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  1. There have been four released so far (each with a hands up and hands down version). 2015 had both red and blue, 2016 green and 2017 black with glow in the dark wheels. There's a purple one coming out soon for 2018 and yes, it'll have hands up and hands down versions as well. 2015 Red 2016 Green 2015 Blue 2017 Black 2018
  2. Sad. I love those rides. So do my kids. They were disappointed it was closed when we stopped at the park in June.
  3. Even my kids were pretty worn out after a full 10-10 12 hours on Saturday. lol Valravn had a pretty solid line all day and probably would have been our longest wait, but after about 15 minutes in line it broke down so we bailed and moved on to something else. We never came back to it on Saturday. I knew we'e be back the next day, so I was concentrating on trying to get the kids to experience as much as possible on day 1 so we could relax on day 2 to fill in anything we missed and then get re-rides. Oh, now that would have been cool!
  4. I surprised my 3 kids with their first ever visit to CP last weekend (Saturday and Sunday June 3 & 4) and my first visit since 2009. I hoped crowds wouldn't be too bad since I had never been on an actual weekend before. Saturday was pretty good. Maverick was our longest wait at around 45 minutes, but we never waited more than 30 minutes for anything else. Sunday was a different story, though. I have NEVER been to any park so empty in my life. All of my best days at CP have come with a little precipitation. There was a little light rain when we got to the park, but it was all done and gone by around 10:45, but it was enough to keep crowds away. Most coasters were no more than 1 or 2 train waits. After our second ride of the day on MF, they were just letting us walk straight from the exit platform to the loading platform, so that we were getting right back onto the train we just got off of. My kids were completely in awe of the place and had an amazing time. My wife and I had a blast watching their reactions to it all. I took these pics in the early afternoon. I'll probably never see this place so empty again.
  5. My trip is only slightly shorter, but I'll be right on your tail. My wife and I haven't been since 2009 and it will be the first visit for my 3 kids. They don't have a clue we're going either and we're not telling them until they can see the park.
  6. Correct. I ended up at the same location by looking at the angle of MF's lifthill and first drop (since the photo is taken dead-on MF) and I also googled the sunset angle for Sandusky. The dedication! I'm a photographer, so I'm often looking beyond what's seen in an image.
  7. I looked at the alignment of Power Tower and Wicked Twister. If you open a map and draw a line from Power Tower and across Wicked Twister right next to the forward spike and then continue dragging that line, it ends up hitting land just west of Vermillion, OH, about 15 miles away.
  8. haha...Yeah, you're welcome. It took me a while to figure that one out too.
  9. Turn off Auto Tunnel when building those pieces at ground level and it won't do that.
  10. People like to use Texas as a marketing thing. For example, the Texas Roadhouse chain of restaurants originated in Clarksville, Indiana of all places.
  11. LOL...Yeah. We're looking at close to 80 degrees today here in mid-January.
  12. No. From that image of the top of Giant, the Batman Stunt Show theater was located off the image to the right of the Oil Derrick.
  13. Don't forget to ride Tigr'r when you visit. People never mention it when talking about the park and they probably pass it up when visiting, but it's a great classic Schwarzkopf that shouldn't be missed.
  14. Air Racer was one of my favorites growing up too. I remember the first time riding it and thinking how cool it was to be able to look down and see the Runaway Mine Train's tunnel under the water. There was a place on US377 west of Denton that had a pair of the Air Racer planes sitting out front for sale for several years. One had its wings and the other one didn't. I always wished I could buy them. The business closed up a few years ago and something else is in that location now. Whenever I drive past now, I always wonder what happened to the planes.
  15. Casa Magnetica. It's closed now, but they did have it open for a season a while back. I think maybe it was 2011 for the 50th anniversary?
  16. They've had some semi-coaster themed track sets in the past, but it would be cool if they'd gear one towards these Loopsters. Unfortunately, these things don't perform well on the track when you start connecting 2 or more together. I've gotten 2 to make it through a loop, but just barely. They lose all momentum in the loop. 3 or more and you can forget it.
  17. This couldn't be more true. It didn't really start bothering me until my early 30s. Nothing used to ever bother me, but now it seems the list of rides to avoid or at least take in moderation, is growing. Loops on coasters don't bother me, but twisting inversions, especially corkscrews, can really get to me. Backwards coasters, especially with inversions like Boomerangs and Mr. Freeze, REALLY get to me. I have to be really picky on my spinning flat rides too. Nothing has ever made me puke, but if I'm not careful and get on the wrong ride, my dad is done and I won't feel like riding anything else, no matter how tame it may be. Dramamine is a requirement for visiting the parks. I guess I'm a horrible enthusiast.
  18. You are correct about Beverly Hills Cop 3. The other location of the ride was Six Flags Great America, though. Both rides opened in 1976, the same year the parks opened. The parks were originally nearly identical clones of each other when they opened. The California ride closed in 1997 and the Illinois ride closed in 2000.
  19. We always just go through the line like normal. When it comes time to board, I usually ride first while my wife stays with our daughter. Instead of waiting at the exit, they just stay in line. If it's a rollercoaster running more than one train, she'll let someone in front of her for the next train(s) until I get back, then she boards and I take our daughter and wait at the exit. We've always done it this way at every park we've been to.
  20. I have 4 of each color and hands up/hands down versions. I keep one of each carded and have rest open to play around with. I've picked every single Loopster up I've come across, and between my 3 kids, they probably have around 30 of them. I've found way more blue ones than red, which is fine, we all prefer blue anyhow. lol
  21. Flashback didn't get scrapped. It was removed at the end of the 2012 season and relocated to Six Flags St. Louis where it opened in 2013 as the Boomerang. And then you proceeded to show a picture of Flashback at Six Flags New England instead of the Boomerang operating at SFOT or SFStl... Fixed. Happy now? I was quick to pull the image from the SFStL thread where they used that image as an illustration of Boomerang's color scheme. White woodie in the background...Boomerang is located in the back near (but not that near) Screaming Eagle. Simple, honest mistake. I'm just pulling your leg. It's all good, man! I know. Still fixed it, though!!
  22. Flashback didn't get scrapped. It was removed at the end of the 2012 season and relocated to Six Flags St. Louis where it opened in 2013 as the Boomerang. And then you proceeded to show a picture of Flashback at Six Flags New England instead of the Boomerang operating at SFOT or SFStl... Fixed. Happy now? I was quick to pull the image from the SFStL thread where they used that image as an illustration of Boomerang's color scheme. White woodie in the background...Boomerang is located in the back near (but not that near) Screaming Eagle. Simple, honest mistake.
  23. Flashback didn't get scrapped. It was removed at the end of the 2012 season and relocated to Six Flags St. Louis where it opened in 2013 as the Boomerang.
  24. Also, pay attention to the supports on Shockwave, especially when you're on the station ramps and can get a good view of the track sections that go around the station. The supports have ball and socket joints at the ends to allow movement.
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