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  1. This ride scared the living hell out of me, the brakes were rough and noisy and that was years ago.
  2. If Knott's removed Jaguar, they'd have a good footprint for a customized Eurofighter. I can see why families like Sierra Sidewinder and Coast Rider, but Jaguar is just boring and rough, it's never been good. It would also clear up some of that ugly "forest" of coaster supports. Does the carousel get many riders?
  3. Hopefully Knott's will announce that rumored investment in the mine ride, personally I'd love to see them do something to liven it up like Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain but that won't happen. If they put a new dark ride in the old Bear-y Tales/KOD building everyone will complain it can't compare to the original(s). I'd rather see them try another location.
  4. So, so sad. Many moons ago - 1990 - I was boarding the Demon at CGA; there were two morbidly obese women in front of me who couldn't get their restraints to lock, so the ride ops applied all their weight to staple them in, just one click. Still have a picture of that somewhere.
  5. WDW Magic Kingdom was full, we went to the Hollywood Studios instead, it was packed. Standby wait time for Midway Mania was 110 minutes. The Great Movie ride was a 20 minute wait.
  6. Thanks! So far I am loving it, people are very friendly here, and its quiet - that's the biggest surprise so far.
  7. So I made a big move, a really BIG move, from Arizona to Celebration, Florida. I studied the new urbanism planning principles of Celebration almost a decade ago, so living here really is a dream come true for me. I have been a resident for a week now, bought my Premium Annual Passport, and visited the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. The best aspect of living here is the proximity to the parks; I can pace myself and enjoy the parks in different way. My observations so far: The level of detail in Animal Kingdom blows me away; the theming in the queues for Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, and Kilimanjaro Safaris are the most authentic I have ever seen in a theme park. Everest is like a modern cross between the Matterhorn and Big Thunder Mountain, but way more thrilling than both of those rides. I barely saw the yeti, it went by so fast doubt I could even tell if it was operating. The new Little Mermaid ride is ok, at least there is no wait due to the large capacity. I'm not a suitable critic for this ride because I'm not a child - they seem to love it. The queue is very nice. The Pooh ride is vastly better than the DL version, now I see why people familiar with the MK version complained about its DL counterpart. Rock 'N' Roller Coaster was rough. I know it has its fans, but IMO the theming seems cheap and doesn't live up to Disney's reputation. I don't think I ride it again due to the roughness. People were trying to abuse the single rider line, glad to see the cast members wouldn't allow it. Holy crap, this Tower of Terror is way better than DCA's! No comparison. That's all for now, pics to come.
  8. "I know theres issues with land, but I was thinking. All their family rides are pretty new (heck even fun) but one that's not so fun (in fact quite boring) is Jaguar. Now Jaguar has been there for 18 years (will be 20 in 2015) and takes up a decent amount of room. I could see the park using that room and adding something (I don't think its enough room for a giga/hyper per say) but I think something a lot better could replace it. Any thoughts, ideas or anything new being said?" A customized Euro-Fighter would fit nicely in Jaguar's footprint, with some modifications. I know it would be sacrilegious, but I'd like to see what could be done to make the Calico Mine Ride a little thrilling, something along the lines of Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach.
  9. Thanks for the video, the "new" ride looks so good it reminds me of my first ride 30+ years ago when it seemed amazing and we'd ride it about 10 times. We'd go to Knott's for TMLR, the Soap Box Racers, and the Beary Tales ride. The rest of the rides were good, but those three were special. I'm so thankful they have restored this jewel.
  10. So happy to see the difference at Knott's since Ouimet and Raffi took over. They didn't cheap out on the landscaping, fencing, lighting, station, and with the redesigned log ride opening as well... It's a Knott's renaissance. Regarding Plunge, I was always creeped out by it after the lady's death. I always thought of the kids riding with their mother, seeing her die... it was just too awful for words, totally unnecessary and preventable. Glad to see it go.
  11. The revamped Boardwalk will be kinetic with the three new attractions running. I love Knott's and really wish they would plant more trees along the back property line, within a few years they could block out Western Ave.
  12. This was taken from Knott's Facebook page, I think it will look great at night with the enhanced lighting package reflecting off the water and its cool kids can enjoy a ride with their parents - what Walt Disney said was his objective with Disneyland.
  13. I am so thrilled about TMLR finally getting some love, Garner Holt did a fantastic job! Boardwalk will look really cool at night with the upgraded lighting packages reflecting off the water. I can't believe Mondial manufactured a tower with NO safety mechanisms for the ladders inside; I bet CF is sick they chose them.
  14. Yeah okay... As compared to what? As compared to Xcelerator's top hat. YOLO coaster looks fun to me, kind of like California Screamin' with a bigger loop.
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