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susie zueck

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  1. I rode Scream about 2 weeks ago in the front outer left seat and can confirm that it’s still extremely rough. Like I’m talking Viper rough....
  2. While this will definitely be an unpopular opinion, I honestly wouldn't mind if the park added lockers to TC. It seems to work for the most part on X2, and it wouldn't even cost that much to implement. All they would have to do is modify the queue a bit. Heck, they'd probably make all of that money back within a few years from locker rental revenue.
  3. 1) Skyrush 2) Maverick 3) El Toro 4) X2 5) Intimidator 305 6) Twisted Colossus 7) Top Thrill Dragster 8) Millennium Force 9) Ghostrider 10) Superman the ride
  4. The latest rumor floating around states that Knott's is aiming to reopen Xcelerator by April.
  5. There are other properties throughout Knotts to place mazes. Some of the properties that they used in the past include the Whealer Dealer bumper cars (formerly the site of Dia de Los Muertos), the gravel plot of land underneath Silver Bullet (formerly the site of Gunslingers Grave), the Calico Railroad track behind Supreme Scream (formerly the site of Corn Stalkers), and the plot of land in Fiesta Village that sits directly across from Jaguar (formerly the site of Virus Z). Hence the warehouses behind Ghostrider could indeed be taken out without directly affecting Scary Farm operations
  6. I've actually had a similar idea before. I know it would be expensive but being strapped for space Knott's has basically two options when it comes to improving their portfolio: Tearing out something old and building something new or sprucing up something into old into something new. Now Knott's and Cedar Fair have already done the later with Mine Ride and Log Ride so why not with Bigfoot? Here's my idea. Construct a show building disguised as a mountain over part of the ride and queue. Add theming elements such as animatronics, lights and sounds. Part of the rapids should even be in complete darkness. Imagine the Haunt overlay they could do with this. I'm going to go draw up a diagram now. This is a brilliant idea. However, Knott's isn't strapped for space at all. If anything, they still have at least 20 acres of developable land. I attached a drawing that I created showing the plot of land that Knotts could potentially use as an expansion pad. All they would need to do is build a parking structure on the lot located across Beach Blvd, and relocate some of their backstage buildings across the street to one of the dirt lots that they own.
  7. Can't say I agree. As much as I'd love to see jaguar get replaced by something better, Knott's won't get rid of it anytime soon. It's very reliable, has low maintenance costs, has great capacity, and is one of the most popular coasters in the park. If anything Knotts would probably take out Bigfoot Rapids or Xcelerator before Jaguar.
  8. Guess this means that we won't be seeing a new Intamin at any Cedar Fair park for the next decade or so
  9. From my experience, it seems like every time I get in line for a coaster at MM right before closing, and the line is well over an hour long, the ride will run for 20-30 minutes only to go down for "technical difficulties". Hence why I don't stand in line for rides near park closing anymore.
  10. Just got back from KSF last night and can definitely say that this was one of their stronger years. Almost every maze was spectacular! The only exceptions to this were Voodoo and Halloween Hootenanny. However, I must say that the scare zones at KSF this year were a major letdown. Probably the worst that they've ever been. For starters, both "carnevil" and "Fiesta de Los muertos" were both awful. Neither scarezone had any fog, were generally brighter than Disneyland during Christmas, and were lacking any type of actual Halloween decorations. Even Ghost town, which is known for its thick fog and dark alleys, was light on fog this year and brighter than ever. KSF definitely dropped the ball on their scare zones this year. Honestly felt like Fright Fest had better scarezones than Knotts this year.
  11. Already voted in the poll. Here's the order in which I use them: 1) Snapchat 2) Instagram 3) Twitter 4) Facebook
  12. My bet is that they're completely rebuilding the launch system. Keep in mind that the current system is over 15 years old. Maybe Knotts decided that it would be cheaper to just re-build the system with a more reliable and efficient system then the current one? And who knows, maybe we'll also get a re-paint before the coaster opens
  13. Just read a post by @cabincrewcoasterkings stating that there's a possibility that Xcelerator is being removed from the park. Anybody else hear or read anything about this? Here's a link to the post:
  14. ^^ I'm not expecting Disney quality service when I visit MM or any SF park for that matter, but I do expect decent operations when visiting. What bothers me the most is how inefficient SF is when it comes to budgeting. For instance, instead of forking out who knows how much for those VR headsets, what SF should have spent that money on is for an operable third train for X2 so that way, the parks most popular coaster isn't running one train for 1/3 of the year. Also, instead of cloning JL for the 7th time, SF should have spent that money on renovating Cyclone Bay and updating their restrooms. This further proves that SF is run by a bunch of idiots.
  15. ^ Two things: First: Renovate Viper by adding new trains (possibly with onboard audio), new theming, new paint, and new landscape. They'll probably call it either "The New Viper" or "Viper 2". Second: Install a Zamperla Giant Discovery with a sweet LED lighting package.
  16. I'd rather have Scream removed. However, let's be real, the park's not going to remove either coaster because both rides have relatively low maintenance costs and are generally pretty reliable. If anything, Tidal Wave would be the first attraction that they axed. Plus, MM has a lot of unused land that they could potentially build on. Just look at Deja Vu's old spot, the go-kart track, the old people mover station, or heck even on their dirt parking lot. Point is that there's plenty of space for Six Flags to add a new coaster. So why remove one when you could just add another one and market it as your 20th coaster?
  17. For many, including myself, Viper is a bit of a headbanger and is easily the least most popular coaster at the mountain (besides the kiddie coasters). Hence why Viper is almost always a walk-on when other coasters consistently have a solid queue. In terms of its fate at the park, SF will probably just repaint it, order new trains, add a new lighting package, re-theme the queue, and add new landscaping to the immediate area and call it "The New Viper" or "Viper 2". This way, the park can market it as a "new thrilling coaster", while only spending $1-$2 million on the renovation. And I'm sure that the GP would eat it up just like they did with "The New Revolution".
  18. Honestly don't see Viper going anywhere soon. If anything, they'll probably just add new trains to it and market it as "The New Viper". With Knott's supposedly building a new major coaster next year, and with Disneyland nearing the completion of Star Wars land, I don't doubt that SF is exploring the possibility of building a new 20+ million dollar coaster as the park will have to invest quite a bit in the coming years to remain relevant. So here's my prediction: 2018: Renovated Viper and a new Zamperla Giant Discovery. 2019: New 20+ million dollar coaster.
  19. Just got back from the park yesterday and I'm happy to report that the park was dead. Waits were all around 10 minutes or less for almost everything. Combine that with the cloudy weather, and I couldn't have picked a better day to visit the park.
  20. Hopefully they go with a more intense cycle too. Based on the videos that I've seen, the ride looks pretty tame, which is a bummer considering that Knott's is marketing it as a "thrill ride". At this point, it doesn't seem much more "thrilling" than Pacific Scrambler.
  21. As unpopular of an opinion as this might be, I really hope that Knotts goes with an Intamin over a B&M. Would honestly love to see either a blitz or wing coaster.
  22. 1) S&S 2) Intamin 3) RMC 4) Intamin 5) Intamin 6) Intamin 7) RMC 8) B&M 9) Intamin 10) B&M So yeah definitely Intamin!
  23. Totally agree with you on this. Last Saturday Batman was only running one train and it's line hovered anywhere from 90 to 120 mins. Just don't see why they can't utilize the three trains that they have on most coasters. Plus, during off season MM is closed Monday through Friday, which gives them more than enough time to preform maintenance on rides. Whereas, Disneyland is able to keep 5 trains running on Big Thunder Mountain year-round despite the fact that they're open 365 days a year. And yeah yeah I do realize that there is a huge price difference between DL and MM, but I wouldn't mind MM raising admission prices by say 20% if that meant increasing the size of their maintenance staff.
  24. Hey it looks like they finally assembled the motor. But I'm still gonna say that Tatsu won't be opening until late March or early April at the earliest.Btw, does anybody know what's happening with Apocolypse right now. It's been closed for almost three months now with no visible work being done to it?
  25. Knowing MM, it probably won't reopen until mid-late March. Still seems like they have a lot of work to get done considering that the trains are still nowhere to be seen and the lift hill is still in pieces by the Sky Tower. Also, don't forget about test runs.
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