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  1. I am beginning to think Disneyland and other so Cal parks are not going to get permission to open this summer either unless they win some court lawsuit.  They just said on the morning KTLA news that Los Angeles will not likely get to vaccinating all of the people 65 and older until June and the daily case rate is still way too high.  I think it is reasonable that they refunded people's pass money instead of keeping it indefinitely.   It could easily be the end of the summer before the 18 - 64 group gets vaccinated and new strains keep popping un quicker than my local pot shop.  Okay, not that fast.

     

     

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  2. 8 hours ago, Jew said:

    I’m sure it means that instead of an annual  pass you will basically be buying supersized multi day tickets.  My guess is they’ll offer eventually offer park hopper (but only allow single park visits to start until covid capacity restrictions are removed), Disneyland only, or DCA only options and your tier will be just how many days available you have total to use. Reservations system was already created with the flex pass, so foundation for this was already being built. I have no doubt This was happening regardless, but the pandemic was the window to speed it up.


    I bet they’ll still offer a premium option that functions as the old one did...for a lot more money and no monthly payment option.  Make it a truly high end option.

     

     

    I like the multi-day tickets but they need to fix the 14-day expiration from first use.  The tickets need to be good for use during the entire calendar year, so I can catch a couple of seasons.

    They could also do something like their timeshare program where you just get a certain amount of points every payment and you can decide what days to spend your points on.  This would allow the same pass to be used during peak days but you would need to spend more points on a ticket that day.

  3. https://www.ocregister.com/2021/01/14/disneyland-cancels-annual-passholder-program/

    Disneyland is going membership at some point whatever that means:

    From the article:

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    A new Disneyland membership program will be unveiled at a later date — presumably after Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen.

    “Due to the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and limitations around the reopening of our California theme parks, we will be issuing appropriate refunds for eligible Disneyland resort Annual Passports and sunsetting the current program,” Disneyland resort president Ken Potrock said in a statement. “We are currently developing new membership offerings that will utilize consumer insights to deliver choice, flexibility and value for our biggest fans.”

     

  4. 1 hour ago, KarlaKoaster said:

    I think it's just because they are .heic files (maybe direct from your phone/camera) so when you uploaded they just appeared as attachments as they're not recognised as images. I think if you can somehow save as .jpg before uploading them they should appear in the post like normal. Thanks for posting them anyway, I appreciate it and welcome to the forum 🙂

    I was able to convert the photos to jpeg. Photos credit of VegasGuy89109

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  5. 3 hours ago, grsupercity said:

    Don't a lot of used ride sellers refurb the rides?

    While I am sure there are places that fix up rides, Ital Inc and Rides4u ride brokers appear to sell stuff in an "as is" condition.  I would guess that ride brokers don't take possession of the ride and just list it for people and negotiate the sale.  The previous ride owner stores the ride until it sells and transfers.

  6. https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/events/holiday-in-the-park

    Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience

    Select nights November 20-January 3

    Six Flags Magic Mountain lights up the holidays for Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience

    ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR A HOLIDAY LIGHT SPECTACULAR

    For the first time ever at Six Flags Magic Mountain, experience millions of lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music favorites in a drive-thru nighttime spectacular, Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience. Beginning at 6pm on select evenings November 20 – January 3 , make merry memories as the park transforms into a magical winter wonderland with millions of colorful lights. While the thrill of coasters will have to wait, you’ll be dazzled by all the wonderful sights and sounds of the holiday season from the comfort of your car. 

    Dates:  November 20-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-31 , January 1-3

    Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience will include eight distinctly different areas throughout the park with millions of twinkling lights choreographed to festive music, beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, iconic Holiday in the Park decorations, and a drive-by featuring Santa and his elves. New this year, go for a ride in The Underground featuring several of the famous West Coast Customs show cars on display.

    SAFETY GUIDELINES

    The following safety guidelines are based off the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Appendix G in conjunction with Six Flags Magic Mountain policies. Your safety and the safety of others is a shared responsibility during COVID-19. All participants of the Vehicle-Based Parade route must adhere to the following safety guidelines:

    All occupants of each enclosed vehicle are members of a single household or living unit. Occupants may not change vehicles during the parade route. For clarity, an enclosed vehicle does not include a motorcycle, a convertible with the top open, a vehicle without doors or a bicycle.

    If any of the windows on a vehicle is open, the occupants of the vehicles must wear a face covering when approached by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.

    Occupants of a participating vehicle cannot leave their vehicles except for emergency purposes. During this exception, the participant must use a cloth face covering while maintaining social/physical distancing.

    Participating vehicles cannot exceed their maximum occupancy and must follow motor vehicle laws.

    Vehicle-Based Parade must proceed by invitation/reservation only.

    Any items or food and drink related trash must remain in the vehicle.

    Vehicle-Based Parade must allow enough spacing between vehicles to allow for emergency entry and exit.

    While traveling throughout the Vehicle-Based Parade route, the speed limit is 3 mph.

    Restrooms are provided prior to entering the Vehicle-Based Parade route and at the conclusion of the route. In-Park restrooms are not available.

    No stopping or parking along the Vehicle-Based Parade route is permitted unless directed by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.

    Smoking is not permitted while participating in the Vehicle-Based Parade route.

    All vehicles are subject to a search by Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.

    Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain only cars, SUV’s, vans and pick-up trucks are permitted. No buses, RV’s, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, motorcycles etc.

    Please adhere to the direction of Six Flags Personnel, Security or Emergency Services.

    Alcohol, drugs and illegal substances are not permitted. Individuals in possession or under the influence will be denied entry or ejected.

    ONLINE TICKETS & RESERVATIONS

    Online reservations will be required and tickets must be purchased in advance at sixflags.com. A limited number of cars will be allowed each night so be sure to make your reservation and purchase early.  Admission tickets for this first-ever experience will be sold on a per person basis for each night, with a minimum of two individuals per vehicle required. Members and Season Pass Holders can use their valid pass for free admission, along with a required reservation made online in advance. Admission prices will vary by day. Tickets will not be available for sale at the park and all reservations must be made in advance.

    Make Reservations

    Special Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience food and gift packages will also be available for purchase online in advance and will be delivered to guest cars when they present their purchase voucher at the parking lot entrance.

    HOLIDAY SWEETS & TREATS

    Our holiday snack packs and merchandise bundles include sweets and treats that are perfect for sharing and taking home a piece of this unique event. All pre-purchased items will be delivered directly to your vehicle during the drive-thru experience. 

    Holiday Snack Pack (up to 4 people)

    4 cups of hot chocolate

    1 dozen tasty holiday cookies

    2 bags of tasty candy

    1 large buttery popcorn & souvenir bucket

    Holiday Merchandise Bundles

    To tie in the merriment, all holiday merchandise bundles will be delivered in a special Holiday in the Park drawstring bag. As an added bonus for every merchandise bundle purchased, a Holiday Buddy Bear will be donated to charities throughout the Los Angeles area to children for the holiday season.

    4 Holiday in the Park themed face masks

    4 holiday light-up necklaces

    4 holiday 3D light glasses that add a bonus element to this unique experience

    Handmade Coaster Candy Fudge 

    1.5lb assorted holiday flavors made fresh daily at Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Flavors include: chocolate, rocky road, raspberry dream, peppermint bark, cookie dough, and mint chocolate swirl

    Holiday Funnel Cake

    Indulge in a Six Flags powdered sugar funnel cake made fresh throughout the night and delivered directly to your vehicle near the end of the event route

    Buy Holiday Treats & Sweets

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  7. 2 hours ago, thrillseeker4552 said:

    With GCI's introduction of their Titan Track (steel track introduced at IAAPA last year), I wonder if Knott's is interested.

    I know Knott's wants to keep GhostRider a true wooden coaster. However I can't help but wonder if putting that steel track at high stress areas (like the bottom of the first drop, or various places in the second half) is attractive for the park. I know they dump so much money into maintaining that ride each year. And don't get me wrong, the ride is currently running great (well, when it was open... sigh). But when it comes to something long-term for the coaster, I could see Knott's jumping on it.

    Thoughts?

    Maybe in the long-term, but I hope they start with the GCIs at Kings Island, Worlds of Fun or Valleyfair and leave Knott's alone until they know how well it works.   I see myself being really selfish here but Ghostrider is one of the best things in the park and doesn't need to be messed with unless necessary.

  8. The problem with California's system is that Santa Cruz is already slipping back to the red category on adjusted cases per 100,000, and if they are like Riverside County, will be given one week to improve their numbers before getting slipped back a color category.  If they go back to red, no boardwalk rides and they have to lay everyone off again.  I know Riverside Country restaurants have closed their dining rooms three times since March and laid off servers/cooks and had spoiled food each time.  There appears to be no limit on how many more times they can shut any of us down either.

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  9. Approx 2300 lbs without gravy or fat ACErs.

    https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/june/readers’-mailbag-how-much-does-a-beast-train-weigh

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    READERS’ MAILBAG: HOW MUCH DOES A BEAST TRAIN WEIGH?

    June 19, 2019

    Don Helbig

    Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

    Twitter: @DonHelbig 

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    How much does a Beast train weigh? – Byron B., Dalton, GA

    Great question, Byron. Each car on The Beast weighs 2,300 pounds with the weight of a full train (without riders) 13,800 pounds. The cars have become heavier over the past 20 years with the cars originally weighing in at 1,500 pounds. 

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  10. 19 minutes ago, boldikus said:

    I can't tell if you're serious or joking but either way this is hilarious. 🤣

    I, for one, am flat out impressed at the number of experienced maintenance workers on this forum all of a sudden.
     

    Oh come on now.  Pick 15 Six Flags rides that are past their prime or never should have been purchased in the first place is a fun game.  If they didn't want us to play, they would have given us the list.  We should get prizes if we can guess them all correctly. :-)

     

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  11. 2 hours ago, coasterbill said:

    Thunderbolt? Come on now 🤣

    I feel like they’re mostly going to get rid of rides that are maintenance-intensive or unpopular. Thunderbolt is very popular and not going anywhere ever. If they were going to remove a coaster from that park, it should absolutely 100% be Goliath and we all know it.

    Bert is absolutely on to something with Spinsanity and Cyborg. Those rides are perpetually broken and they don’t seem to be very popular with anyone. They’re just all-around bad rides and bad investments and nobody would miss them if they were gone forever. If I were corporate those train wrecks would be at the top of my shit list. Literally...

    I have not seen poor little Deja Vu since that slow loading unreliable piece of crap left Magic Mountain.  it sounds like renaming it Goliath and moving it across the country to SFNE didn't fix its reliability issues?

    If that is true, it is possible that moving Green Lantern First Flight to La Ronde will not make it a good coaster either.  Shocking!

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  12. 19 minutes ago, bert425 said:

    ^ yup.

     

    we were there on an apparently "busy" day 2 years ago:

     

    they got LOTS of space.

    This park looks like a Roller Coaster Tycoon mistake where you spent all your loan on land and paths, before you build enough rides.  Just a couple of peeps walking around saying I want to go on something more exciting than Dragon Mountain.

  13. More food, no rides productions present:

    Knott's Berry Farm is excited to announce a new seasonal food and retail event, this time celebrating the merriest season of all, with Knott's Taste of Merry Farm. While the theme park remains closed, Christmas spirit still shines bright this year with holiday charm brimming out of every corner of the park, as Knott's wondrously transforms with enchanted décor, thousands of twinkling lights, miles of festive garland, and a variety of picturesque holiday settings, all serving as a backdrop to the tastiest holiday foods around.

    With over 60 unique food and drink items offered on the tasting card, guests can choose from popular flavors of the season like Fully Loaded Turkey Dinner Tater Tots and Comet's Cinnamon Bun with a Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans, plus options for all dietary preferences. Guests can take care of their holiday shopping at Knott's one-of-a-kind stores filled with exclusive Knott's specialty items or discover rare, handmade, and personalized gifts from over 23 artisan local crafters, including Knott's famous glassblower and chainsaw carver.

    The only way to experience the limited time Knott's Taste of Merry Farm is with a tasting card purchased in advance at knotts.com (a tasting card is required for event entry). Scheduled dates are November 20-29, December 4-6, December 11-13, December 18-24, December 26-30, and January 1-3.

    Adult tasting cards (ages 12+) are priced at $40 (plus tax) and will include five food tastings, and Junior tasting cards (ages 3-11), including three food tastings, are $20 (plus tax). Tasting cards are date specific and must be purchased online at knotts.com or through the Knott's Berry Farm mobile app prior to the date of visit. Knott's Taste of Merry Farm hotel packages are also available at Knotts.com. In order to manage proper physical distancing of guests, Knott's Taste of Merry Farm tasting cards will be limited each day and may sell out.

  14. I received an email from Knott's today asking Californians to help reopen the parks by messaging the governor.  It took me only a couple of minutes to copy and paste some stuff, so it is super easy, and please try to help out too.

    https://reopencaamusementparks.com/

    "California Parks Are Ready to Reopen Responsibly

    California Attractions and Parks Association is the only statewide association that represents the permanent amusement park industry. The association was incorporated in 2003 and opened offices in Sacramento in February 2004.

    CAPA serves as the voice of the attractions and amusement industry, working closely with legislators and regulators on issues of regulation, tourism, and ride safety. 

    CAPA is also the industry's information source, providing updates on ride inspections, reporting requirements, and legislation that has the potential to impact our industry.

    Sign the letter and let Governor Gavin Newson know that California parks are ready to reopen responsibly. "

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  15. I received an email from Knott's today asking Californians to help reopen the parks by messaging the governor.  It took me only a couple of minutes to copy and paste some stuff, so it is super easy, and please try to help out too.

    https://reopencaamusementparks.com/

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    California Parks Are Ready to Reopen Responsibly

    California Attractions and Parks Association is the only statewide association that represents the permanent amusement park industry. The association was incorporated in 2003 and opened offices in Sacramento in February 2004.

    CAPA serves as the voice of the attractions and amusement industry, working closely with legislators and regulators on issues of regulation, tourism, and ride safety. 

    CAPA is also the industry's information source, providing updates on ride inspections, reporting requirements, and legislation that has the potential to impact our industry.

    Sign the letter and let Governor Gavin Newson know that California parks are ready to reopen responsibly. "

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