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    Wisconsin
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    Top 10 coasters: 1. El Toro 2. Maverick 3. X2 4. Bizarro. 5. Iron Rattler 6. Lightning Rod 7. Wicked Cyclone 8. Skyrush 9. Intimidator 305 10. Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster

    Total Coaster Count: 152

    Parks visited: Cedar Point, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Dollywood, Six Flags Over Texas, Hersheypark, Kings Island, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Great America, Kings Dominion, Carowinds, Six Flags New England, Dorney Park, Mt. Olympus, and Nickelodeon Universe

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  1. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Mt. O! Growing up about 45 minutes south of the Dells, I have spent more than a few days marathoning those woodies and getting knocked around in Poseidon's Rage- truly the most exhilarating wave pool that I've ever experienced. I wouldn't be too distraught over the indoor parks being closed, however, as neither of them have much to offer. Their indoor wild mouse style coaster "Opa" was closed and removed permanently back in 2014 after a man fell off of the ride, which only leaves a handful of kiddie flat rides remaining in the indoor
  2. Mt. Olympus has announced on their Facebook page that they will be opening their parks on May 26th, with the limitation being that only guests who stay in their hotels will be allowed to enter. Given the number of hotel properties that the Laskaris family now owns in the Wisconsin Dells, I'd be willing to bet their parks will soon be packed with guests.
  3. Did not expect this acquisition- hopefully Cedar Fair invests in further developing these properties. I visited the New Braunfels location last August for the first time in nine years and it seemed as if not much had changed since my last visit. It is a wonderful waterpark as it is, but hopefully new ownership will breath a little more life back into the park and return it to the forefront of pioneering the waterpark industry as it was a decade ago. The New Braunfels park could greatly benefit from the addition of new major attractions just for the sake of dispersing crowds. Despite
  4. It's been a few years since my last visit to BGW so I cannot speak to some of their newer attractions, but on our last mid-summer trip we had no problem getting on all of their major rides several times in a single day. The only rides that had lines longer than 30 minutes were Verbolten (this was shortly after its debut year) and Curse of the Darkastle (RIP), which we still got on 3 times each. That said, the whole park is beautiful, especially in comparison to the Six Flags and Cedar Fair parks that I was used to. Even with spending time to savor the theming and landscaping of the park, you
  5. I'm personally still partial to "Little Bill's Giga Coaster".
  6. According to some random stranger who said they asked the park, it is because they want to take absolutely no chances of a collision. Yes, Mount Olympus claims that their one train operation is solely for safety purposes and collision prevention. Knowing their track record for maintaining coasters in the past, I personally don't blame them. However, Hades' queue moves tediously slow with only one train and I would love to see another added if it was deemed safe. It takes the lazy, unmotivated employees a lot longer to load a train than it should, and there should constantly be a train b
  7. First of all I'd like to apologize for the delay in writing this second part. I've been very busy lately, but finally found a few hours to sit down at my computer and type. Part 2- Six Flags Great Adventure After about three more hours in the car traveling from West Babylon, New York, we were in the shadow of the magnificent, towering structure known as Kingda Ka in the parking lot at Six Flags Great Adventure. Since it was nearly 7:30 by the time we entered the park, we only had two and a half hours left until closing and we wanted to make the most of our “night ride” time, because we d
  8. Thank you! My dad and I have had great times on these trips and have made countless wonderful memories. We have visited at least two new parks every year since 2009, and I am very grateful that we are able to go together.
  9. Hello KIC, Here is my trip report for four of the parks that I visited this summer in one giant tour. I've decided to break it up into parts by each park visit to spare you the many headaches that my drawn out writing style may bring you. Part 1- Introduction and Cedar Point-Visit 1 July 21st was the big day. This was the day that I worked ever so hard for. This was the day that I had deserved by receiving a 4.0 grade point average in last year’s second semester. This was the start of a trip that I had been planning and anticipating since last year’s trip had ended. This was my summe
  10. I've been to each park in the Wisconsin Dells several times, and have had a Noah's Ark season for the past 4 years because I live very close. Having been to these parks and other top water parks such as Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Wet n' Wild Orlando, I have to say my all time favorite water park ride is Scorpion's Tail at Noah's Ark. The trap door and the countdown in the capsule at the start of this slide just build anticipation to a maximum. Shortly after being released, you experience a prolonged moment zero g forces while plummeting and then are immediately glued to the side of t
  11. I really don't understand where all this hate for Six Flags is coming from. Three Six Flags owned properties that I have been to, Great Adventure, Magic Mountain, and Over Texas, I actually prefer over Kings Island. The other two I have visited, Great America and New England, are by no means bad parks either. Be sure to visit these parks before making hasty assumptions about them.
  12. Having visited Magic Mountain a few times now, I too would recommend visiting on a Friday rather than a Saturday. As far as ride strategies go, I would highly recommend heading straight to X2 at opening if you decide to go on Saturday. It is a spectacular ride and my all time favorite. Most visitors agree with me, and therefore the ride gets long waits very quickly.
  13. My first Diamondback ride was in July of 2009. It was my first visit to Kings Island, and I went with my entire family from Wisconsin. Since the only roller coasters I had been on before this trip were at Mt Olympus, I had absolutely no idea what to expect and was very excited. After an amazing day of riding other rides with my brother, who has always been terrified of heights, we decided to get in line for Diamondback. We waited in line for about an hour, anticipation growing by the second. I'll admit, we were both extremely nervous getting on the ride, but by the time we got off, we co
  14. I can't wait to ride this on my spring trip to Magic Mountain. That thing looks crazy.
  15. Noah's Ark in the Wisconsin Dells will also be featured on the water park show. In my opinion The Ark is a very underrated park and is truly one of the best in the country. Sadly, things have taken a turn for the worse with this new ownership from Palace Entertainment and I am concerned for the park's future.
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