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  1. Bro, Jersey legalized pot not crack. Put it down.
    8 points
  2. I spotted Quimera/ Triple Loop on the move from Mexico to Indiana today headed north on I-55 in southern MO.
    8 points
  3. I visited Adventuredome last Friday (1/15) for the first time in several years. I believe I was last here in November 2015 or 2016. I had a nice time, mostly because those of us living out west are quite deprived of theme parks at the moment! Crowds were a little heavy near the front of the park, but the back of the park was deserted. Lines for El Loco and Canyon Blaster were nonexistent. I felt safe COVID-wise as long as I avoided the front of the park. In addition to the coasters, I also rode the Chaos (since I know it is one of the last of its kind, if not the last). It was a lot
    5 points
  4. 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!
    4 points
  5. Meanwhile the truck driver was probably confused why he was being tailed by someone with a camera.
    4 points
  6. 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
  7. Six Flags Fiesta Texas has sent us a press release about the return of the annual Mardi Gras Festival at Six Flags Fiesta Texas including several new experiences that will debut this year! The 5th Annual Mardi Gras Festival returns to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Stroll through different Mardi Gras villages and experience a new voodoo-themed walk-through, live music, an extensive menu of the French Quarter’s favorite foods and drinks, and of course, beads galore. The theme park will continue its extra focus on health and safety in 2021 with the addition of spontaneous pop-up cavalcades i
    3 points
  8. Those were the days. Think of all of the new coaster construction pictures we could have posted on the site since then.
    3 points
  9. Well that is extremely annoying and will only drag this on longer. I have a couple of friends in the medical field that have already gotten both shots with no side affects other than a sore arm. Most of the teachers in my school are planning on getting it, so I am hoping that is just your corner of the metro area and not indicative of the greater populace. I personally will knock people over if they get in my way to getting the vaccine.
    3 points
  10. 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
  11. The park is in California and you can have an adventure there. It's fine.
    3 points
  12. “Riders spared from full ride on Manhattan Express as train derails mid-ride”
    3 points
  13. At the rate construction is going, if the park opens in late March, hopefully the new ride will be ready on opening day for the first time in forever.
    2 points
  14. Take a ride on the legendary Loch Ness Monster roller coaster!
    2 points
  15. I've ridden several wooden coasters that are arguably "better" than Beast, but I still attest that my first experience riding Beast (front row, at night, light rain and a thick fog) remains the best overall time I've had riding roller coasters to date.
    2 points
  16. Given that this is the 50th, I thought you guys might enjoy some history thanks to the way back machine. Park history https://web.archive.org/web/20101127215406/http://sfstl.net/index.php/park-history Ride history https://web.archive.org/web/20101208130801/http://sfstl.net/index.php/ride-history
    2 points
  17. This might be the most accurate post in TPR's history. I'm glad they're completely rebuilding from the ground up. They've needed to for years now and they won't get a better opportunity than this to just wipe everything and start fresh. There's no need to integrate or grandfather-in older rules or make exceptions for people. Everyone is back at square one and I'm excited to see the new structure.
    2 points
  18. Some people don't appreciate careening through a forest at 50+ miles per hour, for some reason. I'm not one of them and don't understand. Day or night, Beast in the front row cannot be beat by any other wooden coaster, IMHO.
    2 points
  19. Construction is well underway (Source, Source) Layout for one of the rides and vague park layout (Source) Dinseysea appear to be experimenting with projection mapping (Source)
    2 points
  20. Six Flags has now tweeted out that opening day will be March 20th. Edit: Actually the entire summer calendar is on the website. 9pm summer closes return July 2021.
    2 points
  21. The Universal Orlando Resort has put out a press release announcing this year's modified Mardi Gras event, Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval. Universal Orlando Resort celebrates Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval featuring authentic cuisine inspired by the most iconic Carnaval festivities across the globe. This first-ever, dynamic celebration of flavor and entertainment will take place daily at Universal Studios Florida from Saturday, February 6 and continue through Sunday, March 28. Guests will enjoy an eclectic global food fest with more than
    2 points
  22. It appears they are using the underground as a showcase area. The night I went their EMT department was featured. Had their ambulance and some other vehicles parked out there with EMT staff waving. Since it was SFMM, I wasn’t sure if it was a real emergency or not.
    2 points
  23. Last night I went to Magic Mountain for their Holiday in the Park drive through experience. Never in my life did I think I would be driving my own car through Magic Mountain but here we are. It was pretty cool getting to drive my car through the park and it took me about 25 minutes to get through. I entered through the backstage area by DC Universe near Batman the Ride and went around the park counterclockwise going through the backside of the park first, then going up the hill by Tatsu and Roaring Rapids to Baja Ridge, then through the front side of the park to Goliath and underneath Sup
    2 points
  24. Yeah I have a friend that just moved back to Tampa and he wants me to come visit in April and I told him "I'll come when Iron Gwazi opens."
    2 points
  25. 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
    2 points
  26. Considering that the OC Sheriff has publicly stated multiple times that he will not be directing his department to enforce any COVID related regulations, and the head of the OC Health Department refused to issue a mask mandate until being superseded by the state, I'm gonna go ahead and call BS on that idea that they're even close to the toughest.
    2 points
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  28. I really hope I'm wrong but when I hear '3rd party operators installing rides and collecting revenue' all I think of is 'carnival'
    1 point
  29. If I can't drive my own car through a big, bright, orange plastic loop at 80 MPH then no sale.
    1 point
  30. So my son and I are going to make an attempt to get down to the park on the Sunday before Pres Day pending which way the virus goes by then since it does involve us getting on a plane. Trying to reschedule our cancelled Spring Break trip from last March and running out of days to do it. I'm thrilled that they are going ahead with Mardi Gras. Based on the description the Voodoo House seems like it will be a cross between a Mardi Gras funhouse and a FF haunt. Nice since they couldn't really do a real FF. Looking forward to word on how things are going down there.
    1 point
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  33. I think they're still hoping to host it, hence the state of emergencies being used around Japan. I also don't see it happening but with all the money already invested and jobs promised they'll try everything they can before it gets cancelled. There is insurance but there have been estimates that a cancellation could cost Japan up to $50 billion. Even taking the next slot or next open slot causes a lot of issues in terms of maintaining everything, having to redo all the logistics and planning especially since the next open slot is 2032, but it's hard to gather how much a delay would
    1 point
  34. Wow! You go, girl! Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!
    1 point
  35. Canobie missed the portable shuttle at Selva Magica. According to RCDB, there are 6 Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loops left in operation: Bullet @ Selva Magica in Mexico (Portable model with the tire driven spikes) Golden Loop @ Gold Reef City in South Africa Katapult @ Hopi Hari in Brazil Montezuma @ Knott's in California Psyke Underground @ Walabi in Belgium Shuttle Loop @ Nagashima Spa Land in Japan There are also 3 Arrow shuttle loops currently in operation: Diamondback @ Frontier City in Oklahoma Revolution @ Blackpool in England Sidewinder @ Elitch Gardens in Colorado
    1 point
  36. It was inevitable. I think the Tokyo Olympics will end up getting axed this year too. I feel bad for Japan as I know they would have been great hosts and would have been prepared for it unlike other countries in the past. I don't know if they will push each host city's date back four years and let Tokyo host in 2024, but if not then the Olympic committee needs to give the next open Olympics to Tokyo. I know Tokyo isn't Osaka but I think the Olympic tourism would have trickled more people in Osaka and USJ. Not that USJ needs any more people to visit, they are plenty crowded already.
    1 point
  37. Did you ride Banshee in late August? That was when the ride was rough. And I was nerdy enough to note which train I rode back in July and it was the same color. It really is a strong, diverse lineup.
    1 point
  38. Wow, this looks just incredible! I really hope the rumors are true and we're getting one of these at SFMM.
    1 point
  39. Kennywood Kennywood often receives a lot of flack. Quite a bit of it is warranted, but I do genuinely enjoy this park. It has one of the most unique ride lineups in the world, blending rare classics with modern thrillers. And it is a beautiful looking park with all the trees and location on the ravine. I'll start by burying the hatchet. The park has bad operations. I think that's where a lot of the criticisms originate. A lot of it is warranted. Rides often run just one train. Rides are often closed, sometimes for an entire season (Steel Curtain being the biggest offender in
    1 point
  40. The 2020 TPR Coaster poll is now open! Happy voting!
    1 point
  41. More power to you. I'm not that old school, but I definitely am in a lot of ways.
    1 point
  42. Can confirm, CF doesn't care which park you go to first with your paper voucher for a Platinum Pass. You'll get your photo taken and be issued a card that has whatever park you go to first on the back. My Platinum Pass will forever say Michigan's Adventure even though I'll likely never end up back there LOL.
    1 point
  43. Well..it looks like the re-opening has been pushed back until 3/1/21 now. Haven't seen any testing either recently so makes sense.
    1 point
  44. Go to CW site. Click to buy something like a season pass. You'll see it in the popup transaction window. Under 2021 Season Pass -> 2021 Add Ons.
    1 point
  45. There's a sign telling you to dim your headlights when you enter. I tried turning off my headlights and I didn't like it so I kept my normal low beam headlights on for the drive through the park.
    1 point
  46. Wow, Six Flags. All of those things are really great. We really are living in a fantasy world...
    1 point
  47. Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.
    1 point
  48. If anyone's interested, the park has posted the ride maintenance schedule for the first quarter of 2021. https://buschgardens.com/tampa/park-info/ride-attraction-schedule/ Jan 5-15 Sheikra Jan 25-29 Scorpion Feb 1-5 Elmo's Safari Go Round Feb 8-12 Big Bird's Whirlie Birdie Feb 15-19 The Count's Cars Feb 22-26 Dessert Runners Mar 1-12 Kumba And on that note, my trip is booked for the 3rd week of February. BGT on Thursday the 18th and SWO on Friday the 19th, with Fun Spot Orlando in the evening on the 19th and Fun Spot Kississimee before my flight home on the 20th. E
    1 point
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