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  1. Where are you guys pulling him to?
    8 points
  2. Photos, or it isn't true. It's getting old please stop. Excuse you! What's getting old? I only made one post in response to the footers being removed, and even used a smiley to show that I was kidding around. Don't tell me to stop. I will go all Madea on you if it happens again.
    7 points
  3. If Mr O's goal is to provide "the best day of their year" anytime a family shows up to one of his parks, I'll assume having all of his major attractions operational, safe and running is part of that mission. Cut it any way you like, but bottom line, any ride that is standing, but not operational is bad for a park's image. When that ride is one of your major attractions and a reason people show up at the park (as opposed to say like a scrambler type ride where having it down on the day you get there may be a dissapointment, odds are you came to the park for much more than riding the scrambler)
    7 points
  4. I would rather have an open coaster than a closed one
    6 points
  5. 5 points
  6. I say this... We got Banshee...it's a done deal, enjoy the millions the park spends to give us a good day of coaster riding, which we all love and why we're mainly here. End of story..
    5 points
  7. If they are done by mid-november with track, then bricks will be shat.
    5 points
  8. Dorney Park announced a water park expansion today with a new slide complex (called the Snake Pit) which will have six new waterslides for the 2014 season. https://www.dorneypark.com/what-s-new/snake-pit-new-for-2014
    4 points
  9. Great news about the sand......can't wait to hear her scream!!
    4 points
  10. I am a little confused, RCDB shows Intamin has 120 coasters and B &M has 90. So they only have 30 more coasters than B &M. I don't think anyone has issues with their other products (flats), they seem to be reliable rides. It seems you giving them an excuse for some of their failures! The general public is not going to understand any more than: "The big ride is down and I paid a lot of money to get in here and ride it. Now I am upset and mad at the park." I don't see them putting up signs saying: The manufacturer of this ride has pushed the limits of physics and mechanics to the bes
    4 points
  11. Why is it that Board to Death makes me think of Toy Story Midway Manias line? And yes a game of Monopoly can be very scary...
    4 points
  12. Thanks for the comments and the help to edit. Here's some more.
    4 points
  13. What??? Somehow you are the only one that is allowed to have an opinion? Funny how you now want to change the rules to suit yourself. Aside from the most obvious: One accident could be a park's fault, but dozens by one ride company is an epidemic. Too bad you can't handle the truth. Sleep well! You are absolutely correct. And until he can acknowledge the good, the bad, and the ugly about Intamin, it is impossible to believe otherwise.
    3 points
  14. I'm excited to hear the announcements tomorrow...especially the SFGAm ride.
    3 points
  15. Don't be sad. Be happy about tomorrow. The best days are a comin', comin' around the bend....
    3 points
  16. I wonder if that price will be universal across all the parks. Cedar Point, with its separately gated water park, could benefit from charging a bit more for their Platinum Pass for those locals that want to enjoy both Cedar Point and their Soak City water park. In my opinion, that price point is getting a bit high. I mean, it means you essentially are paying about $100 more for a platinum pass, which means you need to visit at least three times, in order to make it worth it to get a Platinum Pass. I still wish that they would offer some across the board discounts on food for Platinum Pass
    3 points
  17. Listen to Kumba at Busch Gardens.
    3 points
  18. That is what I thought. And if Banshee uses the same type wheels, it won't roar either. Given the proximity to Kings High School and Great Wolf Lodge, I'd not expect a loud roar.
    3 points
  19. My friends and I went up to the park on Sunday to hang out and check out Banshee. We got there around 10:30 and bought our fast passes. (This was my first time buying a fast pass, it was great!) After we got our passes we walked over to Flight Deck and took a quick ride on that and Invertigo. We then went over to Diamondback and rode it twice both in the back row, my favorite. We then went to The Beast and rode in the back seats. This was the most uncomfortable ride I had ever been on. It most have been the seat I was in because it was unbearable. We then rode Vortex and had lunch at Larossa
    3 points
  20. That's great! This baby will be loud! Opening day can't get here fast enough!
    3 points
  21. I can't remember if this had been made official yet, but Kings Island just stated on their Facebook page that there will not be sand quieting Banshee as she flies through her course. It's in the comments on this photo. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152128621278368&set=a.226729858367.174830.155893938367&type=1&theater Also, for entertainment purposes, there are some pretty good comments in there.
    3 points
  22. Not so. I wouldn't be. I know how much parks treasure reliabilty, safety and life cycle costs. In not a single one of those three categories is INTAMIN the industry leader.
    3 points
  23. you'll have to wait til Monday for the next one
    3 points
  24. But that is my point, when Kings Island put in SOB, they put in a ride w/ even less reliability than your standard Intamin (or anyone for that matter). Not only did they spend a fortune to build it, and rework it, and then tear it down, SOB gave the park a lot of bad PR, it probably cost the park a fortune in potential business not only from its reputation, but also from the people who said "lets wait till next year, maybe SOB will be open and we can finally try it). the Crypt/TR:TR wasn't nearly the fiasco, but it definently had a less than ideal impact on the park. Toss in all the downtim
    3 points
  25. Correct, they make the most awesomeness coasters! So you care about awesomeness over reliability?
    3 points
  26. Open a theme park with only Intamin and Huss rides, and call it Tumbleweed, because thats all that would be moving at that park.
    3 points
  27. Hey! I can copy & paste from Wiki too! At least with Banshee, a reliable & safe B&M, we know the odds are it will be open for guests to enjoy come opening day! Don't be mad bro, perhaps one day you will understand the safety of your "daughter" on any ride will overshadow what you believe to "push the envelope over a ride that is incredible".
    2 points
  28. I have been happy with all of Cedar Fair's additions for next year. All of them make sense. About time.
    2 points
  29. Here just listen to how loud it was.
    2 points
  30. Diamondback does not have sand. It roared when it first opened, but do to complaints the wheels were changed and that's why it's not as noticeable now.
    2 points
  31. 1. In years past, the "free" day was valid for any (remaining) day of the season, including Haunt. Presumably, this (popular) offer will continue. 2. Fast Lane doesn't apply to haunted attractions, but a separate "Fright Lane" pass allows front-of-the-line access to mazes. If you want to skip the lines for both, you must buy both passes. 3. 2013 souvenir cups can be refilled at discount pricing throughout the 2013 season. 4. Last year, they had a Halloween-themed food cart near Stunt Crew Grill, which is closed during Haunt to make room for Slaughterhouse. 5. Fear Fest was the generic name
    2 points
  32. I might have seen you Sunday? O wait, unfortunately I was busy marathoning Maverick. Seriously, glad you had fun and like the Hangover 4 pic!
    2 points
  33. You're obviously riding in the wrong place.
    2 points
  34. It is impressive they are working three areas now. Station, lift hill and final approach. I figured it would do like Gatekeeper and go from station thru the course flow and then finish at the brake run.
    2 points
  35. I have the utmost respect for that company and their work. They always complete jobs very quickly despite very trying circumstances. The winters when Diamondback and Gatekeeper were constructed were less than ideal and yet they still finished those jobs at an amazing pace. It's also nice that most of the coasters footprint is outside of areas the park guests are utilizing so construction should be unimpeded for the most part.
    2 points
  36. In 2011...TTD had basically more downtime than uptime, and at least went down once per day be air leak, rollback, stuck fins, or other operational issues. I went down mainly for weather, went down mechanical three times, one PLC issue, one semi serious issue, and one routine train maint that robbed us of one train for a week. We went down other times but very briefly to confirm a safety issue or check something, but nothing to the level of TTD...just saying And my capacity was higher
    2 points
  37. "some" issues are ok. but long lasting, life threatening issues are not.
    2 points
  38. Photos, or it isn't true. It's getting old please stop.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Parks and chains with them use them when making buying decisions? Helpful Terpy
    2 points
  41. TR I- WindStyler Being a Wednessday and the last day for DOP, I thought it would be great to take advantage of the no line rides that day. Getting up there around 4, I jolted straight for Beast, I do love my Beast, and I rode it for about 2 times in a row. After I took to the skies on WindSeeker, or should I say WindStyler? I rode it about 3 times in a row, and on my last getting a great comb over, which now we shall all dub WindSeeker, WindStyler.(While walking to RT, I saw SpitFire I believe, but I didn't say hi because I didn't know if it was her or not!) I walked to the Larosa's in Rive
    2 points
  42. I could put ya in an F-16 for an incentive flight...you'll do more than just grey out
    2 points
  43. This video will give you a good idea of where King Cobra was. This was taken near the end of the ride's life.
    2 points
  44. If, heaven forfend, something terrible happens to Raptor, you or Cedar Point and next year you could not ride the Cedar Point coasters, or perhaps any coaster, you'd feel pretty silly for delaying for such a preposterous reason. Go. While you can. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. For any of us or any park.
    2 points
  45. Being bored I was checking out some Historical amusement park footage and came across this- A few things I noticed was that CP didn't put much effort into the switch from Banshee to Mantis (not just in the animation) and The similarities to this animation and KI's Banshee. Just thought it would be nice to share this for comparisons and historical searching.
    2 points
  46. There are several threads discussing this.
    2 points
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