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  1. I went to BGT for the first time yesterday and I had a good time. I can't post pictures since I don't have computer access. I might post some when I'm back from my vacation. First of all this park is beautiful and well maintained. I enjoyed the aesthetics almost as much as the rides. The individual animal exhibits were some of the most beautiful areas in the park and they put the Chicagoland zoos to shame. The Serengeti Safari was cool, but overpriced. I was a bit mad when I rode the Serengeti Railway later on and saw all of the same animals. The best part was feeding and petting a giraffe. All of the employees were very nice and helpful. The park guests were pleasant and I met some cool people. This made me less excited about going to SFGAm this season. Besides the Serengeti Railway, I only rode a few flat rides. Skyride is great and it provides some awesome views of the park. It's the longest sky ride I have been on and the only one that changed direction. Falcon's Fury is awesome and now it's my favorite drop tower. This is a must ride. Now for the coasters. Sand Serpent - I don't like wild mouse coasters and I just rode this for the credit. Sheikra - This was my first dive machine and it was slightly better than I expected. The vertical drops had nice airtime and the rest was forceless. Cheetah Hunt - I knew going in that this was more of a family coaster and that's an accurate description. I was surprised that the last row was forceless and that was disappointing. The front row had pops of airtime and some decent forces. Cheetah Hunt is a fun and solid coaster. Scorpion - This is a deceiving little coaster and I was surprised by the strong forces. I wish I had time for a second ride and I hope to get multiple rides during my next visit. Montu - I was really looking forward to Montu because it tops a lot of people's inverted coaster list. I rode in the back row for my first ride and it was rather tame. I expected forces similar to Batman The Ride and Raptor. I couldn't believe Montu had so much hype and I hoped my ride was a fluke. The front row gave me what I was looking for and Montu is one of my favorite inverts. This is a must ride. Kumba - I heard good things over the years, but I wasn't sure what to expect. Kumba is a great ride and it's the best coaster at BGT. I liked the back row a bit more than the front, but both rows are great. Kumba's zero g roll is amazing and it's my favorite inversion on any coaster. The cobra roll is also amazing and it's my favorite cobra roll. These inversions made me fall in love with Kumba and I couldn't get enough. This is a must ride and it might be my favorite B&M. Now if only SFGAm could get a clone or something similar. BGT is a great park and I can't wait to see what the future holds. I probably won't go back until they get another coaster because this is an expensive park. I hope that happens sooner than later. If you are ever near BGT then I recommend a visit.
  2. Intamin - Still can't choose. B&M - It's a bit of a toss up between Raptor(Cedar Point) and Kumba. I'm leaning towards Kumba since I just rode it yesterday.
  3. My list has changed since my visit to BGT yesterday. 5) Talon 4) Great Bear 3) Montu 2) Banshee 1) Raptor
  4. Whenever I hear there's airtime in the front I take it with a grain of salt. I try out those rows and I get little or no airtime. The views are nice, but I'm all about airtime. With that said, I will definitely give 1-2 on Millennium Force a shot. Another airtime row on one of my favorite coasters would be awesome.
  5. Maverick and Millennium Force are good in any row, but the last row is the best.
  6. I love Magnum and it's one of my favorite coasters. I only sit in row 6-1, which is the first row in the last car. I always get a smooth ride and lots of pain free airtime. Everyone I have recommended 6-1 to has had good rides. Hopefully you guys will too. Maverick is fun in any row, but the last row is the best.
  7. I'm going to BGT for the first time and would appreciate some advice on how to go about my visit. I'm not sure if I will be going on a weekday or the weekend. What are good times to ride the coasters and do the animal attractions? Where would you recommend eating? Are the shows worth watching? Those are my main concerns, but other advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  8. Exactly. Good Time Theatre is significant because it was the biggest theater. I don't know how popular the ice skating shows were, but I'm sure Cedar Point has a replacement show. Maybe the Luminosity stage will be used for a new daytime show. The Turnpike Cars aren't much of a loss because there are two other antique car rides. I think the Turnpike Cars suffered from their location as well. That area of the park always seems a bit dead to me and I never waited more than 15 minutes to ride. Luckily Calypso and Dodgem are staying and being moved to a relatively high traffic area. I don't think you will be concerned when the season gets rolling.
  9. I don't think it's plausible either. I was just saying I would prefer something like Fahrenheit, but I do agree that it's an okay ride. I only rode it once and I think I set my expectations too high. Still I'll take a decent Intamin over a B&M.
  10. Cedar Point does have a really good wooden coaster and it's name is Blue Streak. What they are missing is a great wooden coaster. Let's hope in the near future that Mean Streak gets altered in some way or replaced by a new wooden coaster. I never had a problem with the restraints on Maverick and I'm curious to see if the new restraints will affect my experience in any way. Regardless it's still going to remain one of my favorite coasters. They are opening up a good amount of land for a future attraction. I was going to include a picture of the area, but I couldn't get the file size small enough. I'm not too good with that sort of thing. Anyway, the shape of the new available space makes me think it's for a coaster. If a coaster with a vertical drop is coming then I would much rather it be something like Fahrenheit over a dive machine. It's way too early to tell what's coming, but I'm pretty excited. On a side note I will miss the Turnpike Cars and I hope they find a new home. I would love if one of the cars ended up at my home . The new Wicked Twister midway is a nice change and it will bring some more life into that area. It's little things like this that can enhance a guests experience. Good job Cedar Point.
  11. A - American Thunder B - Banshee C - Cyclone (Luna Park) D - Deja Vu (SFGAm) E - El Toro (SFGAdv) F - Flight of Fear (Kings Island) G - Goliath (SFMM) H - Hades I - Invertigo (Kings Island) J - K - Kingda Ka L - Lightning Racer M - Maverick/Millennium Force N - Nitro (SFGAdv) O - Opa P - Pandemonium (SFStL) Q - R - Raptor (Cedar Point) S - Skyrush T - Top Thrill Dragster U - V - Vortex (Kings Island) W - Whizzer (SFGAm) X - X-Flight (SFGAm) Y - Z - Zeus
  12. I doubt the park is making any additions next year. If they announce anything it will probably be some weekend event. Like others have mentioned I think the park doesn't have a haunt due to a lack of staff. After the season they go off to college or are in high school. I doubt the people who live relatively close want to drive all that way for a weekend job. I'm ruling out the weather because it doesn't get that cold. If Valleyfair and Canada's Wonderland can deal with the weather then MiA can too. I don't know anything about a sound ordinance, but I would be a bit surprised if there was one. I would like to see the park try a haunt someday, but it may never happen.
  13. I'm not much of a B&M fan so the possibility of a dive machine doesn't excite me. I would much rather see an RMC Mean Streak transformation or an Intamin wooden coaster. Whatever the new coaster ends up being I will ride it every visit whether I'm a fan of it or not.
  14. I was going to post the same thing. Seeing Shockwave and hearing the screams when entering the parking lot got me excited to ride coasters. It was a bit of a headbanger, but it was a thrilling ride. Superman's thrill factor pales in comparison. Deja Vu is my all time favorite SFGAm ride so I was really sad to see it go. I still get mad every time I see Buccaneer Battle. The go kart ridership seemed to decline in the years leading up to the Hurricane Harbor expansion and I thought they were gone for good. I was shocked to see that the go karts replaced Looney Tunes National Park. The park removed the best kids area in the park and I believe that spot has had a kids area since 1976. The park must have thought that putting the go karts in a high traffic area would generate more money and that makes sense. It doesn't seem to have worked and it's a big eyesore. Sadly I don't think the go karts are going away anytime soon. This may not be the worst, but I'll mention removing Great American Scream Machine for Green Lantern.
  15. Nothing wrong with people liking a coaster. I'm planning on going to BGT in March so it sucks I can't ride Gwazi. I have never been on it and I was looking forward to it. I hope RMC gets their hands on Gwazi because I think they can turn it into a world class ride. Fingers crossed.
  16. King Diamond - No Presents For Christmas The only Christmas song I like.
  17. I don't Mt. Olympus is as bad as people make it out to be. When the park was Big Chief Carts and Coasters it was pretty sketchy. Back then it didn't seem like any employees spoke English and the management were jerks. Most of the time when I rode the coasters my restraints weren't checked. One time I rode Cyclops and my restraints was up high and my seat belt was loose. I damn near stood up on the drop of death and it scared the hell out of me. The go karts had a 3 strike policy, which was ridiculous. The go kart rules were too subjective and I think the ops liked giving strikes. People were getting 3 strikes within an hour. Some of them may have deserved it, but it was out of hand. People were getting strikes for going too fast, going too slow, bumping, crashing, etc. It's hard to avoid those things when people aren't experienced and every go kart operates differently. Thank god they are more lenient now. Ever since it has become Mt. Olympus I haven't had a bad experience. I haven't been there since 2006 so some things may have changed. The ride ops don't always check my restraints, but I expect that. The coasters are usually in good shape except Hades. Opening year Hades was rough, which I didn't understand. I always thought it was fun and I have not been on Hades 360. Zeus is another good coaster and Cyclops has the awesome drop of death. There are a wide variety of go kart tracks and they are a lot of fun. The flat ride selection is small from what I remember. I'm not into water parks anymore, but they have a pretty good water park. I would recommend visiting the park. Did anyone ever go to the other Big Chief location down the road? I never went there, but I drove by it a few times. It looked small and I could only see a few small go kart tracks from the road. Some friends told me that the go karts there were better, but the current park had the better tracks.
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