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  1. I can't wait to go back to Banshee. Last season was awesome, and this year is going to be even better.
  2. The Beechmont one is roughly 1-2 minutes from my house (I live just off Mt. Carmel Tobasco). Decent area, reeeeal shady hotel. Agreed. I used to manage that McDonald's there. Lots of trash that LIVE there. TPR's Banshee Bash at Kings Island on July 25th. Sold out!
  3. They have all day lockers at the front gate.
  4. Exceptions to the no loose article rule is made for such a thing. If you NEED a cane or walker, you NEED it.
  5. Row 8 right hand seat is the best on the entire coaster. Not sure why people like the front so much. The front of inverted coasters are so boring. The last row on B&M inverted coasters is where it is at.
  6. Seriously? This is definitely false. I grew up near that area, (Ocala actually), and made frequent visits to Weeki Wachee and the theme parks in the area. Six Flags does not hold a candle to Busch Gardens, Universal, or other Florida parks. Why of all places would they build 45 minutes from Busch Gardens?
  7. Am I missing something here? All I see is our beautiful Action Zone and her brand new toy. The part came for DT! It's testing!!! I was at the park today and did not see DT testing. There was a crane near DT, and the lift was in the down position all day.
  8. I love BGT's pre-recorded spiels. You hear it twice. Once in English, and once in Spanish. "Please step into the coaster as quickly and safely as possibly. Once seated, pull the shoulder harness to your waist and lock you safety belt. Now, sit back as you experience the terror of Montu." "Por favor..............."
  9. You are going to complain about stapling at a Cedar Fair park? Cedar Point is the capitol of stapling.
  10. I have seen at least one report that even fanny packs were not allowed on Banshee; however, I cannot confirm whether or not that is true. Cargo shorts/pants are the best option. If it can not fit securely in a pocket, it can not go in line with you. Bags of ANY kind may not be worn on the ride. NOTHING but flip flops can be left in the station, and they take them from you so you do not have to cross the trains. CAPACITY. Plain and simple.
  11. Both rides are unique and can run 3 trains each without a MCBR. However, sometimes they do block on top of the lift hill. Definitely worth a re-ride. But you must exit the train and rejoin the line. Both load and unload have the retractable floor that operate independently of each other, so safety reasons, you must exit the trains each time. I rode them a couple years ago, and they are still just as smooth as when they first open. Definitely get down there. I am not a fan of the movies either, but I was completely 100% impressed with Forbidden Journey. It replaced Spider-man as my number 1 dark ride. Had absolutely no idea what was going on, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. You have to ride Forbidden Journey. I love Banshee, it has taken my number 1 inverted spot from Montu. Banshee is one of those coasters that just gets better with each ride.
  12. Ever heard of Dragon Challenge? I believe they are the only B&M's with a load and unload station.
  13. I believe I heard that the train in the station can NOT be dispatched until the train before it passes the sensor for the trim. The computer simply will not dispatch the train. Way to go B&M! Thinking ahead! The lift hill slows down to allow blocking to occur. The seat belt thing is bound to happen. I've actually been riding Montu a few times when someone has unbuckled their belt, and got stopped on the lift hill.
  14. Water is available to crew in Banshee station. Who told you otherwise?
  15. Banshee is pretty much a "gimmick" coaster. A Dive Machine would become a favorite ride in the Cincinnati area just as fast as Banshee has become a "new favorite." Me too. It has officially replaced Montu as my number 1 Inverted Coaster. However, a Dive Machine would compliment Diamondback and Banshee very well, and we would have an awesome line up of B&M coasters.
  16. I agree with a Dive Machine. The track size alone makes them look massive. I love driving toward BGT on Busch Blvd and see SheiKra above the buildings and trees. As much positive things I hear from people after they ride Banshee, I believe B&M's win at KI, and a B&M Dive Machine would be great for the park and area. This time, have a splash zone near the water brake.
  17. This! When I go to the park alone, the people I'm with don't have problems with marathoning Adventure Express till the cows come home. Also, you can stop when you like. However, I have three rules when I visit with a group of people. 1. No zig zagging. We ride when we get to a ride. (No Diamondback to Banshee to Beast to FOF crap.) 2. One stops, we all stop. One goes, we all go. (Restroom, drinks, food, ride I dislike, etc.) Everyone gets to do what they want when they are with me. I may not like your ride, but I will ride it with you. I expect the same in return. 3. Even numbers. So no one get's left out. If you go to a park using these 3 rules you will have a great day.
  18. Opposite of this. Why does the seat numbers matter? ** puzzled **
  19. i've been do Disney World.......when was this implemented, and how does that actually work? There is no extra charge. However at $90 + per person to ONE park at WDW, you are basically paying for it. ( I think WDW is actually $100+ for one park. They want people to Park Hop). In the past you walked up to a ticket kiosk, pressed a button, and it gave you a time to return. It was basically the same thing as Q-Bot systems at other parks. The difference is, is that it is available to EVERYONE, and not an extra charge. WDW has done this for years, nothing new, really.
  20. While I skimmed through this topic, I would like to point out that people complain about the $45 admission price, they certainly would not like the prices of the Florida parks. $90 for Busch Gardens or SeaWorld or a single park at Universal. (all 4 charge for their Q-Bots) $100 at WDW per park unless you get a Park Hopper Pass. Kings Island and Cedar Point should charge a lot more for admission than they do. Fast Lane, Fast Pass, Flash Pass, etc are optional, not a requirement to enjoy the park. There is also a lot more than just rides at the park. Just walk around and check things out. There were times I went in 2013 and didn't ride anything, but still had an absolute blast.
  21. I don't think it is just Cedar Fair's second generation B&M Hyper Coasters. I believe Steel Dragon's new B&M trains arrived with seatbelts already installed. They also have shin bars as well. SD2000 B&M trains are basically the same, except they are not V style. Here are Steel Dragon's restraints: If you look closely, they are nearly identical to Diamondback's. Gonna do some digging to see if Shambhala has received or will be receiving seat belts.
  22. I have to be honest.... I didn't read this thread earlier because I was like, "WTF are they talking about? I am just going to leave that one alone." Then I seen it tonight as I want on break, and was like "ooooooh, THAT noodle."
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