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  1. On 1/21/2023 at 7:52 PM, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    I'd rather have the Crypt building be used for some sort of indoor ride that families can ride like a flying theater or what @Cedar Fair Fanboy always says, a vekoma madhouse. It would provide another Winterfest proof ride and another air conditioned ride to escape the heat or bad weather. 

    Paint the building in forest camo, or even just green if it's getting reused though, the warehouse look doesn't really work.

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  2. 18 hours ago, Gordon Bombay said:

    @CoastersRZ Was it CBS who sold the campground and purchased the GWL stake or was that Paramount Parks before the Viacom/CBS split (thus having CBS inherit the stake)?

    They started building GWL in 2005, that would have been before the split that happened later that year. 2006 was the first and only season to start with the parks under CBS.

  3. It's gravel, they probably just haven't bothered to remove it yet. I expect the drones were only for the Fun Fireworks and Fifty show due to operating cost, but there's no rush to remove the gravel pad unless they start working on a replacement for Vortex.

  4. 3 hours ago, BeeastFarmer said:

    I'm not sure of Mason/Deerefield rules, but many municipalities have strict rules about new signage.  But old signs are grandfathered in.  So even if a new "thing" goes in, they can reuse the structure and erect a new sign as long as the area does not exceed the old sign.

    That was a factor when building the new park marquee. The original one that was destroyed by a storm in 2003 was used as grounds to build the new marquee at the same height, instead of the newer, much lower restriction.

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  5. 14 hours ago, Vortex1987 said:

    I'm looking for the other Vortex pin, the one that says 1987-2019, but I cant find one online anywhere lol. Maybe I'll snag one somewhere!!

    It was a limited production one, you'd need to look around on eBay or the like for it.

  6. Might have just been too cold, either for operating limits or outright interfering with the mechanical components. Can't run a ride if the lift motor won't start, the compressor won't run, or the transfer track is frozen in place.

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  7. On 12/21/2022 at 9:25 AM, Orion13 said:

    I took some pictures of Diamondback getting repainted




    Ah, so the "tree bark" I was seeing is just the pre-paint blasting on the existing old red. Looks like the entire red layer was taken off the track in the pool, maybe it needs extra attention.

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  8. The red-yellow certainly made a bright visual statement when it was new, but it didn't fit with Rivertown, and came before they started doing things like Mystic to properly fit their areas.

    In those photos it looks like the track leading up into the brake run has a kind of "tree bark" color to it but I'm not seeing anything on the supports yet.

    It would be nice if the area behind the former Crypt building had a bunch of trees replanted. Rumor from back when DB was being built is those were cleared in case they needed to use a tower crane installation to complete the back part of the ride, if the big Manitowoc crawler crane wouldn't work on the back road. True or not, it's been left an open grass lot ever since and re-foliating that area would made it look a lot nicer.

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