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Everything posted by chargersmichael

  1. Did anyone go to opening day at SeaWorld? A quick search on twitter saw that the line went up to 2.5 hours and overflowed into the Nautilus Theatre!
  2. I just saw on my local news about an expansion to Typhoon Lagoon! I've never heard of it until now! This is exciting as Typhoon Lagoon is currently my favorite water park. I do think it needs a new slide...but I enjoy the atmosphere, the wave pool, the theming, and the swim area with the sharks.
  3. Wow thank you for this review! I'll be at SeaWorld on June 13th and am really looking forward to riding. One thing you mention about the ride irks me...that it COULD be better. It does make me a bit frustrated but I know I'll still enjoy the heck out of the ride! The same thing happened with Cheetah Hunt for me. After seeing how fast it was in the animated POV, I got my hopes up and it never tested at such a speed...yet I still enjoy the ride (even though I know it COULD be better). (Should've, Could've, and Would've...and it would be Christmas every day) The whole area itself looks absolutely amazing and I can't wait to get on it soon!
  4. Why do rides like this even have a trim? From every review I've read so far, everyone agrees the trim ruins the ride and the ending is slow. I guess what I'm asking is why do rides have the many trims? I became really excited once I saw the video of the test run as it looked really promising!! But now hearing the reviews, it doesn't seem to deliver...
  5. Just left the parks today! Even though many attractions are closed, we managed to complete a lot of rides!!! Started off at Walt Disney Studios! (Good thing we got here early because Crush's Coaster had a long line really fast! We ended up getting a Fastpass for Ratatouille after we were done with Crush's Coaster since it was 50 minutes. Did Tower and RC Racer and headed back to Ratatouille) -Crush's Coaster. This was an absolute blast tbh. I had low expectations but I really never have been on a spinning coaster like this before (only Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom). It was loads of fun! Probably my favorite ride of the entire day. Wish I rode it again! -Ratatouille. This was a fantastic dark ride with great use of the technology. It didn't blow me away, but it amazing how the cars ride together then separate, etc. Really neat experience. -RC Racer. Front Row. I had low expectations but it really was a fun experience! The loading process was a bit slow but there was only a 10 minute wait for it. Theming was cool! -Tower of Terror. I didn't expect this at first! I knew it was a slightly different version than Hollywood Studios but I wasn't expecting to go backwards at first! Liked the different experience from this tower! Awesome drops! Then we headed over to Disneyland! (Really not too many waits. Most rides were 5 to 15 minutes! A great day to be at the parks!) -Space Mountain Mission 2. Front Row. Launch was great! However, this ride is a head-banger. Lots of fun...but it was rough. -Indiana Jones. Front Row. I thought this was pretty great! The drops were fun and that loop was really tight haha. Great ride. -Phantom Manor. Really enjoyed this experience!! I like the different take on the Haunted Mansion! -Pirates of the Caribbean. This was great! However, there were some audio/animatronic problems it seems. Much better than the Magic Kingdom version though. We also rode the Casey Jr. Train and did a few of the walk-through attractions like the one with the dragon, the one inside the castle, and the one by Space Mountain. After this, we headed out as we completed everything we wanted to do! Fun time at Disneyland!!
  6. The coasters at Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios!! Crush's Coaster, RC Racer, Space Mountain: Mission 2, and Indiana Jones! Great day at both parks. Heading out now!
  7. Lol almost 2:30 in Paris. Still not used to time. I'll be at the parks tomorrow. What is a recommended plan at Disneyland? Where to start in the park and where to get a fastpass? Which have single rider? Any tips or tricks I should know about?
  8. Hello! My family and I are heading to Paris soon and we are planning to go to Disneyland & Walt Disney Studios one of those days. We are going to get the Park Hopper and try to do everything in a day since we have done some attractions before because of Disney World. -To do both parks in one day, which park do you recommend we go to first? (We plan to get there before the park opens) -What order of rides do you recommend/get fastpasses for?
  9. Excellent review! I can't wait to ride Mako this summer. It sure sounds like a fantastic ride with plant of airtime. Looking forward to its opening.
  10. HULK TESTING DURING THE DAY!!! This is looking really fast!!! The trains look absolutely amazing too!! Video from Mako Madness [youtu_be] [/youtu_be] Sorry for the double post
  11. HULK TESTING! Definitely a quieter ride. Can't Wait!! Video from Mako Madness: [youtu_be] [/youtu_be]
  12. Wow I am in awe about Pirates of the Caribbean. Absolutely blown away and that's just from watching the video!! I really wish someday I will be able to make it out to Shanghai to experience this park. It looks amazing! (BTW...on the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto...the outdoor segments...it looks like there will need to be a lot of upkeep to keep the figures clean/not faded...unless they are like water/weather/sun proof and can keep its color and structure forever)
  13. But you are also getting another whole theme park for $25 extra...so the whole train ride wouldn't really be at least $25 extra
  14. Looks like we could be seeing Hulk open in August. I can't wait for this to open!
  15. AHH! This makes me so "incredibly" excited! HMU on that gamma radiation! I can't wait for this to open!!! ^Lol it is always my wallpaper! Haha
  16. Universal Orlando's FB Page released a teaser for Hulk!!! The teaser video is roughly 4 or 5 seconds long but it is definitely the trains for the coaster! I paused the video just at the right moment when the strobe light flashed on the train. It seems that it will feature the same restraints which I'm perfectly fine with! Here is the pic I snipped from the 4 second clip. Here is the teaser video: [fbvideonew]https://www.facebook.com/UniversalOrlandoResort/videos/10153649813362852/[/fbvideonew]
  17. ^So true! I was at CP last summer and of the 3 days we spent there...only 1 morning Maverick was opened on time with no issues! (Might also be because Millennium Force wasn't ready in the morning that day too haha). On another note, the sign for Cobra's Curse is now up! The area is really coming together! They were testing the elevator lift a lot on my visit.
  18. Wait a minute...you were the first ones on Cheetah Hunt (which is a complex multi-launch coaster)....at 10:00, you waited 17 minutes to board, ride and unload...and you are bitching about it? Well, I just used this one in the Dollywood forum and hadn't deleted it from my desktop....I suppose that I might as well get one more use out of it. All I was saying was that operations were really slow. Doing the math...they only dispatched 3 trains in that amount of time. A little over 5 minutes to load and unload riders seems slow to me. Maybe that is fine for some people but I've never witnessed that kind of operations before ever at Busch Gardens. Sorry if it seemed I was whining about it...but I just thought operations of the ride would be a lot faster comparing it to numerous other times I've been to Busch Gardens.
  19. Wow these pictures are stunning! The park looks absolutely amazing! Tron sure does look like a ton of fun!
  20. I was at the park today...and I was a bit frustrated! We were the first ones on Cheetah Hunt for the day in the front row...however...we sat in the train for about 5 minutes until the train was full in the station! They only had 3 trains running total with just one of the two stations opened. When we got back to the station...the 2nd train didn't even leave yet! The park opened at 10:00 and I didn't get off Cheetah Hunt until 10:17!!! That's ridiculous! We then went over to Montu which only had a one train operation. However no one was in the station so we had the ride to ourselves. BUT FOR SOME AMAZING GOOD NEWS: Montu did NOT brake on the MCBR and we flew through the 2nd half of the ride! It was absolutely AMAZING! Then we headed for Falcon's Fury as I've never been on it before. As we were passing by Cheetah Hunt, it rose to a 40 minute wait! Doesn't surprise me considering how slow operations were!!! There weren't even a lot of people! Here is when everything got really frustrating... -Falcon's Fury was delayed due to "late testing." I'm assuming they just didn't prep the ride for a 10AM opening. -Sand Serpent was also delayed due to "late testing." -Scorpion was ALSO delayed due to "late testing." -Sky Ride was closed and they said it was because they don't expect many crowds today. -Sheikra was closed for Maintenance. So we ended up doing the Log Flume which you can't go wrong with and we did Kumba which was also a one train operation. We even did the little drop tower in Jungala. The worker didn't have the ride ready for opening as she didn't expect anyone to be over there until 12PM or later. We then waited around for Falcon's Fury as we asked one of the tech guys working on the ride and he said he is trying to get the ride to open within 30 minutes. After an hour, we left. As we were about to leave the park...I saw the ride actually make a test run so we ran back over and sure enough they finally opened the ride! WOW WAS THAT A RUSH! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Overall we had a fun day...but it was really sad to see the park this way. I used to come to this park like every day in the summer when I was younger and I was really looking forward to today but was disappointed with the way the park was run! I understand it was a slow day...but there was even trash on the pathways, unfriendly workers, and just not as fun of an atmosphere as I remembered it to be. I hope when I return in the Summer to ride Cobra's Curse, the park will be better prepared and taken care of.
  21. Left the park today and noticed Green and Blue water slide pieces in place! I don't have any pictures (as I was driving ) but it is exciting! From a first quick glance, the slide complex looks to be tube slides with the blue one the type of slide with the big sharp turns.
  22. The theme parks are typically quiet and slow especially in the morning this time of year. Universal Studios will close early for Halloween Horror Nights but Islands of Adventure is open until 8pm and it is really quiet once HHN starts. I don't think crowds should be too much of an issue.
  23. My personal favorites . . . Cowfish Reds brick oven pizza Emeril tchoup chop I'd like to add to that! The Simpsons area has a lot of neat food options to try! All delicious! In CityWalk, I really like Antojitos as well! I'll be there on Wednesday too!
  24. WOW! That looks really fast too! Ahh so excited to get to ride Mako this summer!
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