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  1. I've stayed at the Super 8 twice (two nights, then just one the next stay), the last two summers and I found it to be of great value. My room was clean and I liked the large outdoor pool area (and that the pool stays open late). It's also nice that you can walk to the sports bar from the parking lot after a long day at the park, get some drinks, then just walk back to your room.
  2. I would agree that Wicked Twister and MaxAir are the hardest to get on. I've lost a lot of weight over the past 14 months, am 5'9, have large legs and wide hips, and had a huge spare tire and was just overall very basketball shaped. I wasn't able to ride Millennium until I got down to 275 and at that point I needed help getting buckled in. At 255 I could easily buckle my own belt and was able to get on dragster and MaxAir but not Wicked Twister. If you can get to 225 you should be fine to ride pretty much anything unless you have giant shoulders, that can still be problematic on Wicked Twister as I understand it. Also, I never had a problem with Maverick, even at my heaviest, so there's a silver-lining. Just don't get discouraged. Good luck, you'll be fine! Edit: Power Tower can be a bit problematic too, but even though they don't have a test seat, you have the option of testing it out Just walk up to the exit and ask for a chance to test the seat. They'll let you hop on for a sec in between runs and see how it goes. You have to jump back in line if you fit (which should seem obvious, until you're sitting there and just ready to go) but it's worth it rather than waiting and having to abort.
  3. LOL, I promise I had nothing to do with it. That's what I get for keeping the same handle I've had since a few decades ago!
  4. In other news, Sagebrush Sue's was on fire this morning (maybe 10:00 or 10:30am ish). It's probably, pretty badly damaged but the fire was contained to the structure. It waaaaas a soft-drink and food-stand. That part of the park was closed for a little while, and you could smell it had burnt all day when you were nearby. It was fun riding Maverick in the smoke. There were not many people in the back of the park yet so it went unnoticed by many folk and there wasn't much of a hubbub about it. Kudos to CP and their fire department for handling it in stride. Here's some pics I took: Location Broken windows... No drinks for you! Smokey RMC Maverick, mmm.... Not good. Definitely not good... Nope Time to clear out please. Fire extinguisher
  5. Is anyone visiting opening day? It's sorta been a tradition for me the past few years. Unfortunately, I'm dog-sitting next weekend (2 dogs, though they're both family being my parents' and sister's dogs). But I can get someone to look out for them Saturday and I've got the itch. Convince me!
  6. Ditto, and I got to experience DT when it was fresh and all of the pre-show worked. That was fun, but the ride was tame for me. In my young mind at the time, space mountain was a far superior dark ride. Wildcat was both visible and visceral and far more pleasant to look at lol.
  7. Beautiful trip report, thank you! Visiting Efteling is, admittedly, on my bucket list.
  8. Thanks for sharing! I loved your photos. My favorite is the one of G5 soaring off into the sky/ferris wheel (beautiful)!
  9. Every time I've been to KI it has had a decent line, I wouldn't call it unpopular.
  10. 1. What is the name of your home park? Cedar Point 2. Do you own a coaster related T-shirt? Yes 3. Do you enjoy the Vekoma SLC? No.... 4. Name the first 3 coasters that come to mind. Magnum, Beast , Maverick 5. One park you would definitely never go back to is. Can't think of one. 6. Have you ever ridden a drop tower taller than 200 feet? Yes 7. What is your favorite roller coaster? Maverick 8. When you go to a park three things you must have with you are. Sunscreen, prescription sunglasses, strap for said sunglasses 9. How many times did you visit your home park last season? 5 10. The first Intamin coaster you rode is... Wilderness Run (then Jr. Gemini) 11. Have you ever spent an entire day at a park alone? Yes 12. The independent park you go to the most is. Waldameer I think. 13. Does B&M or Intamin make better hyper coasters? Have only ridden B&M's 14. If it was free, what upcharge ride what you jump on right now? Go-Karts 15. What is the best food at your home park? Pink's hotdogs 16. The name of the worst GCI you've ridden is. I'm still a GCI virgin! 17. When you're not riding something at your home park where are you? At home by Lake Erie 18. Favorite water ride in a dry park (flume, rapids, etc). Flumes all day! 19. Do you get your photo taken with park mascots? Nope 20. Name one personal item you've lost at a park. Change 21. Name of the worst B&M invert you're ridden is... NA 22. Name your favorite steel coaster under 125 feet tall. Maverick 23. Name your favorite coaster/ride manufacturer? Arrow 24. What waterpark have you visited most often? Geauga Lake's in the 80s 25. The name of the fastest wooden coaster you have ridden is. Mean Streak (pre-trim) 26. What is the name of the flat ride you've ridden the most? Enterprise 27. Name a ride-related injury you have suffered. Slipped disc, thanks Corkscrew.... 28. Favorite Halloween event at a park? NA 29. Name the most recent Arrow ride or coaster you've been on. Corkscrew 30. Name of your favorite ride that never leaves the ground (safari, train, bumper cars, etc). Cedar Downs Racing Derby 31. What ride makes you laugh the most? Maverick 32. How many RMC's have you ridden? None damnit 33. Best flat that goes over 100 feet is. Skyhawk 34. When you are on your way to your home park what is one worry that you might have? That I'm going to need to take a shit at the park... 35. Favorite park that is NOT your home park is ___________. Kings Island! 36. How many different parks did you go to last season? 3 37. The indoor coaster/dark ride you ride most often is. Flight of Fear (KI) 38. When you spend the day at the park what do you drink all day? A ratio of 4 beers to 1 water 39. The name of the best B&M you've ridden is? Batman: Knight Flight (over the lake where it belongs!) 40. Name three other forum members that will fill this out. Ummm ahhh, yeah no.
  11. I couldn't keep my eyes open the first time on a flyer. For some reason the hangtime roll on Banshee just makes me contract and close my eyes, i think it's the old, "i'm a fat guy and i'm going to fall out of this thing." syndrome."
  12. This! The only burger that was worse that I've ever eaten came from my middle school's cafeteria. On the other hand, it was a free burger (I think it was a media day perc.) and I still ate it, I was satiated, and it didn't kill me. I'm not a picky eater and will eat anything, but, yeah. On another subject, I renewed my platinum pass for next season and was pleasantly surprised to receive a Fastlane Plus comp for a visit sometime during the rest of the 2016 season. Had totally forgotten about that. Thanks Cedar Fair!!
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