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  1. I think KI is also due for a decent flat, something on par with Delirium.
    3 points
  2. I'd like to see a general overhaul of some parts of Rivertown. Mainly, a more distinct area transition on the Planet Snoopy side, including returning the flume to Rivertown and integrating it with the "Miami River" overall theme they've been using, and bringing the theme appearance around Diamondback and over towards the walkways to Coney and IS more up to par with things they've done with Mystic, for example. They could essentially do to Rivertown with Mystic's theme quality and apply it like Orion's theme quality was used for all of Area 72.
    3 points
  3. Hmmm.... https://twitter.com/SDCAttractions/status/1388969302146043904 https://twitter.com/SDCAttractions/status/1388917820797464592
    3 points
  4. Let’s get that old paint scheme back and we’re set!
    2 points
  5. An update of the continued work on The Racer. This brought a tear to my eye, https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2021/may/kings-island-brings-back-beloved-original-logo-on-racer-roller-coaster-trains?fbclid=IwAR0ES-Hi4V3GU6mBO4oBaTVjuOhyFwQOhrdDkRvD5RYZ-JZWmJVlyfmmZFo
    2 points
  6. S&S Screamin Swing like Skyhawk, perhaps. That would even work in Rivertown, maybe on the corner of The Vortex plot next to the pizza place, or somewhere along the pathway towards the Eiffel Tower, like the open plot behind/next to Showplace that was last used for the Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular setup.
    2 points
  7. I have my preview on Tuesday and I'm super excited. I don't think I've been excited for a coaster since Lightning Rod, so I have high expectations for this!
    2 points
  8. As of 4/26, a few numbers from the CDC…. Over 95 million fully vaccinated 9245 documented “breakthrough” cases 2525 asymptomatic 835 hospitalized 132 deaths. So once vaccinated… 0.01% chance of getting it. 0.002% chance of having it and not knowing it 0.0009% chance of being hospitalized 0.0001% chance of dying from it.
    2 points
  9. Our whole system is unsustainable. They might raise the wage, but I guarantee hours will be cut and it will not benefit anyone. Greed is the reason the lower tier has no money. Honestly, how much money does one at the top really need?
    2 points
  10. A $30 million B&M Giga is not a "filler" coaster no matter how you try to frame it.
    2 points
  11. Everything is a walk-on right now! No lines anywhere!
    2 points
  12. The comparison shouldn't be with inflation, rather the cost of living. How much does that minimum wage get you in today's dollars. True the minimum wage was $1 in 1960 with in today's dollars is $9.62 (Still above the current minimum wage) but the median value of a single-family home was $11,900 (equivalent to $104,346 in today's dollars). A gallon of gas was 31 cents. In 2009 (last time the federal minimum wage was raised, it's been a record 12 years) the minimum wage was raised to $6.55 an hour. The median price of a newly constructed home was $214,300 and a gallon of gas was $2.35.
    2 points
  13. Yeah, you know, while they've got that nice red paint out that's on the sign, I hear fresh track is easy to paint!
    1 point
  14. Never say never. It's always a possibility.
    1 point
  15. Sorry for the double post I thought of one more thing I would like to add. I think in the next 10 years you'll begin to see a dramatic shift in housing. Houses are getting bought up with all cash offers, usually much over the already astronomical asking price and with supply going down it'll only get much worse. I believe the big companies are going to begin building their own housing complexes to solve for this and make them stand out as employers. I've been pitching to Disney since I was brought on the need to offer housing AT COST to employees. This solves for so many issues and
    1 point
  16. I'd like to chime in on this. While prices do go up when rages rise, it's not nearly as much as some of you are making it seem. I did a study in college and worked directly with the CMO of White Castle to see if wages were raised to $15 per hour how much the price of products would increase. It was something like 15 cents per burger. Not a lot. For real world examples look at places like Buc-ee's, a popular gas station in the south (similar to WaWa). They have starting wages in the neighborhood of $15 per hour for front line positions. They match 401k contributions up to 4% (which
    1 point
  17. I knew there would be airtime, but did not see this much ejector coming. There is only two traditional airtime hills, over the top hat and the bunny hop into the heartline. The rest of the airtime is twistiness that only Intamin can provide.
    1 point
  18. Here is my non educational guess on the focus the next few years. Water park updates Planet Snoopy refresh Focus on family events like GC 4 to 5 years before the next coaster in Vortex's spot.
    1 point
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  20. I don't know why people at the lower tier get upset if the highest tier loses some money?
    1 point
  21. Also a good rule I must add...no contacting people from the news media over things lol. I used to do that, but stopped when I was told the park hates it and especially now since I work there.
    1 point
  22. The SDC location would be interesting for a thrill coaster. The clearing and construction wall is located in their Fireman's Landing childrens area I believe. Not saying it won't be SDC, but it would just be a bit unusual to locate it there.
    1 point
  23. Safety glasses? Face shield? Probably can’t ride with a face shield, but safety glasses might not be a terrible idea.
    1 point
  24. My money is on Silver Dollar City, notice that FUN said they were freezing all nonessential capital expenditures, Kings Dominion has had Freefly track in their parking lot for more than a year now, then I doubt Six Flags will want to work with Gerslauer after the Texas Giant incident, as for SEAs, most of their parks already have all of their 2022 projects finalized from 2021, as they've said on conference calls that they are going to continue adding to their parks, and because of the challenging location aspect of it, I doubt this is going to Kentucky Kingdom (along with HFE stating that they
    1 point
  25. ^No one here is asking you to reveal if you did or not.
    1 point
  26. I will not reveal either way. My body my choice, I am guessing most on here are pro choice, as you are so pro vaccine, as this is the complete answer to this virus. I am not a scientist, nor do I spend hours upon hours by doing research for old numbers. We have vaccinations for the old viruses that have been proven and approved. These 3 available here are allowed, but not approved. It takes years to completely develop a vaccine that can be guaranteed. But, I guess we are a bunch of experts here. I have stated an opinion, that is apparently farther right then what most want to hear. I w
    1 point
  27. I just follow whatever rules a business has. No line jumping, no smoking in line, and whatever their mask policy is.
    1 point
  28. Mask or no mask, I will enjoy my time at the amusement parks this year. However, do not ask if I have been vaccinated. HIPAA has been severely violated from this. I would rather know someone beside me has been vaccinated from measles, mumps, rubella, or other more lethal viruses than Covid, but that is a HIPAA violation to ask. So should the Covid vaccine. Numbers look like they are dropping in many places, and it doesn't seem amusement parks or places outside are really spreading this virus. Stay home if you are not comfortable, go out and enjoy if you are. In any way, make the b
    1 point
  29. Everyone is worth $15 per hour. While you may take a second job many will give up their second job since they won't have to work two jobs. Given employment needs I don't see a job shortage. To answer you question, no I don't see a problem here.
    1 point
  30. It's not being "handed to them" if they are working for it. It's not a handout. It wouldn't be a big change if we kept minimum wage up with inflation but we haven't. Now it's a much more painful fix. There is no need to raise other workers pay that has kept up with inflation, this pay has already raised. (The rest is not pointed at any person just a statement on it's own)For decades we have lived off others suffering, be that underpaid minimum wage workers here or sweatshops abroad. It needs to change. Don't short change workers and belittle them as beggars just because they work a m
    1 point
  31. My idea of a minimum wage should be a wage you can live off of and only work 1 full time job to do it. It should also be tied to inflation. Shouldn't matter where you work. Tying people's alleged value to where they work needs to be a concept that needs to be reframed. The concept of work and wages needs to be drastically changed. Also, countries with higher minimum wages aren't devoid of small businesses. This'll be the last post I make on the matter to not get too political and whatnot.
    1 point
  32. ^The countries with $15 minimum wage and higher would like to disagree. They make it work fine, can't see why the US can't. There's also little if any correlation between prices of things and higher minimum wages.
    1 point
  33. Well it's just a matter of time until the federal minimum wage is $15/hr which it should be. I think CF is moving ahead and figuring it out now instead of waiting for the shell shock when it happens.
    1 point
  34. Also, Adventure Express is amazing at night!
    1 point
  35. Adventure Express is a tease with no drop after the tunnel hill.
    1 point
  36. I agree, that was super underwhelming. It would be cool to see them go all out one year. Paramount did a cool show where a soldier would come home for the holidays
    1 point
  37. Not to rain (or snow) on anyone’s parade...but if it would just be the same old “12 Days Of Christmas” train trip again, I say let the train have a nice winter’s nap.
    1 point
  38. I would love to see the train return for haunt. I wouldn't have the passengers disembark halfway through like they used to. I would have the train go past a ton of spooky scenes and live actors.
    1 point
  39. Are you sure you’re okay?
    1 point
  40. Is that all people look for is airtime?
    0 points
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