Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

kickflipbacktail

Members
  • Posts

    318
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by kickflipbacktail

  1. I'll just say it for all 6 of my parks I consider home. I just moved from GA where Carowinds, Dollywood, and SFOG were my home parks to PA (where I grew up) so now Dorney, SFGADV, and Hershey are my home parks again. Dollywood, Lightning Rod if it's running without fail. If not then Thunderhead. Carowinds, Fury 325. No questions. Doesn't matter if its the busiest day of the year or totally dead. I need some Giga goodness. SFOG really depends. This year I bounced around between Blue Hawk first or Goliath first. I did DDD one day just to check out the VR and have not ridden it since. If I wanna switch it up I'll hit Acrophobia first. Dorney Park, Possessed usually is first just because its my favorite coaster there. The park never has any lines so I'm comfortable bouncing around. Hershey, Skyrush or Great Bear. Every time I go both get a pretty serious line if it's summer time. From there I hit Farenheit and then bounce around for the rest of the day. SFGADV, I usually hit Nitro first and then go all the way across the park for Bizarro and El Toro and work my way back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Well so far at least meaner streak is happening 100%. If any other parks want launched RMCs they'll probably outsource to a different manufacturer. That being said the launch has been working pretty well. They've had a slew of other issues though. I got lucky and picked up 4 laps on LR before I moved away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I doubt this has anything to do with LR for 2 reasons. Rides are planned years in advance so any 2017 sales were made before Lightning Rod was even constructed. That, and anyone who is actually a major player in the industry has a much better understanding of the issues with that coaster than any of us. It won't effect their sales. Intamin had to mess up for YEARS to destroy those relationships with the major US chains. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Completely agree. It's a boring year for the USA. 2018 will be big though. Mean Streak RMC plus whatever is happening with Hurler. Hopefully some parks that have needed new coasters for years like Dorney Park finally get one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. For sure Six Flags Great Adventure Six Flags New England Dorney Park Hershey Park Cedar Point Lake Compounce Possibly Busch Gardens Williamsburg Kings Dominion Kings Island Six Flags America
  6. I'm very sure that any company running a chain of theme parks understands why that incident occurred, which was not in any way a safety failure of the ride, but more so a failure of the employees of that park. Same with the NTEG incident. If they were worried about buying rides from manufacturers that people have died on before, then they wouldn't have purchased 2 RMC coasters.
  7. 5.Great Bear 4. Talon 3. Raptor 2. Dueling Dragons Fire 1. Afterburn Honorable mentions. Alpengeist, and Batman Backwards
  8. Would those for sure be the track and not the cross ties? I was hoping the Mean Streak conversion would be to topper track to keep the ride a wood coaster. Thats for sure Iron Horse track. They havent kept a single wooden coaster as a steel coasters, same as they havent done a single groun up Iron Horse. If it aint broke don't fix it (irony I know (double pun)) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. If it's rides like Hurler and Mean Streak I hope this is EXACTLY like six flags. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I'm still waiting for either a full blue or yellow rmc or a topper track that has colorful running surface. I'm so sick of the red/brown thing! Plus cedar point now has 5 red/orange/brownish roller coasters including this conversion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. RMC track at mean streak. Also KD just teased at their 2018 plans for Hurler with a video stating 'rest in peace for now, 2018.'
  12. Superman at SFOG Boomerang at Carowinds (is the smoother of the 2 I've ridden) Batman The Dark Knight at SF Great Adventure is the best Wild Mouse I've ridden.
  13. Just glad I rode Kraken as without VR and with no wait when I visited a few weeks ago. Walk on on a Saturday beats 2 hour wait on a Tuesday morning.
  14. Even though Ghostrider runs more cycles than any woodie in the country, I'm sure that Knott's will continue to maintain it. They didn't spend all that money on new trains and re-tracking just to have it deteriorate in a few years. The switch to MF trains, along with the re-profiling of certain areas and the use of Brazilian Hardwood, should keep GhostRider running smooth for many years to come. Does it really rub more cycles than any other wooden coaster in the country? That's pretty interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I'm sure this is over in the Cedar Point thread but I don't browse that one. Anyway, for anyone who missed it, another picture of an RMC truck on site.
  16. If roller coaster fans are going as far as photo-shopping images to create fake hype, then I've found myself in the wrong hobby hahaha.
  17. Friend sent this to me saying it was at cedar point. Not sure if he is being legit or not so grain of salt.
  18. I'd assume 2018 would be the year if any but that's just me. That instagram post shows SOMETHIG is getting iron horsed so we'll find out soon hopefully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. My friends are there today and said they got Lightning Rod multiple times.
  20. Well so far they seem to be doing a really good job. It still feels incredibly fast but isn't spine busting. Such a great roller coaster all in all.
  21. lol what? I'm saying since that's already an outstanding wooden coaster I would hope that when it starts to age and get rough that I'd rather see them retrack it instead of converting it.
  22. To be far so far every single coaster that Six Flags has given the treatment needed it. I'm not sure any wooden coaster really needs it. A wooden coaster can be well taken care of or poorly taken care of. It just depends on how well a park chooses to maintain their wooden coaster(s). There are very few wooden coasters that aren't good, many are just rough because of lack of consistent care. I for sure cant agree on that one. I can think of about 5 coasters off of the top of my head that no amount of retracking is going to turn them into a thrilling ride by todays standards. They may be tolerable after some tracking and re profiling but they'll still be medoicore wooden coasters. Georgia Cyclone is a perfect example. I do think that some rides are better off being restored, like Ghost Rider. I'm very glad that they decided to give that TLC instead of RMCing it. I hope when thunderhead starts to show signs of age that Dollywood does the same, and so on and so forth for coasters of a similar caliber. Boulder Dash is currently a great example of a coaster that could really use some TLC but would be a travesty to see RMCd.
  23. To be far so far every single coaster that Six Flags has given the treatment needed it.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/