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  1. Came to the park today (Sunday MDW) with my friend who is headed to Army training this week. He's from NYC so this was his first time--he loved it, and it helped that he got in free today with his military ID. Super light crowds with the rain, but many of the coasters were still running! We had such a fun ride on Magnum in the rain, and the tunnel effects were great to see working. I really feel like the park is cleaned up a ton this year. They really seem to be catering to EVERYBODY and wanting to provide the best day experience no matter what. Thunder Alley was cool. Frontier Town has been revived. The employees were all super lively and friendly. Oh, and for the record, after riding all the coasters except dragster (which is weird because he was afraid to ride it even though his first coaster ever was Kingda Ka), his top three were 1)SV 2)Gatekeeper 3)Magnum
  2. Having worked MF, I must admit that the operator controls around FL are pretty weak. Additionally, all of us had different methods with fast lane and how to dump that group into the real line. My strategy was to "zipper" people in and stay as close to a zero discrepancy as possible so that the Fast Lane line was almost close to empty--the strategy was pretty much the same as getting on to a busy highway. I also noticed that, surprisingly and more often than not, MF had a short line. Only during a "sweet spot" did Fast Lane make a real difference. Otherwise, people were mad they spent their money if the park was empty OR they would be mad they would have to wait in Fast Lane for 30 minutes.
  3. I don't know if I actually feel the way I do about what I'm about to say, but I get really excited about the improvements to the park outside of the main event. I'm looking forward to this announcement.
  4. First time I ever thought I would legitimately puke on a coaster was also Firehawk at KI this year. It was a hot day and we were tired. Took a break from rides for about two hours before closing out the night on Mystic Timbers and Diamondback but before that, every step I took I thought I was going to vom.
  5. On the real though does Knotts have Xlerator driers as opposed to Dyson airblades (version 1 or 2)?
  6. I was at CP by Saturday and the rain actually cleared a ton of people out by the end of the night. Millennium barely had a line for the last 30 minutes of operation. Shows how much those wait times mean.
  7. Looks pretty nutty. Crazy to think that a park like Cedar Point can continue to introduce coasters that people can go and ride and come off saying "this one is my favorite." When people ask me what the best ride at Cedar Point is, I already have a hard enough time figuring out what to tell them. As far as a name goes, I see this as a candidate to be named "Renegade". Fits in to the teasers. Although I'm not sure how the corporation would feel doubling down on that name.
  8. Whoever is designing the merchandise that CP has been dishing out recently has been doing a fabulous job. Where at some parks I visit I have trouble finding something I would even consider wearing, CP has me struggling to not buy everything.
  9. Cedar Point because I work there. Realistically I want to go to Kentucky Kingdom for me next "new" park and stop by KI and HW while I'm down there. Even more realistically I'll probably go to Waldameer.
  10. You also can grab the Maverick ornament at the end of the ride in its gift shop.
  11. Ya hate to see it. I can't wait to get out of the US someday to see with my own eyes just how different other parks are in regards to "guest safety". I get it though...you really got to cover your tracks if you don't want to lose a lot of money. Take any measures necessary just to keep people happy and coming back. Us on here, we know it all to well...roller coasters aren't dangerous but everybody thinks that they are and it hurts to hear others say it.
  12. Looks nuts. Pardon my ignorance but is this project feasible? How likely will we see this completed in full?
  13. Waited 2.5 hours for a "70-90minute" wait yesterday. Didn't even get to see what was in the shed--the video occurred right before and after we left the brake run. I'm pretty disappointed that it was just a video, but it could have been cool but I guess I wouldn't know. Fast lane was kept at 0, which might explain why we waited in the regular line for 2+ hours.
  14. I feel like every 20 or so pages this discussion pops up. I'd like to add to my contributions to last time. In addition to TGIFridays and Famous Dave's, I have to mention cheese on a stick. Delicious. They chips they sell though are kinda trash, IMO. I don't think you can get away with only getting a cheese on a stick without getting a "meal".
  15. ^Hahaha Real talk though I don't really ever remember seeing recycling bins around the park. Fresh bins? I can get down with that.
  16. *steps forward* The new website is looking nice. *backs away*
  17. Sounds about right. The buffet was always too expensive too, IMO. Another wildcard that I frequent and is in convenient access to the park is TGI Fridays in the Hotel Breakers. While it is a little expensive, it too is in a nice location and is a nice break from all the action in the park.
  18. Shed is just going to be a giant money machine that blows around two dollar bills. And you have to try to grab the floating Jeffersons while keeping your arms inside the train at all times.
  19. I went by Breakers Express and Sports Force Park the other day; both places look very nice. I'm not sure how close Sports Force Park is to being completed, but after driving by it, it looks like teams could take the field at any moment. Also, the website appears to show up-to-date pictures of the complex and it looks nearly complete to me.
  20. Just kind of dreaming here, but if Wicked Twister was removed and that aquatics stadium was removed, we'd have ourselves a nice little plot of land on the beach there without having to build further out. That area is pretty dead as is. But I also like Wicked Twister so I can't tell if I would want the above to come true.
  21. My friends and I went in August 2015. I love the place. It feels like a time machine almost. Did they still have that whole kiddie section up and running? That thing is frozen in time. When I was there the horse riding had the longest line in the whole park. A few other questions: Did you check out mini-golf? Was the tunnel on Blue Streak fully enclosed? When I was there last year they were filling in new wood framing.
  22. Great improvement! As a few others have been saying, I think that Rougarou is a much better ride than Mantis. Whereas before my friends and I would always stay silent when walking by Mantis, now on our way to Millennium Force somebody always speaks up: "Rougarou?" Something about this makes me feel wrong inside all of a sudden though. I really need to get this off my chest. I wish my parents didn't name me Will because it is already a commonly used helping verb and so many other people on this planet are named Will. It really affects me as a person and I just wanted to tell you all because you might be the only people who would show me some support. Of course I'm kidding. And yeah, I think Patriot is a dope name for anything.
  23. Has phase two of Sports Force Parks been announced prior to today? That looks interesting. A nice new metroparks area with bike trails. Better yet, I can still play mini-golf at Sports Force Park! I think all of these decisions are great. CP is focusing more on becoming a resort destination. Honestly I wouldn't even be mad if CP just did a complete overhaul to park experience and make everything that already exists grander. Whether it be from fixing the arcade to cleaning up the bathrooms to enhancing work experience for employees. I love CP and it is an amazing place, but I don't feel that everything has come together. Sometimes were are so hungry for a big new attraction that we forget about the things that we complain about when we are at the park. Question: How much land does CP own outside of the peninsula?
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