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SoCalJasonland

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  1. I visited the park on Tuesday for a few hours. Mystery Lodge is still locked up tight with no changes visible from the outside. The Mystery Lodge gift shop is open but the clerk didn't know anything about a new attraction from Triotech. I find it interesting that Knott's website lists Pony Express closed for Maintenance, but Mystery Lodge is closed for Refurbishment. The attraction is pretty much Pepper's ghost effect for the entire time, so not much in the way of effects or technology. I also took a ride on Voyage to Iron Reef and checked out the arcade. The arcade attendant told me
  2. Anaheim and Los Angeles school districts don't start classes again until Monday, Jan 13th, so I would wait until that week if possible. Those are two of the larger school districts in the area and a lot of their students have passes to local parks.
  3. I would wait until Jan 13th as the biggest school district LA Unified is on winter recess from Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 10, 2020. Monday or Tuesday, the week after they go back to school will be the start of the slower times. https://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/36/School_calendar_2019-2020_Board%20Approved.pdf
  4. Prices are going up. Maybe AT&T secretly owns them: https://abc7ny.com/shopping/prices-going-up-for-nickelodeon-theme-park-at-american-dream-mall-/5657302/ "EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Prices for Nickelodeon Universe at the American Dream mall in the New Jersey Meadowlands are already going up. The current All Access rate is just under $50, and $40 for General Access. But those prices will increase on November 15. All Access will be about $80. But those who want to skip the most thrilling rides and get the General Access will have to pay about $60. The cu
  5. Paranormal & Special Ops have the longest regular lines, but I don't know about FastPass lines. Good luck!
  6. But hasn't his M.O. been more about getting rid of the free or costly-to-operate elements of the resorts he has bought? I feel like Adventuredome probably is profitable enough to leave as is, even if he doesn't seem fit to invest any more into the property. I saw an article that states Phil Ruffin's primary objectives for the Circus Circus were Slots of Fun being underperforming and he wasn't sure if the RV Park and the Events Center as being the best use of the property. There was no mention of any changes to the Adventure Dome. Unfortunately, the private equity firm Z Capital is a
  7. Knott's might be getting a new 2020 attraction from Triotech. There will be an announcement on Nov. 19th. This makes me a little worried about Mystery Lodge but hopefully, that fear is misdirected. https://www.ocregister.com/2019/10/23/knotts-berry-farm-drops-hints-about-new-attraction-for-100th-anniversary-celebration-in-2020/ "What does Knott’s Berry Farm have planned for its 100th anniversary celebration? Let the guessing game begin as the Buena Park theme park teases a new attraction for the 2020 season. Knott’s and Triotech will make an announcement on Nov. 19 about a new at
  8. That's true. I know a lot of adults that have to work Saturdays and if you have kids in school M-F, then Sunday is your only errand day to go shopping, etc... Chic-fil-a seems to get adequate lunch and dinner traffic during the week to stay profitable enough for its owners without being open on Sunday. With mall stores struggling though, I wouldn't want to give up a busy weekend day unless I was getting a rent adjustment for it.
  9. So, you have to pay to park and it is located in the only county in the USA that forces all of the retail stores to be closed on Sundays. How did they convince any stores to rent there when half their weekend is shot and people have cheaper options on parking?
  10. If you read the Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews for Buffalo Bills, it is completely vacant most of the time. If you stop by on a Saturday when they are having a concert that weekend, the coaster might be open. The rest of the time, it sounds like there are less than 10 people in the whole place, so no use for any entertainment, most of the restaurants, or even table games, to be open.
  11. If Cedar Six Flags is anything like Wall Street, they will find a way to combine Dorney Park, Michigan's Adventure, any Six Flags crap, plus all the takeover debt, into some other spinoff company with just enough reserves to last a couple of years before it sinks to the bottom of the ocean. I think they will call it Parques Titanica.
  12. Unless everyone in your company is a thrill/rollercoaster junky, I would go with Disneyland / DCA over Magic Mountain. Disneyland is probably the most once in a lifetime park for most people if you are traveling from far away. All the parks will likely be busy on that Saturday, so you might want to include the cost of the line-skipping pass in your cost estimates. Knott's is also only open 9 am - 5 pm that Saturday because of the haunt.
  13. I think you are too late. Scandia Screamer / Big Coaster is no longer listed on Rides4u.com. They either pulled the listing or sold it. You can still pick up the PNE Playland Corkscrew though
  14. It really isn't any more stressful to drive here if you can accept the fact that you might average 30 miles per hour and have a GPS driving program with realtime traffic like Google or Apple Maps / Waze. I drive 20,000 miles per year on Southern California roads and they aren't really different than any other major city. You will save some money by not paying for parking at 5 places if you take Uber but the trips could be expensive going across town. The only other option is Metrolink and Metro but you wanted stress free travel, so they would not apply with their holiday schedules
  15. Good, I hate when they do that sh*t on log flumes. I don't mind as much with seat dividers but still, I'm more than okay with this. Ever since I have gone to amusement parks as a teenager with guy friends; I have told the grouper "one person" on a log ride or the Disneyland Matterhorn and always got my own seat. Is there a park that makes you ride with someone else in your lap if you don't want to? Just tell them that your religion prevents you from sitting in another woman's/man's lap if they give you an issue.
  16. I have been on it twice during the week since the seat remodels and most of the logs were being dispatched with 2 people with an occasional 3 people, so it was taking a lot longer than normal. I am guessing the seat dividers added weight to the logs because they do take on more water during the drops. They were seating 2 people in the middle of the log with no attempts to join 2 parties of 2 together to make a log of 4 people.
  17. It sounds like they are not taking out the tram tour from the regular admission, but they are trying to sell the nicer backstage tour that is part of the VIP Experience as a separate add on.
  18. I didn't ride the ones in Europe but the Youtube videos seem to indicate that those cars actually spin. I rode the one at SFMM twice. On one ride, we didn't flip or spin at all and it felt like riding a Ferris Wheel car slightly rocking back and forth through the track. On the other ride, the car only flipped once heading on the final curve into the station. Unfortunately, the brakes in the station stopped the car so violently from the spin, I thought my heart popped out of my chest and felt ill for the next couple of hours. I asked why these cars didn't spin normally and were told they p
  19. They also did that with Deja Vu. Once a coaster becomes a problem, they pack it up and move it somewhere else.
  20. Wow, 16 months of Platinum level Flash Pass for $229 in the current sale is probably the best part of it. Come out to only $14.31 per month.
  21. What? How do you manage to get hurt on Scream? It's one of the smoothest rides in the park! It's not even in the top 10 smoothest rides in the park, head banging, rattle galore. I'm was dumbfounded when I rode Bizarro at Gradv, butter smooth and enjoyable. Not sure where B&M went wrong with this one... If the train rattles through the track, then that is normally a maintenance issue and not a B&M issue. If you get a shopping cart at the grocery store and the bearings are bad or dirty on one wheel and the whole cart rattles and seizes up when you try to push it straight, you don
  22. What? How do you manage to get hurt on Scream? It's one of the smoothest rides in the park! It's not even in the top 10 smoothest rides in the park, head banging, rattle galore. I'm was dumbfounded when I rode Bizarro at Gradv, butter smooth and enjoyable. Not sure where B&M went wrong with this one... If the train rattles through the track, then that is normally a maintenance issue and not a B&M issue. If you get a shopping cart at the grocery store and the bearings are bad or dirty on one wheel and the whole cart rattles and seizes up when you try to push it straight, you don
  23. Scandia Victorville looks like they got the drop tower and a tilt-a-whirl from the closed Ontario location. Neither is listed on their site yet, but I had to drive near here for work today and took a couple of photos. Unfortunately, the park was closed, so I had to take the pictures from the fence. The Sacramento location added a Norway Flyer attraction but that didn't come from the closed Ontario location. The rest of the rides are still listed for sale. You better hurry if you want something www.rides4u.com/rides/used/packages/20 They are building a Tilt-A-Whirl in fron
  24. Pickle dog episode was on again today. I guess it is just a way to use dill relish in a corn dog.
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