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Everything posted by dr_humor

  1. I totally get it now. The 10 pm presentation is a funeral....or perhaps burial...for the of Son of Beast...and the Banshee rises up. I'm sure this thought was mentioned somewhere in this thread already, but I have neither the time or courage to find it.
  2. No wonder it had problems opening up on time.
  3. I officially cannot keep up with this thread. One last post and I'll sit back and watch until the 8th. And then try to keep up with the new ride's dedicated thread. All I can say is this: what you are in the midst of is a time that does not come around every day (much less every year) for what you consider your home park. Up here at Cedar Point, it had been awhile since we had the fun of guessing, hinting, etc. with Gatekeeper's arrival. It's Christmas eve at your park, and it's the "big present" you've been waiting for. So be excellent to each other...and enjoy the moment. What a great
  4. Bear with me here, but imagine having not looked at the thread for a few days, and finding this explosion. I think I can sum up what I have missed like this: 1) Official announcement 8/8 at 10:00 in Action Zone. I like it. 2) It will be a world-breaking coaster of some sort 3) Looks like a creepy theme/feel to the ride based off the announcement 4) And now blueprints have been found? My question is with these blueprints. I'm not calling them fake at all...my question is, where did they come from?
  5. A dark ride. They want a family, as it will be a family-oriented attraction.
  6. I think the key to a lot of this is not to over-think it. It's not like the park is playing some deep-thinking game of intrigue here with clues and puzzles to solve. Two numbers between 1 and 31. That means a date. You can make any calendar date out of two numbers between 1 and 31. Don's thinking of the announcement date. What is it? Well what do you get when an elephant mates with a rhioncerous?
  7. They've actually never fixed the problem (meaning, they're actually still too heavy and cumbersome). If a boat is not loaded just right, it's in danger of capsizing, or at the very least, taking on a lot of water and slowing down even more. The boats also move through the course much slower than envisioned, and there is a significant jarring (and sometimes painful) bump at the bottom of both hills if one is sitting in the right spot. I certainly do not pretend to be an insider, but from what I have gathered from being a part of various discussions about this ride, this was essentially the "la
  8. Ah I simply cannot wait. I'll be in Walt Disney World for the first time as a father with our 2 and 6 year old girls, arriving about a month after this coaster is scheduled to open. I have a very good friend who is an "imagineer" who is working on this ride, and according to him, they are a bit ahead of schedule. The "tilting" cars will provide a great experience...now we just need a "Temple of Doom Mine Ride" (sorry...boyhood fantasy). I honestly don't know who is more excited...myself our the kids.
  9. The only, only reason more B & M inverts have not popped up in the USA is because nearly every major park that features roller coasters has one. Or two. Which tells you something.
  10. The log flume! Yes, it is wonderful, especially since I am still in denial over White Water Landing being removed from Cedar Point (not that I don't love Maverick). It's the University of Mount Union. I must say I'm a bit surprised to hear that some of the effects aren't being kept up, especially on an attraction that is all about...well...the effects. I suppose I shouldn't be so harsh on Cedar Point for "letting things go" from time to time. Hopefully there is enough there to make it memorable. Of course we have our first rides on Griffon to look forward to as well. So where might I run i
  11. How is Curse of Darkastle? (sp?) My wife and I went to BGW as part of our honeymoon, and that was the year before this was built, so there is quite a bit new for us to explore. I'm very excited that our 1.5 and 5.5 year old girls will meet all of their Sesame Street friends. What I remember most about BGW is just how beautiful it is. To me, it's almost like Disney married to Cedar Point; a near-perfect blend of theme, charm, and thrills.
  12. Grizzly is a highly underrated coaster in my opinion. From my perspective, anyway, I rarely hear anyone talk about it, but it's a great ride. I just had to chime in as in a couple weeks we are making our way to Williamsburg for a conference, and we plan on hitting up BGW at least a few times with the girls. I'll definitely be on the lookout for the (insert dramatic music here)...ginger kid.
  13. Why would a woman that pregnant be in a line for Firehawk?
  14. I've never met Don, but I like him.
  15. I'm a professor of clinical and abnormal psychology, but my therapeutic degree is a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy...and during my training I specialized in child/adolescent psychopathology...so now I teach courses in that as well as therapy and general mental illness...although my favorite course to teach is the Psychology of Humor. (hence the name...my research is in...well...humor.) And you're correct; the idea was to make the diagnosis more inclusive, so when you hear that the rates of autism are skyrocketing, it does not mean that there is suddenly "more" of this disorder, there i
  16. Depending on the degree of autism, of course. Currently, we cast a net that's way too wide (in my professional opinion...in case you're wondering, I'm a therapist and professor that specializes in child psychopathology, so I find this thread particularly interesting), For example, if you were ever diagnosed with Asperger's, guess what? "POOF", that has magically become autism in 2013, but it's a "better safe than sorry" approach, of course. In the past 5 years, I've actually been asked by at least half a dozen parents to switch their child's diagnosis of a learning disability to a diagnosis
  17. I actually enjoyed the diversion, upstop...it made me laugh. Even if it was just laughing on the inside.
  18. Upstop...you just confused me. What did you just post?
  19. I only rode Hercules once, but I often wonder if my memory is tainted...it was still new (1990) when we were there.
  20. From a distance, yes. I think I saw a test dummy cry once.
  21. But his corporation built Hercules But hey...you can't hit a home run if you're scared to strike out, right?
  22. Mean Streak...where to begin? First, I rode it back when it opened after a 3 hour wait in 1991. CP built this for one reason: to have the tallest, fastest wooden coaster on the planet. It was an intense fun ride that never let up. That experience lasted a couple seasons, when the maintenence costs skyrocketed as it was literally tearing itself apart. CP's answer? Trimming the first drop. To death. Yes...as you fall down the first hill, your journey is immediately halted (literally) by a powerful trim that slows the entire train to a crawl down the first drop. The result is that the train
  23. I would have to agree...the view of the lake is simply breath-taking. By the way, from the top of Magnum on a clear day, you really can see Canada from across the water. Knowing you're a KI regular, here's another suggestion (nudge nudge). You've ridden Flight Deck, no doubt...so Iron Dragon may seem really "meh" to you...but only if you ride it during the day. If Iron Dragon is on your list (and why not...it's not terrible...it's just no Flight Deck), save this for a Front Row at night. It doesn't totally redeem the ride, but it easily boosts this ride from a 4-5 star ride to a 6-7. Are yo
  24. Yep, 1-3 is the fabled "ejector seat" of Maggie. Just don't be frightened when you look at the loading platform and see chaos when bording Magnum. The vast majority is waiting for the front seat (for good reason), but 1-3 usually has a rather small line as people are scared off by the mob up there. Another "favorite seat" at the park of mine is the very, very back of Wicked Twister. The line is usually short as people mob the front, but you get the most "twisty time" in the back, and you also technically get launched "higher" than any other car on the train. My wife introduced me to this one,
  25. Hank, if memory serves me correctly, somwhere in the neighborhood of 20 - 25 million was reserved for Gatekeeper. It's actually a very good question and a baramoter for what one can expect. I have not heard any details about the specific budgets for 2014.
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