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SonofBaconator

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  1. Kings Island is one of those parks that's extremely successful and historic throughout its existence. Its success can stem from it's perfect placement near big midwestern and southern cities like Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Lexington, and Louisville. As of 2019 these cities have a combined metro population of 12,583,076 people and are experiencing 5.5% growth. To top that off, with exception to the 2020 covid season, Kings Island regularly breaks over 3 million visitors a year as a seasonal park. Concerning their rides, I don't believe there's a single defunct attraction
  2. Its crazy to think that Yukon Striker will be 2 years old this summer. Under Cedar Fair, Canada's Wonderland has gotten a decent amount of coasters and in a lot of ways can be seen as Cedar Fair's testing ground. They were the 1st park to feature a hyper coaster with staggered trains, they were the 1st park to feature a B&M giga, the first triotech coaster, and the 1st B&M dive coaster with a vertical loop. While some people have considered these additions underwhelming in comparison to other additions across the chain, its evident that Cedar Fair likes to try out new things at this pa
  3. I take CS's criticisms with a grain of salt.
  4. A72 was themed to Orion to a degree so is that included in Orion's theme?
  5. Knott's thrives at being a true theme park so I don't think adding huge thrilling coasters like Magic Mountain does a lot for the park. On the other hand, just sticking with family rides also won't help; its a gray area. When I think of Knott's and what new thrilling coasters they could add, I can only think of one thing- smaller and compact. There are a handful of thrilling coasters that would fit this criteria like freespins and sky rockets. However SFDK has those two coasters in the bay area and SWSD has a sky rocket of its own. To be honest I don't know what coaster fits the Knott's m
  6. I keep thinking Sea World is going to file for bankruptcy. SEAS had 5 new coasters to be built for the 2020 season and they weren't small orders either. The purchasing of 5 big coasters in one year reminded me of what Six Flags did in the early 2000s and look what happened there. No one could have accounted for the pandemic but I believe SEAS still owes money on some of their coasters. I keep wondering what will happen to the Sea World chain. Will they try to sell off all of their parks? Will they try to sell the Sea World parks and hang on to Sesame Place and the Busch parks and just reb
  7. Which small coaster would attract the GP? Premier Sky Rocket II S&S 4D Freespin Mack Family Spinning Coaster ? Other?
  8. Its crazy that 70% of their coasters feature inversions. A lot of their coasters are also pretty intense. Iron Gwazi has 12 airtime moments but I think they need a coaster that focuses on just airtime- no inversions.
  9. If we're talking B&M: Look at the land Vortex occupies. I'm not an expert but I think putting a 200ft dive next to a 200ft hyper would look odd. I think something in the range of 150-170ft would work in that space. If the park would get a "dive" I argue it wouldn't be a large one that we've become accustomed to in North America but rather something like a traditional inversion heavy coaster with a holding break and a 90° drop. Going back to the wing model, while I think having one would be fun, it would be illogical for the park to get one. There are four wing coasters within a f
  10. There's been a ton of Kings Island advertisements in years past that feature Dominator from KD and Silver Bullet from Knott's Berry Farm. They're not advertising the specific coaster per se rather they're advertising the park
  11. @grsupercity I have a question for you with MA being your home park. You mention how CP pulls a lot from Michigan, I don't know if they still have their Michigander Deal or not, but do you know if there's a lot of platinum pass holders who go to MA? Rather are there people in the Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Western Michigan area who opt for platinum passes so they can hit up both CP and MA?
  12. I'm no historian but I'd imagine it wouldn't. What trains are you thinking of?
  13. This isn't exactly matched up perfectly but its still remarkable how things have changed @kimv1972 do you have a preference on looks?
  14. Here's a better edit of what wood cabs and altered colors would look like (Original picture https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10218837939760685&set=gm.710714489611233)
  15. Companies that I think will come out of this pandemic the least wounded are Disney and Universal. Cedar Fair, Herschend and I daresay Six Flags will survive but I think there will have to result in some liquidation of expensive and old attractions. Sea World on the other hand is a whole different story. The company is in some debt from all of their coaster installations this past year so it'll be interesting to see if they file for bankruptcy or not
  16. That's not even a Cedar Fair Mack, unless they photoshoped green supports on Copperhead Strike for some reason I believe this is the actual coaster in the picture: https://rcdb.com/12340.htm
  17. I would be cool to see it incorporate a logging theme. I shared this a while ago when I was talking about incorporating MT theming into the train.
  18. I have 3 personal things I want to return Phantom Theater The Keggers King Cobra I know people will think I'm nuts for wanting KC to come back but I like to keep an open mind. The Surf Coaster is coming out so it might prove to be a comfortable alternative to the stand up model. I don't want anything huge, just something close to KC's stats. Georgia Scorcher is a pretty small stand-up and apparently people love it.
  19. Where would y'all put Hershey Park in comparison to other parks across the country? There are some who call it the park with "best coaster collection in the US" while others just look at as a regular park.
  20. I thought this was an interesting video and he brings up some good points. Cedar Fair has been cutting off some manufacturers that have been giving their respective parks problems such as Intamin and by the looks of it RMC. There really hasn't been a hint or a leak that RMC is going to work with Cedar Fair in the near future. I'm not saying it'll never happen again, heck they could have something in the works now, but it doesn't seem super promising at this point and time. Outside of Canada's Wonderland there's not an immediate need to convert any wooden coasters. I imagine Ceda
  21. I often wondered how things would be different if Paramount decided to leave KCKC alone and built TRTR somewhere else. If CF would have purchased the park with KCKC still operating would it be removed for Diamondback? Would Diamondback look the same? Would Mystic have ever been built? It seems despite the poor placement of TRTR it left an abundance of land for the park down the road allowing them to build a hyper coaster and a good sized GCI
  22. Credit to @KIghostguy for pointing this out to me and of course BGWFans.com for sharing on their twitter. No "official" word from the park but its on their Fun Card passes so I consider it credible. If this is legit then it's a definite game changer for Kings Dominion. I don't believe BGW would operate the same way BGT does in its winter months but only time will tell. Seeing how BGW will operate in the winter months is something I'll look forward to.
  23. ^The idea looks good on paper but I have a few nitpicks that would require some change. The station elevation- I don't know what's the tallest B&M station it but if its built over SoB's old station it would have to be pretty high The station is right near Banshee's- maybe this is just me but it would be too condensed in that corner. Demolishing Timberwolf- I'm torn on this Its too similar to GateKeeper- a wing coaster running up to the front of the park in Ohio. Multiply that by two and it seems repetitive Full disclosure I'd love something compact like X-Flig
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