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Everything posted by BrianGC

  1. Good riddance to a mediocre ride with slow loading. I really hope the rumor of KK buying it is not true. Haven't heard anything to substantiate aside from the Kentucky Flyer name. This coaster just needs to go away lol.
  2. We visited Water Country a few weeks ago and thought Meltdown was one of the weaker slides there. Cutback looks like it's going to be wonderful, though! Very happy about this.
  3. Thank you for the advice - we had a wonderful time! Such a great water park!
  4. Howdy folks We plan on visiting Water Country USA for the first time this Saturday. We'll definitely arrive promptly before park opening. That being said, is it the best strategy to start with the slides at the front first (Colossal Curl, Wild Thang, Rampage, Malibu Pipeline, and Jet Scream), then work our way towards the back (Big Daddy Falls, Aquazoid, Nitro Racer, Vanish Point, and Meltdown)? Or should we approach the park a different way? We'll only be spending the first half of the day there, then checking out Colonial Williamsburg afterwards. BGW will be done on Sunday (we're already familiar with it). Also, are there any good places for lunch at the water park? Thanks in advance
  5. My girlfriend and I are kinda making a last-minute decision on whether or not to go to the park this weekend (6/2-6/3) or 6/23-6/24. I know Coastermania is going on of course, but the ERT sessions don't seem to overlap with normal operations. We don't plan on attending the event itself, but how are the crowds normally this weekend as a result of it? Weekdays are not an option; vacation days are being used for other trips this year. Thanks in advance!
  6. In recent years: 2017 Mystic Timbers Rowdy Bear Coaster Whistle Punk Chaser *InvadR and Mine Blower are possibilities later on this year 2016 Cobra's Curse Lightning Rod Mako Storm Chaser Runaway (Branson Mountain) 2015 Coaster at Goats on the Roof Fury 325 Ski Mountain Coaster Thunderbird Twisted Colossus 2014 Banshee FireChaser Express Lightning Run Thunderbolt 2013 Boomerang (SFStL) GateKeeper Outlaw Run 2012 Skyrush Stinger
  7. Awesome trip report! I've personally never been huge fan of this park. Aside from Goliath and maybe Viper, nothing ever really stood out to me. All the coasters are definitely fun, though. Glad you had a great time!!
  8. Hard to say for certain, but earlier this summer Dollywood did post on their web site and in front of the ride itself specifically calling out RMC as working on the reliability. There's an image of the sign multiple pages back in the DW thread.
  9. Best I've found in that regard is early November. That's the beginning of their Christmas event, which isn't too crowded in the first couple of weeks. Plenty of potential for night rides, too, with the park staying open until around 9pm. It's also a good time of year to do some hiking in the area, as it's no longer hot and you're not dealing with mosquitos anymore. Of course, this is assuming you aren't interested in visiting the water park.
  10. Take lots of breaks if needed. Otherwise, like some others have said, it just makes more sense to fly the full distance. For me, I'd prefer to just drive the 9 hours. No worrying about flight delays/cancellations screwing up your plans, plus it's usually cheaper than flight + rental car for that distance. And if the weather forecast looks crappy for the weekend, you can more likely just reschedule.
  11. Good lord....if he's actually a contractor, I definitely would like to avoid his business at all costs.
  12. Damn, missed it by a week! Oh well, hopefully it's running more consistently when I get back out there later on this summer.
  13. Ooohhh that is sad lol. Did the budget get cut at some point during this project?
  14. ^Love the barrel roll structure! Can't wait to ride this when I visit family for the holidays!
  15. Going to the park this Saturday, hoping for LR to be open but not gonna be terribly disappointed if it's not. Looking forward to Drop Line though!
  16. Meh, to each his own. SC and LR are amazing, Thunder Run is pretty good, they have some nice flats here and there, and the water park is great. The ride ops aren't quite as good as some other parks, but they're far from the worst out there. Consider that a blessing haha. I'm not a fan of this either, but it would be a substantial investment to get this ride running two trains.
  17. I caught KI on a rainy Saturday (no thunder/lightning though) last year, and it was excellent! Just about everything stayed at max capacity, and fast lane was really unnecessary with mostly walk-ons around the park. Two thumbs up for their rain policy . However, we have a trip planned for this weekend as well, and there seems to be thunderstorms in the mix unfortunately. Saturday looks to be the better day to go, weather-wise, with the storms predicted to be scattered rather than continuous. I completely forgot Coasterstock was happening, so hopefully we along with fellow enthusiasts get a break in the weather.
  18. I'm a very frequent user of Hotwire for hotels. The rates almost always end up a lot cheaper than booking directly with the hotel. Plus, although they don't tell you the actual hotel before you commit, they do have the Tripadvisor rating on the listing (none of the specific written reviews, though). Of course you're locked in with no cancellation, so it's best to use when you're 99% certain you're going on the trip. Also, I've become a huge fan of Airbnb over the past year. I always stick with places that already have at least several reviews, around 4.5 stars or above. If you're a little adventurous and don't mind staying in a stranger's home (I know....sounds creepy lol), it's an amazing budget option usually. And you end up meeting some really nice people along the way.
  19. I'd probably never use FL here, but I'd love to see this expand to being offered at other CF parks. Or even better...a season long FL add-on for platinum passes . Would be expensive but potentially worth it.
  20. 57 out of 62 in NA for me - would be 59 if I included pre-conversion Rougarou and Patriot. Only true completely-new-to-me B&M's would be Valravn and the two at La Ronde (only thing the really interests me about that park is Goliath lol). I'm sure I'll get to those eventually.
  21. Hmmm not bad...79 total. #19 in rank/top 6%. I must be special lol. I seem to be missing a bunch in the northeast.
  22. Did you try calling Mountain Heritage Inn in Gatlinburg by chance? I called them a couple days ago and was able to add on Friday night (I already had Saturday night booked), so maybe they still have vacancies. $59.95+plus tax per night for the room - very good quality and location for the price; I've stayed there a few times before.
  23. Magnum is definitely my favorite Arrow - love the triangular shaped air time hills lol. Honorable mentions go to Dragon Mountain, Loch Ness Monster, Viper (SFMM), and X2.
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