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Drummermattk

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. First rider event cannot come soon enough and we all (or the 187 people that can go) will all know #WhatsInTheShed
  4. 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).
  5. 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
  6. Something tells me we're either gonna see some new kiddie rides OR about 5 new flat rides either all around the park or in one location (ala Coney Mall)
  7. A Double on haunt is hard enough......................... Lol.
  8. Looks like a new Hurler Construction update is on Youtube First turn is completely gone!
  9. Thanks for getting this interview! I now know that switching my major to Mechanical Engineering was a good idea as I'm trying to get into the industry (i still have about 4 years though)
  10. Hi guys I also attended the Keys to the Kingdom event, here are some of the things that i caught. The Original chassis from T2 (now T3 but T3 has new trains) where exact replica of what Arrow Dynamics made. So in a sense, Vekoma copied and pasted Arrow's design. On ride photo's will be returning for the 2017 season on T3! A beer garden will be added into the catering pavilions THIS WILL SHOOT DOWN ANY RUMORS OF WHY SIX FLAGS LEFT KENTUCKY KINGDOM IN 2010. Six flags wanted to have to pay no rent and the state had declined it, thus Six Flags abandoned the park and took two roller coasters with them. As for right now, Thunder Run will not receive a second train but.............It is an option! The carousel is unique to the park as it is the only one ever to stop in the same spot where it started on, which allows disabled guests to enter and exit the ride easily. For expansion.........they still have 120 acres! As long as the park's Enterprise is reliable it will stay. If one major breakdown occurs during this season, don't be to surprised to see it start to get removed this season. Originally, Eye of the storm was going to replace Enterprise for this season and sit on the enterprises location but plans changed. Until RMC came in with the idea of Storm Chaser, the park wanted to combine Twisted Twins and Thunder Run, extend the layout out near T3, and wanted to have the world's longest wooden roller coaster (which would break The Beast's record) Operating hours have been in the idea of extended. The Zeppelin kiddie ride is the only one left in The United States Finally the 2018/2019 plans are set to be released in April of this year. For pictures click here: https://coastermattproductions.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/keys-to-the-kingdom-2017/
  11. Hi guys so before i begin I would like to say this is where I will post any trip reports from parks I have visited this year! Without a do, I recently went to Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio for a couple days before heading to Kentucky Kingdom for an event on Saturday (that trip report is still in the editing phase). Anyways one big note-able change from last year is that Starbucks is now....................gone. The gift store is now one big place with one entrance and where the entrance was originally occupied with Starbucks, has now been turned into a Dunkin' Donuts! Slide Reviews: -Water Coaster: Not as long as the other three I have rode (Deluge, Mammoth and Wildebeest) but fun and enjoyable! -Family raft slide: Really fun! Did it once with three people and it paced pretty good but with 5 people in one tube................................WOW -Bowl slide: as always a fun ride and if you have a heavy mass like some people (Myself) do, you get some good spins. One thing that I do want to point out and you can see it in the picture showing off whats behind the lodge, they have some open space to maybe build another wing onto the waterpark or add a couple slides to the outdoor park. That's just my thought though. (If you look closely in the one zoomed in picture, you can see Bat trains on the track!)
  12. Heres the ones from ( credit @KingsIslandPR) snapchat. It looks maybe a brown/orange/redish train
  13. I have to say it. #Theming i hope the ride will have theming on the level of Tomb raider and FOF
  14. Now i know how close that the ride is to RFYLCB! Looks like you can get some good footage from Timber's platform of the log ride!