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ElectricUncleSam

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  1. I'm terrible with remembering these type of things, help me out here?
  2. Every roller coaster, including clones, are custom built for their customers. If they want a terrain Giga-coaster, they'll get terrain Giga-coaster. There is literally no reason why this couldn't happen. Why y'all jumping on me? All I said was that, IMHO, I don't see it likely. I would love it, but seeing as the park's last two coasters cost a combined $46 million, I just don't see it.
  3. Well, CP is damn near completely flat, so anything low can be called a terrain coaster there. But I agree, sounds badass. Remember, I said "unlikely", not "impossible". Just setting up my signature
  4. Well, CP is damn near completely flat, so anything low can be called a terrain coaster there. But I agree, sounds badass. Remember, I said "unlikely", not "impossible".
  5. THIS! Most people probably know by now I'm not a huge fan of B&Ms over the past ten years. I've probably come really close to riding every single one of them, and only a handful have impressed me from about 2002 onwards. I will say though, I very much enjoyed SheiKra and it's two Chinese clones quite a bit, and they were some of the B&Ms that have impressed me, so if they can create a Dive Machine that tops that one, I think they'd have a huge hit on their hands. On the other hand, I wasn't that big of a fan of Griffon. I felt that it's "let's do the exact same ride twice in a row" thing left a lot to be desired, IMO. True, but while Griffon did lack in many aspects, its a helluva lot better than the one-trick ponies that were the first diving machines (Oblivion & G5, though Oblivion's theming makes up for its short layout).
  6. Given that KI tends to wait a few years between coasters (generally 4-5), I don't think we'll see a new coaster for quite some time. I do think a nice dark ride could be coming within the next couple of years, but personally, I don't see KI getting a new coaster until at least 2018. In terms of a giga, I personally consider it unlikely. You need a lot of room for a giga, and while KI has ALOT of unoccupied land, not much of it is level enough for a giga (name one terrain gigacoaster you've ever seen). I'm not saying impossible, I'm just saying a wing coaster is probably next.
  7. They mention that the plant in Batavia is generally friendly to curious enthusiasts. Can anyone tell me if this is true?
  8. I AM CRAZY NOW DON'T LEAVE ME HANGING ROBB PLEASE THIS IS KILLING ME Oh, what a shame! I hope you don't die before the news is released!
  9. Not, "none of you"... I actually brought up this same point back on page 606! I would love to be wrong about that and have it actually be racing, however! Oh. Didn't notice that. We're still in the minority, though.
  10. Why have none of you thought "racing" to just be à figure of speech? It is a car thème after all. I hear people at CP all thé time saying TTD and MF "race" into their respective stations simply because of how fast they run going into their brake fins. Coups it simply be à speed référence?
  11. You mean like what happened to the KI website a couple years back with the supposed Bat wing coaster?
  12. Yeah.... no. As somebody who has greyed out on the majority of my rides on MF, "Millennium Forceless" is one of the dumbest nicknames for a coaster that I have ever heard of. In no way is MF "forceless", at all. Wikipedia claims that it pulls 4.5 Gs, which I would guess is a low estimate. The Batman clones supposedly pull 4.9 and Boomerangs supposedly pull 5.2 (that sounds like BS to me, though), I never grey out on those. I would assume MF actually pulls up to 5 Gs at the very least. I cant say for Boomerangs, but Invertigo models definitely have some high Gs for them. They're my most common "grey-out" rides. The Batman clones I can also see pulling almost 5. Some would even call them the most intense and forceful inverts.
  13. With the color scheme comment, he's just referring to the fact that Gatekeeper, Millennium Force, Corkscrew, and Blue Streak have relatively similar color schemes, as do Maverick, Iron Dragon, Top Thrill Dragster, and Magnum. By my count, that's 4 blue and 4 red. How dare you forget Pipe Scream I'll call that a coaster when Bieber comes out Lord we can only hope! Kind of a Pipe Scream-Bieber paradox. With PS, we know its not s coaster, but a lot of people think it is. With JB, we know he IS, but everyone thinks he isnt.
  14. Yeah I was comparing it to other properties in the Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge area and it looks like DreamMore is easily on the high end of that area. Not really fare to compare it to Orlando since they're completley different markets, I guess Hotel Breakers is probably a more appropriate comparison. Out of curiosity I just checked rates at the Margaritaville hotel in Pigeon Forge and it's approximatley the same range as DreamMore. To be fair, I wasn't taking the markets into effect. I was simply calculating the approximate value of the main resort benefits.
  15. With the color scheme comment, he's just referring to the fact that Gatekeeper, Millennium Force, Corkscrew, and Blue Streak have relatively similar color schemes, as do Maverick, Iron Dragon, Top Thrill Dragster, and Magnum. By my count, that's 4 blue and 4 red. How dare you forget Pipe Scream I'll call that a coaster when Bieber comes out
  16. Who ever took the pictures was on the public road. To get a picture of the tags, they would need to trespass onto the property. You mean like they've done for damn near every other coaster to be made in the plant?
  17. I was comparing that price to other major resorts worldwide. Disney, Universal, Hotel Breakers, etc.
  18. With the color scheme comment, he's just referring to the fact that Gatekeeper, Millennium Force, Corkscrew, and Blue Streak have relatively similar color schemes, as do Maverick, Iron Dragon, Top Thrill Dragster, and Magnum. By my count, that's 4 blue and 4 red.
  19. For a low of $179 a night, I'd say it's a way better value than most resorts and hotels out there. Combining the resort itself and the park benefits, it's easily a value of around $250 a night.
  20. 4/5 Great Lakes do prefer Michigan... I'm with you 100% on this! I don't have anything against a Dive Machine either, and will definitely be happy with it, if that's what it ends up being. But for the reasons you stated, plus a few others, I just feel like it's superfluous given what CP already has. Considering what they don't have, that they could put in that spot, is what makes a Dive Machine seem like a let-down, even though it would still be awesome. Or maybe KD. There was a rumor that something from B&M would replace Shockwave. I don't see it as likely, though, due to the small footprint that SW covers. Besides, I'm still half-expecting the bomb to be dropped that the track we're seeing is for a major new coaster for Canada's Wonderland, and CP is going to get that Dark Ride/Coaster in 2016!
  21. Its like you live right next to me. Those are almost exactly the distances for me.
  22. I believe it would be the rain as every day we've gone there was rain in the forecast at least in the morning. Every time I check CP has been getting rain too. They ended up being beautiful days but the park was pretty empty. More Maverick for me! At 4 1/2 hours away, I wouldn't really call MIA and CP close
  23. Being someone who's grown up around racing, going to the drag strip every weekend, I've always found every part of the teeming badass, cheesy or not.
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