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  1. Great pictures! I've never been to Holiday World but have been wanting to for some time. Considering a HW/KK/KI/CP or something trip for next year. It has been 12 years since my only trip to King's Island and 6 years since I was last at Cedar Point. And never been to Kentucky Kingdom either.


    Is one day plenty at Holiday World? It only has a few coasters but is there more at the park to justify a second day?

  2. I'm a little weirded out by "Cannibal" really being the name, but at least it's getting people talking, and the purported explanation for it is cute.


    With the awesome jungle theming, I think they could have done better with the name and logo (and I think I'm probably in the minority on that), but considering that those don't affect the ride experience at all I really don't care.


    And yes, the track is red. They've had the red track on site for quite a while. I drove past Lagoon today to see the stacked towers and took this picture too.



    Red track in the field North of Lagoon


    Not to mention the red track already in place through the station and in the underground tunnel. I know this isn't really a debate since the yellow track is only in the rendering for the software, just providing the picture/info.

  3. Has anybody went to Honda ERT? I was curious on how it worked. Do they give you a "ticket" confirming that you are driving a Honda when you arrive at the parking booth? The website states you just show your Honda key and admission ticket for early entry to the park.

    The reason I am asking this is because our family has two cars. The wife typically drives the Honda, and will be unavailable to me this Friday. Can I still get in with only my key, even though I did not arrive in my Honda?




    I'm guessing you needed this info for today... But I'll post about it anyway. When I went, they were letting anybody into the parking lot but they had Honda employees outside the parking booths handing out vouchers for free parking to people in Hondas.


    As for early admission, you just show a key right outside the park gates so you don't need to have the vehicle there, just the key. However, when I went it was ERT for Scream and Colossus and they didn't have the rides ready in time so the gates didn't open until 9:50, if I remember correctly. Still enough time for 2 rides on each before heading to the back of the park before everyone else got in and walking on Batman and Riddler's Revenge.

  4. My comments are based on ONE ride I took on it sometime in the evening during West Coast Bash last year. It had gotten pretty rough "for a GCI", keeping in mind I've been on every one they've built. I'd say it wasn't as rough as Gwazi or Wildcat, but on par with both Roar's.


    Still better than GhostRider and a huge handfuls of other rough woodies out there, but for a GCI that was only 4 years old at the time, it was not in good shape.


    There was at one point where I'd ridden Terminator 20+ times in a row, but last year, I took one ride on it and that was enough.


    Take that for what it's worth.


    Makes sense. Thanks for the additional thoughts. My experience on it was based on never having ridden Terminator (or any other GCI besides Apocalypse a few weeks ago), so we're kind of on opposite ends of that.


    I've also ridden some of the rougher ones (Villain being the worst of my experiences), so compared to those I didn't think Apocalypse was too bad.

  5. My first ride on Apocalypse was only last week so I can't compare it to before that, but I didn't think it was that rough. Out of control and throws you around, yes. Bumpy, yes. But I like a woodie that's bumpy and throws me around like that, plus the seats are very well padded. I personally loved it and rode it 8 times in the day and a half I was there.

    How many other GCI woodies, or even woodies in general have you been on?

    Never been on any other GCI woodies, but have been on 20 or so others.

  6. many locals hate the place and wish Six Flags would buy it to put in some "real" coasters and get rid of all the "old and unreliable" rides.


    I remember as a teenager I felt this way. But as I've grown a little older I realize how great Lagoon is. Six Flags would completely ruin it.


    I wouldn't mind having a closer option for bigger rides, though.

  7. #1 Sooperdooperlooper, King's Dominion - This is according to my dad. I was 3 1/2 so I'm not sure if there was something before that.


    Don't know #2-69


    #70 Top Thrill Dragster


    Most recent was #86 on Bombora at Lagoon yesterday. I'll be going to SFMM later this week so I expect to be adding Apocalypse and Full Throttle to that. Maybe Green Lantern too.

  8. A few of you are hitting it right on the head. Your experience at SFMM is largely about expectations. If you go in expecting an experience in a clean park with great ride ops, guest relations, etc. then you're going to be disappointed. If you go there to ride some fun rides and don't sweat the rest of it, you'll have a good time.




    People have unrealistic expectations for MM, I said this a while back on this very thread and was told I didn't know enough about parks and I was making excuses for MM


    I know, f^$# me, right? How dare I expect a clean park that knows how to operate their rides while treating their guests with some decency?



    More or less, this is what some parks (like SFMM) are saying. My point wasn't that they shouldn't care about that. It was more that people are constantly complaining about things that SFMM is probably never going to change. So as long as you realize what you're going to get, you'll have a more positive experience because they do have a number of above average roller coasters. I've only been to that park 10 times or so, but I've always had a lot of fun and I'm excited for my trip there next week.

  9. Uh no. No day makes Key Club day look like a walk in the park, thats just ridiculous. Key Club day is always the busiest day of the year easily. I didn't notice the free friend day Sunday so yeah it will probably be busy and there is a better chance that youd need a flash pass, but I dont think it will be too terrible since if I remember right I think they added these two free friend days only recently. I remember getting an email about it and thinking they might have done that to boost attendance after the bad press of Ninja. Also this is only a gold pass free friend day not a regular free friend day so those are also not as busy as the regular ones.


    What about the regular season pass bring a friend on one weekday that runs for about a month? Is that something they've done in the past? Just wondering if I can expect normal Friday crowds in two weeks or if it will be significantly busier.

  10. Sunday is gonna be HELL at the park. It's the Gold Pass bring a friend free day. GET A FLASH PASS. You will need it. We are talking about 2-3 hours for headliners and 60-90min for the non-headliners. It's no joke. I went last year and thy actually extended the park hours to 10PM closing. The overflow lot will fill and they will be using lots you didn't even know exist.


    I give you good luck and yes, you will need a flash pass to do more than 5 rides that day.


    Where do you find this? I looked at their events and didn't see anything about it. I'm coming down there for a quick trip to ride Colossus one last time on Friday, August 1(might be able to get in a few hours the night before as well) and would like to be prepared for any events going on. I know about Helpful Honda Fridays, but it sounds like today wasn't too busy.

  11. I'd suggest one front seat ride on Millennium Force just for the view though.


    And for the bugs! Seriously, if you ride MF in the front row (which is spectacular), keep your mouth closed as much as possible when you're near the ground. My brother and I rode in the front row (in the evening, I think - it was at least 7 years ago) and our white shirts ended up with a lot of dark specks on them.

  12. I remember back in the late 80's or 90's at SFgadv, they wouldnt let a single rider in the last occupied row of a train. Very strange policy they used to have.


    Not sure if it's still this way, but Lagoon has/had the same policy on a few of their coasters for the first and last rows. I never understood it. Maybe it's because those lines are always longer and they wanted them to be full on every train?

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