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  1. Looking into going to the park on 30 Oct. I assume the park is going to be packed for Halloween but how packed is it going to be? Should I skip it (I'll be based in Sacramento) or chance the crowds? Any park planning would be nice as well.
  2. Wow, makes me glad I paid extra for the Royal Studio Pass... Its $200 but I get unlimited rides between certain times for all the main attractions. Glad I bought it early too. June 1st is the big date. Can't wait.
  3. Ok, that's it. I'm increasing the days that I am going to be in the park from two to three. This thing looks awesome (and would be my first B&M flyer). Question though: what would be a good time to go? I was playing on mid-May but I can really shift to anytime between then and the beginning of August. Thanks, Ryan.
  4. Confirmed: Universal Studios Japan Nagashima Spa Land Hopeful: Dollywood Carowinds Holiday World Kings Island Kentucky Kingdom Very Hopefully: Tokyo Disney Resort (again)
  5. I like the looks of this but the first thing that popped into my head was that if the supports are positioned correctly, couldn't this style of track pretty much hold itself up? Like with the latest Giga coaster lifts? I know that it wouldn't be able to completely hold itself up but wouldn't it reduce the supports needed dramatically or am I just being an idiot?
  6. ^ Painted himself. lol. I would like too for my wooden model but I suck at art. lol. I talked Andrew about getting a Millennium Force model shipped and then asked about the other three models and I was told that all four should be available by mid-September and that he would pull one of each for me and then contact me again when he can ship all four models at the same time to save on shipping. The issue that I am having is with Carowinds. I have called and emailed several different people and I have gotten nothing in return. Have they ran out of models or am I just being idiotic and contacting the incorrect people? I have used the general question/contact us through the website (did the same with CP and that is how I got Andrews email and phone) and I have emailed the name that was given above by someone. Thanks for any help that can be given.
  7. I have to agree with all the Thunder Dolphin reviews. I really need to go to Tokyo more often. Being stationed in Misawa is a little bit of a bummer ($150 bullet train ticket each way) but I love just randomly walking around. I will also have to agree that the owl café is really weird but from what the Japanese national that works in my flight says, there are several "cafes" like this (with different animals) all over Tokyo but the owl one takes the cake. lol. Really looking forward to the rest of your trip report as it will more than likely give me ideas on what to do next time I'm in Tokyo.
  8. I will be heading to Fuji-Q Highland and then several rides in Tokyo (Thunder Dolphin and the spinner in Sega World). That's June 11-14. Then onto Nagashima Sapland late August.
  9. Going along the thinking of a "water transport" system, what about something like what the Atlantis properties have with The River/Current. Mile long water pathway to and from one side of The Voyage, and it would allow them to keep expanding the waterpark in that general direction as they could also build a "river path" following one leg of the river ride. Just a though. On the note of Thunderbird, everything looks fan-freaking-tastic (as my sister would say). I know this is Holiday World and this level of (for a lack of a better word) greatness is to be expected, but geez. And this is all on top of what I have to say had to be the best teaser campaign that I have ever seen (granted limited years) from a park. I'm just really bummed that I wont be able to get back to the park (or the Midwest for that matter) till the middle of 2016...
  10. Thank you Ma'am, I will keep all that in mind. Sounds like a weekend trip that I can add on. Thanks again.
  11. I love it. That looks increasable. I will have to say that it looks like a glowing centipede though which isn't a bad thing, just an observation.
  12. Hello, I was just wondering if you could answer a couple of questions on this park/zoo? I went through most of the trip reports and looked it up online but I still have a couple of questions. 1)How large is the actual zoo part of the park? I know that the main draw is the Mega-Lite (main reason that I'm going) but I would like to see the other stuff too. 2) How long should I spend at the park? If the zoo part is really not worth seeing then I plan to just spend a couple hours here for the rides, then move on to the main trip to Universal Studios Japan. Although, if this is an all day park, I can make a weekend trip as I am in Misawa. (three hour train ride and cheaper/safer than renting a car). Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance!
  13. ^ I will have to check that out when I go this summer. Speaking of, I'm planning a trip to Fuji-Q Highlands this 11-14 of June. This is a trip planned through the base travel agency (its a steal though) and I was wondering what order should I do the rides in? This will be my first time at the park and I was just wondering. I will have only one day at the park though as I will be staying in Tokyo and there is a free day so I could go but I would have to pay the way there (and I am planning to go to Tokyo Disneyland that one day). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  14. I have a quick question. I have been to Kings Island three to four times a summer for the past several years (was right around Indy) I have done Dinasours Alive all of once... To my question, does DA still bring in a massive amount of cash or is it tapering off? I ask because I was just thinking about its location and the fact that if DA was removed but path back there was widened slighty, I see a loop connecting that deadend that is Windseeker and Vortex to the deadend next to FireHawk. If they were to do this they would have all the land to the back of that property (KI owns a lot of that land, yes?) I know that is more than likely wont happen but I just hate that deadend with Firehawk and that seems like the easier option to me. They could scrap Adventure Express I guess to get back there but I hope they don't. Even though it is rough, its one of the more unique mine trains left.
  15. I love them and have no issues with them. I think they are the best way to actually experience a park that you have only one or two days to visit. Case in point: last summer my family was insistant that we go to Kings Island as I was leaving the country for a couple years and I insisted that we get Fast Lane. We only had one day and my little brother had just reached 54" inches and this would be his first time there so I wanted him to have a good time as the only day that was goingt work all of us was a Saturday at the beginning of August. So I paid for all four Fast Lanes (Mom exculded as she doesnt ride as much). Granted I dont pay for much but Im still on the line where if I was to pay for most of it, I wouldnt have been going. After we got home, Mom said repeatedly that that day was the best time she had at a theme park in a while and she said I was right in insisting on the Fast Lane. I just think that some people just dont want to have ... fun (for the lack of a better word). They see something they dont really like and they get all up in arms about it. I've been on the recieving end of being in a long line for a coaster and watching people with skip the line passes get right on. I just took it as a lesson to either go at a time when the lines arnt massive or (if I have to go when I know that the lines are going to be massive) I budget for the pass. If I have to wait another month or two for this then I will. For example, Im in Japan for the first time this entire summer and Im budgeting to go on one long park expedition and I have passes to all the major parks that Im going to already in the budget. From what I am saving and what I need to go on the trip, I cant go till middle to late July as the skip the line passes for Universal, Fuji-Q, etc. put me over the budget for June. So I wait.
  16. ^ I agree with Mean Streak. Not a bad ride, its nice to look at, but its a snooze fest. Gemini cant get Topper... Its already Iron Horse'd. lol. I see no reason to get ride of Wicked Twister.
  17. 1) Streaming 2) Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu Plus. 3) Last year was almost ten. This year so far has been three. 4) Streaming over laptop/smartphone or through Xbox One. 5) Youtube is the go too for anything none movie.
  18. This sounds good. I cant wait for my trip later this year. Im wondering though if the Frozen attraction would be in conjuction with the Japanese release of the second movie? This sounds like something that they may do as Disney is everywhere over here. Im in Japan for the next couple years and this makes me want to stay a little longer, lol. Also, with the map(s) that I've seen, could they pull a Potter and have it as a connection between parks? Just a thought.
  19. I havent been to either actually. May sound stupid but I really like the looks of Grizzly Gulch but I think I may just go to Tokyo as I can add Fuji-Q on before hand. Thanks for the information.
  20. Hello, I am currently stationed at Misawa Air Base and have been offer the chance to go to Tokyo Disney Resort over Christmas (as the one that asked me has to drop out of the office group) and was wondering if it was going to be a good thing or not. I would love to go but I have done Christmas at the Disney World Resort and remember how crowded it was and Im assuming that Tokyo Disney Resort is going to be packed as well. I would be staying on site (Hotel Miracosta) and would have the chance to be in the park early as well but Im still wary of the crowd size. I'm more worried about the crowd size because of the fact that I could really go at any other time of year (I'm stationed here for two more years) and have some other things that I would really like to do (hopefully a Japan TPR Trip if one happens while I am over here) I have plans already in the works for going to Hong Kong Disneyland mid next year that I would have to cancel if I go for Christmas. I'm just really torn on what I really want to do and any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, A1C Smith.
  21. All I can say is that Im excited any way this turns out as I like Holiday World's past coaster installations. My only question would be the height restrictions. B&M's are usually on the heigher end of the scale (due to the restraint types I would guess) but thats just me. This is looking like its going to me a massive hit for Holiday World no matter what it is.
  22. Hey all. I'm looking to go to SDC the weekend of May 31 - June 1 as I'm stuck here at Ft Leonard Wood for tech school. I'm wondering if it's going to be slammed either of those days? Also, was wondering if anyone would like to meet up either or those days as I might have to make the trip alone. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Ryan.
  23. ^^ From what I'm reading, yes, they are a no go permanently. Personally, I like Voyage the way it is but I would love to see it transform into something like Outlaw Run (minus inversions of course, lol). Those trains look amazing and I would think that it would reduce wear but I'm wondering, how much is it going to cost as the Voyage is a good 3000ft longer... Just my thoughts.
  24. Hey, would anyone be willing to sink a couple huts for me? Thanks, Ryan.
  25. Hey all, I have quick question. Is there any real breakfast buffets/restaurants on-point? I don't eat usually in the morning so I have no clue but I'm going with family and they want breakfast... I know about the McDonalds but they don't want to get in the car. Staying at the Sandcastle btw. Thanks, Joel.
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