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About purdude86

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  1. Ideas for the Crypt building?

    Maybe could do a bit of both. Tear down the main building and keep the indoor queue for the line. Could put a Screamin' Swing there with the queue winding through a mine and the ride itself outside with a mining tower theme (similar to the Tower of Terror coater shown below).
  2. Big Coasters In Future?

    I think the Crypt area really needs a flat or dark ride more than a coaster, though I'd be ok with a nicely themed coaster for the area similar to Mystery Mine as well. But Rivertown already has 3 major coasters (including the park's signature coaster and 2 of the most recent ones with one being the tallest) so I don't really think another coaster is needed in that section. However, outside of those all they have is WWC and the train, these is no real flat rides in that area and a better variety would be great.
  3. Park Nitpicks

    I'm always so mixed on this aspect myself. All of that stuff really helps to amp you up for the parks and really thinking about, and as you said gives you a channel for your excitement for your trip. However, I feel like once you are there so much of your trip is planned out and scheduled fully without wiggle room. Kind of miss just going to the parks and grabbing a fast pass when you get there and wander around and do what you want when. Now you pretty much have to hav ea game plan going in that you stick to for the entire stay. Nice that Disneyland has that still. And since they ahve a large AP base I understand why they didn't update it.
  4. Ideas for the Crypt building?

    I feel like a Gerstlauer-style coaster similar to Mystery Mine would be great and fit in really well with the area. But a flying theatre would be a great addition to the park and give a more varied ride line up.
  5. Carowinds

    I would save Canada's Wonderland for 2019 if possible as they will have a new major coaster that year. I haven't been to Hershey Park or Carowinds but both look great adn on my list to get to eventually. KK and Dollywood are both great though. KK has two amazing coasters with Lightning Run and Storm Chaser and it has a good water park, plus teh two days for $30 is a great deal. Dollywood is a fun park as well and Lightning Rod is one of the best coasters I've been on. The Pigeon Forge Gatlinburg area is great as well and can build an entire vacation around it. So oculd hit Kentucky Kingdom on the way down or back then do a few days in Gatlinburg and hit up Dollywood.
  6. What could 2018 bring KI

    I always felt a steeplechase coaster could be a great addition. The style of the ride and horse themed vehicles would make for a nice fit for both Rivertown and Coney Mall as well and make a nice transitional type theme and attration that straddles the two. Could be a fun multi launch twister style layout as well.
  7. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Yea the edges are to clean and neat to be jsut melting would be more uneven then. STill don't necessarily think it means anything though.
  8. Best B&M Invert

    I've only been on a handful of B&M Inverts but my top 3 woudl probably be: 1 - Banshee 2 - DC - Chinese Fireball 3 - DC - Hungarian Horntail The only other one I've been on is Raptor and while it's fun it's also pretty rough. Finally get to ride Montu later this year and see where it lands on the list
  9. Are Standup Coasters Dead?

    I’ve only ridden King Cobra and Mantis for stand ups. Loved King Cobra (aside from the time I got stuck on the lift hill riding it), but Mantis I couldn’t wait to get off. The first portion of it was great but the forces from the second half were not comfortable for my legs.
  10. Ban the single rider line

    I don’t see any issue with a group using the single rider line. They aren’t cutting the main line they are just choosing to ride separately instead of together to try to get on sooner. The line isn’t made for only single individuals by themselves to get into but to provide a line of people to fill single vacant seats to have trains at full capacity. So you can hop in the regular line as a group and ride together or hop in single rider and have a chance at a shorter wait and ride with a stranger. They aren’t doing anything against the rules by using that option.
  11. Big Coasters In Future?

    Yea that’d be a good one as well for a big thrill coasterbthat can fit in a compact space. Plus can give it more cars if needed to up capacity too. Like 4 or 5 to get 16-20 per trains which wouldn’t be too bad. Be higher capacity than BLSC or Invertigo
  12. Expand X-Base?

    Agreed. I rode an S&S Screamin' Swing for the first time last weekend and it was a lot of fun. Very thrilling but something the whole family can enjoy at the same time. Think it would go great in that space between FoF and Racer. Think that is the best area for a small expansion right now as it would require the least amount of work. Could add in some restrooms In that area as well and maybe a food stand. It would be pretty easy to theme it to a test flight theme to fit the area as well.
  13. Dollywood Trip 10/21/17

    Looks great. Will be heading here Saturday for the first time and can’t wait.
  14. Haunt 2017

    I believe the shot glass was from the skeleton key room at Delta Delta Die. Remember going through it and the skeleton key room had us blind folded and given a shot of something to drink. Don’t recall what the shot glass was but it could have been it.
  15. Would love to see them put something new in there and theme it to a mineshaft. Makes perfect sense for the area and would fit in well.