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  1. Don’t know if any of y’all vacation in the Myrtle Beach area but if you do there was fun small water park there called Wild Water N Wheels that unfortunately has closed its doors for good and is in the process of deconstruction, I loved that park as a kid and am sad to see it go and wonder of any of you have been here too.
  2. Interesting to note that this year in the Phantom Theater Encore lobby the display of props with the great Houdilinis head and Shakespeare actor is missing the Maestros head that was in the bottom part of the case, also Houdilinis eyes are silently different from last year. I wonder what happened to Maestros head? this year last year
  3. I really enjoy the Tropical Plunge slide where the floor drops below you feet and you plunge down, I also enjoy the Mondo Monsoon family tube ride where you plunge down into a giant funnel. I also enjoy the lazy river and wave pool and there is lots of smaller slides along the way but one thing I’d recommend is don’t overpack just bring a change of clothes and maybe a towel as you’ll have to get a locker to stow your things. The water park closes at 7 so you still will have three hours at the main park should you choose.
  4. I’ve been fortunate enough to take a Disney World vacation these past few years and luckily this year I was able to go again. First day we visited Hollywood studios and I gained a new coaster credit in Slinky Dog Dash. We rode Star Wars rise of the Resistance which is by far the most detailed and well themed ride I’ve ever been on, a must for Star Wars lovers! It combines a classic dark ride with a modern twist and really is beautifully done. Slinky Dog Dash was fun, had some decent airtime and goes decently fast, also got to ride Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway which is a trackless dark ride and quite fun too, although I’m not too big into Mickey. Second day was Magic Kingdom which is by far my favorite park, got some good views of Tron Lightcycle run which looks to be an epic coaster that is already open for cast preview and we were able to see it up close and personal from the Peoplemover, Pirates of the Carribean, Haunted Mansion, and Space Mountain are my favorites so I had to ride them a lot, also got a ride on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Big Thunder Mountain which I like to refer to as Adventure Express South as it reminds me so much of Adventure. Didn’t get to ride Splash Mountain as it’s being redone right now for next year but overall got to ride all I wanted. Last day was Epcot, only had a half day here and didn’t get to ride much but got to ride a few of my favorites such as Journey into Imagination with Figment and Spaceship Earth which is slow and boring but I love it. I rode Mission Space in the early afternoon right before I was supposed to ride the new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster, which I was pumped to ride, for those of you who don’t know Mission Space is a very intense space shuttle simulator/motion simulator attraction that puts you in control of a rocket ship whilst you fly your way to Mars, long story short this ride kicked my butt more then any coaster ever has as I got off sick as a dog. I then got in line for Guardians coaster and got through the whole pre show and got to the boarding area before doing something I’ve never done, wimping out due to a throbbing headache and nausea like you wouldn’t believe. I wasn’t able to ride it and that was the lone disappoint of an overall amazing trip!
  5. I certainly hope they bring back Phantom Theater encore as it made me and many others genuinely emotional seeing all that old stuff and hearing the music again, but I sincerely think that in the next few years, a new dark ride will come, not sure if it’ll be Phantom or not, but the park is aware of the popularity of the ride and I hope they see that it’ll be sure to be a hit. They need to breathe some life back into the Boo Blasters building.
  6. I thought about ordering some things from the online store and I was just curious, has anybody ordered things from the online store, and if so was it a safe and fairly fast experience?
  7. New for 2023, Phantom Theater returns………. in the form of a new Tshirt, exclusively at Walmart!
  8. Richmond, VA does average 11 inches of snow a year, so it’s possible they’ll consider year round for us too.
  9. Sorry no one responded, did you have a good night solo?
  10. If that’s the case then they really should get rid of SoB station and Wolf Pack cause it’s clear they aren’t using it.
  11. Seems that somebody messed up the decal on the front of the Phantom cars, I hate people sometimes.
  12. Towards the middle next to the sarcophagus. Here’s a photo I took a few years back
  13. Shame, that’s my fav maze, i do hope if they stop doing Wolf Pack, they tear down the SoB station as while it’s a neat remnant of the past, it’s also an eye sore.
  14. The only reason I knew the scrims were original is I talked to one of the guys on the show and he said they were original and had been refurbished. Plus if you look at them they have a few nicks which suggest their age. As far as the cannon and mummy, I know they were in Madame Fatales last year and I figured they just moved them from there and will probably move them back to the maze this year. I’m actually quite impressed though with those scrims, the fact that they look like replicas shows you they did a great job refurbishing them. In any case hopefully we continue to see more things from the ole Phantom Theater.
  15. Shame they could’ve auctioned those off for quite a lot of dough
  16. Well obviously thanks to Phantom Theater Encore, we know now the remnants of Phantom Theater that still exist. The scrim portrait for Maestro and Garbonzo. Great Garbonzos canon Mirror and background prop from Helga Bolvine Signage from around the ride and theater Maestro and Houdlinis head, no word on what happened to the rest of the animatronics. Mummy Sarcophagus Shakespearean actor Hallway busts Furnace is in Slaughterhouse Original Model for ride OG Ride Cars Think that’s about it, if Im missing anything feel free to add
  17. I’m curious if anybodys heard about mazes this year for Haunt as Urgent Scare and Wolf Pack didn’t operate last year but are still standing ready to be used, I wasn’t sure if we knew yet, thanks.
  18. Fantastic show and fantastic performers, Kings Island would almost be a fool to not bring back this attraction in some way as I think they’ve realized by the amount of support the shows gotten how much they messed up in removing the attraction.
  19. Plus Boo still barely works even with a “repair”
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