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    I think Intamin should make a donkey!
  • Birthday 01/22/1991
  1. Is it safe to assume the worst for visiting LaRonde on Thanksgiving? Or is it surprisingly not busy? Wanted to hit up the park while I have a Six Flags pass this year and getting there on a Monday is easier to make happen than a Friday or Sunday.
  2. East Harbor State Park is about a half hour from the park and has a large campground. Ohio has a nice state park system with well-maintained facilities so if you are cool with tent camping it could be a good option. http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/eastharbor
  3. The park was quite dead today. By the late afternoon Steel Vengeance's line was only down the straightaway to the station, about 30-45 minutes with the one train.
  4. The year White Lightning opened I stopped by Fun Spot. At the time they offered what I think they called a "trial pack" that gave four rides on anything. Worked well to grab the credits and get an extra ride on White Lightning. It was a slight discount off of buying the same number of individual rides. Does the Kissimmee park offer something similar?
  5. Close to the park but not on-Point I like to recommend the Maples Motel. It is on the rural end of Sandusky, right next to the back entrance to the park. Very retro but clean and run by a friendly family. The motel was mothballed and on hiatus last year, but it looks to be open once again this year. Only problem is that it is across the street from a busy railroad crossing, so if train horns wake you up that might be an issue.
  6. Nice TR Jake, looks like a fun use of a long weekend. What hotel is that?
  7. First, a big thank you to Cedar Point for inviting TPR out to their Valravn announcement event. There was a bit more going on than just a press conference, so let's take a look at what took place! For details, renderings, and video, check out the Cedar Point Discussion Thread! What could there possibly be a media event for today? Teasing a bit. "2016 Announcement"? Here we go! Time to learn about the park's foray into being the world's largest logistics consulting firm! After a video timeline of the park's coasters. Valravn is officially revealed! The
  8. I have never ridden Lynx to Disney, but have taken the I-Drive route and rode it to and from the airport on separate trips. They were fine. Don't expect them to operate on a strict schedule, buses can get caught in traffic and backed up very easily. One time I watched three go down the road in the opposite direction before one came heading where I needed. But they are clean and offer decent coverage of Orlando. Once you're on Disney property they have their own free bus system to get between the parks, which I imagine are more timely than the Lynx buses.
  9. If you're looking for a cheap hotel off the peninsula, I highly recommend the Maples Motel. Its an old-fashioned roadside motel run by a nice family who take good care of it. It is on the more rural side of town, but is just as close to the park as anything on 250. The "back entrance" to the park is right next door which allows for a bit easier drive over in the morning. http://maplesmotel.com/
  10. I got to know Matt a bit on the TPR Midwest Tour a few years ago. He is certainly qualified to run the park and is more than familiar with what kind of park Holiday World is and how things operate. He was head of the business side of things for over ten years, with the official title of "General Manager", and was basically Will's right hand man. He stepped away just last year, though I can't speculate why that may have been. Though I would agree that Dan was doing a nice job and it would be best for the park to settle the legal drama.
  11. It's a fine ride. A couple if nice moments but overall if you've ridden a B&M built in the past 10 years you know what to expect.
  12. I'm a big fan of B&M inverts, but one thing I've noticed on many is that there's a point where seems like B&M simply "connected the dots" to complete the course. On Raptor it's going from one corkscrew to the other. Pyrenees has a long shallow ramp after the corkscrews. Even Montu had a boring turn that made you scratch your head.
  13. ^ Opened the thread for the first time to say exactly this. You just kept falling. When it felt like you fell long enough to be hitting the brakes, you fell some more.
  14. Darn, I was just at the I-X Center last week for the Beer Fest! Looks like you had a good time.
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