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  1. Without fastlane you might have to wait a whopping two trains to go out before you get on Hydra


    The funny thing is that while you're joking you're still overestimating the wait times by a full 2 trains. I've been going to Dorney since I was a kid (mostly on weekends) and have never seen a 2 train wait for Hydra in my life.

    The Hydra queue is almost always empty. Even on weekends, the line is never past the staircase. However, I was there on a Sunday this year and somehow the line was going down the first switchback.


    Now that's something you don't see every day!

  2. Looks like two solid additions for the Boardwalk! I haven't spent any time over there before, but I might consider going to the water park with the new water coaster.


    Watched the announcement stream off of Hersheypark's FB page and immediately after the announcement several people began to complain that the new water coaster is "not a real rollercoaster". That's enthusiasts for you I guess.

  3. Rather than pay extra for a gym membership, I just walk around Dorney when I want a workout.

    What if Dorney is the first "workout amusement park"? Think about it:

    - Giant hills to walk up and down

    - Magnetic gates that must be pushed open (as opposed to air gates)

    - Tons of empty switchbacks to run up and down

    - No-reride policy (you have to walk back around to the front and walk through the queue to reride)

  4. That's because it IS fast and totally crazy, even in its seemingly slower mode. (I really wish I'd gotten a ride on it when the cable lift kept its speed until the train dropped under its own power, though. What an experience that must've been in the back row!)

    That gave me an idea! What if Hersheypark held a Skyrush ERT event at night where they run the lift at full speed? That'd be awesome!

  5. Has anyone noticed Skyrush running a bit slower than usual this year? Did they slow the cable lift over the top even more than in the past? It still has that second big pop of airtime, but it didn't feel quite as insane as it has in previous years.


    Even so, I rode ten times. Hershey's always a fun day, and Skyrush is a big part why. The cross-under and final air hill are still as crazy as ever, too.

    Skyrush does seem to slow down at the top more than it did last year. That being said, the ride is still amazing.

  6. Does anyone have a review on all three towers yet? It seems a little strange having three rides which do the same thing, except for capacity sake.


    I didn't get to ride the smallest tower, but it appears to be an average Double Shot. Compared to Power Tower at Cedar Point, the other two are quite intense.

    Rode all 3 last week. The larger two provide a fun ride experience, with Reese's feeling more intense. Kisses tower felt like a tame version of Reese's, so I don't see the point in building it as I don't think many will ride that over the other two if they're afraid of heights.


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    And to think a few months ago we thought Reese's was going to be the pointless one!

    I think it fits nicely with the "Choose your thrill" theme that they're going for. The Hershey kisses tower provides a tamer ride along with the shorter height, the Reese's one is taller with a stronger launch, and the Hershey tower is taller still with the added drop and height.

  7. Is there anyone who is right to the coasterbill bullshit?

    I've read this question several times and still have no idea what you're trying to say.


    I'm sure that if you wrote in his native language, he would not understand you either.

    This is true. I'm not familiar with the Italian language, and I'm sure if I tried to speak it, it would come off as a garbled mess. My apologies, Livai

  8. I'm gonna start saying "GP" things while in queues and on rides just to piss off enthusiasts...

    I had this idea the other day on this same topic. If you're in line for a ride and the person in front of/behind you is showing the telltale signs of being an enthusiast (acts like he knows everything, smells bad, etc.) then you start saying and asking him "GP" things in an attempt to piss him off.


    This trick works well on most rides, but it works especially well on El Toro since it's an enthusiast magnet. Also, Six Flags policy says you can't bring your phone in line anymore, so it's a good way to keep from getting bored in line.


    Petty? Definitely, but it sounds like a lot of fun if you find the right person.

  9. Here's just my two sense on what I think will be coming, Coaster wise, to Cedar Fair parks in 2018


    Cedar Point: RMC Mean Streak

    Kings Dominion: RMC Hurler

    Knotts Berry Farm: Gersualter Beyond Vertical Drop (This has been confirmed to me by a source, if you have any questions let me know)

    Worlds of Fun: Premier Launcher over the Front Gate


    Now these are coasters aren't technically "new," but they will be new to their respective parks, so I believe that's why we didn't hear 6 new Coasters at Cedar Fair's meeting, as they were only reffering to straight out of the manufacturer's plant


    Valleyfair: Kanonen from Liseberg

    Michigan's Adventure: Boomerang from KBF

    Could you link your source on the Knott's prediction?


    I doubt Worlds of Fun is getting a coaster next year since they just got a new entrance and a couple new rides, but I wouldn't be surprised if they got one in the next three years.

  10. http://Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits.com/cedar-fair-new-coasters-2018/


    Hopefully this turns out to be true, as I'd like to see smaller CF parks get some love.


    There's a very good chance that this is true. In the conference call they specifically said that one of the coaster types would be brand new and a chicken and biscuit coaster would definitely fit the bill. It's great to see Cedar Fair on the cutting edge of innovation. I'm also happy they seem to partnering with Bojangles'. While it's certainty not my favorite southern chicken restaurant, this partnership would allow the coaster to be open on Sundays and that's a major win in my book.


    Would the MCBR include a drive-thru window where you can buy chicken? If so, I'm sold.

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