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Trevor Hamilton

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  1. Hey everyone, I'm sure this question gets asked ALL the time, but what would be the best pricing option for me. I'm planning on going with my girlfriend on a weekday in August, and both of our dads are retired military (but we're still young enough to have a military ID and get discounts). We want to ride as much as we can, so what would be the best option for us? This system is a bit confusing for me especially with the potential military discounts thrown in and the site doesn't clarify much. Can any Knoebels experts help us out? Thanks!

  2. I'm heading to SFNE in 2018 and I just have a few questions.


    1. Are Wicked Cyclone and Superman really that awesome?

    2. Is Goliath really that bad? (I think it looks awesome)

    3. Do Mind Eraser's new restraints make it bearable or dare I say FUN?

    4. How terrifying is the New England Sky Screamer?

    5. What are some overlooked coasters or rides I should look forward to?


    Thanks for the feedback!


    EDIT: Also I'm going in mid-August, so what day of the week should be the least crowded? And are Flash Passes worth it? Sorry I have so many questions.

  3. 1. What is the name of your home park?



    2. Do you own a coaster related T-shirt?



    3. Do you enjoy Vekoma SLCs?


    Never been on one

    4. Name the first 3 coasters that come to mind.


    Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster, Formula Rossa


    5. One park you would definitely never go back to is...


    Can't say I've had any experience THAT bad, but if I had to choose, Carowinds


    6. Have you ever ridden a drop tower taller than 200 feet?



    7. What is your favorite roller coaster?


    Griffon @ BGW


    8. When you go to a park three things you must have with you are...


    Phone, Wallet, Keys


    9. How many times did you visit your home park last season?


    Twice (so far)


    10. The first Intamin coaster you rode is...

    Volcano: The Blast Coaster


    11. Have you ever spent an entire day at a park alone?



    12. The independent park you go to the most is...




    13. Does B&M or Intamin make better hyper coasters?




    14. If it was free, what upcharge ride what you jump on right now?


    Sky Coaster


    15. What is the best food at your home park?


    Probably Crabfries


    16. The name of the worst GCI you've ridden is...

    Wildcat @ Hersheypark


    17. When you're not riding something at your home park where are you?


    Zoo America or Eating

    18. Favorite water ride in a dry park (flume, rapids, etc)


    Splash Mountain @ Magic Kindgom


    19. Do you get your photo taken with park mascots?


    No, unless it's Tigger

    20. Name one personal item you've lost at a park.


    My brother almost lost his wallet


    21. Name of the worst B&M invert you're ridden is...


    Batman Clones but they're still fun


    22. Name your favorite steel coaster under 125 feet tall.


    Rock N' Roller Coaster


    23. Name your favorite coaster/ride manufacturer?




    24. What waterpark have you visited most often?

    Water Country USA


    25. The name of the fastest wooden coaster you have ridden is...


    I think El Toro


    26. What is the name of the flat ride you've ridden the most?


    Probably The Claw or Flying Falcon (RIP) @ Hershey


    27. Name a ride-related injury you have suffered.


    Messed up my shoulder on a Superman Clone


    28. Favorite Halloween event at a park?


    Howl O Scream @ BGW


    29. Name the most recent Arrow ride or coaster you've been on...


    Loch Ness Monster


    30. Name of your favorite ride that never leaves the ground (safari, train, bumper cars, etc)


    Kilimanjaro Safari


    31. What ride makes you laugh the most?


    Any WDW coaster


    32. How many RMC's have you ridden?



    33. Best flat that goes over 100 feet is...


    Screamin Swing


    34. When you are on your way to your home park what is one worry that you might have?



    35. Favorite park that is NOT your home park is ___________.


    All Four Disney Parks or BGW

    36. How many different parks did you go to last season?


    5 but I'm going to Knoebels soon


    37. The indoor coaster/dark ride you ride most often is...


    Laff Trakk or Curse of Darkastle


    38. When you spend the day at the park what do you drink all day?




    39. The name of the best B&M you've ridden is?


    40. Name three other forum members that will fill this out...


    That one guy, that other guy, and that third guy

  4. Let's see... SFoG has what is possibly one of the best hyper coasters, one of the best standup coasters, a classic Schwarzkoph, the original terrain Superman clone, a kickass Batman clone, a Eurofighter, an old school looper that the chain un-sucked, a solid old school wooden out and back, and one of the best atmospheres in the park chain. Now, the park is getting a kickass RMC makeover on an unpopular ride and you're bitching because they left out one lap? Not surprised. Seems like a pretty 2017-ish thing to do.


    Meanwhile, we'll enjoy our new water slide at SFSTL next year, with our newest coaster being a 30 year old boomerang hand-me-down.


    Not to mention what they have other than coasters. They have a unique drop tower, some good flat rides, and 2 great dark rides. I mean they're not Cedar Point so you can't expect every new coaster to be their best. And who knows? There's a good chance it may be. I have 0 RMC's anywhere near me and I've never ridden one. Just be happy you're getting an RMC.

  5. It's. A. Star. Flyer.


    If it's a coaster I'll be ecstatic but I just can't see Busch getting a giga or something like Red Force.


    However I wouldn't rule out a coaster all together. I'm assuming there will be more than one attraction in Spain (if we get it). I honestly think it's more fun to speculate about a coaster that's UNDER the height waiver. That gives us more options to get excited (and probably disappointed) about.

  6. Mayday Parade in May (ha) at the Fillmore in Philly (ha).


    The opening band was called Milestones. I liked them. They're pretty young and seemed like they were just up there having fun.


    The supporting act Knuckle Puck was fine, but the fans were annoying. The band was encouraging circle pits which would have happened regardless, but I just don't like when bands encourage it. (Unless it's a metal band)


    But Mayday Parade was something else. Easily the best sounding live band I've heard. Aside from people moshing at completely inappropriate times, it was the best concert I've been to. They played the entire album 'A Lesson in Romantics' then played 7 more songs, including a great cover of 'Yesterday' by the Beetles. They seemed to genuinely love what they do and love their fans. It's nice when the band seems like they're having a great time playing. I'd love to see them again but I think they're headed to Europe. Great band, great show.

  7. I don't think I've ever been to the park when Le Scoot's line wasn't bullsh*t long.


    Same here except for our last trip down there the last hour right before closing we walked right on it and since you don't get very wet it didn't matter that it was night time.


    I went on a Saturday earlier this month and none of the lines were long at all. Le Scoot was the longest but even then we waited probably 10 mins.

  8. Favorites


    1. Magic Kingdom (and the other three WDW parks):


    I know it's not fair to include these absolutely perfect parks, but I've been to each a multitude of times and they just never get old. Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite places to be on Earth. All the rides there are great, but the Haunted Mansion is the best ride at any park anywhere, hands down. Hollywood Studios is second, Epcot is third, and Animal Kingdom is fourth. Hollywood Studios is going to be absolutely amazing after all the updates, and same for Epcot. I haven't seen the World of Avatar yet, but it looks pretty cool, too. Magic Kingdom just needs special recognition. I don't consider these parks the same as Six Flags or Cedar fair parks, which is why they're not listed as my favorite in my signature.


    2. Busch Gardens Williamsburg


    When somebody asks me what my favorite park is, I say BGW. I've been to this park so many times, and I've had a near perfect experience each time. It has my favorite coaster, Griffon, and is the most beautiful park in the country. The coaster lineup is almost perfect (give me my Intamin). Also, Aplengeist is the best invert. Fight me. I love BGW, and I wish I could have put it first, but WDW is on another level. This is by all means my favorite park, but WDW is my favorite place to be. Either way there's no denying how awesome BGW is.


    3. Dollywood


    I've only been here once, but it was so memorable that Dollywood has to be third. I was going down to South Carolina from Pennsylvania to visit family while my dad was deployed in Pakistan. It was me, my brother, and my mom (who has southern roots). They had a place for my dog to stay, and we could even leave to park to walk her then go back in. I just thought this park perfectly captured what I love about the south. Not to mention how awesome the coasters are. Add that to a charming dark ride, a cool water coaster-type thing, a unique selection of flat rides, and great themeing and landscaping, and you have one of my favorite parks.


    4. Cedar Point


    There's no superb theming or landscaping, but it's charming because it gives off that old park feel, while still seeming up to date and modern. The coasters are something else. Maverick, Millennium Force, Raptor, Gatekeeper, TTD, Magnum, and Rougarou are all so much fun. There's another coaster at every turn. That and the views of the lake make it really great. Fast pass is absolutely worth it, by the way. It's an enthusiasts dream, and I couldn't help but love Cedar Point.


    5. Hersheypark


    It would be higher if it wasn't my home park and I hadn't been there so much. Skyrush is an airtime machine, Fahrenheit is like a Eurofighter on crack, Stormrunner is the coolest and weirdest Intamin around, and Lightning Racer is my favorite GCI. Not to mention Laff Trakk, Great Bear, and the possibility of RMC Wildcat make this park worth coming back to. Plus it's not bad looking by any means. I've just been to this park so many times that it's not as special as it is to some other people.


    Honorable Mentions: Universal Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Six Flags Great Adventure, Kings Dominion


    Bucket List


    1. Six Flags Magic Mountain- I NEEEEEEED IIIIITTTTT


    2. Disneyland Parks- I feel like I'd prefer WDW in a lot of ways, but Disney Parks are Disney Parks


    3. European Parks- Europa Park, Heide Park, Phantasialand, Port Aventura, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Liseberg


    4. Kings Island- My parents used to go there all the time in the 80's


    5. Kennywood- I'm only three hours away and I've lived up here for 6 years but I still haven't gone


    Honorable Mentions- Six Flags Great America, Six Flags New England, BGT (technically I've been but I was too young to ride anything but Scorpion)

  9. So I just got off BGW Fans and I read an article about a Line of Sight test behind Festa Italia (a place Spain has been rumored to go). Apparently the balloon was easily as tall as Mach Tower. This could have been for something as simple as fireworks, but if not, I'd say a Spain area behind Festa with a Starflyer is a good possibility.


    EDIT: The height waiver is for a 315 ft attraction. Starflyer.

  10. Yea, Im not even going to start talking coaster yet. Lets just see how this progresses. Spain would be interesting since it is the only major European country they have yet to cover besides Greece and Russia. Personally I'd rather see either of those before Spain.


    Well I'd like to see Greece too, but with Festa Italia the park may see that as a bit redundant. And with Russia, as cool as Busch could make it, I just don't think Russia is the best option with the recent events happening. It's just grounds for controversy, even if it would be undeserved controversy.


    With regards to a coaster, I'd love to see a Maverick-style Intamin Blitz. I've been saying this since I first rode Maverick.

  11. I want to give a shout out to the ride ops at Busch Gardens. It wasn't busy when I was there so they had a bit of leeway so the booth folks were very interactive with the riders. I even complimented one when I bumped into him when he was on break outside of the ride. He was having a ball sending out the trains on Apollo. It was a stark contrast to Hershey Park where everything was prerecorded and while the operators were efficient and very down to business, it was nearly Hilter Youth like.


    I've had good experiences at BGW too, but I've also had great ride ops at Hershey Park. One guy I see working Wildcat occasionally is the coolest ride op I've met. It's nice to see when they seem to genuinely enjoy their job.

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