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  1. Same. From the concept art, it looks like it might be gone.
  2. I love the fact that AE is getting some much deserved love.
  3. Glad we’re all in agreement. 2024 it is.
  4. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/11/21/bob-iger-named-disney-ceo-effective-immediately.html Interesting to see what happens next.
  5. No changes, but I’m sure we’re guaranteed another season full of poor decision making!
  6. I’ve always thought about something like this. I’d love to see it. Either The Vortex spot or where the Junkyard Coaster sits.
  7. Love it. You have a fantastic channel!
  8. I can’t believe how dramatically Diamondback altered/ruined that area of the park. They quite literally removed every tree they could for that project. Definitely removed some of the charm from Rivertown.
  9. With the announcement of Adventure Port, our beloved Adventure Express is set to open with “enhanced theming” in 2023. While no details have been released, I’m sure there are a number of different show elements that we’d love to see brought back up to snuff. This could include: - The return of the “Station Master/Outpost 5” audio that used to play in the queue and station - The return of various jungle sound effects that were included throughout the beginning ride - Updated show scene and lighting elements in all of the tunnels - A refresh of the final lift hill with functioning effects and upgraded audio What do you think? Is there anything in particular that you do/do not want to see?
  10. That would be incredible. I loved hearing him discuss the ride and the potential of new characters and show scenes.
  11. Man, same. When I think of “old KI,” that’s what my mind goes to.
  12. Not gonna lie, guys. Pretty bummed about losing Oktoberfest. But glad AE is getting some love and attention. The whole project looks great, though!
  13. I’m also on the PT reboot team. They gotta do something with Boo Blasters. It’s in an awful state.
  14. I was in seventh grade and went on a “date.” Gave my “girlfriend” a ring that turned her finger green by the end of the night. Ha. It was a pretty tame event by current Winterfest standards. I really loved what they did with the train, live actors, storyline, etc. I was happy to attend the event, but looking back it certainly wasn’t fantastic. A great memory for sure, though. The current incarnation has become my favorite time to visit the park. Grateful I’m able to say I experience both since the original Winterfest called it quits before my time.
  15. I disagree. This is obviously a clue hinting at “mohr” infused water next season in the VIP lounge.
  16. The Antique Autos last Winterfest was an absolute joy. Loved that. I’d love to see more seasonal overlays.
  17. Had a great, albeit quick, trip to the park today. It was nice to miss most of the rain. Unfortunately, still ended up getting a little wet. On which attraction? Would you believe me if I told you BBoBH? Haha. Apparently it got a bit “leaky” in the queue this afternoon. This ride is in such a sorry state. I hope something is done with this space soon. An “encore” of sorts wouldn’t hurt!
  18. Best season at the park in my 30 years. We’ll deserved! Congrats and cheers to another great season!
  19. Agree with you 100%. I think a lot of people miss this. Quite simple, yet effective. But they tell a cohesive story and the overall experience “works.” Unfortunately, BBoBH (in my opinion) suffers from a lack of story, derelict effects/scenery, and a non-working gimmick in the shooting aspect. I make it a point to ride BBoBH every visit, and as of the end of the regular reason my/our guns only worked 30%-ish of the time. If that’s such a big aspect of the ride, you’d think it would be a priority to have it work. To your original point, three dimensional figures with basic articulation would probably be more than effective. I think time, as it often does, softens our memories and if you were to look back at the PT POV’s you’ll see that most of those animatronics weren’t incredibly dynamic. Which is fine. Many of the characters featured limited articulation. But again, they’re incredibly fun and effective. The intensity, cost, and upkeep of those animatronics are greatly over exaggerated in comparison to those featured in other attractions throughout the industry. That’s not to say they’re not a lot of work and/or not impressive or expensive. It’s sort of become another KIC-ism over time similar to “Winterfest won’t return because of (XYZ Reason).” And we know what became of that. There’s a lot of irony in perpetuating the “too expensive” rhetoric and then turning around and saying that the non-working shooting gimmick is essential to the ride experience. They could do something really special. Especially when you look at the recent thematic elements /additions in Mystic Timbers’ shed. They could do it right. Whether or not they would is up for debate. I think anything that goes in that building is going to be held to a higher caliber by fans because of the history of attractions in that spot. I definitely thinks that’s why SDATHC and BBoBH were/are met with a resounding “meh” from fans. They were both progressively cheaper reskins of an impressive attraction and as result they ultimately fell short. Hearing Rick Batsrup talk about a potential reincarnation of the ride with yet to be revealed characters and a new Garbonzo-centric finale makes me believe that, if they were to involve R&R, then it would be done correctly. One can only dream.
  20. Because a good number of folks on this site are hellbent on shoving a coaster into every single semi-available piece of land within the park. The mental gymnastics preformed to justify a new coaster installation is mind boggling to me. I’m also confused to why everyone wants to see Congo Falls removed. Same goes for Timberwolf. There’s plenty of available space for new additions without removing either of these. It’s also important to understand that not every new addition needs to be a coaster.
  21. Consider me another who’d purchase all of that!
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