  9. The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^^ I am not denying they may have some issues. A boy can wish! They have made my top 3 favorite coasters. I know its unlikely that CF uses them again but I am a holdout lol I just want everyone to know its just me and my love of some of their coasters. I feel like I am just being beating for liking them! Sigh oh well. Back to topic anyone?
  10. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    yay for the new seats! I have heard that clamshells may or not be the same color. I would imagine they would but who knows what goes on there!
  11. The Giga Speculation Thread

    @Maverick44 I've ridden my fair share of intamins too and everyone likes what they like. However its hardly realistic that we'll see any major new Intamin installs within Cedar Fair unless its an impulse coaster or a used ride. Intamin has dropped the ball when it comes to reliably: Maverick and I305 had to be redesigned to make safety improvements, Shoot the Rapids could have killed its passengers, TTD and Xcelerator's cables snapped causing injuries, Superman: Ride of Steel failed to detect an unsecure restraint leading to the rider being ejected from the ride. The company even states that accidents are inevitable which, in my opinion, is a sorry excuse for their reliability and doesn't really accept accountability. Its a known fact that the newer Intamin rides aren't the safest so why want something that could cause potential harm to guests? Companies like B&M, Mack, RMC, GCI, etc make rides that are a lot more safe and reliable than anything Intamin has made
  12. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Hmm I knew it! they won't be black!
  13. The Giga Speculation Thread

    So tell me how many broken down corvettes you see on the side of the road compared to a minivan. Don't hate just because my opinion is Intamin. No need to keep going back and forth. You like B&M. whoopdeedo! I don't. Now that we are done with that. Other then who builds the ride. What style or a lay out would everyone like to see?
  14. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    It would be cool it they were painted to match the train colors- red, brown, and green
  15. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I wonder if the whole seat is being replaced or just the back piece. I hope the clamshells are replaced as well.
  16. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    This came from snap chat today
  17. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I had been in contract with the park since this picture made social media. Earlier today, I heard from Chad Showalter who confirmed that these are in fact new seats for Diamndback. Keep an eye on KI social media for pictures in the coming weeks!
  18. Lion Country Safari Mauling: An Untold Story

    As far as McCann's past incidents, with the exception of the clawing, no reports were written and they were only brought up in the statements from the fellow rangers.
  19. The Giga Speculation Thread

    The longest the line ever got on opening weekend was 4 hrs at one point because Banshee went down for a bit. On average is was around 3 hrs for the majority of the day.
  20. Lion Country Safari Mauling: An Untold Story

    When I was in elementary school, we went on a field trip to KI to ride the monorail. It was my first time being in the park while it was closed; the only thing open was the monorail. IIRC, our school was the only one there but I could very well be mistaken about that. I was going to Hopewell Elementary at the time so this would have been 1st or 2nd grade in 1979-1981 or 4th or 5th grade in 1982 - 1984 (we had switched school districts in 3rd grade). That's a field trip I'll always remember because it was so different to see the park absolutely quiet and I though it was so neat that they would open just for us. Back then, my family only got to visit the park once a year using the tickets that my grandma got from working at KI. In addition to the park tickets, the employees were given tickets to the monorail too; I even received them when I started working at the park in '89, so I rode it every time I went back then. And thanks for citing your sources. I was going to ask for them too because a lot of those incidents sound like disciplinary issues that would have been kept within the park, but I can see how they were probably in the investigative reports that followed.
  21. The Giga Speculation Thread

  22. Lion Country Safari Mauling: An Untold Story

    ^^ When I watch older movies with my kids (recently "Jaws"), they comment on how all of the people smoke all of the time...ever since they've brought it up, I notice it as well! It was just totally normal back then for everyone to walk around with a cigarette. One scene in Jaws, Sheriff Brody takes a big long drag and tosses the butt in the ocean! My 8 year old was all, "He's a smoker AND a litter-er!"
  23. 2017 2018 2019

    Nothing to report yet. There is a countdown to Coney`s official opening day (Memorial Day weekend) on their website though. http://coneyislandpark.com/event/openingday/ Remember though, that Coney`s rides will be open for the Appalachian Festival, as well as for the Coney Season Pass holder weekend, the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend.
  24. The Giga Speculation Thread

    This 1000% goes to Firehawk. AppleCareFirehawk+
  25. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Have any parks ever put Port A Potties in queue lines for opening?
  26. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I can’t imagine anyone of any age being able to hold their bladder for 7 hours.
  27. Lion Country Safari Mauling: An Untold Story

    ^ I remember people smoking in hospital rooms. Funny but not funny.
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