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  1. Great America is going to be TERRIBLE on July 5. It's terrible almost every day of the year, because the operations there are worse now than I can ever remember in my lifetime. It's going to be ultra horrible terrible on July 5. You can save yourself a LOT of money by skipping Great America entirely. If you must go, you will absolutely need to buy a Flash Pass to be able to get on more than 3 or 4 coasters. Another money saving tip for Illinois. 294 is a toll road almost the entire way to Great America from I-80. If you have an E-Z Pass, use it! The I-Pass electronic toll system Illino
  2. I just returned home from an Orlando/TB trip. The last time I visited USO Mummy was brand new so that shows you how long ago it was. Comcast really seems to know what they're doing on the theme park side. Both Harry Potter additions are outstanding. The level of detail in Diagon Alley was impressive. I was absolutely blown away!! I was in USO/IOA Tuesday and Wednesday- I had Park-to-Park tickets both days. Both days were fairly busy, but operations were top notch. I flew through the queue lines. I would kill to have a park like this closer to home! I purchased a Universal Express pass for
  3. When does the park open for the season on weekdays? I have to pick next year's vacation now, and I'd like to hit SFOT and SFFT. Up here everything usually opens up on weekdays just before or just after Memorial Day. Does that usually hold true down there too? Neither park has a 2016 operating schedule up online yet.
  4. At my job we pick vacations in November for the next calendar year. I've never been to SFMM, and I'm finally going to go. Looking to make a trip in January of February. I understand coasters there go down for maintenence, so I'd like to hear some opinions on what would be the best week to go. I should be able to pick anything between the 2nd week of January and the second week of March. Are they even typically open weekdays during that time? I'm looking to go to Knott's too, so any ideas of a good time I could hit both parks in the same week would be great. Thanks!
  5. Florida- Kumba Illinois- Goliath Indiana- Voyage Kentucky- Twisted Twins Michigan- Shivering Timbers Minnesota- Spongebob Rock Bottom Plunge Missouri- American Thunder New Jersey- El Toro New York- Ride of Steel Ohio- Maverick Pennsylvania- Skyrush/Phoenix. I honestly can't choose. Tennessee- Thunderhead Wisconsin- Avalanche Virginia- I-305
  6. While I have yet to do a full TR from my first ever KD visit 2 weeks ago, here are a few cell phone pics I snapped throughout my visit. I didn't bring the DSLR because it was rather hot and I didn't feel like dealing with it. I will say that I-305 is the best steel coaster I've ever been on. It didn't disappoint whatsoever. I absolutely loved it!! Here are the pics. Enjoy! My #1 coaster on my US bucket list. And Anaconda. From the top of the tower. Ejector airtime at night. Eruption!!
  7. SFGAm is by FAR the closest park to me- 1 hour- and I haven't even bothered to go yet this year. It doesn't bother me a bit, either. That should tell you all you need to know.
  8. I definitely think there's a place in the industry for RMC/Intamin prefab coasters and traditional wood coasters, they really are vastly different. As to the question of if the parks will continue to order traditional wood coasters and spend the money on maintenence? That should be interesting. Your guess is as good has mine. Good discussion!
  9. I'm 5'11 260lbs, 40" waist. I didn't have trouble getting on anything at KD this weekend. For me the tightest restraint was Volcano but I still had room. Shockwave was very uncomfortable in the shoulders. My shoulders pressed into the top of the restraint, and it was a little difficult to even get my arms in at first. Shockwave is a TERRIBLE ride though. When I say terrible I mean the only one I've ever been on that's worse is Hades 360. Unless you're a credit whore (like me and many others on here) you should avoid it at all costs anyway.
  10. Volcano's Fast Lane puts you directly in the station now as well! Every time I used it on Volcano I was on the next train out of the station. Wonderful! I don't think I'll ever visit the park again without it. I never had more than a 3 train wait for I-305, either. My favorite seat was the left seat in the last row. I didn't try the front at all. The only time I even bother with the front row is on the Intamin Accelerators.
  11. I was able to get 9 rides on I-305 today. They fixed it up good because it didn't go down once from what I could tell. I think I have a new favorite steel coaster, and the Fast Lane is worth its weight in gold!
  12. Eventually, yes. The park is still open for a private event tonight. You can see the park from my hotel room (I'm in the Best Western). I-305 is still broken down. It hasn't run once since this morning. Not looking good for me tomorrow
  13. I was there Thursday as well. I was the guy with the big brown beard and the bright red shirt. Noticed the same thing on Impulse. The one train was vibrating like crazy. I still enjoyed the ride and thought it was really good, but the vibration was uncomfortable. Phoenix was running INSANE though, as was Twister. I had an absolute blast! My last visit to the park was in June 2012, so I was able to collect credits for Black Diamond, Flying Turns, and Impulse this trip.
  14. I'll be here tomorrow too. Also my first time. If it doesn't run tomorrow I'll have to come back next year
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