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  • Birthday 03/09/1990

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  1. Does KD have a haunt this year? Their park website is showing that they are closed after Labor Day this year. I can't believe they wouldn't do it here but it's odd that almost every other park has their hours for the whole year on lock and they don't. I definitely hope it's a glitch on the website rather than an early close to the season....
  2. While FunTV does endorse meal plans and platinum passes, I really actually think it's done tastefully. You aren't getting slapped in the faces with the advertisements and I see nothing wrong with self promotion. I don't see it in a way like Six Flags who will promote almost anything to make a buck. After working at the park this season and being next to a FunTV for many hours already, it really is a majority of trivia, fun facts and music videos, with a Cedar Fair promotion working itself in there during that cycle.
  3. Cedar Point completely renovates an extremely dated midway and offers more family rides and food option... But lets talk about this elevator which is just part of the queue.
  4. For anyone that noticed Rupaul's Drag Race released their season 6 queens this week! And one of the contestants is Miss Darienne Lake, that is right based off of the amusement park. This might be the best thing to happen to Darien Lake since RoS.
  5. I understand your point, but for instance all of the additions you mention rides installed before 2000 with a very different leadership team for Cedar Fair and without all of the former Paramount Parks acquired. For instance, Shivering Timbers was built before Cedar Fair even bought Michigan's Adventure. The same goes for Hercules at Dorney, it was built before Cedar Fair took over the park. Dorney, Valleyfair, and WoF all got a package deal with the Morgan hyper coasters and were a much bigger part of the Cedar Fair chain before the Paramount parks were bought. You can tell by the additions to the park since 2007 what parks are receiving the big ticket rides. For instance Kings Dominion, Cedar Point, Kings Island, Carowinds, and Canadas Wonderland have all received 20million dollar plus rides since they were acquired because those are the top visited parks. Knott's might not be included but it is, I believe at least the highest attended park in the chain. I mean WoF did receive Patriot which is a larger investment, but that was before the Paramount parks were acquired. But for a park to support a giga coaster of that size when the park doesn't hit a million visitors a year (according to 2011) is pretty unrealistic in my opinion. Bottom line is that they could always get one, but chances are we won't see it because an investment of that size in the Cedar Fair chain could be much better spent at another park business wise. And if they ever did, it would probably be a long ways off if they are still part of the chain. But I mean this report shows the distribution pretty well : http://cf.wddnsweb2.wddonline.net/_upload/pressreleases/final%20funforward%20presentation%20-%20with%20ebitda%20reconciliation.pdf
  6. The chances of WoF ever getting a giga coaster are slim to none. The park is far too small to receive a giga coaster, Cedar Fair won't invest a capital investment of that size into a park that small in the chain. WoF can still get some amazing rides, but I highly doubt you'll ever see a giga coaster at any of Cedar Fair's smaller parks. (WoF, Valleyfair, Michigan's Adventure, Dorney Park and Great America)
  7. I think it'll be revolving around a bird of some sort. Particularly maybe the owl, I know they are obvious clues, but scarecrows scare away birds and there are owls in the trees around there.
  8. I love the Intamin rides at Cedar Point but I'm just so heavily disappointed in Shoot The Rapids. While I understand it fills as a replacement for White Water Landing back when it closed for Maverick but the ride has been a technical nightmare. It has gone so far incredibly over budget, and it's not even popular in the park at this point and most days I have been there as a regular goer it has shorter lines than Snake River Falls and Thunder Canyon. Not to mention that it takes up a huge amount of real estate in the park. I know it's not going anywhere, but after this accident I'm even more disappointed with the ride.
  9. Mind Eraser will not be leaving Darien Lake anytime soon. It has a high ridership and unlike Skull Mountain at SFA, it is not a technical nightmare. It is one of the major attractions at that park and as much as it pains me to say, Viper is the ride if any that has the highest chance to get the axe. Even though Darien Lake needs all of their rides at this point.
  10. Looks amazing for NCSO! My only tip though is to try to add some more color to some of your screens, some of them just seem very white in my opinion.
  11. I completely agree! It's more fun with someone who knows how to have a good time and who you can just relax with, without constantly worrying about looks. Even though I will say a well dressed man always get me.
  12. Absolutely amazing work, I cannot even comprehend how many hours you have put into this park, the effort truly shows!
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