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    Drumming, Playing Guitar, Designing and riding roller coasters

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  1. I came up with something for the old dino plot. What if they use that land and just put some flats in, maybe open a new themed land AND then maybe a year or two, expand it with a new coaster like a B&M Giga, RMC topper/ironhorse or Raptor/'trex, or maybe a new type of coaster? Thoughts?
  2. Coasting Through The Ohio Region 2017

    I didn't realize that was you!!!!! (s0rry for the late reply I thought i had replied a while back, my apologies Since my KI visit back in August I have visted a new park, Indiana Beach, on 9/16 and visited Kentucky Kingdom for the Last rides event on 10/1 My thoughts on Indiana Beach: It is an interesting park. They have a good collection of rides and coasters! Steel Hawg is really fun while Cornball Express is personally the best coaster there. However though, I did not really feel "amused" as i just didnt seem into the park like i hoped i would. I mean i didnt have a bad time at the park, or a bad experience with anything or anyone, I just kind of felt like the park was to much on top of each other. Here are some videos: Kentucky Kingdom was fun! Sadly though we where informed at lunch that day that Enterprise would be retired following the closing of the park for the season. On a good note though, last rides ERT attendee's where one of the last riders on it! As of right now, my plan is to be at KI on 10/14 to attend Haunt and during the day before heading to Myrtle Beach and hitting Broadway at the Beach as well as Winterfest at KI in December!
  3. Ihave heard that 2019 is the year for the next coaster back in Dino's and will run behind FOF, Firehawk and in that area left over from SOB and will break Fury's records.
  4. Coasting Through The Ohio Region 2017

    Wow.........................its been a while, guess ill get to updating! lol After dollywood, the parks visited are as followed: Mystic Timbers First Rider Event, KI Opening Day, Holiday World, Coasterstock, Cedar Point, Kentucky Kingdom, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Kennywood, Cedar Point, Coney Island, Strickers Grove and Michigans Adventure. I won't make this a long post word wise, so I will leave links to the website where you can find my thoughts on the parks, and the Youtube videos from the parks below the links for the websites! Mystic Timbers First Rider's Event Kings Island Opening Day 2017 Holiday World 2017 COASTERSTOCK! My first time to carowinds and on a roadtrip! First time at Kings Dominion! Kennywood! my apologies for the super long post but now you are up to date on coasting through the ohio region!
  5. Tower Gardens is currently closed

    Screamscape just heard a rumor about Antique cars coming back and might be placed in that area, looks like he was maybe right as they are now doing work.
  6. Just watched a live feed of a press conference from the governor of Ohio, John Kasich and this is what i jotted down from it:
  7. How was your ride on Mystic Timbers?

    Fanny packs are okay, we usually have people move it to the side of their body so it doesn't get in the way of the restraint. tiny wallet bags, we've never really denied someone to ride with it so it should be good!
  8. What could 2018 bring KI

    Honestly, I feel like some minor improvements here and there will be in place (HOPEFULLY THEY FOCUS ON THE FOOD SERVICE AND QUALITY OF THE FOOD cause let's be honest, it's going downhill pretty fast). If they end up adding something I feel like they will add some flats hopefully in Coney, or remove the ladder game and put a throwback flat or something in it's place Then again i could just see them saving capital and now getting anything and saving for the giga (trust me it is coming)
  9. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Never say never.
  10. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I personally think 2019 is looking like a good year..................just saying
  11. Mystic Timbers Construction Progress

    So as media day is winding down and the first rider event coming up later tonight I wanted to share this picture. As many of you know, I work at the park. Mystic Timbers to be exact and I'm also trying to get into the Industry. While some stuff has been going on, Adam House (pictured on the right) (lead designer for Great Coasters International) was kind enough to answer some of my questions that I had about how to get into the industry, some other GCI's that are new for this year and older ones from the past, asking who I post as on KICentral and even taking this picture with me! So as everyone gets a ride on Mystic, I just want to say thank you Adam House for taking some time and answering some of my questions and showing me the right way to get into the industry!
  12. Mystic Timbers Construction Progress

    I'm going to be completely honest. I don't think a single associate has rode it yet. Not even the ride crew. So whats ever in the shed will be found tomorrow night for my first time! I don't think anyone other than management/full timers from the park and other parks (Looking at you Tony) have rode.
  13. Mystic Timbers Construction Progress

    First rider event cannot come soon enough and we all (or the 187 people that can go) will all know #WhatsInTheShed
  14. Mystic Timbers Construction Progress

    This was a capture from the park's Snapchat. Tha'ts my fault for not clarifying it. I had cropped the image to show the shed. Thursday needs to hurry up for the First rider event! Also I like that more refill stations are popping up around the park but they start to make me think "Why haven't we got free drinks like Holiday World" but I know that would bring down income on drinks (i think).
  15. Coasting Through The Ohio Region 2017

    I'mm Back Guys! On April 5th and 6th, myself and Josh from FYE Coasters made a 5 hour trek to visit Dollywood. Needless to say, I was highly impressed with the whole park. We did manage to score a ride on all the coasters (despite the crappy weather involving rain wind and cold on Thursday), some more than once, and one rare treat in particular. Overall the service was amazing, and I honestly felt at home with everyone being so polite and caring. I would like to point out this was my first time ever being at Dollywood. So here's my reviews of the coasters:-Lightning Rod: H.O.L.Y C.R.A.P. (Is that poo-poo running down my leg?). I have to say it. Best ride in the park! We rode front for our first ride and back for our second ride and I was highly impressed. I never knew that you could experience airtime from a turn! I thought I was highly impressed with Storm Chaser but this...............this just blew it out of the water (It's still not my number 1 but it'll take #2 on my wood coaster list). Sadly though, before we where leaving the park we decided to try and get a third ride on. Well. We got on, got about 3/4 the way up the "lift" and rolled back :br 10/10-Blazing Fury: An okay indoor coaster, It was interesting really. 6/10-Tennessee Tornado: This was Fun! it was definitely different than the other two Arrow Loopers I have rode (Vortex and Corkscrew) and I honestly found it to be really smooth. 8/10-Wild Eagle: I liked this ride mainly because It fits where it sits, and its a great ride! It was a little different than Thunderbird or Gatekeeper, and it was fairly smooth but like some (mainly every) B&M it has that rattle. One thing I do hop eis fixed with this is the vest restraints. They really dig into your shoulders going though the ride when they start coming down more. 6/10-Firechaser Express: Wow! This would be a great starting point for little thrill seekers. You get a great launch, a not to tall ride and a ride that doesn't go to fast. It's been forever since I went backwards on a roller coaster (since Backwards Racer at Kings Island). 7/10-Mystery Mine: I've only rode 1 Eurofighter which was Spongebob at Mall of America, and Mystery Mine, just by looking at it, was better than Spongebob. Loved the double roll at the end and the hangtime! 7/10-Thunderhead: Alas I wanted Mystic Timbers to be my first GCI but this was fun! I was hoping for a lot of ejector airtime but was mainly given just a tad floater. Rode two times, one in front and one in back. Honestly found it pretty smooth for a woodie. 7/10-Dollywood Express: I know, I know, this isnt a coaster. If you go to Dollywood, PLEASE! take the time and ride the train. You will not regret it honestly. 10/10/10.Wanna see some of my pictures? Click here
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