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  1. I remember going there in 1996 because it was free to enter during the CNE. Getting a chance to play N64 early was probably my favorite part of that day because of how hyped I was for the console to be released. I still remember playing Mario 64 for the first time and seeing Mario run around in 3D was amazing. I was also talking to one of the Nintendo workers there about how excited I was for the system. They ended up giving me a Donkey Kong Country VHS tape and a N64 t-shirt that I still have.
  2. VekomaRulz

    SIX 2019

    I wish they gave more time to process the season pass to get the free upgrade to gold. For Great Adventure it has to be processed by September 30th, if it was until the end of the season or even before Holiday in the Park begins it wouldn't have been that bad.
  3. VekomaRulz

    Has anyone been the only one on a certain ride before

    None at Kings Island but I have gotten solo rides at other parks. Dorney: Talon, Hydra, Thunderhawk, Stinger, Laser Great Adventure: Bizarro, Runaway Mine Train, Batman the Ride, Great American Scream Machine, Skull Mountain
  4. I'm glad you liked Zumanjaro. I also agree about Jusitce League. It almost feels like I am at a park in Orlando with the queue and the ride itself being so high quality. Nitro is also my 2nd favorite steel coaster. I couldn't decide if I liked Nitro or Diamondback better but gave the slight edge to Nitro. The Dark Knight used to have more theming and effects. Sadly, many stopped working or were removed within a few years of opening like the billboards that were holograms.
  5. A lot of Great Adventure's rides are even worse than Great Bear's exit and entrance setup. Zumanjaro, Superman and Green Lantern are the 3 really bad ones. I think they have 1 train running on each side of Lightning Racer all but 1 time I have been to Hershey this year. I hope they at least kept all rows open while you are there. There have been times they close the middle rows even with a full station and 1 train on each side.
  6. It's my favorite spinner as well for the same reason. Other spinning coasters like Sierra Sidewinder make me dizzy.
  7. Great report. Operations have been worse at Dorney so far this year. Only 2 people checking restraints at Talon and Hydra compared to 4 in past years. On Thursday I was wearing a watch because there is no clock in the water park and was timing Talon's dispatches and they were averaging 4 minutes (the train I got was waiting on the brake run for 2 1/2 minutes). There have also been bad operations in the water park and Thunder Canyon. I would have not expected 40 minute waits for either of those coasters on a Sunday in June. Wild Mouse is the slowest moving coaster line in the park. Usually 4 cars running, 2 adults per car maximum and the confusing loading systems make it a bad wait even on a slow day. I skip it much of the time even with Fast Lane because of how the cars slam into some of the brakes. Hershey's version is still running great with few brakes but less cars have been running this year.
  8. Traffic can be bad during rush hour. The Schyulkill Expressway is bad almost all the time. Normally I would say the Phillies wouldn't add too much traffic because attendance has been horrible (even though they have been playing great this year) but since it's against the Yankees, I expect a lot of people from NY to be making the drive to the stadium and it will make traffic worse. Dorney rarely closes early because of bad weather, low crowds unlike Great Adventure that will close early if crowds are low because of weather.
  9. Knoebels has no gates or formal entrances. Just open pathways from the parking lots to the park.
  10. VekomaRulz

    Dorney and Kings Dominion

    Besides the coasters at Dorney, the whip is a lot of fun. It's a classic Mangels version and is somewhat rare. Thunder Creek Mountain is also a different type of log flume that is built on a hill. A lot of people seem to like Demon Drop, especially if they have memories of riding it at Cedar Point (I'm not a fan because of how painful some parts of the ride are). There is also the Zephyr train from the 1930's that saved the park from closing during the Great Depression that is unlike most amusement park trains.
  11. They should be running maximum trains on everything except El Toro (my 2 visits this year have only had 1 train running and haven't heard that the 2nd train is running), if the park is empty, they may go to 2 trains on Nitro and Bizarro although unlikely. I was there 4 weeks ago on a Friday and even later in the day when schools left and the trains were going out half full, they still ran 3 trains.
  12. All were former Six Flags owned parks except Wet n Wild Phoenix. If Six Flags also had gotten Wild Waves and Elitch Gardens, it would be similar to the same parks they owned in the early 2000's.
  13. From Allentown to Great Adventure, it looks like the quickest route is to take the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike, to the regular part of the PA Turnpike which leads to the NJ Turnpike and then exit 7A which is about 12 miles from the park. That's is the same way I get to the park, I'm just on the Northeast Extension for 60 miles before that. It's probably the most direct route but tolls are bad. I usually exit the PA Turnpike at Bensalem to avoid the NJ Turnpike to save some a few dollars (and it only adds a few extra minutes) but that involves taking Route 1 into NJ and driving through Trenton for a few minutes and may not be worth it since it adds to the chance of taking a wrong turn (there are some last minute lane changes for exits). I would have thought I78 would be more direct but it looks like a slightly longer drive that way and traffic can get bad on I78 as you get closer from PA to NJ. From Philadelphia to Great Adventure, it looks like it's I95 to Route 1 and the Route 1 part is the same way I mentioned in the last paragraph that I use to avoid the NJ Turnpike. I95 is a constant work zone and can be bad. Where are you going to be that morning, in downtown Philadelphia or another section of the city? It may be worth going back to the PA Turnpike if you are near Bensalem / Neshaminy rather than drive on I95. I looked at Knoebels directions and they do look strange. I typed in Allentown to Knoebels in Google and I like option 2, via 309 N the best. It seems like it has less road changes and might be easier.
  14. VekomaRulz

    So, who bought the 499$ passes.

    I would keep checking to see if they start selling them again. Last year other Cedar Fair parks sold out and restocked them a week or two later.
  15. I live 550 miles away, I hadn't looked at directions before since my trip in 2015 was from a different location, it looks like much of the drive is I80 in PA to get to Ohio. I'm hoping I'll be going back to the park next year.
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