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AlanW

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  1. Indiana Beach - Air Crow (Larson). I remember these being pretty easy to snap (especially for a Larson)... maybe due to catching some nice breezes by the water. These were sadly closed for the day when I visited the park in 2020, but the operator could have cared less about snapping on my prior visit around 2015 or so. Not sure how they are about it these days....
  2. We were at the park a couple of weeks ago on a weekday and the sky ride was closed that day as well. Before our visit, I had read some reports saying that the sky ride has not run all season. I ran into a maintenance worker in the park and asked if it has run this year, but he said "only for testing". He said that due to covid-19, the park just found it too difficult (or too much of a nuisance) to find a way to close the ride periodically to offload everyone, clean all the chairs and reopen it again. Its a real shame because that is a GREAT skyride!
  3. Just to report back on my own questions after visiting the park on 2/23 in case this info could be helpful to others. Twisted Colossus IS now unlimited reservations on all levels of the flash pass which is great!! WCR, Full Throttle and X2 were all single use only. There was a discount of $5.00 per person for the flash pass with our lowly gold membership. Not sure if there are additional discounts with the upper membership tiers. We went with the gold flashpass, so the current price was $75 ($80 minus the discount) per person. Although the park was only moderately busy on the Sunday that we visited, it would have been awful without the flash pass due to many 1 train ops... Full Throttle, Tatsu and Apocalypse would have been especially brutal. I hated waiting for the train to go around several times just in the station, so I can't imagine the regular queue. This was my first visit to the park since 2003 or 2004 (!) so I was nervous about picking up all 5 coasters that I needed. However, I was pleasantly surprised that they were all up and running during this off-season time of year. In fact, I believe Superman was the only coaster closed all day. -Alan
  4. Does anyone happen to have current information on the Flash Pass and available rides at SFMM? The official website is outdated as it does not include West Coast Racers. Also, it still shows that Twisted Colossus is one time only (I have seen a few recent reports where folks have said it is now unlimited). So I guess I just want to confirm the following: 1. Is Twisted Colossus indeed now unlimited reservations on ALL levels of the flash pass? 2. Is West Coast Racers one time only, and only for Gold and Platinum levels of the flash pass? 3. Other than WCR, are there any restrictions on the regular version of the flash pass? The most recent info on the SFMM site seems to indicate that all other rides are included but just want to make sure! 4. Is there any discount for any levels of the flash pass for members or season passholders? Thanks in advance for any info! -Alan
  5. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2570910/Amy-Wolfe-has-fallen-in-love-with-fairground-ride.html
  6. I love flat rides too but damn! Is anyone familiar with this story from Knoebels??? http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2570910/Amy-Wolfe-has-fallen-in-love-with-fairground-ride.html AMY Wolfe is in the midst of a rollercoaster relationship — after falling in love with a FAIRGROUND ride. Madcap Amy, 33, has been besotted with an 80ft high Gondola ride since she was a teenager and now plans to MARRY it. Amy rides the machine 300 times a year and even gazes at a picture of it while in bed. American Amy — who has never had a boyfriend — suffers from a rare condition called 'objectum sexuality' where people develop attractions to objects. She says she will marry the ride called 1001 Nachts and change her surname to Weber, the name of the ride's manufacturer. She said: "I know people think it's weird but I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we'll be together forever." Amy first fell in love with 1001 — based in an amusement park 80 miles from her home — when she was just 13. Amy, from Pennsylvania, said: "I was instantly attracted to him sexually and mentally. "I wasn't freaked out as it just felt so natural but I didn't tell anyone about it because I knew it wasn't 'normal' to have feelings for a fairground ride. "While all my friends were going through their teens having crushes on boys, I was still thinking about 1001." The unemployed church organist rides 1001 up to 30 times each time she visits. Staff even allow her to go on 1001 after the theme park closes. Amy said: "I tell him how much I've missed him and what I've been up to since my last visit. And I kiss the bits I can reach. The staff are really understanding." Incredibly Amy says she has great sex life with 1001. A picture of 1001 adorns her bedroom ceiling and she says: "I use photos of 1001 to help me in private. "We could never have sex where he lives because it's public and it would be indecent." Amy added: "1001 makes me happier than any human ever could."
  7. El Rescate de Ulises is the boat ride that was closed during our visit. We were sad to have missed this as it looked like a fun/quirky ride. I wonder if this is permanently closed? I believe there are a few images of this ride in the photos of TPR's trip to this park.
  8. It looks like Nessie's second drop with some remote control boats in the background. I guess these were accessed by the walkway that runs across the water below and next to the coaster. That IS a pretty lame shot to include in a brochure.
  9. Great trip report! We visited Terra Mitica on a weekday in early June and the park was pretty much as you described which is virtually empty. As a matter of fact, we had to wait a good amount of time for Inferno - not because of the queue but because we needed two other people to show up!! Although we enjoyed the low crowds, it is hard to imagine if this place will make it. The theming here is absolutely incredible, and Terra Mitica was our favorite park in Spain (we visited Port Aventura, Parque de Attraciones Madrid, Isla Magica, Tivoli World and Tibidabo). Was the SLC still down for your visit to the park? It was completely roped off when we were there. Also, one of the major water/dark rides was closed but the name escapes me.... we were pretty disappointed about that. The Labryinth of the Minotaur is an incredible dark ride and the best example of an interactive darkride out there. We just couldn't get enough of that. When I first heard it was "interactive", I was disappointed but blown away after riding it. By the way, it was hot as hell when we were there - it must always be like that in Benidorm during the summer? The park doesn't have much shade which is the only thing - there were a few times when I thought I might just burst into flames!
  10. Thank you for posting this! It was great to look back at older photos of the park, especially at some of the attractions that are no longer in the park (Glissade, Monster, etc.). I guess that Turvey Manor and the Catapult in Hastings had already been removed in 1984. The Italy flatrides have been there forever, they really could use something new over there!
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