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  1. Here’s two lil’ defunct gems The Swooper Flight Commander - For Obvious Reasons
  2. YAY! I am so excited to be visiting at the end of September! It will definitely be crowded, but hopefully not as bad as opening week.
  3. So the last coaster i had the (dis)pleasure of riding was this bad boy, because the Adventuredome was closed for maintenance when I went to Vegas in early December. And (unpopular opinion) I didn't find it to be as terrible as expected! I only paid for one ride, but would have totally gone again. Yes the transitions seemed like someone forgot to use the smoothing tool in Planet Coaster, but they were funny and entertaining. Yes the loop felt like it had 3 potholes, but I managed to get some decent floater airtime in many other places on the ride. I sat in the 2nd to the last car, 2nd row and I think I chose correctly. I've had worse cab rides in legit NYC. Honestly my head banged more on Mind Eraser at Six Flags America, and the break-run will smush your brain against your skull. The break-run on "Manhattan Express" was tapered, and really cool how it descended into the casino building. I didn't even get a headache! That most recent honor goes to GASM at SFOG and Thunderhead at Dollywood as they have gotten really bumpy. By no means is the Roller Coaster at NY NY Casino my fav, but it's not in my bottom 10 either. I guess plan B will have to do for now.
  4. ^ Unusual to hear about the Joker downtime, especially after it was down for most of the season. And then the park teased us with a few weeks of operation towards the beginning of fall. Maybe they thought they fixed the problem, but upon daily operation again found that they were initially wrong???? I still haven't even ridden this attraction at my own home park yet. I went on one of these Larson loopers at Kemah Boardwalk a few years back so never felt the need. They were fine rides, and certainly feel less confining than the old Fireball loopers that had cages. To me, they still feel more claustrophobic than the former looping starship, or an inverted looper like Aero 360 at Kennywood. Next year will not be a Six Flags year for me, so I hope to catch up with this park after our cross-country RV trip in a few years. Peach out ATL.
  5. ^ I don't think i've ever seen Gwen without her severe eye makeup. I hardly recognized her! Looking great girl!
  6. Do they really have a Mondial Swinger at this fair? If so, I've been dying to ride one. What did you think of the ride? It really looks like such an impressive ride that is rarely seen here in the US.
  7. I had a feeling they were going to use that building near Goliath for a Haunt Maze. What remains to be seen is what use they get out of this building during the regular season. It has quite a few air conditioning units.
  8. The Mickey Mummy Macaron and the Spok-ey Cone Macaron were some of my favorite treats there, so yummy. I somehow got the Spok-ey Cone Macaron at Flo's V8 Cafe instead of from Cozy Cone, when I tried to order the Candy Corn Pudding Pie. I guess the cast members misunderstood me, but it was a delicious mistake. I wish I had gotten to try the peanut butter & jelly filled mummy cronut (at Schmoozies) but alas, my tummy was so full All of the holiday overlays were spectacular and well worth visiting Disneyland during Halloween to experience. Thanks for your report to help with my Disney addiction.
  9. Not of the construction walls specifically, I have tons of photos and I might post some later, but here's one for now!
  10. Hey all! Just got back from the Disneyland Resort yesterday. There are LOTS of scrims and construction walls around the resort, even downtown Disney is not immune. Of course the Matterhorn is still closed, and yes, they are doing some welding and track work as we noticed flashing lights and noises coming from the tunnels at night. The scrims cover up the queue side of the mountain. They also have the left side of the castle completely walled off aside from the poor little donut stand. About 1/4th of Adventureland is walled off to refurb the Tiki Room and build the new restaurant. There is one building on mainstreet covered with tarps as well. At DCA, they now have scrims traveling the entire walkway from Bugs Land entrance near the Pier until Cars Land. People were stopping to take photos near the Stark Industries logos. And the scrims are also near the other entrance to bugs land by Guardians. There were additional scrims in Pixar Pier around the carousel and where the new inside out ride will eventually be. And the Art of Animation building was also covered in construction tarps. I think there are more that I am missing. I will say that my GP boyfriend didn't really notice the scrims as much as me, and he said they didn't detract from the experience. I will say that there is a ton of construction happening there right now, but it's slow season so that's to be expected.
  11. Hotel Aventura looks amazing, and I can't believe it's considered one of their "value" properties. Floor to ceiling windows really look amazing. And for some reason, this hotel looks more expensive than it's sister hotels on property. Way to go Universal!
  12. Wow! I had no idea that "Fun Junction" got scooped up by the Fun Spot team! That's awesome! I hope they decide to put an awesome compact woodie here, just like they did at each park in Orlando.
  13. who? these freaks? Yes, those freaks! That's a great photo! Thanks for sharing
  14. Shout-outs to the guys whom I rode Twisted Cyclone with this AM (6/27/18) in the last car, I'm the guy in the glasses with spiky blond hair & I think I heard you mention Theme Park Review! Twisted Cyclone was amazing, this was my 6th time riding it and today I finally got a seat in the first car. I still prefer the back due to the first drop factor, but the front had some amazing ejector air on the wave turn and the turnaround drops which seemed somewhat stronger than the back. I don't think there's a bad seat on this ride. As far as the new construction zone near Goliath, I don't have any photos but they were bulldozing & chopping out old infrastructure today, including a ton of old cement & old piping/drainage. My guess/speculation based on the amount of space would be getting a Zamperla Disk-O since that's been a recent thing with Six Flags St. Louis.
  15. Yes, there was one of those Zyklon clones with Reitthoffer Shows, it had the new (terrible) trains. And every transition was so jarring it made me sick. But never lost my lunch on anything really.
  16. A slender area to build a whole new park in for sure, perhaps then we'll see a more vertically constructed park?
  17. I personally like the Skywarp Horizon, and it seems like it would be more economical than the other two models for sale. I can literally imagine a whole area of some theme park with all three models
  18. Wow, Thunder Run is getting another refurbishment, and it doesn't even seem like it's been that long since the last one. It was one of my favorite woodies even when it was rough. This park has been installing some great attractions, and now I think I need to go back.
  19. That must have been something . . . . a late night ride on TTD. I waited in line 2.5 hours for Maverick, as well as Millennium Force during Maverick's Opening Summer. Pretty Much all of the big name rides were posting 2 - 3 hour waits all day. I also got in line for Maverick right as the park was closing, so we were one of the last trains out of the station that night, and probably left the park around 1 AM. Maverick is amazing at night
  20. It's Been a While Folks, and I've been trying to use the 4 meter smoothing technique to produce some smoother & more realistic rides. So let me share with you some of my creations that I've been working on lately: Nitro Racer - A super smooth B&M Floorless Coaster with realistic G's and a Punch. [youtu_be] [/youtu_be] Furious Flight - another super smooth B&M creation, this time a launched wing ride. Top speed of 111 mph and over 15,000 ft of track. [youtu_be] [/youtu_be] Snow X Ice - a Mauer Skyloop coaster, featuring a 300 ft high skyloop, and numerous inversions. Also super smooth. [youtu_be] [/youtu_be] Totally Radical - A Vekoma Multi-Looper featuring 4 inversions, a top speed of 57 mph, and authentic layout, and yes it's also super smooth [youtu_be] [/youtu_be] Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!
  21. So the renderings show that the installations of this ride will be using tubular members instead of square ones. What do you guys think? Has ABC rides decided to change their design slightly for permanent installations? Or is this a copycat of ABC rides from an unnamed manufacturer? I personally prefer the square frame to the tubular one, as it seems to look more coherent overall (square ride, square frame, square parts).
  22. Looks like we locals to the park can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the teasers were just such, and the actual S&S free spin is going to Mexico. I'm excited to have my own RMC moments away from my house, and yes I'll be buying another season pass next year for sure! The blue track plays a nice homage to the original color scheme, and it's nice to see natural wood. We also get a unique element on our RMC, after the first drop. The outside inverted cobra roll looks really amazing. And that 90 degree banked airtime Hill is going to be rediculous! Way to go SFOG!
  23. After going to Disney in the spring, I was reminded why they're the best in the business, after visiting Six Flags a couple of times this year. The funniest thing that happened today was while we were waiting in line for the Dahlonega Mine Train. There was a promo video for the park's food playing in the queue line. My friend and I were laughing about the delicious looking healthy salads they were preparing in the video. Why? Because we had just looked around the entire park for that type of thing to eat! We haven't found a blackened chicken salad, over field greens, with dried cranberries, feta, and bacon bits at our Six Flags yet. The video said it was in our park though? What we did find was 5 burger places, and 7 places that served: hot dogs/corn dogs, fries/loaded fries, chicken fingers/boneless wings. You get the picture. I know everyone jokes about the food at SIx Flags, but the park is filled with people and all of the smaller stands are literally closed. Other restaurants (The Former Carrot Club) have been abandoned altogether and replaced with newer stands that have chicken fingers, corn dogs, and you guessed it (stale pretzels). We literally watched someone take one bite of their pretzel, say "this is stale," and march themselves back to the stand to get their money back. Some days I wish i could just take over the food division. There are plenty of delicious, and EASY things parks can have practically ANYONE make. At Kennywood, they were dipping, and hand rolling ice cream cones in chocolate, nuts, or sprinkles. It was delicious, and the visual stimulation of the food being made right there was enough advertisement to sell it to anyone walking by. It also wasn't hard to make! At Six flags, you order at a window, someone goes off into another room, and comes back with your microwaved food. See the difference? Ride improvements, new rides and maintenance need to be a constant thing, but if Six Flags really wanted to make money again they'd think more about the food.
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