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Jason Maier

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  1. 1. Isn't that the same policy that Kennywood has? 2. Yeah a 21+ restriction would really cut down attendance!
  2. So I made it up there yesterday (my pattern since I resumed going to Knoebel's in 2019 is going opening weekend and one of the September weekends). Yeah several rides were not in operation; which I do understand because of post-peak season staffing and such. And the Crystal Ballroom Arcade/XD motion theater has apparently been SBNO this year? Very good crowds, even had both trains running for Phoenix and Twister!
  3. Damn, I've always read that a night ride on Beast is a must for coaster enthusiasts!
  4. Which is more likely for the future of The Boss (and is it a better ride since the 2018 reprofile?) RMC Iron Horse Makeover RMC Topper Track Makeover GCI Titan Tracking The pre-cut tracking under development by Gravity Group None of these!
  5. More random thoughts here: Me personally dropping weight made me have more fun at the park this year because a. I wasn't being stapled into restraints and b. I could actually be shirtless at Hurricane Harbor! (I don't care about being fit/toned; just happy the pounds are down) Assuming at some point Shipwreck Falls and/or Renegade Rapids get scrapped (seems to be the trend for those types of attractions being removed); what if anything replaces them? My opinion is that the RR plot could be used for an RMC Raptor and the SF plot could be used for a Sky Rocket 2. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I know those two ideas have no chance of ever happening (and I should stop using that DC area crack!)
  6. So I've seen that on some of the Fright Fest nights, they're open until Midnight What's been the latest at night you've ever ridden on a coaster?
  7. So now that Kingda Ka & Zumanjaro can run at the same time; have the operations for both gotten any quicker?
  8. Funny thing is when Batwing is operating; it actually does have a decent sized line. However I don't recall the last time two train operations were done (and the other train is a parts donor thing now)
  9. I could see a Freespin going where Penguin's Blizzard River is. But what I'd also like to see is something replacing Shipwreck Falls (seems to be the trend lately; taking out these Shoot the Chutes rides), maybe a Sky Rocket II. Hey I'm biased towards that idea because Premier Rides is Baltimore based! Reality is, I should stop smoking that DC area crack because SFA likely isn't getting jack shit for 2022!
  10. So I saw this today at Six Flags America. Could this be a sign that the park is finally saying "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" it with this coaster and it's going to be removed?
  11. Any idea on what the park might get for 2022? I realize that none of these ideas will likely happen; but stranger shit has happened before! 1. Roar finally gets the Iron Horse treatment 2. Shipwreck Falls gets dismantled (seems to be a trend lately of Shoot the Chutes rides going away) 3. Penguin's Blizzard River gets taken out in favor of an RMC Raptor
  12. My visit was this past Sunday, but didn't get around to posting until last night. Well I saw the Blue train for Superman was on the transfer track (they usually don't put the second train on Superman until Memorial Day weekend; though Wild One and Roar were both running two trains) and the Red train was stuck in the station all day. I think the ride op side some kind of power issue or chain issue let to them not be able to do any test runs so the ride didn't open.
  13. Yup, glad to see this opening up. Of course it did have good lines throughout the day (May 16th); and it did have a few minor technical issues. Got 5 rides on this, took the sting out of Superman: Ride of Steel being down all day (while Batwing was open all day; which is something I thought I'd never see!) And already there is a broken phone beneath one portion of the sliding platform!
  14. And to think I nearly decided to change my park loyalty from Six Flags to Cedar Fair!
  15. Well I'm looking forward to Harley Quinn Spinsanity opening this weekend!
  16. Has Goliath always been a rough ride; even with the original Vekoma train?
  17. I never thought I'd see the day where they have quick dispatches on Batwing! Wonder if they'll ever put the 2nd train for it back on the track (unless it's being used as a parts donor). As much as I've wondered if it'll ever be gone; I give the park credit for keeping it going!
  18. The other thing about Bizarro is some riders clicking their seatbelt release latches while waiting on the break run.
  19. Glad they're doing El Toro maintenance now rather than during peak summer season. As usual, Nitro dispatches are quick; when they use all 3 trains, that's .... how many riders per hour? Also, is the 3rd train for Bizarro only used during peak summer season?
  20. Bert, I feel bad that you have a Pucking Frick for a governor.
  21. 1. Maybe they're waiting until spring/summer to put the second train on JJ's track. 2. I didn't see ME's second train in use at all last year. 3. Only once have I seen two train operations on Batwing 3a. Perhaps at this point the other train is being used as a parts donor?
  22. I just checked out the Six Flags America thread here and noticed that Zoomazon Falls is the ride that is being cut (so far, the confirmed subtractions we have are this, Sky Buckets at SFOG, and La Ronde isn't bothering to construct Vipre this year, and the aforementioned Tower of Power at SFSTL). This one took me as a bit of a surprise: Zoomazon Falls seemed to get decent crowds in the water park. I would have thought Penguin's Blizzard River or Shipwreck Falls would have been axed.
  23. Well I was there this past Sunday; temperatures were about 45 degrees which kept the crowds minimal. Everything (except for Ragin Cajun) was one train operations. Early in the season, I was surprised at how quick they was moving, though Superman: Ride of Steel did get stuck on the brake run a couple of times! (it's currently running the Red train, the blue one is on the transfer track). The Macho Nacho place does have the shrimp quesadillas/shrimp tacos, but oddly enough I was NOT able to use my dining pass on either of those; specifically I was told that those items weren't even on the meal plan! I was thinking internally to myself "Look numb-nuts, those items are listed on your board as being able to use the dining pass on!". But I just walked away .... thinking "maybe early in the season, their systems aren't updated yet". Yeah it's the 2nd GCI ever built (and the ONLY one that runs with PTC trains as far as I'm aware) which means it's bumpy as frick; but in colder weather, I can tolerate this coaster. And I'm also aware that said trains are shipped up to PTC in the off-season for refurbishment. I'm hoping for a future makeover (whether it's Millennium Flyer trains and Titan Track by GCI, Iron Horsed by RMC or even retracked and Timberliner trains by Gravity Group). Thumbs up to the Wild One; first roller coaster I ever did solo at the age of 7 (back in the Wild World era and way before I learned to sit in the middle rows of 2 x 3 x 4 PTC trains!).
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