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Everything posted by Oldiesmann

  1. The giant wheel shown in WCPO's article was only there for a little over a month last year and was a traveling one.
  2. Lakemont closed for a few seasons but that was a completely different situation and they still have quite a few classic rides. http://lakemontparkfun.com/attractions/ Back on topic, I think this is a terrible decision and I'm hoping they'll reconsider (though I would actually be surprised if they did). It just doesn't make any sense to me. Every time I've visited the park, the rides have been popular, especially among kids. My three year old niece had a lot of fun on the kids rides each of the three times we visited this year, and I enjoyed riding classics like Flying Bobs, Tempest and the Tilt-a-Whirl. It just won't be the same without the rides and I won't be as inclined to visit now (Sunlite Pool is fun, but it gets crowded and I like having things to do besides the pool as well). I don't think the pool and slides will be enough to keep people coming back as often.
  3. Hopefully we'll at least see a new ride at Coney next year since they removed Round Up. I'd personally prefer to see either another coaster or at least a replacement for Python, but I don't see that happening anytime soon considering the pool is the big attraction and Python is still quite popular.
  4. According to the article they were granted approval back in 2015 and that approval was extended in 2017 but expired last year due to failure to start construction. I'll still be surprised if this thing actually gets built.
  5. I'm wondering what the thief/thieves plan to do with it. Most people likely don't have the proper electrical hookup for such a ride, not to mention the space it would take up or having to explain to others how you suddenly ended up with a roller coaster
  6. The meal bands and FL+ bands are completely separate, so you shouldn't have any issues there. I'm not entirely sure about the second question though - I've never used FL+ at all.
  7. They're still doing Peanuts Celebration at Carowinds later this year (since the weather is a bit nicer down there in November than it is here). I do hope they bring it back to KI again, but apparently Carnivale is returning next year as well so we'll see.
  8. I don't remember for certain but I believe they do.
  9. Hopefully they'll replace it with something good. It does appear that at least one company still makes that type of ride ("Zero Gravity" from Battech Enterprises) but I'd be surprised to see it replaced with the same type of ride.
  10. The day many have wanted has finally arrived. Cedar Point is now offering a Gold Pass for next year, good for admission at both CP and CP Shores, with free parking and 30 minutes early entry to both parks (compared to 1 hour for Platinum passholders and resort guests). Current price is $99. https://www.cedarpoint.com/tickets-passes/season-passes
  11. That's a shame. I loved that ride. Any particular reason why it was removed?
  12. If it's anything like Camp Snoopy at Carowinds it should be a great addition. Camp Snoopy doesn't beat KI's Planet Snoopy in terms of ride offerings, but the theming and layout is awesome.
  13. New multi-level interactive water attraction, Seaside Splashworks, coming next year. https://www.dorneypark.com/blog/2019/august/dorney-park-2020-capital-project
  14. There's more than what can be seen in that picture. The entire ride is supposed to last about 5 1/2 minutes and there's a "mine shaft" in there somewhere as well.
  15. This picture on the park's website gives a much better idea of what the drop will actually look like.
  16. 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).
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. Here's the link to the tweet for those who are lazy... https://twitter.com/chadshowalter/status/1158554458080587776
  20. 2250 signatures on the petition at this point.
  21. From the American Amusement Park Museum page on Facebook...
  22. 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?
  23. 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)
  24. Here's the full announcement from ACE Mid-Atlantic.
  25. Definitely considering making a return trip to BGW next year... I'll have to see what other parks announce for next year as well
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