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  1. Just got what I hope are the right concert dates for my community band this summer, and it looks like I'll be getting this trip in during the last full week of July or the week of July going into August.  I'm waiting on the last concert's date.  

    At least it'll be warm enough to venture into Lake Michigan while I'm in Muskegon. B) 

    I'll likely be doing MIA first, then staying a few days around Sandusky/Port Clinton to get in 1 or 2 days (still TBD) at CP, a day at Waldameer, and a day visiting downtown Cleveland and the R&R HOF. 

  2. 1. Launches have come a long way since the days of Flight of Fear.  Premier and Mack do a pretty good time in getting the kinks out during the first year.

    2. Not all companies have B&M levels of lack of downtime their first year.  Just because they're a bit worse than B&M in that regard doesn't mean they're long term problems.  B&M isn't the be-all-end-all. 

    3.  Parks need the variety

    I'm actually hoping the Intamins that are opening at the Busch/Sea World parks do well because I want to see them be a player in the US market again.  

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  3. Not every wooden coaster needs RMC treatment and you really can't re-vamp a steel coaster in the way that RMC revamps wood coasters.  It'd be cheaper and way more practical to build a new coaster than re-vamp a steel coaster in that way.  

    If KI goes for an RMC, it should be a ground-up coaster.  I'd prefer a Topper Track coaster, but anything would suffice. 

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  4. 13 hours ago, King Ding Dong said:

     It is A72.  Claw machines with aliens, what else?  


    Image result for i am groot gif

    silver2005, avoiding 1 word posts.   Also, this post self responds to all questions and inquiries. 

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  5. On 12/5/2019 at 12:20 PM, TombRaiderFTW said:

    ^^ So you want it to stay where it is, but in pieces and with concrete and zero trees for as far as the eye can see? ;)

    You know... I hadn't really thought of Backlot being themed to a mine train, but I actually really like that idea. It'd be like our own little version of Hong Kong Disneyland's Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars. It could even be, like, a haunted mine train with lots of effects in the tunnel from the MCBR to the former splashdown.

    Aaaaand now I'm gonna be daydreaming about this all afternoon.

    Does the 11th Commandment allow for wannabes? 

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  6. Riddler's Revenge and Georgia Scorcher remain operating as stand-ups, too.  Also Shockwave at Drayton Manor and a bunch of Togo's in Japan and including the coaster formerly known as Skyrider at Canada's Wonderland operating in Italy. 

  7. I can still see a Topper Track RMC working as those are always ground-up designs and only are partly steel.   The I-Box track on older structures is definitely plausible as a likely source of hastening structure fatigue, especially on larger wooden coasters where swaying structures are already an issue in regards to comfort.  The I-Box just magnifies that with heavier track, trains, and usually higher speeds and acceleration.  I wonder if NTAG and Iron Rattler have similar problems.  


  8. The creepy thing for me is I rode it within the same week, if not, within a few days of this and counted myself lucky for that timing.  

    Didn't they also reduce the trains from 6 cars per train to 5 that season?

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