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  1. Check out this amazing photo compliments of Dave Morgan!!
    10 points
  2. ^Lets be real...if you really wanna follow those guidelines you wouldn’t even be going to amusement parks.
    10 points
  3. Swung by the park for a few hours to see how things would be in the covid world, and I have to say that magic mountain did a pretty good job. For those wondering, it appears the only checks for residency occur during the online reservation process. At the turnstile I was only asked to show my reservation (note on that: I wish they would update their system on the backend to tie the reservation to your pass so you didn’t have to show the reservation and then take out your pass for scanning). The parking attendant asked me for my reservation time (which was 3pm and I arrived at 4), so it ap
    9 points
  4. I was at the park today and caught the last test train of the day on the way to Apollo's Chariot. Here's a short video and some stills. The outward banked airtime hill looks amazing! Also in case anyone is wondering, Apollo's Chariot closes for 30 mph sustained winds and 40 mph gusts. The ride opened late today for this reason. MVI_5751.MP4
    9 points
  5. SFMM Trip Report. Opening Day, April 1st, 2021. TLDR: I had a very six flags day (but it was awesome) After over four years, I finally returned to my home park and self-proclaimed "coaster capitol of the world", Six Flags Magic Mountain. This was my first ever trip to the park alone, and I was ready for anything and everything that could happen. My reservation was for 1:45pm but I arrived in Valencia at 11:30. I stopped at the Subway off The Old Road which I highly recommend doing if you don't have a meal plan. The lines looked long, though there is an app
    8 points
  6. "A Place Where Everyone is Welcome" by Josh D'Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Original post on the Disney Parks Blog: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/04/a-place-where-everyone-is-welcome/ “To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.” Walt Disney spoke these words during the dedication of the Disneyland Resort in 1955. Today, more than 65 years later, they continue to inspire us – and remind us that the magic we make must include everyone. It’s important to me to share how we’re creating a place where everyone is welcome an
    7 points
  7. Way to walk around vlogging with your masks off all day. Also, some constructive criticism: the music in your vlogs absolutely blows.
    7 points
  8. It’s official: On Thursday, June 10, thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to soar 155 feet in the air and catapult up to 70 mph alongside a ferocious Velociraptor at Universal Orlando!
    7 points
  9. Going to Dorney and not Knoebels is a travesty. Please don't do that.
    7 points
  10. You really can't think of anything going on in the world right now that might explain the hold up? Not one thing?
    7 points
  11. Looks like we hit a milestone today. Lightning Rod 2.0 ran all day.
    7 points
  12. Thoughts and prayers to the people who were tasked with marking this floor for Social Distancing. When nobody follows this I can't even be mad at them. Facebook
    7 points
  13. Back row. That way, she'll never want to ride another roller coaster again and you can save money by leaving her at home.
    6 points
  14. If you read this thread during Holiday in the Park, you know Great Adventure will run their coasters in conditions hardly any other parks would. A few days ago, I got to the area early and decided to wait over by Prospertown Lake, which has a fantastic view of the park. Considering it was in the mid-40s with 30-40 mph wind gusts, I wasn't holding my breath I'd see anything running. I was wrong. Great Adventure confidently sent Nitro's trains completely empty. And I have never seen a B&M hyper come that close to valleying. It reminded me of that crazy hill on Arkansas Twister at M
    6 points
  15. Update: El Toro ran a bunch of test runs today and should open any day now
    6 points
  16. I finished my Master of Arts in Professional Creative Writing with a concentration in Professional Dramatic Writing from the University of Denver. Started in summer 2019 and finished mid March 2021. Most of the work was done during the pandemic! And I did this a full 34 YEARS after getting my B.A. Anything is possible! Now (fingers crossed) waiting for my return to work call from Disney....
    6 points
  17. #1 argument to stay at Hotel Breakers (for me): PARKING yes, you get free parking at Breakers Express. . but Hotel Breakers is *on property* you do not have to move your car, you can get up and walk to the park entrance. you park your car the day you arrive - in Hotel Breakers lot. . and there. you're parked at Cedar Point (unless you make a trip to the CVS in town to stock up the mini fridge in the room). you do not have to get up early/early/early every day, get in your car, sit in traffic to get across the peninsula roadway, go thru the parking booths, find a spo
    5 points
  18. Want to feel old? Today is Nitro's 20th Birthday. If I ruined your day... you're welcome. Snapple Fact: It's also the 20th anniversary of the last time they painted it.
    5 points
  19. I'll never understand the idea of having to ride something on opening day. I just... don't get it.
    5 points
  20. I've seen reports that most everything is up and running on 2 train ops. Well done MM.
    5 points
  21. While I agree with this sentiment and yes, of course all guests should follow the park rules, we’ve all been dealing with this for a year now, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that compliance and enforcement of mask policies is going to be hit or miss. We see it at the grocery store, the gym, the mall, hell even on airplanes where rule following is traditionally excellent. It’ll only get worse this summer as more and more people get vaccinated and cases/deaths drop, because I’m sure masks and distancing will be with us at all parks for the entire 2021 season. So if anyone here is t
    5 points
  22. Most people would probably see that last picture and look at the new thing or whatever, I was just like "Oh sh*t, they have a log flume? Maybe I should actually go there."
    5 points
  23. I went to "Touch of Disney" on Monday. It's Disneyland's version of a food event. The food is a bit different with them bringing over some favorites from Disneyland instead of all unique items sold during the Food & Wine festival. Tickets went on sale a few weeks ago and as usual, jammed up the servers and caused errors. You were put into a virtual queue and waited, and waited. I believe it took me checking from 7am until the queue actually opened at 10am? I forget, but it wasn't until probably until after noon or later that I finally had my tickets. Before the day was over, Disney
    5 points
  24. I think you're missing Just a few syllables here To write a haiku
    5 points
  25. it made MAJOR national news because it's an idiotic Political move by Abbott and the Republicans in charge of Texas. (AG Paxton has sued Travis County for continuing to enforce Mask Mandates). A quick google search just pulled up stories on NBC news, ABC news, CNN, Fox, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the LA Times - just on the front page of results from "Texas ends Mask Mandate") I realize it doesn't fit your agenda, but please don't pretend that it didn't get coverage. Thankfully, most of us who live here are NOT of the believe that asking folks to wear masks
    5 points
  26. The ops are always bad. That ride has 700 ride vehicles so they can make sure they stack 698 of them at all times. Bring a book to read on the brake run.
    5 points
  27. In fairness to the park, I have not been anywhere recently that is actually still enforcing social distancing in common areas. It’s treated as a suggestion at this point. As others have mentioned, the CDC has found that the risk of exposures from surfaces is extremely low. I should also add that you should not being going to a theme park if you are worried about social distancing. If you are willingly going to a place you know there will be thousands of strangers, you are assuming the risks with that.
    4 points
  28. Well tell them to slow down and chill out before they break it...
    4 points
  29. Got my first dose of vaccine! Bit of luck. Someone heard this one site has recently had excess vaccines and been giving them out after 5. So we went and waited and sure enough they opened it up! Was a pretty large group but I managed to make it in. 2nd dose scheduled, so I will be fully vaxxed by the time I hit the parks
    4 points
  30. It very well may be your friends laughing at the person hanging out all by themself.
    4 points
  31. Just scheduled an appointment to get the vaccine on Wednesday! I'm most likely getting Moderna due to when my 2nd appointment is.
    4 points
  32. Quick search online to find more food locker designs, and this is what Wingstop is doing for their mobile orders which this setup I could really seeing working at a amusement park:
    4 points
  33. Actually, it's already constructed, but this thread was trying to compete with the Worlds of Fun thread for inactivity. Way to ruin it.
    4 points
  34. ^ Exactly We all know that there is some degree of risk whenever we leave our homes and we've all decided long ago what we're each comfortable with. Hilltopper is 100% right. Less and less people care every single day at basically every park. Even at Disney, which is really the gold standard there was a huge difference between our August trip and our trip a few months ago. As for Kings Island, personally I hope the park pulls back on some of their policies like loading B&M's in such a stupid manner that I would rather sign a waiver that says "I would rather get covid and die than
    4 points
  35. Wow I said something nice about Cedar Fair. Feels weird... Then again I guess the most important difference between a Six Flags soda and a Cedar Fair soda is that you can get a Six Flags soda before f*cking Memorial Day. Is that better? Lol
    4 points
  36. Fun fact! This was the boomerang that did not 'brake' like other boomerangs! Check out our video of it:
    4 points
  37. Ok then! I was wondering if I was going to have to put the two of you in detention..........
    4 points
  38. Yeah, I'm expecting a shitshow. Hopefully people are just happy to get what they get for the first few weeks because the trade-off is waiting another month. For example: if someone shows up with a stupid refillable drink cup and complains on here that it took 45 minutes to fill it or something like that I'm just warning you now that I'm going to laugh at you. ...hard
    4 points
  39. Bert, I feel bad that you have a Pucking Frick for a governor.
    4 points
  40. No random regional park in Pennsylvania is going to put a bunch of different size drop towers right next to eachother, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. Please don't be ridiculous.
    4 points
  41. I think Dorney should buy it, put it right next to Demon Drop, and open some kind of f*cked up living Intamin Tower museum. That would get me to visit Dorney like once a week.
    4 points
  42. 3 points
  43. Yeah, I dunno. I don't even plan to go to Great Adv right away when Jersey Devil opens and that's an hour away. We did that one time with Twisted Timbers, but I did that reluctantly. It was kind of chilly/overcast and everyone who was there was there for that so we did I305 and Volcano and hung out with friends and got FL+ anyway riding TT a bunch so it worked out. But these like 3/4/6+ hour waits for something... efffff that. It's a brand new ride, it's not going anywhere. I'll ride it when you psychos are through with it. Basically.
    3 points
  44. Haha....$299 is for the Kings Dominion-only all-season Fast Lane. The all-park is $875. I added it to my Platinum as soon as they offered it last year after two kinda miserable trips to both CP and KI without it, and then got 3 days at each park with it. For me, that paid for itself. The fact that its valid all this year too is just icing on the cake. If you go to the parks enough it's doesn't work out that bad math-wise. Figure $150 a day at CP, $75-95 a day at KI or KD...you really only need like 7 days (or 5 to CP) to make it worthwhile. I've reached the point in my life wher
    3 points
  45. Everyone in SoCal (and the rest of the country) had the same opportunity to travel to parks that weren't shutdown as anyone else. I don't think Newsom was exiling those who left the state (but it wouldn't surprise me if he was). Skimming back through the past few pages here didn't give me the impression that there were "serious doubts"...Six Flags is owning pandemic operations everywhere else, there's no reason to imagine it would be different there. The only doom and gloom came from Californians, who, pardon my stereotyping, tend to have somewhat of a "we're special compared to everyon
    3 points
  46. Great report. It is so wonderful to see the park operating again. I believe the final count was 384 days of closure... Given how quickly the park turned around and reopened after the Governor released new guidelines, they should be applauded. I'm sure things will only get smoother from here on out.
    3 points
  47. The Orion is now testing again.
    3 points
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