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  1. Diamondback desperately needs something, I feel like there was mention that Diamondback is getting painted this off season, but I'm unsure, a close second is Banshee, it's looking pretty bad.
  2. Recently moved out of state, super sad to see, I don't understand the reasoning for removing all the rides still, it really sucks to see the park fall into such disrepair, thank you for the photos.
  3. I've had nothing but really great experiences at Seaworld Orlando, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg over the past year, personally, I think this change is a huge positive for Kings Island in particular, and I think there would be a very good chance of Kings Island going pretty close to year round, and operating like Busch Gardens Williamsburg, I can also see Carowinds doing something very similar with special events year round, but not necessarily every attraction open.
  4. My money is on Silver Dollar City, notice that FUN said they were freezing all nonessential capital expenditures, Kings Dominion has had Freefly track in their parking lot for more than a year now, then I doubt Six Flags will want to work with Gerslauer after the Texas Giant incident, as for SEAs, most of their parks already have all of their 2022 projects finalized from 2021, as they've said on conference calls that they are going to continue adding to their parks, and because of the challenging location aspect of it, I doubt this is going to Kentucky Kingdom (along with HFE stating that they are focusing more towards families), and Silver Dollar City has land actually being cleared right now, which is a good sign that it is indeed them, so my money is on Silver Dollar City.
  5. I know I mentioned it on Twitter but I cannot get enough of this book! Outstanding work!
  6. Dive Machines and RMCs are getting stale, once you ride one you've pretty much rode them all, at least that's what it feels like to me, so I'd really like to see something unique take Vortex's plot of land.
  7. I have to go Diamondback to normal four across trains.
  8. Very sad, looks like a massive budget cut, Kennywood is hard to love these days, the park looked like it was facing an identity crisis last season.
  9. I want to also add Superman Escape From Krypton as being extremely endangered, I can see them leaving it SBNO for a bit while they figure out what to do with it, I know this... monstrosity is from a real Six Flags survey back around 2017-2018 for Magic Mountain.
  10. Viper just got an entire new controls system, I can't see them pouring all this money into the ride, and then decide they don't want it anymore, I also just found Xcalibur at SFSTL just went through a huge refurbishment to improve on it's downtime, so I can't see that ride being touched, at least for a few years.
  11. Alright playing ride deadpool: SFA: Batwing (scrapped), along with... Penguin River? Whatever is that water ride next to Superman. SFGADV: Top Spin (scrapped) SFGAM: V2 (possibly refurbished or relocated) SFMM: Tidal Wave (scrapped), Scream (refurb/relocated) SFFT: Pandemonium (relocated) SFNE: Goliath OR Flashback (probably scrapped) SFSTL: Xcalibur (scrapped) SFDL: Mind Eraser: rumor has it, it needs new trains after this year, might as well relocate and replace with something better. TGE: Alpine Bobsled (scrapped) SFOT: La Vibora (scrapped) LR: Minirail (scrapped or refurbished, I'm really not sure about some of these) These are just some guesses.
  12. local parks that have been around for generations that started as trolly parks. I wish Ohio's trolly parks stayed around longer, but there are very specific reasons these parks closed.
  13. I remember 2010 and seeing discussions on this topic on TPR.. Yikes * Soak City revamp- as said before, some of the older slides back there are miserable to ride, and I would love to see a modern slide complex around where Pineapple Pipeline currently is, along with a water coaster somewhere in Soak City (wishful thinking) * New launch coaster- LSM and air powered launches have come a long since 2005 when KI added Backlot Stunt Coaster, I think it would be great to have some sort of new launch coaster where Vortex used to sit. * Do anything with the TRTR building, but don't let it stand there for another decade. * New dark ride where Boo Blasters is standing- it just looks dated at this point. * Action Zone/Oktoberfest retheme/redo- Oktoberfest and Action Zone both make almost no sense when it comes to theme, Oktoberfest just needs a facelift like Busch Gardens Williamsburg did around 2012, and for Action Zone, I think it would be great to retheme that entire area to something spooky and have a year round haunt and another major flat ride or roller coaster to go with it, of course this is a pandemic, and I wouldn't expect much to happen within the next 2 years, as we just got Orion on top of the pandemic, but I think it would be cool if at least some of these things came to life.
  14. Any idea where Velocity is on this? Note that most manufacturers subcontract launch LSMs/LIMS, but I'm curious if their LSMs just aren't cutting it.
  15. Don't be discouraged from going if you haven't been to Dollywood, it's a great park even without Lightning Rod, every one of their rides are top tier. I know Lightning Rod has been a huge pain for the park (as with most RMCs), I'm personally hoping that this means Lightning Rod will be able to run two trains constantly.
  16. If Kings Island were to get something between Haunt and Winterfest, I think it'll be what Carowinds did last season with their Peanuts Festival, though it wasn't very busy when we went last year on either day, Fury had an hour wait in the morning on that Sunday, but that was because they were only running one train due to a mechanical issue, and the third train was already off the track for the season, meanwhile Copperhead Strike, and Afterburn were walk on waits.
  17. Any corporation that would acquire Holiday World would no doubt in my mind ruin the park, and since Kings Island is within a couple hour driving distance, I don't think it would work out financially since you would be competing with yourself in that market, and would ultimately Geauga Lake that park.
  18. Six Flags stays ahead of the game in terms of season pass benefits, and boosting guest experiences, right now, they are going to try out virtual queuing, which they have said on a conference call that they are planning on keeping it after the pandemic, I am willing to bet money Cedar Fair will be doing this within the next few seasons as well.
  19. Granted I have not been to the park this year, but in years past, it's always been teal train, other than that I'm not really bothered by it.
  20. I just want to point out that we're in a pandemic that's hurting everyone right now, some people are without jobs to pay for basic needs, Kings Island is NOT investing in any sort of ride or attraction.
  21. I don't like to answer with a ride that I have not ridden yet, so in that case I have to go Mystic Timbers, it really filled the gap for a new modern wooden coaster, on top of the fact that it's a family thrill ride, meaning that kids that are 48 inches can ride, so really the average age of someone seven or older can ride, which is great for the family value of Kings Island. There really hasn't been a bad roller coaster that Cedar Fair has added.
  22. I tend to agree with this, the only think I see filling Vortex's land for a few years is either grass, or Monster Jam
  23. I'm really sad that I missed Apocalypse in June, hopefully it'll run much better than it has in the past, the park had extremely high hopes for it too when they put it in, I guess anything is better than what was there before... Anyway on the topic of the Infinity Flyer, as stated they look really heavy and I don't think a structure that is almost 50 years old (Racer) would be able to support this without absolutely destroying the track, same thing with Timberliners, I'm not sure how heavy they are, but I feel like Timberliners are really meant for aggressive wooden coasters, I've only ridden one Timberliner roller coaster, and that was Hades 360, and I think the Timberliner trains ran extremely well, and made the ride extremely intense, but not rough, and the ride sits in my top 10 overall. (Also I'd like to say there's a very common missperception on that park that everything is poorly maintained, I think their wooden coasters are extremely well maintained other than Pegasus, but I think that's just bad design, but everything else not so much..) I think PTCs on older rides run just fine personally, and I just can't see The Beast or Racer running with a Millennium Flyer, Infinity Flyer, or Timberliner.
  24. Yes because Kinzel isn't going to say on a press day advertising their new ride "this ride made me black out". There are alot of points to be said here, as someone who has background operating Intamin rides, they are very maintenance heavy and require constant attention from ride operations and maintenance, and while yes, Cedar Point's Intamin rides are very popular, uptime is very important, and if your new ride isn't reliable, it isn't good for business, and that's why Intamin rides have not been built in the US as frequently as they once were. Look at Hagrid's Magical Creatures Moterbike Adventure for instance, it's still not running all of it's trains, and the ride very much still has it's issues, though the ride itself is nothing short of incredible. Some parks seek the rewards of installing an Intamin, and in my opinion they provide the best ride experiences (yes over most RMC rides). I highly recommend watching El Toro Ryan's videos about operations, he's a good guy, and one of the very few coaster channels that aren't full of clickbait videos.
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