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ericthewanderer

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  1. That re-tracking is amazing;too bad it couldn't be done for Steel Phantom or Great Adv.'s GASM.
  2. Although it's not the same as a new custom coaster,the list of improvements is appreciated and desperately needed(considering the age of the wave pool and Zoomazon Falls).Hopefully the "backstage upgrades" includes restrooms near S:ROS/Batwing and a walkway connecting Gotham to Coyote Creek.
  3. If I won the lottery there would be 2 possibilities: [/build a park from scratchb] I would buy a huge section of land(at least 500 + acres)with interstate access to at least 2 major cities approx. 100+/-away. I would start off small:an Intamin skytower,a ferris wheel with LED lights,a carousel with real organ,and a clone of the Revere Beach Cyclone-and the trains would be buzzbar only. Eventually I would add new sections/lands and build a train that circles the park,as well as a multi-stop skyway(like what WDW is doing). The signature ride for this park would be a mountain similar to KD's Lost World,only better:It would contain an indoor/outdoor coaster in the upper part of the mountain,while the lower part had a forward/reverse flume ride. Buy into Six Flags Shell out $1 million to be part owner and then make the following changes: Year 1-repave Great Adv.'s entire parking lot and add restrooms to SFA's Gotham City -all parks get 10 new Coke Freestyle machines that only serve soda made with REAL SUGAR ! -Great Adv. & SFA both get an Enterprise,Tilt-A-Whirl,and Chance Wipeout;SFStL gets a Tilt-A-Whirl,Chance Wipeout and Teacups. Year 2-Great Adv. and SFStL get a Disko,Larson Scooters and Fabbri Magic Carpet;SFA gets a Disko and a Discovery. -Great Adv.,SFA,& SF StL get a in-park brewpub. -Glow In The Dark parade is brought back to Great Adv.,SFA,& SFStL. Year 3-All other parks get Glow In the Dark parade -SFA gets buzzbar-only trains for Wild One& Roar and S:ROS is reprofiled to be more like SFNE's version. -SFStL gets buzzbar -only trains for Screechin' Eagle and an Intamin Giga version of Steel Dragon.
  4. Personally I DO count clones and relocations as separate credits,but riding them isn't a priority for me.Case in point:If I ever get out to SFMM,the main rides I'm getting on would be Ninja,Revolution,and S:TE.SFMM's B:TR & Scream are dead last because I've ridden the $h*t outta B:TR & Medusa/Bizarro at Great Adv. . PS-I also would NEVER go out of my way for a wacky worm credit;the couple of times I've ridden one were at park events where those particular rides were part of the ERT and I felt weirded out even then(hence my abstinence from those kinds of rides).
  5. I like those trains too,but I LOVE the ones on the Coney Island Cyclone & Conneaut Lake Blue Streak.They may be ragged around the edges,but you can't go wrong with buzzbar-only trains! My least favorite train to look at AND ride is Great Adv.'s Viper-my shoulders hurt just thinking about it!
  6. What they should do is make one of the hotels into a Great Wolf-style indoor water park but with a casino and eventually turn the golf course into a decent regional-style theme park.
  7. That ride looks safer and smoother than the Great Adv. Viper.
  8. It's north of Wild One's lift hill & helix-you can even see it on Google sky-view maps. As far as the house's historic status,from what I've heard (not from the Dippin Dots Guy)is that NOTHING can be done to it:it cannot be renovated(like if it had landmark status;I think the Wildlife Preserve/Wild World people actually wanted to use the building-but that's another story) and it cannot be torn down-it has to rot away under it's own power.
  9. From what I heard,KI & KD took the regular PTC trains on one side and turned them around to run backwards.When PTC found out about it they said that doing so voided whatever warranty/insurance was on said train because it wasn't being "used as intended".Case in point:B&M constructed a special backwards train for SF to use on their B:TRs.
  10. There are 2 SF shows I wish were still around:the Glow In The Dark Parade and the Sensorium 4D show at the Power Plant.
  11. If Heide Park wants to get rid of Colossus so much,could they please send it to SFA?
  12. First-ever coaster and first indoor coaster:WDW Space Mountain. First wooden:KD Scooby Doo First racer:KD Rebel Yell First looping coaster:BGW LNM First suspended:BGW BBW First stand-up:KD Shockwave First relocated coaster:SFA Wild One First launched coaster:SFA Joker's Jinx First floorless coaster:Great Adv. Medusa First inverted coaster:SFA Mind Eraser First mine train:WDW Big Thunder Mountain Favorite wooden:Great Adv. El Toro Favorite indoor coaster:Great Adv. Skull Mountain. Favorite looper:Great Adv. GASM (RIP) Favorite launched coaster:Great Adv. Chiller-Batman side Favorite floorless:KD Dominator Favorite inverted:Great Adv. B:TR Favorite shuttle loop:SFA Two-Face.
  13. The Lightning Loops incident happened in 1987.Although I had ridden LNM and Python before then,I don't remember the OTSRs ever being in the up position when in motion.
  14. What drives me crazy is when people start screaming when the ride-ops start giving the "all clear...dispatch" speech.
  15. Six Flags America.(mostly because of Wild One and their stunt shows). Linda Carter or Gal Gadot?
  16. If Hurler is being renamed "Rotten Apple" maybe it can be sponsored by Angry Orchard hard cider.
  17. I never gave this park much thought,but the themeing for such a small park is great!Plus they have a Schwartkopf and an Arrow! By the way-isn't that Arrow shuttle loop one half of Great Adv's Lightning Loops?
  18. From my understanding the original site Marriott wanted was near the Columbia Mall;the developers had a hissy fit(like what happed to the Virginia Disney park)and a couple other sites were looked at (like Baltimore and Laurel).At that time the SFA location was called "The Wildlife Preserve" and was a simple drive-thru safari park that had gone through some ownership changes in it's short history;I sometimes wonder why Marriott didn't try to buy up the park and build rides there.
  19. Did the Myrtle Beach people own any other waterparks outside of South Carolina?I had been to 2 waterparks that were very similar-one in Miami(around 1980) and one in Rehoboth in 1983.The Miami one just had a couple of concrete waterslides built into a manmade hill;the Rehoboth one had that and a rampage slide.
  20. What if B&M built an Arrow-style suspended coaster for either BGW or Dollywood?
  21. Well I never thought it was weird either until I mentioned it to one of my friends and he was like: "what?! that's disgusting. RICE....with...BUTTER??" I asked a several other people and got similar responses so now I assume it's weird to eat rice with butter. But it sure tastes great! I thought I was the only one who did that!
  22. My oldest memory that I can definitely connect to a certain time is/was vague memories of my mother being pregnant with my brother.I'm almost 3 years older than him-old enough to remember my mother "going thru the stages" but not old enough to fully understand what was happening.
  23. 1-Have my grandparents buy up tons of land in Las Vegas and Orlando,Fla. 2-Get all the blueprints/videos/etc I could find of Drachenfire,Tenn. Tornado and all of Vekoma's coasters and give them to Arrow Dynamics in the 1970's. 3-Get Marriott to build the Maryland Great America in what would become SFA's spot. 4-Travel to all the old parks/rides/areas that I've heard of:Geauga Lake,the original Elitch Gardens,Palisades Park,KI's original Bat,Crystal Beach Cyclone,Disneyland's & WDW's opening days,the Times Square of the 1970's,the Las Vegas of the 1950's & 60's.
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