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  1. “Riders spared from full ride on Manhattan Express as train derails mid-ride”
    12 points
  2. A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to explore the core of Six Flags STL's Entertainment Department and Operations with a behind the scenes tour. With approval from the HR Department, they allowed me to share some of the photos from our tour with everyone here. I hope you guys enjoy these and a HUGE thank you again to those that made this possible! Old Glory Amphitheater: Once Holiday in the Park is removed from storage, many of the items are placed on the Old Glory stage for refurbishment, staging, and construction before being placed through out the park. This allows th
    11 points
  3. I bet it was the extra weight from the Comfort Collars that made this happen!!! BETTER TAKE THEM OFF ALL PREMIER TRAINS RIGHT NOW!!!!
    11 points
  4. Not to derail this thread any further, but a huge part of the problem is there not anything actually tough about them. They exist, and some businesses (like Knotts when they were open for all their food festivals) do great at enforcement, many others don’t. The Southern California region on its own has a population that is larger than all but the state of Texas. The odds of being able to contain a virus in the region are zero given that millions of those people work “essential” jobs and there are probably another million who still believe it’s a hoax. Masks help and we respect all
    9 points
  5. OH. MY. GOD. A SPIRAL MAINTENANCE STAIRCASE!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO WALK DOWN IT!!!!
    8 points
  6. Too bad it didn't happen in the station. Maybe the on-ride photo would have captured it.
    8 points
  7. It seems like this refurbishment is going off the rails...
    8 points
  8. The Saturday before last, Eve took her first trip to a park. (7 months old) We were only there for a couple hours. Long enough to watch the big rides cycle. The park looked fine. The area around JB's seemed to be far less of a shit show that it was during our most recent chance to take advantage of it last year. It was closed during our couple hour depressed visit earlier this year. Here are some pictures, but unfortunately I have to make a disclaimer. Before I get jumped on and accused of being an anti-masker, they were taken off very briefly for a few pictures, only when safe and
    8 points
  9. I spotted Quimera/ Triple Loop on the move from Mexico to Indiana today headed north on I-55 in southern MO.
    7 points
  10. I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it out. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, SeaWorld San Antonio and Sesame Place are aggressively pushing out their calendars. Six Flags is doing everything they can to open in some capacity absolutely everywhere and always opens right away as soon as they get the green light from the state. Cedar Fair is the only company that thinks the best way to run a theme park company in 2020 and 2021 is to crawl u
    7 points
  11. Just because you don’t think it is good, it doesn’t mean the rest of the visiting majority agrees with your opinion. But I guess that’s the beauty of numbers... Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the numbers will speak for the masses, vocal or not as they may be.
    7 points
  12. EPCOT is about one thing: making money for Disney. Does Guardians make money? *Glances at box office returns* Why, yes. Yes it does. Case closed.
    7 points
  13. I'm just happy for all the terrible Disney anti-fan boys who will have something to complain about once the park reopens!
    7 points
  14. I'm so entertained by the thought of the hotel going "Hey everyone, I know you guys didn't notice but the people making the new trains for our coaster have no idea what the f*ck they're doing and they derailed 200 feet in the air and destroyed the catwalk that we would use to get to the train in the event of an emergency and... well... it f*cked everything up super bad. Anyway, the ride should be open in less than a month if it doesn't happen again. Get your tickets for only $19.00 per person or get a Scream Pass for just $30. Book now!
    6 points
  15. I can bet you that 95% of the guests that ride this coaster will have no idea that the trains were replaced (unless there’s any kind of advertisement in the station or queue), that the testing resulted in damage to the track or that anything had to be fixed. Those kind of stories don’t make the national news via any medium. And as far as theme park incidents go, this is about as minor as they come. If it were Universal, Disney, SeaWorld, Six Flags or even Knott's, this might have gotten more coverage, but this is a casino that just happens to have a coaster that just happened to have a mishap
    6 points
  16. Maybe the hotel just needs ...... TOGO in a different direction. GET IT?!?!?!?!
    6 points
  17. IDEAL: UK / Europe for 11 days in early August (We've already moved that trip like 3 times) California in September (I actually have more faith in being able to fly to another continent in August than California opening anything in September because... California) Maybe we'll finally go to Silver Dollar City but I say that every single year Canada's Wonderland just as an excuse to get the hell out of this country REALISTIC: Orlando because Florida doesn't care if we die Orlando again because Florida doesn't care if we die Orlando again because Florida se
    6 points
  18. So I've been terrible terrible at doing TRs in the last year and around one year ago (January of 2020) I got to join FYE Coasters on a special tour of the Gravity Group factory in Cincinnati and I never got around to making a TR of it until now. Downside is I have a TERRIBLE memory so I'm really not going to remember much of anything they said or any details, but I'll still share the photos I took with you all! Front entrance! It was kinda hard to find the place. Picture displayed in the lobby. This is the dude who gave us the tour. I can't remember his na
    5 points
  19. I think “terrible” is a matter of perspective. Also understand that the person you’re debating this with has a long-proven admiration of Epcot in its classic form... Just look up Epcot’s 25th anniversary for my credentials. Here’s the thing... Classic attractions like Horizons and the original Journey into Imagination were amazing. But by the end of their lifespans they struggled to attract riders. The same is true with both Universe of Energy versions, World of Motion, El Rio del Tiempo and The Seacabs in The Living Seas. These attractions need consistent ridership to justify operation.
    5 points
  20. Does Frozen Ever After make you think? Gran Fiesta Tour? Ratatouille? Edutainment has always been a part of Epcot’s DNA, but since about 1998, experiences that exist purely for the sake of fun or thrill have too. It may be hard to swallow that the 1982 approach to EPCOT Center isn’t around anymore, but these parks aren’t museums... And superheroes inspire (children in particular) in ways that science and culture just don’t today.
    5 points
  21. It's going to make me think "wow how did they do that" and probably think about how cool of an experience it was. Will probably also make me think "who seriously thinks that Ellen's universe of Energy is better than this?" Then it's going to inspire me to get in line again, and then to renew my annual pass so I can come back many many times to ride an incredible new attraction in my favorite Disney park. That's how it'll make me think and inspire me.
    5 points
  22. ^Thematically, the story of the pavilion will be that Xander is bringing the first “Other-World Showcase” pavilion to Epcot... So at least there’s some connective concepts there. As someone whose favorite park (outside of Tokyo DisneySea) has always been Epcot, I’m fond of past experiences like Horizons but I have no problem with new experiences being brought to the park. Plus, I have a lot of faith that this will be a really fun ride, given how surprisingly fantastic Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout turned out to be—now the most fun Tower-style ride in existence from a ride expe
    5 points
  23. as soon as i can get that shot in my arm, i'm going somewhere. lol
    5 points
  24. Good news - construction restarted on Jersey Devil!
    5 points
  25. I saw it yesterday during the daytime and night. It is beautiful and gives me hope for the future of Epcot. If they continue to "plus" the park with nods to the past, the park will be great all around. Next stop: Journey Into Imagination! I can dream, can't I?
    5 points
  26. That’s absolutely fantastic. I mean... uh “oh no”.
    5 points
  27. Meanwhile the truck driver was probably confused why he was being tailed by someone with a camera.
    4 points
  28. "Safe but annoying" should be the official Cedar Fair slogan during covid.
    4 points
  29. Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.
    4 points
  30. It would still be the smoothest part of the ride.
    4 points
  31. The fact they they continued to do it and are continuing to do it. Businesses don't continue unprofitable operations. Then again, it is SEAS, so I guess anything is possible LOL.
    4 points
  32. Looks like the 2021ish coaster for SFMM was conditionally approved by the city https://epicla.lacounty.gov/SelfService/#/permit/3f44c971-a566-49fc-95c9-7ae34f7382fd Here is the second request they submitted (Geotechnical Study) https://epicla.lacounty.gov/SelfService/#/plan/34b29751-f381-4f38-b9b3-2cfc55afe0ee Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  33. Anyone else getting some serious RCT vibes from seeing just that one piece missing? Like I'm halfway looking for a way to complete the section and get the satisfaction of knowing the circuit lines up right.
    4 points
  34. You know Jesus, always playing tricks!
    4 points
  35. Cedar Fair is dumb: part 3,472 Meanwhile... at regional parks that decided to not close right before a Holiday week And down the road from Kings Dominion...
    4 points
  36. Ideal: Carowinds spring & summer, WDW fall, KD Halloween. Realistic: Planet Coaster & Youtube. I'll be happy if it's safe enough to visit *any park* at least once before 2022. Fingers crossed.
    4 points
  37. This story is the pick-me-up the world needs right now. I love everything about this.
    4 points
  38. I don’t think you get what I’m saying at all. As a fan, I’m really glad they opened Carowinds for like a month even though this event was really stupid because I got to ride two coasters and I was down the road anyway. I don’t care that they closed before what’s normally their most profitable week of Christmas because that’s not my problem. I’m thrilled that Kings Island opened a giga coaster in a pandemic year where they opened in July and had to cap attendance so it couldn’t really move the needle or do anything it was supposed to do but all of those things are objectively stupid.
    4 points
  39. So we went to Taste of Carowinds yesterday since we’re visiting the in-laws who live ten minutes away. Before going I was confused as to why this event was even a thing and after going I’m infinitely more confused. I’d review it in depth but there’s no point since they’re now closed for the season since why would you want your Christmas event open during the holiday week where you could do daily ops anyway? Here are the cliff notes: - The food samplers were very hit or miss, mostly miss. The best thing was a chicken tender. It was bangin’ though. - If I paid to get in
    4 points
  40. This is going to spoil everyone who is used to the smoothness of the Coney Island Cyclone or a Zamperla coaster.
    4 points
  41. Toughest mask mandates in the country for months and months. When will masks start working?
    4 points
  42. Hey everyone! Despite what has happened in 2020, parks and coasters around the world have still opened, so the TPR Coaster Poll is back for its third official year! coasterpoll.com We have over ONE THOUSAND coasters that you can rank on the poll, so whether you've been on every Intamin coaster in the world, or only have been on the coasters at your "home" park, your vote matters! As always, we're taking steps to promote the poll on Theme Park Review's social media channels. If you're one of TPR's followers on social media, and you're reading this for the firs
    3 points
  43. I got one week's use of my annual pass before Disneyland shut down. If my math is correct, that means Disney will be refunding $577 of my $599 so I essentially went to Disneyland 5 times for the low price of $22. I think I got my money's worth!
    3 points
  44. Closest I've seen was a portable Dragon Wagon pulling out of a gas station. Not going to lie, I thought about following it for a split second until I realized how sad that would be.
    3 points
  45. Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces new Special Events and Year-Round Operation New! Winter Weekends (Jan 15-24) This ALL-NEW limited-capacity January event is sure to delight. Stroll through villages filled with tons of beautiful lights at night, brave the thrills of thirteen rides including three roller coasters and Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™, encounter unique animals not normally featured at the park, participate in special kid activities, and view a spectacular fireworks finale on Saturday evenings. See more animals than ever before during Winter Weeken
    3 points
  46. That’s true. This might be a nice positive PR story to put everyone in a good mood to kick off the new year.
    3 points
  47. I lost all the progress I'd made doing keto and a couple weeks ago I was at the heaviest I've ever been - 283lbs. Then a week ago I started on Wellbutrin. After a week, I finally weighed yesterday and I'm down to 279.2! I'm glad my doctor was willing to let me try this med. I think my mentioning that an off-label use of Wellbutrin is to help ADHD, and since my Medicaid rejected covering Adderall without further "evidence" (despite my doctor and I filling out all the required forms), I thought maybe this could help and my doctor agreed. It can take 4-6 weeks for improvement to show re
    3 points
  48. Walt Disney World has announced that Disney's Blizzard Beach will reopen on March 7th, 2021! The water park will be open for its 25th season and to celebrate, the Disney Parks Blog has shared seven fun facts about the classic water park! https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/12/7-reasons-to-be-excited-for-the-opening-of-disneys-blizzard-beach-in-march-2021/ The wait is finally over! Cast members will begin returning soon to prepare Disney’s Blizzard Beach for its scheduled reopening on March 7, 2021. First opened to the public on April 1, 1995, this spring will kick off B
    3 points
  49. Probably. It’s a Christmas tradition.
    3 points
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