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  1. In a week and a half, I'll be at Fuji-Q Highland, followed by DisneySea and Tokyo Dome City. They'll be my first international parks and I'm pretty damn excited.
  2. Great feedback, thanks! I feel a little more reassured about the passes. Now, whether I survive the new Do-Dodonpa will be a whole other story!
  3. Does anyone have experience with using the park's fast pass system? If so, is it reasonable to expect that with early hotel-guest arrival (8:30am), we might be able to nab morning or even early afternoon fast pass time slots before the general public starts to enter the park at 9am? We're not sure if the fast pass office is open during early admission or not, but we want to at least be in line for it when it does. The reason for our urgency: Unfortunately, we have to leave Fuji by 4 pm and cannot rearrange our trip to maximize time at the park -- but we're nonetheless hellbent on getting on those four coasters. (Can you blame us?) If it helps, we're going on Wednesday, August 23 (after the holiday/festival). Thanks for any advice you might have.
  4. Notable coasters I've skipped: High Roller (Stratosphere, Las Vegas—argh, in my own city! Regret this one) Bizarro (SFGAdv—floorless rides can make me feel queasy, not sure why, so I skipped this to ensure I wouldn't be too sick to ride KK and El Toro, which I loved and would have hated to miss). Green Lantern (SFGAdv—we looked at it and said, oh, a poor man's Riddler's Revenge, we'll pass) Wicked Twister (Cedar Point—watched the POV and it looked nauseating) Kong (SFDK—after the hell that was T3, I don't ever need to ride an SLC again) Xcelerator (KBF—was on it once, kid who had sat in my row remained near the car and threw up, ride was closed and haven't had opportunity to try again since) Styles of coasters I tend to avoid: Like some of you here, I skip the kiddie coasters. Exceptions: The Woodstock Express woodies and suspended family coasters at the Cedar Fair parks, which are more adult-friendly, and the ones at Toontown (Disneyland) and Fantasyland (Magic Kingdom). Aside from those, I have countless skipped credits in this category and have no regrets. I also skip spinning coasters, because spinning also tends to make me queasy. Exception: I'll ride Sierra Sidewinder at Knott's. I love the forces on it and so far—knock on wood—it hasn't made me feel sick. Otherwise, I've passed on both in Six Flags' Texas parks, and the one at Animal Kingdom. And, I forego boomerangs. Went on Boomerang at Knott's about eight years ago, felt sick afterward, decided I didn't need to ride any of the clones in the future. This also went for both Invertigo at KI and Deja Vu when it was at Magic Mountain—especially after I witnessed another barfing at its exit.
  5. Question for those who frequent SFOT. How busy does Holiday in the Park get on Friday nights and Saturdays a week before Christmas? Is Flash Pass a must, especially on those 5-10pm nights? I'm guessing school is finished for the year on Dec. 16, so I'm nervous. I'd like to avoid having to spring for a Platinum Pass, which I read is required for NTG and Shockwave if we wanted expedited lines. We won't be trying to ride every coaster, though we will likely ONLY be riding coasters. Thanks for your help.
  6. Quick review of my quick visit to SFMM Saturday night. The good: Coaster waits were reasonable and shorter than I expected for a Saturday/Fright Fest night. And the Suicide Squad projection mapping presentation was impressive. The bad: Scare zones were pathetic, especially up front, near Revolution and by Bugs Bunny World — mostly just hordes of half-hearted actors standing around together, barely ever scaring anyone and looking like they were about to ask you for a spare cigarette. There was rarely the sense that someone might spring from nowhere or really make any effort whatsoever to spook anyone — certainly not like I've experienced at HHH and KSF. As we walked toward Goliath, there was a sign warning of "zombie crossing." No zombies crossed or surfaced — just dead space (no pun intended). The ugly: Eighth ride on Twisted Colossus and still have never dueled. And while I was expecting Apocalypse to ride much better now (per reports I've read here and elsewhere), it was rough as f**k last night, feeling even more square-wheeled than it did earlier this year and anytime last year. Oh, and the way the lap bar crashed down on my stomach right before I could pull it down? The ride op might as well have punched me in the gut. Maybe I'm fussy, but it's always some series of disappointments there. Glad I decided not to renew my pass for 2017.
  7. Thanks, everyone. Considering all this -- and also considering changing trip so we hit HW/SS on Friday and KK on Saturday (since we have less we wanna do there) instead. Either way, I'm really excited to be riding these parks' coasters in less than two weeks.
  8. It'll be pretty rough. Saturday is crazy compared to Friday. I don't know enough about KK crowds to give you a for sure answer there but I do know for a fact that Holiday World should be jam packed on a Saturday in July. Water coasters will get 1-2 hour waits, Thunderbird about 45 minutes, all the other coasters, not horrible if you ride around 2-3 PM. It depends what you want to get done at each park (how many flats, slides, etc) to make a decision on where to go and when. Thanks for this. We were initially planning to get there before opening, ride only the coasters in the first hour of operation, then go knock out as many water coasters and tube slides (minus the toilet-bowl one) as we can, and then return to coasters after SS closed. We're not really interested in body slides, flat rides, or shows.
  9. Hi, HW frequenters. So the current plan is to hit KK on Friday, then do both HW and SS on Saturday, mostly because we have to travel from Kings Island on Friday, and we don't plan on visiting KK for too long given the small coaster count. However, I'm assuming Saturday will be crowded at both HW and SS. My question: How much more so than Friday? Should we reconsider which day we're hitting each park? We're first-time visitors to both parks, we're staying in Louisville, and this takes place at the end of July. Thanks for any help you can provide!
  10. Hi there. How bad do the coaster waits on Saturday tend to be? We're coming in two weeks, hoping to do at least a few rides on LR and SC, plus once on the others. Thanks!
  11. Question(s) for CP experts. Is every park entrance open at 9 am for hotel/Platinum ERT? Which one should I pick if I want to ride Valravn first, and which parking lot would be ideal for that entrance (assuming I can choose)? Also, is it rare for Fast Lane+ to sell out midweek, even at the end of July? Thanks!
  12. Hi, CP regulars. Forgive me for the umpteenth "I'm a newbie, but you're not, can I come on DATE and ride everything???" inquiry, but for those of you not totally sick of them... We are thinking kicking off our Midwestern park hop at Cedar Point two days after the Fourth of July (Wednesday the 6th), which I have read is one of the park's busiest days of the season. Are the days immediately following the Fourth famously busy, too, or just standard for July/summer? We are likely going to buy a Fast Lane+ to ensure we get to ride all the coasters at least once, and are even considering a hotel room on site to nab that extra morning hour (depending on how high rates are for that week). If not, we may wait until the last week of July. Thanks in advance.
  13. Believe it or not, supervisors and above have access to those guest comments, and they actually do get read. Keep commenting and maybe the park will start to notice a trend other than "the food is expensive and the lines are long". Oh, I know, and I'm happy for it. I always give detailed, constructive feedback, from the maintenance of the rides to the quality of the food, and especially if a cast member gave exceptional (or, conversely, inexcusably deplorable) customer service.
  14. "Was there anything in particular that caused you to rate your experience less than excellent? Your comments will be read by the park president and the park's management team." *writes book*
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