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  1. I kind of remember reading in a West Coast Bash update a few years ago that SFMM said a drop tower is being considered in their 5 year plan. If that's true, I think a drop tower is pretty likely.
  2. Well, I had an idea that could get the parks feet wet before we just add a big coaster. I was trying to take into consideration that less people could be attending SFA right now, based on the economy. If things are worst in 2012, they may not get the return on it that they were expecting. Of course their expectations on money return for such an investment should be spread over a longer period of time, give or take the condition of our economy. But check out this next idea I have. Now here is where I get back to an old idea. I still think it would be a cheaper investment in this economy to remove Tower of Doom and install a Drop Zone Tower in Gotham City. Yea the park could use another monster to top Superman, but wouldn't a new drop tower get SFA's feet wet before we add another rolling monster? Again, it's only a suggestion for a 2013 attraction. They could just fill Tower of Doom's old spot with a few flat rides while the new monster tower is in Gotham City. The flats, would be family oriented so that nobody gets neglected. So you're suggesting that SFA take out their drop tower so they can build a different drop tower? I don't understand why SFA would waste their money on that. Their current drop tower is perfectly fine, there is no reason to build a new one. What the park does need is a new coaster, and there is no reason to wait any longer.
  3. So this means if you get there too late in the day and they run out of tickets, you can't ride? It's nice that the system reduces lines, but it would be a bummer if you didn't know this system was going on and there was no way to ride because of it.
  4. ^They charge by height because height determines how many rides you can ride. Most parks start charging the adult price at 48" because that is the height where you can ride most coasters. People under 48" are charged less because they can't ride as many of the rides.
  5. It's good for what it is. I think the fireworks in the last scene look really cool and I like the music, but I didn't really get the story. I guess I'm just not a Disney person.
  6. Does anyone know what I should expect the lines to be like at this park on a sunday in June or July? I know this park is known for not being very crowded, but I went a few years ago on a weekday and most rides were walk-on, but a few rides had hour lines due to horrible operations. I'm considering a trip, but I'm not sure if a weekend visit is the best idea. Thanks for the help.
  7. I've seen very well-run Flash Pass systems, and very poorly run Flash Pass systems (SFA isn't the only one that sometimes has issues). I can see why some people would be happy to not have Texas Giant on Flash Pass, but overall SFOT seemed to do a good job with the system on my visit, and I don't think it will affect the normal wait very much. And if the Flash Pass people didn't have Flash Passes, they would just be in the normal line, making the line longer. Either way, you're waiting about the same amount of time. I can see why Gold and Platinum Flash Passes upset people, but they are so expensive. How many people really pay $90+ for a Platinum Pass?
  8. I wanted to let everyone know that Amusement Park Authority has been granted an interview with Ed Hart, the redeveloper of Kentucky Kingdom. If you have a question for Ed Hart that you would like us to ask in the interview, you can click the link below and post your questions there. You can submit your questions until Monday, March 14. The interview will take place soon after and we will post the answers to your questions soon after. Submit your questions here: http://amusementparkauthority.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18634
  9. So this ride has the same height requirement as a futuew kiddie coaster at SFMM? Love this ride! It looks vey cool!
  10. He said on the previous page that he's taking a break from the park to focus on school and the next update will be posted on November 1.
  11. I was at the park today and talked to the Operator of Washout. He said the ride would close in a week because they needed to send some parts off to get refurbished and he said the queue would get shade and the ride would be repainted over the offseason.
  12. Just out of curiosity, how did you get to the top of the track on Afterburn?
  13. It said Weber will become the COO so hopefully he will manage the theme park side and Anderson can handle the business side.
  14. You posted an update with comfortorable temporatures in Charleston on one of the hottest days of the year here! Anyway, this is a great park! I really enjoy your updates.
  15. Just pay it off and don't charge it if you can't pay it off and it will be a great deal...
  16. For now, just vote and email that you are interested. At a later time Robb will post registration for the actual event. Your TPR membership and a payment for the event is all you need to attend.
  17. What is B&M rattle???? It's kind of a mild case of the shaking felt on wooden coasters. Hulk is still very smooth, it just has a little bit of shaking smilar to that felt on a wooden coaster.
  18. Most lines shouldn't be outrageous, probably not much more than hour in the worst rides. If you are riding by yourself, it's probably best to get the Express Pass just to avoid complete boredom in lines. Dueling Dragons rarely gets a signifigant line, Hulk's line can usually be avoided with Single Rider line. The water rides are kind of hit or miss based on when you get in line. ROTM has very high capacity, I waited through its entire queue (which is ridiculously long) and only waited 1 hour. ROTM has a singly rider line, but if it is out of the building, the regular queue will probably be quicker. If you are just looking to get the major attractions, you should be able to do both parks in 1 day. If you want to enjoy the park experience and get on most of the rides, you probably want 2 days. If it were me, I would probably take 1 day and use Express Pass and Single Rider lines.
  19. ??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_America-Santa_Clara_Station http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_America_%28VTA%29 Thing is, they are spending hundreds of millions on a stadium, so infrastructure improvements should logically occur at the same time. The stadium owners can't just expect to plonk it down without thinking of these things. Furthermore, I think my original point still stands...It would be significantly cheaper to upgrade the two train adjacent stations with extra platforms to deal with game day crowds etc, and perhaps even go for even more capacity with a bus station similar in format to the ones at Suncorp Stadium and the Brisbane Cricket Ground, then it would be to try and build huge multideck car parks (That would suck anyway due to traffic congestion when everyone tries to leave at the end of the game) I mean, fair enough, other stadiums might have been built around the notion of providing acres of car parking, but if it's a new stadium, a with an amusement park next door to worry about, and a virtual clean slate then why would you do things the "wrong way" ? I see what you're saying and it does sound like a logical idea, but I just don't think it would work. People in America with the exception of some people in large cities (ex. New York City) drive cars everywhere. I just can't see the majority of people taking mass transit unless it was required. I don't know much about that mass transit system you were referring to, but that probably isn't equipped for 70,000 people to ride either.
  20. Well if this is the case, it would be kind of funny because the park is sponsored by gum...
  21. The midwest bash would be at Six Flags Great America, not Cedar Point.
  22. That's not even close to the same thing. CGA will have all of the traffic issues and the stadium built in their parking lot. People attending Ravens games don't park in SFA's parking lot.
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