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  1. ^ We haven’t extended our hours. I wasn’t even aware that Kings Island extended theirs. Although I am unsure of the exact statistics, it has been successful so far! I think it’ll be back next year and I’m sure they’ll add on to the list of rides open and their hours may be longer.
  2. That’s a good idea because as soon as the sun sets the temp drops, so if they opened earlier, it definitely would be fine to run before then. With how their hours are set now, Fury would hardly ever run.
  3. You make a good point with the issue of transferring the trains off, but the only time I have ever seen water dummies on Fury was back in early March when they ran the ride for the very first time of the season. The water dummies are actually quite heavy, so they had to drain them out, which took quite a while, before they could pick them up and take them back downstairs. There is no convenient place to store them without causing a safety hazard to employees or guests because they'd just be in the way. A lot of people throw up on Fury. Not a day goes by where we don't get a protein spill. We may have to send an empty train for that, other bodily fluids, a computer error, etc. And because the water dummies were either drained out or completely out of reach, we will be forced to send out an empty train. Yes, nitro has the hard nylon wheels on it. Fury cannot run those wheels, because it will speed the train up too much. Fury only has one trim, which the trains usually just fly through. If the trains continuously make it to the block brake too fast, the ride will eventually shut itself down, which it already does with the soft polyurethane wheels on it. Also, Fury was desgined to regularly run with soft yellow wheels. Had it been designed to run with the hard wheels, it wouldikely be open along with Afterburn, which runs the hard white wheels all season long. Although Fury's opening day was in the 30's in the morning, the ride did not run until it hit 40 degrees and neither did Intimidator. Afterburn and Vortex, being older I don't believe it is a Carowinds thing, but a manufacturer thing. On the last day of Scarowinds, both Fury and Intimidator had to shut down early because it dipped below 40 and maintenance said the trains would've valleyed when we sent the empty trains out at the end of the night had we kept it open. Fury and Nitro although made by the same manufacturer, are different. No ride is exactly the same!
  4. Fury actually runs a LOT slower in the cool weather when the trains are empty. It would make it with people on it, but there is a high risk of it valleying when trains are empty, which they have to be when all the safety tests are being done. Afterburn does not have that issue because it uses different wheels then Fury. Fury can't run under 40 degrees anyway and most nights when the sun goes down, the temperature drops below 40.
  5. I did some thinking and now I can decide for a top ten. Intimidator 305 Kumba Fury 325 Dragon Challenge Ice Dragon Challenge Fire Intimidator Apollo’s Chariot Alpengeist Dominator Hollywood Rip Ride Rock-It Hollywood Rip Ride Rock-it was running great. It's really snuck into the top ten. However, with me riding Incredible Hulk later on today, I don't know how long that is going to last...
  6. Crowds were light today! Hopefully the remainder of the weekend has light crowds too.
  7. Hello, I'm visiting on the 20th of July! How bad do you think the crowds will be?
  8. Yup, taking a break now! I'm actually glad I won't be able to go back for a little while! I'm going to try and limit myself to one to two rides per visit. I want to keep it fresh!
  9. Loving all the Fury love. As much as I love Fury, it's not intense to me at all. Perhaps, I need to take a break. Is it bad that I ride it so many times in a day I either get a headache or find it bland? Anyways, still a great ride!
  10. I still love Intimidator. I don't get the Fury effect when riding Intimidator after Fury. I know what to expect from both rides so I'm never disappointed.
  11. Part 1: I visited on Mother's Day. I got to the park around 12:20 and headed for the park. My mom and aunt weren't able to get in with my pass because Magic Mountain was my home park and the coupons wouldn't work for Over Georgia. I got in line for Goliath around 12:20 and got on around 12:40. I rode in the back row and enjoyed by ride! It is now my favorite hyper coaster, despite its noticeable rattle. I got in line for Georgia Scorcher at 12:45 and ended up riding around 1:10. That ride was much more thrilling then I expected. I rode in row six and I wish I would have ridden it in row seven. It was smooth and enjoyable and became my favorite stand up. It was pretty forceful and had nice unexpected quick transitions. I love that on a ride, and it was cool because you were standing. My whole body pretty much lifted off the floor on the drop. I did however get stopped on the lift for some reason for about five minutes. It was cool just sitting on the lift and I finally can say I've been "stuck" on a ride.
  12. So I'll probably get there at 11. I'm not the driver unfortunately, so I won't be able to leave when I want. Anybody know how long Goliath's line MAY be by then?
  13. Going to the park for the first time on Sunday. How do you think the crowds will be and how long do lines usually run for the B&M's?
  14. Things happen, so if a ride rattles it's completely understandable. Fury and banshee took a beating their first season. They ran so many cycles, so it's understandable. I'm sure it can be fixed but it's not that major of a deal. Maybe what I felt on Fury was there since day one, and maybe I'd been enjoying it so much I didn't notice it, but now that I'm looking for some vibrations, I notice them.
  15. No, I'm being honest. Last season, it was really bad. With every weekly visit during the summer, I'd ride it at least 5 times. Now, I've just gotten use to it. It's like a bouncing motion the train does repeatedly and since the ride is so fast, it may just feel rough. I've been on it 105 times and the ride has done that for at least 50 rides.
  16. The newer Cedar Fair B&M's such as Gatekeeper, Banshee, and Fury seem to develop a rattle before the first season is over so I just assumed Valravn would too. I want to assume it's park maintenance, but maybe it's not. I don't really know. I just wanted to know what other people thought.
  17. Y'all really act like my question was that hard... All new B&M's seem to shake, so all I asked was if you think Valravn would do the same thing. You could have said yes or no. What's the deal?
  18. What? Lol I'm just want people's opinions. It doesn't bother me that the ride shakes. It adds on to the experience. The worst it does it give me a major headache since I love to re-ride things over and over.
  19. I've been on Fury at least 100 times, it isn't butter smooth anymore. Montu and Griffon are though. It's not a rough ride by any means, but it does shake and I'm glad it does. It makes it feel more... Violent. But I'm the type that re rides all day long, so it'll get to me and it will eventually feel rough throughout the day. I just wanted to know if y'all thought Mako would do this.
  20. Uhhhh obviously paint is going to chip and seats are going to get dirty, but a rattle in its first year? That's not typical for a B&M. All the new B&M's seem to develop a rattle and I wanted some insight. So yes, really. If you were not going to give the insight I searched for, you did not have to be so sarcastic about it, but I appreciate all opinions! Thank you (: maybe I didn't elaborate. When I said rattle, I did not mean a slight vibration. I meant the train shakes against and the ride is rough. Fury can be smooth, but 70 of my rides have not been. It's not noticeable, but I pay attention to it, so maybe that's why I feel it.
  21. Hate to be the one to ask, but Fury developed a rattle it's first season... Do you think Mako will get a rattle before the season is over?
  22. Hate to be the one to ask, but Fury developed a rattle it's first season... Do you think Mako will get a rattle before the season is over?
  23. Yeah, it does sound like it. Think Valravn will follow the trend?
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