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  1. I like that Alpine slide too, just have not been on it in about 13-14 years. Is it still a fun ride? Unfortunately that is just one big hill, not a mountain even though they do use a ski lift to get you to the top. The Alpine Coaster uses a cable type lift now. I would love for valley fair to keep the new entrance but i've heard so many rumors from admissions that they are thinking of re-doing it.
  2. I filmed it last saturday. I will be going to the park thursday to get an updated look
  3. I already have my first construction update on my youtube, Im heading out to the park thursday to film more of the demolition progress. They are showing no hesitation in getting this done quickly!
  4. If you look carefully at how he worded it, he might have been suggesting that Mr. Frazier's originally had plans for spilling more beans on 2016 to garyman6 when he last saw him, but he isn't allowed to now. However, that's just speculation and I'm probably wrong . If Mr. Frazier said he could have spilled the beans then, but that has changed. In my opinion that sounds like more evidence of a coaster. If he could have spilled the beans, I bet it wouldn't be that spectacular. I mean you wouldn't have a need to keep a year of general improvements a secret. It would be pointless. Now that they can't say what's happening may suggest that we are actually getting a coaster. Obviously they wouldn't want to keep it a secret if we are getting a coaster in 2016. Thats how I look at it at least. More of an improvement, then a cancellation
  5. Just a small update on what's going on in the park from what I saw. Restroom 9 (Mad mouse restroom) destruction has started. It is locked up and all the signs on it have been removed. The games island by hydroblaster's lot is also closed down. The construction cams are up as well. Lots of progress over the week!
  6. If valleyfair does get a launched coaster, I just pray it has a top hat. I would rather have a launched coaster then an invert, in my personal opinion. Id take anything though (launched invert anyone?) Thoughts on the possibility of some sort of launched coaster?
  7. Great to see the pictures! I briefly spoke today with Mr. Frazier about the soak city expansion and briefly went over stuff about the park. He gave me kind of a rough estimate on how large the slide complex will be. The slider tower will be in hydroblaster's lot and the splashdowns for the slides will be where the subway dining patio is. He knows we want a coaster, but he said he also needs to cater to the family and the needs of the water park. Because the water park was in desperate need of revival. Keep watching to see what the near future holds!
  8. I did map my run when i did a full park sweep shift, I walked 15 miles in 3 hours and 47 minutes. Just a recommendation if someone is thinking of working in park services is, get really good shoes. You'll need them. Anyways the demolition of the subway dining patio is under way. They've removed all of the subway signs and have hollowed out the inner building. On a separate note, I would like to point out the skeletones, Valleyfair's acapella group. I know we had the accafellas in the beginning of the year. I was listening to them today and they really blew me away! It was an amazing performance and this is coming from a guy who isn't much of a "show type."
  9. I find my self spending much of my time spent in line wondering if I know anyone in the vicinity and un-intentionally eavesdropping on fellow riders, all the time wondering if I know them via their internet message-board persona.. As far as working at VF, I have heard very mixed accounts. A few people have told me that no matter how much you are into coasters or theme-parks in general, that working at VF can get very old very fast (as can anywhere). Others have expressed how awesome it is and never getting old. Hopefully I'll find out first-hand in the near-future. I've heard a lot of mixed review too. I love the park a lot, and i LOVE working there. Even though I pick up trash and replace trash cans for a job. There are days when it sucks, and there are days when it is awesome. Its all a matter if you are a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person.
  10. There is a restroom in chickies and Petes, also one in soak city, I'm sure they'll add more restrooms along with the expansion
  11. I'm sure I've seen most of you, I'm almost over 80 visits this year. Its really fun to work at the park, if you guys are over 14 you can work at the park. The best part is being able to see stuff behind the scenes and hear the rumors about new rides or attractions coming
  12. I'm pretty sure I've seen you while sweeping, they don't like us talking to guests unless its a legitimate reason
  13. Dear member loving title fairy, please grant me a title that consists one of these two phrases "Full Fledged Lift Hills In the Raw Supporter" or "If arrow and togo had a baby, it would be vekoma" Thank you for granting me one of these majestic and beautiful titles in advance
  14. He is well aware of the 40th anniversary. When I briefly discussed a b&m invert a few months ago he said we would be definitely not getting something the size of banshee. Which is a reasonable assumption. The last thing we need is more toll booths, we already have 5 or 6. From what I've seen from working at the park, they only use 1 or two booths per day, so we are ample with booths. Its also kind of hard just to ask him for one, its a lot more complicated then that. He is a busy guy, and it might get tiring of people asking the same question a lot, I'm sure he's been asked before.Im a bit uncomfortable being pushy and asking questions about things we shouldn't know about until they actually want us to. By the way, garyman, when is the next hint coming out?
  15. Hey guys I was sweeping at the park and I saw something kinda suspicious. I was at front gate when I saw 6-7 security guards sprinting towards wild thing. So later I go by wild thing and the whole area was blocked off by security guards wearing latex gloves. Wild Thing was evacuated as well. I asked my supervisor and team lead what happened and they said they couldnt say anything. Kinda weird.
  16. Mr.Frazier just tweeted this: "For fun or for Horror? Find out saturday" This appears to be along the retaining wall outside the front gate.
  17. I forgot to mention in my previous haunt post that I got to go into a skeleton key room. I didn't get to experience it, but I did get a good look of the asylum skeleton key, there was 2 really nasty toilets (I'm assuming you'll have to stick your hand in one to get a key or something)
  18. Lights on kind of ruins it to be honest, for the event there were two mazes with the lights on so now I know where all the hiding spots are.
  19. So haunt night was great. Prepare for a long post. Lets start off with the scare zones. Bloodcreek cemetery improved ALOT! They definitely stepped it up this year. Clowns was also better too but I would have liked it to still be a maze. Dino slaughter was disappointing. It was only 5 scare actors dresses as cavemen that you could see coming from a mile away (even without the lights on) (there were no lights on in the park unlike regular haunt). Abnormal alley was just the same mild scare zone as it was last year. Now lets get on to mazes. Bloodshed was great this year, I think i counted 3 drop panels. They added a strobe light area I think. The best part was is that they had barely any lights on in the maze which made it a lot more scary and a lot more confusing. Asylum improved ALOT they added a new area that is like a wall of stuffed animals and there are a few good scares in there. They actually made a strobe mirror maze which has some great scares and adds a lot of chaos to the maze. Zombie High is way better this year, They took the akward maze from last year and really turned it into a great maze, the actors expessially used the space very well. Hellside has got a new kind of claustrophobic layout with a lot of ghillie suit people. I also noticed they put in a lot of dividers so you would be forced to split from who ever was in your group for a short period. They added a open area in the maze that has some fake scare crows and some who are actual people. Chateau was a lot worse then last year, Maybe it was because the lights were on in the maze but it was very predictable, not to mention extremely confusing. London terror down graded in its performance. Even with the new haunt building I don't think they can quite sell that act. It was kinda cheesy at times but very open. Wekilou is the same as last year, I was kind of disappointed with the ending, last year they had a strobe tunnel at the end but it has been removed (who knows they might set it up in time for haunt).
  20. Dont loose hope yet. Just because we didn't get a soak city expansion that wasn't "good enough" for some people, doesn't mean we won't get a coaster 2016. Im not saying it will be a B&M but I have a feeling they didn't go as large of a scale this year on soak city to put away money for the rumored "2016 coaster." Just a brief update: The haunt employee event is tonight so I will do a full review as soon as possible
  21. Yeah, I think the reaction to this is a little over the top. Just because the waterpark expansion was a bit smaller than anticipated does not mean it's the end of the world. I also don't get why everyone posting here thinks that Valleyfair has no thrilling rides whatsoever. Renegade is a terrific GCI, Wild Thing and Steel Venom are both solid coasters, and Xtreme Swing is great too. Agreed. I think most people are over reacting about this. Put it this way, The slide will be just under 10th place in the WORLDS tallest water slide category, missing it by 9 feet. Brighten up. Cedar fair has been consistent with adding things now to valleyfair and they aren't doing that old general improvement pattern. And by the looks of it we may be getting a coaster 2016 judging by the hints gary is leaving us. Don't lose hope yet.
  22. Im not sure about skeleton key, I'm not sure if i would pay to get into uncomfortable situations. Isn't that pretty much school? Im going to an employee event this sunday which allows us to go through the mazes before it opens to the public. Full dress rehearsals. Im not sure if we will be able to experience skeleton key, we'll see! Ill give you guys a full report on the mazes. Ive already been into a portion of hillside (my manager wanted me to relay a message to a guy in the depths of hillside) and let me say it looks amazing! Very claustrophobic at times! I'm very excited for sunday
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