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  1. In spite of it being one of my absolute favorite parks, I usually only make the trip out to Hershey once a year. However, thanks to my 2020 plans going right into the crapper I'm working with what I've got nearby so after my visit with my buddy last month, we got a group of pals who haven't seen each each other in forever to meet up for a day of fun at The Sweetest Place on Earth once again the past weekend. I'm not doing a full on report but I figured I'd mess around with the new forum and throw up some photos we captured on Sunday and share a few thoughts about this awesome park. If you
    5 points
  2. It's definitely not for this season. There are pictures of it on Reddit and it's in extremely rough condition. I don't see any way it's operating this year. Hopefully that means Knoebels is planning to properly restore it and add it to the park for good. One more amazing flat ride saved from the scrap heap. I'm particularly happy about it since according to comments I've seen elsewhere, it seems to be the old Bayern Kurve from Fun Spot Indiana...which was, I believe, purchased from Riverside Park when it became Six Flags New England...My first Bayern Kurve and among the first adult ri
    3 points
  3. They should sue. Cali needs a wake up call. I was hoping they were going to follow Florida's lead
    2 points
  4. Thank you @bert425! I usually get the display up within a week since I only have a week off of school before Thanksgiving. Thankfully my family are wonderful hardworking elves so I don't have to install all 40,000 lights by myself.
    2 points
  5. oh, come on. I highly doubt that anyone who posts here would be upset about Christmas lights display. ESPECIALLY pics posted by someone as an example of the kind of work he'd like to do working at a Theme Park for their Holiday displays. & @ranelson38 those displays look great. How long do they take you to put up?
    2 points
  6. If people would say , “The capital originally intended for CGA was repurposed for KI instead”, that makes more sense. But saying a coaster went to park A instead of park B... there’s absolutely no way any of us could even know that, and seems far less likely.
    2 points
  7. S&S – Sansei Technologies has sent us a press release announcing their new Spin Shot Tower concept, which can be built new or retrofit on any existing S&S tower! S&S – Sansei Technologies is excited to announce the new Spin Shot Tower! The Spin Shot takes the thrills and excitement from our 4D Free Spin coaster seat and puts it on our world-famous tower rides. For a modest investment, the Spin Shot can be retrofit on any S&S tower. Custom ride profiles can be programmed to orient the rider, face-up, face-down or even upside down during the tower
    1 point
  8. Just realized I posted this TR on page 420. Score!
    1 point
  9. That's why I said "Ehhhhh" hahaha. I just think they are hard to compare in the example you are giving; and that it's not really apples to apples. But maybe it comes down to this: The state thinks very large gatherings aren't safe, even if all safety measures are followed. And, Voting 'shouldn't' be drawing the same large crowds in any given location. I'm not defending the state, just trying to understand it.
    1 point
  10. These restrictions are frankly ridiculous and will prohibit CA parks from opening for a long time. Parks around the country have shown they can operate safely in this environment. At this point, I think it will take a lawsuit and court intervention to get the parks open. Meanwhile, thousands of people will continue to be out of work and the surrounding economies will continue to suffer.
    1 point
  11. Differentiating “large” parks and “small parks” and letting them open at different times is pointless. 25% capacity would spread out guests at the same rate regardless of the size of the parks. Add this to the list of completely arbitrary guidelines set forth by governments during this mess...
    1 point
  12. @Nrthwnd, The trains are not going anywhere it's the boat ride with the whale that's going. Last week there was some news about the expansion, the Dutch high court has revealed a partly judgment that said that the park isn't allowed to expand yet. About 15 from 141 points aren't good enough but the park now has half a year to fix them, so this still hasn't come to an end.
    1 point
  13. It's also making more sense to me why Hulk got re-built and Dragons got the axe. I mean, if Universal was able to get a good deal on buying two of the same coasters at the same time for Dragons I'm sure we would have seen a very different fate for that ride... *sigh*
    1 point
  14. I wonder if they'll be able to sell 3 more towers with these to Hershey.
    1 point
  15. Great photos and recap, Bert! Glad we got to meet up. You were an awesome tour guide. I'll get started on my TR this week!
    1 point
  16. Haven't had much time to explore the new format, but I can see ALL THE EFFORT THAT WENT INTO IT! Thanks a million, Robb, (and to any 'elves' that may have assisted you). I hope to get started ASAP to begin my explorations of 'TPR 101.'
    1 point
  17. Similar topic, but out of sheer curiosity looked into Dollywood one day ticket and season pass prices since 2005 via Wayback Machine, inclusive of tax. I think they're a pretty affordable park overall. 2005: $43.50/$72 2008: $50.20/$83 2012: $60.60/$96.50 2016: $73/$122.35 2020: $88.70/$150.4 Price increases seem to be relatively consistent from 2005-2021. 2005-2012, prices went up 40% on tickets and 35% on season passes. Over a similar period from 2012-2021, we have increased 45% on tickets and 55% on season passes. Considerable investments have been made in the
    1 point
  18. Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full timers and seasonal workers went out to help each weekend. Some have stayed out there since the end of September, other drive back and forth each weekend. Only did the park though on the 17th. The weather was absolutely gorgeous all day, clear sky's, very comfortable temperature. It was a great day to be at the park. Attendance wise, the park seemed pretty packed. Most coasters had between an hour to
    1 point
  19. This is life in Illinois. We're everything that's wrong with California, without the view.
    1 point
  20. It’s been a bit since I got out of the house – doing our best to stay as safe as possible during these crazy times. but when an acquaintance from TPR, Condor, messaged me that he and his Dad were swinging thru Texas on a quick Theme Park trip and was I interested in joining them for a day? I jumped at the chance and said, Yes! And booked my reservation for Yesterday. I knew it was going to be crowded – FrightFest always is – and recommended that yes, it was a good idea to purchase Flash Pass. I never buy Flash Pass, since SFFT is my home park, but said that if he does purchase
    1 point
  21. The excessively padded trains were a warning to unwary riders.
    1 point
  22. While it sucks we can't ride any rides, I am still very glad to see Knott's putting on these food events and selling out. I am sure they are pulling in quite a bit of money. I anticipate they will do a Holiday/Christmas event too, and they will probably just keep doing these until they can fully open. Good for them, it's genius.
    1 point
  23. I was at the park on the 10th with a co-worker/friend. Two ladies in their 50's blowing off steam after having students back in our rooms for the first time in almost 7 months. To add to what Dan posted: I think they did a great job figuring out a way to do JL with the line and only one party per car, each person asked to use hand sanitizer right before the ride. The scare zones were kind of lame. More like scare shows, but as a teacher I give the park an absolute A for effort and attempting to keep some of that Halloween atmosphere. I think they did the best they could under the
    1 point
  24. The rumor was they also wanted the county to be in the "yellow category" OC is still far away. Source for below: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/
    1 point
  25. ^Agreed. I think the newer Intamin lapbars are actually the best steel coaster restraint currently being produced. When comparing overhead lapbars on Taron and Blue Fire, I found the Intamin ones to be lighter, less bulky, and less prone to coming down further during the ride.
    1 point
  26. Yeah you can see why it's the kind of thing Six Flags doesn't do often. A ton of labor involved. Makes you appreciate places that do it way more often. Then again it wouldn't be near as intensive if you did it before they fall apart.
    1 point
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