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Everything posted by leqant

  1. Personally, I still think that this Intamin Launch Coaster layout would have been a better fit for Playland considering that it has inversions
  2. The layout and stats does seem to fit Senzafiato very well and I'm guessing it might be a relocation from Miragica. Either way, I don't think this will bother the vast majority of people in the Vancouver area, since they wouldn't have even known the region of Italy Miragica is in (Apulia), much less have been there or even known of the park/coaster
  3. Personally, I could see the carousel remain where it is because I've seen cities have stand-alone carousels in their town squares. I want to say I have hope that Gold Striker would also remain as another stand-alone attraction in the development but I highly doubt the businesses would like that. I'm very sure Prudential is really happy about the CGA news
  4. Well this is very bad news for someone who lives in the area like me. I'm hoping that the park can remain open but given how valuable the land is, it's hard for Cedar Fair to not sell it. In case CGA goes, then I'd like to say thank you Great America for making me introducing and getting me into roller coasters and for all the great memories I made there.
  5. This might refer to the upcoming tilt coaster at Energylandia or Six Flags Qiddiya. Either way, it is exciting given that this is likely the first next-gen Vekoma thrill coaster in America
  6. Afaik, most elderly people there did not take the vaccine as they were scared of side-effects and also for most of the pandemic, Hong Kong had little to no Covid spread in the community so the elderly thought they had little need for it
  7. New ride for 2022: Liberty Twirler, a scrambler ride built on the spot of FireFall. Edit: More info here: https://www.cagreatamerica.com/rides-experiences/liberty-twirler
  8. This is a common theory and I'd like to call bs on that since S&S still makes roller coasters in China and has one planned for a European park. China and Europe has gotten a good amount of next gen Vekomas. My personal theory is that Vekoma is booked and busy (~30 projects under construction according to RCDB) and Vekoma wants to focus their North American attention on Disney parks. It should be noted that every coaster Vekoma built in America in the past 4 years has either been for Disney parks or family coasters
  9. I've had this thought for a while: If money weren't a problem, I think a Vekoma next-gen coaster would be perfect for La Ronde. A launched model (I've been thinking the Top Gun model) would be especially good there considering they don't have a launch coaster https://www.vekoma.com/sitdown-thrill-coasters/top-gun-launch-coaster-1 image.png
  10. Coaster stations are far from the only thing that are uncovered here in CA. I had always suspected it's cause of the good weather
  11. How likely does anyone think the B&M's rumoured Surf Coaster would end up there? Personally, I think something like Mako at Sea World Orlando would suit Thorpe Park well
  12. I think this Intamin LSM Single Launch Coaster would be a good fit for Playland. From what I can see, it looks like it could fit in the plot of land once occupied by "Corkscrew"
  13. It looks like they are reusing the old station from Green Lantern for Flight of Courage. Sounds like an efficient way to place a station if you ask me
  14. I wouldn't say it's practical to do a day trip from Ottawa though (at least compared to La Ronde) I haven't heard of it. Is it in Arizona?
  15. I mean in that (permanent) roller coasters are few to non-existant in the area and if they do exist, the are usually just kiddie coaster at small family entertainment centres. Those cities are not necessarily terrible to live in but have poor access to quality roller coasters. I have a few nominations: Honolulu, HI, USA: There are no (permanent) coaster in Hawaii and the closest decent sized coaster is in Northern California. At least there is a water park in the area Ottawa, ON, Canada: The coaster selection in the are just a SBF Visa Group MX608 at Funhaven and an alpine coaster at Camp Fortune. If you want major roller coasters then you have to drive 200 km (125 mi) east to La Ronde in Montreal. I don't know what's worse, the fact that there are no major amusement parks in the Ottawa area or the fact that the nearest one is La Ronde. Like Honolulu, at least there is a water park no too far from Ottawa
  16. 1) At what age were you personally given freedom to roam a park without adult supervision? I was first given freedom to roam the park with a sibling around 10/11 but my parents would still be at the park. Completely unsupervised trips alone started when I was 15/16 2) What, if any, restrictions were put on you when you were allowed to first do this? (I.e. check back at certain times, cell phone check ins, etc) At first it was check back in supervised times but occasional would call. As for completely unsupervised trips, at first my parents would pick me up at a certain time. Eventually I would carry a cell phone for those unsupervised trips as not having a cell phone would leave to longer and more uncertain wait times 3) At what age did/would you allow your child(ren) to roam a park without your supervision? Around 10 years old 4) What, if any, restrictions do/would you put on them? As along as they have mobile phones and can check pack at a certain time 5) If what you were allowed to do and what you would allow your kids to do are considerably different, why? What has changed or what is different about you versus your parents? N/A
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. To be honest I'd take a next gen Vekoma (or a Mack) launch coaster over a B&M hyper
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