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Apollo von Sol

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  1. For next time you go and want that true VIP experience, VIP Pass. I did it this year, worth every penny and would do it again.
  2. Uhh... Have you been to Cedar Point and been there during night time?...
  3. Oh boy... Just wait until he finds out about their VIP program that allows the user to skip the line altogether...
  4. TIL theme parks make decisions on closing the park to prevent people from taking advantage of the dining pass... Who knew!? /s
  5. While I love those two Intamins, I cannot feel like they severely knocked off every single RMC element. The only two original element I see of those two coasters is the "Non inverting cobra roll" and the quick switch track, while every other element is from RMC, using what is arguably, their signature elements which didn't exist before RMC came along. At least try to be creative and do something different. Meanwhile, I do feel at the same time I'm glad other manufacturers are taking note of RMC and re-using their element to make a more intense and exciting ride. It just feels like they're the cheater of a school test and copying the answer from the smarter kid (RMC).
  6. I can't help but think of CoasterBill comment of the "dust" cedar point put in the bottom left corner of SV fun pic looking like vomit, it's all I see now literally and it still cracks me up. CoasterBill said it best as well that in every picture, the people look like they're reacting to the vomit.
  7. Wow!! That POV really stands out. This is one of the best dive coasters layout in my opinion. I love the overbanked high speed turn and the two barrel rolls, much better than a second drop in my opinion, I rather have these elements than a second drop!
  8. If this was even remotely true... Why would CP go to the trouble of theming and naming three trains when they "allegedly" knew they'd just be using two trains. Why theme the third train if its only going to be used as part. This does not pass the logic test so it's bullshit.
  9. Hello Paula, Just saw your video update on Facebook of your work on the Voyage. As a deaf person, I just wanted to say thanks to Holiday World for your efforts to subtitle the video, it makes a world of difference to me to be able to understand what's being said in the video and that it didn't go unnoticed. Not many companies today subtitle their videos due to the additional work required. I actually visited Holiday World from Minnesota for my Bachelor's party for the first time this year with three other deaf friends and we were pleasantly surprised to see someone who knew sign language at guest service and they were very friendly to us! You made our trip very memorable for us and we enjoyed your park, the Voyage became my #1 wooden roller coaster! Thanks again for your fantastic customer service in and out of the park!
  10. I'm guessing you never heard of Wildfire at Kolmarden Zoo, Sweden...
  11. In the Planet Coaster update, it seems as if the three trains are named after the already revealed characters, Blackjack, Digger, Wild One. Something we already knew would happen, but this is the first time I've seen it "announced" through an "official source".
  12. New video of the aftermath https://www.facebook.com/100009094599429/videos/1822978108015325/
  13. I would think the floor raising and/or other ride elements would be locked out by the ride's computer if it senses the ride is in motion, similar to roller coaster blocking. If the computer in fact allowed the floor to be raised while the ride was in motion then that would be a program error I would think. Also if the floor was raised, why didn't the other cars fall off as the ride looked like it was at it's full height swing, on the way back (after the first one broke off), the other cars would hit the floor as well, or people on the other cars feeling their legs hit the floor, so far we haven't heard about any injuries in the other 5 (?) cars and from the aftermath video, they all seem to be running off the ride with no injuries, so I would be more inclined to believe the metal fatigue story than the floors raising story.
  14. Where is that one at? Here it is, (starts at 0:19) It isn't a 5 min video of the aftermath, it's really is more of a 2 min video of the aftermath and the rest of the news broadcast. EDIT: Actually I just found the original 5 min video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJJgRQjvO8c
  15. Probably its closed off from that restaurant fire. I believe it was from that restaurant that's in the foreground of the picture on the left.
  16. Looks like the track in the foreground in that third picture, is for after the MCBR brake run. The shape and overall pathing fits. Seems like the ride will go on a flat S curve then tilt to the left then a drop. The ledgers after the brake run seems to support this.
  17. I didn't view your post as a slam on Disney either. It actually does raise a valid and legitimate point, it may as well be for that reason, maintenance. Water slides DO need re-surfacing from time to time. Even my home park, Valleyfair, had to resurface their brand new slide one (or two) years after opening because there was a gap between slide joints and it was hurting a lot of guests back when they went over this joint. New technology is also another good point, having the volcano open on one side makes it easier to add in "new technology" if they wish to upgrade the slides at a future dates like the drop pods example you used, maybe not now, but 10 years down the line, and if the volcano was completely enclosed, it would have to be expensive and time consuming to replace the technology. Or it may as well be simple as having the slides exposed for the guests to see and get a better idea of what they can expect while riding the slide, just like a roller coaster enthusiast studies the layout of the ride before they get on to know what they can expect.
  18. Looks like Disney may be moving forward with the gondola system according to the local news. Nothing officially confirmed by the park though. http://www.wftv.com/news/local/disney-gets-permit-to-add-gondola-rides-at-theme-park/509069520
  19. I think it's actually four. The space shuttle counts as a pirate ship. (In the lower left corner) Neverless, that is a lot of pirate ships for one park. Can't imagine they're all that popular rides for the GP to be used to full or even half of capacity during the park operating season.
  20. Looks like a wave turn to me. If you view the picture at full resolution, you clearly can see the track ledgers placement for the rails. It is clearly an outward banked turn, not an wave turn. My guess is that it's an outward banked turn into an dive barrel roll as Storm Chaser first drop at KK. I'm guessing this because of the wood placement for the following ledger is higher than the one before it going down the drop, and that's a sign of the structure being readying for a overhead beam that's needed to support the barrel roll. You also can see the second to next wooden post that does not have a metal ledger also being higher than the last metal ledger. This is truly going to be a kick ass ride if my prediction is accurate.
  21. Wow! 3 Barrel rolls, a short immelmann, and a corkscrew! Looks like a fast and paced ride! Also, is it just me or does that first barrel roll looks elongated than usual? It looks like it turns 90 degree exaggeratedly and it juts out to the side to the right exaggeratedly, then the 180 degree of the barrel rolls looks flat with a possible downward slope. It may just be the perspective of the photo but if not, then this may be a hell of a barrel roll!
  22. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't SDC project basically on a side of a hill? And isn't Blue Fire layout relatively "flat", so if this was a Blue Fire clone going to SDC, they would need some massive supports for the track.
  23. I think you answered your question... Only the water filled test dummies rode it with the inline twist. When asked for comments, they didn't answer back. Sadly the world will never know now.
  24. I love this new drink option, it makes much more sense since some of the rides do not allow the souvenir drinks on the ride even if they have storage bins. I found this out two years ago on Gatekeeper, I bought a souvenir cup beforehand and tried to get on Gatekeeper and the line person told me it wasn't allowed on. So I "hid" my cup in the bushes near gatekeeper entry to retrieve later. While hiding my cups, I actually saw 5-6 other cups in various of hiding places. This would really improve on that and no more "hiding" would be necessary.
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