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  1. I was thinking about Diamondback’s paint job and I realized that I miss the orange seats that it used to have when it originally opened, if they brought them back it would separate it more from Orion with both having black seats currently.
    Orange seats ended up black anyway, and not by design.

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  2. What in the world does Funtime being the manufacturer of Slingshot have to do with this? It opened in 2002, long before the tower ride in Orlando. On top of that, hasn't it already come out that Icon Park themselves altered the rides restraint/sensor system, not Funtime?

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  3. No,  car on track was finishing up and made it to break run.    Just had not seen this before.
    Strange. Almost every time I've been on Orion, our train has left the station before the train before us clears the first block on the long brake run. That's also why Orion has the variable speed lift. If you'll notice, the lift goes much faster after the train has cleared that block, just like Beast.

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  4. Magnetic brakes are relatively new to b&m.  They used to not have these problems.  
    Skyrush's multimove is poetry in motion with the speed.
    Yes...first added to Nitro in its second season 20 years ago.

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  5. Ever since we acquired Stinger's trains from Dorney, Invertigo has been much better. Never perfect but I always give it one ride when I'm at the park.

    You also never know how long Invertigo has at the park. I made the mistake of avoiding Vortex in its final seasons when it was still an elite ride.

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  6. Ride wait times were excellent last night.
    Orion - 5 minutes
    Racer - Walk-on
    Adventure Express - Walk-on
    Banshee - 5 minutes
    Bat - Walk-on
    Mystic Timbers - 25 minutes
    Diamondback - 10 minutes
    Beast - 30 minutes
    Invertigo - Walk-on

    Definitely my most successful coaster riding haunt trip.

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  7. Our team has the health and welfare of our guest who was involved in Sunday’s incident at Top Thrill Dragster at the forefront of our minds. We will continue to offer our support to her and her family in this unimaginably difficult time.

    We want to fully understand what happened and why. Together with the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture’s Division of Amusement Ride Safety & Fairs, third party investigators, engineers and the ride’s manufacturer, we are being careful, methodical and thorough. We will not rush the investigation and will work tirelessly in our search for answers in the interest of improving safety.

    This process will take time. As a result, Top Thrill Dragster will remain closed for the 2021 season. The safety of our guests and associates is our top priority and we refuse to operate any ride or attraction without total confidence in its safety.

    Via Cedar Point's Facebook

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  8. I am pretty much your exact dimensions, 6'5" and a muscular 304. Everyone is different. I have the most trouble with Drop Tower and Flight of Fear. Banshee has longer seatbelts in rows 4 and 5 but has a test seat outside. Orion and Diamondback can be tight for me as you need 3 clicks. Try to sit as far back in your seat as possible. You only need 1 click on Mystic Timbers so if you've been on other GCIs with Millennium Flyers, you'll be fine. Beast and Racer have your typical PTCs where you will need 2 clicks. Try sticking your feet out to the side to give yourself more room on those.

    Best of luck to you from a fellow big guy.

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  9. I believe there's no correlation between PTCs and B&M clamshells. PTCs tend to be some of the more accommodating trains as long as you are not overly tall. Premier (Flight of Fear, Backlot Stunt Coaster) may give you more issues. BLSC does not have a seat belt which helps though.

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