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  1. The yearly reminder about the end of daily operations has gone out, complete with the yearly surprised reactions in the Facebook comments. One of these years, I really wish they'd try to figure a way to stay open through August. Although not ideal, I feel like something similar to what Carowinds and Dominion just announced, (the 5 hour day with limited ride offering) could work with the staffing and school issues.
  2. The defunct Mount Rushmore is also interesting. Some of those old CP coasters I don't know, but for me I think it would be: Son of Beast Big Dipper Vortex X-Flight/Firehawk None of the defunct CP coasters in my lifetime anyway would make the list.
  3. For historical significance, I think the Ohio Mount Rushmore would be Racer, The Beast, Magnum XL 200 and Millennium Force.
  4. Valkyria looks like an excellent ride, I would rank it as my top bucket list Dive. I like the idea of a dive into a tunnel plus no mid course second dive. Emperor has some of that, but no trench or tunnel like Valkyria does. Yukon is my favorite of the big 4 in North America, although Valravn has the best view IMO.
  5. I was watching Airtime Thrills new video about this and wondered what members here thought for Ohio (His was Steel Vengeance, Millennium, Maverick and Orion). For me, it is: Steel Vengeance Top Thrill Dragster Orion The Beast What say you?
  6. Our trip last week was Tuesday-Friday. Good god it was busy all week. FLP was sold out all 4 days, we waited 45 minutes for Valravn and SV multiple times with FLP (all season was huge for this trip). 35 for Maverick, TTD. FLP is hilariously oversold there. Easy to understand the greed of selling so many at $120-$170 per day, but man I wish they'd sell fewer.
  7. This looks really fun! 7 across seating seems odd, likely to break up a lot of groups, but otherwise great to see SF working with B&M again.
  8. For our Cedar Point trip this week (Tues-Fri) it was very busy each day. On Friday, they ran two trains, which I hadn't personally observed in years. I had heard it was common on Fall Saturdays, but both Myron H and GA Boeckling were running, and it was great to see. We did a full lap on both.
  9. Orion made a good first impression on me last year with the 10 rides we were able to get on it, but this year on our trip I enjoyed it even more with the full trains. We were fortunate to get 14 more rides, 8 of them coming in row 8. It's moved past Millennium now into my 2nd spot among the 5 Cedar Fair GIGAs, behind only Fury (in 1st by a wide margin). It was really enjoyable from start to finish, and that first drop is spectacular in rows 7 or 8.
  10. With blue powerade and now a nice vitamin water flavour on most of the standard refill stations, we only bothered to wait for freestyle stations twice during our trip last weekend. Loved seeing those options, and my wife goes for the tea which they also had. The express refill stations in Fest and Coney were awesome.
  11. On Friday, 7/2 we rode at about 920. The ride operator on the mic gave a time of 935 (he said 15 minutes at 920, i checked my watch to be sure) as the time the ride would be suspending operations. Not sure if they closed the line then, as we went over to Mystic after our ride. 7/3 and 7/4 I know were different, but 7/2 was the normal short fireworks 10pm show.
  12. The dispatch times we experienced and observed two weeks ago at Dorney on Hydra and Talon were so bad. Steel Force was much better, but my god those two B&Ms were so slow. Not to be outdone, the Candymonium and Fahrenheit crews at Hershey were even worse. Agree 100% that Kings Island ops are in another world.
  13. We enjoyed the Ham and Cheese Croissant, but I hated those fries. They were like the awful mini potato sticks from salad bars of old. I wish they would swap them out with a nice kettle chip bag.
  14. We started going in the mid 90s, 94-96 we went every year when I was 9, 10 and 11. After 96, we only went up a few times before Cedar Fair took over, I remember our last Paramount trip was Italian Job's opening year. We went in Behemoth's opening year, and then every year since Leviathan opened we've been going yearly, usually 2 or 3 times each season. It's always nice to get the platinum pass and add ons through Wonderland, saving on the exchange a bit. I can't wait to get back. I saw that even more markers have been found all around the White Water Canyon area, so hopefully major investment will resume for 2022-24.
  15. We tried that Smores bread on Sunday, it was so good. I only wish I had some cold milk to have with it!
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