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Everything posted by leqant

  1. Am I the only person who thought that the record was highest (in terms of elevation) looping roller coaster in the USA and iirc the world?
  2. I kinda saw it coming when I heard there was a shipment from B&M coming to SFFT even though it turned out to be replacement parts. I was a bit surprised that they did not use the quarry wall given that the ride is called 'Cliffhanger' but it seems more practical for the ride to be built where is it instead. Also I noticed that this ride (along with most other B&M dive machines in general) has a more compact footprint compared to other B&M coasters
  3. To makes matters worse, the park had just come off of a major investment (Kondaa). Hopefully this park doesn't end up as the "Six Flags New Orleans of Europe" but the damage look like it could be so. I've heard that some rides faced damage to electrical components
  4. If you're wondering why this ride looks familiar, it's because it's the same layout as the now-cancelled Vekoma coaster Wildcat at Magic Land in Bosnia
  5. I dont know about you but the words 'challenging location' is giving me a hard time ruling out CGA for the new project given how challenging the park is to build a new coaster
  6. A bit late but I went to the Passholder Preview on Sunday 16th of May 2021 In order to enter, you mush reserve at the CGA website for a certain time. You can enter later than the time specified but not earlier. Park hours were 12 pm to 6 pm and you had to wear a mask at all times outside of eating areas. The park was not crowded though the lines at security were a bit of a bottleneck with initially only 2 lines open. While I was queueing for security, 2 more lines opened up and that made security much more quicker. Season passes were made (and my picture was taken) at the entrance gate rather than at the regular season pass processing place like normal. After entering, my first ride since the whole Covid thing was the Gold Striker and the line started from where I took this picture. The ride was still quite rough and was aged but also still very fun. Each group were separated by a row. The Whitewater Falls was closed for what looks like maintenance. It was not the only ride closed that day though. After passing by the WWF, I tried to go on Bezerker but it was closed too. Instead, I went on the Barney Oldfield Speedway. The line was quite slow and the operations seemed a bit unusual from what I remembered. The next ride I went on was Tiki-Twirl, where it was a shrt wait and they kept 2 empty seats between each party. Next ride was Psycho Mouse, which had new paint not only on the tracks but also on the building. Operations were bad on this ride as the did not dispatch a train until the train in front was at the final brake run. Eventually, the started dispatching trains once the train in front was at one of the MCBRs. Overall I waited 20-30 min for this ride Parts of Camp Snoopy was closed for what seemed to be waterpark construction The scenery for South Bay Shores looked really good in person, though I wish they kept the lighthouse or built a new one since it's in the logo. Final ride of the day was Flight Deck and it was a walk-on. They also turned on some of the theming displays, something I haven't seen in a long time. Final view of the park. Overall I had a fun day and it was a day I had been waiting for so long as my last time at the park was at Winterfest 2019, something unusual as normally I would go there quite often given that I live quite close to CGA. Some other rides that closed (from what I saw) include The Demon, Star Tower, Orbit, and Delta Flyer/Eagles Flight, though the rides may have opened since I left. The park seemed decently safe, although I did see a few people violate Covid safety rules
  7. I'll define it as the furthest roller coaster from where you were living at the time but you may have other definitions. When in doubt, use the "Measure Distance" feature on Google maps, which is accessible by clicking right anywhere on the map For me since I lived in the SF Bay Area, CA, USA at the time (as I've always been), my furthest roller coaster from home is the Supersonic Odyssey at Berjaya Times Square Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at over 8,000 mi (~13,000 km) from my house
  8. To be honest I'd take a next gen Vekoma (or a Mack) launch coaster over a B&M hyper
  9. "Megabyte" sounds really fitting for the Silicon Valley, which CGA is in. Especially with all the SV offices next to the park. Though I wonder where would the coaster have been placed if it was built?
  10. It's great to see more thrill coaster in not Queensland, Australia especially since all the just about all good roller coasters in Australia are in or near Gold Coast, Queensland
  11. Plopsa just posted a new update video on the upcoming Mack Extreme Spinning Coaster
  12. I did go today and here are some observations. It was a slow day to the point where I even the Gold Striker was a walk on. The pavement at Celebration Plaza was redone and I like how they did it. Railblazer's track construction is now complete but rockwork needs to be done before testing can begin. The coaster look quite compact in person and there were crew working on-site. A few rides were closed (Tiki-Twril and The Orbit; Bezerker was down for a brief period). There were celebrations at Flight Deck for it's 25th anniversary with people in themed uniformed operating and standing outside the ride and the movie 'Top Gun' was being screened Theatre Royal, under the zero-g-roll of Flight Deck. Here are some pics of Railblazer I took today:
  13. Heavy snow has fallen in the Paris, France region. You can see Oz'Iris in the background
  14. This looks great though I'm afraid capacity would be a nightmare. Also the lift hill has no catwalks, which I find unusual. One thing usual about the lift is that it faces north, like most roller coasters (and all the big ones) in CA Great America do
  15. I doubt the people at Prudential would be happy to see another ride at this spot.
  16. Ottawa, Canada if you go by dry amusement parks. The nearest decent one from there is La Ronde in Montreal, which is 2 hrs away
  17. Was there yesterday. It was empty and I heard one ride operator on the Vortex declare that she was bored. The lines on the Gold Striker never extended beyond the stairs before the station so towards the end of the day, I seized the opportunity to have a mini ERT on the Gold Striker. Got 6 ride in about 40-45 minutes, which is good considering the ride's popularity. I also saw a bunch of people who did the same thing on the Gold Striker.
  18. Check out this article the Onion wrote. Yeah, it's satire. http://www.theonion.com/article/new-seaworld-show-just-elephant-drowning-large-tan-51139
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