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  1. Aside from the miserable capacity, who hates Volcano? Or Backlot, for that matter.
  2. Carowinds 1. Fury 325 - I mean, duh. 2. Afterburn - Airplane Coaster #1's gray and blue looks great and is pretty unique, the red and yellow highlights really pop, and it all works perfectly for the theme. 3. Flying Cobras - Airplane Coaster #2 also has some nice theming details that make it pop. 4. Intimidator - Not the most original color scheme, but it works well for the Earnhardt theme, and its red is a nice complement to Fury's teal and green. 5. Ricochet -Blue, dark teal, and lime green makes for an attractive and unique scheme. 6. Nighthawk - The one good thing about the ride is that it's all bright and pretty at the front of the park. 7. Vortex - not bad or anything, but I hope its floorless incarnation gets something unique from the other rides in the park. Carowinds could use some purple. 8. Woodstock Express - Oh wait, Carowinds does have a little bit of purple! I like this better than the bright blue of its sibling coasters. 9&10: Hurler and Goldrusher - Unpainted wood looks like unpainted wood. 11. Flying Ace Aerial Chase - Airplane Coaster #3's colors fit no theme, and yellow and orange is a garish combination. 12. Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie - Having the track and supports in the same color is always a bad scheme. I was about to say it's the worst possible way to paint a coaster, but then I remembered... 13. Carolina Cyclone. WTF? I know old Arrow loopers aren't the best rides, but it did nothing to deserve this sort of indignity.
  3. They were pretty desperate to get away from Jimmy Fallon.
  4. 1. What is the farthest distance you've traveled to specifically visit a theme park? Just a few hours. 2. Your favorite coaster in the state you live in? With all due respect to the World Famous Rudicoaster at Santa's Land, I'm going to have to give the nod to Fury 325. 3. Would you rather wait in line for a boomerang (at any park) or a VR coaster @ a Six Flags? Boomerang. 4. Have u ever been the only person in a train during a coaster ride? Don't think so. 5. What is your favorite thing to do at your home park that does not involve riding something? Stand on the bridge and watch Fury fly by. 6. Better time for ERT: Early morning or late night? Night. 8. Name your top three "bucketlist" coasters you have yet to ride. Maverick, Skyrush, El Toro. 9. Have you ever been E-Vac'd? Did you receive anything if you did? Nope. 10. What is the longest length of time you've waited for a coaster? 90 minutes for Volcano. 11. Worst flat ride ever. Name it. Don't know. I tend to avoid flats that look too sketchy/vomit inducing. 13. Congratulations! After aggressively gambling on the Plinko game you finally won a front of the line pass. Which ride do you use it on? Top Thrill Dragster 14. If you could have a lifetime fast pass to ONE attraction what would it be? Intimidator 305. 15. Have you ever been next to someone that puked on a coaster? Nope. 16. Your home park is getting a new B&M and YOU get to pick what type. Do you want an invert/hyper/dive/floorless/flyer/wing/standup? All of the above is not an option. A sit-down looper purchased via time machine from the 90s. 17. Name your favorite Vekoma. Carolina Cobra, I guess. 19. If you were able to help design a coaster would you want it to focus on airtime or inversions/positive G's? Airtime. 20. Most comfortable trains/seats for a coaster are... B&M hyper. 21. Choose one: Unlimited front-of-the-line access to your favorite coaster at your home park for one season OR $1,000 cash? I'll take the cash. 22. You just got drowned by a flume/rapids/chute-the-chutes. Do you pay the $$ for the dryer machine or do you continue on with your day trudging around like soggy dog? Option C: never go on one of those rides unless I at least have a change of shoes. 23. What is the worst food you've had at your home park? Nothing stands out. Just typical bland fried crap. 24. You're at Cedar Point. You have a one hour ERT session on ONE coaster of your choice. You choose... Maverick. 26. What was your favorite park you visited in 2016? Kings Dominion. 27. What's your current credit count? Don't be shy. 26. I'm kind of new at this. 28. Winner winner chicken dinner! You just won a trip with hotel and airfare included. The catch is its only good for Six Flags America or Mt Olympus. Which do you choose? Six Flags America is fairly close and I have friends in DC I could stay with for no cost, so... Still Six Flags America. 29. What is the best Intamin coaster you have ridden? Intimidator 305 30. Your home park has to remove one coaster and one flat for an expansion. Which two rides would you be OK with losing? Nighthawk and Yo-Yo. In fact, don't even worry about replacing Nighthawk. 32. There's 5 minutes before the park closes. You choose to: Reride your favorite coaster in the park, OR get the new kiddie/junior coaster credit? Reride. 33. Do you visit the waterpark if it's connected to the amusement park? Occasionally. 34. What 2017 addition are you most looking forward to? InvadR, since that's the one I'm most likely to ride. 35. What was the most disappointing addition to your home park in the past 10 years? Carolina Cobra, I guess? The last ten years of Cedar Fair ownership have been pretty good to Carowinds. 36. The most overrated coaster ever is... Haven't ridden enough coasters to have a good frame of reference for that, but I will say that I305 blows Fury out of the water. 37. What ride makes you wanna vomit? See answer to question 11. 40. End this questionnaire by posting a picture of your favorite light package (coaster/flat).
  5. Source: http://coasteraddict.com/a-battle-is-brewing-at-kings-dominion/ What are your guy's thoughts!? I like the character designs. Augmented reality for the queue seems like a more sensible way to gamify the amusement park experience than VR on the ride itself.
  6. Teal B&M track. Kings Island giga confirmed for 2018.
  7. I really can't see Cedar Point parting with Wicked Twister. Compared to most coasters, it has a relatively small foot print. I can't imagine what the park could/would replace it with that would be comparable. Also, I love Wicked Twister, so I'd hate to see it leave the park. Rumor is false because it would be relocated to Dorney, if anywhere. Michigan's Adventure would get those tarps that cover parts of the queue. I hear they're going to use it to replace Stinger when they ship that ride off to MiA.
  8. 1. What is the name of your home park? Carowinds, Kings Dominion, BGW 2. Do you own a coaster related T-shirt? No. 4. Name the first 3 coasters that come to mind. Fury 325, Intimidator 305, Afterburn 6. Have you ever ridden a drop tower taller than 200 feet? Yes 7. What is your favorite roller coaster? Intimidator 305 8. When you go to a park three things you must have with you are... Dramamine, Aspirin, Sunscreen 9. How many times did you visit your home park last season? Once each for KD and Carowinds 10. The first Intamin coaster you rode is... Volcano 11. Have you ever spent an entire day at a park alone? Yes 13. Does B&M or Intamin make better hyper coasters? Intamin 14. If it was free, what upcharge ride what you jump on right now? Sky Coaster 19. Do you get your photo taken with park mascots? No. 22. Name your favorite steel coaster under 125 feet tall. Afterburn! 23. Name your favorite coaster/ride manufacturer? Intamin 24. What waterpark have you visited most often? Carowinds 26. What is the name of the flat ride you've ridden the most? Drop Towers 27. Name a ride-related injury you have suffered. Standup Coaster-induced sterility 31. What ride makes you laugh the most? Intimidator 305. Cackling like a lunatic after every single ride. 32. How many RMC's have you ridden? 0 33. Best flat that goes over 100 feet is... Drop Tower 34. When you are on your way to your home park what is one worry that you might have? Uhh, dying in a fiery car crash, I guess? 36. How many different parks did you go to last season? 2 39. The name of the best B&M you've ridden is? Fury 325
  9. Worst B&M I've ridden: Carowinds Vortex. Worst Intamin: Volcano. Which is a great ride, but the only other Intamin I've ridden is Intimidator 305, so...
  10. Roughly three hours from Carowinds, Kings Dominion, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
  11. Anaconda has some jerky transitions, but fortunately, the crappy Arrow restraints fit so tight over my shoulders that it eliminated any possible headbanging. So yay for two negatives cancelling each other out!
  12. Kings Dominion's African section, where five of the six coasters are explicitly non-African.
  13. Kings Dominion 1. Intimidator 305 2. Volcano 3. Flight of Fear 4. Backlot Stunt Caster 5. Woodstock Express 6. Grizzly 7. Dominator 8. Rebel Yell 9. Anaconda 10. Ricochet Carowinds 1. Fury 325 2. Afterburn 3. Intimidator 4. Carolina Goldrusher 5. Ricochet 6. Woodstock Express 7. Carolina Cobra 8. Vortex 9. Hurler 10. Carolina Cyclone 11. Flying Ace Aerial Chase 12. Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie, I assume 13. Wistful memories of Thunder Road 14. Getting in a wreck on the way to the park 15. Nighthawk
  14. :sighs dejectedly, crumples up suggestion for Twisted Wicker:
  15. I think we all know it got a lot of Furys goodwill, but with all of Furys goodwill I'm surprised Afterburn didn't place higher, it seems to be very revered by most enthusiasts. Intimidator has ranked in the top ten since 2012 though, so it's not just Fury's goodwill. I don't understand it either, but one of my home parks being able to advertise the number one steel coaster in the world and two of the top ten is good for business, which should help them continue to make major improvements, so I can't really complain.
  16. Since when does not buying from a company because you're not satisfied with what they're selling constitute a boycott? I'm pretty sure that's just normal commerce.
  17. FoF is my #3 at KD. Maybe #2 if you want to factor in Volcano's abysmal wait times. Backlot is #4.
  18. So true. Between Rougarou and Valravn I can only imagine what Cedar Point comes up with next. My votes go to one of these: OGOPOGO Abe Sapien Afanc Architeuthis Beisht Kione Crocosaurus Grindylows Kelpie Lobstrosity Makara Michael Phelps Piranhaconda Rusalka Yeah. . . Now that you mention it some of those sound like something Cedar Point would go with. For a Cedar Point Iron Horse, there's really only one mythical creature that will do: The Legendary Lougehrig.
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