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  1. Actually, Fury and Carolina Goldrusher both cross state lines, I think. It is quite possible that Nighthawk does that as well. We will be try to be there on the opening day or opening Sunday when it is not busy at all. Saturdays can be very busy.
  2. Copperhead Strike is the one I am looking forward to now. I am not a big dive coaster fan so that Yukon Striker does not excite me much. Canada's Wonderland is indeed a great park. Leviathan is a top notch coaster although I prefer Fury 325. Minebuster is a (almost) clone of what was Shooting Star at Coney Island. Wild Beast is a clone of Grizzly at Kings Dominion. Behemoth is nearly as good as Diamondback. Also, the park has great flat rides.
  3. Even though we lived in Liberty Township for 16 years, I never got to go to this park. We moved to Liberty Township in 2002 just after the park closed early for the season. Then it never reopened. For years, I saw Screechin' Eagle driving by the park without being able to ride it. It is ironic how I never got to ride a coaster that was closest to where I lived.
  4. Despite all the rain in the area, Copperhead is progressing nicely. Some supports and tracks were installed.
  5. There were enough rain in Charlotte area but nowhere near what the coastal area got. Keep in mind that water is far more dangerous part of tropical system than wind speed. Anyway, construction is going forward with more footings were built over the past 3 weeks.
  6. RIP Firehawk I guess I will not be there for the last ride. I actually like the ride. I first rode it in 2001 at Geauga Lake. I never got to ride Firehawk this year.
  7. Not much changed except for some footings. The work was going on during last weekend while the park was open.
  8. I rode Son of Beast over 1000 times. Only rode it 3 times after the removable of the loop. Frankly, the best parts of the ride was the first drop and the loop. That rose bowl section was like being in a severe earthquake. It was far more violent than the double helix on The Beast. The worst thing about the ride was the train itself. Premier Surveillance Vehicle was what they were called. I am 5' 8" and not overly big but it was crampy for me. Only way for me to ride it comfortably was to cross my legs. I always rode on the middle rows of a train. I did not think the ride was rough per se but it jackhammered like no other wooden coasters. There were two others jackhammered like SoB: Hercules and Mean Streak. To me, the toughest wooden coaster was Raging Wolf Bobs at Geauga Lake. If I remember correctly, both CCI and Intamin bid for SoB as well as RCCA. Obviously, RCCA won the bid and the rest is history unfortunately. I consider 2 Intamin designed Wooden coasters as 2 of the top 4 coasters, I wonder what SoB could have been.
  9. Ah.. Always popular Congo Falls line....
  10. It is much busier today than yesterday. I guess rain drove away some people yesterday.
  11. I have not been on Steel Vengeance but all the chatters around has the coaster that is good but not great category. Of course, I will have to ride it before I can make up my mind about this steel coaster. I always found RMC as excellent coasters but the train design is not great.
  12. Diamondback followed by Magnum and Maverick.
  13. We used to live in Liberty Township. We crossed over to Bethany to Kings Mills. We now live in SC. Long away from KI. My home park is Carowinds and Dollywood now. SFoG is about 3 hours away.
  14. I will try to put this. Grand Children's Park - Korea Eveland - Korea Kings Dominion Hershey Park Wild World - Now Six Flags America Cedar Point Geauga Lake Kings Island Busch Gardens Tampa Busch Gardens Williamsburg Holiday World Stickers Grove Knotts Berry Farm Six Flags Magic Mountain Carowinds Six Flags over Georgia Universal Studios - FL Islands of Adventure Indiana Beach Six Flags Great America Valley Fair Michigan's Adventure Dorney Mall of America Six Flags Mexico Canada's Wonderland Waaldameer Darien Lake Kennywood Lakemont Del Grosso Knoebels Seabreeze Martin's Fantasy Island Conneaut Lake Park Mt Olympus Timberfalls Six Flags Great Adventure Six Flags New England Six Flags St Louis Six Flags Fiesta Texas Sea World Florida Sea World San Antonio Disney Land Disney World Lotte World Adventuredome Adventureland Dollywood Silver Dollar city World of Fun Idlewild Canobie Coney Island Coney Island Morey's Pier Kentucky Kingdom Indiana Beach I may have forgotten a few.
  15. I will post some new pictures until winter fest if anyone wants to follow the progress.
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