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  1. If your desktop backgrounds you use involving high quality coaster pics.
  2. I don't have a picture of it (but I'm sure there are plenty online) - X2 at SFMM. A great end to a great day - bonus that it was my sister's first time ever riding it. She loved it. I didn't share anything about the ride so that everything would be a surprise.
  3. This picture was taken of me last night - no joke! This is a real 737. I can't believe I got the opportunity to sit there, but I am so very excited about this. Me sitting in a commercial 737 after landing
  4. I have a question for all you regulars - Tidal Wave is down. I was only there on a day trip while visiting my grandpa in the area (and I had a ride to SFMM). What I'm wondering - does anyone know if it's down for some kind of maintenance issue? I was thinking perhaps it was due to drought issues since it looked bone dry from Riddler's, but then again HH is open. Any insight?
  5. And it's not like Raptor doesn't have enough feathered rats (seagulls) by the thousands. I'm sure they'd trip photoeyes all the time, especially there. The seagulls by Raptor
  6. that toolbag got himself killed. I'm ready for the announcement about Valravyn
  7. Wacky Soapbox Racers (KBF) Freefall (SFMM) Flashback (SFMM) Psyclone (SFMM) The "original" Collosus at SFMM if that counts?
  8. [Thread necro since last posting in 2005] It depends where I'm at/how long I have to spend at a given park (ie. am I only there for the day, or on a multi day trip), and where I'm at in line. If I'm on a multi day trip and in close proximity to the station, I'll usually sit on the ground and scroll Facebook on my phone, or text, etc., and wait for about 45 minutes before I decide I've had a long enough sit down break. A bad ankle after a crazy leg break a few years back often makes standing for extended periods of time painful, so sitting and resting is always a welcome break. If I'm on a more rushed/day trip, then I might wait 10-20 minutes top, again, depending how far back in line I am. If i'm in the last 50% of the line, I probably bail after a few minutes.
  9. ^^^^ clever. It's sad James Young died, blah blah blah. He trespassed in a posted no entry area and ultimately lost his life on account of a poor decision. CP PR staff has done a great respectful job with regards this incident. Still, I find myself upset at the bad decision he made. I do *NOT* know how reliable the source is or not ,but heard or read somewhere that the family is planning to sue. REALLY?!? I hope that's just a case of an unreliable source and rumor on that one. I also read somewhere that he was supposed to be a special education instructor, yet with his serious lack of judgement, he probably was not entirely capable of such a job. Ok, i'm ranting, and I've made plenty of mistakes in my life. Had he made an error outside of the park and rolled his vehicle as a rough example, it's not like we would have been hearing about it. It's just the location he was at I'm hearing it all over the news. What I'm wondering - what part of the train hit him? Had a rider been physically injured by him, I'm guessing we would have heard about it? I would be concerned for the emotional toll this may have had on anyone in the train that struck him. On an unrelated note, the next morning, coworkers asked me if I had heard about the incident. From there, I started to talk about how enjoy Raptor and most B&M rides.
  10. It was either Matterhorn Bobsleds at DL ~or~ Goldrusher at SFMM. Like a coaster nerdette, I asked my parents which park they took me to first. They think it was Disneyland, although are not 100% certain, and it might have been SFMM.
  11. You might be a coaster nerd if... You see a construction crane, and in your mind, imagine it is the part of a lift hill, and then think of what track should be surrounding it. ~or~ you think of how said construction crane should be lifting pieces of track to build a new coaster.
  12. If you manage to get into the old Wild Waters park, I'd love to see pics. It's amazing what a vibrant thriving park it was 25 years ago. I had a great time there. Since then, I've been curious what happened with it. If I had a drone, I'd get video and pics, but that's just one of those crazy luxuries. Great TR and pics!
  13. Spin Cycle is very relaxing and smooth. I'm thinking you wouldn't get too sick riding it. Timber Terror (still hard for the life of me not to call it by its original name, The Grizzly) has great airtime. And if you're evert back for the Scarywood event, riding Timber Terror backwards is even MORE FUN!! I prefer backwards on that ride. The Cd'A resort is a beautiful one and one of the more upscale in the area. Staying at Holiday Inn by Triple Play can be a good bet too though if you have kids along. Hope you have an awesome day at Silverwood. I look forward to enjoying pics from your TR.
  14. Pleasant surprises: The first time I was at Cedar Point, I figured that since I was there, I was going to ride everything. I had no idea what most of the rides were, and just wandered up to one, then the next. I thought of all things, Maverick was a kid type of coaster - what an amazing surprise on such an awesome ride! Definitely not a ride for the faint of heart. Gemini - very smooth and very fun. I was dreading going on it (again, the whole not knowing what to expect thing), figuring I would hate it to death due to the fact it's a woodie (generally woodies are not my favorite, but they do have their place in the theme park world). I think Gemini is one of my favorite woodies. The high fives from people in the other train certainly make it an extra enjoyable factor! Unpleasant surprise: Also at Cedar Point - Corkscrew. I spent half the day looking for the station (yeah, I know, stupid that I would be so slow as to not be able to find it). I may have loved rides like it 20 years ago, but I certainly don't like it now. I swear I had been beaten all to heck. The fact I enjoyed Gemini, yet hated Corkscrew was just a surprise both ways that I never would have expected. Also, Iron Dragon is too tame and boring for my taste.
  15. ^^^^ WTH did I just watch!? No matter what amazing thing is built, I plan to be riding it. It's going to be a long wait until next season.
  16. This is coaster related randomness.... I've been making a spreadsheet all evening tallying up the coasters I remember being on. ETA: Currently, the list of definite coasters is 83. I know there are some misc. ones such as one at the Mall of America several years ago, a couple more at the fair in southern California, and probably a couple more I just haven't thought of from misc. parks. I'm almost feeling inferior to some of the counts here.
  17. You just said exactly what I was going to - depends on my mood, but both are opposites. I somewhat lean towards Millenium Force as my favorite, and Maverick is a solid second... then again, there are those times that Maverick will win depending on my mood. Last week I rode Maverick 7 times in a row (I had to go through exit, then back through the FP+ lane). Other days, I've ridden MF just as many times in a row.
  18. I may get out there and perhaps put together a trip report for you guys to enjoy.. I mean, it's only 16 miles from my house. It's a beautiful place. I usually take my nephews in Sept. since the gate price goes down in half after Boulder Beach is closed for the season. Am I joking that I'd love to see Cedar Fair buy the park? No, but ONLY if it become built up and an amazing place like CP, and not wind up neglected like it sounds KBF has been. There is already a destination campground on site. If there was an (decent) onsite hotel and I lived out of the area, I would come stay and ride.
  19. Wha? Awesome! I did not know this. Is this new for 2015 or have they always done that for Scarywood? I don't know how well they market that part or not, but over the years, they always give a ticket good to return in May. Aftershock isn't run when it is, (I think) below 65ºF, and often the temps during scarywood in a normal year will run in the 30's-low 50's. Sometimes in the 30's /below freezing by end of Oct. It's better every year, and in fat, i just applied to by one the part time show actresses for Scarywood this year.
  20. Cedar Fairs needs to buy Silverwood , call it Silver Point... build massive amazing coasters like Millenium Force and Maverick. Heck ,I'd buy a seasons pass again and go if SW had some of those amazing types of rides.
  21. The last 3 years or so, Aftershock (usually) has run pretty smooth. Riding Timber Terror backwards - that's actually more enjoyable than forward. If you get a chance to go to Scarywood, I'd recommend it. Although Aftershock will not be running during the Scarywood event, your ticket will include a free return visit in May when it usually is open.
  22. That is awesome! Makes me wish I had found that one in the shop to buy for me.
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