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  1. 6 hours ago, brenthodge said:

    I love that there is so much going on in the show that you really need to see it more than once to get it all. And as pointed out, some things don’t even read “best” from the front. It’s like the show can involve you from multiple areas of the park. Anyone know if the soundtrack plays park-wide? 

    It used to, I wouldn't see why it wouldn't.

  2. On 5/18/2022 at 10:45 AM, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    International Restaurant has an elevator I believe

    It does, but it's not in a public area and it's more of a service elevator.  They'd need to add some sort of path to get there and dress it up a bit if they were going to use it full time.

  3. 10 hours ago, Captain Nemo said:

    Yeah, when I think of VIP I tend to think of something more private. Is there a reason the IR can't be used as a VIP lounge during the day?

    It's not ADA Compliant?

  4. If you have younger kids who will spend a lot of time in Planet Snoopy, 3 days is probably good, including one at the waterpark.

    If you don't have younger kids, you can probably do everything in 2, if you rush, without FL+.  I would wait until you get into the park and see how busy it is before buying FL+.

    Also, it might be worth you buying season passes and getting some of those perks if you plan to go 3 days.

    Enjoy your trip!

  5. On 1/4/2021 at 11:44 AM, Outdoor Man said:

    It would be a unique/innovative addition.  However, a couple things come to mind.  At knott's, the utilities (electric) is fairly accessible because the course runs close to the main areas of the park.  KI would have to do quite a bit of rigging to get power lines where they would need to be.  Cost/benefit would likely come into play.  Secondly- KI doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to maintaining theming elements.  

    That said, next $30M project (you know, in 10 years- long after pandemic...)- don't.  spend half of that and create a themed immersion experience in the TRTR building.  Create something no one has seen before that you have to ride more than once (or three times) to get it all.  Orion is a great roller coaster; it's tall and fast... but so is Diamondback.  realistically, the park doesn't need both.  and that is in excess of $55M in steel coaster track that is redundant...  meanwhile, there have been two large buildings on property that have sat empty for close to a decade. 

    I vote to maximize use of what is currently there and being under-utilized before trying to add something new to the skyline every couple of years.

    Sorry, sort of went off-topic a bit.


    There's essentially power running along the entire ride, I'm sure you could tie into spots where there are pumps, operator booths, etc.  What I think would be really cool is if they would add a night time lighting package to it.

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  6. 20 minutes ago, gforce1994 said:

    Yes, a good welder will know what he’s doing. However there are risks at working at heights. 
    B&M has replaced a piece in the past for their coasters. With KI being so close, and the manufacturer having the CAD files, why not?

    People weld at heights all the time.  Replacing a piece of track is a pretty major overtaking and I highly doubt they'd be rushing to do that for 3 more weeks in the season.  Not to mention Clermont Steel would have to have all of the raw material on hand, they'd have to have time in their production schedule, they'd have to have time to get it painted.

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  7. Why would a crane mean track work?  They may be using a crane to put a bucket to help carry people up on.  If you saw wiring pulled out, why would you assume it's a track issue?  This isn't Instagram, you don't need to clickbait people.  

    If I had to guess, it's something related to the lift system, whether that be the motor, the chain, sensors, etc.

  8. I remember going to the first Fear Fest pretty vividly.  If I recall correctly, the houses were all subcontracted out through another company, hence why none of them returned.  I remember there was one in the KI Theatre back areas called Captain Jack or something along those lines that was pretty good.

    The Freezer, I believe, did have cool air pumped into it.  I remember it being colder than the outside.  I believe that it ran around the front half of the Eiffel Tower in the circle.  I distinctly remember a lot of the characters having "icicles" on their faces, in their beards, etc.  It was well done.


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  9. Did the park open the dorms this year as planned?

    Also, for the people who say "It's only about a half mile" try working 13 hours in a hot sticky day, then telling your International workers "Just hike about a half mile in the pitch black back to your dorm."

    Also, who's to say it's a shuttle route?  Maybe they are just adding lights along the path so it's not a walk in the dark.  Maybe the excavation in the parking lot is making a connecting path so they can drive them over to the employee gate, which is just on the other side of the main gate.

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  10. 1 hour ago, dbackdreams said:

    Ummm mean Sally you need trime to combat your jerkyness!!!!!!

    What are trimes

    They are brakes that slow the ride down and don't stop it.  Diamondback has trim brakes on the hill after the first turn around.  The brakes after that, where the coaster can complete stop, are called block brakes.

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