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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
  16. Date: October 14, 1976 Looping Coaster Coming to Graham Lakes in 1977 The Graham Lakes Looper will be turning riders upside down in 1977. The new coaster designed by Anton Schwarzkopf will be constructed over the offseason and will be the first coaster to feature an inversion in the upper Midwest. The ride will be just under 3,000 feet in length, travel roughly 47 mph, and feature over a minute and a half ride time. The coaster will be built on the east end of the park, along the parking lot. Graham Lakes GM stated, "After riding the Great American Revolution at Magic Mountain, I
  17. Date: March 25, 1976 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 5th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 5 info was presented: Attendance: 1,984 Park Rating: 993 EBITDA: $6,740.20 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $10,681.80 Capital Investments: $20,190.70 Employees: 16 (11 Handymen, 3 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Red Raider Entrance Price: $29 Summary: *Final attendance for Year 5 was up 279 guests, a increase of 16.4% over Year 4. *Park rating at year-end was 993, an increase of 30 and a step closer to achieving a perfect park rat
  18. Just got home from the park. I didn't notice any damage to the Superior Stage, but I wasn't really looking. Could of swore I saw it intact. Crowds were getting to be pretty big. All the kids rides and activities were as busy as I've ever seen.
  19. It seems lately a park adds a slide complex, it gets a 1% increase in attendance.. A park adds a $25,000,000 coaster, it gets a 1% increase in attendance.. If it's your checkbook, which are you choosing more often then not with those trends? The slide complex is the cheaper, less risky solution for a company that is drowning in debt. And if attendance isn't declining significantly, no need to worry how long it has been since a coaster was last installed at a particular park. I think this is the trend in the amusement park industry the last few years and why Cedar Fair seems to b
  20. Date: October 28, 1975 New Ride Coming to Graham Lakes in 1976 Graham Lakes Amusement Park announced recently that its latest ride coming to the park will be named "Kamikaze." Graham Lakes GM stated that, "Kamikaze will debut in the spring of 1976. It is a "sky diver" type attraction that will take guests in a circular motion similar to a Ferris Wheel. Riders individual vehicles will also be able to twist sideways 360 degrees, allowing vehicles to travel upside down. Kamikaze will be a great addition to our thrill ride collection and give riders a new high thrill experience when vis
  21. I think your right on with the mat race slide coming to that location. Worlds of Fun is adding one next year and I think Carowinds is as well. Would be a nice addition to the water park! I would put that as the favorite in Vegas for what Valleyfair's 2021 addition will likely be, whether the large parking lot/new entrance expansion comes along with it or not.
  22. Date: June 6, 1975 1974 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 4th annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 4 info was presented: Attendance: 1,705 Park Rating: 963 EBITDA: $8,901.50 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $10,179.60 Capital Investments: $12,140.00 Employees: 13 (9 Handymen, 2 Mechanics, 2 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Red Raider Entrance Price: $26 Summary: *Final attendance for Year 4 was up 297 guests, a increase of 21.1% over Year 3. *Park rating at year-end was 963, a slight increase of 0.1% over the prior year. *EBITDA was up $1
  23. Date: October 13, 1974 Children's Area Expansion Coming to Graham Lakes for 1975 Season An expansion targeting younger guests will debut in the spring of 1975 at Graham Lakes Amusement Park. "Kiddie Utopia" is a new expansion area that will consist of 5 new rides, including a kiddie coaster. Kiddie Utopia will be located in the center of the park and expand the current park's boundaries north under the Skylift attraction. "Utopia Subs" will also debut in the new children's area, serving sub sandwiches and a variety of drink options. Graham Lakes GM told local media, "Kiddie Utopia
  24. Date: April 09, 1974 1974 Annual Stockholder's Meeting 3nd annual stockholder's meeting was held. The following Year 3 info was presented: Attendance: 1,408 Park Rating: 956 EBITDA: $7,618.70 In-Park Guest Spending Revenues (Shops/Food/Drink): $8,497.70 Capital Investments: $7,502.00 Employees: 12 (9 Handymen, 2 Mechanics, 1 Security Guard) Favorite Ride: Skylift Entrance Price: $24 Summary: *Final attendance for Year 3 was up 343 guests, a increase of 32.2% over Year 2. *Park rating at year-end was 956, a increase of 6.2% over the prior year. *EBITDA was up $2,494.90 ov
  25. Date: September 21, 1973 "Shoreline Railway" headed to Graham Lakes for 1974 Season Graham Lakes Amusement Park would like to announce its capital investment plans for the 1974 season. "Shoreline Railway" will debut in the spring of 1974. Riders will be able to take a tour of the banks of West Graham Lake on a American style steam engine trains. Guests will hop aboard this near 2 minute journey in covered train cars and travel out-n-back along the lake shores, getting beautiful lakeside views. Also debuting near Shoreline Railway will be an eatery serving hot dogs and a variety of
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