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Lightning Rod

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  1. I was at Holiday World on Thursday and drove from Kentucky Kingdom on Wednesday to close out my 2021 road trip. Its a great park love the free parking and free pepsi oasis. I was there on Thursday for the day I can say that Legend was closed. I saw water dummies in the seats on the trains. Anyone know what the problems are? Staff told me it has been down for two weeks at a time. My only question about Holiday World when I went on Thursday all rides extremely full ques The Raven was outside on the walk way. How come Holiday World doesn't have a fast lane system in place? I was there for one day lines were extremely long has Holiday World ever considering adding a fast lane if they did have one I would buy one just for one day.
  2. I’m at the park this week for 4nights I haven’t seen Max Air open at all or Top Thrill Dragster running? Weather. Rain first two days. Wednesday this week I saw that Gate Keeper was running test cycles I’m hoping maybe it might be open this Thursday? How many test cycles does Gate Keeper need to re open? Thursday my last night then I’m driving down to Carowinds on Friday morning 4nights and also going to Six Flags Georgia and Holiday World Splashin Safari.
  3. I was wondering if anyone knows if Cedar Point is selling in park fast lane passes this year?
  4. I was wondering would anyone know if Six Flags Over Georgia is normally open on weekends in April? I'm going to Dollywood & Gatlinburg for a week in April for my birthday possibly flying down with southwest. Dollywood for 3 days and Gatlinburg for 2 days then possibly Six Flags Over Georgia on April 17 & 18. Would they normally be open weekends in April? Thanks.
  5. I was wondering when does Cedar Point normally start ride testing? Will there be any testing start to take place in the next few weeks?
  6. On twitter they got new renovated restrooms by the front gate and north star. Would anyone know if the restrooms by super cat and by the monster got renovated during the off season? Also has there been any ride testing starting to take place and will the park be ready to open with staffing to?
  7. I drove by this week and I didn’t see T. rex from the highway it looks like it was removed. Did any more rest rooms get remodeled during the off season and was there any work on High Roller far as re painting or re tracking? Also anyone going to season pass preview day you have to use your season pass to register this year I don’t remember having to register for season pass preview day and spaces are limited.
  8. Can’t GCI run there coasters at 30 degrees? Even if Renegade ran only one train would be nice I would think they could run few rides like scrambler, super cat, northern lights, antique autos could definitely run, tilter maybe Steel Venom. Also what’s the temperature to keep North Star open?
  9. I’m making plans to go to Carowinds for the first time in July 15-17. Right now I’m planning to stay at the new SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds for two nights. Has anyone stayed at the new hotel yet? I’m curious I book the room through Orbitz was $389 for two nights and I was wondering is it worth it? Also is the hotel within walking distance to the park? When I’m done with Carowinds on Friday night I’m driving straight ten hours north to Cedar Point staying then staying at Breakers for 3 nights.
  10. I’m planning to go to Universal Islands of Adventure, Sea Word Orlando, Fun Spot, and Busch Gardens Tampa in April for a week for my 40th birthday. Mapquest says Six Flags Over Georgia is a 6 hour drive from Orlando. I’m planning to visit the park for the first time is it open in April during the week if I wanted to add a extra day to drive up to Six Flags Over Georgia and are the crowds light during the week? I’m planning to go to Orlando April 11th through the 17th.
  11. Here’s what the traffic looked like at 7:30 pm this evening coming from hwy 169 close to the bridge and traffic coming from west bound past the rail road tracks at the stop light. I have been coming to Valleyfair for years I would say this has to be the busiest night I’ve seen in a while other then adult night. The main lot was near capacity when I got there at 6:30 pm and when I left around 7:30 pm the field by the Valleyfair dorms was almost full. Would anyone know what’s going on with the field at the end of the main lot by the river it’s not suitable for parking any more? I’m also curious if Valleyfair set a haunt attendance record for one day?
  12. I stopped by Valleyfair on the way to work this evening got there around 6:30pm the main lot was near capacity. It took me ten minutes through tolls and ten minutes through security and when I went up to guest services to get my fast lane it took five minutes. Once I got in the park it was a mad house. Everything had a hour wait plus food buildings and lines with food trucks. I did ride North Star x1, Renegade x3 with Mike. When I headed out there were lines of traffic all the way to 169 bridge and to hwy82 past Excalibur. The field by the dorms at 7:45 pm was near capacity. I’d say this is one of the most busy days I’ve seen Valleyfair in years Saturday October 19, 2019 it’s nice to see the park this full. Does anyone know what the attendance has to be before they can’t let anyone else in? Everything had over hour waits.
  13. I did a walk through the Dino area there hasn't been any signs of land clearing in that area no signs of any type of construction going on as of yet unless something has changed.
  14. I'm planning to visit Cedar Point in a week. I'm staying at Hotel Breakers for 4 nights. Do you get discounts on fast lane plus for platinum pass holders?
  15. I'm also making my very first trip to Dollywood next week. I'm leaving Valleyfair this Sunday at 1:00 am driving 15 hours overnight will work out great because I should arrive at the hotel around check in time 2:00 pm stay overnight sleep then do Dollywood on Tuesday all day. I was also wondering I'm planning to visit Dollywood on a Tuesday for one full day is the Time Saver also worth the extra money or should I wait till I get to the park? How is Dollywood's fast lane do they move pretty quick? And with the weather there forecasting Thunderstorms every day that week. Dollywood is the first stop on my trip then driving over to Carowinds will also be my very first visit for 3 days then driving up to Kennywood for a day on Saturday after Kennywood heading to Cedar Point staying at Hotel Breakers for 4 night stay after Cedar Point going to Kings Island for 2 days then heading home.
  16. I have also been to the park almost every single day this year so far. One of the areas they could expand is the midway games area. The games area is almost dead every time I've visit the park. They could take out the left side of the midway games and put a nice size RMC RailBlazer there. Rip Tide section of the park and move the lift hill down more by bumper cars and perhaps run the track up towards the front of the park by the midway stage area or rap it around The Wave. You have plenty of space there on the Rip Tide side of the games area for a new coaster even a B&M could fit there to. Of course the other area to expand would be in the Dino area and my dream is to have a B&M Banshee with a new remodel front gate plaza like Worlds of Fun got. I visited there a week ago and there new plaza area looks nice. I also really think Valleyfair needs new modern shops and a new guest service building, new restroom with a new front plaza that's been there since 1976. I've also heard from a few people in the park it might be a couple more years before Valleyfair gets a new coaster. I'm going to say possibly water park for 2020 season maybe new park improvements.
  17. Earlier in the year Excalibur and Thunder Canyon opened at 11am I believe towards the end of June I noticed they started to closed two hours early I heard from a Renegade team lead it had to do with cutting back on budget. Now the back of the park is open noon till roughly 8pm closes two hours early every day now I don’t think it has to do with empty trains on Excalibur because I’ve also seen Renegade running two trains almost empty sometimes more so has to do with budget.
  18. I’m planning to go to Carowinds for the first time ever on July 15-18. I’m sure this gets ask a lot but I’m wondering what the crowds are like on a Tuesday Wednesday Thursday? One of the three days I’m there I’m planning to do the water park in the morning then dry park in the evening also was wondering is fast lane plus needed for the water park and the three days I’m going? Also any good hotels to stay close to Carowinds? Currently I’m planning to stay at Sleep Inn on Lakemont Boulevard 0.5 miles from Carowinds for two nights was $156.00. I’m driving close to 18 hours. I’m going for Fury 325 and Copperhead Strike I’m also a Platinum pass holder.
  19. I went to Worlds of Fun for the day. I left Valleyfair on Tuesday this week at 11am for a day trip. It was a nice drive on 35W south. I got to Worlds of Fun about 6:15pm check in the motel 6. I stayed at the Motel 6 Kansas City North in Randolph guess you get what you pay for short drive from WOF next year I’m going to stay at Worlds of Fun Village on sight. Once I check in I went to the park for a few hours in the evening light crowds. My first ride was on Patriot nice quite B&M not as forceful but definitely was the highlight of the trip next went over to Timber Wolf nice first drop kind of shaky and loved the over bank turn. After Timber Wolf went over to Prowler it wasn’t as bad as I thought had few rough spots before the lift. After Prowler went to Boomerang that was my first Boomerang I sat in the front row had a 5 minute wait. I walked over to Mamba did a few laps sat on the left side got a nice view of Kansas City sky line then I rode Steel Hawk at night only got to ride it once because it was down most of the time I was there. On Wednesday I did Oceans of Fun in the morning few hours then in the afternoon I did some more rides and they do have a nice selection of flat rides one thing to help there coaster line up would be a launch. Also the park could add some AC buildings specially when it gets hot. This was my second visit to WOF almost everything was a walk on I did buy a fast lane plus the only thing with that was not one person check? Next time I going Im planning to stay on sight and I was very impressed with the park. I left at 7pm in the evening and got back to Minnesota around 1:30 am thumbs up with Worlds of Fun!
  20. Anyone know when Space Shot on Power Tower will be ready? Maintenance still working on it? The gondola is not even on the tower yet.
  21. Preview night was great, The weather wasn't that bad either. The park really looked nice from the off season improvements. One thing I saw on Power Tower this year Space shot wasn't even on the tower yet? Probably still getting some work done? Anyone know? Also something new on Power Tower you have to push down to open the restraints and I felt you were more snug on the seats this season. Rode High Roller saw the new track improvement and the new stage by Corkscrew looks really nice.
  22. Regardless what happens 2019 season is finally here. I’m going to preview night and opening weekend looking forward to the improvements that the park made during the off season. And it’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the Dino area.
  23. Valleyfair just got a new web app. They now have ride wait times which is nice to see. I'm looking forward to see what the new toll booths will look like. I'd like to see a separate lanes one for gold and one for platinum pass holders and two lanes for regular traffic and one lane for RV's and busses something like Kings Island has. These small improvements could possibly mean something big in the next few year's. It's nice how there keeping the park fresh.
  24. Just wondering to I’m driving 14 hours from Minneapolis to Sandusky does Hotel Breakers allow early check ins? I also made a request to stay on the 3rd or 5th floor. I have a Lakeview 1 King size bedroom suite. Is Hotel Breakers good with guest requests? I know in my resorvation requests are granted but not guaranteed?
  25. I made my reservation for July staying at Hotel Breakers. I’m going for 3 nights, 4 days. I got the Lakeview Suite with a King Bed, 1 sleeper sofa and two TVs cost me $969.17 taxes fees were $117.50. But what also saves me money I already have a platinum season pass with the all day dining plan and drink plan. I’m doing the easy pay room with 6 payments is $161.00. This is my third time staying at Breakers I like the convenience of staying on property and location.
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