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joelwee

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  1. I thought Vortex was "kind of good", but maybe that's because I read Bill's review of it beforehand and knew to brace for the "wild mouse" turn into the mid-course brake run. It wasn't outstanding, but it wasn't terrible either. The first drop was great, but I found the rest of the first half pretty lackluster. The second half provided some decent hangtime. Viper does basically everything Vortex did, but without the sharp turn and with more intensity through the first half - especially on crowded days, when it runs full trains. It's a fun ride, and the park does a great job of maintaining it.
  2. Today marks 30 years since Viper’s opening day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. There are a few other places I can think of. Ace Of Clubs (between Riddler and Tidal Wave) and Food Etc (next to Goliath) both sell beer and Lime-A-Ritas. There is also a new beer stand next to Johnny Rocket’s, with an adjoining beer jail with tables and chairs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Disappointing, but not surprising given Pres. Trump’s announcement yesterday and the way things have been going. Hopefully these parks will be able to re-open by Memorial Day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. So basically, they got their Hurricane Harbor a year earlier than planned.
  6. ^ Everyone in my hometown goes outside and howls at the moon at 8:00 PM every night.
  7. 1. Medusa @ SFDK - the only really good floorless coaster I've ridden. All the others were meh. 2. Scream 3. Rougarou 4. Patriot
  8. Oddly enough, Magic Mountain and Knott's are both open today. Starting tomorrow, they will be closed the rest of March. I'm thinking of trying to dip out of work early to grab some last rides this afternoon.
  9. All other Cedar Fair parks are pushing back their opening days to April, as well.
  10. I can’t wait to ride this. It looks like it takes the inversions pretty quickly. A dive coaster with whippy, intense inversions would be just what the doctor ordered. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Magic Mountain has started wiping down all coaster seats between each dispatch, showing their commitment to 10-minute dispatches.
  12. The Beast. Though I didn't hate it, it just didn't do much for me. I honestly enjoyed Vortex more.
  13. It's a 6000 square foot storage building. http://cms.revize.com/revize/geneseecountynew/Planning/T-01-DAR-2-20.pdf Thanks for the update, cant wait! This is big news, guys. The storage building is obviously to house the remains of 'Cuda Falls and Batman the Escape.
  14. Same. 105-degree desert heat is more bearable to me than the 85-degree, sticky, humid heat I experienced at Cedar Point a couple of years ago. Food Etc. is a good option, but there are a few others, as well. Inside Food Etc., there is a Mexican place where you could get a salad or a cheese quesadilla. Across the midway from Food Etc. is a fish and chips place (which used to be inside Food Etc). Across from Full Throttle is a Go Fresh Cafe, where I believe everything they sell is either vegetarian or vegan. Back by Gold Rusher, there is a black bean burger restaurant and a pizza place.
  15. As of 10 minutes ago, this is all that remains of Vortex. It is the turn between the lift hill and the first drop. The turnaround after the first drop was demo’ed this morning. (H/T F5 Coasters) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Camelot theme park ride dismantled eight years after closure BY RACHEL HOWARTH 16:13, 16 FEB 2020 One of Camelot theme park's top attractions is being dismantled eight years after the site closed down. An image has emerged of machinery taking down the remnants of Knightmare - the park's biggest landmark which could be seen from the M6. Last year, pictures taken by urban explorers inside the abandoned site near Chorley reveal the state of the once popular family destination. Research revealed that the site could be worth almost £800million - with room for 6,294 new homes. While some of the rollercoasters have already been removed, Knightmare could still be seen from the nearby Charnock Richard Services. The park opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until the end of 2012. The attraction was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' - thanks to the legend that Sir Lancelot's parents escaped from France to the area and the knight was raised by the nymph Vivian who had taken him into Martin Mere lake as a baby. In 1986, the park was taken over by the Granada Group and operated by them alongside its now defunct sister parks American Adventure and Granada Studios Tour. In June 1998, the park was subject to a management buyout and by 2005 Camelot's attendance was only 336,204 visitors a year. In February 2009, Prime Resorts announced that the park was in receivership, and would not reopen for the season. The theme park was purchased by Story Group, a construction company based in Carlisle and leased to Knight's Leisure who ran it until it closed suddenly in 2012 blaming bad weather, the London 2012 Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee for declining visitor numbers. Some roller coasters were sold, for example, the Whirlwind was relocated to Skyline Park in Germany, but others remained in the abandoned park. In August 2014, an application to build 420 houses on the site by owners Story Group was unanimously rejected by Chorley Council, with 261 public objections, as the development was not permissible within the Green Belt. In August 2016, a second application to build two hundred houses on the site was announced. In March 2018, plans for 195 homes at the site were scrapped. Link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/camelot-theme-park-ride-dismantled-17758643.amp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. ^ The loaded baked potatoes at Katy’s Kettle are good, too. They have a chili cheese potato and a chicken bacon ranch potato, and they’re both pretty tasty. They’re both on the dining plan, too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Looks like a Riddler retheme may very well by in the works for Mindbender. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. And even then, annual passholders wouldn't have been able to ride it in 2019, right? Didn't they only open it for people in their membership program? The first preview weekend (Dec. 21 and 22) was members only, but both members and season passholders were able to ride it every day after that. I have a Gold Season Pass and rode it on Christmas Eve.
  20. Electric Eel probably took longer to get up and running than Emperor will, simply because it has an LSM launch system as opposed to a simple chain lift. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. The bottom half of Vortex’s lift hill has been demoed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I think April is a realistic expectation. Orion’s track work was finished only a week before Emperor’s, and its opening day is 4/11. Emperor will probably open around the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. So they went with vest restraints after all. That’s fine with me, though. They didn’t bother me on Valravn. Great pics! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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