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  1. Theres a website, I'll see if i can find it, they compile attendance record for the park. I think its called "Crowd Calendar"...? I've used it in the past for my visits, and it was seldom wrong. Park was a ghost town.



    EDIT: I can't find it anywhere. I've found pictures of past years "crowd calendars" on pintrest, but when I search the website that it says its from (www.thepointOL.com) I get a message saying "website unavailable". Damn shame, their expected crowd levels always seemed so accurate, and being my homepark, there was many chances for the crowd calendar to be wrong.

  2. As already stated by others, X-flight/Firehawk for sure! I love the lie to fly/fly to lie transitions, and Vekoma was a lot more imaginative with the layout than the early B&M flyers were. Very creative layout, and a few really forceful elements. Really my only complaint is the lengthy loading process, and how FUCKING LOUD the chain lift is


    Honorable mention to Nighthawk, GiBs, and the plethora of Disney Vekomas, as they all ride suberbly!

  3. Although I'd consider Skyrush to be my #1 coaster overall, CP's collection of coasters has some of my all time favorites. And on a side note I'd put i305 tied with MilF. Onto the list:


    1. Maverick

    2. Millenium Force

    3. Magnum XL-200

    4. TTD (in front seat)

    5.&6. Rou and Raptor (interchangeable)

    *I imagine Valravn to fall here*

    7. Gatecreeper

    8. Gemini

    9. Wicked Twister (very front, or very back)

    10. Blue Streak

    11. Iron Dragon (childhood favorite haha)

    12. CCMR

    13. Corkscrew

    14. blah, don't care to fill out the rest.

  4. Remember people bitching about how drawn out Formula Rossa is? Then it turned out to be pretty damn intense. I mean its a 200+ ft tall Intamin coaster with a steep as fuck first drop. I SEVERELY doubt it will be anywhere NEAR underwhelming. Almost every damn announcement now has to have people whining about how boring or forceless it LOOKS. Until its built AND you ride it, STFU.


    *edit- Sorry, that may have been super bitchy. Its just aggravating. Either everybody is jaded as hell, or almost every new coaster sucks ass. You can decide which.

  5. I used to be a real Raptor fanboy; the ride has a spectacular and complete layout. However, in recent years, it just seems to move quite a bit slower than it used to. I'm not sure if I'm imagining it or if it's being caused by age/rust.


    Gatekeeper is a beautiful coaster. And the way it fills out the front gate, superb. I've had some really good rides on it, but whenever I seem to get a good forceful ride, I get this weird "bouncy" feeling. It's not that B&M rattle, its something else. It feels like the wing is literally bouncing up and down, and it hurts my coccyx. I broke it 11 years ago, so that may be part of the problem, but either way, its the only steel coaster I've experienced this on.


    My vote goes for Rou. It has plenty of G's, a loud ass roar, and some really great snappy transitions. Plus the layout seems a lot more inspired than many newer beemers, with all the twists in place of copy-paste "elements". Really great layout.


    I imagine Valravn will beat it though next year, as I have a real penchant for dive machines

  6. Definitely Jaguar! at Knott's. It just has such a unique... personality..? ..character..? Its just so cool how much it interacts with the entire area, and threads the loop of Montezuma's Revenge. Very integrated into the park. It really could be tied with Monty as my second favorite coaster in the park, obviously behind Xcellerator.


    Also Superdooperlooper at Hershey, fantastic coaster for the whole family, and a great first looping coaster for the kids.


    I also predict once the Revolution becomes the New Revolution, it will be at the top of this list. Such a long, graceful layout of sweeping turns, terrain hugging, and a pretty damn forceful loop. Cannot wait to see this classic, iconic coaster restored to its former glory.

  7. I remember going to CP with my family as a little kid, before MilF was built, and riding everything but Magnum. The sheer size of it terrified me. I think it was 1999 (i know it was before MilF), I was either 7 or 8, I finally worked up the courage to ride Magnum XL 200. I sat next to my mom (momma's boy) and my dad rode solo in the seat behind us. I distinctly remember opening my eyes during the turnaround, since my mother told me the big hills were over haha. Little did I know the little bunny hops are where all the excitement is...


    Now, 24 years of age, a couple hundred credits (quit counting), and well traveled in amusement parks, I still rate Magnum high on my list. Maybe even a top 10 if i we're to take the time to make one. This coaster is why I have such a soft spot for Arrow; truly a crowning achievement in their legacy.

  8. Skyrush.



    I second this. Most intense negative G's I have ever felt in my entire life! Crazy powerful! Made that coaster my #1. BACK LEFT!!!


    other noteworthy moments include:


    -All of El Toro, especially the ex-rolling thunder hill.

    -Mavericks first drop and airtime hills.

    -Farenheight's first drop in the back row.

    -Outlaw Run.

    --Leviatan's first drop and speed hill.

    -MilF's first drop and bunny hop by the station.

    -Stormrunner's tophat, and the weird airtime I feel throughout the zero-g roll/flying snake dive combo meal.

    -WC's crazy lateral airtime, first drop, and double down.

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