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  1. Thankfully with Orion and B&M being people eaters my hope is most days & times are <2 hours.
  2. Maybe one day he'll come back!! Surely he'll want to ride Orion/Polaris/Alpha/Omega/Whateveryoucallit

  3. As a kid/pre-teen I was a big fan of KC!! It felt like a real thrill ride that I'd read about at other parks which all seemed far away lol Sadly, it closed during my "dark years" when I stopped going to parks and before I became an enthusiast. The stand up coaster at Canada's Wonderland (if it's still open?) was a good throwback for me though when I rode it several years ago Great blog post and thanks for the trip down memory lane!!
  4. Where are you? Where, where, are you?

  5. ^I'm looking forward to that too! I wonder how busy/cold CP was??
  6. I think an hour on Sunday/holiday's or select July/August weekdays would be sweet!
  7. I want to read an actual TR about today! It was by far my 2nd favorite KI trip of the 09 season!! (behind my one trip with my g/f) I was very disappointed I couldn't go last Sunday (was out of town) after hearing how slow it was, but today was right up there and with better weather! (more sun) Maybe it was a little chilly, but with a jacket it was fine. I only rode Diamondback (I did my obligatory swan song of last rides on my last trip 9/27) and it was so glorious having no seat assigning!!! From 10:50 am (DB opened late) to 3:15 I got in 22 rides, 8 front row and 14 back row all with breezing my way into the station without encountering a separator...it was like a regular amusement park experience for once!! And guess what, never once was the station every 'crazy' or out of control, and not every GP'er ran to the first or last row and capacity was still great! (I mean, B&M's are capacity idiot proof like that) Don't get me wrong, it was nice getting on DB in like 10 minutes by way of SRL on a busy July day like I did numerous times, and I was only ever denied a seat request once (out of 140 rides), but it wasn't always easy. So today it was just really nice going hours getting to enter a station the same way I do on virtually every other coaster there is. But it was funny hearing that DB ride count record holder lady saying Diamondback's station was the fullest she's ever seen it! (or in other words your average Tuesday on Racer!) At 3:15 I was burned out and left, but I was glad this closing day was about as empty as the other's in recent years!
  8. ^Wrong, posted like 3 days ago at the least!
  9. tigellinus


    ^I'll be gentle and just say no. Also, be aware, at SFGAm non-premiere parking is sort of a hike.
  10. Re: Food prices... It's not like this is Sandusky or Jackson, NJ! You have multiple Larosa's and Skyline's all within a stone's throw from the Diamondback SRL outside the park. Or you have the Mason-Montgomery Gold Star, which is how I roll! (with a UDF as well right next door for a 24 oz. chocolate malt, with an extra scoop of Homemade Brand vanilla ice cream added of course! )
  11. Rows 5 and 6...why bother? Sorry, but my disdain for the seat assigning is well known. At least it wasn't super busy. But last year at this time the weekdays really started slowing down...for anyone watching the DB construction webcam last year could probably attest!
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    ^Btw, I dunno how you're traveling, but 65 North around Merrillville, IN there is some major construction going on...as in, like, flaggers on an interstate letting cars go in bunches type major! So FYI...I've avoided Chicago all summer, but I know some people who have missed multiple innings of Cubs games due to the construction, and this is in Indiana, not the "Chicagoland" area.
  13. ^And yet fairs across the world do it ever day...it's seriously not re-painting the Mona Lisa here.
  14. First off, awesome PTR!! I finally got to see it! I've been doing hella flying this summer, and your PTR's have been a sweet time passer for me! Just a few personal comments...first, I'm sad I'm only (barely) in one of your pics! Second, I honestly think the better strategy was just to do the 2 hour nap and break after the lunch for queue optimization. Also, having stayed at all the major resorts this year, everything on property in my opinion is breathtakingly overrated while Breakers Express is very underrated. Lastly, as someone who pretty much only rides the 7 or so big one's at CP and not much else (I could never be Terpy's son with that mentality!!), I do get a kick out of seeing parts of CP I normally don't! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I just really dig the way you capture an amusement park from both a tourists' and enthusiasts' POV at the same time...mad skillz!!
  15. ^Count me as someone who's never gotten hit by a bug on TTD on over 100 rides...of course, the number of night time rides is probably barely double-digits, so maybe that's why, BUT I do have a lot of Kingda Ka night rides with 0 bug encounters (of course, maybe it's the Lake that's causing the bugs!, haha)
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