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  1. ^Yep! Pretty damn crowded today. Got my pass and headed to Twisted Timbers and the line was pretty long. Didn't want to wait and then be denied so I headed over to I305 for a back row ride. Longest wait I've had on I305 in awhile. Went back over to the test seat and the guy out front assisted and he couldn't get light to go green.

    So now I'm on my way to the gym.

  2. Happy to announce that I made a reservation for July 18 and will be returning for a long overdue trip back to this park. I haven't been since 2007 so I'm obviously stoked for all the new editions, especially Flying Cobras.

    Also looking forward to a visit to Myrtle Beach the day before to ride Swamp Fox and do a mini whore tour.

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  3. On 5/28/2021 at 10:50 AM, bert425 said:

    ^ if freeze is running, grab a ride on that.

    Same with Texas Skyscreamer.


    both are so temperamental

    On 5/28/2021 at 7:33 PM, CP_RULES said:

    Sounds like you might be there now. My husband and I are going next Friday (all day) and Saturday (morning), let us know how the crowds are! This is a holiday weekend so maybe next weekend will be not as bad?? Maybe??


    Crowds were pretty steady Friday night. They were running 2 trains on most of the popular coasters. I rode Titan, Shockwave, Mr Freeze, Batman, and Judge Roy Scream. Tried to ride NTAG but got denied. Got green on the test seat but the ride ops couldn't get the restraint down. Bummer.

    It was raining today but that didn't stop the crowds.

    As far as NTAG, I had changed my wardrobe to something less constraining-- gym shorts and flip flops and still got denied on NTAG. 

    I'm going to have to a skinny revenge tour of SFOT, SDC (Outlaw Run), and SFSTL (Batman) next year! That said...

    This afternoon I went to a great brisket place in downtown Dallas-- Terry Black's BBQ. Highly recommended.

    Magic Springs did kind of suck, btw. I went there on Saturday and they weren't running Arkansas Twister and X-Coaster. Gauntlet may have shot to the top for my least favorite SLC. Have a nice bruise. Ops kind of sucked as well. Only one train and they weren't trying very hard to send full trains out.

    Frontier City was better. Nice little park with some fun rides. Really enjoyed Wildcat, Diamondback, and Silver Bullet.

    Despite some setbacks and disappointments, overall, I had a fun trip.

    Edit to add:

    Also rode Joker Friday night. Only 9 new credits on this trip but my goal of hitting 400 this year is within reach. Currently at 372.

    I'm going to try to hit a few more of these less popular parks this summer but also return to a couple I haven't been to since the late 2000s like Carowinds and Six Flags Over Georgia. 

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  4. My specific memory where it seemed as if Grizzly was trimmed (but maybe not) was during a visit in 2000. It just seemed to be crawling through the course and this resulted in my mind as the ride seeming to have brakes. Probably not accurate. Whatever the case, I had wondered what had happened to the ride since I last rode it a couple of years before.

  5. My flight arrives at 6pm local and I'm hoping to get to the park at around 7. So I'll probably just be doing Joker and NTAG (new credits to me). 

    Tomorrow I begin a death drive to Magic Springs and then Oklahoma City for Frontier City on Sunday (both new parks to me).

    I'll be back at SFOT on Monday from open until about 3pm. Might get a flash pass. 

    Thought about going  south for Wonder Woman, Iron Rattler, and Texas Stingray but kind of wanted to knock Magic Springs and Frontier City off my list of parks never visited.

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  6. 21 hours ago, jarmor said:

    I think KD has a good line up.  To me, the stand outs are stunt track, grizzly and dominator.  While I do like 305, it just isn't that stand out to me (unpopular opinion. . . it could have did the exact same thing it does and be 100 ft shorter in height and not need those trims).

    The loss of Volcano was a hit to the lineup as it grouped well with Dominator, I305, and TT as top tier (depending on your preferences). To me, the only really "bad" coaster is Anaconda. Apple Zapple, Avalanche, and Backlot are perfectly fine mid-tier/family coasters. Depending on off-season track work, Grizzly and Racer can be great fun or... neutered shells.

    The Free Spin will be welcome next year.

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  7. I did a PA trip in 2018 and stopped by Adventure Park USA on the way back to Richmond. Fun little FEC and definitely worth a couple of hours to grab those credits. Both Wildcat and Wild West Express kind of surprised me by how good they were. They'll also let you ride the kiddie coaster if you're into padding your credits.

  8. As a rider of "exceptional size", I have taken that walk of shame many times.

    Just to back up some of the things others have said, I had a bad experience opening weekend at KD this year, not only did I get denied on Twisted Timbers but I somehow didn't make it on I305. A friend from out of town was visiting the next weekend and I felt very cagey about meeting up with him and not being able to ride the two best rides in the park. I went anyway and was surprised to see that I was able to fit on both. I decided that my issue with not getting on I305 was primarily because of poor wardrobe choice and I got an excellent ride op for Twisted Timbers.

    That said, I'm 6'2" and was weighing around 315-320 at the time. I went on a diet and exercise over the next few months and now don't even worry when I visit. I'm also pretty sure that without the weight loss I would have been denied on Wicked Cyclone last month.

    I try to adhere to not taking my wallet, keys, and cell phone into parks.

    I also know that my ideal weight for not getting denied any rides is around 260-265. If I'm above this I know I can't ride El Toro and SFA's Superman.

    As mentioned, just serves as motivation!

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