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Posts posted by jdawg1998

  1. Two years is Cedar Fair's typical time before a show is rotated out. Audiences get show fatigue.


    Show fatigue? Huh? Every Disney and Universal park has had the same shows for many, many years. People keep coming back to watch them. And I would definitely say many people would come back to watch Cirque Imagine.


    I'm extremely upset.

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  2. Since I always have issues with putting text in quotes on this forum, I'll just explain.


    That Washington Post article is ridiculous. It says: "While that sounds incredibly thrilling - and possibly dangerous - Young's death seems to have been totally unrelated to the Raptor's design." Are you kidding me? Raptor sounds dangerous? And it "seems to have been" totally unrelated? It was completely unrelated! He entered a restricted area! That part of it is barely even mentioned in the article. It is said once, wedged in between "he had his dream job as a teacher" and explaining how dangerous-sounding the ride is.


    The part that really gets me is: “He just hopped over the fence and thought he’d grab it,” Brenda Young said. “I know he’d never in a million years thought that something like that would have happened.” Really? You're telling me that climbing into a restricted area underneath a super-fast roller coaster and then being hit by the coaster is surprising? 


    It's horrible what happened, and I feel terrible about it, but this article really just angers me. Instead, we should be focusing on reiterating safety precautions at amusement parks and spreading the word to NOT go into a restricted area. Not fear roller coasters. 

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  3. To be completely honest, I'd want them to get rid of some Soak City slides. The pretzel-twist one is absolutely horrible and a waste of space. So are the three really steep slides. They just aren't fun. At least I don't think so, and I feel like a lot of other people are the same way. Soak City needs more quality slides i.e., a water coaster, another slide tower with a few twisting, winding slides, a "toilet" bowl slide, etc..

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  4. Wow, I've never heard Holiday World so crowded before. The two times I went were on Saturdays and I only waited 20 or so minutes for most rides. That was before Thunderbird though...


    I really don't understand the hours for the park. The waterpark should definitely be open longer. The dry park should at least be open longer on Fridays. 7pm? That's crazy! It's not like there's school the next morning, so why so early? 

  5. I feel very "meh" about this ride. As others have said, it doesn't seem like a big deal at all for Cedar Point. Looks very forgettable. It's nearly the exact same layout as Griffon and Sheikra. And those rides are ten years old now. Nothing new. Dang CP, you guys got me excited. Now I'm just disappointed. There's a part of me hoping this leak isn't real, but I'm seriously doubting it's fake at this point. 

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  6. This isn't technically a dream, but a strange phenomenon that occurs in the middle of my sleep.


    Ever since I started working rides for as much as I do, I will wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for at least an hour, thinking I'm still on the job. 


    I get self conscious sometimes because I'm in pajamas while working. There are multiple times where I wake up in the morning fully clothed in a non-sleeping outfit. 


    I freak out because I'm not checking bars or saying "clear", but dispatching the train anyways. 


    But there's a part of me saying, "Justin, it's two in the morning and you're in bed at home." It's seriously starting to freak me out. I can't control it. But there are some nights where I actually do think I'm working. And then I start feeling bad if I don't talk to a guest or if I'm not doing my job right. While trying to sleep in my bed. 


    Someone help..

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  7. Dollywood is the perfect example of quality, not quantity. They have Thunderhead, an amazing (truly) wooden coaster that's been regarded as one of the best. Wild Eagle, the country's first winged coaster. Mystery Mine has awesome theming, thrills, and fun. Tennessee Tornado is probably the best Arrow coaster out there - and the smoothest. Firechaser Express is a must-need for every park if they want a great family coaster. And now, to put the icing on the cake, they have the world's first launched wooden coaster and the fastest. 


    Blazing Fury is the only coaster at Dollywood (excluding the kids' ride in the carnival area) I would say could go now. But everything else is so well done. Unlike Kings Island or Cedar Point, there is not one ride that I don't enjoy at Dollywood. They're all great. 

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  8. Was holiday horror good? I have heard mixed reviews but it looked fun

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    I really, really miss Holiday Horror. There were some nights where it was understaffed and several of the holidays were completely empty (President's Day was almost always like that) but when it was full of scareactors, it was great. 


    It was more funny than scary, and that's what I loved about it.

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  9. Question for you all: how would you plan to make this cell phone problem better? Ban cell phones from the park?


    I hate it as much as anyone does. But really, how can we stop people from pulling their phones out on the ride? Even if we enforced it more and called security on people who did it, how would that make anyone else after that act differently? People pull their phones out all the time. They may even do it during the ride when there's no way of seeing it. How is it possible to stop that?


    There's really no way. Unless you can give me a good reason, people will still always be on their cell phones on the rides. 


    Also, malem, ejecting the rider from the park? Really? Most guests don't realize the magnitude of their actions. Ejecting them would be ridiculous...unless they put up a fight and refuse to obey the rules.

  10. I wouldn't mind seeing a larger flat ride coming in even though we just had 2 for Planet Snoopy. Or a small flat ride and a major TLC to a roller coaster.


    TLC for say...Adventure Express, perhaps?!

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  11. Like others, I don't see Planet Snoopy going anywhere, but to answer the question that was asked... I would say I would most want to see a Nintendo theme'd area, especially with how relevant video games are with kids now-a-days it would make most sense, but of course would be a licensing nightmare I'm sure. As for what would be most likely, I have no clue, whoever the highest bidder is?


    I'm pretty sure Universal just got the rights to Nintendo actually. The whole rumor is a new Nintendo theme island at Islands of Adventure will be made in the coming years.

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  12. All I am asking for is some sort of flat ride. I don't need a big roller coaster. In fact, I don't want one - not yet. Let Banshee still be the go-to ride for a few years. But a Screamin' Swing or a dark ride would be perfect. 

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