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  1. On 7/20/2022 at 6:03 PM, FUN&ONLY! said:

    It is sad to see such a policy from Cedar Fair. Knott’s Berry Farm is punishing the people that do behave.

    I think it’s more of a PR thing. They want to let people know that they’re responding to the issue. While it does make it difficult for those who obey the rules, they have to prevent things from getting worse from those who don’t. All and all they’re trying to make the park safer for all guests who enter, whether they follow the park rules or not.

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  2. There are separate threads for specific parks but I thought it might be useful for people to compile all of the Cedar Fair 2023 additions, whether they’re confirmed, leaked, or rumored, together. I did not include the Schlitterbahn parks, CGA, or Gilroy Gardens.

    I’ll make edits to this post when there are more updates so please reply with whatever info you’ve got!


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  3. 11 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    Here's an idea to make it International Street: relocate the park services warehouse and gut out the peanuts showplace. Then use that space as extra queue space and have the entrance across from chick fil a next to the family care center. You could even do a pre show in a section of it like Hagrids.

    That would be a lot of relocation just to make it connected to one specific section. When it was Hanna-Barbera land Phantom Theater was there. They can still call that little stretch of pathway by the first aid building international Street

  4. 5 hours ago, beastfan11 said:

    Don’t quote me on this, but I think there’s a situation where the train (per someone’s guidelines) would either be able to run during Haunt or Winterfest. 

    Could anyone “in the know” elaborate? 

    I don’t think that’s the case from what I’ve been told. I think it comes down to staffing. Winterfest needs the train open more than Haunt does. 

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  5. No one likes going through long que lines but they serve a purpose. When I’m at the park, I often wonder if it would be beneficial to open up the entire que line, regardless of park attendance. I’ve experienced this on trips to Busch Gardens and it’s not that bad; I’m still walking so I don’t really feel like I’m waiting. Of course there will always be people who try to hop the lines and that can be handled by security. My argument is, if people continue to walk throughout the que, they won’t necessarily be “waiting” in line.

    I’m not saying that Banshee needs to have the whole que open, the same with Racer and the inside part of Flight of Fear, but there are some rides that I think would benefit. When Firehawk left, Flight of Fear absorbed its old que. I personally think having people walk through the old Firehawk que before entering the Flight of Fear building would shorten lines. The same can be said for Diamondback and the part of the que line that runs parallel to the lift hill.

    Am I off on this? Would this be something that you’d want to see? I remember walking the old White Water Canyon que and loving the feeling of not having to wait as long; the same can be said for The Bat.

  6. I personally think the train should make a return. It doesn’t have to necessarily stop halfway like the last time, (it can’t anymore since the haunt platform is gone), but rather take guests on a full lap like Winterfest. Each set of passenger cars can hold a large amount of people and could really help alleviate midway traffic. The train could pass by multiple scary scenes and possibly even live actors. I’m not sure how practical this all would be but it would be another haunt attraction at the park’s disposal.

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  7. 26 minutes ago, super7 said:

    But seeing how Knotts Bear-y tales was brought back as a cheaper screen based ride by Cedar Fair, that’s probably what would happen. 

    While that may be the case for one ride- I wouldn’t apply that to everything. Look at the refurbishments of the Timber Mountain log ride, the Calico mine ride, and Calico river ride that feature animatronics. I think Knott’s wanted to keep that buildings shooting style ride so they took the tech from Voyage to the Iron Reef and applied it to classic IP.

    Unless the park brings back Phantom Theater like Knott’s did to Bear-y tales, I think it’ll be fine

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  8. 46 minutes ago, dustyj86 said:

    I suppose I am missing where the concern is founded. If anyone is tall enough to ride an attraction either with or without a taller companion- what’s to worry about? I’m pretty sure any ride op won’t allow a toddler or multiple toddlers to ride.

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    I suppose not, but things can happen. A lot of children’s play areas have one way in and one way out; ie Chuck E Cheese, McDonald’s Play Place, etc. With pathways to I-Street, Rivertown, and Soak City, Planet Snoopy is by no means a “one way in” section, I just don’t see the need for a transport ride to take people out of that area. A lot of the guests who take their young kids to Planet Snoopy have strollers and wagons that they use, so they’re already planning on walking.

    I might be the minority, I just don’t see a need for a skyride to go across the park. I personally see skyrides like CP and CGA’s as more of a leisurely ride where people can see the park from a different vantage point. I’m more on board with a skyride that travels the Coney Mall midway, granting guests access views of the park that they haven’t necessarily seen before.

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  9. 28 minutes ago, dustyj86 said:

    I dunno- Delta Flyer/Eagle’s Flight has operated safely at CGA for 46 years and Cedar Point’s has operated safely for 60 years

    It will never be an attraction to pull in guests. It does have a purpose to fill at the park though.

    It’s either this or parts for Cedar Point Skyride
    Or just entirely scrapped. Time will tell.

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    Cedar Point and CGA’s skyrides don’t have stations in their children’s area where as KI’s old layout used to. 

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  10. I’m beyond obsessed with the concept Hersheypark chose when they rethemed their Vekoma boomerang. Jolly Rancher Remix’s theming is beautifully executed from the track and support colors, to the changing lights, to the tunnel, and the onboard audio. The fact that each cycle is centered around a different flavor of Jolly Rancher is beyond creative and in a way reminds me of how Mystic Timbers and Verbolten offer different experiences with each ride. I hope more parks go this route in the future when theming their rides, it really does make a difference.



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  11. 12 minutes ago, Return of the Rotag said:

    the key to having haunt actors as part of the ride is keeping them from tearing things up like a dog with a new chew toy.

    I was thinking more along the lines of altered character audio, the presence of Jack-o-lanterns and additional Halloween props, and so on- not so much incorporating live actors.

  12. 33 minutes ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

    I don’t think people would be hanging around the entrance over International Street. I also don’t think Kings Island would purposely keep the entrance looking outdated to encourage people to hang out on International Street  I think the current entrance could simply be more welcoming by having a greater curb appeal. If the facade received a more themed makeover, the ticket booths were renovated, and pavers were installed, I believe the entry experience would be greatly enhanced. Would it keep people from hanging out on International Street? Of course not! After all, people use the entrance to ENTER the park. A renovated entrance would simply give guests a better first impression of the park.

    I’d be fine with this2777FE69-5AD4-4D18-96BE-2C0F9625E6F7.jpeg 

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