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Chrisrad

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  1. Yeah, this really is an awesome portrayal of Knoebel's. You're right - it's a 2-day park.. there's so much more than just a few coasters and a few food stands - there's so many little hidden shops/games/rides/etc. 800 photos???
  2. ^ Geez, I thought they were $25ish to ride - but $40? Wow! Of course, the 'zip-line' at the SD fair was about $40 this year. Must come with a life-insurance policy.
  3. Because that's how it should be - at least in my opinion. I'm so tired of people thinking that FB is their soap box to bash a business. For instance, someone has one bad experience at a restaurant, and they feel entitled to share it with the world on the company's FB page. As someone pointed out, there really wasn't anything constructive posted anyway (most of it at least). And in regards to someone who said that people complain just to complain... um, yeah, I really think that it's cheap that they're installing a portable ride - some might agree with that, others might disagree. It's my opinion. And this is the internet.
  4. Scandia out in Ontario has a portable ride - the drop tower I think.. Didn't really pay much attention. Anyway, my first thought was, well, that it's 'ghetto'. And Scandia is a MUCH smaller park, with a much smaller budget - and it's still cheesy to me. For a big corporate park to install a portable ride that they'll pass off as a new attraction... yeah, not impressed.
  5. Awesome! I was with a bunch of other TPR members at Dollywood in March and loved it! I'm going again in August, as well as the rest of Tennessee so I'll be following this TR in case there's something I want to see/do. What hotel is that in Pigeon Forge?
  6. I really enjoyed looking at these pictures!! It's incredible to see how the park has changed over the years.
  7. Thanks for the report - I'll have to remember some of these places when I'm in Memphis next month. I've been to Rendezvous, Central, and a few others. I'm not much of a ribs fan, but I love pulled pork sandwiches.
  8. So someone posted on FB that parking at SFMM is going up to $17. Guess that new ride is costing more than expected.
  9. I've come across some good employees/crews - it just depends on the ride, their commitment to the park (perhaps they want to advance to a higher position), and possibly their level of interest in roller coasters/theme parks. I'm sure there are some 'enthusiast's that work there and love every aspect of their job. Unfortunately, for a lot (most?) of the other employees, they're working a low-wage job on their summer breaks. On top of that, you have the current generation of kids who think they're entitled, and shouldn't have to work such a demeaning job. Am I close?
  10. Replaced the cable overnight? Boy, those ride ops.. almost as reliable as the Dippin' Dots guy.
  11. ^ I'm more concerned about the train wheels clearing the bolts on the track - I know that was an issue for NTAG.
  12. Nice report.. definitely looks like a place worth visiting.
  13. Show wasn't bad at all, but I also like Bert the Conqueror. Footage was pretty good as well. I'll keep watching it.
  14. ^^ Holy crap. Dolly-what in 2013? More like SDC. Thanks Chad for the updates! Next time, can we get a video of the actual erections?
  15. Very, very poor taste. Not a place for jokes. Until there's a legitimate article with all of the details (name, age, coaster, cause of incident, etc.), the whole thing is a 'joke' right now. And by joke I mean that it's simply asinine how the information has gone back and forth. While someone died (at least based on what's been released) and that's a horrible thing, I don't think the 'Batman clone' remark was in poor taste.
  16. Exactly. As for the soft opening with the new lands/attractions, that has seemingly had a ripple effect on the entire park - I saw about five groups of 'trainees' at various locations/venues; I think the entire park going through various changes/policies because of the increase in attendance.
  17. ^^ And that's a completely understandable situation. But I just have a hard time with entire families (groups of 6+ people) getting front-of-the-line access when the guest having issues is 2-4 years old. When you have a low-capacity ride like the tire ride, and 6-8 people get in ahead of you, it's aggravating. But I also have a hard time with so many people using mobility devices because they are simply obese - husbands and wives using electric wheelchairs because they are just overweight. ^ I wasn't implying that. My concern is that the kids are used to get everyone to the front of the line. When I go to places with my 3 year old nephew, and there's a big group of us, we don't huddle around him all day - we'll split up and do different things - I just don't see why 8 people need to get to the front of the line because a young child (who can ride with his mother/father) has some sort of impairment. I'm not trying to argue or ruffle any feathers, and I know we all have our personal beliefs. But I've just been to Disneyland way too many times to see the increase in personal mobility devices and ever-increasing handicapped lines. Handicapped 'lines' were seemingly non-existent in the past; now, the line at Thunder Mountain always has a few dozen people in it. When there are people who truly have physical disabilities, who truly cannot wait in line, it just upsets me when the system is abused. That's all.
  18. I'm glad someone said something about The assistance cards because just because you cant see an injury, it doesn't mean there isn't one. My family and I go to Disneyland 3-4 times a year and my mom gets a wheelchair and my dad gets the card that allows him to go through the exit. To most people my parents look fine but in fact my mom has multiple things wrong with her and my dads back is so bad he cant stand still in line for more than 5 minuets. Every trip we go on, there are at least 3-4 people in lines a day that make the remark "She doesn't look like she's handicap.". Pisses me off. My dad has a bad back and can't stand for longer than a few minutes; I also understand why some people need wheelchairs (other than obese people who are just lazy, or kids who are having fun). However, on both occasions where I witnessed the LARGE groups using a single GACs, the 'guest' in question was a little kid - both times. With one group, the kid was about 2-3 years old and had something wrong with his arm; with the other group, the mother was holding the child because he couldn't wait in line. I guess I'm just thinking back to a time when people didn't abuse the system - where they didn't use their young child as an excuse to get their whole group up to the front of the line. If you have a young child who obviously has something wrong with their body, do you really think they should be at a theme park riding rides?
  19. You'd expect the same treatment if you had a Fastpass. The only reason you're saying this is because you haven't had a Fastpass. If you did, I HIGHLY doubt you'd say "man this Fastpass line is moving too fast." They weren't letting the fast pass line fill up at all.. They let everyone the line keep going to the loading area. Waiting in the standby was honestly one of the slowest Disney lines I'd ever been in, and we were under the bridge when we got in line. My concern with the fast pass line is that they seem to be given complete priority. I don't mind standby lines or waiting a long time for a new ride, but the line takes forever,while the fastpass line literally doesn't stop. I'm also seeing more and more people using guest assistance cards for entire families, when the guest in question is a young child. Saw it for the tire ride -both large families, and the guests needing assistance were little kids who seemed fine.
  20. Just went to the 'new' DCA for the first time. I went on a Saturday because only premium passes are allowed in. I'm a HUGE car guy, but I never fell in love with the movies. With that being said, Cars Land is awesome - it's a car lovers paradise. Sure the GP will just treat it as a land themed around a movie, but in actuality, it's a very authentic representation of Route 66, Hot Rodding, etc. RSR is VERY cool. But the fastpass operation is ridiculous. Fast passes have been running out a 9:30 am, and it seems that the FP line is the priority line. As you're waiting in the stand-by line, it seems that the fast pass line is always moving. I'm a big fan of fast passes, but it just doesn't seem right when the stand-by is incredibly slow-moving, as if we are filling in the empty spots in the FP line. The windshields - they aren't bad (and I'm short), but it doesn't look as if they're cleaned every day. The one on our car had water drips and a layer of dust (at 11am)- in the sunlight, it made it hard to see through. If they were adamant about cleaning them at least a few times a day, they wouldn't be an issue. I honestly can't say enough good things about Cars Land; even without the movie, they nailed it. The new DCA entrance is very nice - the shops are well-detailed and the Starbucks is a welcome surprise. Over ad Disneyland, it's still very light on crowds - one-hour later fast pass times, 30-40 on Space/Star Tours, 20 for Matterhorn, etc. The new Matterhorn trains are ridiculous - incredibly awkward how you sit, and not much padding. And again, I'm short, but I had a difficult time getting into the middle seat.
  21. Yep - here we go. From the SFMM email newsletter, March 2012. Ok, so X2 has audio/fire (sometimes), but otherwise, it's not the only one. And for Green Lantern... ha. It might be unique because of the trims/balanced rides. My point is that it's marketing... Sorry to ramble.
  22. 300 feet or 400.. this thing will scare the crap out of me. Heck, Supreme Scream still freaks me out. And I was on lots of drop towers with TPR last summer.. so I should be accustomed to them. As far as 'tallest', it's all marketing. Whatever works for SFMM, more power to them. You're forgetting that the average guest doesn't know what's beyond SFMM in terms of other parks/rides. If I remember correctly, there was a SFMM email recently that was talking about their 'one-of-a-kind thrills', yet I think they were talking about X2 and Green Lantern - both of which have clones.
  23. Umm.. Have you ever ridden El Toro? Because, you know, it's wood. I mean it's steel. It's the 21st century - if they're able to build a 'wooden' coaster that is balls-out insane, while also reliable, safe, and easy to maintain, who's to stop them?
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