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Everything posted by Synshine

  1. That is actually quite egregious, considering they have two big competitors so close by that aren't bumbling around.
  2. People are eviscerating their decision to open today on Hershey's Facebook page. If wasn't so tired today, I'd probably go.
  3. Just think of tracers being reflected on the water of the pond below- it would look magical, and give that revived Sunken Gardens area needed "pop" at nighttime.
  4. GIga boom? That's doubtful as far as the western world is concerned: even before the massive economic recession these rides are hugely expensive for number of reasons, steel has only gotten more expensive, and very few parks have had the money or space to spend on these rides in the first place. There are FOUR of these coasters in the entire world, and it's been over a decade since they first debuted. How many inverted coasters were built in the 10 years following their debut? Hell, it also may be worth mentioning that half of these Giga coasters have been built only in the last two years. People are just caught up in the excitement of seeing these new, huge traditional coasters, but I don't see these becoming a feature at every major park yet. As for the East, like China, heaven knows. It's worth nothing at this point they have not built any there and none of the parks seems to have any plans for one. And if there is any place in the industry that could be considered booming or ripe for a boom, it's China.
  5. I think what's more telling is nothing else has gotten the "Bizarro" since the first makeovers.
  6. Ohh no it wouldn't. Last time they tried it about ten years ago they had to discontinue it after fights began breaking out at rides. Well if people would learn they have fast pass it wouldn't be a problem. The problem generally is either the same people who refuse pay into the program have a problem with the people that do so; or that they don't like or understand that people are being allowed to pay extra to skip the lines.
  7. A night ride on Intimidator 305 about a half hour before closing Saturday night, and let me tell you that thing is absolutely crazy in the dark. I was hoping to get back down there this weekend, but the lovely hurricane on the way is postponing that a week.
  8. While making my acquaintance with Intimidator at King's Dominion this past weekend, I was left wondering: is there any chance we are gonna see a lighting package on Skyrush, may be just like the LED tracers on Intimidator's lift?
  9. I'm really doubtful as well that KD would get Dinosaurs Alive!, I just have suspicion that's something CF would rather give to their first tier parks. A Windseeker is not a clear fit either in my opinion; you see, unlike Carowinds, at KD a Windseeker would be the 4th attraction topping 300 ft. And two of those already have you lingering at that height (even if it's fairly brief on The Drop Tower,) so I just don't see a Windseeker having that big of a "wow" factor there. They would probably do so if they saw the "other" Intimidator as well.
  10. What's crazy is that in spite of that, people were complaining on their Facebook page that they wanted a refund. A REFUND! Seriously?!
  11. Anything remotely like Intimidator built at this park would likely be unfairly compared to it.
  12. It looks like a great resort, but it seems better suited anywhere else. Sort of a resort that seems to want keep you on it's property as well.. like a Sandals. Never mind that it's on Oahu.
  13. It really depends on how cozy the seating is on the train. B&M Dive Machines have you literally elbow to elbow with the riders beside you, so only the front row and perhaps the seats on the very end give you any great feeling of being suspended in mid air. Intamin trains, like Fahrenheit, are airy, the have a lot more room between passengers.
  14. I can't but help but to wonder what some of those parks think about it- particularly those who were a part of Cedar Fair before the acquisition of the Paramount parks. While most or all of them have received something some time in the last few years, the biggest projects have been going to former Paramount parks.
  15. It would have been nice to see this at Dorney, they could certainly use at least a serious coaster to compete with their neighboring competitors (Hersheypark and SFGAd) more extensive collections.
  16. Corkscrew Hill was a hell of a lot better than Europe in the Air. So was Questor.
  17. They actually added several more fans to both queues this season.
  18. Those were some crazy storms on Saturday, I have never wandered an amusement park at night and in the rain, with almost no rides running. It was so surreal. I don't think any of the roller coasters resumed operations after the downpours at 7 pm. Thank god we managed to hit most of the coasters we wanted to ride early in the day, although I was denied the nighttime riding I kinda craved with such a late closing. My wife and I managed a rainy, after-dark ride on the Claw and rode Chocolate World tour after the crowds there thinned out, but I think we spent most of the last few hours in the arcades.
  19. Sooperdooperlooper has some extremely quick dispatches, it's almost always the quickest in the park. I cannot describe how many times I've seen them dispatch a train quick enough to allow the next train to glide down the brake run, into the station, unload and reload quick enough to dispatch and repeat the process. My guess is old age and parts availability have caught up with the ride's trains.
  20. I have hard time believing that too, because I've never heard of issues with B&M's staggered seat trains.
  21. I'm disappointed we haven't gotten to see some nice artwork yet. After all, it sounds like they are pretty much changing the face of Comet Hollow from the press release, there are a lot of details left unrevealed. And that's awesome the area is getting attention...in needs it sorely; it's been ignored since Great Bear cut a huge swath out of the midway and they painted everything blue.
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