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Everything posted by josephcissell

  1. So it seems that I have inadvertently booked a trip (my first, yay!) to KI that happens to be during Coasterstock. Any idea how big Coasterstock has been in the past? Big enough to fill up Fast Lane queues during regular hours? I know this year everything is a little different, so I guess I'll be planning for Fast Lane either way now...
  2. After years of dreaming, I am finally visiting this park tomorrow and Sunday. I can't believe it's actually happening. I'll be going back in this thread and searching for some tips about the plan of attack of course, but if you have any you want to share or share again, feel free. Thanks!
  3. Thanks for the great update and photos of WCR! Bummed to see that this ride still has a long way to go, but I really like how those spaghetti bowl style supports look. This coaster looks like so much fun already.
  4. Copperhead Strike at Carowinds. Lots of fun and fits in perfectly at Carowinds.
  5. It has definitely been a minute, but I hope to be visiting the park again (3rd trip this season) in a couple of weeks. Given the recent commentary online about SFMM's Green Lantern getting some sort of refurbishment but not reopening at SFMM, I wonder if we might be the location for a transplant where Splashwater Falls was. Any thoughts from people who have ridden it? I've yet to get out to the west coast.
  6. Just to echo many of the sentiments that have already been shared, I also had a chance to get 2 rides in on Twisted Cyclone during passholder preview day last Friday. Though the footage shot by the park looks very nice, the POV is a complete disservice to this ride. Can’t comment on the back seat yet because the grouper directed my two rides to a middle row and the third row respectively, but I was thoroughly impressed by how great airtime is here. I expected the wave turn to be amazing (It is!) and I expected the two awesome pops of ejector going into and out of the turnaround on the station side of the ride, but what really surprised me was how strong the airtime was in all those little moments after the zero G roll. After the roll, the ride is still hauling and each of those bumps and twists provide the ejector airtime we all know and love from RMC. The end result is that you hit the brakerun thinking OMG WHAT JUST HAPPENED. For me, this ride readily surpassed my own pretty high expectations. Ignore the numbers, ignore the POV (after giving TPR some sweet views, likes, RTs, etc. for the awesome content), ignore the other RMCs opening this year. This ride is fun as hell, feels complete and packed with elements, and marks a huge step up in the overall quality of our lineup. Ride it out!
  7. I have not personally been on these, but several of their recent coasters like Lech Coaster at Legendia and Formula at Energylandia have been getting really positive commentary recently. I don’t mean positive as compared to an SLC or an old boomerang either, positive compared to modern rides from other manufacturers in general. Here’s a nice excerpt on Lech from someone that has ridden it:
  8. Really interesting results and I can’t believe just how dominant RMC has become. In a poll of mostly enthusiasts, I would expect as much, but still cool to see it quantified and to see Medusa’s complete dominance. Need to get to Mexico now... Thank you to Chase, AJ, Robb, and everyone else that made this happen!!
  9. To me it looks like someone rattle canned these trains in their backyard, BUT I’m not trashing it, it’s just different. I’m just happy DL is actually getting something new. This is one of those parks that I’ve never visited, but always hangs around in the back of my mind from some YouTube footage of Superman from earlier in the 2000s that I watched when I first got into coasters and theme parks. I almost have this weird quasi-nostaliga associated with it, so it’s cool to see DL getting some love this year.
  10. I had a similar thought. I’m not sure that SEAS would be willing to sell the Busch parks at any price SF would be willing to pay because the Busch parks are seemingly less damaged than the rest and provide SEAS with a more viable path to future profitability. The SeaWorld brand, on the other hand, is clearly damaged, and I could see SEAS being willing to offload some or all of those parks for a more reasonable price. The synergy of having another California SF park might make sense, and SF has been rumored to want a Florida park for years. With SFFT right down the road, I’m not sure about SeaWorld San Antonio.
  11. Man, this thing just looks incredible. After watching everything I could get my hands on about SV today, it looks like RMC delivered in spades yet again. To think that Maverick is just steps away, not to mention TTD and MF, and that’s excluding multiple rides that would be headliners at most other parks in the country. Unreal. Now I just have to figure out how to get to Cedar Point this summer...
  12. Seems more like an insurance/liability protection measure to me. Again, it's important to withhold judgement until after the trial. Grand jury decisions are not nearly enough. As I’m going through this thread since the indictment dropped and things picked up dramatically, this post stands out as excellent commentary. It’s very important to remember who is saying what in any legal matter. Each side is going to portray their case to be as one-sided and clear-cut as possible, and in the end a jury will sort out the facts and a judge or panel of judges will rule on the law. It’s very easy to read the indictment and think that Schlitterbahn was grossly negligent over a period of time and ignored a variety of warnings about this, but that all must be proven at trial. (generally "beyond a reasonable doubt" in criminal matters like involuntary manslaughter, which is quite a high bar to reach) *edit* Just want to tack on this post to say thanks to AllenA07 for a highly insightful post from someone who actually practices law in Texas on pg. 38.
  13. Man, Twisted Cyclone just looks better and better. That overbank really looks nuts in the best way. Hurry up May!
  14. I have to agree with what someone said earlier about how cool it is to see RMC doing some straight airtime hills. I love all the crazy elements they put into their coasters, but this ride seems to feature more of a mix of traditional hills (probably with the wonderful ejector we’ve come to expect from RMC) and the overbanks and twists they’ve always used. Ride and TPR POV footage look awesome! I look forward to getting back to KD in the next couple of years.
  15. I was originally one of the Kickstarter backers for this project, but at some point I got too busy and lost track of what was going on with it for a while. I absolutely love the art style and how much thought and care has been put into this though! Really happy to see how it has turned out. Now I just need to update to the latest beta and give it a spin.
  16. I fall into the camp that prefers to pay once yearly for a season pass and not think about it again until the Labor Day sale returns the following year. From a business perspective, I can see why they would start to push memberships so that their revenue is more consistent across months when most of their parks aren’t open and they aren't generating much revenue directly from attendance. I can also see why they might want to try to reduce the correlation that each yearly addition probably has on season pass sales by pushing people toward a recurring fee that is very difficult to cancel. I just hope that they don’t start removing core benefits, like the ability to get a great deal on season parking when purchased together with a pass during the sale for instance, from the season pass. On another note, I’m liking the palm trees and fun beachy colors getting adding to the new Coastal section. One of the things I really appreciate about our park is that they’ve made a considerable effort to revamp uglier sections over the last several years along with the new additions. Hoping that former Thomas Town/Deju Vu area in Lickskillet is the next section to get a new ride/facelift.
  17. Really happy to hear positive impressions on Time Traveler. From the sounds of things, because it’s a controlled rotation it doesn’t feel so much like a typical spinning coaster? My concern would be over spinning and getting a little nauseous, but with that addressed, the thought of taking an inversion sideways sounds really awesome to me. I really appreciate that the park and Mack have taken some risks with a new iteration on the rotating train concept, and it sounds like this is maybe the best version yet. For people that have ridden, is there any apparent consistency in how an element is typically taken in terms of the car's orientation, or is there enough rotation to vary each ride completely?
  18. It’s horrendous photoshop jobs like this that remind me of the happiness Six Flags provides in so many different ways. Thanks for the laughs! I hope some unsuspecting person out there actually believes this wooden ride gets torched with impossibly close flames when you fly by lol.
  19. I am legitimately curious as to how long it will be after people move in that complaints are made about noise coming from an amusement park that they chose to live next to. Hopefully, the park wouldn't be forced to change their operations to accommodate any whiners. I’m not specifically familiar with California law, but in general, parties do have a tougher time suing for public nuisance (for noise, for instance) when the alleged nuisance existed prior to the plaintiff’s arrival on the scene. If this development does really go through and homes are built right up to the property line, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before someone gives it a shot with a suit though.
  20. Wow, that last photo from the park’s FB looks awesome. I’m digging the classic feel of the light grey and blue, and I’m so happy we ended up with blue rails instead of red. Can’t wait to ride this, but I also look forward to taking some of my non-enthusiast friends to the park... Such an unassuming ride, I don’t think they’re going to have any idea what sort of punch RMC has lined up for us.
  21. As coasterbill mentioned, I happen to think of Billy Idol more than I think of any sort of history. My only complaint with Racer 75 is that it feels very generic and bland, but regardless, I’m excited to see this area of the park get a much-needed facelift. Apple Zapple is pretty amusing, seems appropriately whimsical for a family/kids coaster. I just wish there was some Snapple vending tie in. That would be cool.
  22. Exact same thing happened to me. Spent a while arranging things, hit save, and it didn’t save. No big deal, just seconding this. Also, I don’t see SFOG listed on the site. So happy to see that this exists now though!
  23. I rode it in 2016 and really enjoyed the coaster, but it was aggressive. There was some amazing air in the very back. The last 1/3 of the coaster had some really brutal turns though. Now my friend goes to Georgia Tech and he was riding next to me. He said it was one of the roughest rides he had ever experienced. In some ways, it was a better version of SFNE's Cyclone. It delivered a wild ride in the back, but the RMC conversion makes it a more marketable, popular, and reridable attraction. If my memory serves me correctly, 2013 is the year they added topper track to the first couple of drops on the ride (might have been 2014 though). It was rumored that if the topper track improved the ride significantly, SF would go forward with a full topper track retracking of the ride. Of course, RMC’s full blown iron horse conversions turned out to be a hit and once SF saw the success of those early conversions back in 2013/14, the topper track debate was apparently shelved. I don’t believe any additional topper track was added to the ride after the initial test for the 2013 season. GC gave me some great rides over the last several years and also some pretty awful ones. Airtime was never a problem, especially in the penultimate row, and the first couple of drops with the topper track held up well. The real issue was lots of shuffling of the cars on the turnarounds, and some jack hammering on the later drops in the ride without topper track. Those PTC trains just do not handle a twister layout well at all. I found the ride enjoyable enough, but it was definitely hit or miss and my non-enthusiast friends consistently did not want to ride due to roughness.
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