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Oldiesmann

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  1. This picture on the park's website gives a much better idea of what the drop will actually look like.
  2. Looks like an awesome attraction but I agree that the drop looks ridiculously steep in that image, especially for what's being called a family ride. I also love the records they come up with for these new rides - this time "tallest drop on a raft ride in the western hemisphere". This beats out the current record holder by 9 feet (Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando, which just opened in October of last year).
  3. Looks like KI isn't going to be the only CF park making a big announcement on Thursday... With the removal of Stinger last year (and the recent closure of Dinosaurs Alive, which I believe was pretty close to Stinger), could this point to Dorney finally getting a new (non-relocated) coaster for the first time in over a decade?
  4. WCPO just had a story on about this. Apparently attendance was pretty low - they said they weren't even seeing very high attendance among passholders who get a free ticket to the event. There's nothing on WCPO's website about it yet though.
  5. Here's the link to the tweet for those who are lazy... https://twitter.com/chadshowalter/status/1158554458080587776
  6. 2250 signatures on the petition at this point.
  7. From the American Amusement Park Museum page on Facebook...
  8. This is making me seriously consider a trip to Carowinds again later this year. I've got enough vacation time left that I could theoretically do it. It's just a matter of whether I want to drive to Charlotte that close to Christmas... Anyone know what the weather's like down there that time of year?
  9. They're up to 1825 signatures on that petition now. It'll be fun to see how many it gets to before the announcement (or announcement of the announcement anyway)
  10. Here's the full announcement from ACE Mid-Atlantic.
  11. Definitely considering making a return trip to BGW next year... I'll have to see what other parks announce for next year as well
  12. Depending on what this turns out to be (among other factors), I might have to make a repeat Carowinds/KD/BGW trip next year...
  13. Always thought taking a cruise would be fun. I might have to try that one of these days.
  14. They had a rotating observation tower (similar to Carowinds' SkyTower) but it was knocked down in September of 2012.
  15. Charges have already been filed in relation to this incident... https://nypost.com/2019/07/15/six-charged-in-carnival-ride-tragedy-that-killed-2-in-india/
  16. Interestingly enough the app currently only lets you pre-order pizza, but the burrito restaurant had a door labeled "mobile order pickup" or something similar.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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:
  22. For some reason the forum software doesn't want to generate a thumbnail for that image... Maybe it'll work as an attachment?
  23. It's official now. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190703005058/en/Cedar-Fair-Acquires-Sawmill-Creek-Resort-Located
  24. 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
  25. 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
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