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  1. Premier Rides and the son of Anton Schwarzkopf, Wieland Schwarzkopf, partner up to bring back a classic old Schwarzkopf model in a revamped form. The Schwarzkopf Wildcat coaster is being brought back in a larger, more modern way. With comfortable cars and a smooth experience, just like the original, the revamp also has double the height and speed. The first of this new model can be delivered in time for 2024, coinciding with Anton Schwarzkopf's 100th birthday. Source: https://twitter.com/aceonlineorg/status/1592627409190543361
  2. There was an interesting development today. Playland PNE announced they are building a Zamperla LSM launch coaster for 2024. https://www.coaster101.com/2022/11/04/vancouvers-pne-playland-opening-zamperla-lsm-launch-coaster-in-2024/ It appears to be Senzafiato, an Intamin Accelerator coaster, from Miragica in Italy. https://rcdb.com/4194.htm It appears the track that was removed from TTD was shipped to Genoa, Italy, about a 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Antonio Zamperla S.P.A. https://old.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/y6reum/someone_on_twitter_discovered_that_ttds_shipping/
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/CkirRmBMT1P/
  4. It's nice to see debt levels normalize. Brian Witherow During the 9-month period, we also generated $310 million in the sale leaseback of the land at our Great America park in Santa Clara, California. Through the first 9 months of the year, we used $264 million to fully repay the company's term loan, bringing total debt outstanding down to $2.3 billion and net leverage back to pre-pandemic levels at 3.7x trailing 12-month adjusted EBITDA at the end of the quarter. Richard Zimmerman "Ben, the other thing that I'll jump back to. When we went into the pandemic, a lot of question marks, we issued a $1 billion bond in April of 2020 to make sure we had adequate liquidity. Yes, you look at what we've done on the capital structure, paying down 90 -- more than 90% of the debt that we incurred to survive the pandemic and get us through. The reinstitution of the distribution, getting down to that 3.7. I'm really pleased with the rapid recovery, if I could put it that way. And I’m really pleased with what we’ve been able to do with the free cash flow to set the foundation on the capital allocation side for how we create some – create even more value for our unitholders. I don’t want to step over that because I think the impact of that rapid recovery has really let us get healthy very quickly. And that’s going to let us drive growth in the future."
  5. Here is a nice drawing of the layout by user RrevinEvann on reddit.
  6. https://www.hersheypark.com/explore-the-park/rides/wildcats-revenge/
  7. From the specs on Zamperla's website, the height in operation is 20.5 m ( 67.3 ft) for the 24 passenger and 20.9 m ( 68.6 ft) for the 48 passenger. https://www.zamperla.com/products/endeavour/
  8. If the park is getting another B&M, I would prefer a sitdown or floorless coaster with 7-9 inversions over a Surf, Dive, or Wing coaster. Sort of a modern Vortex from B&M.
  9. I am guessing a waterpark expansion is coming first. (Mt. Slide Hai, Deluge, and T3 can be removed to make room for this) Once the road running through the park is removed by the Kentucky State Fair Board, I would like to see some new Vekoma coasters added. Maybe a Super Boomerang, Tilt coaster, or a launch coaster. Super Boomerang at Fantawild: Tilt Coaster: Launch coaster: Kentucky State Fair Board proposal:
  10. Some credit cards, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred, don't have foreign transaction fees.
  11. https://seekingalpha.com/news/3872248-keybanc-calls-six-flags-earnings-indefensible-in-downgrade?mailingid=28707525&messageid=2900&serial=28707525.851&source=email_2900&utm_campaign=rta-stock-news&utm_content=link-1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=seeking_alpha&utm_term=28707525.851 Comments from KeyBanc analyst Brett Andress: “The results were indefensible, in our view,” he wrote. “In this tape/macro backdrop, we do not think patience is abundant, and management is likely to be stuck talking into the void until it gets another shot at proving this out next season.” Andress downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” after the disappointing results, voicing a lack of confidence in management moving forward. In particular, he questioned the credibility of CEO Selim Bassoul at the present moment. “Forgive us for not giving Selim more time to execute here, but this whole endeavor/strategy was pitched as bold to begin with, and in hindsight, we think we all would have been better off had expectations been gutted in the first place, not in the middle of summer,” Andress commented. “Our fear now is that there is no more pricing power to push on these assets, that we've hit the limits of what consumers are willing to pay to experience them.”
  12. I wouldn't be shocked if Power Tower moves to the old Scrambler location and Super Himalaya to the old Matterhorn location. This would allow a new queue for TTD and prevent a narrow midway.
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