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lord denning

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  1. There park map is brutal - Robb - you went to the site for Tigris is it where Jungla used to be near the Tiger exhibit or closer to Shiekra. Has Jungala been demolished or is it SBNO? Seems like a second life might be possible with increased Tigris food traffic. Kinda sad i missed Jungla last there I was there - too busy rushing on coasters - looked really fun.
  2. that plot of land is really small - was trying to figure how they are going to shoehorn parking and a hotel of that size there.
  3. we had a similar experience at Busch Gardens Tampa - in January. They closed the park four hours early due to low attendance caused by bad weather in the morning with a few hours notice. The sad part is they were giving out free return passes like water on the way out. We were encouraged by multiple employees to go to guest services to get them. If you pushed they were willing to refund admission instead. When it was our turn to get return tickets they basically admitted it was cheaper to comp everyone remaining than fully operate the park for four more hours. Makes business sense but as a Canadian who only get to that park once every three to four years - I would have rather had the extra hours.
  4. Let's see how accurate the renderings are but the support design is really cool. Also - deep dish - is delicious and a must eat when visiting Chicago but not pizza.
  5. Almost makes up for the loss of dueling dragons and Gwazi. Looks fun. Since it is a bit like a 'family coaster' hopefully the height restrictions are reasonable. Looks really fun.
  6. The similarities also support the rumor that we were getting Valravn was Wonderland's coaster for 2016 (which is why skyrider was removed) but the company moved their cap ex around.
  7. It's too bad they were so vague with the details. My thought is might be something like the cool ropes course at Shanghai Disney. If they do it right it could be awesome. https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/attractions/camp-discovery/
  8. Those water slides looked really unassuming. It's a shame I missed them. They aren't that crazy compared to large park so don't feel too bad. But they have old school deep splash pools so no matter what you going flying under the water. Pretty scary for younger kids and shocking for a park geared those under the age of 7. There is a Elmo flat ride literally three feet away. It's more a surreal reminder of the way park used to be built.
  9. Even scarier the original waterslides near the flats are not even close to kid friendly. typical 70s craziness. I loved them. My five year was shaking after.
  10. I get the anti-TOGO arguments but that doesn't mix with the fact that a park in Italy is happily enjoying the ride or that dozens of Togo coasters remain in Japan. Other companies make replacement parts. The stand-up design was unique, the little bunny hops at the end awesome, and the trick track was fun. It's a shame to lose it. Especially years before they started building YS. As for the space around TW - there are lots of options. Take some of FD's queue, go into the parking lot they like did for the Mission Impossible stunt-show, take some of the land around Kingswood towards the back-half of Behemoth, or even finally replace Kingswood. Wonderland has proven, especially in recent years with B&M coasters that they can be really creative in making the coasters go around existing rides. TW's land is really only needed for the station, queue and start-up of the lift. Hopefully that is the plan for the next big coaster.
  11. Skyrider was a really underrated ride. One of my favourites - and looking at its layout compared to YS it is shocking how much punch it had in such a compact space. I to wish we got rid of Timewarp instead.
  12. Add me to the hate the name club - the Yukon is a pretty obscure part of Canada and not really part of our national tradition. A coaster like this deserves better. I love all the comments about the MCBR - the reality is the ride keeps going and so the MCBR is really a LCBR being at the very end. I am thankful the LCBR allows for three train operation, it beats Levi's world' largest brake run, and let's the thing fly for the first 90% of the ride. What I haven't seen a lot of comments about is the placement - the positioning is nuts. They moved walkways around and placed the tunnel to exit into the immelman right in a major public picnic space. The kinetic energy and pictures will be crazy. Once again Wonderland has gone with a needlessly expensive design building OVER two rides - Vortex, and Timberwolf Falls - and a lake. The ride tracks around the walkway to the waterpark as well. We will be able to get close to almost the whole ride. It is going to look great and be a real source of excitement. They had the room to do a more contained layout but went for something really bold right in the middle of the park. That is super ambitious. So ambitious they put the tunnel and first track pieces in before the start of this season a full 14 months before opening! Can't wait to ride - just hope one day the park will do a Kings Island and rename it to Hebrew: זיז to complete the awesome trio. Better yet, I hope my six year old is right. His reaction this morning "Dad, this means they are saving Hebrew: זיז for something bigger". Ps. Love the observations that the colour scheme, loop and helix were a callback to Skyrider!
  13. Pretty cool when you park your car and almost get run over by B&M dive track. Pretty impressive to see deliveries going strong on 8pm on a crowded long weekend Sunday
  14. Super interesting - looking at this old postcard from BlogTo, I was shocked how much of the pathways were the same. I also forgot how big the space was I know it's a naive dream but a great true family ride like a proper log flume would be great back there. The Charlie Brown themed log flume would be amazing. I marathoned that with my then three year old a few years back and he was in heaven. Speaking of which, Dinosaurs Alive will be missed. Kids love dinos and it always a great activity on days when the park was jammed (e.g. firework nights). The upkeep most have been bad and the skins are starting to age. I get why they are aren't renewing the contracts but still we always enjoyed going.
  15. CP is obviously superior technically in terms of breadth and depth but... We usually have more fun at Knoebels. It is just special in an intangible way.
  16. That's just mean posting a POV of Skyrider. I miss that ride. Been a sad three years of nothing but I guess next year's TPR Ziz-a-thon will make up for it.
  17. I DM'ed him similar comments weeks ago. Love the passion, the hard work and the intel - hate the loud video format. I give him credit for catching the 'giga' hint in the CW posters and getting the blueprints (just post them already!) I don't want lengthy 'grain of salt' analysis saying it could be this or it could be that. Just give us the theories so we can debate and discuss. If you want to say for more - check out my videos - go for it. But I like the written discussion. Since the fall of CWMania - I don't know if there is another board option to discuss CW. So let's try to keep the action on this board exciting. Plus, text posts will keep you on Robb's good side In short @cedarfair1: I love you, your perfect, now change.
  18. I love the fact it is black and made by S&S (Arrow) It feels like the spiritual successor to Steel Phantom - the original black Kennywood arrow megacoaster coaster with inversions. Yes, I know it was painful and Phantom's Revenge is much better but boy did it look cool. One of those rides, I wish I had a time machine to try. Hopefully they can sneak in a reference to Ron Toomer somewhere. Can't wait to ride it - looks so different and fun.
  19. I last rode it June 29th and was able to get into a sustained flip. Sadly the ops no longer count the rotations and the screen recorded flips was busted so I have no way of knowing how close to a personal best it was. Based solely on dizziness I think I did pretty well.
  20. The drop is not based on just a 1.2% change in revenue but how performance compared with market expectations. The dividend increase was previously announced and baked into the share price. Announcing they were missing that target as well would have resulted in an even bigger drop.
  21. Same. It would be extremely odd and random for the GP to out of nowhere casually lengthen the name of a 27 year old ride.
  22. Sadly the owner just died. He had some infamy but it is pretty impressive he was able to build a park of that size starting with just $2,500! https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/06/24/marineland-owner-john-holer-has-died-at-83.html
  23. Yes, much better, thanks. I'm sorry, I am just more used to CAD drawings looking more like this example. Just because you used a computer to design something, doesn't mean you actually used a CAD program, sorry. [attachment=0]cad-1.png[/attachment] Actually it does. CAD means Computer Assisted/Aided Design. Anything that uses a computer to assist is CAD. Now professional CAD used by developers and architects - no. Helpful CAD no. But CAD technically yes.
  24. Why post easily viewed pictures when you can direct them to a monetized YouTube channel? I don't even mind being moved to another site where the work is monetized. The guy seems to have an expensive drone and goes daily. I DO mind having to sit through 15 minutes of inane commentary and needlessly loud music. Just slap some ads on a blog and watermark the photos.
  25. It's worse than that - you apparently are killing Herman. Not one kid or the GP thinks Herman and the Dragon in WMG are different characters. So they have you murder a park icon. Fun.
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