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  1. I've been following TPR since the VHS days and I'll probably get tossed for saying this but it's comments like this that amuse ME. You tell everyone to not take things so personally and then you throw your weight around, ban some people, and take things like this too personally yourself! I love TPR but if you look back through a lot of the discussion threads like this one it's usually Robb's way (or the group of butt kissers) or the highway. People need to accept that there are other feelings and opinions out there aside from yours and save everyone from sifting through 10 pages of crap in every thread! I think this site has gotten way too big and has dropped to a middle school maturity level over the past 10 years.. I'm sure this will be deleted soon (since its off topic even though 50% of this discussion is off topic) which will further prove my point.
  2. I agree with many of you.. I understand that they removed it because of maintenance issues but I wonder why there is even a thread discussing if it was that amazing? Who cares? Hersheypark could remove the Trailblazer and I'd personally still miss being able to take a ride on it whenever I'm there. Same thing with the High Speed Thrill Coaster! It's not about Top 100 lists for me and hopefully most of you out there. If it is.. I feel bad for you.
  3. Hey guys. I was wondering if any of you who work or have worked at Busch Gardens Tampa know if they ever hire for attractions on their webpage or if it's better to go drop off an application there. I moved back to Florida in August (Lakeland) after my fiancee got a teaching job down here and I was back working at Universal as an attraction lead for a little bit. However, I was putting 100 miles on my car a day and making very little so I ended up leaving and I'm a manager at a store in Lakeland now. I really miss the theme park environment and would love a part time job there a couple days a week. We don't know too many people here so with my fiancee's job taking up most of her life I'm very BORED so a second job would be awesome. So if any of you know anything about getting a job there let me know. I've been watching their job page for 4 months and they never seem to be hiring for the low level button pushing jobs on that webpage. Universal on the other hand is ALWAYS hiring for something.. so either people NEVER leave BGT or they hire for attractions in some other way. Any advice? Thanks!
  4. I can see them eventually doing a major upgrade to Hersheypark Stadium but I can't see them building anything else unless Hershey would decide to try to get a minor league baseball team or something on that level. The Harrisburg Senators are right down the road though. I can't see practice and public ice skating enough to save the old arena. They can dedicate some walls in the Giant Center to remember the history of the Arena but everything else has pretty much been moved out of the arena I believe. The museum is now in downtown Hershey and I remember hearing that the operations offices were also moved towards downtown in the building they just renovated with Houlihans. It'd probably be more cost effective to tear it down and build a smaller building for whatever they still need space for and expand the park a little.
  5. While I'm in the Photoshop mood today I wanted to make a huge map of how I see Hershey in the future. Here's what I see and feel more than free to yell at me or call me crazy. Over the last few years we've all heard plans to expand into the golf course, tear down Hersheypark Arena, a road realignment by ZooAmerica going into town, a new larger entrance, more resorts, a waterpark, etc. Here's how I see all of that happening. Here's a guide - Purple- Was part of the golf course, I see this as a new resort and possibly (but doubtfully) a standalone waterpark. Red- Was part of golf course, future Hersheypark expansion. Yellow- New road, one into Chocolate World, the other around the new expansion. Blue- New tram route Green- New larger entrance Black- Current (I think) plan to reroute road that goes up by ZooAmerica to Cocoa Ave. The other red areas are expansion areas after tearing down the arena and a small area by ZooAmerica/Antique Cars that will open after the construction. You could fit a few flats, new kids area, or a parking lot for ZooAmerica there since most of its lot will be gone. The Hersheypark expansion would be a quick bridge from Founders Circle or Tudor Square across the creek, you could also build the other side into Comet Hollow. That's about it! Any other ideas? You may need to squint
  6. Here it is folks.. the most overhyped 45 foot tall kiddie coaster complete with a helix! Actually I was wondering if there is evidence that Hershey could utilize the yellow outlined area for this project. I'm assuming they own that land and it'd provide some much needed extra space for a longer coaster. Plus it borders the construction area perfectly.. aside from the road.. which is no big deal if there aren't any guest paths in that lot.
  7. ^ I agree with you completely! I hate the Boardwalk and don't understand why Hershey didn't build it separately. Sigh.. but like I said somewhere before, the attendance since the Boardwalk was built can't be argued with.. it's bringing in people like crazy.. too bad it's so ugly and misplaced.
  8. True.. I guess they cant put supports in the water since it would freeze? Hmmm.. I was thinking about having another out and back across the creek but I can't see that happening and I had to go to work. Are we thinking its going to cut next to the comet like that or go over the Comets turnaround more torwards the carousel?
  9. That picture was from Bingmaps (formerly Virtual Earth). I think the date of the images changes when you rotate or even zoom sometimes. My apartment complex turns into a bunch of trees when you zoom out a little.. it's weird and cool at the same time.
  10. Here's my next idea! Eventually I'll have one that's close right? This one is perfect for Hershey.. very short Intamin with a first drop similar to Expedition G Force, cable lift, a few airtime hills, and an overbank. I really have no idea where this thing crosses back over towards the Comet.. let me know and my next one I'll try to reflect where the markers are.
  11. ^ Nice post and ideas. 200+ feet and VERY compact. If it wasn't for the games Hershey has started to play with our heads I would think we're looking at a 212 foot tall drop tower replacing the Falcon and kiddie coaster running along side of the creek. Maybe they are going to reprofile the Comet..
  12. Hey guys, My fiancee and I have the FL resident Epcot after 4 annual pass and our goal is to eat at one or two restaurants a month there or at some of the resorts. The annual pass dining discounts are pretty minimal and doesn't cover a lot of the restaurants we want to visit. From what I read (on WDWMagic because I can't find any information on WDW's webpage) the Tables in Wonderland pass is only $75 and gives a 20% discount pretty much everywhere. Also it gives free parking after 5 which would be nice. Plus what makes it seem more awesome is the fact that its good for a party of up to 10 people for every one pass. We get a lot of family coming down (like this week) so I think it'd more than pay for itself. Are any of you fellow WDW people members of this and is it worth it for you?
  13. ^ Really? They actually go around the Comet like up towards the skyride and popcorn place? I remember the markings for Storm Runner and thinking WTF? This takes the cake. Are there any signs that the layout will extend down the creek and towards the old pool/Chocolate World or is that still just speculation?
  14. Really?? I thought most of the time they were way better than Whose Line Is It! It could depend a lot on the crowd, but 80% of the time I was trying to not pee myself from laughing so hard. I don't understand dancing at all so I'd never go into a dance club.. but that was why PI rocked because you had places to go have a good time where you didn't have to deal with the loud music and crowds of (what I consider) insane people! I also don't think anything is being "replaced with something better" unless you consider a huge lego store and some well themed desserts and burgers better. Why did PI close anyways? Was it really losing money? That's hard to believe because alcohol is typically a gold mine. I also heard it was because it was starting to attract some thugs.
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