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  1. I switched back to the 360 after 1 year of the PS3 mid year.

     

    Sucks I have to re buy all my games again.. grr.

     

     

     

    xbl gamertag: Raptor2002

     

    Games mostly on: COD W@W right now.... All map packs.

    I do play serious but not mean serious

     

    *No glitch or mods, I hate those people.

  2. I agree Halo ODST is not worth 60 bucks.

     

    But. Anyone considering getting the game, here's what you need to do.

    Go to best buy sign up for the rewards zone, and gamers club.

    * Print out the 10 dollar gift card for odst.

     

    Go to toys r us, print the sunday ad for the 20 dollar gift card with purchase.

     

    Go to best buy have them price match toy r us (they will take 20 right off the price, plus use the gamer rewards for the 10 dollar gift card.

     

    Game now cost 29.99 *You only have until the 26th to do this.

     

    If you have best buy rewards check and see if you have enough points for a rewards certificate.

    I only paid 12.04 cents for the game, but I would have been mad if I paid 59.99 for it.

     

     

    If anyone wants to play co-op or fire fight hit me up

     

    xbl: raptor2002

  3. Completely off topic, but how this place ever failed is still beyond me.

     

    Thanks for posting that blast from the past!

     

    I know Went every couple of weekends from opening until I moved right before Andrew hit. Search on face book for "Remembering Six Flags Atlantis" and you will find hundreds of pictures, etc. Even some first years and when they also had the rides. sigh.

     

     

    Back on topic. Stupid water

  4. I am actually really surprised we haven't seen of a ton of on the scene camera phone videos and pictures all over the net.

     

    But they really need a better setup for the launch system. It never made the most sense to me. Nothing wrong with being extreme, new, or different but sometimes it seems like safety & logic does take a back seat with progress.

     

    Cables will always snap and be 100% unpredictable, everyone knows that. This was a bad design were safety should have been thought about better.

     

    Cable should be under the track surface in a square channel or something with a lifter arm to the cart.

     

    Absolute min they should have a windshield on these trains. What caused it or not does not change what is preventable injury and or damage.

     

    Just my thought.. I will still ride TTD.

    Just not in the front.

  5. First it has to stop raining, which it has not. Rain is forcasted through the weekend, unfortunately.

     

    I'm sure they'll recover, but I'm not sure about recovering by this weekend, or even next weekend, but who knows. Imagine all the mud and funk on everything, ruined merchandise, food...the mechanics of the rides that are low to the ground, etc.

     

    SFOG is in pretty good shape. All the real mechanics are higher ground level. This happens all the time to them and most of the park is higher elevation. I would be very surprised if minus some paint touch up's maybe lumber replacement they will have any ride issues at all.

     

    It always did amaze me how GASM always makes it out with no harm. You would think erosion issues, footer issues, etc but she always ends up fine

     

     

    *ParkTrips

    Any word on when they expect the river to crest?

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    Worse case scenario =)

    *But hopefully with much better bathing suits...

  6. Facts page:

    Safety Restraint: Individual over-the-head lap bars with hand grips

     

     

    OTSR to me is over the head and on a water flume, not cool. I really hope that was a mistype or meaning something else.

    http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids.cfm

     

    I think the ride will be a good add for the park even tho most people really expected something larger and more extreme.

  7. Sorry to call you out, but your post is ALL wrong. Dreamworks was purchased & is being distributed by PARAMOUNT..not Disney! (it'd be weird to have both Pixar AND Dreamworks Animation films distributed by Disney wouldn't it?)

     

    And Catwoman is not even a Marvel character...its DC, screwed up by Warner Bros.

     

     

    Man I did bomb the Catwoman I was trying to think of the worst flicks, ha.

     

    But as for Dream Works.

    February 09, 2009

     

    THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS ENTERS EXCLUSIVE LONG-TERM DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH DREAMWORKS STUDIOS

     

    STEVEN SPIELBERG & STACEY SNIDER ALIGN WITH DISNEY TO

    DISTRIBUTE AND MARKET THEIR LIVE-ACTION MOTION PICTURES

    http://corporate.disney.go.com/news/corporate/2009/2009_0209_dreamworks_studios.html

     

    Aug 17, 2009, 05:04 PM ET

    In a recent interview, Snider succinctly summed up the business and creative aims of the reincarnated studio.

     

    "Commercial, quality entertainment is the mantra," she said.

     

    In other words, don't expect any art films or limited releases, as DreamWorks begins to pump movies through Disney's distribution pipeline. Its agreement with the Burbank studio also provides for TV and home entertainment distribution of its film titles.

     

    At least for now, DreamWorks is staying put in its offices on the backlot of Universal, which once distributed its films before Paramount bought the indie and operated it as an off-site production division for two years.

    ? Not sure if I missed something but that was my understanding...

     

    I also think Wes hit it right on the nail with the demographics. Disney really has needed more age range in its content very badly. But beside merchandise I do not expect to see any Marvel rides for a while.

  8. Farness to the movies… Fox is the one that keeps screwing them up, not Marvel

     

    Iron Man, Hulk (last release) was Marvel… Wolverine, X-men, etc. were all destroyed by Fox.

     

    I think this is a brilliant move on Disney. First they take Spielberg and get Dream Work’s distribution rights from Universal, now this… I think it’s also some what personal.

     

    The amount of royalties, licensing, etc.

    This purchase could exceed even Harry Potter in the “big picture” and future growth.

     

    As long as Disney keep’s Jon Favreau to direct the movies, it’s all good. That’s a lot of materials and properties. Tv Shows, Games, Movies, toys, publishing…

     

    If Michael Eisner was behind this I would be terrified, but Iger seems to but much more aggressive “so far” and has a much better quality output strive.

  9. The only part of the ride I can think of that might induce an accident is the drop. But I guess you could fall out of the boat at any time and drown, too.

     

    I'm sure by morning we'll know a lot more.

     

    Eric

     

    Or get out of the boat during the ride...

     

    Hate it happened, and I hope for cont. my faith in humanity this was not another stupid act of bad judgment. Still sad either way.

     

    *Remember that you tube video of the kid going though the water to get his hat @ JP. I just don't get it...

  10. End of the day I see nothing but pro’s. 100% smart direction for the park, and the park’s future. PKD doesn’t have the best collection but a pretty good assortment of types which I love.

     

    Color’s and theme, well… You know

    But come on the CF red and yellows arguments are legit...

    It’s not a bash of the ride, rather a.. I just don’t get it.

     

    I still give CF props, they are getting better with this whole theme idea. And with this lower profile design keeping the ride as a ground hugger the budget hopefully will have enough peso’s left for some nice landscaping and grounds setup.

     

    I don’t see how anyone in this rides market could not be happy.

     

    If it’s that bad they can have Rockit and we will take the Intamin Giga

  11. Can we please stop with the red and yellow...

     

    I swear it's like they had tons of paint left over from TTD or something. Not knocking red or yellow paint, but i think it's time for CF to diversify with the color wheel paint options.

     

    Other then that looks kind of simple but I really like the looks of those air time hills. They should have some sweet speed which could be awesome.

     

    Really wish they would have gone for some more radical elements although.

     

    Looking forward to it either way.

     

    .. Trains do look cool. I am actually surprised they have the Chevy badge on them. Interesting to see if that stays.

  12. I had a chat with some current and past op friends.

     

    Because yes the Mapo would have e-stopped...

     

    Only way we could see this happening Pink might have broken down and cleared into station, then pink would have gone into mapo over ride with limited visibility and if newer might not have been using the mirrors as your supposed to in reverse., etc. Subtract radios which they probably didn't have... Platform not looking for a train coming in backwards (Would also be why no one cut power, aka e-stop) Night time with highly limited visibility already...

     

    Maximum speed @ station is 15 mph. But 2 objects of movement would make sense for the volume of damage.

     

    Bad feeling this is going to fall on Monorail Central CM part of the issue as others are also thinking.

     

    I feel horrible for the family and those who had to see this and this guys friends and family. Poor guy he didn't have a chance, and it should not have happened.

     

    Simply speculation, rumor, please take with a grain of salt, but the scenario other then huge massive failures (I mean massive like driver passed out, mapo system failed, Central lost power, the works all at the same time...) leads to this type of direction.

     

    * For the needs more computers crowd.. Even more automation would still require bypasses. Human judgment calls and corrections save so many people every day. Human factor cannot be removed.

     

    As for the cameraman, you really cannot get much lower in life during a tragic event of any form.

     

    @ astroworldfan1

    WDW Monorails do have data recorders on monorails. I'm sure DL does too, not sure.

  13. Ginzo is right on the money with “could mutate into something nastier”

    This is moving very fast, and as WHO declared is person to person. The key still is the full effects and how wide spread is it really.

     

    I do think people should take this situation with more then a grain of salt, just in case.

     

    Heck early word out of NY.

    “New York City Health Commissioner: 'Many Hundreds' of School Students Sick With Suspected Swine Flu”

     

    “Los Angeles Officials Probe Two Possible Swine Flu Deaths”

     

    I just feel like the media is doing a very poor job in educating the public on this.

     

    Confirmed cases are just those that the CDC has lab tested not to count in the large numbers that would have been moved though the clinics with just a suspected flu not knowing better and not counting those who have not seen a doctor. Effects are different in each of us.

  14. Swine Flu Case Confirmed In Orlando

     

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Eyewitness News has learned of Orlando's first confirmed case of swine flu. According to the chief medical officer for Adventist Health System, Loran Hauck, the case was diagnosed Tuesday morning.

     

    "A case was diagnosed here in Orlando today on a tourist from Mexico who came to Disney attractions two days ago to visit," Hauck wrote in an email obtained by Eyewitness News.

     

    No further details have been released, but Eyewitness News is working to learn specifically what days the tourist was at the parks and which park the tourist went to.

     

    Details about the tourist, beyond being from Mexico, have not been released.

     

    Eyewitness News contacted the Orange County Health Department late Tuesday morning. They said they were unable to confirm the report.

     

    Disney told Eyewitness News late Tuesday morning that they have not received any confirmation about a swine flu case involving a guest.

    http://www.wftv.com/news/19311020/detail.html#-

     

    Just a heads up for you guys to monitor.

    I'm not much of a doomsday kind of person and hoping this isn't to bad but I think it's safe to say this is coming to all corners of the US.

  15. It is interesting that those machines are all from a fairly short time span of '92-'98. I wonder what it was about those 6 years that made those games considered to be the best. It also makes me wonder why no machine has been able to top Monster Bash since '98.

     

    Don't forget pinball died in the 90's.

     

    Only company left is Stern which basically absorbed the assets of DE/Sega, Williams, etc.

     

    Williams did make the best machine and Bally was also quality. I think the main reason behind the popularity was the licensing, not to mention design, layouts, etc. Those games really became fun and creative in the 80-90's in the SS later era but video cabinets and home consoles finally won the war.

     

     

    ipdb.org is a fun site tho. You can download the games manuals, roms, sound clips, research units made, etc. Everything bu Gottlieb, Steve has all rights and licensing. So if you have a Gottlieb and need parts.. www.pbresource.com, Steve's the man.

     

    I just miss the old classic neon game rooms growing up.

  16. AndrewRnR- Can you snap a couple of pictures of the first drop? Also, has any track been installed on the lift tower? Thanks for letting us know though!

     

    ^I agree with you, this ride looks anything but boring! A non inverting loop, an actual headchopper, the crowd surfer and all those sudden direction changes. I find it hard to believe anyone can call this ride boring.

     

    That particular person was defensive over that fact that I stated my opinion that Manta looked a little bleh.

    Thats when he responded to my comment that HRRR is looking fantastic. Some people get so defensive!

     

    Dude grow up.

    And I didn't respond to your post.

     

    ^ I think Manta has a chance to hit that Raptor element of fun, maybe.

     

    It's not the size rather the layout and arrangement of those elements that make them great. I would rather have a smaller shorter action packed coaster with sustained speeds then drawn out pocket rocket or trims of death one.

     

    Manta just might have enough action to make it great and not just good. I think this was a smart idea for them, and again like with Kraken opens the door to being exclusive.

     

    Hope to find out soon

    One things for sure I am going to be whoring my re rides on this one.

     

    That was defensive? Really?

    How old are you?

     

    Hey if your excited about an out and back steel coaster which I see being built every few weekends, hey whatever. Some people like more intense rides, some don't. Move on, I'm not giving anyone a hard time who's excited for it. Hey it's a new coaster for Orlando whats not to like. And also next time actually please quote my remarks and not pick and choose as I also stated my hopes for this to be a sleeper hit, and also stated I hope I'm wrong with my opinion.

     

    To me, again get past it (my views) Rocket looks currently boring. Boring in sense could have been much more. (Again my opinion, sorry it differs)

     

     

    Cheers!

  17. Is there sort of a "Mitch's Poll" of the top pinball machines?

     

    http://ipdb.org/ Only real top lists I have seen.

     

    #1 Twilight Zone (Bally,1993)

    #2 Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams,1993)

    #3 The Addams Family (Bally,1992)

    #4 Medieval Madness (Williams,1997)

    #5 Theatre of Magic (Bally,1995)

    #6 Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Williams,1993)

    #7 Cirqus Voltaire (Bally,1997)

    #8 Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bally,1992)

    #9 Tales of the Arabian Nights (Williams,1996)

    #10 Monster Bash (Williams,1998)

     

     

     

    For the CA folks, I remember Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk having a decent amount but tending to be the newer stern machines. Stern's are not bad just do not have the same feel and really are built more for home use then arcades.

     

    I still say even for a DE, Jurassic Park is way under rated. Fav pin I own, and much fun.

  18. ^ I think Manta has a chance to hit that Raptor element of fun, maybe.

     

    It's not the size rather the layout and arrangement of those elements that make them great. I would rather have a smaller shorter action packed coaster with sustained speeds then drawn out pocket rocket or trims of death one.

     

    Manta just might have enough action to make it great and not just good. I think this was a smart idea for them, and again like with Kraken opens the door to being exclusive.

     

    Hope to find out soon

    One things for sure I am going to be whoring my re rides on this one.

  19. I am still very interested to see if this ride somehow has some kind of sleeper hit to it. “Hope so”

     

    It looks boring, and very low capacity with way to many blocks. I hate blah straight track, any good parts of the ride will be absorbed into the straight line of death trims. But saying that hey anything new to the parks is always a plus either way.

     

    Just hard for me to get excited about it, for me anyways.

     

    Hope to be proven wrong

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