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  1. ^^Additionally, Universal Orlando purchased the land 'under and around' Wet'n'Wild this past summer. Apparently they were leasing it previously. Source
  2. That was a great explanation of how water parks run, Shane. I had never heard that before but it makes a lot of sense.
  3. The gravel area in the mid/upper part of the picture is where the wave pool is going. The gravel area to the lower right will be a slide complex. In other news, they are replacing some track on the return portion of GASM. It appears to be normal off-season wooden coaster maintenance.
  4. It's great to see that Cyclone is getting some love. There were some areas that could use it when I rode it last fall. OK, from what I remember, there were a lot of areas that could use some love. I'll be back to try it out and ride Thunderbolt in the next year or two. I can't wait until construction begins on it.
  5. This looks like a great steel coaster for Knoebels! ...if the details are relatively accurate. It seems a funny way to release details on a new ride, especially a coaster.
  6. I really enjoyed following along with this. I actually got over half of the clues! Hopefully next time I'll have more time to work through the other clues. Some things came up this time around. Premier certainly has been putting out some really good coasters.
  7. I happened to be here when they marked my electric lines so I was able to talk to the guy who was doing the marking. I had the same pattern near the edge of my property with three parallel lines - he told me that marked the main feeds coming from the transformer at the back corner of my property. Essentially the 3 lines means that there is more than one buried electric line in that area.
  8. I just had some of my property marked last year to extend my driveway. Here's the color code they gave me which is standard across the U.S. Red: electric Green: sewer Yellow: gas/oil Blue: water Orange: catv/phone White: area to be excavated
  9. I love your coaster model. I hope you consider making another one.
  10. From what I recall, yes. The manufactures make what the parks pay them to make, though, is what I was referring to. While Premier made Revenge of the Mummy, and Universal keeps up with it well, there are other parks that couldn't pull it off. I'm assuming there is going to be extra work maintaining this ride but Disney can pull it off.
  11. We thought it was cool all the coasters my kids could ride when Paramount owned Carowinds. Fortunately they were older and taller when Cedar Fair bought the park because many of the height restrictions increased. I don't know if that fits into the ludicrous category, but as I recall, one or two of they increased significantly.
  12. That pretty much sums up my thoughts about the ride. I also agree with the rest of your comments. While it is one of my favorite wooden coasters for its concept, It's not in the top of my rankings go because of the roughness I experienced. I rode it 3 times the last day of the season in 2011 and it was rough. I do know that HW does everything it can to keep up with this massive coaster so I'm curious to see what they may try in the future.
  13. Too bad 'good' wasn't a choice. My favorite is clearly meat, but I have tried to cut back on that (per my doctor ) so now my 'most consumed might as well mean favorite' food group is whole grains.
  14. ^I hadn't thought about that. The Gran Torino was given to me by my uncle because he didn't want his ex-wife to get it. The first car I bought on my own was a brand new Mazda B2200 pick up truck. It was a 2wd but I drove it like a 4wd. I had lots of fun times with that truck. I also confirmed that the 120 MPH on the speedometer is legit although stupid to test.
  15. Thanks! It's interesting that nobody else has tried this interesting concept for a coaster train. If anybody can pull it off, it will be Disney.
  16. Had to rib ya a little bit, since it made me chuckle since our posts were right next to each other! All in good fun though.... I'm just glad someone else has the same vision of the awesomeness that would be a "24" shooter dark ride. Although, with as tense as that show can get, I'm not sure many people's hearts could handle the ride! Wow! Sorry I missed your comment. I must be blind. Yeah, that was one of the few shows where I was literally on the edge of my seat at times. We could use an intense shooting dark ride, though.
  17. My first car was a 1972 Ford Gran Torino. That car would fly but sucked some gas, probably due to my driving style (at the time).
  18. I'm guessing it still ties in. Perhaps it gets mounted between the two track rails.
  19. What is that like, 40+ times on a ride in a single day? Yes, that was in a single day. They also opened Goliath for us so I rode that a few times. Nope. I didn't find the ride super intense so that made it easier.
  20. So much for our normal winter. Over the past 2 days we have gotten 9" of snow, 1/4" freezing rain, and another 1-3" of snow are starting to fall here in the Charlotte, NC area. As you can imagine, a lot of the area is shut down and areas east of us got 1" of freezing rain.
  21. 3 in my left ear, 2 in my right ear and both nipples. I took all of them out years ago but do wear an earring or two every now and then.
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