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  1. Some smaller parks you might be interested in: Between SF over GA and Dollywood is a small/old amusement park "Lake Winnepesaukah" you might like? Fun Spot Atlanta isn't too far from SF over GA. It might be worth a quick stop to ride the AirieForce RMC coaster if you're in the area. If passing through KY, you might want to briefly hit Beech Bend (Kentucky Rumbler coaster)? When driving through PA, maybe short stops at Lakemont and Dorney? (Waldameer was already mentioned). Quassy and Lake Compounce in CT?
  2. Here's a YouTube version of the previously mentioned video:
  3. So much great content (pictures and info) from your trip so far. So sorry for your loss. I hope/pray this journaling helps with your healing process.
  4. Supply chain issues, labor supply issues, some (other) issues...I wonder what's taking so long? (Then again, it's nothing compared to the absurd delays of that Ferrari coaster in Abu Dhabi!?!)
  5. I haven't bought a Six Flags season pass in many years, but I was thinking about buying a platinum multi-park pass now that would be good for the rest of 2022 and all of 2023 as well. In the past I bought a SF season pass online, but it seems like I had to activate it in person at my closest/local SF park? Maybe I'm not remembering correctly? Do you still have to activate a SF season pass (purchased online) in-person at a SF Park or is that not required anymore?
  6. I went by myself the last time I visited Knoebels. Looper did indeed require two people, but one of the operators happily jumped right in with me so I could ride. I asked him to spin/roll us. I ended up losing count of how many times we rolled over!
  7. https://www.voodoorangeractionpark.com/comingsoon https://fox5sandiego.com/news/california-wire/is-california-really-getting-a-beer-themed-amusement-park/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1J7gaRnc3HHTRDX1zisSoeocyp0j7K7dGzh17BlGm_-NQlWxBrz9TFu68
  8. Old pictures of Lakeside are intriguing. I know what Lusse Auto Skooters are, but I found a picture of an earlier version of Lusse Skooters at Lakeside that I had never seen before. The attached picture is thought to be from the 1920s/1930s. For more vintage Lakeside pics, check this out: https://history.denverlibrary.org/gallery/lakeside-amusement-park
  9. With this single-rail RMC talk (positive and negative), it makes me even MORE curious about Intamin's upcoming single-rail coaster "Big Dipper" coming soon to Luna Park in Australia. I wonder how Intamin's version will compare? It looks like you might still have a similar "straddle position" like a single rail RMC? However, it also looks like (if the animation is accurate) it might just have lap restraints with nothing else over the shoulders? If so, then that's a welcome improvement!
  10. I haven't been on Jersey Devil, but rode Wonder Woman Golden Lasso a bunch of times in one day at SFFT. At 6' 2" 225 lbs, I didn't have any knee pain even though my knees aren't in the best shape due to excessive wear and tear when I was younger. However, I'm pretty sure I remember reading at least one review of WWGL where the person found the straddle position was very uncomfortable. My only issue was sore and bruised shoulders from the shoulder straps. The forces on WWGL are surprisingly strong, and I started feeling the soreness after about six rides during the first half of the day. Another six rides throughout the rest of the day and I was left with visible shoulder strap bruises that lasted for 2-3 days. Perhaps shorter people don't have that problem?
  11. To be fair, it looks like there's a really nice water area/waterfall around the entrance to the ride. You can see it briefly at the end of the forward POV. However, the muddy water in all of the trenches is off-putting. Did they somehow forget to add drainage capabilities? Whatever the case, this Vekoma coaster looks fun!
  12. Energylandia has posted videos of riders on Abyssus. It's still mostly lacking water.
  13. There does seem to be a blossoming brewery district on the East Side of downtown Tampa. If you like hazy IPAs, then I would definitely suggest Woven Water and Magnanimous. I really enjoyed the hazies when I was there at both places not too long ago. They also produce some tasty sours and pastry stouts. Nearby, you will also find Angry Chair and Hidden Springs. AC makes lots of good beers in various styles, so you should check it out too. I didn't care for any IPA I had from HS, but most people seem to go BAT S#!+ CRAZY for their flavored dessert/pastry stouts! If you want to go in a completely different direction and you're craving some traditional lager beers, then hit Barriehaus in nearby Ybor City.
  14. I came across some video footage documenting the destruction/explosion of the Greyhound wooden coaster (1915-1974) that was at the Lakewood Fairgrounds on the south side of Atlanta, GA. This was the coaster featured in Smokey And The Bandit and Smokey And The Bandit II. I searched TPR, but didn't find any other references to this video. For better or worse, here it is:
  15. I visited Dollywood for my first time ever on Nov 21st. I rode Wild Eagle multiple times during the day and at night too. There was no tightening or suffocation from the restraints. I had a great time there enjoying walk-on rides on all of the coasters, and the Christmas lights at night topped off an already great day. Additionally, Lightning Rod rides at night are wild, and that quadruple-down near the end is intense!
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