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YoshiFan

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  1. I would think they would make an exception over medical bags. I know at other parks like Great Adventure they allow those bags to get a tag so ride operators know they can be brought in line or left in the station of a ride when it normally isn’t allowed.
  2. I'm not sure how new this change is but I was looking at Adventure Island's hours and saw they are now open year round. Last time I looked at their calendar a few weeks ago, closing day was in the middle of November. https://adventureisland.com/park-info/water-park-hours/ I'm glad I now won't have to go to Orlando any time I want to go to a water park over the winter although I still want to try Aquatica.
  3. 15 years later and I'm still annoyed when I think of all the things done to the park by RedZone. They had rides SBNO like Houdini, Tango and kids rides and then over the 2006 - 2007 offseason the removal of Movietown Water Effect, Freefall, the 2nd log flume and I think another ride or two. Removing the safari included with admission for day tickets and seriously considering a no re-entry policy (it was on their website) but they got so many complaints they decided against it. I was so happy to see them gone.
  4. Generally not for the day unless it is really inexpensive but I am prepared to buy it if I am at a park I know I won't be getting back to anytime soon. I normally try instead to have a strategy to ride everything I want without it. When Dorney was my home park, I did buy the All Season Fast Lane Plus every year because it was so cheap ($99 a year at first and then $125) because I used it in the water park where it saved a lot of time and it provided unlimited instant or almost instant access to slides that could have up to an hour wait some days.
  5. I was at the park yesterday for a few hours. They opened the security lines at 9:45 a.m. and didn't test the coasters until around 9:50. I got the first Cheetah Hunt train of the day and with 1 station open, that line builds up fast. By the time I rode Cobra's Curse and Montu and walked back past Cheetah Hunt, the line had a posted hour wait with the line almost to the entrance. Later in the day the posted wait time was 2 1/2 hours. I didn't realize that a lot of the rides don't open until 11 a.m. Scorpion, Sand Serpent, Kumba, Congo River Rapids, log flume and I think the bumper cars were all closed. In a park with so few rides that seems to be a problem on crowded days. Montu was running 1 train that I thought might be because it was early but seeing the ride having a 60 minute wait for some of the day today and longer waits compared to usual over the last few days, it might be an all day thing. Tigris was also closed all day yesterday and today. All passholders got $10 in Busch Bucks this month that could be printed from a kiosk (how to actually get the Busch Bucks was not mentioned in the e-mail they sent out). Combined with the 50% off Platinum Pass discount, it was nice to be able to get around $21 worth of merchandise for just over $1.
  6. It looks like Cobra's Curse finally reopened as it has a 65 minute posted wait right now https://queue-times.com/parks/24/rides/6335
  7. It’s still closed. The barricades were there but no one was standing there.
  8. I could see Wild Mouse also leaving for more water park attractions although it doesn't take up that much room.
  9. I went to the park today for a few hours. I guess the threat of rain after Elsa scared people since the park had very low crowds. Cheetah Hunt was running 3 trains with 1 station. Posted 30 minute wait but the actual was only 5 - 10 minutes. Falcon's Fury was closed. Sheikra had 2 trains running with 1 station with and no line. I tried Congo River Rapids for the first time. I was mostly dry until one waterfall at the end that got me soaked and all the water jet at the end that pushes the raft to one of the 2 conveyor belts caused others to get soaked. Dispatches were fast with hardly any stacking. There was some heavy rain that lasted around 15 minutes but the rides reopened shortly afterwards. I would really like to see some indoor rides added with how often it rains and since the park has so few non coaster rides. It's difficult to find a self serve kiosk that works. Last time I tried one outside of the park entrance near the tram drop off and it didn't print my one time Quick Queue. Today I tried the one near Montu and it stated I didn't have any pass member benefits. The one near Sheikra allowed me to print the Quick Queue. At all 3 of the kiosks, none of the scanners were working and I had to manually enter my pass number. One thing that is taken some getting used to (although not that important and not a complaint) is that at Busch Gardens and Sea World there is no all clear or dispatch message from the ride operator like at Six Flags or Cedar Fair parks.
  10. At the top portion of the log flume after the lift and some turns, there is a small drop of a few feet. I find that that drop usually causes a wave of water and gets me more soaked than the bigger drop. If you want to avoid that (or most of that part), sit towards the front of the log.
  11. Hershey really needs to add more to their water park. A play structure should rarely have any wait to enter let alone a posted 90 minute wait and the water coaster has a posted 4 hour wait. Even their kiddie wave pool has a posted 30 minute wait.
  12. El Toro derailed today https://www.instagram.com/p/CQuAHE8hVf7/?utm_medium=copy_link
  13. They give you a paper ticket when you enter the Chocolate World parking lot with the time on it. When you leave, you hand it to the employee at the exit booth and they take the ticket and then there is no charge if it is 3 hours or less.
  14. 4 hour posted wait for Candymonium on a weekday Queue Times is a great site but their crowd level estimator is usually not that accurate.
  15. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because their parks seem to be run horribly but having to pay for parking at Dutch Wonderland when their website says parking is included at all US parks is annoying. I also wonder what is going to happen if someone tries to go to Idlewild on a day that their home park is closed (especially if someone isn’t aware of the policy and doesn’t call ahead of time).
  16. Cobra’s Curse has been closed for almost a week. It was closed last Sunday when I was there later in the day and I check Queue Times at least once a day and I haven’t seen it listed as open at all since then (it looks like it last operated part of last Sunday).
  17. Maybe they should have just done what Worlds of Fun did and keep just the water park open on the less crowded weekdays.
  18. If it does have a single rider line, hopefully they place it at the beginning of the line rather than close to the station like every other one in the park except Zumanjaro. Many of them barely save any time because you could be in line for a while just to get to where the single rider line entrance is.
  19. I have been looking at Queue Times for various parks over the past few months and can’t believe how bad some lines have been even during the week when school is in session (2 hour wait for Candymonium as an example). I wouldn’t want to go to the water park without it. On a hot and humid day, it was so nice to be able to skip an hour wait for Aquablast and wait a few minutes at the most or be able to ride all 6 Snake Pit slides before someone in the regular line was able to ride 1 of those slides.
  20. Great report. I also just moved to Florida this week and BGT is going to be my new home park as well.
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