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Everything posted by ScreaminNewEngland

  1. Whhhatttt??? Where the heck did they get those trains? They don't look like the vekoma model at all..... Are these actually new or just some new features/look?
  2. I still don’t understand the hate for Anaconda. It’s not a bad ride at all. There’s plenty of coasters that are worse than it.
  3. http://www.canobie.com/explore/castaway-island/ Here is some additional information and even a story line to tie in with the theme of the new water park! This addition is going to do wonders for the park!
  4. A t-rex in that spot? I doubt it’s gonna be anything coaster related but maybe an infinity coaster? Not that they really need that. Considering they’re expanding their boardwalk maybe they will add some non-ride related things.
  5. I’m not concerned about my rights being taken away lol it’s 2018. People can support whatever the hell they want to. I’ll continue eating their delicious chicken Thanks social justice warrior Also what is everyone thinking about that stadium plot? I think a splash battle would fit absolutely perfect there. “battle for Lake Erie” lol
  6. Well with a company so successful like chic fil a is, there is a reason its coming back. Oh and I am welcomed in there with zero problems everytime. (I'm gay)
  7. I wonder if any of the coaster trains were in that maintenance building......
  8. It appears somebody was inspired by my “what was the most improved CF park in the past ten years” poll. lol I'm gonna say Kings Dominion. When Paramount left, it really just seemed like a wasteland but Cedar Fair really did a good job breathing new life into the park. They got rid of their crappy coasters and improved their woodies. Plus they added Dominator and I305 which are arguably the best two coasters in the park. Plus they did an amazing job (and are continuing to) with Candy Apple Grove Dollywood, Kings Islans and Cedar Point all come to mind as well.
  9. Renaming Rebel Yell is just absolutely ridiculous. Other than the name changes, everything else seemed like great improvements! Oh and Apple Zapple just killed me a little bit.
  10. To be fair, it takes a ton of staff to run that park so a lot of employees will have to work Christmas which would totally suck.
  11. 1. Dominator 2. Kraken 3. Bizarro 4. Hydra 5. Batman the Dark Knight 6. Rougarou
  12. This is an amazing addition! It looks absolutely gorgeous! Here's some more info on where its gonna go and what it looks like. http://www.townofsalemnh.org/planning-board/pages/view-plans-for-the-october-24-2017-meeting
  13. Really? A holding brake? I'll never understand why this park gets bashed on here so much. It's so much better than Valleyfair and MiA in the chain. Gonna be headed to the park for the haunts on Sunday night after Hershey!! I can't wait! Any tips or advice on what not to miss out on?
  14. Does anybody else find it absolutely ludicrous that the one weekend the park is closed in October is the holiday weekend? Just seems like crazy to me.... Very disappointing as we were going to go here Sunday after Phoenix Fall Fun Fest. Guess we'll have to go somewhere else.
  15. I disagree, I think the length has a very big part in any ride. Look at Goliath, is it a great ride? Of course it is! But it's one of RMC's weaker creations due to its short layout and lack of more elements. I think this will be a nice ride but definitely one of the weakest of the RMC hybrids to date.
  16. The ride is using both the green and blue trains. The back two cars are the original green train, they just repainted it.
  17. I'm pretty intrigued by the new train concept that's rumored. That would be a huge improvement on Green Lantern, a ride that wouldn't make sense to convert into a floorless. The same goes for the Riddler's Revenge.
  18. Thunderbolt- SFNE Yankee Cannonball- Canobie Lake Park Excalibur- Funtown Splashtown USA Wooden Warrior- Quassy Boulder Dash- Lake Compounce Wildcat- Lake Compounce Phoenix-Knoebels Twister- Knoebels Thunderhawk- Dorney Wildcat- Hersey Lightning Racers- Hershey Comet- Hershey El Toro- SFGAdv Wild One- SFA Comet- The Great Escape Blue Streak- Cedar Point White Lightning- Fun Spot America Hurler- Carowinds Grizzly- King's Dominion Rebel Yell- King's Dominion Woodstock Express- King's Dominion Thunderhead- Dollywood Lightning Rod- Dollywood Defunct: Dania Beach Hurricane- Boomers FL Mean Streak- Cedar Point Cyclone- SFNE Hurler- King's Dominion
  19. 1. Superman SFNE 2. Skyrush 3. Intimidator (Carowinds) 4. Apollos chariot 5. Steel Force 6. Magnum 7. Nitro
  20. Flashback is definitely one of the better old restrain style boomerangs out there. Zoomerang next door at LC is good too. At this point it's removal wouldn't be a surprise but I'm still thinking that they're gonna get it open for the summer. They might evaluate its condition and see if it's worth saving by the end of the season.
  21. So excited to say that I will be an intern at the park this summer!!!! Can't wait!
  22. Dollywood 2017 Before I get started with my review, I just want to say that I was absolutely blown away with Dollywood. The park is not only home to some world class attractions, but it sits in a beautiful location, has amazing food and most importantly, extremely friendly staff that work hard to make every guest feel welcome. Out of all the places I have been to, (Including: Cedar Point, Hershey, Disney, Universal, Knoebels, Busch Gardens Parks and many more) this is hands down my favorite park. I visited the park on Friday March 17th for season pass preview day, then on Saturday and Sunday for opening weekend. Score Card: Lightning Rod: 17x Blazing Fury: 10x Tennessee Tornado: 12x Wild Eagle: 7x Mystery Mine: 7x Firechaser Express: 4x Thunderhead: 8x Barnstormer: 4x Dare Devil Falls: 3x Smoky Mountain Rampage: 1x Dollywood Express: 1x Wonder Wheel: 1x Lumber Jack Lifts: 1x Ride Reviews: Lightning Rod: I was praying that I would be able to get just one ride on this monster before I left. Luckily it was open all three days with no major problems to be found. My first ride was front row and I can definitely say that this is my new number 1, which took I305 and Fury 325 off the top spots. Lightning Rod starts with an incredible launch up the mountain and throws you down one of the most amazing drops I’ve ever experienced on a roller coaster. The ride is relentless and only gets more and more insane as it progresses through the course. Everything about this ride is perfect. It’s smooth, insanely fast and the ejector air is unbelievable. Not only is the ride great, but the theming in the queue (and the other attractions at the park) its spot on. They executed the look of this coaster perfectly and it truly lives up to the hype. I didn’t think anything would overcome Fury, but then Alan schilke came along. They sent out an email to us season pass holders saying the ride was worked on significantly throughout the off season in hopes to have less down time. I really hope that’s the case. Everyone needs to experience this ride. 10/10 Tennessee Tornado: Alan schilke's magic strikes again with this amazing Arrow Dynamics looper. Tennessee Tornado packs a powerful punch as it plummets riders down an amazing first drop and into a set of smooth, forceful loops. This ride may be on the shorter side, but it will take your breath away. This was easily my favorite arrow coaster so far and my favorite steel coaster in the park. 10/10 Wild Eagle: Wing coasters seem to be known in the coaster enthusiast world as a boring model from B&M. I actually found this ride to be very exciting and just flat out fun! Not only is this a major crowd pleaser for guests, it is the most scenic coaster I’ve ever been on, giving stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains. They layout brings you out and back through some great loops and ends with a set of powerful helixes. I really enjoyed the drop on this wing coaster, as it felt very long-lasting and steep. This was easily better than GateKeeper in my opinion and one of the best rides in the park! Oh and I can’t not mention the gorgeous station and entrance plaza that they built for this ride! 9/10 Firechaser Express: Dollywood knows how to make their coasters look amazing, and this is no exception. Firechaser is the full package when it comes to family coasters. The launch out of the station is mild yet thrilling and takes you through an exciting course of helixes, drops and hills. The backwards launch is a big surprise and had everyone screaming. The attention to detail is fantastic on this ride and I can’t think of a better idea to theme it to our everyday heroes at the fire station. This is an A+ family attraction that cannot be missed. 10/10 Mystery Mine: I didn’t really know what to expect with this ride, considering some people say it’s a head banger and others say it’s awesome. All I knew was that it was a euro fighter. Just like Untamed at Canobie Lake Park, the ride was much smoother in the back row rather than the front. Mystery Mine was easily the best themed coaster in the park, with a very picturesque station. I found the dark ride and first coaster section to be really enjoyable. Although the only rough spot I noticed was the awkward dip inside the building right before the first lift hill. The second half of the ride was nuts! The big drop into the finale was spectacular! I found this ride to be extremely re-ridable and a fantastic attraction overall! Although it’s not as rough as some claim it to be, the newer style Gestlauer trains would be a welcomed addition. 8.5/10 Blazing Fury: This was another ride that I had no idea what to expect, but ended up being a very pleasant surprise! It makes you appreciate the nostalgia of not only the ride but the park in general. The scenes are certainly old but all the props worked. The only thing I had to say about it was that the audio could use an upgrade because nobody could really hear anything. The drops at the end were tons of fun and the finale was great! Overall a great family coaster. 8.5/10 Thunderhead: Wow. This was an amazing GCI coaster with tons of great moments. I really found this ride to be beautifully designed with tons of great drops, twists and hills. Although I will agree that it isn’t the smoothest ride, it’s not rough either. The station fly by was great and it wraps around itself a lot! Something like this would be perfect for Canobie Lake! Overall I’d say this is my fourth favorite wooden coaster, right behind the Phoenix and right in front of Boulder Dash. 10/10 Barnstormer: A wonderfully themed S&S swing ride with a great cycle and a perfect setting. This was a great ride and I do hope Dollywood will continue to add heavily themed flats like this one. 10/10 Dollywood Express: This was the biggest surprise of the trip. I had no idea the park was home to a gorgeous, historic train like this one. It took us right up the mountain side and offers tons of spectacular views. Easily the best train ride I’ve been on. Everyone needs to check this ride out! 10/10 I also rode two of their water rides, Dare Devil Falls and Smoky Mountain Rampage. Dare Devil Falls ended up being a great flume ride with a fun drop and plenty of theming. Rampage was a wet, super fun rapids ride, offering great views of lightning rod. Shows: I’m not usually one to see any type of shows at parks when I am there but I did check out the Eagle show, which was amazing! Along with a glass blowing demonstration. The employees at the park is what makes the place so great. I still cannot believe SFNE (my home park) once received a golden ticket for the friendliest park. The southern hospitality is something I’ve always loved, Dollywood’s employees make sure everyone is happy. Food: I got various types of food during my three days. The steak sandwiches, BBQ pulled pork and turkey legs were fantastic! But the cinnamon bread was to die for! It is very obvious that the park takes pride in their dining options, with high quality ingredients. Overall, this park is very well-rounded. I always say “Quality over Quantity” and this parks lives up to that saying. Dollywood is a phenomenal park with plenty of great attractions. I can’t wait to come back this summer and try out Dropline, along with all of their other summer offerings. Dollywood is a must for anybody who likes theme parks in general! Finally made it! Dollywood has a very pretty entrance with plenty of places to take photos. The train was a total surprise! Everyone must ride this when they're here! First up was Lightning Rod of course! Absolutely INSANE ride! Small things like this is what makes Dollywood stand out! They have a service every Sunday! This was wicked cool! I've never seen something like this before! Mystery Mine was home to some fantastic theming! The ride itself was a blast! Wild Eagle soars above the park! Such a gorgeous coaster. One of the only things more gorgeous than Wild Eagle was its next door neighbor Tennessee Tornado!! Below the tornado is Blazing Fury in the large building. Dropline (the parks new 200 foot free fall) is coming along nicely! As is the parks new kiddie coaster which will be replacing the old Sideshow spin in a new location! This gives you a better idea of how elevated Wild Eagle is. The fresh cinnamon bread at the Grist Mill is a must! Just one of the many great views found in the park! The train takes riders all throughout the park before it treks up the mountain! Lightning Rod ripping its way down the mountain and through the quadruple down! The inspector was there making sure it didn't do an over shoot on the brakes. I'll leave you with this last picture of the beautiful smoky mountains, taken on the Great Smokies Sky Wheel in Pigeon Forge. Thanks for reading!
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