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Everything posted by Danrarbc

  1. Herschend Family Entertainment and Six Flags Entertainment Corporation are two different companies.
  2. Scare zones != Mazes. The scare zones existed although with barriers. We're getting really close to this labor conversation getting off topic again guys.
  3. Yeah Hallowfest was basically Fright Fest without the haunt mazes. When you compare it to what Cedar Fair did (at least at the parks they opted to keep open beyond Labor Day) it's remarkable how close to normal Six Flags was in 2020. I don't even bother with their mazes usually, they're just not that good compared to the more dedicated ones. So for me it really wasn't any different than a Fright Fest visit.
  4. For the record the students that work these jobs typically don't qualify for unemployment. Often even the enhanced unemplopyment. And the enhanced program has been canceled for a month in Missouri and it hasn't changed the labor situation.
  5. Keep in mind IIRC they didn't operate both the Hayride and Blackout in 2019. Staffing wasn't great even then. Hopefully the increased starting pay is working. Six Flags hasn't moved to a 5 day operating week at this point like Cedar Fair so I guess that's a good sign.
  6. Ninja, American Thunder and Mr Freeze were all one-train ops yesterday. Which shockingly didn't make American Thunder's line super horrible (although it would have been a stair wait otherwise). But Mr Freeze is abysmal with one train pretty much all of the time. It was pretty disappointing though, because Sunday is still a weekend day.
  7. We're definitely playing the KC role in that fight with Chicago. The smaller jealous one.
  8. Not sure which thing is being referred to. But the KC/STL feud thing plays out with other states. And the turkey leg incident could have played out in any US park - Kings Island literally had to shut down under similar circumstances a week earlier. We do a lot wrong, but the last couple things discussed aren't things we're all alone in
  9. They're just mad they have the worst invert B&M ever made.
  10. Yeah if they're doing a track conversion they'll be changing the layout. One of the early peaks could easily be lowered and turned into an inversion. And there could probably be a stall under the lift hill.
  11. I don't think continuous motion is going away. It's become pretty standard for large wheels and is more efficient. They also spent a ton of money making the wheel capable of doing it.
  12. I had looked at this before. It appears to still be in the top 5 tallest theme park wheels worldwide.
  13. So guess we can all guess which era ended uniform services now.
  14. Six Flags has revealed another 50th celebration item. Some of us never really saw these. But intriguing. Wonder if ride-specific uniforms are included here?
  15. Yeah if you consult my photos a few pages back the slides are the same, the rest of the structure was torn down. The important bits will be new. I guess we get a ride in 2021 after all
  16. I wouldn't expect an Intamin Mega to come here. For whatever reason they just aren't going to North American parks. Cedar Fair and Six Flags both have seemed to sour on Intamin. They do look good though. The last two Universal coasters are notable not just because of how good they are, but also because they're two of the only recent Intamins in the country (besides Pantheon).
  17. I mean I know you aren't looking for the argument, but the second link kinda gets to the heart of it. Crime tends to go up the poorer an area is. It isn't a coincidence the least safe zip codes are also the poorest zip codes. Which of course creates a feedback loop (why would a business take the risk of opening in a higher crime area?).
  18. If RGB lighting has been purchased it isn't that much money these days to make them addressable. A little $4 board can run a 300-600 LED light show - pair them together to get more lights. The trees they use for the Palace HITP show can be run on $35 Raspberry Pi computers (which they're already using for the POS systems).
  19. Well they're probably programmable so they can theme it. Power Hours fits that look.
  20. Parts of the old security checkpoint are still standing. But the actual working bit is all-new. There are just two new scanners than you walk through without removing anything from your pockets.
  21. I think that was speculation on the forum because of the hint that said they couldn't wait to see it at night. So we expected lighting to be involved.
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