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  1. Several of us got to participate in a photo/video shoot for Sally Dark Rides on Wednesday. And we got lots of rides in the process. Sworn to not reveal details on the 4D Volcanu-Quest for the Golden Idol but I'll say this....It's the best dark ride I've ridden. Very immersive and people are going to love it. Things are still running a bit behind in the park but they're making good progresson construction and detail stuff. . Like everywhere, staffing is an issue too. They still have June 10 on the calendar for opening but that could certainly get pushed.
  2. I almost think they're going to have a bigger problem with labor for the first season than finishing the park. Not only do they have to staff the waterpark but now this as well. Eric Bertch (from the family that is building it) said they basically have all of the 14 and 15 year old eligible positions filled but the 16 and over positions have a ton of openings. With that in mind they aren't going to pre-sell season passes or multi-day tickets for the first season. Optimistically they might make mid-June but the log flume and the launch coaster are lagging somewhat. They just got the launch hydaulics in and it's not totally installed yet. The Carousel isn't on site yet and I don't think the Zulawa Wave "Music Express" ride was either, if they're still installing that one in this phase. There's some great attention to detail in the theming for the various realms but it's got a long way to go. This park is deceiving in looks. When you first walk through the gates it doesn't look likie much but as you traverse the park pathways there's so much more. We didn't see anything other than the loading area for the dark side but based on the descriptions it's going to be very good as it has all of the latest bells and whistles that Sally has to offer.
  3. Pic of the new trains below. One was in the station and this one was parked at the brake run.
  4. Things are on track for this park to open on June 3. Probably going to be some training "soft opening" dates as well. I'm doing a construction tour this Sunday. They have part of their website up and running now as well. Lost Island Theme Park
  5. ]It's because it's technically beyond straight down for part of the first drop. Difficult to explain but there's a few feet of track that are inward from 90 degrees. Kind of a silly claim but it is what it is.
  6. I'll believe it when I see it but lost island Waterpark near waterloo, IA has announced a 200 acre Theme Park opening in 2022. Lost Island Theme Park
  7. Great report...I'm an hour and a half away and I'm guilty of not visiting here enough. Like you I have the SF Membership and go to SFGAm a few times a year and Cedar Point a couple times a year. Granted they are two different animals but SF is really starting to irritate me with poor operations and service. Your report has inspired me to hit adventureland a couple times before the season is over I'll choose quality over quantity of rides.
  8. Hopefully this helps....Last time I was at Union Station there wasn't much in there. I think I Pricelined a room at the Hotel for like $50.
  9. Mabel's downtown has Cleveland Style BBQ. The sauce is mustard based.
  10. Agreed, Famous Daves is OK if there aren't other choices. I'm not crazy about "Cleveland style" BBQ which I tried in Cleveland on one of my visits. I actually thought the brisket at BackBeatQ was better than FD. I'm within four hours of KC and STL as well and I always visit Q39 in KC. Same with Bogarts in STL. Ok...Back to coasters........
  11. Things were a little more normal around the park today. The train was back running (it was down Sunday due to water) and the beach at Breakers was at least partially accessible. Still lots of water around parking lots for some of the employee housing. Valravyn was doing more testing this morning but still not open.
  12. Nothing to do with coasters....Water, water everywhere on the outskirts of the park. Much worse than when I was here last month. Even part of the ADA section of the main lot has some water. Side note....Caught part of a rehearsal for the band that plays for Cedar Point Nights on the stage by Windseeker today. I think they sound even better than last year.
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