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  1. I think that if a coaster akin to The Beast or SOB is what you expected- then you would definitely be disappointed by Mysti. But it's a different type of thrill entirely and that's why I appreciate it so much. It's a lean,quick, heavily (and awesomely) themed, air-time filled experience. It's simply unique from the other options at the park. The Beast and SOB are/were big, strong, mean, high thrilling, high speed, intense thrills. Big intense thrills have their fans- but there are others in the GP who are more looking for a dub experience ride like Mysti. It was an important addition for families especially. The shed may or may not be a bit overwhelming based on the hype but it's still one of the best attempts at theming at the park. I appreciate it a lot. But of course, I understand where you may be coming from. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. I had an unfortunate experience with line jumpers in the mystic timbers queue a couple of weeks back. A mother and two children just walking right up to where they wanted- pretending to be with someone nearer to the front of the line. I would never say anything to them or a ride op. Because I don't like to rock the boat- but I'm sure others noticed. The policy on line jumpers has gotten more lax over the years, I agree. I hope this is something they fix. If only they could have another ride op. Along the queue to try and prevent this- similar to Firehawk. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. Out of curiosity, what ride did this happen on? I'm assuming that a 2 hour wait on a Wednesday must be Firehawk or Mysti. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. I definitely agree about Urgent Scare being tired, and lacking in staff and actual scares. It's also in a building that would be extremely useful for a dark ride in the parks future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Perhaps the haunt that is retiring is Wolf Pack. There has been some reports that suits have allegedly been seen checking out the old SOB station where Wolfpack resides. Maybe the (alleged) tagged tree near The Bat and fill dirt also indicate a new maze or haunt somewhere in this part of Action Zone. Food for thought. The thread these reports were first mentioned in is titled "Survey Markers by The Bat" I didn't personally think the tagged tree indicating anything at first but with the information that a haunt is retiring, my wheels started turning a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. As of now I too believe the marker is for a tree to be removed because it met an unfortunate death via emerald ash borer. Because the emerald ash borer infestation is something that can spread to near by trees/wood it would need to be easily identified and removed with haste. But as always it's nice to speculate other wise. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Unlike Firehawk is right. As much as I enjoy Firehawk on the sunny days it feels like I'm on a rotisserie especially when you're on your back going up the lift hill. On another note- I'm stoked I'll finally be able to form an opinion of Mystic Timbers as I will be riding it for the first time on Friday. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 1. Beast- The Beast, The Best. A true classic. 2.Banshee- The best inverted coaster I've been on. Theming adds positively to the experience. 3. Diamondback- The smoothest ride in the park. End of ride splash down is also neat/unique. 4. Flight of Fear- The launch will never get old- I always get an adrenaline rush as the operators give the "all-clear" and I know we are about to high-tail it into darkness. 5- Sling Shot- Though it comes at an extra cost (which can vary as they offer specials sometimes) this is a truly unique experience. Plus- the on ride video you can purchase is usually good for a few laughs. 6- Shake, Rattle, and Roll- classic flat ride. Something about it, I just get a kick out of- it's relaxed but fun and it's new paint job from last season is fantastic. The Honorable Mentions: 1. Firehawk- A unique flying coaster. Firehawk is fantastic...presuming it's functioning. Lately I have noticed a lot of downtime which has led to less than desirable wait times. 2. Mystic Timbers- I have yet to make it to the park this season and thus I cannot quite say with confidence that this is a "must do" (though I'm sure it most certainly is and will update my list accordingly) 3.The Bat- I love this ride to death and back but I realize many of the GP will find that the length of the ride alone is not worth the long walk through the queue. 4. The Vortex- This was once a great ride- and in the right conditions and seat it still is. However- many a KI trip has been ruined by the rough and tumble brutality The Vortex offers up. It is especially not recommended for those who are prone to headaches. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I was thinking about one of Don's tweets from long before many of the teasers came out for MT. I find it interesting that he would mention cryptically that there are good photo ops at CSF in Batavia. I still think two coasters added at the same time is about as likely as lightning striking twice- but one can dream. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Then again, it could be for Haunt construction. But who knows?! Hope they update that theater! I hope that it has to do with Haunt. Having heard they gutted the action theater and with the possibility of the big box being used for some other projects- I'm concerned about the fate of Urgent Scare and Madames. And Tombstone Terrortory is no longer a thing either. That doesn't leave many actual haunts for Haunt. [emoji45]Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm fairly certain- remembering a post from the first decoding thread- that winter fest is being tested at one or so of the other CF parks this year to see if it is successful enough to do as a company each year. However, I personally don't have first hand knowledge of that- just relaying what I remember reading on here. Either way I'm doubtful of Winterfest returning in 2017 to our beloved KI. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. http://youtu.be/k0zN_Hjbmqc All that and I forgot to paste the link. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. The more I think about it, the less disappointed and the more excited I become. Especially for the Shed. It's got a Verbolten feel to it as far as theming and that tunnel on Verbolten is amazing. (See YouTube link- obviously better to see in person). Based on the plans I don't foresee it having drop track like Verbolten but the audio visual effects I can see being similar. Without the shed, it's pretty much Prowler/Renegade/golds tricker/Most other GCI out and backs, but with the shed there is so much potential and it is gonna make this ride special. We are lucky to be getting it. There will be a day when we may get the coveted Giga, or RMC hybrid, or a wing coaster. But this is no slouch. And whether you like GCI or not- a lot of people DO. And that will bring people to the park next year (and even this year to track construction progress) and more guests= more revenue. More revenue in turn leads to a bigger piece of the thrill ride pie for KI. And in that healthy slice of pie is where you'll find your Giga/RMC/some grand steel B&M beauty. Hang in there naysayers. This ride could be great. And even if you don't like it- you'll like what comes after it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Mixed and confused. Some very positive "Yay GCI" and after the POV some that were very underwhelmed and confused what all the fuss was about. People nearest me were disappointed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Heavy theming, aggressive looking foliage, an angry Mother Nature figure, saws. These are what I can see possibly being in the shed. I think this is going to need a very good and attentive theming element to it to add to the appeal. At the announcement I did feel as though after the POV some excitement was sucked out of the air. As Don cued for it to play a second time many people around me let out a disappointed "really?" In my personal opinion I'm partly excited for the addition of this new experience, but at the same time very underwhelmed by the POV, the name, and the fact that I waited in line for over two hours for the reveal to be told that the details that will set the coaster apart from others were not ready and would not be revealed until spring. But I think it's a good move to add the #WhatsInTheShed mystery to it. It definitely is more of a draw for the GP to ride it just to see what that's all about. I'm sure when I take my first ride on it I will love it. But it may take some time for me and others to totally warm up to it. As for the second announcement which I take to be another attraction of some sort- I am going to guess that they will announce some type of winter fest or a few new haunts as it appears from the information that the action theater has been gutted and the box may be a part of Mystic Timbers- we will be losing Urgent Scare and Madame's. Though I also can see this being two fold an announcement for a dark ride in the action theater. I'm excited to find out the second mystery for project 17. But will settle for live streaming next time. [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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