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  1. So Carnival is going to air a Super Bowl ad this year. If you go to their website you can vote on which one of the four will air. You will also be entered for a chance to win an annual cruise for life. Sounds more like a sentence to me.


    Yeah, I was on the Carnival Glory during the holidays and they gave every stateroom a letter asking them to vote for a Super Bowl ad.


    The "Mystery Spot" one is my favorite.

  2. Obviously they're the professionals but if you're building a new ride wouldn't you... I don't know? Tell people about it that way it actually brings people into your park.


    Carowinds has already had at least 2 media events for their ride, they're filming a TV show and they're doing whatever they can to make sure everyone knows that they have a huge new coaster and everyone should come visit the park, spend money, buy season passes and ride the ride. They promoted it like crazy before the holidays to get people to buy Season Passes as gifts, they're promoting it now since construction is well underway... BGW is doing absolutely nothing.


    I don't get the logic in building a huge new coaster and not telling people you have it. If nobody knows it's there, how will it increase revenue at the rate they probably hope to increase it given their current situation.


    They're the experts but this is really confusing.


    Spot on. Carowinds is advertising like crazy over Fury 325 since they are trying to bring in more people by the end of the expansion. Why is BGW not saying anything? I guarantee you BGW will sell more season passes if they already announce Tempesto. Theme park enthusiasts only account for 5% of the park's attendance, and the GP knows nothing about this ride but the structure.


    I work in marketing, but it doesn't even take a 1st grader to figure this out. Busch/SeaWorld will gain something (money?) if they announce Tempesto earlier.

  3. 2. They are getting Rugaroo

    Not to backseat moderate, but it's Rougarou. Google it up or check the park's website if you aren't sure how to spell something.


    3. There are more Cedar Fair parks that need a new coaster over Cedar Point


    It is only a matter of when the park feels comfortable adding a new coaster. Some of them added a ton of rides/coasters back then, but want to go low tone with ride additions now and focus on the waterpark instead.


    4. Cedar Fair usually wait's 4 or more years for a new coaster


    There is no set pattern a park/Cedar Fair follows. When the park is ready, they'll ask for proposals, find one they like, tweak it, and then give it to Cedar Fair for approval. Cedar Fair can say yes or no at this point.


    So, if we have no CF passes and decide to stay on site, just so I understand this, we do get early access to the park because we are staying on site, correct? And I guess depending on a room package we can get park admission included for the two days? We would get FastLane just because, but I don't see any other season to get a season pass since this and Dorney will be the only times we'd use it all year.


    Yes, if you stay onsite, you get early entry. Room packages do include tickets for two days with water park included. However, if you call and ask for no water park ticket package, you can save some money as the water park is not worth visiting.

  5. Here's my advice for Cedar Point:


    1) Go May 28th- June 1st. The park is less crowded then.

    2) When going on Maverick , do NOT even think about going in the Fast Lane Plus line. The ride has horrible capacity and even the FL gives you 45 mins lines.

    3) If you want a good alternative to Hotel Breakers, try Lighthouse Point. For my suggested dates, it's only going to be $438 for the cheapest option. It seems pricey, but you get WiFi, basic needs, ERT, a 2 day ticket with waterpark (call to ask what the dry park price is for a cabin).



    I have no answers to Kennywood or Hershey, but enjoy my home park! PM/email me if your need any other advice.

  6. Correct.


    My two cents as well is that, like others have said, the seatbelts more affect the capacity rather than the experience. I think with the right crew and what not, it will all get ironed out.


    I don't see any issues with the seatbelts on any Cedar Fair coasters since they know how to move fast with operations unlike Six Flags. I remember reading in the press materials that Robb posted that there WILL be seatbelts:


    The seatbelts are calculated into capacity.




    Trains...........Three (3) 32-passenger trains Coaches eight coaches, with four seats per coach, per train

    Design......................Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints and interlocking seat belts


  7. Dive Coasters are one of the best rides B&M ever developed.


    I couldn't agree more. It really does make you wonder if a Busch Gardens/B&M contract actually existed because the Dive Coasters are in my opinion their best and most innovative design... with not much of a price tag compared to other B&M's. I'm not much of a B&M guy, but I do love Griffon and Sheikra as they're my favorite B&M's and in my top 10 coasters.


    If there is any doubt that CP doesn't have the best coaster line-up in the country, a Dive Machine would push them over the edge in my opinion.


    Non-compete clauses are fairly typical in the industry for parks to protect their investment. They do, however, expire after a certain amount of time and are typically limited to a certain number of miles...



    I do recall hearing on the internet, back in the day, that Busch had exclusivity in the US for 5 years for Dive machines. It does seem strange that we haven't seen more built in the US.


    Not to derail this thread, but weren't SFGADv and SFGAm rumored to get dive coasters in 2009-2010? I wonder why that never happened?

  8. ^After the major investment that was Falcon's Fury/Pantopia last year and the current financial standing and restructuring that SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is undergoing, I'm not banking on anything major for 2015. I'm also very curious to see if whatever 2016 addition was intended for the park (construction would need to begin sometime this year) may be put on ice as well.


    Aren't they getting a clone of Colossal Curl for Adventure Island in 2015?

  9. ^These trains would be the same size as SheiKra's.


    I would absolutely love to see a dive machine added to CP's lineup. That's what I hoped we were getting in 2013. Dive machine's are pure fun, with a drop (or two) that pleases every time.




    Wasn't the earliest rumor for a 2013 coaster a floorless or a dive coaster? Looks like those two both eventually got into the park's lineup (hopefully). They're really fun gimmick coasters.

  10. 2nd the layout they are talking about would have to be way more then 15 million.


    B&M could give Cedar Fair a discount for ordering so many coasters from them recently.


    EDIT: They're using 8-across trains. The track style wouldn't be that different from what they stick with. If they went with 10-across trains like Griffon and Dive Coaster at Chimelong Paradise, it will be more expensive.

  11. ^^FYI - Never believe anything off that Cruise Law News site. It's run by an ambulance chasing terrible lawyer that has ruined a lot of aspects of cruising with pathetic lawsuits and lies. For example, he just had an article about how someone fell off of Oasis after the ship was hit by a rogue wave. Nope, video shows the guy jumping off deck 5!


    Thanks for telling me. I happened to find it off Screamscape.

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