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  1. I don’t know of many parks that intentionally burn the wood from a wooden coaster to “dispose” of the wood and admit to that. The Facebook post evens says that a burn permit was issued. Seems like a EPA violation to me.
  2. Top Gun: The Jet Coaster was painted in the Carowinds parking lot prior to be erected. I would dare guess it could have been a number of things from the park not knowing the name and theme to being cheaper to buy unpainted and paint on site.
  3. You should be able to walk up the exit of any ride that doesn’t have a test seat and ask to test the seat seat and restraints. If the restraints secure then you will have to wait through the regular line to ride I know this is true at Cedar Point and Carowinds as I have done it at both parks.
  4. It looks like a bleached version of Scrappy Doo but Scrappy Doo debuted in 1979. I have never heard of Tagg but could it be Scrappy with a new coat of fur? He looks like he was well taken care of. Edit: https://www.pinterest.com/amp/pin/432416001717656081/ I found Tagg, it is from Gulliver’s Travels show. Not a character I am familiar.
  5. Fury doesn’t run for Winterfest, the only B&M that has ran for Winterfest is Afterburn. Copperhead ran for Winterfest 2019.
  6. There were multiple locations proposed over the years. How many operating Major roller coasters are left in Vegas?
  7. Sweden has a similar population to North Carolina, herd immunity doesn’t start to kick in until the good majority of the population has the antibodies. With a population of 10 million; 75,000 cases(Sweden) and 99,000 cases(NC) is no where near enough for herd immunity to work. Case numbers would need to be in the millions like 7million per their populations to even begin to work. Bending the curve and slowing the virus spread is being down so that our hospitals aren’t overwhelmed with just Covid let alone all the other things they handle on the normal basis source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/north-carolina/ Dont forget to click on Sweden’s page.
  8. Wasn’t there a user here called Captain Nemo that done flyoverS of KI around 2005? Am I guessing that Easter egg wrong?
  9. This is my opinion only: Actually it is not hot or miserable, you just have to get yourself in the mind set that you are wearing your mask to protect your guests, your coworkers and your family. I find it far more bothersome that my mask hides my smile from my guests than anything else. I won’t say which amusement park I work at. My job is just as enjoyable with the mask as it was before pre-covid.
  10. One has to wonder if your opinion of the characters in the movie is part of why Disney won’t release the movie. I haven’t seen the complete film, kinda hard to get a copy of it but I have seen clips. From the clips I have seen, I agree with your opinion. Uncle Remus and his family are good role models; the little boy’s parents are poor role models. I also think that just maybe the film was ahead of its time and was intended to promote unity among the different kinds of people in American society. Again, I haven’t seen the whole movie but my wife did see the book it is based upon in a local store for sale about a year ago.
  11. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Coney Island adding things like Batting Arcades and Go karts in the future. I think if that were to happen you could see rides start to return. However I could also see them focusing on water slides and attractions.
  12. North Carolina started phase 2 on May 22nd at 5pm. Phase 3 may start June 26th but it may be pushed back, when asked about water parks, the Governor or Mindy Cohen(NCDHHS) responded with “That sounds like phase 3.”, however I can’t remember which one said it.
  13. Former Kings Dominion General Manager from the 1970s and former Vice President of Operations at Taft Broadcasting. http://www.interthemepark.com/dennis-l-speigel.html
  14. https://godzilla.fandom.com/wiki/Paramount_Pictures Paramount apparently had distribution rights for Home Video.
  15. Even experts can’t agree that a second wave is coming, some experts say that the virus will be like a bell curve with no second wave.
  16. The subject line of this thread is misleading, Amusement Insiders puts out a lot of clickbait videos. I wouldn’t take this as fact.
  17. The pandas are property of China on loan on the Zoo, the Chinese Government is extremely strict and would most likely not allow that.
  18. You aren’t in the minority alone, I say let’s spike the ball and go back to work. This virus is an act of god, if god wants to call me to Heaven, Hell or where he feels I should go then he is going to do it whether the government or I want it or not.
  19. Nagashima Spa Land was actually open the past few weeks but the announced on their Facebook just now that they will be closed for 3 weeks until 4/29.
  20. That looks like Windjammer..... How well did that one work out?
  21. To be fair, milk has faded out of popularity over the years anyways. I have had problems finding cheese, toilet paper, eggs, grits, tissues, paper towels, deli meats, soup, etc. But the milk racks are still full, I remember when a gallon of milk was $4. I can get that same gallon of Milk for $1.29 right now up from 99 cents.
  22. If the US peaks in Mid-May then we will be looking at around 6 million cases in the US alone and based upon the current rate of deaths compared to recovered 2.75 million deaths. Of course, this is assuming a very sharp peak which is unrealistic but is the worst case scenario based on the numbers I have been watching. I hope this Social Distancing non-sense starts working but based on the last 2 weeks and a fairly steady multiplier of 1.3, in my non-expert opinion the government waited too late to start these measures. I do also want to note that if the US peaks on Easter Sunday then the US will still have around 2 million cases. my opinion is based upon facts but is solely a non-expert opinion.
  23. Hanesbrands in Winston-Salem, NC has converted atleast one of the factories from underwear and socks to N95 masks. So yes some industries are stepping up to the plate to help 3M or other companies. https://www.wfmynews2.com/mobile/article/news/local/hanesbrands-producing-face-masks/83-d0d46c7b-31e8-4903-914a-c8d991cafd55
  24. More testing has also become available and at a faster rate.
  25. I have, I have a personal friend that lives and runs a business in Australia. The Australians aren’t really any different than Americans.
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