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BloodBlade21

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  1. Tell that to Kennywood... Those yellow lines in the station seem to work for them
  2. Bummer. Guess that falls right in line with colleges and grade schools creeping up their starting dates.
  3. I don't remember if this was common in previous years but, the 2019 calendar shows that the park is closed weekdays from Aug 19-Aug 29 (maybe private events??). I always thought the park continued with full operations until Labor Day at which point they would close for 2 weeks to prep for Haunt. The waterpark, on the other hand, has, I believe, been closed on weekdays in the 2 weeks preceding Labor Day for several years now.
  4. Wow! That rendering makes me so happy. Glad to see water features and bridges. As long as there is LOTS of trees and shrubbery, I will consider this a 2/10 attraction. (Will be upgraded to 10/10 when KI and CF come to their senses and give us back our eagles...) But seriously, great decision by KI! Only 2 quips I have: One: I wish it were longer than 1/4 of a mile. Two: Coney Mall is going to be VERY cramped back by Vortex and WindSeeker
  5. Imagine for a moment how great it could have been if it truly "slithered through the woods of Rivertown" as its promotional tagline claimed... rather than the meadows it currently sits on
  6. Quick question here: I know that the FLP perk is exclusive to the park where you purchase a new PP but are the free visits for the rest of the year exclusively at that park or can you use them at any of the parks that were offering free 2018 visits with new PP purchase?
  7. Is it wrong that I was hoping for 2 sets of 'Tiques and for them to replace Backlot?? Oh well. Count me in the absolutely thrilled and satisfied camp. My only hope/concern is that the track layout will be very twisty and contain a plethora of trees, bushes, bridges, tunnels, and water features. I really don't want concrete slabs for days.
  8. Wish I could like this 1,000 times. What better way to set an example than to use a high profile jagoff to make a point.
  9. CP might want to consider banning hot sauce packets or patrons from entering the queue line.... From the Sandusky Register: Police arrested an Amherst boy Saturday after he allegedly threw a packet of hot sauce at a Steel Vengeance train at Cedar Point, which apparently exploded and hit some people in the face and eyes. The 17-year-old boy was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. A Sandusky officer responded to a call from Cedar Point police at about 4:20 p.m. about riders being hit by hot sauce, according to a Sandusky police report. Link to the original article: Lay Off the Hot Sauce
  10. Late to the party here, but I think multiple factors played into the removal of KD's Tornado. 1st: It's placement in the very front of Soak City. It's right along the pathway that connects SC to the park which (IMO) makes for an odd and less than desirable visual appeal. 2nd: Doesn't have a raft lift. Rafts must be carried up the slide tower by the guest unlike KI's which has a lift. 3rd: The accident last summer. The severity of the accident didn't help but falling out of the rafts seems to be a common problem across many installations of this slide model. The nearly vertical oscillations along with the bumps from opposite water flows at the bottom of the funnel make it very easy to fall out of the raft and bash your head on the slide if you don't firmly grasp the handles or if you lean backwards.
  11. Lol. I might buy that if they didn't clear-cut & deforest the entire area into a meadow...
  12. Criminal charges have been filed against Schlitterbahn & their Director of Park Operations. The former operations director for Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, and the water park itself have been charged with manslaughter in the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy on a water slide.... In addition.... both were indicted on multiple counts of aggravated battery and aggravated endangering a child (and)... interference with law enforcement. http://6abc.com/news/water-park-ex-employee-charged-in-10-year-olds-2016-death-on-ride/3251969/ The fact that criminal charges are being brought is stunning. Many amusement park accidents only result in civil settlements & fines from the governmental agency overseeing amusement parks in their state. There must be some seriously darning evidence to lead to these charges being filed.
  13. Big things are definitely on the horizon. California's Great America has announced in their blog posts (see links) that Peanuts Playhouse Theater, HMB Endeavor & Snoopy's Splash Dance will all be removed before this season begins. I imagine based on their proximity to each other and Boomerang Bay that this will be a waterpark expansion. I am guessing the expansion would include: a larger more defined entrance to help delineate the waterpark from CGA, new slides (probably similar to the set KI got a few years ago), and a new unique name/theme like Carowinds & CP.
  14. Gigas are great and all but, I feel a Mack terrain-hugger that is a cross between Helix & Maverick (that doesn't deforest an entire area) would be excellent.
  15. No thanks. They had to suffer through decades of Mean Streak to eventually get SV. KI already suffered long enough with SoB... let's not compound that pain.
  16. IMO, Wonderland should demolish Flight Deck & Time Warp and use the combined space to make an excellent B&M invert. Ooooh! That would be an epic place for a wing coaster. Interactions with the water & the backside of Wonder Mountain would be most impressive. Seriously though, I cannot believe how Wonderland's flat collection is outstanding but their coaster lineup drops off real quick. After Leviathan & Behemoth, there really is no other good coaster...
  17. Woah, Woah, Woah. Hold it right there! That color scheme violates one of the unwritten Commandments... That suggestion might fly at a park in West Mifflin, PA but here... not so much.
  18. The short-lived prohibition of rash guards was quite odd. For several years prior, I had worn rash guards to protect against awful fiberglass cuts at many a waterpark, including KI SC, Wildwater Kingdom, HW, KK, CP SC, with not so much as a second-glance from any employee. As for my experiences at SC, it was ok but not impressive except for Pipeline Paradise (artificial surfing) and Tidal Wave Bay. The rest of the waterpark... meh. Breaker's Bay looked awful, the lack of trees/natural shade with slabs of concrete was an awful/painful combination, and Splash River was pitiful. I would not go back to SC if KK or HW added an artificial surfing ride.
  19. Most aquatic facilities use Sodium Hypochlorite ("bleach") or Calcium Hypochlorite as their sanitizing agent/disinfectant. The health dept requires a minimum of 1ppm. Many facilities keep a residual level of 2-5ppm. Cryptosporidium is most commonly found/introduced via liquid stools in a pool. Crypto is highly resistant but not completely immune to disinfectant. Indoor versus outdoor facility plays no difference in the chance of the facility becoming contaminated with Crypto. When a liquid stool has been discovered, a pool will be closed and hyper-sanitized in order to bring the sanitizer level up high enough to de-activate Crypto in a reasonable timeframe. The CDC uses a CT (Contact-Time) Inactivation Value to determine the length of closure. The CT for Crypto (assuming no stabilizers have been added) is 15,300. Thus, Disinfectant level * Time = 15,300. So an operator can change the pool closure length due to Crypto by adjusting the concentration of disinfectant, ie to open the pool quicker, a higher disinfectant level is required. For example, a pool with 20ppm disinfectant requires 12.75 hours of time to inactivate Crypto while a pool with only 10ppm requires 25.5 hours to inactivate Crypto. Edit: This poster assumes that the water in question is properly balanced in regards to hardness, alkalinity, TDS, stabilizer, and pH.
  20. Maybe he got some sales tips from the Larson Superloop salesperson... because those things are popping up like crazy!
  21. The Fast Lane and Fast Lane Plus lineups have been updated for the 2016 season and they are sure to make a splash! The FL lineup seems consistent with last year while FL+ has Banshee, Firehawk, FoF, Beast, AND Soak City attractions! Yes, you are reading that correctly. Tropical Plunge, Rendezvous Run, Zoom Flume, and Thunder Falls all are now on FL+. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/things-to-do/fast-lane-32615_32702
  22. The concept seems intriguing but KI seems to be sacrificing the experience for capacity increases... unlike Dorney Park who acknowledges that an attraction like Blackout has a lower capacity and thus limits the queue line to Fright Lane only to maintain the experience. See https://www.dorneypark.com/haunt/ride/Blackout/cat/Mazes Edit: Seems like a catch-22 though. Limiting guests improves the experience but limiting the line to Fright Lane only could cause problems. What happens when no one is buying or using Fright Lane? Does the maze sit empty and the employees waiting?
  23. Yes. WoF, DP, KD, and possibly Carowinds 2016 all have this slide complex under various names and color schemes. Additionally, it seems that KI is either running out of name ideas or is intentionally trying to cause confusion with "Tropical Plunge." Currently, the following attractions exist in Soak City and seem to overlap names: Pineapple Pipeline - complex of 3 enclosed body slides Pipeline Paradise - stationary wave bodyboarding Paradise Plunge - 4 intertwined open air body slides *2016* (Tropical Plunge) Tropical Twister - 2 enclosed, braided body slides
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