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ScubaSteve442

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  1. If you've not been to Knoebels, (and from the wording of your post I can't tell either way) it's existence and proximity to your location should be all the reason you need to go. Heck, I drove there from IL this summer, even though I've been there before, because it's just that much fun. (And value priced, too! )
  2. Hyperbole and Gullibility, a match made in heaven. ...and Aska has been top twenty, maybe top ten every year since it got enough voters to be counted at all.
  3. I'm actually not sure why that SBNO coaster has remained but others have been removed. Probably to draw attention to it in hopes that another park would pick up a "top 10 woodie" for cheap. If I recall it's been SBNO since 2006. I think it's a combination: Does anybody know if Aska has been removed? The removed SBNO coasters from last years poll seem to be ones that have finally been victims of the wrecking ball. Maybe he just did a little house cleaning? Zingo is the only one I saw that isn't actually SBNO, but it is supposedly coming back, isn't it?
  4. Solace dates are out! March 20-21. I am so there.
  5. If you've never done this poll, but think you'd like to in the future, START NOW WHILE YOUR COASTER LIST IS SMALLER THAN IT WILL BE!!! It's far easier to add in new rides each year than start from scratch after you've got a few hundred coasters in your track record.
  6. All three were viewable. IE7.0 The first two started almost immediately, but #3 took about 20 seconds to start.
  7. Shouldn't be long before Intamuck clones start popping up all over China.
  8. Aw, crud. I had plane tickets and was going to visit next weekend. WTH am I going to do now?
  9. Great little park, and middle-of-nowhere Iowa, indeed! I <3, <3, <3 the Eyerly rides!
  10. I was there last month. Great way to kill time waiting for a Yankees game to start.
  11. Blame the locker nazi policy and 'guests of unusually large proportions' for the stacking at Bull. 9 times out of 10, it's one of those two things.
  12. Last coaster was my 5th lap on Dark Knight at SFGAm. Last NFM coaster was Maverick.
  13. I'm up to 56 parks so far this year, not counting the one I work at.
  14. Seems like the Japanese have far more patience than the average American parkgoer.
  15. Maybe I'm cold-hearted, but I don't feel bad for the kid or his family. Perhaps if the parents of the deceased had taught him the simple concept of obeying rules / posted signs, he would have behaved in an appropriate manner. Simple self preservation instinct should have taken over when the train rushed towards him. But then we couldn't gossip or opine about the whole thing, could we? Oh, and as much as I want him to be a Darwin Award Nominee, he is ineligible, being a minor at the time of the incident.
  16. Has anyone ever tried the 'shopper's pass' at this park? I've heard it said that they will allow you to enter the park by surrendering your driver's license. If you exit before one hour is up, you get you license back, no problem. If you take too long, you have to pay full price admission.
  17. I just completed PLUS training, so I may get promoted to Lead soon. Yay for getting to ride the rides on the clock!
  18. After the 6FKK incident, all the US towers were retrofitted with the sensor system. S:TOP was the last one that was only using 2 cables to pull the cars up, all the others either were built with 3, or have had them added at some point. I was at 6FGAm today, and Giant Drop was running at least from 6-8pm.
  19. An Intamuck ride with opening issues? No way! Jeez louise, they suck. Maybe they ought to 'turn up' the lift speed?
  20. I rode TDK yesterday, too. I liked it yet felt let down, too. It's by far the best theming SFI has ever done, but like so many of the projects they do, it seemed half finished. (Raging Bull cough.) On the Dive Machine rumors for 6FGAm, those were compounded when Park President Hank Salemmi addressed A.C.E. at NoCoaster: He said to observe that DejaVu and Splashwater Fall's footprints are side-by-side, and to see something connect them in 2009. (I can name drop, too.)
  21. Suddenly, I want Memorial Day to get here slower. (That's the day I had planned to ride BB.)
  22. I was in the park yesterday as well. I didn't drive as far as you, but seriously. Mother's Day traditionally has ultra-low attendance at amusement parks. If there were less than 1000 guests in the park (and it sure looked that way from what I saw) then they would have been losing money hand over fist to keep the park open. I think I've heard they need some 13,000 guests to enter the park for them to break even on the cost of opening. With all the problems SFI is having, I'm not surprised that a decision to close was made so quickly. Oh, and while your call to Guest Relations was a smart move, the person you spoke to on the phone is probably way down the totem pole, having no say about whether the park will stay open. Conversely, I suspect that they are trained to say anything to get you to the park regardless of anticipated weather or attendance.
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