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  1. It will also be interesting to see how many first-timers there are
  2. It's "The Darkest Day" from the Independence Day soundtrack as mentioned above.
  3. Hopefully the park will continue maintaining the organ from now on. It's going to be great having it back this season.
  4. The only definite one on my list right now is Dollywood. Might do quick weekend trips at other nearby parks as well (Kentucky Kingdom, Kennywood, Indiana Beach, etc.) but haven't decided yet.
  5. Definitely going to be interesting to see what they do in that area. I am glad I got to ride Plants vs Zombies last year (I tried in 2019 but it was always closed when I went by it), and was already planning to return to Carowinds for their 50th anniversary season next year anyway. If this actually happens I'll definitely have to make good on that (and maybe swing back by a couple parks in VA in a repeat of my 2019 trip to hit up Pantheon and Zumbili)
  6. I hear "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Maneater" on the radio from time to time
  7. @IndyGuy4KI Any word on if/when the blog post on this will be back up?
  8. That reminds me of the time last year when the Burger King on 237 in Hebron was advertising that they were hiring for $10 an hour. I doubt that worked out well for them considering Amazon nearby starts at $15
  9. I need to get back to KK - I haven't been down there since 2019. The coaster event in July is tempting but that's the day after I'm planning to get back from my Dollywood trip so that's pretty much out of the question. May try to make it back down there later in the year.
  10. I might have to take the day off work for that. I might have to wait until a week or so before then to get a better idea of what the weather will be like that day though - don't want to take the day off for a special celebration at KI if it's going to be cold and rainy all day.
  11. Got mine shortly after 10am. Looking forward to it. @IndyGuy4KI Maybe you'll be able to get in as media coverage of the event.
  12. I'm hoping to go this year as well since I didn't make it last year
  13. https://www.holidayworld.com/shows-events/holidays-in-the-sky/
  14. Why do we need another big entertainment district out there? Newport on the Levee and all the stuff on Beechmont are both within 10 minutes of Coney.
  15. And people think enthusiasts are nuts for waiting 4+ hours for a new coaster... (Note: If you, like me, are not familiar with Figment, see https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Figment for more) https://nypost.com/2022/01/15/disney-fans-line-up-for-seven-hours-to-buy-figment-popcorn-buckets/
  16. I've never been to Coastermania because it's always the same weekend as HoliWood Nights, but this is an interesting decision. I wonder if it will increase the popularity of the event at all.
  17. I actually was a Dippin' Dots guy that summer, working at the main stand there at the front of the park
  18. The report from the fire chief paints a different picture... https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/update-the-blue-streak-is-gone/article_9a808b2a-6dc4-11ec-a0ed-97a6838b21ee.html This makes far more sense than a mechanical malfunction occurring during a sudden unannounced demolition, but it makes me wonder why the park would choose to tell a different story. Hopefully there will be a thorough investigation into what happened.
  19. Also an interesting report from a local paper: https://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/fire-heavily-damages-conneaut-lake-parks-blue-streak-demolition-permit-to-be-issued-wednesday/article_ba3a2bf6-6dba-11ec-af2f-d79c8c461eec.html They claim that the fire was due to a controlled burn that got out of hand, but mention nothing about the park being in the process of demolishing the coaster at the time, but that the park requested a permit to demolish the ride after the fire.
  20. I missed that part last night. Makes me wonder whether the coaster was really in bad shape or if this is part of the new owner's "plan" to revitalize the park. They've of course limited commenting on their FB post about it and the one sharing a news article about residents' reactions to the fire. I'm glad I was able to ride it when I visited in 2016.
  21. No details on how it started but this definitely seems suspicious... https://www.yourerie.com/news/breaking-news/fire-reported-at-the-blue-streak-roller-coaster-at-conneaut-lake-park/
  22. I worked at the donut stand during the holiday festival in 2006. It was a fun experience - those donuts were quite popular and we even managed to sell some Dippin' Dots as well (people were asking for them so the park put a Dippin' Dots cooler in the stand and added it to the register).
  23. The only time I've been up there since 2006 was for their Beach Mountain thing they had for a few years (and I wasn't impressed with that at all - if I'm going to drive 30 minutes I'll go do the real thing at Perfect North instead)
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