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  1. Since Fantasy Island doesn't have its own thread and people seem to post about it here I thought I'd share this. I got a season pass renewal email this morning that listed everything they plan to add for 2019. It boils down basically to a new family coaster and some costumed mascots. Anyway, here's the link: http://fantasyislandny.com/new-in-2019/?utm_source=email_ZOHO&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=2018_8.1_fantasyisland_sph&utm_content=2019Atrractions I might renew just for the Oktoberfest and Halloween events.
  2. I was at the park yesterday (instead of Knoebels, where we're going today) and walked on just about everything. Does anyone have any idea why they asked us to take off our fanny packs on Thunderhawk? We wore them on every other ride, including Talon and Hydra.
  3. Think there's any chance of them getting a Joker 4-d? I loved the one at Great Adventure though I'd like to see one about two minutes longer. It'd be a good fit for the park, too. That or an RMC treatment of the Predator would mean an instant season pass purchase for me.
  4. The Brewery at Union Station is pretty good, if you're into craft beer. It's also alleged to be haunted. One of their brews is called "Apparition Ale."
  5. Wow. I rode this when it was at DelGrosso's. Here's hoping the injuries aren't serious (or worse).
  6. If you can go the last week of August the crowds are generally lighter as the Ohio schools are back in session then. We went that week in 2000 and waited twenty minutes for Millennium Force (its debut year). Their hours may be reduced that week but it may well be worth it. Of course, I haven't been during the regular season for quite awhile so it may be different now, but you might not even need FastLanes if you go in late August. Edited to add: sorry, I misread your post. I've been trying to delete this post but can't find the method.
  7. What I intend to do next year for Halloweekends is to drive out on the first Friday and stay in the Breakers. Attend the Haunt on Friday night but avoid the park on Saturday and take Mrs. Peabody to the Toledo zoo to see the penguins there. We'd then return to the park on Sunday, staying at Castaway Bay ($89 for Sunday night this year) to get the early admission and drive home on Monday. Since I have a Platinum Pass and one of the renewal perks is to bring a friend in free on any Sunday we'd only be paying one admission for Friday night. One could even make the drive from Cedar Point to Cincinnati for Oktoberfest on Saturday if one were so inclined. I won't set foot in Cedar Point on a Saturday again.
  8. I've been publishing a web comic since January 1st and I thought you might be interested in checking it out. My main character is visiting Cedar Point for Halloweekends in the current story arc. The female character is not mine, but I have permission to use her from her creator, Malcolm Earle. Previous comics found my two main characters visiting Kings Island, as the comic is set in Cincinnati. Please check it out and tell me what you think! http://www.bengal-tales.com Here's a preview from the current strip.
  9. How were the crowds? I'd love to attend the Munich Oktoberfest some year but I have a problem with crowds. I did all right in Cincinnati for their Oktoberfest but Munich is on a whole different level.
  10. My favorite day of the year! This will be the third (fourth?) year in a row we are going to the first weekend of halloweekends on a Sunday. In the past the lines for the rides were minimal all morning and we never waited more than 10 minutes for any of the mazes. Great time to go, for sure. Of course, your milage may vary. We always hit Maverick/Millennium Force for early entry, and then TTD at opening (front row only!) and we never experience any lines in the park longer than 15 minutes, with most coasters being a walk-on. Let's hope the same remains true this year! Thanks! I'm looking forward to it. We've never been on a Sunday before. If this works out I'm planning to go again next year for a Friday night at the Breakers then head to the Toledo Zoo on Saturday (Mrs. Peabody is a penguin fanatic), then return for Sunday at Halloweekends again. No doubt Steel Vengeance will be open for early admission next year.
  11. I'll be going on the 23rd. There's a video posted by the park on Facebook that has a nice montage of what they're offering, including shots of the menu boards for both the food and the beer. Hope this helps.
  12. When do the participants of the Christian festival depart? We're hitting the Cincinnati Oktoberfest this weekend and added Cedar Point to our itinerary for Sunday to break up the drive home. I renewed my Platinum pass and as a perk Mrs. Peabody can get into the park free on Sunday. Nice deal, along with a $89 room at Castaway Bay. Can anyone advise on what the crowds will be like this Sunday?
  13. It's definitely one of the "Traver Triplets," but it's difficult to tell which one without more background detail. The only one I know of that has film of it running is the one at Crystal Beach. None of the triplets were mirrors, so I'm guessing that the footage was somehow mirrored.
  14. Mrs. Peabody and I are planning on getting season passes for Fantasy Island for next year. I've learned that they're no longer practicing the draconian "no hands" lap bar policy, so hopefully they're getting the Silver Comet turned around in less than five minutes for a change. Now, if they'd allow the Crazy Mouse to run with two adults in a car that would be perfect.
  15. I rode Firehawk when it was still X-Flight at SWFA. Does that count? I'm going to Cincinnati for Oktoberfest this year and was dismayed to find that Kings Island will be closed that weekend! Fortunately, we were able to get a room at Castaway Bay for Sunday night so we can hit Halloweekends on Sunday. That Platinum Pass really comes in handy!
  16. 1. Ride the Crystal Beach Cyclone 56 times (or so) on opening day (it was done by an unidentified gentleman, so maybe I did) 2. Put out the fire Thomas Edison had started in Nikolai Tesla's lab 3. Park my TARDIS in the Sea of Tranquility to watch Neil and Buzz land 4. Ride the Rye Aeroplane coaster 5. Hit Idora, Willow Grove and every other vintage park I could
  17. The Silver Comet's brake run was like hitting a brick wall. I haven't ridden it recently so I don't know if this is still true. The Legend at Holiday World used to rock the whole station when it hit the brake run. I remember an ERT session on Legend during which we were offered double rides and politely declined.
  18. Anyone want to bet the ride is closed the rest of the season and then removed? If the insurance companies raise the rates on sky rides like this it could mean trouble for Waldameer, Lake Compounce, Knoebels or any other small park that operates one. It will be interesting (though probably sadly predictable) to see what ensues.
  19. The Joker, Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday afternoon. It reminded me exactly of a Zipper on wheels.
  20. Great review! Did you happen to notice if the Rougarou ice cream is still available in the park, or has it been replaced by the new Valravn flavor?
  21. The last two times I went to Darien this year I rode ROS early and the platform was flooded both times. Do they hose it out every morning or was that due to rain or something else? It's fairly annoying having to wade through near ankle-deep water to reach the queue for the front seat. It also makes riders who step on the seats to exit the train that much more infuriating.
  22. Quick question about the Halloween Haunt event. Are there queue lines for the outdoor Fear Zones, or can you just walk through them like the ones at Cedar Point?
  23. The scene with Roy Scheider on the mast with the gun is from the original Jaws. He was shooting at a scuba tank he lobbed into the shark's mouth earlier as it attacked the boat. I never saw the other movie, so I don't know if that footage was actually in the other movie. The explosion looked like the scuba tank exploding from the first film.
  24. They ought to be watching Conneaut Lake very closely. That Tumble Bug would make a great addition, hopefully to Cedar Point. However, the classic rides they do have, like the Scrambler, are run too slowly for my taste. Ride Cedar Point's Scrambler then go ride the one at Waldameer. The difference will amaze you.
  25. I never had the opportunity or the inclination to ride Shoot the Rapids. I don't do water rides and my trips to Cedar Point are usually in the fall for Halloweekends when it was closed. Come to think of it, I can't recall ever seeing it in operation.
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