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  1. silver2005

    International street makeover

    You're talking about wanting an Intamin in a topic about the International Street makeover work. With the way you post, you often derail entire threads and turn topics that don't have anything to do with Intamin about Intamins. Its honestly getting annoying. I'm not saying you can't talk about them, but realize the context of your posts before posting them. Its like being stuck in a mobius loop with you and you're pretty Johnny on the spot about bringing up Intamin anytime you can. Seriously dude. We. Get. It.
  2. silver2005

    International street makeover

    ^Its honestly a bit creepy with how obsessed you are with Intamin that you can't even go without looking at an obviously tongue and cheek inside joke without clamoring for a new Intamin to be real. You take the obsession to a whole new level.
  3. silver2005

    International street makeover

    I'm personally glad they're keeping I-Street work under wraps. KI's entrance is one of the greatest of any amusement park with how the entrance building unfolds into the actual I-Street area. I want to be surprised, especially as someone who frequents I-Street as his favorite eating spot. I genuinely enjoy some good fountain ERT for meals. Even if there are updates, I might just avoid them. Sure I'd appreciate some hints to get my imagination going, but I also don't want too much spoiled. Its part of why I like amusement parks in general- I like a little spontaneity and surprise when I visit them.
  4. silver2005

    Future Cedar Fair Coaster Removals?

    On that topic with the CF Vekomas (aside from Nighthawk, its only going to last so long with Firehawk's donated parts, which aren't that many considering Nighthawk is the prototype), Vekoma is really good at getting parts out for their rides, especially with how many of each model they've sold. Coasters like the handful of Boomerangs (WoF, CW and Carowinds) and the pair of SLC's (MIA and CW) in the chain should be good to go for a while. KI's Invertigo has probably been the best run of its type of the entire line and its shares certain parts with SLC's. WoF's and CW's Boomerangs can also be upgraded to the new Vekoma trains which are HUGE improvements, speaking from experience having ridden HP's Sidewinder with the new train. I think there are trains that help out SLC's as well. Arrow parts get made by S&S (who absorbed Arrow) and with how many Arrows that are still running worldwide, they won't stop making those anytime soon.
  5. silver2005

    Future Cedar Fair Coaster Removals?

    Low ridership by itself isn't enough to remove a coaster. There has to be a number of other factors.
  6. The recent set of announcements along with Boss avoiding another potential round of RMC'ing convinced me already to go with my SE trip for next summer. Park list is as follows- Kings Dominion Busch Gardens Williamsburg Carowinds (If I don't go with KICers in March) Dollywood KD and Busch Gardens will be back to back. If I stop in Charlotte, it'll be quick, but I do want to spend at least 2-3 days in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg when I do Dollywood. I actually don't need a lot of suggestions on this trip because 1) I've been to KD and Dollywood already 2) I have made multiple trips to PF/Gatlinburg, and 3) I've learned enough to get by from friends regarding BGW and Carowinds. Lodging will be a concern for the Tennessee portion though. The way they parks are listed is the likely route I'll be taking (leaving my favorite park for last). I'll also be doing my first Holiwood Nights next summer as well, mainly to get more laps on Raven, especially at night. My last trip to HW was rather unlucky in that I only got 1 lap on Raven and it closed for 2 days thereafter. May squeeze in KK for that as well.
  7. silver2005

    Hello, Dolly!- silver2005's 2019 Southeast Trip

    I love me some blackened rainbow trout when I'm in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. EDIT: I could use a suggestion on a route from Cincy to Richmond, VA that doesn't involve going through DC.
  8. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Just to give a noise comparison- Banshee (aka, track filled with sand) Great Bear (aka- completely hollow track and the greatest B&M roar of all time)-
  9. silver2005

    KI Blog: The Beast gets its name 40 years ago today

    Were the trains being painted in-house or did KI send the trains to PTC for some TLC? I'd love for it to be the later.
  10. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    If Banshee were hollow, you'd be getting a B&M roar around the likes of Great Bear, Raptor and Rougarou.
  11. silver2005

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    What did you do to know if Banshee's track is hallow or not?
  12. silver2005

    When do you think Kings Island will receive a Giga?

    I've been to Michigan's Adventure. Its a fine park for what it is and I'd love to return. But Muskegon sure ain't a tourist-y type town that would benefit that much in CF investing in MIA. There's next to zilch to do around that area of Michigan, at least compared to their more prosperous parks and their respective markets and demographic pulls. Dorney is a very niche park. Its in such a saturated market (its less than 2 hours from 4-5 other parks of various sizes and means of their own self investing) that they have to be extra careful on what and when to add things because HP and SFGAdv definitely have more of the area's attention over Dorney. The reason they have rides like their B&M's and Steel Force is they were before CF added the Paramount parks and had different important areas to invest in at the time. Same goes with WoF and Valleyfair (the later being in the middle of Minnesota with a short season to work with and a famous, GIANT, indoor amusement park not too far). That script happened with the Parmaount parks investments as well. Viacom only owned the 5 parks, so they had to go pretty heavy on all of them, though, it was obvious that KI, CW, and Carowinds were the more favored of those parks. KD still got good things due to it still being bigger than Great America, which was probably the lesser of the 5 parks (though they did get Stealth however short lived it was, and that was a HUGE capital investment with how much development that ride had, probably Paramount's biggest in their entire tenure). Switch to CF, and KI, CW and Carowinds are getting a lot of love (which CF had to reallocate attention from other parks that used to have more focus such as Dorney and Wof) and KD and CGA aren't as heavy in the investments, though, a lot of with CGA was with the land agreements which seemed to have panned out and they're now showing a little more focus there. KD is in the same predicament as Dorney IMO with such a heavy player in Busch Gardens right down the road.
  13. silver2005

    Phantom Therater......returns?

    ^Based on what? That's a pretty broad statement to put out there with no evidence.
  14. silver2005

    Phantom Therater......returns?

    I say gut the whole thing and put in a Ghostwood Estate type system. That ride was slick.
  15. I'd bet it was LIM's. LSM's were just coming into being on coasters around that time (Superman: The Escape at SFMM was the first).
  16. I agree with the 'that's it?' sentiment. For having such a great start, just a bunch of 0g rolls and s-curves was pretty underwhelming. Then again, it was the first launched inverted coasters, and Intamin is usually lax on making good layouts for prototype coasters, so I'll give them a little leeway there.
  17. How about a B&M strapped with LIM's/LSM's that can go 200 ft?
  18. I'm not sure of how KD's land is laid out, but isn't it roughly the same size as KI in terms of acreage?
  19. ^That can't be- KD has Dominator. Also, it must be asked given KD's history- will they keep the mountain? It in and of itself seems to be a curse for the stuff that goes in it.
  20. Me right now. (Hint- I'm going to Doswell this summer) I was really looking forward to getting another ride on it. It really is one of my favorite coasters. The whole launch sequence is so well done even if the rest of the ride isn't as great. Also, chalk up another notch in why CF isn't going to work with Intamin anytime soon.
  21. silver2005

    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    ^Its factually true. I've ridden Michigan's Adventure's Corkscrew and CP's Corkscrew within days of each other, which was built around the same time and has similar rolling stock, but the floor is lower on the Muskegon ride than the Sandusky version. I'm on the shorter side and I'm still cramped on CP's Corkscrew. MIA's on the other hand is really fun for its size and age. Its quite re-rideable, and it doesn't hurt it has a flashy paint job.
  22. silver2005

    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    I didn't find T3 all that bad. It had weird pacing issues and the restraints cut the circulation off to my legs due to the fact its a positive G beast that staples it on its own, but I'd re-ride it if I go back to the Hartland. Same with MIA's Thunderhawk.
  23. silver2005

    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    The worst wooden coaster I've been on is Son of Beast post-2007 with KD's Hurler not too far behind. silver2005, who is excited to see how RMC Hurler fares. @McSalsa- having been there twice and have ridden both, I can attest to El Toro being quite a substantial upgrade. I do miss Great American Scream Machine though. I know I'm in the minority on this, but I thought it was great. It was one of the great park entry coasters out there, I loved how flashy they presented it, with the name, the all out American theme, and it was a monster in terms of size, one of the biggest looping coasters in the world. It was quite the welcomer and I really liked it. I really, really hope to make it to SFMM's Viper before it bites the dust. I did get to see Batman and Robin: The Chiller operate (both sides, which was rare considering the Batman side was down a lot) but it went down for the day right before the cycle I was about to board. My first visit cemented me being an enthusiast with my first ride on Medusa. Its one of the rides that really got me into the hobby and still lives up to being one of my favorite steel coasters to this day. To give you guys an idea of what Viper was, it was one of the only Togo sit down looping coasters built in the US. It was a rather out of the box design as it had several elements not really well known to Togo- and inclined dive loop and a 0g roll. The later is significant as Togo was experimenting with the 0g roll concept, both in this and their Ultra Twister models. However, Togo isn't really well known for using high quality steel, so they were notoriously uncomfortable, though, it was lucky that it was only 88 ft tall and wasn't even 2000 ft long. The restraints raised and lowered parallel to the seat, not like most OTSR's where they pivot. If any of you have ridden Togo stand ups, the restraints on Viper went up and down similar to how the stand up seats would raise and lower. Viper's restraints would come down very close to your head and they were very hard. They way they supported the 0g roll was using support rings, and they got the idea of using them for the entire coaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdF8v8H7V5M
  24. silver2005

    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    Viper that used to be at Six Flags Great Adventure. Togo's sit down restraints are awful, the support rings made it very claustrophobic, and a very rough ride.
  25. silver2005

    KI Blog: The Beast gets its name 40 years ago today

    Wasn't the name Champion being floated around, too?
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