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  1. If I never hear that ridiculous bluegrass cover of Love Shack in river town again, it will be too soon. No offense to bluegrass or the B 52S. But that song…. Ugh.
  2. I was referring to Orion lol. I forget all the time that the park even has actual shows. Showpiece meaning that it’s a huge draw for guests and it IS something to behold! Man… he’s pretty. All B&M coasters are elegant. But I digress
  3. I basically meant that if the park didn’t install a ground cover under their brand new showpiece it signals to me that aesthetic maintenance isn’t in the budget. I think it can only be seen from a few high vantage points anyway. Someone mentioned the work on The Racer in the thread too. I would argue that was a multi-year overhaul and necessary to preserve and maintain a staple asset. This was the second or third year it had extensive work, if I am remembering correctly. And you can see it represented visually because new wood stands out! The Racer really does look great and the ride experience has improved so much! As for the steel coasters, their mandatory maintenance isn’t as easy to visualize. New paint doesn’t do anything to make steel coaster run correctly. And I can’t be sure, but I imagine hiring a crew to paint a steel coaster is nowhere near the cost of some grass seed. Or even sod for that matter.
  4. Cincinnati has to have some extra soda fountains somewhere too.
  5. I’m curious to know what kind of leverage and/or stake the people on this forum who love the park actually have.
  6. Nothing is getting painted if Orion didn’t even get sod
  7. I liked that place. Only visited once in 2007. Always meant to go back, but never did
  8. Admins, can you tell us how to ignore or block forum users please? For me at least, that function is not apparent.
  9. I really enjoyed the Red Racer this year after the off season track work. It was the only thing I rode during my visit other than Orion. I had just enough time to kill before getting in line at my assigned time, remembered reading about the Red Racer getting track work for this year, and walked right onto the front seat so I got a good look at things. The ride was noticeably smoother. I didn’t know The Beast got track work as well. Dang! I thought I experienced all the 2020 coaster improvements. You‘ve tempted me to the park again lol. Hopefully we will get some open days at the park this fall.
  10. I called it in March. This has me like: @SonofBaconator All the regional chains are in an untenable situation at the moment. Cedar Fair, at least, has astronomical debt and can’t even afford electricity at the moment. I would assume the ride budget is going to be strictly allocated to maintenance and possibly fulfilling current contracts on projects in development. Six Flags called off about a dozen parks that were in the works in China. They totally cancelled every development plan and a huge global expansion. I doubt we will see many new rides at any of the regional chains for years.
  11. My guess is that it is a budget issue.
  12. I just accidentally clicked on a video of someone reacting to the POV. I do not want to watch the POV! I watched the render, but I want to be surprised by the experience of Orion the first time I get to ride
  13. Oh crap. I really didn’t know about the Marge situation. I just remembered photo with those dogs always being in the paper. I should have taken a temperature before I started posting. So sorry.
  14. F1, IndyCar, the Civic, or that new Acura NSX... I guess what I’m saying is that it would be neat to see a Honda themed backlot. It could promote their presence in the state and maybe turn some coaster kids into car nerds lol
  15. I think some sweet red and white track would fit the park anesthetic well and a launch or multi launch could have some dumb connection to a fast pitch of home run or something. Marge Whatsherface’s giant white dogs could be cute cuddly mascots. Or even better... re-theme Backlot with HONDAS and give it a Need for Speed kind of theme. Not necessarily Cincinnati, but they’re pumping out cars and wind turbines in your state. They also have an R&D arm and I believe they do testing at Mid America.
  16. I am super okay with this. It is part of the reason I felt comfortable to make a reservation. What I would like to see would be watch apps as well so I don’t have to mess around with my phone at all.
  17. That the park is even continuing opening plans is phenomenal. The people who will be attending the park for the first two weeks are going to be theme park and coaster enthusiasts holding season passes who have been anticipating this for basically a year. Incredible planning and work by a team of creative, brilliant, and dedicated people have been investing YEARS of their life’s work to get Orion ready for its debut. The people working at and attending the park are taking a huge risk by showing up. A very calculated risk that if mitigated or judged incorrectly could result in tragic consequences. For individuals, for employees, for the park, and even the local community and economy. The ONLY way this works is if everyone trusts each other, has patience demonstrated through kindness and gratitude, and follows the guidelines set in place. That there hasn’t been much information released about how location tracing and queue lines will be organized signals to me that planning and adapting will be happening at a granular level. If a policy or guideline changes before or while you’re at the park, remember that it is to protect everyone in our community, and that if a certain strategy fails during these first two weeks that it is because we trust each other to keep our community safe. Through this great trust we are about to bestow upon one another, that could uncover flaws in the system and could potentially have caused harm down the line.
  18. I do see American hornets, wasps, and other bees kill an average of 62 people per year in USA... Only 62? With the number of people who are severely allergic to bee stings this statistic is surprising. good news!
  19. I live in Indiana an have been trying to keep my daily 2:30 “date” with Governor Holcomb and Dr. Box. What I think has been missed by many discussing on this thread is that strict new rules in regards to capacity and distancing must be in place for businesses to reopen. The governor and doctor also mention that the plans could change at any second depending on models and data of new cases, hospitalizations, vent capacity, and spread. Where I live, people haven’t been paying much attention to stay at home measures and are traveling WAY more than BEFORE some orders were put in place. I read an article in Forbes confirming my hypothesis stating a 30% increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic over what it was 3 weeks ago. If you would like me to locate this article and link it, I would be happy to. Why not try to reopen some things if citizens are behaving like caged tigers or ignoring the orders put in place for public health and safety? These orders don’t go into effect until Monday. I went out for a taco run today around noon and noticed the volume of traffic was quite a bit less than the last time I was out before the new plan was announced by the governor. The Greenwood Park mall is going to open on Monday so that will be fun to watch.
  20. If the world is even still here in five years, I’d be surprised if Cedar Fair will have been able to repay the $1 B they borrowed with their parks put up as collateral. Who knows? anyone who reads this could be the next lucky owner of a theme park. They’re going to be going for pennies on the dollar.
  21. @King Ding Dong Could the name possibly be derived from the intention of the program’s use by creative professionals? @Rivertown Rider If you have a photograph of your drink stand, you can use Adobe Capture to convert a photograph to a line drawing. I am assuming that is how the park pictures in the coloring book were created.
  22. I’m going to check this program out. Thanks for the advice. And apple pencil is amazing.
  23. @Zexeos Fantastic! My vision started out more like this, but I had to read the manual to be reminded of how the fill function worked. Which program did you use? Did you use a computer or tablet?
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