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  1. 18 hours ago, DeltaFlyer said:

    That would depend on a lot of factors- outside air temp, how much the chillers are cycling, their efficiency, etc. 

    Assuming they are using all 3 chillers at about 80% capacity (typical safety margin), that would be 7.2 MBtu/hr * 0.8 = 5.76 MBtu/hr / 0.003412 Mbtu/hr/kW = 1688.15 kW of thermal power. Using a COP of 2.8, these would consume approximately 602 kW of electrical power. At $0.097 per kWh, this would place the running cost at $58.39 per hour

    Any chance you can use your Gödel-fu and calculate the hourly cost of running the fountains including the water loss?

  2. 3 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    Maybe they should start using B&M spare parts instead. Then maybe they can triple their up time. :lol:

    But then they will rattle and meander around.  :lol:

    1 hour ago, flightoffear1996 said:

    Wonder why they closed the ride so early if they aren't moving it. Seems It could have ran to the end of the year. 

    My guess is allocation of limited resources.  It’s not like That Yellow Thingy on the Beach was a people eater.  

  3. 4 hours ago, disco2000 said:

    And you have to do more than Chef plate offerings, and tasting events to get that as well.

    Why does Dollywood and Knoebels get this award - they do not have chain places providing food around every corner.

    When KI gets more offerings like the French Quarter and Brewhouse and Coney and Smokehouse BBQ and moves away from the Skyline and LaRosa's type offerings and more of the meals are the quality of the Chef Plate and tasting events and Brewhouse and French Quarter and BBQ, then we will see KI make a serious run at that category.

    But everyone keeps saying that the Golden Ticket Awards are bought and paid for by the highest bidder.  Are you implying that there is actually some legitimacy to them and quality (rides or food) actually matters?

  4. As someone that has topped 300lbs in the past let me tell you all about the problems that causes.

    Tube slides I had to stop doing for a time as half my rides I flipped over and ended up on my stomach or back.  It is the momentum and hydroplaning with increased speed, plus I didn’t fit down in the tube as well so the center of gravity is higher. Maybe someone 375 or more could complete the barrel roll on a tube slide but I couldn’t and would just crash down.  Gets a little Acton Parky.  If you do flip make sure to flip over to your back, I banged myself up a bit entering a splash pool on my stomach once.  There was one slide at Zoombezie Bay if I managed to stay on the tube I would plane across the splash down pool and get beached on the concrete. Fun and the kids loved watching it but probably not the safest thing.  

    Mat racers. A bit of airtime is fine but I would get so much I was landing more on the horizontal section.  Absolutely brutal on the chest and knees to do that 2 or 3 times on my way down.

  5. 24 minutes ago, JimParker85 said:

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg joins Carowinds in banning all bags from evening Haunt operating hours. Wonder if it spreads further? 

    Outrageous.  Next they will come for our cargo shorts and soon after pockets altogether.  Eventually even us men will have no option but to wear yoga pants and it will be the scariest most terrifying Haunt ever!  

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