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  1. Today I went to Six Flags New England's Dry run. They essentially let the team members invite guest to come for free and sample while they practice. I took a few pics of improvements. It was too overcast to get any great coaster shots. I'll be there again soon to get the glory shots.


    my first stop was at guest relations. I asked about parking passes and they didn't have them yet....?! So yeah. While I was there, the kiddy helecopters got stuck.





    TDK construction photo. Not much to say. Just building framework.




    Johnny Rockets instead of the superhero grill.



    Construction on Hall of Justice and TDK has the path from DC to Wiggles blocked.



    new pizza stand and cold stone



    Did you know after 50 years, Eli Bridge scrambers must have their cars replaced? its a manufacterer's standard. : p So this year they're silver and new.


    Anyways, I hit scream, SupermanROS, Pandamonium, Cyclone, Blizzard River and Batman.


    No big complaints. SROS bunny hills got really rough. Cyclones mid ride breaks kinda dulled down the ride. Hurt a bit too.


    No lines though. Pity it only lasted for two hours.

  2. I feel like thats a part of the theme park experience. Any 'themed' section is going to be focused towards family to a point. And they cant cover all basis.


    Like DC superheroes at SF. I adore the teen titans but are they mentioned (besides robin?) nope. Come on, dads would love seeing starfire walk around just as much as wonderwoman. And wiggles. of the how many albums they play like ten songs.


    Disney... of what I can remember at three years old I laughed at the haunted mansion. I wanted to be scared... and I wasn't. : ( I was sad.


    Or at Universal when they theme a ride, its impossibe to get the whole story....


    I mean. I like the sugar coating and the simplifying. Its just what I expect when I go.

  3. Great Escape-IT hasnt gotten a new flat ride that was not a kiddie ride since 1994, which was a Huss Pirate. We've also lost a ton of flat rides since Six FLags took over such as


    -The Rainbow

    -The Tornado [it was a dark ride thing]

    -Ghost town Train



    -Sky Lab


    Without any replacements.

    However, Great Escape has gained in the past 5 years-


    -Looney Tunes National Park

    -Prosilde Tornado

    -Canyon Blaster [Oprylands old Rock'n Roller Coaster]

    -Wiggles World


    Most all of the flat rides have also been tamed down a ton...The Condor goes amazingly slow, and runs for about 30 seconds, the Trabant no longer goes backwards, neither does the Cannonball Express [Music Express] The Rainbow was very tamed down, no airtime really and failry short cycle. Nothing can relaly be said for kiddie rides. Also, the Rainbow and Condor have received seatbelts [Complete mystery as to why they were added on the Condor], the Rainbow had a no single ride rule put into place, same thing for the Trabant.


    Compared to the SF parks I've been to it has better flats. At least it had some selection. And its not just coastercoastercoaster. I mean, at least there is selection. I was kind of upset when I found out their sky ride was a round trip instead of transit. (I didn't know.)

  4. awesome! I'll definatley take into consideration Quassy ('cause i'll probably get a seaosns pass for the lake) and the NH parks. I've just been to TGE last summer, so I dont think i'll be up that way soon. And the other parks in Maine sound great, and I look forward to returning to Funtown Splashtown.



    Thanks a bunch!

  5. I also think the problem with alot of the Huss rides, is that if they're not balanced properly when operated, they can have some serious issues. How often do you walk by a US run top spin and see it properly load balanced?


    Yeah I definitely think your right about that. Like the Rainbow that used to be at Great Escape, they would tell you to move to one side if there were too many people on one side, which makes sense, especially for that kind of ride. I've always wondered in the back of my mind everytime I'm on that, I wonder if the gondola really could tip over?


    tipping would be a tough thing to do, but it'll definatley fudge the motor, and also give the electrical a run for its money (like screwing with its ability to find the position its supposed to be in at the end)

  6. I mean, besides SFNE and Lake Compounce.


    I've been to both and enjoyed them alot. But I was wondering if anybody knew of any good parks to visit in the area?


    I'm from western mass, and I'm in college so my budget isn't amazing, but I'd like to know more about the parks around me.


    In particular I'm going to camping in Saco, Maine in mid july, but I'm willing to drive wherever.


    So thanks! I look forward to responses.

  7. ^ you never know, Some of them MAY have asked for permission to do so.


    Patron: "Excuse me, could I bring this item on the ride that might fly out of my hand and cause bodily damage to the people sitting behind me if it hits them."

    Park Employee: "Sure"


    The sad thing is, I've worked some rides where that was the case. : / shocking but true.

  8. When it comes to flips and such, its not really the ride thats the problem... its the way the place runs the ride....


    I mean, if the operators (or in most cases in the US) management decides to set the top spin persay on a lame setting, its going to be a boring ride. But if they're allowed to fudge with it in manual mode, it'll be alot more interesting, at least. Or just allowed the operator to pick which cycle to use... it could be good.


    I also think the problem with alot of the Huss rides, is that if they're not balanced properly when operated, they can have some serious issues. How often do you walk by a US run top spin and see it properly load balanced?

  9. honesty if I were the CEO I'd do a-LOT of research. I'd figure out which parks cater to which groups of people the most and develop around it. I'd also work on consistency, and making sure that everything that goes public stays that way. Not like "no re entry all day" last year. and promising rides to be ready than having construction problems. Aka, better, more practical PR. I'd stop putting money into NEW stuff for a year and put all that money into FIXING stuff. Painting tracks and better landscaping.


    PROPERLY TRAINING EMPLOYEES AND MAJOR FOCUS ON RETENTION. If they could keep people comming back year after year they could eventually weed out the bad people.


    Lower parking and seasons pass prices.


    I'd do standard hight checks at the front gate and assign different bracelets for different heights. No braceletts, no rides.


    aaaaaaaand yeah.

  10. So me and my mom are at The Great Escape. I figued it'd be a great place to test her limits. She was doing okay; couldn't get her on the Commet (considering the last time we went to the park 6+ years ago my dad kept calling it the vomit commet) the biggest coaster I could get her on was the Alpine Bobsleds.


    I told her it was just like sledding...... it'd be a smooth fun ride...


    Heheh. They had just opened it up after the rain, and we were whipping around and slamming into the breaks and she was wailing. Screaming. I swear she could've peed herself if she paniced just a bit more.


    So we return to the station, and there is no one in line. So I start begging the ride ops to let us go again, showing my knowledge and skill showing them the "lock restraint" hand sign and beg and plead for one more time. My mom is screaming, terriefied "NO! NOT AGAIN!"


    Aaaaaaaaaand were off. My mom cussed and swore at me the whole time.


    It was awesome.

  11. I think the one shown only seats twenty four; i tried counting the seats with the video paused. I was gonna say I've got a bit of experience with them things, and that is very fricken impressive. I like it alot! I dont think many people can handle that kinda ride though. That and getting insurane to cover a ride like that....

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