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  1. I really hope they do more focus on flat rides here over the next few years or so honestly. Feel like the park has been lacking in that area for decades. The fact that they are cheaper might make a good way for them to add new rides each year without spending much. Especially if they added 3 one year, be a bit to market then. Could add 2 or 3 as an expansion to Area 72 in the empty space by Flight of Fear.
  2. It probably needs it the least with already having a great lineup, but for all the variety that Cedar Point has, seems a shame there isn't anything that spins. If they got that and a good modern woodie they would have something of just about everything then.
  3. It can be intense and I often come off it with a minor headache but it clears quick. However, if the line isn't too long I think it is great if you can get the end seat that faces out towards the midway. It gives a more thrilling ride with starting down at the ground below you as you are first pulled up and held for a moment (gives it a Drop Tower type feel) and then on the "lift" portion of the second half you see yourself barreling towards and being pulled to the end of the track before dropping back down to make the return trip. Outside of this seat I think it is jut an ok ride, but that seat itself really elevates the experience to me.
  4. I think a Sky fly would be a great fit for Area 72. Would love to see a Screamin' Swing somewhere. Personally I see it with a mining theme where Crypt's building is. Tear down the building and give it a lightly themed pad, with the current indoor queue rethemed to a mine. I would also like to see a Tilt-A-Whirl or teacups style ride come to Oktoberfest with a theme to beer kegs for a nod to Der Spinning Keggers. Would like to see both of those brought in. Could see either attraction work well in Coney Mall or Planet Snoopy as well.
  5. I would love both. A Screamin' Swing is my big wish for a flat ride. Think it would go in great where Crypt's building is too. Could theme it to a barn or oil rig and keep the cave and retheme it as a mine to have a covered queue for it.
  6. I'm 6'3 260 and have trouble with it as well. Have been able to get it to go but it's a squeeze. I think the bigger thing for it is more the height, it is very tight around the shoulders and such. Think most people over 6' have some trouble with it based more on height than on weight. The upper body I think gives more issues.
  7. I would love it but agree with others that it's likely more just a nod to it's history, especially with the 50th next year.
  8. I would liek to see Secret Life of Pets replace it but I'm not sure there's enough room in that spot. If it took over Monsters Cafe (hopefully not) or Hello Kitty store's spot it might though. The big rumor i've been seeing is a Despicable Me Villain-Con walk through attraction. I'm hoping more for a dark ride as walk throughs don't enthuse me, but a flat ride could be alright too. If they wanted to do Villain-Con I'd liek to see Hello Kitty store close and VillainCon go there in a slightly expanded buildign that could also house a queue for a flat ride themed to a villains invention that is a flat like Alien Swirlin Saucers. Think it's make a nice addition and turn that area into a good Minions mini land with a few attractions of different types.
  9. I agree. Wish they would bring back The Beastie theming with the tunnel. If they did a retheme to Camp Snoopy it could fit in well with the woods too. Think it's a nicer fit for KI, be like Kiddy Hawk at Carowinds not be Flying Ace like the others. My guilty pleasure is also Surf Dog though. Love that ride. Haven't gotten to ride Woodstock Gliders yet but I'm sure it would be one too.
  10. That sucks for those that didn't cause issues and wanted to go. It just starts getting dark a little before that right now. (will a little sooner by the end of October). One of the best parts of the Halloween events is getting to enjoy the parks in the dark and get lots of night rides. Plus the decorations and lighting are really enhanced at night. With it closing at 9 it will give very limited night hours for the event.
  11. That's what I was wondering too hearing that. How do you manually check the belts multiple times, along with changing a locking pin, without realizing it's not actually around the person. Not to mention the ride only has 6 seats, so there isn't a lot to check. So it's not like they had to go around 40 seats or something like Drop Tower and were rushing or happened to miss one.
  12. Mine is probably Millennium Force. As others said that height makes for a long lift for anticipation without taking too long, and quiet. The views are great out over the water and park as well. Outside of a coaster lift hill though, my favorite would be Drop Tower. That slow climb up gives amazing views, but the anticipation building is so good, always seems like it goes up higher than you expect and knowing you have to drop it, an the pause at the top just waiting for it to drop.
  13. That's the reason I assumed but still feel like they could have at least filled in the space in between the tracks. just have a service road running along the track and plant trees in the empty space that they don't need to go to. Wouldn't mind seeing them move it and Slingshot to Area 72. They could easily fit in with the theme there and open up lots of space in AZ that would make the area more workable for expansion/retheme, and create space for a flat ride in Oktoberfest.
  14. That's the reason I assumed but still feel like they could have at least filled in the space in between the tracks. just have a service road running along the track and plant trees in the empty space that they don't need to go to.
  15. I just wish they would plant trees to replace ones they remove for construction though in areas they can go back into. Think they did a good job with removal for Mystic Timbers, but look at Diamondback. It was completely cleared and it has been left flat and empty since. It opened 12 years ago now. That area could have been pretty well reforested by now aside for space for tracks and and necessary roads for it. Think it would look a lot nicer and be more fun to dip in and out of the trees, plus make it feel faster with you zipping past trees closer by.
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