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  1. I thought there used to be something inside the arches as well. In any case, I’m glad he’s back this year. Thanks for the pic @IndyGuy4KI! EDIT: Ok, so I just now understood he’s supposed to be the “troll under the bridge” (I just noticed there is an arched bridge above him). Also, I wonder if they’ll bring him back for Winterfest as “Everest the Elf”. Though I got used to Everest, I prefer “Haunt” Al more.
  2. Oh, ok. Also, @NegativeGs, is that a picture from KI or Cedar Point?
  3. Speaking of weird things to do while riding Delirium, I almost always close my eyes nowadays as the swinging is pretty relaxing
  4. Said ogre has a name, ya know… I call him Al; glad to see he made a return this year. Is he in his usual spot near Racer and Subway?
  5. Good stuff; did you happen to go thru any of the mazes?
  6. Sometimes Invertigo is rough or intense for me, but I generally enjoy it. I prefer either the very back or very front as I think it’s awkward to face others while riding. My favorite seat is back row (as in, you go up the lift forward), seat closest to the entrance, though last time I rode, Invertigo was more intense than I expected (IIRC)
  7. Well, the paintjob was technically the same from when the ride was called Top Gun, so… Also, it’s hard to believe how fast time flies; people that grew up with things from the late 2000’s/2010s are now adults, and they have childhood nostalgia too (as I discovered today on Pokemon Twitter ) -MDMC, one of those people that called Flight Deck Top Gun at some point during its lifespan as both had the same paintjob
  8. That looks really cool and elegant Also, that’s clever how they translated the flag on the first i (where the dot would be) to the older style; really looks nice
  9. I, too am interested. Looks like someone (or someones) will have to ride WindSeeker or Skyride to see what’s going on at that construction site.
  10. Interesting development; I wonder if other Cedar Fair parks will follow suit (specifically, KI with Timberwolf; don’t know how useful the large amphitheaters are to other Cedar Fair parks).
  11. Agreed. It was fun and cool as Reptar as a kid, but yeah… Flying Ace’s trains are a little shaky. Though my last ride on it a few months ago (in honor of it’s 20th Anniversary!) wasn’t too terrible; I’ve had worse. As for the worst ride I’ve been on? Mean Streak, especially that one time it really jackhammered at the bottom of the first drop. If it wasn’t rough, it was mediocre as it just meandered around the course. It always had potential, but never lived up to what it could have been. Thankfully, Steel Vengeance far outclasses Mean Streak multiple times over and is a fantastic ride. Honorable mentions would be Dorney Park’s Wild Mouse (so rough and janky, even during a Zen Ride - and it’s not the coaster type as Hershey’s Wild Mouse (ridden on the same trip) was much better!) and Son of Beast (specifically the Rose Bowl and the nothingness that occurred where the loop used to be (I rode it both with and without the loop).
  12. There is a documentary on Youtube by Bright Sun Films chronicling the history of that project: I haven’t watched it in a while, but IIRC, the project had a lot of stops and starts by different interest groups and the current version of the mall is a hodgepodge of those half-built ideas.
  13. That's really cool, but I would pass as the whole unharnessed while being that up high thing would freak me out... but kudos to the men and women stepping up and doing that job! -MDMC, who gets nervous while watching Youtube videos of people playing at dangerous heights or the one where someone is giving a tour from the top of Kingda Ka....
  14. Here's some Pulled Pork from Island Smokehouse (2017):
  15. @ThrillKingsFitzy: I never noticed they used the same colors; however, there was another coaster I was thinking of that copies Mantis's color scheme exactly - I think it's a looping coaster in Asia. However, I can't seem to find it at the moment...
  16. I really like the orange track and turquoise supports (I'm a sucker for orange coasters!), however, I do think the old paint job was pretty unique. (...Well, not really... There is a coaster somewhere in the world that has (had?) that exact paint job, but I can't find it at the moment.)
  17. Though I've never ridden it, bring back Medusa's old color scheme to Bizarro (at NJFTP).
  18. The above "last hour" strategy also works great for mazes too... I remember getting through a bunch of mazes right at the end of the night when I would go in 2018 and prior - for example, I remember being able to do Killmart and Backwoods Bayou with no wait and then on one specific night, I did Field of Screams (minimal wait of about 10-20 minutes; it's usually an hour or more) and then booked it to Slaughter House for my final maze of the night. Do note that the park does close at Midnight for Haunt and not 1 AM as in previous seasons.
  19. I like that B&M Dive idea, @medford; I think that would be a much better place to put it than in Vortex's plot (cross-threading). Though it would be sad to see it go (like Vortex, Congo Falls has just "always been there" and also, it's one of the remnants of the old Adventure Village area - though back then, it was called Amazon Falls), it would be interesting to see that area revitalized.
  20. Flying Turns at Knoebels opened in 2013, but I think that was more of a one-off (https://rcdb.com/3458.htm). The last Mack bobsled (like Avalanche) opened in 2001 while the last Intamin bobsled opened in 1998 (info from RCDB).
  21. Your headcannon may be right; I've never thought of it that way... And I think a bobsled coaster revival would be cool. Of the two I've been on (Avalanche at KD and Disaster Transport at Cedar Point), I liked the latter more as it felt like going down the hill in a bascart (in the BEST way) - especially on the drops after a turn. However, my "better" memory of it may be because I was younger when I had my one ride on Avalanche (which I'm pretty sure I enjoyed; it was definitely different than anything I had been on before), whereas with Disaster Transport, I rode it multiple times and I was older.
  22. You are correct. Also, Delta Delta Die/Sorority House's last year was either 2015 or 2016 and Carnevil's last year was 2017.
  23. IIRC, Skylab was a HUSS Enterprise. Zodiac was the Ferris Wheel-like ride you are thinking of. I just realized we have a fact page for it (https://KICentral.com/parkhistory/past-attractions/skylab/)
  24. I saw the a Youtube video on the Poltergeist re-theme and it looks amazing. One of the cooler parts of the video occurred before the queue walkthrough was even shown: the camera focused on the house, which made it seem like it was the only thing around and that the house being filmed was most certainly not in a theme park (for some reason seeing that house from afar was really nostalgic to me), and after a few seconds, it followed down until it showed the lit-up spaghetti bowl of Poltergeist's track. It's like, here's this (ordinary) house... and here's this random roller coaster that just happens to be nearby. The queue walkthrough was cool too; I wonder if In summery, just another reason for me to get down to Six Flags Fiesta Texas! BTW, this is the video I was referring to:
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