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  1. Coastersaurus does not belong in any 'worst' list...let alone a list with Bandit and Coaster Express! It's a kiddie woodie. This is why it may be time to take 'kiddie' rides off the poll.
    7 points
  2. Why does it feel like anytime there is even a hint of expansion at any park, enthusiasts bust out the biggest crack pipe they can find and just start slamming back rocks?
    7 points
  3. Apparently the park sent out an email saying that Kings Dominion will open on March 22nd! Oh, did I say March? I meant May. Alpengeist, InvadR and Verbolten are open tomorrow. This company is dumb.
    7 points
  4. Herschend was and is a different brand than Six Flags. There is one certainty. Kentucky Kingdom will not be receiving a launched wooden roller coaster any time soon.
    6 points
  5. Yeah, I think the only 'concern' is because people see this park going more the way of Celebration City or Wild Adventures than becoming the next SDC or Dollywood. I think it will stay pretty much the same and that's just fine.
    6 points
  6. I'm super bummed about Volcano still but the idea that a park with a new RMC and the world's most intense giga coaster in it even gets mentioned in this thread is sort of nuts to me.
    6 points
  7. Let the Good Times Roll: Mardi Gras Celebration at Busch Gardens It's cold and gloomy outside my window today, so it's a good thing that I chose yesterday to check out Busch Gardens' version of Mardi Gras. This is the latest in a line of "reservations-required" events and, in my opinion, the best one so far--at least when the weather cooperates. The first weekend was freezing and snowy, but January 6 was sunny with temperatures in the 50s--perfect weather to hang out at the park; ride Alpengeist, InvadR, Verbolten, and some other rides; and enjoy some Cajun-type food and New Orleans-inspi
    6 points
  8. I know some people wanted to see what the event was like last night. Here are a few photos and a video to give you a taste. It was really a lot of fun and we hope to do it again in the future! IMG_2197.MOV
    6 points
  9. Skull Mountain is 420 and I feel like all is right with the universe.
    5 points
  10. Park President Jeffrey Siebert has been sharing some wonderful pictures online! (I did mention to him I was going to post them here at TPR)
    5 points
  11. It's the 150th anniversary, you can't go into a monumental milestone like that without a fresh new website that takes the industry by storm.
    5 points
  12. Too bad Volcano isn't still around. It was ahead of its time not only technologically, but it already had limited capacity down to a science.
    5 points
  13. Actually they have been taking some steps to address that issue with TNT. They are also redoing several other support areas around TNT where the construction of Time Traveler was done. Also if Outlaw did get a "retrack" I'm sure it wont be anywhere near the alleged 57% of the coaster as whats being reported with Lightning Rod. Think more around 20% at most.
    5 points
  14. It was great hanging out with you yesterday! Yeah, anyone on the fence about this event needs to go. Go and support them so they bring it back (just make sure it’s a bit over 42 degrees). We had a great time and I kept having to remind myself that it was February 6th. We weren’t sure we’d be able to fill a day with just 3 operating coasters but honestly, I wish the day were longer. We almost didn’t go this weekend. We just got back from Orlando on Tuesday morning (we got covid tests, chill) and it seemed kind of stupid to drive 7 hours to go to a half-closed park and on the way
    5 points
  15. Heres some of many other pics I took from over the years. These are all from 2006-2009
    5 points
  16. “Let’s open two months late for no reason and then give everyone free money as an apology for how stupid that is.” Hey from a guest’s perspective... yay! Did I mention that Six Flags managed to charge a huge percentage of their member base every singe month they were closed and every single month since because they gave them all an extra line skip benefit for a few years that cost them $0? Lol god, I’m sorry. I really do like this company. I’m trying to stop endlessly dogging on them but like... they make it so easy.
    5 points
  17. Looks way better then golden ticket results lol
    4 points
  18. I want to laugh at the fact that people who live among us believe that Copperhead Strike is better than Superman at Six Flags Mexico but then I remember that I have Mystery Mine in the top 20 and Wild Chipmunk ahead of Ravine Flyer II so I guess I have no room to speak.
    4 points
  19. And to support what Bert is saying, I am not sure if everyone realizes the commitment the park has made to the refurbishing of the carousel. We saw the whole process at the ACE event back in September. They are so proud of what they are doing; not just to save a ride but one of true historical importance that they dragged out 3 of the horses in progress for a group of maybe 30 - 40 people and went through an extensive demonstration of how the refurb will work. No it's not a revolutionary new ride or a new coaster but it is a commitment to the future of the park and the amusement park industry
    4 points
  20. 4 points
  21. There --is-- a sign. lol. Still don't understand why they couldn't put the grizzly statue out front or something... but whatever. Can we put this on the stupid things cedar fair does... list... we have going?
    4 points
  22. I also think new enthusiasts confuse intense with rough
    4 points
  23. ^ I think it's a sign Hell has frozen over, and maybe the GOP Senators will vote to convict
    4 points
  24. "Move" may not be the best way to word it. "Build a new version of it" is a better way to describe it. Think of what Mystic River Falls is to Lost River. More than likely, it would be a completely different ride, but with a similar theme. And putting a Firefighting themed ride in Fireman's Landing makes more sense than having it plopped down in the middle of the city. *edit* sdcfan88 beat me to it
    4 points
  25. Posted for the world to see: I’m already getting a buzz for free in my head
    4 points
  26. The final track piece has been put into place on Monster! Congrats to the Grona Lund team! Can’t wait to ride!
    4 points
  27. It will be cool when Pantheon finally opens, because all of the trees will have grown up around it.
    4 points
  28. Did the Dolphin tour for free with our new Plat passes today. Schedule first thing, they fill up fast. Got to touch and give them some commands in a back area setting. Enjoyed it. We bought the Sea Lion tour weeks ago b/c the wife did not want to miss it. Timing was going to be close....so SeaWorld offered to golf cart us between them. Why not? Thanks to the park for going out of their way and helping us out today. Lines were fairly short. Non existent with our $7.50 quick queue. They have photographer at the Sea Lion tour. $30 to get those on your annual photo pass. However,
    4 points
  29. Is this like spanking the monkeys?
    4 points
  30. What a fun night! Thank you to all of our participants! I'll post some funny photos I grabbed later but just wanted to say thanks again to everyone for playing! And to our winner SingleRiderCam!
    4 points
  31. ^I think this is a joke, referencing the actual, man made lake that used to reside in the front of the park. https://denniscooperblog.com/back-from-the-dead-theme-park-map-day/
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. This weekend we ventured out to Clermont (only about 15 minutes from Central Florida's major tourist attractions) for some fresh strawberry picking at Southern Hill Farms. We'd heard about this experience from friends but despite being Orlando natives, had not had the chance to go out before. Keep in mind, that strawberries are not available year-round in Florida, and Southern Hill Farms rotates their pickable crops throughout the year to match the season. Given the fact that we missed the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2020 due to COVID, this was a nice multi-hour diversion where we cou
    3 points
  34. I'm just so glad that Kanonen got saved!
    3 points
  35. I'm sorry, but I simply do NOT agree. it's the only park in the SF chain with three woodies - all kept in pretty decent condition. Ya'll got Supergirl - a rare ride in the SF chain *AND* they just spent more than 2 years refurbing Excalibur (and have been working on the Carousel) - both of these things are expensive, and would have been WAY cheaper to just pull the rides out and replace with cheaper flats, instead of pouring $$ into problematic rides - and in the case of Excalibur, likely one that doesn't have very high ridership. yes, I get y'all are disappointed the park doesn
    3 points
  36. Yeah, a bunch of parks jumped on the “Budget cut this and blame covid because nobody will question it” gravy train last year. Six Flags was better than most but they’re not above it. Not opening a bad wood coaster for the year when nobody would even give them shit for it sounds like a no-brainer.
    3 points
  37. try for refund anyways. . the whole city will still be shut down, so can't hurt to ask!
    3 points
  38. Chessington World of Adventure has announced their 2021 addition, Croc Drop! https://www.chessington.com/explore/theme-park-zoo/whats-new/ BRAVE THE DROP, RELEASE THE CURSE Set to ‘drop’ in spring, those daring will plunge 25m into the giant jaws of a crocodile, Sobek, the ancient Egyptian Crocodile God and protector of the Nile, who has been possessed by evil spirits, transforming him into a cruel deity. With the once fertile Nile laying stagnant, riders must take part in a ceremony to banish the evil spirits from Sobek, plunging into the crocodile’s soul and fr
    3 points
  39. So THAT'S what Cedar Fair has been doing, instead of planning the 2021 season like everybody else...
    3 points
  40. I don't believe the mask requirement will be removed until 2022. I wear mine at Dollywood from open to close without any issues. I don't even know it is on. It actually helped keep my face warmer in the colder months.
    3 points
  41. I was stuck at home all day yesterday due to an ice storm. It seemed like a good day to take care of a little project I've been toying with for a while: my Haunted Mansion Tribute Shelf. Disney has been offering some pretty cool HM souvenirs. Some of this stuff comes from the Memento Mori shop--my favorite shop at the Magic Kingdom. The photo quality isn't the greatest--maybe I should set up some spooky lighting, too. Welcome, Foolish Mortals, to my scarily cluttered home office! Bwa-ha-ha-ha! The Shelf of Terror! Madame Leota is ready to tell you your future--
    3 points
  42. Another update is here! Trains are coming along, and track is on site! The track looks pretty good, I think the color is fine. I just hope that it doesn't get to dirty or faded after a couple seasons in the north idaho "snow and sun" weather cycle. The trains are more interesting, I think. I'm not familiar with Wonder Woman or Railblazer's trains unfortunately, but they seem to look pretty neat. I'm hoping that the fact that they don't already have vests on them, mean the vests aren't coming (Imagine...a raptor with no vests!). I might be overly optimistic though, so we will probably
    3 points
  43. Are we allowed to go to Sweden yet!!?? I'm ready!!!
    3 points
  44. Update: Opened gates about 940 this morning. Rides started at 1030. Nothing opened early. I think most everything has run at some point. Pandemonium was running. Boomerang is running. Log flume was at least testing. Nobody here today. Longest wait for anytin has been WW at about 10 minutes. It's been awesome.
    3 points
  45. Looks like you got the same reply at the same time.
    3 points
  46. The reason they haven't had a new coaster since 2009 is because of COVID.
    3 points
  47. Disneyland Paris seems to be wasting no time during the closure of the resort, they seem to be fixing everything - New themed umbrellas for restaurants - Snow White ride is being fully repainted - Technical updates for a more comfortable ride on Indiana Jones (whatever that means) - Work on It's a small world's fountain Repaving of the entrance plaza for Walt Disney Studios is almost complete Buzz Lightyears's refurb is almost done, the facade have received a new design at the entrance (Seems to be more fitting with Discoveryland's theme than the
    3 points
  48. So we went to the park on Sunday and had a great time. We also checked out the hippo insider tour and the sloth tour which we had never done before. We really enjoyed both and thought they were both absolutely worth the money, especially the sloth tour where you get to pet them and (for obvious reasons) can get much closer than you can to a hippo. You can’t get quite as close to the hippo obviously but the trainers there are amazing and have some incredible stories and information about their three hippos. The trainers alone made it worth the price of admission. They actually had to
    3 points
  49. Nope! Not at all! Most of this will be on the honor system since we're all digital.
    3 points
  50. You mean because now it might feel like it's... rolling and... coasting and... open?
    3 points
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