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  1. 5 points
  2. I had a wonderful first visit to the park today. It was everything I had hoped for and more. I am extremely excited to now call this my new home park as I move across the country from California to Florida. The weather was absolutely perfect. Clear skies all day and relatively manageable humidity, coming from someone who grew up in the dry desert out West. Even yesterday at SeaWorld Orlando was also perfect. We really lucked out with weather so far at these parks. BGT is interesting because there is no clear stand-out coaster (yet), and there is also not a single bad coaster. The lin
    4 points
  3. Holiday World's woodies are definitely from another time. This weekend all 3 were TEARING UP THE TRACKS in the best way possible and absolutely hauling. Aggressive, forceful, possible bruising... only Holiday World could maintain those 3 as well as they do. Newer woodies are still fun but they might as well be steel coasters. HW's trio are classics that really show what you can do if you push the limits with old wood design.
    3 points
  4. I'm really looking forward to riding this in 30 degree weather at holiday in the park.
    3 points
  5. Steel Curtain was running two trains today!
    3 points
  6. I'm sorry, I need to resurrect this convo. Oblivion totally goes that deep, if not moreso. It's a 180-foot drop but because Alton Towers can't breach the treeline it's only 65 feet tall.
    2 points
  7. The park has quietly updated their operating hours. The 11-9 days are all gone. They've shortened the summer operating hours to either 12-8 or 11-7 . Every day now has an 8 hour operating day including weekends and holiday weekends until Labor day. On a positive note, they have added daily ops through the first few weeks of August on days that were originally listed as closed.
    2 points
  8. No reason to attack people for not liking a coaster that you like. People can have different opinions
    2 points
  9. Credit to @onlinehyde on Twitter for this, as I have better things to do than watch the Goldman Sachs Travel and Leisure Conference webcast without actually being a shareholder and there’s no transcript to skim, but there was an investor conference yesterday. Cedar Fair shared that they anticipate burning average of 60 million in cash a month during Q2. As a reference, Six Flags expects to be cash flow positive for Q2. Busch / SeaWorld is already cash flow positive this year. They’re looking to “improve efficiencies” (see: cut budget). The fact that they made another budget move on the same da
    2 points
  10. But hanging out at a park won't teach you how to be financially responsible...LOL. There were things I wanted to do (take private clarinet lessons from a professor at MSU) but my parents weren't going to pay for them (it was not cheap), so at 15yo, I worked at our Dairy Queen. I took my private lessons and paid for them myself. Later on, I purchased a stereo system for my room. Quite honestly, the experience was priceless...learning how to work with money, deal with crappy customers. Get along with supervisors and coworkers, etc. I don't think parents are doing their kids a favor by hand
    2 points
  11. I keep seeing this question popping up across multiple threads (and all over FB group too). . so figured I could start a thread answering the question: I'm going to xxxx park on xxxxx day, do you think crowds will be big enough that I should buy the upcharge skip the line pass? --> EVERYTHING is different in 2021. . . pent up demand from COVID closures for 15 months has resulted in every park being slammed, most every day (unless poor weather keeps the crowds away). Many parks are also dealing with staffing issues, resulting in shorter hours, and hella long lines for food
    1 point
  12. Sweet jesus! What were they expecting, Woodstock 2.0?!
    1 point
  13. Have you been to a park this year, 2021? If no, then all of your experiences are invalid for this conversation. It doesn't matter what day of the week it is...unless the weather is absolute shit, parks are packed.
    1 point
  14. As of this morning the fire is back on for X2. Got a last row ride and felt engulfed in the flame. hope they can get the audio back soon.
    1 point
  15. Alright, I'm late to the party for the traffic photo, but here goes. I grew up ten miles east of the park and had a season pass nearly every year of my life up until I moved away. Being a local I knew to avoid the park on weekends and holidays but even then I never heard about 537 getting that horrific. They had some traffic concerns that were remedied, IIRC, back around the millennium and Premier's heyday. 537 used to be one lane both directions (I believe two lanes right by the entrance for like 100 yards) but they widened it to the three lanes, added the Wawa, Burger King, McDonalds, ad
    1 point
  16. I have been looking at Queue Times for various parks over the past few months and can’t believe how bad some lines have been even during the week when school is in session (2 hour wait for Candymonium as an example). I wouldn’t want to go to the water park without it. On a hot and humid day, it was so nice to be able to skip an hour wait for Aquablast and wait a few minutes at the most or be able to ride all 6 Snake Pit slides before someone in the regular line was able to ride 1 of those slides.
    1 point
  17. The weather is supposed to be a little spotty tomorrow with chance of showers around 30 after 11AM. It may be enough to keep a little bit of the crowds away.
    1 point
  18. With modern coasters built in recent years with wild but very controlled experiences, elements like Legend's unbanked helix feel almost illegal! I love a great airtime filled RMC any day of the week, but hardly anything matches how out of control any of Holiday World's wood coasters feel. And I don't hate them. PTC's are more comfortable on me than Millennium Flyers because of the restraint style, and Gravity Group's wood coasters rank higher on my list than GCI's (they give WAY more intense rides and better airtime).
    1 point
  19. I totally remember the Millennium Force vs Superman days and like any good teenage virgin coaster dork I had them 1 and 2 in my Coaster Grotto rankings (in that order because... I mean... come on). I don't really think that anybody is boycotting the ride. If we took the top steel coasters and removed everything built in the last 15 years then the top 5 steel coasters on the list would be: 1) Expedition GeForce 2) Millennium Force 3) Goliath 4) Superman the Ride 5) Phantom's Revenge I don't think that's really that insane for a top 5 steel list that someone ma
    1 point
  20. Seems reasonable. Nice of the park to respond to an inquiry about operations like that, it would have been easy for them to just not reply to that or give a slightly more generic answer.
    1 point
  21. NO banking in that helix is the main feature that makes Legend the favorite of many of us. And... the Holiday World PTC trains have twisting back axles. So does Ravine Flyer, etc.. What may seem like a deficiency in the "twisting" department, is an asset in another. In other words, they are fun roller coasters that provide kick, great laterals and air time (Phoenix, etc.) I would say the Holiday World woodies run better than any other wood coasters, especially for what they do. The GCI coasters lack a certain feel; this is probably more popular if you like B&M, RMC, etc. GCI
    1 point
  22. The water park was closed from what I could tell — which was surprising given the heat / grossness. And thanks for the DDD tips. I had no idea that the planes had programs and just jumped on one at random; I didn't even watch it run first. The one I was in flipped like crazy for a solid minute and then just turned upside for like 10 seconds while the ride slowed down. Not great!
    1 point
  23. Funny cause all I'm seeing is whiny bitches crying about how its slow, forceless, no whip, no airtime, no themeing, crawls through the bunny hops, was broke all day long and is absolutely the weakest RMC built so far.
    1 point
  24. You can redeem pre-purchased (or in my case all season) fast lane at any location that sells them.
    1 point
  25. Like I said, if you're planning on purchasing on a whim, you're playing with fire. That said right now, every date in the near future is available so maybe I just got unlucky.
    1 point
  26. don't see it anywhere. . they want you to download the free mobile app (which has the map on it), I suppose.
    1 point
  27. I get why they're doing it, and I'm glad they're at least open, but this park of all parks to close before sunset is brutal. I'd much rather they be open 2 to 11 than 11 to 8. Maybe they'll get some takers at $18/hr.
    1 point
  28. My Brother worked at Astroworld at 17, and he did it because he wanted to, not because my Parents made him. I wanted to, but was only 15, and I think you had to be 17 at the time to be hired. .and by the time I hit that age? I saw how many hours my Brother worked and realized it was more fun to hang out at the park every day over summer and mess with him (he worked at the hot dog place in Coney Island), than it was to actually, you know. . . work there
    1 point
  29. If you can't think or say this, is it even really a French film?
    1 point
  30. They are going to start running Superman forward and backward. Pick your poison when entering.
    1 point
  31. Went to the park yesterday. I would never imagine I'd fall in love with mystic timbers. I was just enamored with how they managed to leave soooo many trees in tact and still fit the ride in. Orion, oooooorion lol. What can I say? I got off it feeling teased. The best parts, to me, were the helix and the hills that followed. I wish more of the ride was like it.
    1 point
  32. Remember when we all thought theme parks might be doomed by COVID? It is fantastic to see all the people flocking back to parks like Kings Island. Great reports all, thank you!
    1 point
  33. Had the opportunity to ride Kondaa four times yesterday. This is what Walibi Belgium desperately needed: a thrilling rollercoaster with an orignal layout and within a good themed area. Had two middle row rides, one in the back and one almost in the front row. In the early morning, the ride is already amazing, but in some spots it just missed the expected 'umpf'. My backseat ride was in the late afternoon and maaaaaan... The forces and airtime are insane. It changed the ride experience from 'amazing' to 'mindblowing fantastic'! LOVE the first drop and the following two airtimehills! The ride is
    1 point
  34. It gets like that sometimes, always has. I grew up right down the street from the park, just off of 537 in Millstone (2.2 miles to the entrance, just measured it), and worked at that McDonald's from 2000 to 2010. There were plenty of times when 537 was a parking lot like that and caused traffic to back up all throughout the surrounding side roads. made for many nightmare-level crazy shifts at the restaurant lol. It's nothing new, too - anyone seen the photos from the Marshall Tucker Band concert back in 1981? It still holds the attendance record for the park. The park ran out of parking,
    0 points
  35. Before the covid shutdown, security would approach anyone alone in Nickelodeon Universe, especially if you took a photo. I was asked for my ID multiple times. I didn't have an issue in my last visit inside Nickelodeon Universe, but mall security came up to me in my car when I chose to eat my pizza there instead of in a crowded food court in the middle of a pandemic.
    0 points
  36. Nah, not a big fan of that one. I'll ride if there's no line but I don't find it particularly fun.
    0 points
  37. This may make me a bad poster. But they lost me and 3 additional admissions for the Gwazi fiasco. We booked flights 4 months ago and we are still going to Tampa cause we have a place there. But they don't seem to care. Busch is expensive and doesn't want to open their new ride. So I'll see them next year I guess.
    0 points
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