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  1. I also wonder how Busch down the road feels about this, and they removed a coaster and not getting anything new this year. I hope they plan something major next year to compete!


    It probably won't affect them too much since they are more of a different style park, but they will probably lose a lot of the coaster enthusiasts this year. (even though that's not a huge loss). I have the choice between King's Dominion and Busch Gardens this summer, and I know where I'm going!

  2. Robb rode around 50 times today in different areas on the train and says he didn't even notice the headbanging. So I'm guessing that it's the kind of ride that throws you around a bit, but not actually into the restraint.


    Now, this could obviously change based on your height and build and how you fit in the restraint, but for Robb it wasn't a problem.


    About how tall is Robb?

  3. The S turns look brutal. The intensity reminds me of Ravine Flyer II because I had a hard time keeping my composure during the commercial shoot. Atleast the MF has capacity over this ride though. The trains seem to be only 5 cars in length and I'm guessing only 2 will be operating normally.


    They only have 2 trains for the ride. I don't know how many cars they actually have, but RCDB says 8 cars per train.

  4. ^ Oh yeah, I was on here during that part and want paying very close attention.

    Now that I re-watched it I think it's very cool that an employee would do that. Most of the time the workers are just kids who need money so I think it's very cool that he cares about the park that much and that he designs something specifically for it. If only at the end Joel told him he would build it.


    I thought that Joel would at least tell him he could meet with someone from the company who works on attraction design. Joel seemed impressed when he saw the design.

  5. I just watched the show. It was pretty good, and they sure did make Herschend look good.


    I almost died when that guy pulled out his laptop with RCT3 though. lol


    I didn't catch that! Who was playing?

    I also thought it was a very good show and I hope that he can use the experience to help all of the employees not just the ones he worked with.


    Remember that guy at Silver Dollar City who scanned tickets and worked with strollers? When they had a break he talked about how he wanted to be CEO and pulled a laptop out of his L O C K E R with a RCT3 design of a coaster he wanted Herschend to build.

  6. Here is another sweet idea I had in mind. They could do the same thing they did for the (Devils Flight) on Final Destination 3 and Flight of Fear. On Final Destination 3, they only let the next group of people to fill up the train in the station, rather than letting a dump load of people just fill up the row lines. Just letting 32 people in the station to fill up the train would keep things flowing evenly on busy days like Saturday and Sundays.


    I think they should do that at every ride. I don't know if they still do this, but at SFFT on Superman: Krypton Coaster they had additional lines set up for the front and back, or you could be assigned a seat in a middle row if you didn't want to wait the extra time. This is a great system since it also makes sure every seat is filled.

  7. Good answer (Nitro). I figured the same thing when I first saw Two-Face. One thing that needs to be improved is security at the rides. I miss the days when they sat up in the chairs inside the ride stations. This cut back on line jumping, which is something I see at the park too much. Instead security just walks around the park all day. They need more security to stay at the rides and make sure everything is followed according to park standards.


    The security issue is a problem at every Six Flags park I've been to. Even when they catch people, they just send them to the end of the line, and they cut again. They need to stand by their policy of ejecting people from the park.

  8. People still don't understand how this can work. Apollo could get the company the same way that (Dan Snyder) did against (Kieran Burke). If they offer stock holders enough money, and a better plan than what the current management is doing, then they will sell. In my opinion the company is still up for grabs if you like at it that way. Originally (Stark Investments) plan did not include the current corporate management staying, but they decided to change it. But that's another conversation altogether, so I won't get into it.


    Back on topic. I think they could have made it's own little section. I would have rather them ran a complete loop for the park and install it in a new area. Again, how does Thomas The Tank Engine fit in with Gotham City??? Same thing with Two-Face. I don't understand why they put it over in South West Territory when it should have been in Gotham City.


    So many parks would close though if the merged happened, and there would be little competition in the industry. Cedar Fair has their debt issues as well...


    I agree that Two Face would have matched the theme better in Gotham City and should have been placed there, but I think their mindset at the time was a putting a coaster in a spot that was kind of a dead spot in the park.

  9. How in God's name do they expect to turn SFA... the current crap hole of the company... into the "best" by the end of the year?


    I wouldn't say the park is a complete crap hole. It has it's good and bad's. Best thing that would be good for this place is rehabbing a lot of our thrill roller coasters. I won't get into a whole conversation about that.


    But what we all need to be looking at is the possible merge, as discussed before in this thread. The vote for Apollo's buy out for Cedar Fair is coming up in a week. If they get the company, is there next step to merge Cedar with Six Flags? In the last conference call, Mark Shapiro did say some good things to keep people interested in Six Flags Park's future, but to really make the parks a true fun filled experience you need money, that the company does not have. All they have been doing is ride revamps. I'm still waiting for them to Put (Jokers Jinx) and (Poltergeist) in indoor buildings and give them better themes, but it hasn't been mentioned. You could do so much with those rides inside, rather than trying add theme to an outdoor ride like Medusa and Superman.


    Six Flags needs a partner to help them out with that kind of stuff.


    First off, If Six Flags merged with Cedar Fair, SFA would more than likely close. They are too close to King's Dominion and KD is the better park.


    I don't think Poltergeist or Joker's Jinx should be enclosed. They are fine as they are, and if Six Flags wanted to add theming, there are cheaper alternatives, which Six Flags has not persued.

  10. I agree with (KDCoatserfan). As Six Flags continues to lose attractions and replace them with nothing, Kings Dominion continues to get better and better every year. As for 2011, those plans could change if the merge happens between Six Flags Inc and Cedar Fair, as we were discussing in the (Six Flags Bankruptcy) thread. The vote for a buy out of Apollo management is coming up next week on April 8th. If Creditors vote and Apollo gets Cedar Fair, they probably will merge sometime before the 2010 season is done. So plans for 2011 could change if this happens.


    But back on topic. Thomas Town was put in between Superman and Joker's Jinx. I plan on going to the park next weekend, but I can imagine how much noise that people are going to hear from Joker going through its cycle. Could they have picked another location to install the new theme area??? Not only that but it doesn't match the theme of Gotham City. That land could have easily been used for some flat rides and possibly a new coaster by itself.


    Any thoughts?


    Six Flags merging with Cedar Fair was just a complete rumor, and it was confirmed false by Mark Shapiro himself. I don't know why Six Flags would agree to do such a thing anyway.


    I think that the given location is actually a pretty good place for Thomas Town since it is right in the center of 3 major coasters. It will give younger kids something to do close to where the big coasters are that the teens are riding. Then the family can stay close together and do most of the park together.

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