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  1. In case anyone didn't hear, SWSD passes will be extended one year from their original expiration date. This is honestly a huge relief for me after spending an entire summer in San Diego and not being able to go to the park once with my season pass. I'm not sure if other Seaworld parks are doing this or not. Here's what the email said:
  2. So I just got back from a trip to Vegas this past weekend. I wasn't there for very long but I decided to hit up Adventuredome for a few hours. Here's my review! The park itself is very quaint. Although it's a very impressive size for an indoor theme park, it doesn't feel all that big. That being said, I think the fact that it's indoors is perfect for its location in Las Vegas; I believe it was about 110*F outside the day I was there. The red rock canyon theming feels very well done, and the arcade games throughout the park made it feel like, well, a giant arcade, which I thought was c
  3. The park did say in their instagram comments that Iron Gwazi will not be opening with the park, but to keep your eye out for further updates. This is the post I'm referring to.
  4. Imagine being an entitled enthusiast and getting called out like this...by Don Helbig himself For context, Kings Island posted an article entitled Roller Coaster Terminology 101 written by Don Helbig on their website. It’s kinda cringy but this callout made me laugh.
  5. Also, keep in mind that deals are relatively easy to come by. I've never paid full price to get into Lagoon. Like a lot of other parks, the standard admission rate is higher than what you should be paying to get into the park. I keep my eye out for things like "date night" deals that get you 2 for 1 admission, corporate deals through friends, or deals available in local grocery stores. I know for sure that Costco sells tickets for something like $45, and I think some of the local grocery stores like Smith's and Macey's carry discounted tickets as well. I'm not sure whether or not they're
  6. That's a really cool article! I always seem to forget that FoF was the first magnetically launched coaster (along with its sister at KD). It's a wonder that it was so successful--I mean, the ride's still running nowadays and it's almost on its 25th season.
  7. I honestly forgot that I most likely would have ridden a coaster by now. I actually get pretty distracted during the off-season with school and other hobbies and always surprise myself when I do get to a park with how much I actually like coasters. I'm at home in Ohio right now and if things weren't like they are I probably would have ridden Orion by now . But here we are. Last coaster: Electric Eel, SWSD, Jan 3rd (or something like that).
  8. I haven't ridden too many hypers, but they are definitely my favorite ride type! (gigas are letters) A. Fury 325 1. Diamondback B. Millennium Force 2. Magnum XL-200 3. Nitro 4. Intimidator Carowinds 5. Goliath (SFMM) 6. Fujiyama 7. Son of Beast (I'm assuming rides such as Steel Vengeance, Cannibal, Eejanaika, X2, Valravn, Kingda Ka, TTD, and other 200+ ft rides aren't being counted since they're not really the "hyper" type)
  9. I'm so excited for this! I'm planning on heading out to Florida later this year to get the BGT/SWO credits.
  10. Looks like a fun ride! It looks a little bare themeing-wise right now, but I assume that's going to change?
  11. Completely agree here. Wicked is rough and the restraints are uncomfortable. It's not a bad ride; it has its moments. But, yeah, definitely not even top 3 in the park.
  12. Yeah, and I think I've said it before, but if I had the chance to do Afterburn again with these things in mind I think I'd enjoy it a lot more. I went in with virtually no expectation other than it being several TPR users' favorite invert. My impression was that it was a watered-down Raptor; just about equally as rough (I don't mind a slightly janky B&M, mind you) but with slightly less exciting elements and a slightly shorter ride. I didn't think it was a bad ride, but it definitely didn't blow my mind.
  13. I'm usually pretty good at finding the good in every coaster; I'd rather be on a coaster than not. That being said, if someone could please explain the hype around Afterburn I would very much appreciate it. It was my 6th and most recent B&M invert and falls nicely into place as my 6th favorite B&M invert.
  14. Yes, exactly. Whoever runs the instagram account said the same thing yesterday in a post, for what it's worth.
  15. IIRC the park has responded to instagram comments saying it'll open in the summer. Whether that means it'll be open by summer or it'll open in summer is up to question; I was personally expecting an April-ish opening.
  16. This thing's looking awesome! I love the look of that last turn into the break run, I think that'll add a lot to the ride.
  17. While it's true that Steel Dragon 2000 cost twice as much as Millennium Force, that was because of the supposedly earthquake-proof support structure and the added length. Based on that case alone, I'd agree with your assumption, but as has already been pointed out, this new investment has the exact same price tag as Eejanaika. Adjusting for inflation, yes, we're probably going to see something a little bit more cost-efficient. But it's not like we're looking at the equivalent of a $20 million USA coaster or anything; it'll be pretty true to its (as has been pointed out, ~$36M) price tag eve
  18. 1. How many parks did you visit in 2019? 7 2. Best new-for-2019 (or new-to-you-in-2019) ride? Fury 325 3. Name the first 3 coasters that come to mind. Fury 325 Steel Vengeance Son of Beast 4. What was the best flat ride you rode in 2019? Wow...thinking through this and I skip a lot of flats. Gotta be Drop Tower at KI...I love that thing! 5. What is your favorite RMC under 130 feet? (cheat sheet) I've only ridden 2 RMCs ever so...Twisted Colossus? 6. What was the last Premier coaster that you rode? Flight of Fear at KI EDIT: Cause I'm an idiot and literally the las
  19. At 180 feet I consider Hakugei close enough to be in the "mega-RMC" category with Steel Vengeance, Zadra, and Iron Gwazi. My point was that they all look like very different rides (I've only ridden Steel Vengeance so I can't say for sure), so comparing them is useless. And iirc Iron Gwazi has a really sick looking outward bank turn.
  20. I think you nailed it. And saying Iron Gwazi is anything like Steel Vengeance or even Zadra or Hakugei is, in my opinion, a terrible assumption to make. From the looks of it, Iron Gwazi has a lot less of a focus on airtime and more of a focus on speed and quick transitions. Also, both Iron Gwazi and Zadra are significantly shorter rides than Steel Vengeance. While I have no doubt that they deliver the crazy insane RMC ejector airtime at moments, they're clearly not going for the "most airtime" record like Steel Vengeance did. Personally I think Iron Gwazi looks sigificantly different t
  21. I'll be heading down to SD once school gets out in a bit. I'm excited to see the progress on this thing! Not sure if I'll make it to the park this time around or not (I'd like to go and try Tidal Twister if I can), but I'll definitely be going when Emperor opens up! It's interesting to me, though, how much perspective affects ride experience. When a ride is big for the park it's in, it tends to be a lot more fun simply by being the biggest thing around. That's what I felt when I rode Hangtime, which is a ride that would be considered boring or bad at a park like Cedar Point but easily
  22. Agree. I'm not a fan of these "triple launches". I mean, it's fun to be launched backwards but they usually end up being quite forceless. I also prefer a single intense launch. I honestly completely missed this coaster being built but it looks really great. How are the restraints? I'm surprised that this coaster doesn't have a triple launch, and I completely agree that single launches are way more fun. From a practical standpoint, though, if I'm not mistaken triple launches require significantly less power than normal launches, which is why they're becoming so common. It takes a lot
  23. It's sad that this thread is so dead. Mods haven't even posted the announcement yet. Love the not-Mako theme though! Should be awesome! Seaworld always keeps it classy with their rides!
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