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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

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  1. Flight of Fear for me as well. Posted wait was 4 hours, but actual was just under 3. I got in the queue on the Coney Mall midway right next to Zephyr. And at the time I thought it was totally worth it. Days of Thunder had some brutal waits as well. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  2. Can you use a credit card to load the game cards? If so then I'm way more likely to play games now seeing as I almost never have any cash on me Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  3. I find Skyflyer to be the far superior upcharge attraction. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  4. I've heard the "personality" argument many times before, but a well-produced auto-spiel can add just as much personality -- and even theming to an extent -- to a given ride. And I wouldn't think it would be all that expensive to implement. The game spielers don't bother me as much as they bother Terp, but I can certainly understand how they can be annoying. I don't mind them in Coney Mall because it reminds me of a carnival barker and somewhat fits the theming, but outside of that midway I could certainly do without the rest. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  5. I'm not nearly enough of an enthusiast to know the difference between types of coaster cars, but I'll echo the previously shared sentiments that those orange restraints are garbage. Not only are they uncomfortable, but their appearance is off-putting to say the least. Otherwise I think the ride is just fine as-is. I'm a pretty big wuss and I don't find it to be the least bit rough. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  6. I loved Kongfrontation also. Still have the picture of Kong "holding" me and my brother in his hand from back in the day. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  7. Looks like a POV video of the ride experience has now popped up on YouTube. So far I've resisted the urge to watch but we'll see how long I hold up for... Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  8. This is the best post in this whole thread. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk Might even be the best post ever on the forum. I legitimately laughed out loud [emoji1] Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  9. Definitely make sure you do your research on the Dining Plan. I added up a conservative estimate of what I thought I'd spend on food and it was less than what the Dining Plan would cost, and the actual money spent ended up being even less than that. Plus I liked the flexibility of not having the dining plan. I could get what I wanted when I wanted, and didn't have to worry about consciously trying to get the more expensive food items to get the most "value" out of the plan. But if you do your research and are on top of ADRs (especially with character meals), you can get decent value out of a D
  10. It all depends what you value the most. Art of Animation IMO is the best resort for young children, and is one of the most affordable options to boot. If convenience is your main factor, you're going to have to fork up some serious cash for one of the resorts near MK. If cost is your main factor, Airbnb is for sure the way to go IMO. You'll pay less to stay at a house and pay to park at the parks than you will to stay at a resort on property. Plus you'll save more money by having access to a full size kitchen. And you won't have to deal with Disney transportation which is convenient at times,
  11. I loved the music in the park from the Paramount days. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  12. I've read a couple comments now about some level of blame being placed on the zoo for having an enclosure that is accessible for a 4 year old. I'm certainly not a zoo exhibit expert, but I've been to many zoos in my lifetime, including Animal Kingdom at WDW less than a month ago ("not a zoo" slogan aside, that park certainly has zoo exhibits for sure). That park's gorilla exhibit is set up very similarly in certain areas, though is much larger and also includes a glass enclosed exhibit similar to Cincinnati Zoo's tiger and lion areas. Not to mention a 4 year old could jump out of a moving safa
  13. Since everyone is sharing their opinions on each park, I thought I'd share my opinions as well. TL:DR warning. First I'll start with rides that have a fairly direct comparison: - I like Racer slightly more than Blue Streak. - I like Adventure Express WAY more than Mine Ride (which is wildly uncomfortable for me at 6' 190 lbs. which really isn't much above average for height and weight for an adult male). - I like Vortex slightly more than Corkscrew, though I really like the fact that Corkscrew goes over the midway. That's a really neat element. - Controversial, but I prefer Iron Dragon sl
  14. I know this doesn't answer your question but one thing I regret is losing all the pictures I took of KI from a prop plane that my buddy flew me around in 14 years ago. It was a cool experience and one I'll never forget, though I wish I still had those photos to help me reminisce.Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
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