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    What's with the donkeys anyway?
  1. ^It's actually quite true, even something like Krake would be around $12M+. Lightning Run was reported to be $7M. Hopefully Cedar Fair will pound out a deal for several Hyper GT-X models to go into their lower traffic properties. Lol, someone said Intamin giga.
  2. ^This is sad news. And it also never ceases to amaze me when people have positive things to say about Premier spaghetti bowls, lol.
  3. Very good points on the coasters Vortex. ^I also hope CP has a few things up their sleeves before 2020 after having lain dormant for so long between Maverick and Gatekeeper.
  4. ^I will be visiting SFOG this summer and am glad to hear of 2 train ops and the solid Mindbender crew. Shockwave is one of my favorites at SFOT, my home park, and interestingly enough even when the Titan or Texas Giant lines are crawling beyond belief the Shockwave team will usually be on their game. Much love to Shwarzkopf classics.
  5. Trains look nice, very reminiscent of wing rider restraints. I'm not big on spinning but I'll definitely be headed down to SFFT to try this out during the summer. OMG and Iron Rattler!
  6. I conquer Concur* is the word you were looking for. I am glad for variety in the giga spectrum, but it's likely due at least in part to that 'masterpiece' requiring millions in modifications and retracking.
  7. ^I've heard that, and agreed. Still think it would be more likely to simply be replaced down the line than have floorless trains added, though.
  8. It seems like the consensus here is relatively the same across the board. As much as I do love B&M, I am also pulling for Hyper GT-X models for the lower profile Cedar Fair parks because it just seems like a great solution for maximum ROI. I don't know that I see the Vortex stand-ups going floorless, as Mantis' conversion has demonstrated it's more of a process than a simple train swap and I'd rather those coasters be sold and replaced. B&M will continue to be the main supplier for Cedar Fair, and I hope to see more gigas and launches down the pipeline. I also hope we'll see some
  9. ^Efteling's Baron has a proper zero-g roll, also. It's a good thing.
  10. In the interest of not spamming Beyoncé gifs, I will simply say well played.
  11. From my experience at the park this weekend, it's no wonder I often don't go for long periods of time. Does anyone know just what is up with dispatch times? Often there would be a half dozen or more employees just standing around as a station full of people look on, and apparently a phone call needs to be made or received before dispatching each and every train. The only team that was somewhat on point was Shockwave, and I think I enjoyed my ride on it the most partly for that reason. For Titan and Texas Giant it seemed like 3 mins was the absolute best interval one could hope for, with 5-7+ b
  12. Top Gun (now Flight Deck womp womp) at California's Great America. That thing has got to be the most underrated little invert around, puts the Batman clones to shame.
  13. I agree that it's a bit of an insult not to be able to choose one's seat, especially for those that are going out of their way to travel to the park and won't have many opportunities to ride where they want. At least it sounds like I'll be able to wait for the back.
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