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  1. Edit: Actually never mind. I'm going with @BeeastFarmer with this one. Beast for the win! 

    I'd say Diamondback has my vote. It is my number 2 for the park while Mysti is my number 4. As much as I love Mysti I think Diamondback gives some killer floater and it's grater speed gives it the advantage imo. 

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  2. 14 hours ago, BringBackOurEagles said:

    although I think this picture may have actually been the entrance for the go-cart track. The KC entrance would have been a little farther to the right of this frame, leading up to that ramp where you can see people lined up in front of the station.

    Oh! That makes more sense considering that all the other photos I've scene of Cobra entrance have all looked different. Sorry for the confusion.   

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  3. 7 hours ago, BringBackOurEagles said:

    You've never been able to access it from within Adventure village/Action Zone though, right? For as long as I can remember the entrance was over in oktoberfest

    I never got to see The King Cobra in real life since it was torn down a year before I was born, but I've seen a picture that shows an entrance on what I presume to be in Action Zone/ Adventure Village. It only had an entrance and an exit sign instead of the King Cobra sign with the snake on it. Does anybody remember this? 

    Edit: I've found the photo I was talking about at  http://www.casabrian.com/parks/pki2001.html 



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  4. 5 hours ago, medford said:

    I want to say 4,000 plus.  Does it still count when the ride pauses right in front of a sensor for several minutes (presumably helping someone load or unload)?  :)

    That's how I got my high score(only 2,000 and something). That was back when it was Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle.

  5. 4 hours ago, Waltny said:

    The lights are not bright, but their color has a high intensity close to the source with what looks to be dramatic fall off as you move away from ride. I dont think it should detract from The Beast experience but quite possibly add to it with that almost atmospheric glow light filtering through the trees. It should be noticable at the first hill, and the run through the brake shed. I guess we will see how folks feel about it.

    I defiantly agree that if the lights from the turnaround are visible(and I also agree with you that they will most likely be hidden by trees) that would be something cool to see, but I can see how spotting them during a night ride could be disappointing to some. As you said though, seeing lights from Orion for a few seconds should not change the quality of the other 4 minuets of The Beast nighg ride.

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  6. 9 hours ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

    My only concern is riding The Beast at night with that huge turnaround lit up, but it is still worth the trade off in my opinion!

    As bright as the lights are, I think there are enough trees between the turn around and that section of The Beast to where they won't be too noticeable. At least, that's what I'm hoping anyway. 

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  7. 4 hours ago, collin.klopfstein said:

    I don’t like this... 


    I don't think anything will kill my hype to get back on The Beast, but this came awful close. It's gonna be even harder not seeing Vortex from the top of the second lift.

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  8. I've never noticed a rattle on Banshee until the 2019 season. And, usually I'm not one to complain about a rattle. I've noticed one on Kumba, and that coaster is in my top five. But last year both a rattle and the vest restraints(which I'm not usually bothered by either) made both of the rides I got on the invert painful, which is a shame since Banshee is one of my favorite B&Ms. I'm hoping that I can get a better ride on it this season.    

  9. 8 hours ago, gforce1994 said:

    From when went on Racer, it seems to be smoother closer towards the rear of the train.

    really? That's interesting! I ussaly try to stay closer to the front, since the closer to the back I get on most coasters the rougher they'll be. I've noticed The Beast is an exception.(though I found the front car to be rather smooth) That's just my experience though. 

  10. @dbackdreams

    My advise for ridding The Racers is to not sit in a wheel seat and sit closer to the front (though as gforce1994 said, try to stay in the middle). Try not to staple yourself. When pulling down your restraints make sure you leave yourself a bit of wiggle room. Finnaly, remember they sell aspirin in the Banshee gift shop. You can try taking it before you ride to see if that prevents your headache or makes it less severe. 

    Also I highly recouldmend the backrow of Diamondback or the front seat at night. I hope you have a chance to experience both this season. 

  11. This video shows the mountain and climber as well as an incomplete pov from the ride(The Beetle clips start at around 4:18). Judging by the home video, the ride seemed kinda rough. For those who got to ride it, was it or was the recording just really shakey?(It was taken on a video camera from the 1970s) 

  12. I'm very confused. They said that Immalmmens are a type of element found on inverted coasters, but aren't they also commonly found on Dive Coasters? Does it have to be an invert for the inversion to be considered an immalmmen? 

  13. On 8/27/2019 at 7:16 PM, SonofBaconator said:

    I prefer this concept


    I'm glad I'm not the only one who wants more flats and games in Coney Mall. I would prefer a tilt-a-whirl over a Faris wheel, though. I've always felt it would suit Coney Mall's fair theme very well and that the area was missing something like it.(I'd love to hear everyone else's thoughts on Coney getting a Tilt-a-whirl)

    The mesume idea and the sky ride idea are both genus! I love the idea of both of those being in Coney Mall! 

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  14. 1 hour ago, SonofBaconator said:

    Service life, in my opinion, is subjective to the park a coaster sits in as well as the company that owns that park. 

    Sometimes a park will remove an older coaster to make way for a newer, more reliable one: Boomerang at Knotts, Firehawk at KI, etc. Cedar Fair tends to use this practice the most out of any other chain because they have the capital to do so. You can also see Universal and Sea World Parks do the same thing but not as much. Six Flags seems to be the minority at this as they barely remove their older or less reliable coasters opting to convert them or relocate them to a less popular park. In a way they follow the "one man's trash" mindset. The only time that I could recall them removing an older attraction for a newer coaster would be when they removed Great American Scream Machine at Great Adventure to make room for Green Lantern which itself was an older coaster that was relocated.

    If a ride is not popular, too painful and/or costs too much money to justify continued operation, Cedar Fair will most likely tear it down. Steel Vengeance is still extremely popular and the new coaster at CP so I'm sure the company will do everything in its power to keep it running.

    You make a very good point! 

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  15. On 5/10/2020 at 2:28 PM, SonofBaconator said:

    Intamin gave KI the Eiffel Tower, Drop Tower, White Water Canyon and others. Cedar Fair's current hesitation with Intamin is geard more towards their coasters more than anything.

    I hope that means there willing to perchase flatrides from them. I'd love to see some CF park's receive a drunken barrels model, especially KI who needs more flatrides. 

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  16. 12 hours ago, SonofBaconator said:

    A lot of people are forgetting how ling coasters can last. Magnum XL 2000 is over 30 years old, in fact there are a ton of coasters still around that are well over 30. 15 years old shouldn't be the bar for coasters.

    Im just saying 15 years is a good minimum, at least for me. If a coaster is ment to last a short time(say it has problems or some other reason), I hope it can last at least 15 seasons. 

  17. 10 hours ago, KI Guy said:

    15 years does not cut it in the coaster world. That would be considered a failure. 


    Yeah, I must admit that the 15 year mark does seem rather short considering how long a coaster like a B&M can last.

    I wouldn't be too upset to only get to spend a decade and a half with a coaster, though. Don't get me wrong I want to see any good coaster have a lifespan as long as The Beast's, but if it only gets a short amount of time then I hope it can at least make it to it's 15th anniversary. 

  18. 29 minutes ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

    I think Cedar Point will try to reinforce the structure as much as they can, and I think they will try to keep it around as possible. However, I don’t see it lasting as long as any of their B&M’s.

    Do you think it will reach it's 15th anniversary? Idk about the average lifespan of a RMC hybrid, but that sounds like an ok lifespan for a coaster. 

  19. On 5/7/2020 at 1:38 AM, FUN&ONLY! said:

    but every time the ride runs, the structure tears itself apart. Maintenance crews have to work around the clock repairing the structure and replacing up stop wheels as they constantly wear out. 

    This sounds very similar to what happened with The Bat. Do you think SV will have just as short of a lifespan?

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