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Flat Freak last won the day on October 1 2011

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  1. This didn't seem worthy of a new thread, so I'll ask here: What are the details of Coastermania 2013? I have searched here, pointbuzz, CP's site, google news, and haven't found much. I was sure that details came out by this time in prior years. The only info I've found for 2013 is a mention on pointbuzz's home page of the date: June 7. We are thinking of a trip northward for some Gatekeeper ERTs!
  2. The parking lot has trash cans? You'd certainly never know it by observing all the trash laying around at the end of the night. It makes me sick. Trashy people! If you can't walk 50 feet to dispose of it, just throw it in your car and take it home.
  3. They're going to take the top spin out of the Crypt building, bolt some wheels on the bottom, and run it on the SOB tracks. Rumor?
  4. We were there on closing day last year. A decent day, somewhat overcast, about 45*F by closing time. The park was crowded earlier with families with young children, and some spillover into the big rides. By 6pm, most everything was almost a walk-on. By 8pm closing, we did four consecutive re-rides on Diamondback. We were there today (Sunday) for three hours open until about 130. Diamondback, Delirium, Beast, Racer, Drop Zone were all walk-on. BLSC was about a five train wait. WindSeeker was a two-cycle wait because they were only running at half capacity when we rode. The Gold Pass lot was CO
  5. I heard good things about Wild Bear Falls, which is in Gatlinburg (which can be a loooooong drive from Dollywood depending on traffic) from my cousin that has stayed there. Can't answer the fireworks question. I got a good laugh out of your thread title "hotels near Dollywood." Yes, there are one or two. Hundred.
  6. Related, for those that don't know, every Sunday in October is bring-a-friend for passholders for $21.99. Sorry that won't help the original poster, just FYI.
  7. The right hand turn immediately before the shed is going to need some offseason attention. I rode today 5x for the first time in two months, and it really stood out. Lots of uncomfortable side-to-side motion in that turn.
  8. I think WindSeeker is a great development. A ride that so significantly changes the skyline of any park, especially at night, creates visual interest and off-season buzz...all for only $5 million...I would wager that Cedar Fair is verrrrrry happy with WindSeeker. It's ridiculously high, but it's family friendly. There really aren't many 300' rides that are so stable and so accessible. No, it's not the most thrilling ride ever (except for those afraid of heights!) Yes, the first four had some technical difficulties at open, but as far as I know, they've been running almost continuously ever s
  9. I'm trying to see what part of that is wrong My daughter and I get a kick out of this thread and similar "rumors" like Vortex sinking and the like. So joking around, we repeat a lot of them. Here's two: In line for only our third ride ever on Millennium Force, she had forgotten that the riders exit before the train returns to the loading part of the station. Thinking that maybe they had dispatched an empty train, completely deadpan, she said "Wonder why the train's empty?" I responded with "they all fell out on the loop." The two girls next to us looked at me like I was the devil. In line
  10. Your experience is as peculiar as it is shocking. I would chalk it up as one bad ride as to a bad ride and certainly give it a few more tries. I'll take your word for it, and try it again. Right now, Magnum is 0/1. It was a really miserable experience for both of us. Mean Streak, on the other hand, wasn't as rough as I've been led to believe and was actually quite fun. It was still rough, but what woodie isn't. I remembered the comments from last year when part of Mean Streak caught on fire and many people said they should have just let it burn. Unless there is a consistant wait, GW has to
  11. Starlight is on Frontier Trail not in Frontier Town. Thanks for the correction! I did not know there was a difference. Correct that to say Frontier Trail is great. It really is neat walking through there at night after a closing ride on Skyhawk or Maverick.
  12. Thanks for the kind words. Opinions are great, and I love hearing opposing opinions. Life would be boring if we all agreed on everything. Easy, but boring. Magm - how are you not getting airtime on Diamondback? Stapling yourself? Or getting stapled? Riding in the middle every time? I'm no coaster expert with lots of other rides to compare it to, but sometimes I think I'm floating half the ride on Diamondback. I do agree about the end of Millie. The rush past the station and the last overbanked turn are pretty exciting. Also, I loved Millie at night where the lack of visual interest was counte
  13. As the thread title says, I haven't been to CP in at least 25 years. I remember very little of the trip then or the rides. I was in the 10-15 year old range, don't remember exactly. I just finished taking my ride warrior daughter (11) there for four consecutive days. We didn't spend all of each day in the park. We spent most of Monday (left in the afternoon for naps as we had arrived very late Sunday night), most of Tuesday (left in the afternoon to meet friends in Sandusky), afternoon and evening Wednesday (spent the early part of the day at Put-In-Bay), and until noon Thursday (went for some
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