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  1. I don’t know, guys... I’m having a hard time making up my mind.
    9 points
  2. ^^Hmm--I think your assumption is correct. @Mike240SX I'm certainly not expecting "full operations" before Memorial Day Weekend, which isn't unusual (for example, they usually don' t start operating the water rides before then). But the park hasn't announced anything officially yet, so who really knows? They also have to bring staffing up to speed. That being said, who's up for the . . . Food & Wine Festival Report The park was bustling last Sunday, even with reduced attendance in effect, but this wasn't the busiest I've seen it this year. That was a few weeks ago when all
    7 points
  3. 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.
    6 points
  4. (Disclaimer: This is my first photo TR posted from my phone. Apologies if something goes weird or is out of place somehow. ) Last Thursday a friend and I had the chance to visit USH for their first official day back open as a park with rides. Getting a reservation the week prior was a breeze. In minutes I was all set for my visit during the "AP Bonus Days" that USH decided to put on. When I arrived parking, temperature screening and security were all quick and easy. Moved quickly to the park gates where where I was asked for my AP and the reservation code. After that I was thr
    5 points
  5. I don’t know who needs to hear this but stop doing this: so you can make people stand in this twice as long in the name of social distancing. Just load every seat.
    5 points
  6. I'm sorry but I just had to give an exasperated laugh. Why would they not use clear dividers, good grief can you even imagine the immediate and constant frustration of being a ride op in that situation
    5 points
  7. Well tell them to slow down and chill out before they break it...
    5 points
  8. LOL in the shot of people with "no masks," literally no one did not have a mask, and only one wasn't wearing it halfway-properly. That guy might have just taken a sip from the souvenir cup that he's carrying. Sorry, but a sample size of 3 does not indicate anything. Also, for your own furthering intelligence, I'd recommend staying off of TikTok.
    4 points
  9. If I ran a theme park I would not open a major new ride right now. Either you cap capacity and reduce potential returns or you have a huge crowd and when pictures of that crowd go viral you have a huge PR problem. It sucks, but I get it.
    4 points
  10. It's more than convenience. I'll share some of what's included in our typical days at Breakers. In bold is what you can't, or isn't really worth it when staying off site: -Wake up and go for an early job around the peninsula/beach -Grab a Starbucks Coffee and drink it by the beach or in our room overlooking the beach, prior to park opening -Get cleaned up and lounge/relax for a short period, overlooking the beach -Go to breakfast somewhere in the resort -Get to the park an hour early -Fast lane plus -Ride everything at our complete leisure -Go back to ou
    4 points
  11. "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
    4 points
  12. #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
    4 points
  13. Way to walk around vlogging with your masks off all day. Also, some constructive criticism: the music in your vlogs absolutely blows.
    4 points
  14. You guys can have it back
    3 points
  15. They aren’t going to get shut down unless the state and county will also be shutting down every other large venue again in the event things get out of control for another big wave. You can watch fans not wearing their masks all night long in the dugout club on every Dodger broadcast. Or anywhere else you go. 100% compliance is not feasible while these businesses are limited on what profit they make. I bash SFMM as much as anybody, but it’s very clear they added more security to do the best they can. Anyone who visits a theme park knows the risks. You are knowingly going to a place
    3 points
  16. Skywarps are absolute trash. An empty plot of land is better than a Skywarp.
    3 points
  17. Cedar Downs is (by far) my favorite flat at Cedar Point. it's SO much better than it looks when observed from the sidelines. (the Screaming Swing at CP is really good too - tho runs a short cycle. Can't think of the name of that off top of my head.)
    3 points
  18. ^^I don't know how you can call the Gwazi thing a 'fiasco'? I mean, this whole pandemic all park operations have been a mess and a guess at best so it doesn't seem fair to call out BGT specifically. How can they open a brand new ride when they wouldn't be able to accommodate everyone who would want to ride it and it would make the park a mess? I'm cutting them a little slack. Especially compared to some parks that can barely still operate normal hours with not even all of their rides/food.
    3 points
  19. Ok I just secured tickets, reservations, etc for Mon May 17, taking an extended weekend trip for the boy's 18th birthday. We are going to go to SFOG on Saturday and then take the scenic drive through Smoky Mt park to Gatlinburg and hit DW on Monday. IF the stars align and we don't get lost looking for preferred parking in the DW lot, it may workout to make LR his 250th coaster, which would be a nice birthday present. Let's hope 3rd time is a charm for him in his attempts to get on it.
    3 points
  20. Trip Report on 4/16: Arrived at the park a little after 9pm after a last minute decision to head to the park after work. It was just starting to rain, with temps around 55 degrees. Parking gate was down to only one stall, and they were waving people though and not checking people's reservation's. Every ride I went onto was a walk on, I first hit up Batman as I knew I only had time to do one full rotation through the park. The queue was literally cut in half, which made it a breeze to walk on. Then I hit Ninja with its nice light package, though the ride was a little rougher tonight, more
    3 points
  21. Why would they have just done all this work for it to open next year? What reasoning would there be? Humor me. Off topic a bit but has anyone else noticed the park is suddenly, actively engaging with commenters on all the socials (the way parks like Hershey have been managing their socials for years)? Wild times. It really is pretty impressive how Six Flags keeps managing to step it up from every angle during this craziness while Cedar Fair parks are over here sending me emails like We'Ll bE OpeNing AgAIn In EiGhT yEar$!!! GeT ReAdy!!!!
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. For anyone who was curious, here is Jersey Devil Coaster's controls! So shinny!!
    3 points
  24. Better to get it right than rush it. SFMM opened without numerous flat rides, both water rides closed, and terribly long food lines. I actually think knotts is being smart by doing so much passholder only availability so they don’t take up as many spots when general tickets are available.
    3 points
  25. the Japanese Grill at Hotel Breakers (and the Perkins for Breakfast) are pluses for me too. I can take or leave the TGI Fridays, tho the patio overlooking the beach/pool at that location is nice. as you noted, Zach, the bar (indoors and outdoors by the firepits, where they have waitress service) is wonderful.
    3 points
  26. Take the Skywarp challenge. Try to watch a video of a painfully slow full cycle without moving on to the next video.
    2 points
  27. A short film from yesterday evening when they continuously cycled Monster with the lights on. Monster with lights on
    2 points
  28. And I bet they'll even let you charge your phones for the low-low-price of $10 an hour too when your battery dies.
    2 points
  29. ^ Yep. Cats happen. Came back a couple of hours ago, from getting my first vaccine shot. And so far ..... no growing scales or fur, losing hair, eyesight's fine ..... doo dah.
    2 points
  30. ^^ I wondered when you were going to bring Cedar Downs up. And I totally agree about that freekin' Swing, too. Short cycle, but omgomgomgomg! Here it is! And it's called Skyhawk. (Photo from the net)
    2 points
  31. Fast Lane is back this year as well. Here's the blog post describing the updates.
    2 points
  32. New rumors suggest Flash Pass is moving to cellphones very soon. That's one way to fix the 1.5 hour lines to get the device and no risk of losing the device, etc. Good move. Will be interesting to see how parks that are hard on bags and lockers try to accomplish this.
    2 points
  33. Next stop was Holiday World. Home to Voyage (and other fun coasters at that time) Got the opportunity to do a walk to the back (turn around) of this coaster and get some pictures from that area. Fun times
    2 points
  34. yeah! without Iron Gwazi that park just SUCKS. . . no reason to go at all. FFS - I went to TDS knowing that Journey was down for refurb. . but I didn't boycott the park because of that. Instead I just enjoyed what was up and running in a spectacular park.
    2 points
  35. Because Six Flags webmasters are morons. Quite a few rides that definitely don't go upside down are listed as doing so, too.
    2 points
  36. 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.
    2 points
  37. Track work is moving along on the Blue Fire clone. The first spike of the Power Splash has also been installed which you can see in the corner of the next door's Luge Park construction picture below which interestingly lists Lotte World for an August opening.... Not sure if they're just confusing that opening with the Luge Park because it seems there's still a lot of work to be done. Source Source
    2 points
  38. ^ It's honestly hard to believe that not one person involved in deciding the Covid protocols for the park was like "Ok this sh*t is f*cking stupid".
    2 points
  39. Power hours event seems to be a great hit! Fairly low crowds so most rides were very short waits, and the park was beautiful!
    2 points
  40. So, after trying twice earlier and the universe being against her, Kim and her son Joel *finally* made it out to Six Flags Fiesta Texas last weekend. Originally her trip got cancelled and then rescheduled as part of an ACE event in Feb - which then got wiped out by the Texas Ice Storm. I was supposed to meet up with them both times. . . .however, in the interim, a new FB group formed, Thrill Seekers United (that is Texas based, but welcomes anyone from anywhere). I joined this group, since local-ish, and I knew some of the people in it from a prior group. TSU planned their first
    2 points
  41. Hersheypark posted a preview video of their new upscale eatery on the park grounds, The Chocolatier. One thing jumped out at me... and that's this veritable ferris wheel of appetizers.
    2 points
  42. I'd honestly be more desirous of going if this were an upcharge day.
    2 points
  43. 2 points
  44. Who would have thought a 37 year old roller coaster purchased during COVID from Mexico, that had been previously located at 5 other parks, and had once tragically killed riders, would take a little time and TLC . Maybe we should give Indiana Beach a little credit.
    2 points
  45. What a great step in the right direction. It will make us want to stay until close.
    2 points
  46. To clarify a bit... Link --- I feel like walking around a theme park outdoors with a mask on seems unnecessary if you’re not in a crowded area but I get why it’s much easier to put a blanket policy in place than ask the general public to use basic common sense and have the employees try to enforce things that are total judgement calls. I'm absolutely in favor of this in theory but let's see how it goes in reality where we have to rely on the public to use common sense.
    2 points
  47. Masks only required when indoors now. Temp checks now gone, too.
    2 points
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