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Honorarius

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  1. I think if you're going off of 'significance on the amusement and theme park industry' I'd have to go with The Racer... I think a lot of people are answering different questions though...
  2. This is true... I'd be down for buying an old wheel or brake pad that's outlived it's service life and is destined for the dumpster...
  3. I'd rather see RMC do something build something from scratch than to modify one of the existing coasters at KI...
  4. Ya, they're good because the Intamin ones break down too often
  5. Very sad... I hope they get to the root cause and put things in place to prevent events like this in the future...
  6. I personally go by the drop... If you take MF and bury the whole thing underground, it's still a giga to me...
  7. The one at CW isn't that popular with the GP... In a typical cycle, it's rare to look at the scoreboard and see more than half a dozen of the seats get a single full rotation, or more than 2 get double digits... This is purely due to the riders, not the cycle... Doesn't help that they lessened how far the wings go to make it harder to rotate due to a few people getting crazy high rotations... The average rider though just moves the wings around like a bird thrown out of the nest for the first time... The end result is that very few people give it a second go due to a disappointing first
  8. I'd like to not see the train renamed 'THE SNAK EXPRESS' with 'BROUGHT TO YOU BY SLIM JIM' written on the engine...
  9. Manufacturer is not the same as Installer... To the government there is a very large difference between buying a coaster elsewhere, importing it, and having it installed by Canadians, and bringing foreign workers in to the country to build it... And the crux of the issue is that (apparently) RMC wants to do the install... For the record, I have no idea how true this is...
  10. Technically correct... But loopholes/exemptions do exist... How easy/hard to get, I am unsure... Maybe it's darn hard, maybe it's just a matter of filing the right paperwork and explaining "we wanna buy this and we can't get it here"... The law exists (on both sides of the border) to protect local jobs... If you live in Detroit, you can't hire a carpenter from Windsor to build your new deck just because he's cheaper and vice versa... It's why the border agent asks "Purpose of your visit"... If you say 'work' they're going to have a lot more questions and need to see some paperwork...
  11. I think if they wanted to sell the land to condo developers for a cash influx, they would have done that with the land the hospital is being built on, nor would they be looking at building a hotel by Rutherford road.
  12. I thought there was a difference...
  13. Dipping Dots does have a Moose Tracks flavour, but I'm unsure if they sell that particular one at the Wonderland...
  14. Never been, but happy for the park's patrons and employees... Hoping for many years of continued success...
  15. There's still some space behind Splash Works, some room in/over WWC, and an area between Wilde Beast and Planet Snoopy that wraps around with the area where Dinosaurs Alive used to be. Also, if you scrap the Go-Kart track, there's some empty space around there that can be packaged in with it. And it's not like they need a huge ton of room for the next addition. Likely looking something in the 3000 ft long range? With how they built Leviathan right over Dragon Fyre, and Yukon Striker literally right through Vortex and then out between Timberwolf Falls and the nearby path, I think they
  16. Yes, they own the lake next to Behemoth... And I think the keeping of Flight Deck and Time Warp is that with a big addition in 2019, they wont be putting anything major in for a while, so might as well get some use of the two coasters they have sitting there... They ripped out Skyrider in 2014 for the plot to sit empty until Yukon Striker got built, why repeat that??? Also, dont forget that the majority of guests through the turnstiles don't know those rides are crap, as they haven't experienced better... I mean for like a 13 year period FlightDeck/Top Gun was their mar
  17. I've heard that as well... I know first hand that Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker laws are a pain in the butt... I'm can't validate how much truth the rumor holds, as I've just heard it 3rd hand, never anything official...
  18. Thank you for sharing that link, I've been looking for something like that...
  19. ^^^ Lol, La Ronde is so badly run, I'm surprised the benches don't rattle...
  20. That's what I would have thought, but I wasn't sure. How many people are skipping lines on the 2nd tier stuff just to stand in line for the top tier ones???
  21. ^^^ Wouldn't surprise me at all if the only option is the same price as the Plus...
  22. A site I've found handy for planning coaster trips is http://www.coast2coaster.com/ It gives you a good idea of what parks are close/far and it's filterable by number of coasters, so you can see the map without every little fun centre with a kiddie coaster...
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