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  1. I think a blitz or similar non-Intamin (noooo) multi-launch would fit nicely in the plot of land to the left of the main gate, alongside the parking lot. Sell Invertigo for scrap, use that station area, and let it snake alongside the amphitheater back toward the Top Gun station. Plenty of land. Nice marquee attraction right up front, yet not corrupting the front gate like the main gate coaster trend from a few years back. Maybe tie it in with an Action Zone re-theme. Maybe even Intamin will have a rebirth after the big Islands of Adventure jobs and their switch-track multi-launch going into BGW. They won't be able to get back in CF's good graces in time for our Giga, but maybe some day.
  2. Just watched the POV and all I can think is how beautiful this thing would be if Kenton's Cove was still there and the view from that first drop was the forested lake just beyond the train tracks. Right by the splashdown. I know DB would have probably stomped on that if TR hadn't, but man that would be pretty.
  3. Haha I know SOB was hard to ride, especially at the end there, but the idea was so epic, and in its first year or two I thought it was really REALLY fun. Seems like now that CF owns it, they're getting back at KI for trying to compete with them back in the day and taking the wooden(ish) hyper looper for their own. I know it's I-box so it'll be a hybrid, but still. They're like "here you guys can have a B&M invert - everyone else had one in 1997." This is all light-hearted by the way. Banshee is fun. And Mystic Timbers was a really cool choice (we shall see about the shed). It was really unpredicatable and unique and fits well with KI's overall appeal and should be a blast if it's as quick and full of airtime as it seems like it will be.
  4. Yeah we don't need any retrofits. While I think a ground-up RMC would have been a nice addition this year, I'll take a classic airtime woodie any time. Even if the name is embarrassing.
  5. I think if they get rid of the merch booths/games where Skylab used to be, they could open up a nice big pathway between The Racer's initial turn toward the lift hill and the last turn of Adventure Express which could connect into a big x-base expansion. Connect all the way through to the FOF exit and add a flat and food and bathrooms that everyone has been suggesting for years. This would be good to do in conjuction with the potential giga in 2022 whose lift could head between FOF and AE and run the whole safari grounds or over behind Banshee. It's not great placement for the station, optically, but it would add excitement to Coney Mall which hasn't had a major upgrade in a while and also that placement would look really nice in the skyline. Especially if it was Intamin (I know, I know - still holding out hope that they will get it together) instead of B&M since Diamondback is heading off the other direction and Banshee would be in the foreground. If you removed Congo Falls and Invertigo (wouldn't be sad to see either one go), I think that would be a great spot for the station for a nice big Mack or Intamin (ok fine, not intamin) hyper/multi-launch utilizing the land from right next to the main gate over behind timberwolf. Then in a few years when The Bat becomes too expensive to maintain or, like King Cobra, there are just no parts left, both that coaster and Timberwolf can go making room for a massive expansion in that corner.
  6. I know we have Mystic Timbers, so obviously we wouldn't be getting one of these any time soon, but Cedar Point and Kings Dominion both get RMCs now too? No Fair! Just saw the leaked photo of the RMC truck next to Hurler. Now with RMCs at the closest parks in either direction, we're definitely not getting one of those especially since none of our woodies need retrofit. And Mean Streak is totally stealing SOB's thunder with these 200+ rumors and probable inversions. Bummer.
  7. I'm with you on that. "Action Zone" is not so action-y anymore without the Paramount theming. Also I just always thought the Drop Tower logo was a little too cheesy, even for Cedar Fair.
  8. Not bashing them. Just curious. Their hypers are fun and floaty and I'm sure their gigas are a blast. Nothing like the power and roar of a B&M. And those two rides are getting insanely positive feedback, that's for sure. I have just ridden lots of Intamins and lots of B&M hypers and they obviously offer wildly different rides. Curious as to the justification in having two coasters in the same park that, to the GP at least, seem very similar.
  9. I'll take the s&s barn swing and maybe something else from silver dollar for Invertigo. They might take the trade too. They have no invert and it's a small park. And KI needs another flat or two. Or I'd love if we could get anyone to trade us their flume and replace our poor kenton's cove keelboat canal. Rip out that eyesore Tomb Raider building and put it right back there. All the real estate is still there even with Diamondback and MT. Last Diamondback helix would fly over the loading platform that's it. And it would bring some actual water back to RIVERtown. The DB splashdown doesn't count.
  10. Totally. I get it. No one wants another shoot the rapids or i305 drop trim (come on!) or lift cable snap the list goes on and on. It's just such a shame Intamin can't get it together because their rides are so much freaking fun. Giga, strata, multi-launch, even woodie. I'd go El Toro over any GCI but that's just me. And I think B&M is such a safe, boring choice, especially when they already have a hyper. I haven't had a chance to ride Leviathan or Fury, but do the gigas ride significantly differently than the hypers? I really don't see the value in having both in the same park, especially if we're talking about appeal for GP.
  11. Does it HAVE to be a B&M? I get that KD and CP are the closest Cedar Fair parks in either direction and they both have Intamin gigas (and we all know how the last of those two went), but I really don't understand having a B&M hyper and giga in the same park. I realize Carowinds just did it, but it makes no sense to me. Plus, these CF parks are all starting to get a little clone-y and there is nothing more clone-y to me than B&M. I get that they are reliable and consistent, but maybe for the 50th, Intamin will have pulled it together and we can get something unique and risky. I like that they made a slightly unconventional choice with Mystic Timbers (rough name and sure-to-be-underwhelming shed notwithstanding). Let's keep up that trend and build something weird and unique. Or if we're going out-and-back giga, at least let it be a wild Intamin ride. We already have a floater B&M
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