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  1. I'd agree with KD being a close second (went there in 2004 and rather liked the park). The big mystery to me was Great America and the whole thing involving Stealth. They put it there (it was expensive as it was the prototype Vekoma Flying Dutchman, there was a TON of R&D cash shoveled into it), let it run a few years, and then put in a water park. Wasn't Paramount also starting a SIX-esque ride rotation thing? I distinctly remember one of the Flight of Fear twins being relocated in-chain around when Stealth moved to Carowinds (along with a possible MTV re-theme including m
  2. Those big Schwarzkopfs are allegedly Anton's masterpieces according to many an enthusiast. Very intense, lots of high positive G's (I believe Olympia Looping pulls up to 5) I'm dragging myself to Indiana Beach to ride it if that's the case.
  3. I'm adding Hersheypark. Very much a traditional amusement park, but it blends its past being apart of the initial history of parks with modern touches and ride collection. It doesn't commit to having a kids section, but rather sprinkles a mix of larger and smaller rides throughout. The Hershey influence (aka, the candy stuffs) isn't overdone but adds its own charm. Its a very clean and beautiful park, the food is excellent. They keep all their wooden coasters in tip top shape (Comet runs like its new).
  4. I feel like if the park was doing a winter event, it'd be announced by now.
  5. I want Invertigo, but I'm not sure how willing Vekoma would be to make up new trains with their vest system, especially for such a rare model.
  6. There have been quite a few parks with both observation towers and Ferris wheels. Its not like they can't coexist. Ferris wheel's views are more fleeting for people who may not want to stay up high for extended periods of time and the ride motion is relaxing.
  7. The 'normal' that was pre-covid is gone IMO, even when we're through with it.
  8. ^Are we really doing this again? Show your work. I think you're just messing with us every time you come up with some witty information and fail to provide sources just to have us ask you time after time to do so. A No Limits design doesn't count.
  9. If you mean that Arrow was trying to initially design suspended coasters with inversions, you'd be correct. Whether or not they'd be put in Bat on initial designs seems a bit out of the loop when KI probably didn't know what they had when trying to get the first suspended coaster.
  10. The world's tallest coaster is a parking lot coaster.... I don't see Scream leaving SFMM anytime soon. I'll add one to the deadpool list- Flash: Vertical Velocity (the hacked Impulse because they didn't pay attention to the height restrictions) at SFDK.
  11. Wouldn't it depend on the park's address, not the fact its in 2 states? Do they have an actual SC address?
  12. I first rode Vortex at night in either 1995 or 1996 (followed by my first Beast night ride, the first ride I had on it where I liked it). It was kind of the gateway for me getting into bigger coasters, especially since my first CP visit was in 1999, and without getting the nerve riding Vortex, I probably wouldn't have ridden half of the coasters at CP at the time, and then finding my inner enthusiast a year later when I was introduced to Medusa at NJFTP. It was great finally getting over that fear and I loved every ride on it thereafter. I really enjoyed riding it either first thing in the m
  13. The only way I see GL surviving is if SIX never purchased them and overbuilt there to keep it as a small niche park, and even that's a stretch.
  14. I only rode SOB in 1-1 and 1-2 most of the time as they were slightly more comfortable. It was mostly just jarring jackhammering on the helices and that last bit before the final brakes. The pre-lift and the few straighter drops it had (the first drop, the drop off the MCBR and the drop before the final brakes) weren't bad, but just forceless due to being drawn out. I'd put it above Voyage and Mean Streak for sure on the roughness scale. The Rose Bowl felt like riding a coaster attached to a jackhammer. The second helix was basically the lite version of the first but still awful. The Pr
  15. ^I think another reason it was stretched out was so they could give it the length to be the 2nd longest wooden coaster in the world (both the length and the use of helices were inspired by the father). I just don't get how you put in so few elements in a coaster that's over 7000 ft long. Most steel hypers aren't that long and have more meat to their layouts than Son of Beast did.
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