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jonskinny12

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  1. When I was at Cedar Point a few weeks ago I wore my sunglasses almost the entire time. Sometimes they would ask if I had a strap and sometimes they wouldn't, but it's obviously possible that they were still looking even when they didn't ask. They've had that as a rule for at least a couple years now so I bought a strap for like $4 when I got to the park. But at Kings Island the day before I wore them without a strap on a lot of rides and never got questioned once.
  2. We took this train ride a few times as a way to get between Steel Vengeance and Millennium Force while resting our feet, and I was surprised at how entertaining the ride itself was. I don't think I've ever seen anyone talk about this before now.
  3. ^ Thanks for the info! I'll wait until we get to the park but it sounds like I should plan on getting a Flash Pass. I'll definitely make sure to hit Medusa, not sure about V2 as I don't think Wicked Twister is all that great. But that's the only Intamin Impulse I've ridden. I tried to ride Steel Venom once at Geauga Lake but it only launched about 10 feet and then stopped, and was down for the day.
  4. I was there a couple weeks ago for 3 days, and we got FL+ on 2 of the days. Tuesday and Thursday were FL+, my sister was only there half the day Wednesday so we didn't do FL+ and mostly just went on the rides with shorter lines that we really didn't care about that my girlfriend hadn't been on before (Corkscrew, CCMR, Gemini, etc.) after running to SV for early entry. Anyway, in that time we got on Steel Vengeance 18 glorious times, Millennium Force 7 times (didn't really use FL+ much for this but was still nice to cut out some of the wait), Top Thrill Dragster and Valravn 6 times each, Maverick 5 times, and Gatekeeper 4 times. Almost all of this was Tuesday and Thursday. There were also a couple of breakdowns that took about 2 hours out of our FL+ time, and the park closed at 8:00 all 3 nights. My point is you'll have plenty of time to do what you want to do, but you won't get bored. After our 3 days there I still felt like we could have easily stayed another day. I'm sure you'll have a great trip!
  5. How busy does this park get in the summer? I'll be there on August 2 (a Thursday) and wondering if I should plan on a flash pass. We'll also be visiting CGA and I'm planning on getting FL for that park. At SFDK I mostly just care about The Joker and Superman as I've never ridden one of those Sky Rockets before. Is Medusa still good? I might try the new Crazy Coaster but going backwards on rides usually makes me sick so I'm not sure about it. Any tips for a first timer at the park? I have an old Six Flags gold membership from last year, not sure if I still get free parking so I'll have to look that up.
  6. I watched this exact thing happen in the Mystic Timbers line last year. Someone jumped ahead in the line, someone else took offense, and some other person somehow got involved and these two huge guys ultimately almost smashed a bunch of kids against a rail. Security came and took statements from a bunch of people, a few people had to leave the line to go to the security office, etc. This and the reasons everyone else has given are why I don't do anything about it. It's not my job to enforce those rules, and if the park doesn't enforce the rules (or as I've seen at a couple parks, the employees actually help people jump the line) then it changes my opinion of the park.
  7. ^ That's a good point. The groupers that I saw did seem to do a pretty good job of matching odd numbered groups and single riders to try to completely fill every train. The whole crew on Steel Vengeance was very good every time I rode it. They were often ready to dispatch with 20+ seconds left on the countdown.
  8. For some of my trip we were a group of 3 instead of 4 and a couple times when we requested the back and the last row was empty, they would say to put the single rider in row 11. Not sure if it was just who was working or if it's actually a rule. There really isn't much difference between the last two rows though.
  9. In my 18 rides on Steel Vengeance last week I asked for a specific row probably 13 or 14 times and was never told no. Sometimes they were assigning FL+ to the back and sometimes to the front, it wasn't consistent. I rode in the front once and in rows 8-12 the other 17 times, the majority of them being in the back car. It's definitely a back seat ride for me.
  10. It's actually a problem with the CP app, which the website uses as the source. When I was there last week, I didn't use the app at all because it was so inaccurate. At one point while waiting through a TTD breakdown, I compared what the app was saying with my brother and someone else standing in line. Mine didn't say anything for any rides except that 2 of them were closed, my brother's showed that everything was open and had a zero minute wait, and the other person next to us showed everything was closed. So even for 3 people standing next to each other with data that the app claimed was up to date, it was different for each us.
  11. I wouldn't really say that the structure sways but it definitely gives a bit in some areas when a train comes through. But none of us know whether or not that was anticipated or what is acceptable. I wouldn't be worried about it at all.
  12. At Cedar Point today. We decided to get FL+ after we got here, and I don't know why I've never done it before. It's a great deal. Also, Steel Vengeance is for real.
  13. Just finished a couple days in the park and had a great time! We got there around 6pm on Saturday, spent that night and all of Sunday in the park, then left around noon today to head north to Sandusky. We were really surprised at how light the crowds were, especially yesterday for the first half of the day. The ops were great and I'm sure that helped. Mystic Timbers seemed to be faster and even better than last year, especially later in the day when it really warmed up. That crew was also doing a great job, as were all of them, but this crew seemed especially good at times. It is a really fun ride! Diamondback in the back row was great. I finally see the awesomeness of this ride. Banshee was great as usual. About the ops, they were up and down. Sometimes great, sometimes just pretty good. But they were always moving. I've had a few night rides on The Beast and they're always good, but this one was the best I've ever had. It's so much fun at night. We got the second to last row at about 11:15 or so and it was plenty dark. Speaking of night rides, do they turn off the lights for the rapids ride later on? We went on Mystic Timbers last night at 10:05 and it would be awesome on a late summer night if they turned those lights off. In all we had a fantastic time, as I always have at this park. It's one of my favorite places to visit.
  14. I personally really enjoy Flight of Fear at Kings Island. But I also liked Vortex quite a bit last year, so what do I know?
  15. ^ Too bad none of them work for RMC. If they did maybe the trains never would have bumped.
  16. I just watched it. The train straight up hauled A$$ into the brake run (despite the dumb caption). Insane "hairtime" all around. My first thought while watching it was about how much speed it still has at the end of the ride, so I'm not sure why the stupid caption. It's clearly slowing down quite a bit on the mid course brake and I'm sure that affects the airtime on the hill right after, but I would be surprised if it's very noticeable anywhere else on the ride. Still, I wish I was able to ride it and see for myself. I'll be there next week and was hoping for a brake-free ride. Although I'll happily take 3 train operation over that, if that's what it means. Regardless, brakes or no brakes, I'm sure the ride is incredible and I'll be at Cedar Point for god's sake. I'll have a great time no matter what.
  17. I've seen a few posts over the last couple weeks about Maxair being "obviously" closed. What did I miss? Did something happen with it during the offseason?
  18. Apparently I'm stuck in some previous year and don't know about youtubedoubler thanks for that link, it's pretty interesting to watch them side by side like that. Does anybody know when the trims were added in the shed? That's something I don't remember from my visit in 2001 or 2002 but I noticed on my next visit in 2015.
  19. But like... they literally added a trim brake to the first drop... brakes slow things down, that's what they do. Those brakes have been there since day one though, they just replaced them with magnetic brakes at some point in time.
  20. There are also a couple alpine coasters in the area if you like those. I'm not sure when they close but I think they'll probably be open in late September.
  21. ^ For you I'd recommend checking out one (or some) of the local breweries. Red Rock and Squatter's are both in downtown SLC and are good. Wasatch has some good beers but I've never eaten there. They have a location near downtown. Also, the sky ride at Lagoon is really slow and stops a lot. And they have a log flume that's... well, it's there. And I think I've seen it run at all times of the year.
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