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About RollerColester

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  1. Yes, with masks, social distancing, and other common sense measures that I applaud Cedar Fair for requiring.. Not going to go any further than my comment above, as people stick to their agenda no matter what the actual data suggests anyway.. As a Cedar Fair investor, happy to see what they did issuing a billion dollars in notes due 2025 to essentially not fall behind on current debt and give them some cushion the next few years. While coaster enthusiasts complain about the lack of time in between major thrill rides, Cedar Fair management really is top notch.. Hoping that capit
  2. Starting to look like 2020 will just be a throw away year for the park.. If they didn't have the go ahead to move towards opening yet, no way our mighty state leader will allow it with rising cases.. I doubt any new rides are on the table, as following through with Grand Carnivale and other 2020 plans will probably just be moved to 2021.. RMC Raptor in Sioux Falls next year is a nice consolation prize though..
  3. Date: October 28th, 1981 Graham Lakes Announces New Additions Two new rides will debut next year for Graham Lakes 1982 season. "Time Portals" will debut and take riders in a circular motion while seated in individual enclosed, futuristic themed vehicles that have the capability to rock back and forth. Also debuting next year is "Ocean Voyager," which riders will board a themed ship and sway back and forth simulating an 15th century journey across the ocean. A new eatery "Sea Cuisine" will also debut near Ocean Voyager and serve guests various sea food. Photo Update: Warrior in
  4. Thanks man! I really enjoy the financial side of the game and my goal for Graham Lakes is to stick to a timeline with ride additions that lines up with what the industry was offering at that point in time. This is my first park in OpenRCT2, so I've sort of learned some tricks as I've gone on. It has always bugged me seeing RCT2 parks with unrealistic, blocky layouts on coasters, so I'm glad you appreciate the layout! I wish that there was more options as far as degrees of drops, instead of 4 options (flat, 30 degrees, 60 degrees, vertical), but I guess I can't complain about a game from 20
  5. Date: June 13th, 1981 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 10th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 10 info was presented: Attendance: 3,443 Park Rating: 999 EBITDA: $13,109.10 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $17,196.80 Capital Investments: $3,862.00 Employees: 21 (14 Handymen, 5 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Logger's Chute Entrance Price: $42 Awards: Safest Park in the Country Refurbished/Overhauled Rides: Scenic Tower, Vintage Autos, Twister Summary: *Final attendance for park's 10th anniversary season was up 260 guests,
  6. Date: October 10th, 1980 New Coaster "Warrior" Coming to Graham Lakes With Graham Lakes Amusement Park's 10th Anniversary season coming to an end, the park made a major announcement for the 1981 season. The park will debut it's 4th roller coaster, "Warrior." The coaster is an Arrow Development creation, the same company that designed the park's "Logger's Chute" ride a couple seasons ago. Warrior will stand 100 feet tall and feature 4 inversions, including interlocking vertical loops and a double corkscrew. The 28 passenger trains will travel 50 mph over 3,200 feet of track during the
  7. In honor of Graham Lakes Amusement Park's 10th Season of operation, I thought I'd do a quick timeline recap of park additions by year and a quick photo update of the park. Year 1 (1971): Graham Lakes Opens!!: Red Raider (classic wooden coaster designed and built in-house), Dodgems, Carousel, Scrambler, American Wheel, Roulette, Vintage Autos, Burger Shack (Burger eatery), Midway Sweets (Various Sweets eatery), Bathrooms (by Red Raider), Entrance Shopper (various shops near entrance gates), Plaza Gifts (various shops near entrance gates), Maintenance Shop A Year 2 (1972): Skylift, Lakesid
  8. Date: May 27, 1980 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 9th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 9 info was presented: Attendance: 3,183 Park Rating: 999 EBITDA: $15,334.40 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $16,569.00 Capital Investments: $2,371.50 Employees: 21 (14 Handymen, 5 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Red Raider Entrance Price: $40 Awards: Best Value Park in the Country Refurbished/Overhauled Rides: Red Raider, Dodgems, Wave Swinger, and Roulette Summary: *Final attendance for Year 9 was up 259 guests, an increase of 8.9
  9. Date: August 29, 1979 Graham Lakes to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with Addition of 3 New Rides To celebrate the park's 10th Anniversary, Graham Lakes Amusement Park announces the addition of 3 new rides to Kiddie Utopia, the park's kid's area. Kiddie Utopia will see the ride additions of "Air Balloon Adventure," "Graham Trucking Co.," and "Jet Choppers." All rides are targeted at towards younger guests and their families. "Kiddie Utopia has been one of the busiest, most popular areas of the park since it debuted five years ago. To celebrate the 5th year of Kiddie Utopia and the 10th ye
  10. Date: March 26, 1979 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 8th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 8 info was presented: Attendance: 2,924 Park Rating: 999 EBITDA: $12,055.70 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $15,712.50 Capital Investments: $2,371.50 Employees: 20 (13 Handymen, 5 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Red Raider Entrance Price: $38 Awards: Safest Park in the Country Refurbished/Overhauled Rides: American Wheel, Carousel, Tilt-a-Whirl Summary: *Final attendance for Year 8 was up 289 guests, an increase of 11.0% over Yea
  11. Date: October 25, 1978 New Water Ride to Debut at Graham Lakes Graham Lakes will debut "Logger's Chute" for the 1979 season. This will be the park's first water ride and allow park patrons a chance to cool off on Minnesota's hot, humid summer days. Riders will travel through the winding journey in hollow log themed boats. The journey will feature a splashdown over the lake following a climatic 35 foot drop. Logger's Chute will be yet another outstanding addition to the park's first-class ride offering. Photo Update: Survey markers have gone up for the future station area of Lo
  12. Date: April 3, 1978 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 7th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 7 info was presented: Attendance: 2,635 Park Rating: 999 EBITDA: $19,009.70 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $14,103.20 Capital Investments: $20,837.00 Employees: 19 (12 Handymen, 5 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Red Raider Entrance Price: $36 Awards: Safest Park in the Country; Most Beautiful Park in the Country Summary: *Final attendance for Year 7 was up 380 guests, an increase of 16.9% over Year 6. *Park rating remained perfe
  13. Date: September 28, 1977 New Thrill Ride Planned for Year 8 "Galaxy Traveler" will debut for the 1978 season at Graham Lakes Amusement Park. The new thrill ride is manufactured by German manufacturer HUSS and is their Enterprise model ride. The ride will be located in the empty plot of land by the first aid station on the west side of the park. "Galaxy Traveler will be yet another great, thrilling addition for guests to enjoy here at Graham Lakes," stated Graham Lakes GM. Photo Update: Future location of Galaxy Traveler. Ride profile for The Graham Lakes Looper. Ride pro
  14. Nothing would change, it would still be two parks for the price of one. Besides Cedar Point and Knotts, every other park is like this and will likely continue to be like this. You're referring to my post when I was referring to when King's Island built Banshee there was only a 1% increase in attendance, and reports that even Steel Vengeance did very little to effect Cedar Point's attendance for that year. Would a large coaster investment at Valleyfair in today's age be different due to the length of time between coasters, maybe? Nobody will know until its tried. I still belie
  15. Date: May 1, 1977 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 6th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 6 info was presented: Attendance: 2,255 Park Rating: 999 EBITDA: $7,810.00 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $12,562.70 Capital Investments: $6,940.00 Employees: 16 (11 Handymen, 3 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Red Raider Entrance Price: $32 Summary: *Final attendance for Year 6 was up 271 guests, a increase of 13.7% over Year 4. *Park rating at year-end was 999, an increase of 6 and a perfect park rating. *EBITDA was up $1.069.80 o
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