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MayTheGForceBeWithYou

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  1. ^If a slightly toned down RMC is enough to ruin your trip to Nagashima (or Japan at large), you're there for all the wrong reasons.
  2. 1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3. Dodonpa, Eejanaika, Twisted Colossus 2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018? 10-ish 3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite? Tokyo DisneySea, because it's almost impossible to have a bad day there. 4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)? Steel Vengeance, no question. 5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018? HangTime. Not hard to top Boomerang, but it was even better than I was expecting. 6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018? Italian herb and tomato popcorn at Tokyo DisneySea. 7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson? HangTime. 8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019. To be honest, no idea on this one. 9. Best ride themed to a bird? By ride layout, Raptor (CP). By theming, Fenix. 10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018? Flying Fish, DisneySea (didn't get the credit last year, and I was feeling sad and pathetic). 11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride) Der Schwur des Kärnan. 12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to? 白鯨 (Hakugei AKA Whale Coaster), Nagashima Spaland 13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind. Elitch Gardens. 14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose... Space Mountain in the back seat. 15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme? Winterfest, I guess. 16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion? Wicker Man. 17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently? Magic Mountain (fall 2017) 18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one. Intamin. 19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one. Dominion for I305. 20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018? 90 minutes (standby for Dodonpa). 21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other? Probably Space Mountain at Disneyland (used to go as a kid all the time when lines were walk ons). 22. Best drop tower under 150 feet? Haunted Mine Drop, Glenwood Caverns. Wish more parks could do underground stuff like that. 23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more) Maverick (current #2). 24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one. Log flumes. 25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides? 1. Not really going to it. 2. Not really going to it. 3. Not really going to it. 26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why? Knott's Berry Farm. Especially with recent management, love that it's retained a good chunk of its original history and continues to follow that pattern. 27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit. 1. It's in Denver 2. It's probably closing soon (Elitch Gardens, but even I haven't been there in a few years). 28. Launch or Lift? Launch. 29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018? Yep (Fuji-Q, Cedar Point, Knott's). 30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster? Psyclone, Magic Mountain. 31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult? Like any fandom, most people in it are generally pretty cool about it, and there there are the freaks that become the stereotypical image of [insert fandom here] and make it awkward for the casual fans. 32. Best Batman themed ride? The B:TR clones. Sure they're clones, but they're still great. 33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you. Attraction merchandise (if the design is good: wanted Steel Vengeance stuff, but it all looked like it was designed by an edgy 15 year old). 34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you) GhostRider, I guess. I need to get to El Toro at some point to remedy this. 35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something? Most recent was hail, which is not pleasant at all. 36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case. I think they're a little more like Larson Loops than coasters, but I could understand if someone wanted to count one. 37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss? Nah. 38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode? Silver Bullet, Knott's Berry Farm 39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose? Churros. 40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!) Don't have any from 2018, sadly.
  3. This story reeks of someone desperately trying to get followers on Twitter. Especially when the reports state there was hydraulic fluid everywhere, which wouldn't be possible unless Disney was running the pumps... The details are all extremely bizarre and (as you're pointing out) really don't seem to add up, which is why I'm fine with using "something out of the Onion" as a descriptor of the whole thing. Even if it ends up being an extreme overreaction or a publicity stunt, a story about that would arguably be just as interesting as...well, an actual animatronic heist. But back to the main topic, that concert lineup is looking pretty good.
  4. Meanwhile, in a story that sounds like something out of the Onion, someone was apparently able to sneak into the Wonders of Life pavilion and get away with the Buzzy figure from Cranium Command...how does that even happen?
  5. I kind of liked the location, but given the current constraints and lineup, I wouldn't mind a move if it means fewer coding restrictions and being able to add rides that aren't just off-the-shelf models for once (maybe rebuild Twister without neutering the helix?).
  6. Burrito. Horizons or Journey into Imagination?
  7. Cedar Fair: Steel Vengeance (current #1) Six Flags: X2, I guess Disney: Space Mountain (WDW, back seat) SeaWorld: Kumba Universal: Flying Dinosaur Independent: Kawasemi
  8. Well, nice to see at least one park acknowledging the (much better) animated version... On a serious note, this looks absolutely incredible, and cannot wait to get back out to Tokyo for it (well, there are lots of reasons to go, but this definitely seems like one of them)!
  9. GeForce Journey to the Center of the Earth or Mystic Manor?
  10. Those seats and restraints kind of remind me of Dodonpa 1.0's a bit. Interesting to see them on a multi-looping coaster given Dodonpa had to get OTSRs for its new loop... Also, that Whitewater Fusion incline bowl/loop looks awesome.
  11. Standard format for Japanese timetables. The numbers in the blue represent hours (Japan uses a 24 hour system, so PM times will use numbers past 12), while the white box represents the respective hours' minutes. By reading a row with a given hour on it, you can see at what times a train would arrive or depart in that hour. The 33, 46, and 59 next to the 6 indicate arrival times of 6:33, 6:46, and 6:59 respectively. The 23 indicates 11PM, so reading across would give us arrival times of 11:06, 11:19, and 11:32. Since monorails run fairly constantly between 7AM and 11PM, there's no real need to list specific times for that period.
  12. Царская Горка, Горького (Tsar Hill, Gorky Park) Soaring Eagle Daring Drop
  13. The more this takes shape, the more excited I get about it. Absolutely need to get back out there once this is complete!
  14. Awesome to see some official announcements out of this! Layout looks pretty great. Also for anyone interested, it says the official name (in Japanese) will be Hakugei, and that they chose the name because the sheer size of the structure made them think of a big white whale. I kind of like the ring of the Japanese name better, hopefully they don't translate it out of any English signage or publications.
  15. And in one single line you've sold every future TPR Japan trip. Comparing the stories and expectations of years past to what we've seen in the last year or so, it definitely seems like things have gotten way better from the "Dodonpa is literally the only reason to visit" years. Hearing Fuji-Q going the extra step for customer service while having Universal turn it into a logistical nightmare would have sounded like something out of the Twilight Zone before all this.
  16. On one hand, this was one of the few shows I would actually take my time to watch because it was that good...on the other, I'll definitely give the new version the benefit of the doubt instead of just jumping on the hate train from the get go.
  17. Love that they kept a rendition of the original theme on the lift. I was kind of worried the original soundtrack was going to get scrapped completely. Also, kind of getting a Rock n' Roller Coaster vibe with the visuals on the ride...maybe it's the cutouts.
  18. Thought those blue tarps were track at first glance...still exciting to see some good progress!
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