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About liftsifter

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  • Birthday 10/20/1995
  1. June 1977 There's so much excitement in the air this season and there's a great vibe flowing through the park. Even though there's a lot of construction ongoing in many areas of the park, there's still a lot of fun to be had. The park's railroad has been closed from the start of the season, with the park stating it will remain but will not operate, "for some time." I hope it actually reopens, though! All that can be seen is that the train tracks have been removed from this area. Seahorse's vibrant colors are starting to fade, must have been that crazy winter! Fi
  2. May 1977 Hey everyone, I wanted to share a recent interview I read in the newspaper: "Ripley, WV was never a vacation destination, but the park's founder and president, Mr. Wyatt Henry, believes it soon will be thanks to his amusement park, Ripley Valley. In a one-on-one interview on the park's opening day, I had the opportunity to learn Mr. Henry's vision for the park and its effect on the people of West Virginia. The park was still closed to the public this morning, making this a very special interview. "We're very forward thinking and understanding our limited land-area
  3. This park is looking really good! Your custom supporting is extremely good, some of the best I've seen on a wooden coaster and the coaster designs are relatively realistic. There's a few things I might recommend to make it even better: 1. Pathwork. Your paths are good, but they lack fences as well as path walls. Since you're going with angular paths, I'd recommend Shy G*y's carnival sets and planter sets. They've got some great fences that would fit in well. 2. Footers. The wood on your flume is going to start rotting pretty quickly without some good ole' concrete footers! Again
  4. Thanks, I really appreciate the compliments and the feedback! The park is holding a bit loosely the the timeline with regards to coasters and flats (as this update illustrates), but with regards to Corkscrew and the Mine train, Corkscrew is an Arrow ( ) and the Mine Train is also an Arrow. Around 1981/1982, the timeline will take root. --- September 1976 Today, Ripley Valley released three pieces of concept-art of the new attractions being opened next season. Two new attractions are coming to the main-street. Both featuring the new craze, vertical loops! The show-stopper is
  5. August 1976 I was finally able to take a full-day trip to the park, and it was a great one! The park closes in the middle of September, so I may only have one more chance to visit the park. Nonetheless, I snapped a few photos: When I first walked into the park, I noticed some major construction ongoing at the end of main street. I peeked over the fence and all I saw was a few markers. An employee said it will be another coaster like Seahorse. I hope so! It looks like Reggio's was under construction, too. I hope it reopens! I swear, Tripple-Play is always closed wh
  6. Ripley Valley Amusement Park Ripley, WV June 1976 Hi there! My name is Ted Burns, and I am a theme park enthusiast! I just recently moved to Fairplain, WV, which means I'm only a short drive away from Ripley Valley, a fairly new amusement park which opened only two years ago. I'm so excited to share my experiences at the park with you all. I made my first visit this past weekend and snapped a few photos: As soon as you pull into the park, you see the park's three iconic attractions, Corkscrew, Sky-Wheel and Sky-View Tower. The main entrance is so massive yet majestic.
  7. I don't believe the SFGAm model will be much different than the SFOT model, which should mean all the bugs from this year should be fixed for the new installments from the get-go.
  8. If SFNE's return of Superman doesn't even include new trains, Ka is definitely not getting new trains...
  9. HOLY HELL SFGADV FANBOYS ARE THE WORST! You're getting an amazing new coaster and all you can do is complain? Five years ago, while the Chang/Green Lantern fiasco was ensuing, all the SFGAdv fanboys were crying that they "deserve" Chang and that the park was "neglected." What's the point of Six Flags even trying with you people...
  10. I would like to echo this! Would someone who can fit on Intamin Hyper coasters (Including Bizarro with it's massive lapbar) be okay to ride?
  11. River Ridge Reopens! Hello- I'm Mark Shapiro and I'm the President of River Ridge! I'm so excited to be personally updating you on the happenings at our lovely park. Along with the three new roller coasters we've introduced this year, our park has made other significant additions in order to benefit your experience. For example, we've repaved large sections of the park in concrete, which is lighter than asphalt and will help keep us cool on those hot summer days. We've also planted more than 200 new trees and shrubs for additional shade and beauty in the park. I hope you enjoy some of the
  12. Colossus is a steaming pile of trash. The other classics in the chain, are not. There's a difference.
  13. Reread the introduction... The park Opened in 1994. ----------- Concept Art The new marking team at River Ridge released some conceptual images of the all new area of the park which will feature two new coasters, multiple restaurants and areas to take a break and relax. Also attached was a list of Roller coasters that will be operating when the park opens next year: Temple Run (Formerly Mantis) Rain Forest Adventure (Formerly Forest Run) Dr. Steam's Laboratory INSANE (All new! Intamin ZacSpin Coaster) ProtoFlight (All new! B&M Wing Coaster) Little Flyers (All new
  14. River Ridge Amusement Park BREAKING NEWS FORMER CEO OF SIX FLAGS PURCHASES ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARK "Former President and CEO of Six Flags, Mark Shapiro, has purchased the abandoned River Ridge Amusement Park. The park, which was opened in 1994 by Cedar Fair, closed three years ago due to the park "no longer fitting with the long-term strategy of the chain," according to Cedar Fair. Shapiro, who has entered a joint-venture with LTS & Stern Capital, LLC, says the park was profitable and will be profitable again under new management techniques. Shapiro left the Six Flags company in
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