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  1. Several new track pieces and supports were spotted outside of Clermont steel fabrication in Ohio. No idea what coaster this could be for, but perhaps it's for SeaWorld Orlandos New coaster? Photo credit goes the Amusement Park Portal. More pictures are located on thier Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/446279452634367/permalink/838406406755001/?comment_id=838425193419789
  2. Looks like Cedar Point "might" have a Halloweekends event this year after all. Amusement Park Portal on facebook shared these pictures of the park advertising the event. Two signs at the main entrance, and one sign on the car ride in frontier town. https://www.facebook.com/groups/446279452634367/
  3. So.... Carowinds and Kings Dominion have delayed opening day untill the 3rd of April. Knott's is now also closed. IX indoor amusement park has been canceled. Castaway bay is also closed.
  4. They mentioned that the island will remain open with a refresh. I'm curious how you are going to access the island now that the boat ride has returned. They have a floating bridge in place now. Also...I'm too lazy to go back and read every page right now, but pinks is history. The mack and cheese place is taking over that spot. Not sure if this has been mentioned yet.
  5. I just don't get the complaints about ride names and themes. The name of a ride does nothing to change the enjoyment of a ride. Weather it's called Batman or flight deck, what's the difference? I am beyond myself how this could even bother someone in the least. And as far as theming goes, how can you not like a ride that is in a themed environment? And it's not like the rides are over themed. As a matter of fact, most of the superhero themed coasters are basically just named after a superhero and painted in the same color as said superhero. They may have a few random pieces of scenery or theming elements, but it's far from being overblown. It's funny, because you never hear people complaining about an over theming issue at universal, Disney, SeaWorld, Busch, Hershey, legoland, worlds of fun, carowinds, knotts berry farms, Dollywood, silver dollar city...ect...ect. It only seems to be about six flags for some reason. I think it's because it's the "cool thing to do", and not really because you actually care.
  6. I'm not 100% sure about that. Have you been to six flags fiesta Texas or Discovery kingdom? Those parks are beautiful. Yeah. Looney Tunes and Super Heroes. Trains wrapped in advertisements. Beautiful. The rides are themed to superheros...yea. Just like a lot of the rides at cedar fair parks are to snoopy. Fiesta is a beautiful park. I just posted a bunch of random pictures from around the park. I don't really see any crazy advertising. I do remember that the boomerang and spinning coaster both had wraps on the trains...But so what? That has zero effect on my day, nor does it change the ride experience. The only loony tunes that I recall at the park were on the tv's while in line, and a few meet and greets. A few of the rides were loony tune themed as well. Again....how is that different than what cedar fair is doing with snoopy? We are actually loony tunes fans, and wanted more. I mean...if you are into concrete, garbage cans, and sterol invirements, than cedar fair parks are great. With that being said, I still have fun at cedar fair parks as well, because I don't go to a park to nit pick everything. I go to have fun. This is why I don't hang with too many coaster nerds. They nit pick too much.
  7. I couldn't tell you how many times steel veng, mav, millennium, and dragster have been down over the course of this season. And the food service at cedarfair is horrendous! The food is sub par, and the lines move at a snails pace. The food at six flags is not much better, but it's not really fair to say one is better than the other. I can say that the food servers at six flags have been much better than cedar fair though. We ate at primos pizza at sfog, and had about 10 people in front of us in line.It was amazing...we didn't wait more than 5 min and the crews were on top of things. The service was so good, I even made a trip over to guest services to tell them about it. six flags does have a few chain restaurants in the park.Off the top of my head, Johnny rockets and big lou's italian beef are 2 that come to mind. They used to have panda express, but are turning them into chop six....and the food is actually really good there. Don't they even have a Mc'donalds at a six flags park as well? I have to be honest, I am kinda amused at the cp fanboys crying about this. The problem is that enthusiasts think that the parks only cater to them. Not trying to dig into you, but what do you mean by better atmosphere? I would rather look at some landscaping and theming, than cement and garbage cans. What is wrong with six flags atmosphere? Compared to this? six flags... meh....
  8. Actually, they are doing well. They have turned around quite a bit over the past few years. Coaster enthusiests love to hate on the park chain. I'm not sure about the general public hating on them, as they are buying up six flags memberships like crazy. To be honest, we have had more fun at six flags parks this year than cedar fair parks. So much, that we have spent a lot more time at six flags than cedar fair for the first time that I can remember. I gotta be honest...The handfull of times we went to cedarpoint this year were a let down. Everything from the slow moving food lines(and closed locations), to the overselling of fast lanes. We have even ran into a bunch of rude employees. Not to mention that there is a lot more that our family can enjoy together at six flags. You have to be a giant to enjoy most of cedarfairs rides. With that being said, six flags does have a couple of crap parks too...Just like cedarfair.
  9. I'm not 100% sure about that. Have you been to six flags fiesta Texas or Discovery kingdom? Those parks are beautiful.
  10. This is too funny not to share. Hitler is upset about the possibility of the sale. https://www.captiongenerator.com/1531962/Hitler-Reacts-to-Six-Flags-Buying-Cedar-Fair
  11. At last! Just confirmed that we will be visiting Dolly again for the first time in 6 years.
  12. I wonder if this "new" scrambler, is the parks old scrambler ride from years ago?
  13. Attention von roll skyride fans. I just found a bunch of pictures of the old von roll skyride at SFNE. These were taken on a trip I made to the park several years ago. I posted them on my Facebook page here... I hope it's ok that I post that link on here, if not feel free to delete.
  14. Last July when we visited, it was closed. A park employee told us that it had only been open a few days since the park opened.
  15. Looks like the park is removing the car ride. Sunday is your last chance to ride it. Found this on Facebook...
  16. Some decent training would work. Think Cedar Fair, Holiday World... I know, decent training is not a part of six flags' system. How awesome these parks could be! I have seen some horrific operations at all park chains. Cedar fair has had bad operations at certain times, just as six flags. The last few times I rode steel vengeance, it was 4 minutes between dispatches. The brand new coaster at six flags had about the same. Most of the time that a ride stacks(in my experiences), 9 times out of 10 its because a person cant fit or figure out the seatbelts. Neither of those issues are the crews fault. You also have to remember who the parks have to hire...teenagers that are making around minimum wage, and have a teenage mentality. I dont care how much training you do. Factor in all of those issues with 90 degree summer heat on a 12 hour day. And that's what you get. I know dissing on six flags is the "cool thing to do", but in all honesty they are right there with other parks as far as employees hustle goes.
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