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Everything posted by DoomPlague

  1. They don't really have much choice there if they want to add something that big. Other parks manage with parking garages, like Universal Orlando. That's not to say its not a nightmare but so is trying to get out of the Cedar Point parking lot at the end of the day.
  2. I would think it would have to be pretty major? Didn't The Racer lose a dip before the station when FOF was built while retaining its status? Or that is to say, it still earned its status later on.
  3. I've had restraints move up one position/click during a ride before, so I certainly won't question that rule. I'm guessing its when the ratchet wasn't fully in position despite the audible click.
  4. The "winter music" suggestion strikes me as odd too. The park probably has to tread a fine line anyways with so many people afraid that Christmas is being taken away from them and those people will flip if they see as much as the wrong color cup. Since I haven't been to Winterfest since the 90s... What kind of crowds would be expected tonight versus Sunday? Does it change during the month? I imagine FOF and MT will have packed lines since they're the only coasters open?
  5. Yeah, we won't see any real layout changes but tweaks to sections is fine by me if it improves the ride experience. Though honestly I wouldn't mind if they shortened the brake shed and threw in some quick element before it. Does RMC even do topper track at all anymore? It sounds like Gravity Group's new precut/engineered track (which is hopefully what they're using) could make a big difference without compromising The Beast's claim of being a wood coaster.
  6. Someone on Reddit referred to the ride as "Beastie" and I had a little chuckle. I had been hoping to hear about re-tracking. So I'm pleased. And if they can turn off the trims...that would be incredible. I've always wondered if there's something they could do to the wheel assemblies to handle transitions better...
  7. Ultimately the name isn't that important but...goodness is that a bad name.
  8. Dick Kinzel listed as the agent for Cedar Fair. Funny.
  9. Looks like its going to be scrapped with parts going to Dorney and Valleyfair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyJAKxBC_TE
  10. Good point. Agree about those stations. Last time I was in the AE line it felt kind of run down or at least dirty. With Beast I don't really notice that much, since its supposed to have a rustic look to it, but I did notice there are some boards replaced in the queue that stick out like sore thumbs now.
  11. Banshee and Diamondback could both use it. Not sure the point in Adventure Express being repainted. You can't see the track from many places and its brown anyways. Unless they're going with a new color? Also, can we at least get the sign for The Bat painted? That would take what...10 minutes?
  12. I think ElToroRyan's source probably works for the chain and is probably putting some "spin" on it. There's certainly more to it.
  13. Between Racer and Subway I believe.
  14. This popped up in my feed the other day. I've heard of people living near KI that go to the park for food like its an everyday thing. I live too far away to do this myself but if I lived close, I would at least be coming by regularly in the evenings. Not sure it would be worth dealing with the traffic and parking on Saturdays though. What I found funny, one of the videos shown in the park on the TVs is Chef Major talking about food at the park and he gives an example of people coming to the park 4 times a week to use their dining plan. The parks clearly know people do it but I would think they don't want to give everyone else the idea.
  15. I suppose line jumping isn't a priority for them this year considering the other security problems but it would be nice if they kept security near ride entrances where they can keep an eye on the queue but in a spot where they can still spring to action for other incidents. Honestly, just a reminder about saving spots in line would be nice. Any time I see line jumpers they claim they are meeting up with someone, which is still against the rules. Obviously some are just lying while others think that saving a spot is okay. I've seen groups of 8+ pass an entire line to meet up with someone that they sent ahead. Frequent reminders about the policy would cut down on line jumping a good bit, imo.
  16. Bummer. Sorry to hear about all this. Honestly, as much as I love Kings Island, you couldn't pay me to go on a Saturday and I know I'm not alone. My last two visits were on Sundays, in October, which are often good days to go but both were more crowded than I'm used to (though not as bad as Saturdays from what I hear) because I usually go on weekdays in the summer. Wish I had gone this past Sunday because the rain, from what I can tell, kept most people away. No Haunt on Sundays, and limited night rides too but the crowd is heavily family groups. If you decide to go back for Haunt next year (not sure there's any good day this coming weekend since its Halloween weekend), I suggest aiming for the first Friday of Halloween Haunt. I did that this year and it was a great time.
  17. I still find it bizarre how that parks adds a new coaster every 1-2 years despite the chain's financial position and the fact that they have considered selling it at least a couple of times.
  18. It's my least favorite coaster at the park but I don't hate it. It's just...why would I spend time waiting to get on it when Banshee is right there and has a faster moving line?
  19. I think you just have bad luck. Granted, I've seen it have minor technical problems on my visits, including last Sunday, but those usually don't last very long.
  20. I would like to ride Delirium more too but am usually with someone who isn't a big fan of spinning flat rides. Plus even if there's a short line, you're still stuck waiting on the next cycle. A good lighthearted Haunt attraction would be nice to see. Like something more on the level of Phantom Theatre but in maze form. Certain mazes definitely focus too much on gore. I'm pretty desensitized, so maybe I just find it boring but adding more fake blood and guts doesn't make anything scarier, imo.
  21. I hadn't been to Haunt in probably 10 years, so my standards are going to be different. I went on the first two Fridays of Haunt this season. First one was a great time but we didn't do any mazes. Just lots of night rides. The second Friday, we did all of the mazes early, per advice on this forum. I was quite happy with the lighting and scenery in the park. I saw someone say there weren't enough scare actors but there were almost too many on my trips. The mazes were okay. Was never really my thing but they did the job. The one outdoor maze, Cornered, was probably the the only real disappointing one for me. It's just wide open and somewhat empty. Crowds definitely picked up the second Friday. I somehow got stuck in a one hour line for Orion. The longest wait I've had for any ride this year, tying Maverick. This isn't technically "Haunt" but I also went this past Sunday. The warm weather (high of 84) definitely brought out bigger crowds than I expect for a Sunday in October. Hoping next Sunday is much better in that sense.
  22. Good to hear that, Tim S. I'm not that big but I'm definitely bigger than I was years ago and the restraints on some rides have a way of making that obvious. The Drop Tower restraints seem like they were designed for people who are either short or thin. I'm 5'11 around 220 and on my last ride the attendant had to shove the restraint a little to get that very-short belt to lock. It's my shoulders/chest area that seems to be holding it up. Maybe I'm just too manly for it I have a similar issue with Arrow OTS restraints like on The Bat. While they come down plenty enough to ride, it seems like the same area keeps them from coming down a way that seems appropriate. There's always a huge gap between my belly and the restraint as a result.
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