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NoChickens

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  1. Again, I find myself saying this..... Until the parks actively police YouTube, and other video posting sites, and requests any unauthorized videos to be removed, this will continue. Remove the forum and the problem resolves itself. If there isn't a way to get those "likes" the motivation goes away. And as others have mentioned, why watch a shaky blurry video, when almost all rides have a high quality authorized POV readily available?
  2. Hurler at KD, once was enough. Invertigo, made the mistake of giving it a second chance.
  3. It seems I will be in the minority, but I hope they do remove the trees. It looks so much better with just the hedge work, to me. It would also allow a much better view of the fireworks, while still enjoying the light show on the I-street buildings. I remember July 4th in particular, not being able to find a spot to see everything without a tree in the way.
  4. I wasn't aware the park had released the dates for CoasterStock.
  5. Still have it in the collection.
  6. Screamin Demon, as I understand, opened at KI. Then was moved to Angola and rebranded Afterburner.
  7. Always sad to see any coaster go. I'm sure there are those who love it, and for them, I feel bad. I'll leave it at that.
  8. Sadly, you're probably right. The economy is ramping up, and an unscrupulous investor may see an opportunity.
  9. Pin is easy, it was first. And it didn't have assist from terrain. And I don't understand why first can even be debated?
  10. Only if you let it. Life is full of ebb and flow. I've found myself exited about getting a Big Mac, but had to bail on the line because I had to get to work on time. Expectation vs reality is something we all have to deal with. In my experience expectation is always a +%10 over reality, but I'm an optimist, lol
  11. You mean like no one? Vortex should truly already have one of those seemingly coveted plaques from ACE. When it opened in 1987, it held 3 records. It was the tallest drop, steepest drop, and most inversions. There was a time when people rode roller coasters for the thrill they provided. A roller coaster was defined by the intensity of the experience, not by the virtual "ride" from YouTube on your couch. I'll take a ride on Vortex over Fury325 any time the choice is given. Maverick? a discussion will be had.
  12. attraction or distraction, fine line. Mustang Sally!
  13. I respectfully disagree. Any removal costs someone memories, or a coaster they personally love. In this case, both for me.
  14. Sigh, 4 row PTC's, buzz bars, no head rests.....at least the helix is still there.
  15. First guess, merchandise sales didn't justify staffing costs.
  16. A Top Spin, not a Giant version, just a Top Spin, suspended version preferably. Set it behind the International Showplace, beside DB's brake run. Theming should be easy enough, go to KD, take some pictures, copy the ride cycle and call it ..."The Crypt".
  17. I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again. Until the park polices YouTube, and any other video posting site, and asks for videos to be taken down, this will continue. Ride op's don't really have the ability, or the authority needed to catch/stop this. Remove the forum, the problem goes away. If you can't get those "likes" there is no reason to take the video
  18. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180124006300/en/Flags-Great-Adventure-World’s-Solar-Powered-Theme-Park
  19. Parts are not an issue, S&S~ Sansei supplies parts for Arrow coasters.
  20. ^ You mean like almost every other amusement park? The current system is a joke. This is an area that SIX, and Herschend excel compared to CF. I completely understand, and even endorse, the sale of these time saving tools, but there has to be some kind of limit as to their use. At Dollywood this year, we were issued a wristband. It had little tabs that were good for a pass on a given ride, and a few "wild card" tabs good for any ride. It seems Herschend, and SIX have both found ways to both increase profit, and throttle demand on the most popular attractions.
  21. I know of at least one person that would happily disagree with you. Actually I can think of many, but that is the joy of it all, opinions vary. I personally think Banshee is far superior to Raptor, but again, an opinion. We all have them, and they vary greatly. When it comes to Vortex, age indeed does have something to do with it. Not the steel itself aging, but the technology. Just as KIBeast said in the quoted post, I don't expect a Banshee like ride from 35 year old technology. And as I said in another thread recently, Vortex delivers the ride it was expected to at the time, breathtaking and intense. Another opinion, I love it.
  22. Saturday at Coasterstock, while in line for DB I again heard the same old rumor. Young lady behind us in line, " We need to go get a last ride on Vortex, they're tearing it down after this season, because it's sinking" .
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