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Trevor Hamilton

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  1. Honestly with Tempesto, Mako, Cobra's Curse, InvadR, and now Electric Eel all coming to Sea World parks, you wouldn't think at first glance that Sea World is having financial issues. I mean those are five coasters that are either expensive or pretty heavily themed. I don't know the full extent of their financial issues or what was said about the conference, but if they continue the expansion of their parks at this rate, I'd be more than happy. Maybe it's possible that they don't build and open a new section of the park all at once, but rather open a few small rides and shops starting in 2019 or 2020, then expand gradually until about 2023 or 2024. Again, I don't know too much about Sea World's financial state or the exact ins and outs of the theme park business, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
  2. No. EDIT: I'm kidding, of course. We're all excited for InvadR (I haven't even been on Tempesto yet). But still it's always fun to speculate about the future, especially in the off season when we don't get many updates. But still I see your point.
  3. Well if BGW cared about perfect historical accuracy, King Ludwig II wouldn't be a werewolf and italian daredevils wouldn't be 20 ft away from a roman god
  4. I've thought this for while too. And while InvadR would make sense in Norway, it also makes sense in the context of Canada (Vikings attacking a fur trapping village). I don't think it'll change. Also we really need Spain with a Maverick style Intamin coaster.
  5. I've seen a lot of hate for Alpengeist (*cough* coasterstudios *cough*), but it's hands down my favorite invert. Yeah, that might be biased since BGW is my favorite park but still it's a great coaster. Also, I really like Wildcat at Hershey. I definitely wouldn't mind RMC Wildcat but if they don't do it that'd be alright
  6. - Spain - Greece (maybe redundant with Festa) - Nordic States - Russia - The Netherlands and/or Belgium I'm grasping for ideas but some of these might be cool to see how they pull them off (because they would). And I have no idea where they would be.
  7. EDIT: Wrote this really late and I just realized how dumb some of this is. So I'll keep the one thing I'd still think could be cool, even though it'll never happen. RMC Jack Rabbit
  8. I already did one for my home Park but I like doing this sooo Busch Gardens Williamsburg: 1. Tempesto- Teal and orange are awesome together. Go Dolphins. 2. Apollo's Chariot- Purple and yellow are also awesome. 3. Griffon- Love the blue, light blue supports make it better. 4. Alpengeist- White track, teal supports. Looks great. 5. Loch Ness Monster- Yellow works, and it's iconic, so I like it. 6. InvadR- Light brown looks cool, especially with steel supports. 7. Grover- Good for a kid's coaster, but if it were any bigger I'd hate it. 8. Verbolten- Grey is kind of bland, kind of wish they encorperated yellow into the track.
  9. Hershey Park 1. Fahrenheit- Love the orange and blue, especially in that compact layout 2. Skyrush- The yellow and sky blue work well together, especially on the lift hill. 3. Great Bear- All black invert ftw 4. SDL- Blue works really well with orange trains 5. Sidewinder- All black boomerang ftw 6. Stormrunner- Red and white is pretty good 7. Comet- White supports are cool 8. Wild Mouse- Blue supports are cool 9. Trailblazer- Black is kind of bland at this point Note: Didn't include the woodies, Laff Trakk, or Cocoa Cruiser. Cocoa Cruiser would go right below Skyrush, though.
  10. I can see how you could think that, but I think Griffon is one of the most beautiful coasters in America. The way it stands out above the rest of France makes it seem bigger and more imposing, and the openness of the elements adds a sense of grace on and off the ride. SheiKra is also a good looking coaster, but I just think there's something about the way Griffon stands alone that makes it so great. EDIT: And also, I usually think coasters that blend into their surroundings look better than ones that don't, but Griffon is a major exception for me.
  11. Probably heading down to BGW this fall for the first time in about 2 years. I say probably because we were supposed to go in 2016 but decided not to because of a hurricane. So out of curiosity, how is Tempesto? Is it really better than its clones at SFDK and Holiday Park? And also out of curiosity, anyone else's favorite coaster Griffon?
  12. I somehow accidentally posted twice so I just edited this one
  13. 1. What is the farthest distance you've traveled to specifically visit a theme park? 14 hrs from PA to Orlando but we spent a week at the beach in Charleston on the way down 2. Your favorite coaster in the state you live in? Skyrush 3. Would you rather wait in line for a boomerang (at any park) or a VR coaster @ a Six Flags? VR because it's optional and the coasters are usually better 4. Have u ever been the only person in a train during a coaster ride? Nope 5. What is your favorite thing to do at your home park that does not involve riding something? 3 Point Contest. I'm a 6'6" Sophomore in High School and I'm always trying to convince my teammates I can shoot 6. Better time for ERT: Early morning or late night? Never had it but I'd assume night 7. Name some theme park food that *sounds* gross, yet is oh-so-delicious? I don't know... Crabfries? 8. Name your top three "bucketlist" coasters you have yet to ride. X2, any RMC, Tatsu 9. Have you ever been E-Vac'd? Did you receive anything if you did? Nope 10. What is the longest length of time you've waited for a coaster? 70 Mins 11. Worst flat ride ever. Name it. Musik Express 12. Your favorite SWEET treat at a park that is NOT your home park. Anything from the Grist Mill at Dollywood 13. Congratulations! After aggressively gambling on the Plinko game you finally won a front of the line pass. Which ride do you use it on? Fahrenheit because the line is always ridiculous 14. If you could have a lifetime fast pass to ONE attraction what would it be? Rock n' Roller Coaster or ToT at Hollywood Studios 15. Have you ever been next to someone that puked on a coaster? Nope 16. Your home park is getting a new B&M and YOU get to pick what type. Do you want an invert/hyper/dive/floorless/flyer/wing/standup? All of the above is not an option. Hershey could use a lot of those but floorless or flyer 17. Name your favorite Vekoma. Expedition Everest 18. What water ride delivers the most unacceptable amount of wetness? Don't know what that means but I kind of wish Escape from Pompeii had a bigger splash 19. If you were able to help design a coaster would you want it to focus on airtime or inversions/positive G's? Airtime 20. Most comfortable trains/seats for a coaster are... Verbolten or B&M Hyper 21. Choose one: Unlimited front-of-the-line access to your favorite coaster at your home park for one season OR $1,000 cash? Unlimited Pass 22. You just got drowned by a flume/rapids/chute-the-chutes. Do you pay the $$ for the dryer machine or do you continue on with your day trudging around like soggy dog? Pay money 23. What is the worst food you've had at your home park? Whoopie pies 24. You're at Cedar Point. You have a one hour ERT session on ONE coaster of your choice. You choose... Maverick 25. Favorite (non-clone) dark ride? Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom 26. What was your favorite park you visited in 2016? Favorite NEW park? Carowinds 27. What's your current credit count? Don't be shy. 101. Pretty good for a High Schooler that doesn't even have his permit 28. Winner winner chicken dinner! You just won a trip with hotel and airfare included. The catch is its only good for Six Flags America or Mt Olympus. Which do you choose? Six Flags America because I can drive there, the park seems nicer, and D.C.'s a better city 29. What is the best Intamin coaster you have ridden? Intimidator 305 30. Your home park has to remove one coaster and one flat for an expansion. Which two rides would you be OK with losing? Trailblazer and Flying Falcon. Not a problem anymore with regards to Flying Falcon 31. Song/music you've heard playing at a park that absolutely has not business being played in a theme park? Shut up and Dance. Not that it shouldn't have been played, it just shouldn't have played 9 times 32. There's 5 minutes before the park closes. You choose to: Reride your favorite coaster in the park, OR get the new kiddie/junior coaster credit? Reride my favorite 33. Do you visit the waterpark if it's connected to the amusement park? Not usually 34. What 2017 addition are you most looking forward to? INVADR WOOOOOOOOO 35. What was the most disappointing addition to your home park in the past 10 years? Can't think of my home park, but Mach TOwer at Busch Gardens because that could have been so much better 36. The most overrated coaster ever is... For the inevitable amount of people that'll say Millennium Force, it's awesome. My personal pick would be Wild Eagle 37. What ride makes you wanna vomit? Kingda Ka almost got me my first time after I got off because the launch was so much crazier than expected 38. What is the best consolation prize you've won at a games booth? Pass, but my brother once won two giant Teddy Bears in one day 39. And the worst? Pass 40. End this questionnaire by posting a picture of your favorite light package (coaster/flat).
  14. Honorable Mentions: Batman Clones- first invert, fun, not amazing Great Bear- Home Park, cool location, unusual layout 5. Raptor- Intense and fun, a bit painful 4. Talon- Awesome drop, intense and compact 3. Dragon Challenge- Fire>Ice, both really fun, cool theming 2. Afterburn- Insanely intense, old school and compact 1. Alpengeist- Huge, favorite theming, favorite park, best location, soaring inversions (cobra roll doesn't bother me), intense ending, most photogenic, everything about this coaster is amazing (except the painful MCBR) Alpengeist will forever be my favorite invert
  15. I started listening to a band I'd heard a lot about and assumed I'd hate, because this music isn't usually for me, but Dance Gavin Dance is easily one of my new favorite bands. Their amazing guitar work and clean vocals are not some of the best I've ever seen from any band. Their unclean vocals (screaming) and lyrics are both great as well but may take some getting used to. It's almost hard to classify them in a genre because of how they seamlessly switch between metal with screamed vocals and almost funk rock with their singer Tillian Pearson hitting insane notes. I love this band, but just know it's not for everyone. Here's a song more for metal fans: And here's a song where they do a lot of the switching: If you like those, I'd suggest to check out Variation, The Cuddler, Young Robot, Inspire the Liars, Philosopher King, and Betrayed By the Game
  16. Florida- Rock n' Rollercoaster/SheiKra/Hulk (can't decide) Georgia- Goliath Tennessee- Mystery Mine (haven't been on Lightning Rod) North Carolina- Fury 325 South Carolina- Afterburn Virginia- Griffon>Intimidator 305 (Griffon will always be my favorite) Ohio- Maverick Pennsylvania- Skyrush New Jersey- El Toro Georgia (country)- Some (probably knockoff) SLC that was better than Vekoma's
  17. The first time I rode Griffon I was scared shitless. I was only 7 though. Also Intimidator 305 because I was 11. Millennium Force freaked me out a bit (and that was recent ). I've been on 3 giga coasters and Fury 325 is the only one that didn't freak me out. Probably because of the B&M trains.
  18. Alright I'm not gonna argue because I claimed that none of this mattered then went on to be a hypocrite and argue with you. Sorry about that let's just all be excited for InvadR
  19. Parks that run coasters for their Holiday events aren't running them because they have money to blow, they're running them because they feel that they'll justify their cost by bringing guests to the park and through in park spending (skip the line passes, ride photos and merchandise) just like every other day of the year. I'm not telling them how to run their business, I'm speaking from a personal perspective. I personally have no interest in the event but clearly they do quite well for themselves. This is anecdotal and ridiculous. We've had Six Flags season passes every year for almost 20 years and go to Great Adventure multiple times a year and I've never seen a B&M closed for mechanical reasons for an extended period of time aside from Superman (but B&M flyers are always slightly more tempermental than their B&M counterparts). Even so, I've never once been there and seen a B&M closed all day which is honestly pretty remarkable. Since we're just throwing around anecdotal bullsh*t though I have been to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and seen Alpengeist down for mechanical reasons all day once, actually on our first ever visit to the park. ...no First of all, I never said they were just throwing around money. I'm not exactly a business expert so I didn't think of every possibility. Plus I was just stating what I saw and my experience. A few B&M's were down on my visits (and only for two hours, tops) and after reading about how Six Flags runs them in cold weather, I thought maybe there's a correlation. MAYBE. You're acting like I spoke like I absolutely knew everything I said was 100% true. Also calm down. We're literally on a theme park forum. It's not the end of the word if I propose some things that may not be true. No need to say what I'm saying is bullshit. Im 16. Sorry I'm not an expert on something that doesn't matter at all like you are.
  20. I'm glad somebody does because we don't. Six Flags seems to have no issue running them at their parks in colder climates. That probably costs way more money to do. Money is something Six Flags has a lot more of than Sea World, although their respective 2017 additions imply the opposite. Also I've noticed the B&M coasters at BGW seem way more reliable than Six Flags'. I can't necessarily speak for Tampa or Sea World, but the B&Ms at BGW are almost never down. I actually can't recall a time where any of them have been. As for Six Flags, I've seen the opposite to be true. I've been to SFGAdv twice and 3 B&Ms were down at some point in the day. I'm not sure if that directly correlates to running them in cold weather, but I assume Busch does it for cost reasons, something Six Flags shouldn't have to worry about as much.
  21. Don't get me wrong it's a lot of fun! I've just enjoyed other parks more. Dorney's not an all day park you can get everything done pretty quickly
  22. A few days after my visit to Cedar Point they announced Mean Streaks closing
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