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  1. I'm going to try to keep this realistic but I'm also going to base this on what I really want for these parks. GAdv: 2015- 1 or 2 new kids rides. Let this be a slow year to do maintenance for the park. Re-paint basically every B&M plus open a path to get people from El Toro to Golden Kingdom. 2016- big addition coaster. I'm thinking a Maverick clone in MovieTown would be nice. Maybe theme it towards Mr. Freeze. 2017- add 1 or 2 flats to replace Rolling Thunder. A Screamin' Swing or something like Maxair would be nice. 2018- new water slide for Hurricane Harbor. It would be 5 years since they got one at this point and they could probably add Bonzai Pipelines to their drop slides. 2019- finally get their hotel open. This would be the park's 45th anniversary and with barely investing anything the last 2 years, now would be ideal for a hotel in this market. 2020- new RMC to get more people into the hotel. Also cheaper big addition. For this I'm thinking Bizarro would be the likely coaster re-located to make room for this. Not that I want that to happen but I think it's the most likely one to move. Morey's Piers: 2015-18- notice the stretch of years. They need to use as much time as they need to finally build the new woodie on a new pier. It would be a big project that hasn't even started construction so I'm allowing a lot of time for it. 2019- new ride for the new pier. Honestly I'm thinking a skyride connecting the new pier to Surfside Pier would be great. 2020- another new flat on the new pier. Maybe a Storm revival with a tamer version of it.
  2. Overrated- The Walking Dead. I like the show but people act like it's the greatest show in TV history when it 's not even on that level. Underrated- Trailer Park Boys. This is a Canadian comedy that not nearly enough people in the US know about. If you have Netflix I suggest watching this. They have hilarious dry humor that can easily be missed on a first watch.
  3. ^I have to disagree about Outlaw being overshadowed. If anything it seems to be the RMC that has stood out and for good reason. With the exception of El Toro it's the best wooden coaster I've ridden and in my top 5 overall. Need to see the other RMCs.
  4. I would have to say Kraken at SWO. It barely felt like a track was underneath the train.
  5. I actually think Roar is a good coaster if ridden in the back. Me and my friend who are both enthusiasts enjoyed our first ride on it in the back but then we rode it in the front and realized why people have low opinions on it. If you ride in the back it's actually very smooth whereas in the front it's more stapled, rough and screechy. I actually have Roar above HP's Wildcat, Mean Streak, Rolling Thunder, NE's Thunderbolt and Georgia Cyclone to name a few so I think the hate is a bit exaggerated.
  6. ^I'm glad you had a nice trip. Even happier to see you had the same reaction to Skyrush as me when you rode it. That coaster jumped to the top of my list too even over El Toro and Maverick. I have to disagree about Sidewinder's trains though. I thought they were a tremendous help. Having ridden Flashback since then, I can feel the difference a new train makes. It goes from a below average ride to at least average imo.
  7. Depends on how you count age for me. If you don't care about relocation/renovation than Wild One is my oldest from 1917. If that doesn't count for than it's Wildcat at LC for me from 1927.
  8. I'm going to make a top 3 for each since I think a few coasters deserve a mention. Steel: 3. Nitro- best drop you'll ever have in the front row. Lots of airtime on the drop and goes slow enough to tease you going down but still packs a punch. 2. Fahrenheit- nothing quite like going over 90 degrees. That jolt in the middle of the drop is great. 1. Skyrush- only coaster I've experienced that has 2 unbelievable drop moments on the same drop. Wood: 3. Cyclone (SFNE)- I've never experienced such a catapult drop right out of the gate like I did on this. 2. Outlaw Run- not much to explain. Height and steepness provide a great drop. 1. El Toro- probably my #1 overall drop as well. I've never experienced a bigger sensation of falling like I have on this drop. Everything about this coaster is simply amazing.
  9. Millennium Force. I had heard this was the best coaster in the world from several people and anchored my CP trip off that coaster. I never came off a coaster so disappointed and it ranks as the worst of my 7 coasters 200 feet or higher. It's not terrible but it's ridiculously overrated. In all honesty it's barely in the top 5 at CP for me and will probably get kicked out once I ride Dragster.
  10. #100- Kingda Ka! This was extra special to me because it took me years to finally conquer it. Not to mention it's the tallest and second fastest roller coaster in the world .
  11. Anyone know how crowds are right now? Might stop by later today if it's lighter than usual.
  12. I definitely agree with whoever said this is an industry decline. People definitely unfairly rip on Six Flags imo and act like Cedar Fair is high and mighty. I swear Dorney Park has more problems than SFA and people choose to ignore it. I was also at SFA 2 weeks ago expecting it to be the worst park experience ever when I actually had a nice time. It's not the best park ever but it's not bad or anything. To me Six Flags is a company that targets season pass holders for a low price. That business model is absolutely fine with me since I benefit from that. Being in NJ, I'll pay for a $100 season pass with GAdv as my home park over a $190 CF pass with Dorney as the home park any day of the week. SF is also one of the few chains that allow re-rides and just don't care about rain either so those are nice bonuses. Their upkeep may not be great but the badness of it is exaggerated here. Just remember this park isn't Disney or Uni where they master every detail.
  13. Superman: Ultimate Flight at GAdv. Still remember what a rush it was going through that pretzel loop the first time.
  14. This made me LOL! Is it weird that I like this lift view?
  15. ^^I can confirm the 3 adult rule is enforced here too since a ride supervisor told one of the ops 4 adults can't go in 1 car. I think the 5 car rule might be the same too since that's the amount I saw when I was there.
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