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  1. After checking the Park Calendar on the park's website, it looks like the opening for Cedar Point Shores has been moved from tomorrow to Sunday. Another thing to note, according to the National Weather Service, the Lakeshore Flood Warning set today will only last until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, but wind speeds will still be over 20 mph all throughout the day, so I would still be cautious about if the main park will be open or not.
  2. As an Admissions Associate, I can confirm that Steel Vengeance is only open for early access on the weekend.
  3. What a fun night! Even if I didn't have the win, it made 2 years of missed West Coast Bashes worth the hold-off.
  4. Manta at SeaWorld San Diego has two great twisted flojector hills in the second half. Flying Turns at Knoebels does a lot of crazy fun whips and turns after that second lift. Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain does a decent backwards launch, a crazy hangtime moment back up the dive loop, a good forwards launch, and then possibly the craziest airtime moment at Magic Mountain, especially in the very back row, with that drop into the brakes.
  5. A warmed up GhostRider makes its second half beyond legendary. Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia. The trim brakes in the middle of the ride do hit, but they don't take away from those final 3 flojector hills. Griffon. It goes from vertical drop, to inversion, to airtime hill, to splashdown, to a scenic turnaround which leads to one final airtime hop. Iron Dragon. The first half did nothing, but the second half over the water more than made up for it.
  6. Here's the official first run testing video put out by Hersheypark. [fbvideonew] [/fbvideonew]
  7. Rick May, who voice acted as Peppy Hare and Andross in Star Fox 64, Dr. M in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, and most importantly Soldier in Team Fortress 2, has died at 79 after contracting COVID-19, along with having other diseases.
  8. 1. How many parks did you visit in 2019? 12. The first park I've visited last year was Disney's Animal Kingdom, and the last was SeaWorld San Diego. 2. Best new-for-2019 (or new-to-you-in-2019) ride? Copperhead Strike. 3. Name the first 3 coasters that come to mind. GhostRider, Top Thrill Dragster, and Iron Gwazi. 4. What was the best flat ride you rode in 2019? Swamp Ape at Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure (indoor Scrambler). 5. What is your favorite RMC under 130 feet? Twisted Colossus. 6. What was the last Premier coaster that you rode? Electric Eel. 7. Name a park you've been to that you're already planning to revisit. Busch Gardens Tampa, because Iron Gwazi and WrestleMania. 8. What is your home park and how many times did you visit in 2019? I could say Disney World, so 3 times. 9. What park are you most looking forward to visiting in 2020? For a park that I know for sure that I'm visiting, probably Six Flags Magic Mountain. 10. Kennywood or Dollywood? Pick one I've only visited Dollywood. 11. What ride/coaster disappointed you the most in 2019? Not really anything, I've just had a lot of surprises all throughout the year. 12. You're at Great Adventure. You play that racist-ish gong game and win a one hour ERT session for you and your friends on ONE coaster of your choice. But damn! El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro are all down! So you ride... (What's supposedly the almighty) Skull Mountain. 13. What is the last coaster that changed your top 10? GhostRider. Went from my top 20 to my top 5 with just one ride during Scary Farm. 14. Most recent park food you ate. Street Tacos at Disney California Adventure. 15. What park do you wish was your home park? Walt Disney World. 16. What 2020 attraction do you have the biggest boner for? Iron Gwazi or Pantheon. 17. What park will you visit next? Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure in March (because I work there). For major parks though, Busch Gardens Tampa. 18. Favorite breakfast before a day at a park? Pumpkin Spice Beignets at Port Orleans: French Quarter (I was staying at Riverside) before heading to Magic Kingdom. 19. Cedar Fair park you visited most recently? Knott's Berry Farm during Scary Farm. 20. Was it awesome? Yes, as it was my first Halloween Haunt event at a park. 21. Skyrush or Candymonium? Give me -2g's of airtime any day. 22. What 2 overseas parks do you want to visit the most? Tokyo DisneySea and Phantasialand. 23. The best B&M coaster you rode in 2019 was? Fury 325. 24. What is the saddest/dirtiest credit whore thing you've ever done? Probably Woodstock Express at Cedar Point. 25. Last time you bought fast pass? Dollywood last year in July. 26. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2019? 90 minutes for Xcelerator. Because of the long wait, I missed out on 3 mazes and The Hanging. 27. What season passes/membership do you currently have? Disney World Silver Pass and Six Flags Platinum Membership. 28. If you could go to a park with anyone on this forum for a day who would it be and to what park? I haven't really spent too much time to know most of the members on here, so I'll give this a pass (for now). 29. Battle of the Busch 2020: Iron Gwazi or Pantheon - which would you rather ride? Pantheon, because I want to try out the New Gen Intamins. 30. Most times you've ridden one coaster (rough estimate or exact if you're a super nerd) 22 rides in a single day on Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom. I'm surprised I even kept count. 31. Congrats! You just won passes to spend A WEEK at the park of your choice! Dorney Park or Valley Fair? Pick one and why. Dorney Park, because they have Demon Drop. 32. Talk about a park food that knocked your socks off Meatloaf Stacker at Dollywood. 33. Pick one: Kumba or Montu Kumba 34. What are your three least favorite woodies? Gwazi, Great American Scream Machine, and Carowinds' Hurler. 35. Best sweet snack at a park (degree of difficulty: not Dollywoods cinnamon bread) Elephant Ears at Cedar Point. 36. Kings Island is on the phone and they want you to decide what is going in the old Vortex spot. What do you add? RMC T-Rex coaster 37. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2020 ride) For what I might ride next year, Intimidator 305. 38. Name 3 parks you want to visit in the next 3 years. Just sticking with the US, Silver Dollar City, Six Flags Great Adventure, and Kings Dominion. 39. Name 3 other forum members you hope fill this out. See 28. 40. Show us how cool you are by posting a picture of yourself on a coaster or in front of coaster. Bonus points if you're holding a sign with a number on it like the nerd you are. I may have some on-ride photos to show later, but no signs are involved.
  9. Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure This is a brand new amusement park that opened over the summer of 2019 in Panama City Beach, FL. This park is in the place of the old Miracle Strip Pier Park, and even though there's only 5 rides here, this is a "Quality > Quantity" type of park. The rides are Blue Hole, a spinning bumper cars ride, Yacuma, a Wipeout ride, Eye of the Kraken, an 80-foot tower swing, Marrakesh Road Rally, electric go karts with multiple racing modes, and Swamp Ape, an indoor Scrambler. The park is open seasonally from March to October, and two new Mini Golf courses are currently under construction. Here is the website for more info: http://wongoadventure.com/ Park Entrance Blue Hole Blue Hole Yacuma Yacuma Yacuma Eye of the Kraken Eye of the Kraken Eye of the Kraken Marrakesh Road Rally Marrakesh Road Rally Swamp Ape Swamp Ape Swamp Ape
  10. 1. Steel Vengeance: Enough said. 2. Lightning Rod: This year, there is no slow down or early release off the launch. Easily the fastest paced and most intense airtime machine I've ridden. 3. Twisted Colossus: If there's ever an ERT session at Magic Mountain and this is open, marathon it! Dueling almost every time. Even without the dueling though, the airtime here is still brilliant. 4. Storm Chaser: The only coaster which I can say I've ridden 20+ times in one day. Not as long or packed to the brim as some others, but still an unforgettable ride. 5. Twisted Cyclone: Only on the low end for its shortness. Some of the best pacing on an RMC too.
  11. 1. Cedar Point 2. Knott's Berry Farm 3. Carowinds 4. Kings Island
  12. Since everyone is showing off their list, I'm going to show off mine (it has slightly changed since voting). Best: 1- Steel Vengeance 2- Fury 325 3- Lightning Rod 4- Twisted Colossus 5- Maverick 6- Storm Chaser 7- The Voyage 8- Skyrush 9- Twisted Cyclone 10- Goliath (SFOG) 11- Lightning Run 12- Phoenix 13- Full Throttle (I can already see a lot of shocked faces) 14- Millennium Force 15- Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom) 16- GhostRider 17- Xcelerator 18- Top Thrill Dragster 19- Kumba 20- Montu 21- Afterburn 22- X2 23- Storm Runner 24- Mystic Timbers 25- Intimidator Worst: 171- Dahlonega Mine Train 172- Trailblazer (Hersheypark) 173- T3 174- Corkscrew (Cedar Point) 175- Runaway Mine Train (SFOT) 176- Vortex (Carowinds) 177- Coast Rider 178- La Vibora 179- Big Apple Coaster 180- Green Lantern: First Flight
  13. 1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3. YOLOcoaster, Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom), and Storm Chaser. 2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018? 14. 3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite? Both Knott's & Magic Mountain West Coast Bash days. 4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)? Steel Vengeance from a quality standpoint, but deep down, Toy Story Land is definitely the best for giving everyone more to do at Hollywood Studios. 5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018? HangTime. I wouldn't be surprised if Gerstlauer cloned this ride. 6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018? The Meatloaf Stacker at Granny Ogle's Ham 'n' Beans at Dollywood. 7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson? HangTime. 8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019. Dollywood, it's always an annual thing to go here. 9. Best ride themed to a bird? Phoenix. 10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018? Boo Blasters at Kings Island was a massive disappointment, even for a cheaper amusement park dark ride. 11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride) Do-dodonpa. 12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to? For ones I may ride next year, Copperhead Strike or the Potter IoA coaster. Overall, Hakugei. 13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind. Kings Island. 14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose... Space Mountain. Ejector air in the dark all day. 15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme? Have only done Holiday in the Park. 16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion? Wicker Man (starring Nicolas Cage). 17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently? Magic Mountain. 18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one. Intamin. 19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one. Dominion. 20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018? Nearly 2 hours for Steel Vengeance. 21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other? I don't really keep count, but probably Technic Coaster at Legoland California. 22. Best drop tower under 150 feet? If you count its 130 ft shaft, then Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios. If not, then Reese's Tower on Hershey Triple Tower. 23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more) Maverick. 24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one. Log flumes. 25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides? I don't even know what to count as my home park anymore. 26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why? Knott's Berry Farm, because it has the Catawampus. 27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit. Again, I am in a cluster of major parks being 5 hours away, so I can't really tell. 28. Launch or Lift? Launch. 29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018? I almost did at Kings Island. 30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster? The worst I've ever been on was Gwazi, but out of the ones still operating, Great American Scream Machine. 31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult? General Disney fans are cool, but Disney fanboys are just a confused mess. 32. Best Batman themed ride? Tough choice between Batman: The Ride, Batman: The Ride, and Batman: The Ride, but I'll have to choose Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, because it's technically a Batman themed ride. 33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you. T-shirts, park maps, and fridge magnets. 34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you) If you somehow count it, Lightning Rod. If not, the Voyage. 35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something? I've been hit in the eye with a spec of dust, but that's about it. 36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case. In the words of The Rock, "It doesn't matter". 37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss? Sometimes nah, other times yaaaaassssss. 38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode? I think Scream at Magic Mountain. 39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose? Churros all the way. I even have a churro themed shirt. 40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!) Here's a really good one on Test Track. I'm at the very bottom.
  14. 2004: Journey to Atlantis (SeaWorld San Diego) 2007: Sierra Sidewinder (Knott's Berry Farm) 2011: WindSeeker (Knott's Berry Farm) 2012: Manta (SeaWorld San Diego) 2013: Texas Sky Screamer (Six Flags Over Texas) Full Throttle (Six Flags Magic Mountain) Boardwalk Expansion (Knott's Berry Farm) 2014: Speedy Gonzales' Hot Rod Racers (Six Flags Magic Mountain) 2015: Voyage to the Iron Reef (Knott's Berry Farm) 2016: Lightning Rod (Dollywood) Mako (SeaWorld Orlando) 2017: Drop Line & WhistlePunk Chaser (Dollywood) Hershey's Triple Tower (Hersheypark) InvadR (Busch Gardens Williamsburg) Justice League: Battle for Metropolis (Six Flags Magic Mountain) Submarine Quest (SeaWorld San Diego) 2018: HangTime (Knott's Berry Farm) Electric Eel (SeaWorld San Diego) Twisted Cyclone (Six Flags Over Georgia) Steel Vengeance (Cedar Point) CraZanity (Six Flags Magic Mountain) Slinky Dog Dash (Disney's Hollywood Studios) Updated in bold.
  15. Confirmed (by default): Walt Disney World SeaWorld San Diego Knott's Berry Farm Six Flags Magic Mountain Dollywood Highly Possible, but Not Confirmed: Six Flags Over Georgia Legoland California Fun Spot America (Kissimmee) Possible, but Not Too Likely: Carowinds Cedar Point Disneyland Resort Busch Gardens Tampa State Fair of Texas Summer Road Trip (Possible, but Not Too Likely): Six Flags St. Louis Silver Dollar City Frontier City Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  16. Finally something to make the back edge of the park interesting! Also, are those comfort collars I see in the animation?
  17. I'm just going to narrow things down with a few categories. Best Coaster for Airtime: Steel Vengeance Coaster with Most Intense Airtime: Skyrush Best Coaster for Floater Air: Intimidator Best Coaster for Hangtime: Full Throttle Coaster(s) with Most Surprising Airtime: Space Mountain (WDW) & Goliath (SFOG) Coaster with Most Disappointing "Airtime":Hurler (Carowinds) Best Airtime Moment(s): Quad Down on Lightning Rod
  18. Flights and tickets are now booked! It's about time for my 4th WCB.
  19. Literally yesterday, Kings Island said that they were going to make an announcement today. I'm absolutely laughing at the people who say that this announcement is "over-hyped", especially in the Facebook/Instagram livestream comments. But with that said though, the more antique car rides in this world, the better.
  20. Stay until the park closes for Electric Ocean, don't miss Orca Encounter, try to marathon Electric Eel and Manta when it gets late, get a front row ride on Manta while doing that marathon, and look for a good Taco Shop outside of the park and get a carne asada/California burrito for dinner, you can't miss out on it.
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