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  1. I will mention this as I remember it being brought up when Terminator was announced. I distinctly remember hearing something along the lines of the Mummy being intact for the 2010 coaster. Not sure if this rings any bells, but just thought I would point that out.


    So if it is a THBS, which I hope it is NOT, we might have cheap cardboard cut outs of Brendon Fraiser instead of Tony Hawk. Oh joy.

  2. Name: Tom Hurst


    Age: 20


    What is your roller coaster count? 107


    What is your home park? Worlds of Fun


    What is the nearest big city? Topeka or Kansas City, depends on definition of big city


    What is your occupation? Meat Dept employee and host at restaurant


    About how many times a year do you visit a park (including your home park)? 15-20


    About how many times a year do you travel to a park that is not your home park? 5-10


    When you travel do you go primarily to amusement parks or do you also try and hit other sites? Other sites


    What is the farthest you’ve traveled to go to an amusement park? While living in California, Ohio


    Does roller coaster time get in the way of family time? (Do you choose to miss your children’s or family’s sporting events, holidays, birthdays, etc…) No, normally it is one in the same


    Do you have any other major hobbies? Music, movies, sports


    Do you get feelings of sadness in the offseason? Do you even have an offseason? Do you travel during the offseason? 1. Somewhat 2. Yes 3. No



    Do you consider yourself friends with someone you met who works at an amusement park? (Or reverse it, if you work or worked and an amusement park have you made friends with enthusiasts?) Yes


    Would it bother you to go to an amusement park by yourself? No


    Have you gone to an amusement park by yourself? If so have you ever ran into another enthusiast and tagged along with them? Yes


    Do you find it easy to make friends with other enthusiasts? Yes


    How do you get your coaster news? Screamscape, RCPro, TPR, Amusement Insider, Coasterforce


    How many different forum sites do you regularly post on? 3-4


    If there was a poll that asked a large pool of enthusiasts what their favorite roller coaster is, what do you think would be the top 3 responses be for wood? And for steel? Wood: Voyage, El Toro, Boulder Dash Steel: Millennium Force, Diamondback, Bizarro (SFNE)


    Same scenario but for amusement parks, what would be the top 3? Cedar Point, Holiday World, Six Flags Magic Mountain


    Have you ever “stole a kid” to get a credit on a kiddie coaster? No


    Do you cut other categories out of your budget to make trips to parks? (Entertainment, fast food, holidays, tobacco or alcohol, etc…) Yes


    Before you visit a new park do you research the park finding the best way to navigate the park, get the best deals, or what days to go? Always


    Do you feel the roller coaster enthusiast community is a warm and accepting community, or a negative and discouraging community? A mixture, normally warm and accepting, but certain percentage is negative


    Do you like to talk about your hobby with people who are not roller coaster enthusiasts? Yes, unless I can tell they are getting annoyed, then I stop

  3. The lift supports were originally the auto supports, no wide structure, no catwalks or railings. From there I eliminated certain areas, which made it have the intamin look to it, and then ever footer that is down i put in by hand. I did have to make one tower of lift supports. All in all the lift supports took approximately 4 hours from start to finish. It took forever, it was the most tedious thing in no limits I have ever done, but it looks amazing, so I will probably do that for the rest of my Intamin hypers/mega's (hint for next coaster maybe?) I still have a few things to work on.


    More comments/criticism welcome, please be as harsh as you like.

  4. Just a project that I thought I would share, its an Intamin Prefab woodie. It is named after an Avenged Sevenfold song, Unbound (The Wild Ride). I have been playing No Limits for a while now so I thought it was time to show some of my progress.


    Length: 5,940

    Height: 168 feet

    Drop: 158 feet

    Speed: 67 mph

    Features: 3 90 degree turns.

    3 trains 7 cars each. Silver Gold and Black



    Comments/Criticism GREATLY appreciated



  5. I am praying for a retheme of the back area, to "apocalyptic earth" or something of the sort. It would fit well if the ride is themed to Terminator, and Deja Vu can easily be themed something different, or take on a theme like mentioned. The sad thing is, that is a pretty dead area of the park. Maybe a future dark ride in that back corner would help for an apocalyptic earth theme...

  6. I believe the group can be as large as 10 but I am not sure. I went with my sister and brother and law. My sister ended up going with her two friends who work it so we wouldn't scare her, which we would have, so we just went the two of us. I think the ideal number would be from four to eight. Two was not enough but each monster so to say had fun with the two of us. They decided to send out a message to all the workers saying we were coming through, which made it even more fun.

  7. The way to start the maze is the best beginning to a maze ever. They show a video with jigsaw and he gives you instructions, there are 4 tubes with red buttons on the inside, to begin you must set all 4 off at the same time. You are treated to a nice little surprise once all are activated. The ending is also amazing because you walk into a bathroom and you can see the exit, yet you know it is too simple and something else is coming. I won't give it away, but chainsaw's are involved and you have to run.

  8. Alright so here are a few details. The price is $13 per person or $20 for front of line pass, DO THE FRONT OF LINE PASS IF THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE! The maze takes a good 15-20 minutes to walk through I would say.If you are claustrophobic, don't go, even the least bit. There is one part, "rebirth" where you walk through a probably 10 foot stretch pitch black, no light, and it is impossible to see and you are being pushed in from all sides, it is intense.


    This was the best maze I have ever seen. Period. They have actual video clips from the fifth movie that plays on the outside and the details in the maze are truly amazing. Blood splatter everywhere, and the thing that I was shocked to see was one spot where a girl was in an electric chair with the head smasher thing on I believe, IT WAS A REAL GIRL! Everyone in the maze did a GREAT job scaring! There is no lack in detail anywhere. I only saw one of the movies, entirely, and I can tell you if you are a huge saw fan, you will truly fall in love. I want to do it again so I can look at some of the scenes again. The very beginning is great. There is a TV message from jigsaw that tells you how to begin the maze, and it is suspenseful and tricky. I wish I paid more attention to the rooms so I could give a better description, but just wow.



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