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  • Birthday 01/29/1975

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  1. Just about to hop into the car to make the 10 and a half hour trek to Holiday World. Can't wait to get my butt back on the Legend,Raven and Voyage tomorrow and oh how could I forget Thunderbird. It's going to be a fantastic weekend
  2. Very similiar story here as well. My buddy and our girlfriends were going to make our first ever trip down to Dollywood this weekend but yesterday we decided to go to Holiday World and Kentucky Kingdom instead. I know even without Lightning Rod that we would have a great time at the park but it might be 6 or 7 more years before we ever decide to make the almost 12 hour drive down so it's just better for us to postpone the trip (maybe October) until the ride that finally got us wanting to visit Dollywood in the first place is finally open.
  3. I have my fingers crossed that this will be true. We have been holding off on finalizing any plans to make the 12 hour drive down to Dollywood on the 12th until we get news that Lightining Rod is open.
  4. Storm Chaser looks amazing. Great pacing and looks like plenty of pops of airtime. I wonder if they will play the" tornado siren" when they dispatch the train. It would be a neat effect but I am sure it would drive the ops nuts after a while lol.
  5. Finally we are seeing some signs of something going on with Lightening Rod. My friends and I have been keeping an eye on the status of Lightening Rod for the last couple of weeks in the hopes it might be up and running for the weekend of May 14th. I am still not very optimistic that Dolly's new toy will be ready by then but in the event it isn't we will head towards Indiana and Kentucky instead.
  6. My buddy keeps telling me how great Minebuster used to be before they retracked it many years ago. I never had the pleasure of riding the old version because back in the day I was terrified of Roller Coasters and you could'nt drag me on one but I will always have a place for Minebuster in my heart because it was the coaster that I faced those fears on and ever since that first ride on it I have'nt looked back...now I just want taller,faster and crazier lol
  7. Finally the NFL season begins tonight.....to quote the great Daniel Bryan......YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!! YES!!!! I am a Buffalo Bills fan but I will cheer for anyone who is facing the Patriots so tonight I will be backing the Black and Gold of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  8. Monster 4 game series between my Blue Jays and the Yankees begins tonight. Hopefully the Jays can take at least 3 out of the 4 but I have'nt been too impressed by their play the last week or so.
  9. Man...next year is a pretty stellar year for new coasters but there is only one that really stands out as the most anticipated in my books and that is Lightening Rod at Dollywood. I have been wanting to visit Dolly wood for a couple of years now and this addition has finally gotten me and my buddy seriously considering a trip for next year. The second one on my list is The Joker.......love the colour scheme and this coaster plus Twisted Colossus at SFMM has me pondering a trip out to California in the next 2 or 3 years. The last few years have been a great time for us coaster enthusiasts and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.
  10. Glad you had a great time at our park and I disagree on your opinion of the trifecta of suck. Minebuster is quite tolerable when you ride in the middle row of the car which is the only row not sitting on wheels. I would put Wild Beast in Minebuster's place as it is one of the many rides I avoid when I visit. Hopefully 2017 will be the year we get a third fantastic coaster but I have an uneasy feeling that we will end up gettting a standard Wing Rider but maybe Cedar Fair will be nice and give us the gift of a Maverick-esque coaster for having Skyriders spot sit vacant for 2 years.
  11. Finally the "secret" is out and we can all quit speculating about whether they changed the name or not. Personally I like the name and am glad they kept it. As for the coaster itself...I said it before but I will say it again...I think it's a fantastic addition to the parks already stellar collection of coasters BUT I think it would look better sitting in Skyriders old spot at Canada's Wonderland
  12. spoiled much, can't wait till 2017? yup me too. i still need to make a road trip to knoebels next year anyway. Might aim for hershey and kennywood while i am at it. Are they going to do anything like fix the rest of wilde beast, or fix the minebuster which is going from YORO (you only ride once) to DERO (don't even ride once) just like the leafs, Ya gotta believe ... With three off years in a row in regards to significant additions I might just take the year off from Wonderland next year. - Guardian.....shootem up ride with outdated graphics and is already seemingly falling apart - This year we got a used Water Slide and a used splash pad complex. -Next year we get a flat ride almost every other park has and another flat which will probably good fun but won't be worth the inevitable 1 and half to 2 hour wait. -our 2017 coaster will probably get "stolen" by Kings Island or Kings Dominion and if it isn'nt I am sure an extra years wait will not be worth it for a Wingrider lol The best addition we have received since Leviathan was an upcharge ride in Slingshot.
  13. Coasterjunkie1975 wakes up,looks at Canada'a Wonderlands new rides,scratches himself and then goes back to sleep to dream about going to Dollywood to ride Lightening Rod.
  14. I think Intamin is cowering in the corner crying for their mommy after seeing this and every other creation RMC has come out with the past few years.
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