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Everything posted by Zader

  1. Diamondback, Mystic, and Banshee are all still open and I would consider those flagship rides
  2. The 11th commandment would like to know your location
  3. On the opposite side of that coin, some enthusiasts brown nose the park to no end with no critiques. Constructive criticism is important and finding the balance is difficult when it's something you care about
  4. I tried it yesterday. I didn't think it was bad. I would say it's closer to a tender than a patty. To me, a patty is a more uniform size and is pretty heavily processed. The chicken itself was moist and not overcooked. The top bun was toasted well, but the bottom bun didn't hold any of its crunch because of the amount of butter used. Both top and bottom bun were drenched in butter, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it definitely overpowered the rest of the sandwich and was pretty heavy for a hot day at the park. If it was seasoned the same way, there wasn't nearly as much as the tenders. It also didn't have as thick of a breading on it. I think it could have done with more seasoning (or less butter on the buns) Would I order it again? Probably. Would it be my first choice in the park? Probably not.
  5. Based completely off of a single ride in row 4, I would say moderate floater
  6. I hope KI doesn't get a ferris wheel. To me, ferris wheels are observation rides and we already have the Eiffel Tower. I also think there is a certain park aesthetic that ferris wheels look good in and KI doesn't fit that. The one at Cedar Point fits well because it's sort of a boardwalk park. (or at least that section is near the beach so it gives the idea of being a boardwalk type area) I also think they look decent in smaller parks like KK and SF St. Louis. This isn't to say that KI is "too good" of a park for a ferris wheel or that ferris wheels are below us, I just think they have a place and that place at KI is already filled by the Eiffel Tower, especially now that the skyline is so dominated by coasters. On another note, why do parks and ferris wheel manufacturers think that they have to rotate so fast? When I ride a ferris wheel it's so I can get a good view of the park and surroundings from above, but so many times they're absolutely screaming around and you don't get a good chance to see anything unless you get stopped near the top
  7. Just set up a table in the parking lot and have people bring their copy with them. I'm sure the park won't mind at all
  8. Do you have a name, location, or rcdb page?
  9. I don't disagree that a lapbar is superior, but there hasn't been an inverting B&M without OTSRs. The vests do have a more snug fit in some cases, so just don't pull the restraint down as far. (within reason. Obviously safety is important) The vests can still give plenty of room and touch your legs without stapling
  10. @SonofBaconator could you link a B&M family coaster that is currently or has previously operated? I'm sure they exist, I just can't picture what it would be like
  11. Traditional B&M OTSR's will headbang. I think vests still give good airtime and they prevent my ears from bleeding
  12. ... and a great start at that! Welcome!
  13. Ya got me. This is what happens when I type too fast and don't proofread before I post lol
  14. They do have the model that premiered at IAPPA last year that has inversions and more nimble trains. That could definitely be a game changer for parks that want a traditional woodie and also an inversion or two. Sure there are Gravity Group woodies with inversions, but I think an inverting GCI would be a more grand scale. GCI is also one of my favorite manufacturers and even after 212 coasters, Mystic Timbers is one of the consistently best, most fun coasters I've ridden.
  15. I think the area would be good for a steampunk theme. (Roaring 20's steampunk? Is that a thing?) The new ride in Vortex's plot, a retheme of BLSC, and the path between them with maybe a new flat or two could all be the 20's steampunk transition from Rivertown to Coney Mall
  16. I think this would be a coaster somewhat akin to that of Space Mountain, since it is designed to be indoors. The darkness will make it feel more thrilling than it appears, though it probably won't be as intense as something like FoF
  17. I'm tall enough that the restraints on Vortex hit me in the neck, but the coaster was still enjoyable. Invertigo I rode once for the credit. The restraints are incredibly uncomfortable for me and the cobra roll really beat me up. Definitely my least favorite coaster in the park
  18. I think they're referencing the supports on Iron Dragon being visible in the same style as the art. The idea is that the map art for Millennium Force is part of what is in the folder.
  19. I'm surprised the article didn't mention anything about employees or guests wearing masks, either mandatory or suggested. I also wonder how masks will be treated on rides. Will they be allowed to be worn or will they have to be taken off during the ride such as a hat or sunglasses?
  20. Another thing RMC did with Iron Gwazi was add steel supports on the outside of the larger turns with mostly wooden supports that had been reused. I would have to imagine this was something they learned after the troubles they've had with Steel Vengeance since the ride stats are pretty similar
  21. I didn't ride it as Chang, but I rode it as Green Lantern last summer. It definitely was not an enjoyable experience. I would take that any day over Vortex at Carowinds, though. I didn't bang my head too much on Green Lantern, but Vortex beat up both my ears and below the belt. Not an experience I would recommend.
  22. I never got the chance to ride King Cobra or any of the Togo Stand-Up Coasters, but the two B&M stand-ups I've ridden were wildly uncomfortable. Lots of headbanging and nearing the possibility of me not having kids in the future. I've heard King Cobra was much less uncomfotable than the B&M counterparts, but I think the newer coasters have left a bad taste in a lot of peoples' minds and could cause the new additions to not be as popular as it could be. I am intrigued by the possible new B&M Surf coaster and I'm pretty excited to see what that will be.
  23. Hurler is one of the rougher woodies I've ridden and the layout really didn't do much for me. I would be interested to see what different things RMC could do with the layout compared to Twisted Timbers
  24. lol you got me. I've ridden one raptor, but no RMC raptor models
  25. I haven't personally ridden a raptor, but I've heard that if you're tall the comfort collars dig into your shoulders a bit. IMO the normal RMC restraints are pretty comfy and I'm 6'3" so the raptor restraints will probably be the worse of the two for me
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