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  1. On the 2nd day of Christmas, #KD40 gave to me: A 40th Celebration Collector Pin Trading Program! Be a part of the celebration by collecting all of the 40th Celebration pins! The commemorative pins will be released on select dates throughout the year for you to collect, trade and enjoy! What pin designs would you like to see?

     

    I'm pretty excited about the park selling pins. It's about time more Cedar Fair parks jumped on the pin trading bandwagon.

     

    - Holding out for new flats and Christmas event next year in the coming announcement.

  2. ^ yeah that's starting to make me upset as it's happening more this year than in the past...what really made me mad recently is that on more than one occasion this week, people have said "Merry Xmas" out loud to me which sounds terrible and they won't say Christmas.

     

    "X"mas actually does mean Christmas. "X" is (I believe) the Roman symbol for Christ. That's why you see that PX symbol on a lot of religious imagery.

     

    Something that really bugs me is people starting Christmas celebration before Thanksgiving. I hate seeing Christmas decorations before it's Halloween and I actually went out of my way to avoid Christmas music until Black Friday this year.

  3. Something I've been wondering lately. Where is the park's PR firm in all this? Normally most companies will pull out some press release putting the company in a positive light. So far, I've only seen one press release that was put out to SWO employees shortly after the movie was announced. Even Six Flags went out of their way to post a few press statements after the Texas Giant incident. Is Sea World waiting for the documentary hype to blow over before releasing anything or is there something going on behind the scenes that we're not aware of?

  4. Fiesta Texas planned to build a Giovanola drve machine over the cliff face in the early 2000s. The plan actually went far enough that they began construction by blasting off small segments of the cliff face. The plans fell through and the coaster moved to Dallas where it became Titan.

     

    - Fiesta Texas would be a great candidate for a dive machine/eurofighter off the side of the cliff.

  5. This seems like a perfect opportunity to expand on the Bud & BBQ concept to a full on Food & Wine festival-type event with the live music as a side offering. The park could hire local BBQ joints to serve up samplings of their popular dishes and local breweries can serve up the drinks. There will be less emphasis on live music - any bands that choose to stay can do so.

     

    Not only would this be a good way to bring people to the parks despite the controversy, it would also be great advertising for local restaurants and breweries.

     

    Food and Wine was a big hit in Williamsburg. Might as well expand it to other parks.

  6. In case you didn't know

     

    - Six Flags Great Adventure is the largest regional theme park in the world in terms of amount of land owned. If you look at the original plans, the park was supposed to be a full-on destination resort with multiple parks and shopping areas. The plans were downsized to the current park we see now.

    - The park was originally planned to receive a Tatsu-style flyer, but the water table underneath the proposed site wouldn't allow for deep supports.

    - One of the main reasons the park builds on the parking lot/site of former rides is because the township doesn't like the park removing trees. The park had to fight to make exceptions to the rule (Nitro). This actually may be one of the reasons Rolling Thunder and GASM were removed.

    - Both Great American Scream Machines were built as the tallest fastest roller coaster in the world.

  7. If the park really does consider a new dark ride, I hear the old Kingdom of Dinosaurs building is still unused. If they can gut out the entire interior, another full sized dark ride can fit in that spot. No need to continue removing rides.

     

    Windseeker spot can fit something else. I hear the park had some murals/models sitting around that were removed when Silver Bullet was built. Maybe bring those back in a new sitting/relaxation area.

     

    - Or better yet. Parachute Jump: the Sequel

  8. ^ I hope the control system isn't on the internet, I would hate to think what would happen if a virus got on the control system and screwed everything up.

     

    Another cool fact.

    Actually the ride is connected to the internet. It's the main way Zierer can monitor the ride. If there's a major problem with the ride, Zierer can diagnose it all the way from Germany without having to travel here.

     

    - Technology is pretty amazing sometimes.

  9. I'm really shocked, as those are the 3 albums that had the "big" hits on them.

     

    seriously, you could not go into Sound Warehouse, or Cactus Records in Houston, Texas and not see these particular album displays *everywhere*

     

    Robb probably doesn't have that kind of taste in music. The local rock/classic rock station around here plays a ton of Heart.

     

    Losing a few concert acts doesn't seem like a huge hit to Sea World. And even with this apparent controversy, the parks still get publicity.

  10. Bump. With the Christmas season in full swing, why not bring this thread back from the dead?

     

    2013

    x1 Six Flags Great America map

    x1 Six Flags St. Louis map

    x1 Six Flags Over Texas map

    x7 Busch Gardens Williamsburg brochure

    x4 La Ronde brochure

    x1 Cedar Point map

    x1 Camelbeach brochure

    x1 Knoebel's brochure

    x1 Knoebel's map

    x2 Hersheypark map

    x6 Hersheypark brochure

    x4 Great Escape brochure

    x1 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival map

    x5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg map (regular season)

    x3 BGW Howl O Scream map

    x5 BGW Christmas Town map

    x1 Sea World San Antonio map

    x1 Kennywood map

    x1 Waldameer map

     

    2012

    x3 Cedar Point brochure

    x5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg brochure

    x2 Splish Splash Long Island brochure

    x1 Six Flags Great America map

    x1 KIngs Dominion map

    x6 Busch Gardens Williamsburg map

    x2 BGW summer map

    x2 Busch Gardens Tampa map

    x1 LEGOLAND Billund brochure (make me an offer)

     

    2011

    x6 Busch Gardens Williamsburg brochure

    x2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg map (summer)

     

    2009

    x1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg brochure (make me an offer)

     

    You know the drill. PM me if you're interested in anything. I have a few random BGW press releases around if you're interested in that stuff too.

     

    Stuff I'm looking for

    Anything LEGOLAND Malaysia

    2013 California's Great America brochure/map

    2012 Thorpe Park brochure/map

    Anything I don't have

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