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  1. Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay for the RWW event, but thanks to my 36 rides on Friday, I'm now up to 76 rides on DB. Not sure when I'll be back though, so that will have to last me for a while.
  2. Sorry you didn't have a fun day. I had a blast yesterday. I was there from open til close, and racked up 36 rides on Diamondback (thanks to the single rider line). During the "rain" downtime, just hung out with friends I don't get to see often, and waited for things to open up. Diamondback reopened around 7pm, and it was just flying the rest of the night after the rain. FYI, it wasn't just the rain that closed rides, as they do run some rides in the rain, it was due to lightning in the area that closed everything down for the extended time. It was still lightly raining when Diamondback reopened, and all I can say is WOW! What a ride! I went yesterday because I wasn't going to make it to the RW even this weekend due to prior committments.
  3. As of last Sunday I have 37. 8 on opening day, 11 last Sat, and 18 on Sunday (thanks to SRL). I'll be back on Friday, hoping to break 50. Unfortunately I can't stay for RWW. Other family committments And that will probably be my last trip for a while due to unemployment So I'm trying to get my fix in now.
  4. Great pics and TR. I especially love the one of the family on Fairly Odd Coaster. While some of you may say the Single Rider Line is useless, I'm a fan. Of course it's all luck of the draw as to how fast it moves, and how often odd numbered groups in the regular line show up. There were a few times yesterday when the ride op loading the station pulled two people from the SRL, just to fill seats because the regular line was all large groups. I managed many more rides this weekend than I would have if I had waited in the regular queue. There were a few times when the regular queue got short yesterday that the SRL wasn't worth it, but I hope it continues to be used. If they weren't forcefully assigning seats in the regular line (although it's different depending on who's working crowd control), I might be more inclined to wait in the queue to have a better choice of seats, but until that changes, I'll stick with the single rider line!
  5. That's a lot of Dragster rides!

  6. Of course it's a gathering of Gold/Platinum pass holders, since that's the only ones that get to experience the ERT. And it's worth every minute that I waited. I'll be doing it again this coming weekend. Can't wait!
  7. I've ridden Goliath, and absolutely loved it. But where Goliath has an abundance of floater air, Diamondback is ejector air. My first ride was in the front and it was ok. But once I got my ride in the back row and got pulled up out of my seat on every drop (even though I was pretty stapled into the seat), it quickly moved up my list. I managed to get 8 rides in all yesterday, including 2 at night, and all I can say is AMAZING. It not only lived up to the hype, but exceeded it!
  8. Julie S. from Youngstown, OH won the Ride with Tony & Tyler contest. It was just posted to Facebook a little while ago.
  9. See the thread Official Opening Day Morning Events. Parking lot opens at 6am. Processing starts at 6am.
  10. 1) Avatar 2) TG93 3) VortexJunkie 4) Diamondback FOF 5) Goofywdw 6) Ki4life08 7) Beast1979 8) dare-to-fly 9) The Beast Rider 10) coasterguy15 11) Raptor 12)markhudson17 13)need_for_speed 14)wide_load 15) Bravo4460 16) AgentSoB (at about 5:00 have to freakin work mad.gif ) 17) Amber ( and family ) 18)angrybeaver 19)indianapolisman 20) SOBFOF 21) HTCO(with friends) 22)Phantom Theater! (With a friend) 23) CedarPointer 24)G-Force (In the morning and the evening) 25)Skywriter-Family 26)Justin M17 27) FFEKUdawg4life, i have all day 28)catzdrummer09 29) Andrew 30)rotag1299 31) derek9312 (With girlfriend and maybe family) 32) Pkiruler ( by himself but be there about 6 or 7 p.m to closing.) maybe 33)Phantomtheater (the one who wears shorts in a snowstorm) 34) BoddaH1994 35)Ashers (Ashley) 36)kjkjkj(Kyle, Ashley's brother!) 37)RWildman424 (Starting work around 3:30ish) 38) Beast Man 39) tigellinus (w/ non-enthusiast g/f) 40) markalan (and friends) there were a few missing on the last couple of posts, so I tried to make sure I got them all.
  11. It's been discussed quite a bit in this thread: Another Good Reason To Process Your Pass Early
  12. Also check the official site of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. http://www.universalorlando.com/harrypotter/
  13. That's exactly where the test seat is for Maverick at Cedar Point. And that entrance sign also looks a bit like Maverick's sign (except with the Diamondback logo).
  14. Someone call the "wahmbulance". Some of you wouldn't be happy no matter what they did. Could you do better? What did you expect? It's the ride's logo on a sign. I think it looks great. Can't wait to see it in person.
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