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  1. Part of that might be due to the fact that we had so much rain early in the season. It'll be interesting to see what figures look like later in the year, now that the monsoon season seems to be over
  2. Here's a video from 1980 showing the trams. I'm not sure how much changed in the 20-something years between when this was shot and when they were discontinued, but it should give you a good idea.
  3. You can also do that in Google Maps. Open the app, tap on the blue dot indicating your location and there's an option to save your parking. I typically just make a note (mentally and/or digitally) of the row I'm in though.
  4. They're doing "Island Nights" in the waterpark from 8-11 the next three Fridays: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/events/island-nights Might swing by there on the 19th depending on what time I get home from vacation.
  5. Something is broken with regards to external images. If I try to post an image from an external site, I just get a broken image instead. If I actually attach the file to the post, it works fine. Example:
  6. For some reason the forum software doesn't want to generate a thumbnail for that image... Maybe it'll work as an attachment?
  7. It's official now. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190703005058/en/Cedar-Fair-Acquires-Sawmill-Creek-Resort-Located
  8. The Sandusky Register is reporting that a "reliable source" has told them that Cedar Fair has signed an agreement to purchase Sawmill Creek Resort. This could be quite an interesting development if it's true. I've never been to Sawmill but it seems to be a pretty popular destination in that area. http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201907020011
  9. Acquisition is now complete... https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2019/Cedar-Fair-Completes-the-Acquisition-of-Land-Beneath-Californias-Great-America-in-Santa-Clara/default.aspx
  10. The support structure seems to be there still but the rest of the ride is gone, as is the sign for it.
  11. Oldiesmann

    Roundup

    I was at Coney for a while on Friday for my brother-in-law's company picnic, and noticed that the Roundup is gone. What happened to it? That was one of my favorite rides at Coney.
  12. https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2019/Cedar-Fair-Signs-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-Two-Iconic-Texas-Water-Parks-From-Schlitterbahn/default.aspx This also allows them to acquire the land from the one in Kansas City for development as well...
  13. Question for those who have been there... How easy is it to do BGW in a day, preferably without springing for Quick Queue Unlimited? I'm going to be hitting Carowinds and KD next month and am thinking of dropping the second full day at KD in favor of a trip to BGW instead, but don't want to go only to end up not being able to ride much due to long lines (and QQU is an extra $55). They have a deal on their site now where you can get admission, all-day drinks and all-day dining for $99 + tax as well, which makes it even more tempting.
  14. It is, per the park's website. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/events/grand-carnivale
  15. I've been spending a ton of time in Planet Snoopy the past couple of years due to having two young nieces (ages 1 and 3). While I do think it's due for an overhaul, the existing rides are all still incredibly popular. There's also not a whole lot of room for something new unless they start creeping into the big empty space by the Snack Shack and the petting zoo. I also don't see the name changing from Planet Snoopy to Camp Snoopy because there's no reason to do so.
  16. As far as Mammoth and Wildebeest go, I count water coasters separately from regular coasters. I believe I've been on 3 or 4 of them now (both of the ones at HW, plus the one at The Beach in Mason and I believe the one at Kentucky Kingdom as well)
  17. I need to make a trip out there one of these days. That's the only park within 3 1/2 hours of Cincinnati I haven't hit yet.
  18. Hard to explain without getting too technical, but basically they figured out how to feed all of that information into the URL to make it display whatever they want.
  19. Here's a video of Kings Dominion's fountain from a few weeks ago. I imagine we'll eventually be seeing something similar.
  20. Found this on YouTube...
  21. Visited the park for a while before work this morning. Didn't get a chance to ride Antique Autos or any coasters but got in some rides with my older niece. It was particularly nice to see that the carousel organ was working again - far better than it has the past few years it seems. Hopefully it stays working this time.
  22. Lakemont Park in Altoona, PA will finally be reopening this year after being closed the past two seasons (and of course this would happen when I'm not going to PA for the first time in 3 or 4 years). They don't seem to have an opening date set yet (their site just says "Opening Summer 2019"), but it's good to see that they're going to be open again. I was planning to make a trip to Lakemont in 2017 but ended up at DelGrosso's instead (also in the Altoona area) since they were closed that year.
  23. On the subject of Culver's, there's one of those about 10 minutes from KI as well for those who may not know. https://www.culvers.com/restaurants/mason.
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