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  1. I found those... I'm less surprised at the destruction of the park now, but still quite amused by the fact that a businessman's email address is a hotmail address... Come on man... you're a millionaire, get your own domain and a slightly more personalized business email.
  2. They've been having bands on the beach (which I'll admit is nice) but now there are protesters coming to those concerts. This does not seem like a way to invoke change in the new owners mind in my opinion honestly.
  3. I really think that this park wouldn't have even been on the radar for someone like Gene Staples (as nice as that would be). he seems to be resurrecting parks that have some potential to come back or already have rides that make it worth while. 1 very old Blue Streak and some old but kind of cool surrounding area doesn't really seem to fit his mold. The way it's currently laid out with houses inside the park it makes it pretty much impossible to gate the park effectively. I understand that the trust existed to keep the park maintained until a buyer could come in, but it really seemed like they were at least doing the best they could. When the new ownership came in and decided to knock down dilapidated buildings and repave pathways I was all for it. I think most people saw the writing on the wall and I probably did too, I just didn't want to admit it. I was hoping it would be cleaned up in the near future to be able to take my kids to in the near future, as my parents took me. At least Waldameer is still here and doing well.
  4. I'd love to see it saved and I'm glad to see ACE trying to help, I just don't see the park surviving much past this point if I'm being honest. As a semi-local it's sad, but I understand
  5. That's a nice thing. Very nice to see something positive in this thread.
  6. I was at the park yesterday for a couple of hours, RFII had the longest lines I've seen for it since opening year, but I also heard that they were having a problem with one of the trains, so that's understandable. I'm glad to see the park continuing to get plenty of traffic this year, they needed something after how slow it was last year.
  7. That is exactly what it looked like. Oh well hopefully they can get it fixed for 2 weeks from now
  8. They have moved that camera since about 9 this morning (I'm planning an trip and wanted to see if they were even testing Gatekeeper this morning). Earlier this morning it was pointing right at the BBQ place (where Witch's Wheel used to be) Nice to see some progress going on with TTD -as typing this they just moved the first car back to the lights again and launched it- I should probably turn off the web cam so I can get work done
  9. you're going to be going at least this year without the Blue Streak, they never had any plans to open it this year. Who knows, maybe it will be "fine" long term but it's not looking good
  10. Seems reasonable. Nice of the park to respond to an inquiry about operations like that, it would have been easy for them to just not reply to that or give a slightly more generic answer.
  11. I've only had one ride on Ravine Flyer II this year (mainly going for the kids) and it was a 20-30 minute wait, with one train. It got held up for awhile because someone threw up. It has seemed busier than last year, but not packed, we'll see how crowds spread out as they open up more of the week
  12. I've been to Waldameer 3 times this year, I've seen some stupid behavior, but nothing to this extent. People need to just stop being idiots
  13. I was there Saturday also, I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in thinking the Paratrooper was running insanely slow. I've ridden that thing countless times, I've never been as confused about the speed as I was on Saturday. The thing that was crazy to me was that there were people floating around the lazy river on a day in the 50s. Not my idea of a great time, but whatever. Give Comet a chance again on a warmer day the next time you're there, I always get a few pops of air on it (and it's nice that it's a coaster my kids can ride and enjoy). So far this year it has felt mild, but it's early in the season yet and it has been cold
  14. it's almost like they don't care about 2 train operations, and never have at Darien Lake
  15. I know I'd be sad if they did anything to Comet, but that's because it was my first coaster (and my wife's first coaster, and my daughter's). I'm glad to hear Waldameer also values it I was hoping it would be my first coaster of the year, but it was down while I was at the park with my 5 year old yesterday
  16. I always just thought the height restrictions on the giant wheel were strange. The gondola was a big cage, not like a lot of other giant wheels out there where the gondola is wide open, but the height restrictions was "Minimum Height 54" With Adult" Isn't a giant wheel supposed to be a family ride? If the listed height restriction of 54" is correct, that's kind of crazy
  17. West Coaster at the Santa Monica Pier - Total distance: 2,147.37 mi (3,455.86 km) (from Erie PA)
  18. For Waldameer, you'll be set with the Wally card (you can always add more onto it if you'd like). Get a ride on Wacky Shack, it's a fun, old, quirky, disjointed dark ride. Always worth a ride when you're there. The drop tower is OK if you get a good view of Presque Isle, but even thought I like the whole park Ravine Flyer, Comet and Thunder River (if you like flumes) are the main draws. (If you like getting photos of coasters, and the state gets their butt in gear, you can get some really good pictures of the turn across the road for Ravine Flyer by going to the Tom Ridge Center tower. It's free to go up and it's right next to the coaster, but it's been closed currently due to covid, hopefully it will open back up this summer)
  19. They're doing a lot of paving and ripping down old blighted buildings (I don't know if they're planning on re-building any of them for this year yet). Blue Streak is probably at least a year away at this point, and that's fine. There's a ton of work they have to do to the park. On another note, if you would like to advertise on the watertower you can do so, they've been trying to find an advertiser to get it sandblasted and cleaned up for a couple of months here.
  20. I'm going to just say the web page design for Six Flags is trash. Not that it really matters but they also are including some rides anywhere on the list (the one that comes to mind in the Sky Screamer). For those of us who really would notice we already would know what rides the park has.
  21. I would agree, New York will not keep the restrictions they have now all summer. I'd expect restrictions to lighten in NY by May (that's just a general assumption and I'm pulling it from nowhere) We'll see what the park does as time goes
  22. I saw that this morning, that is good news and it is completely understandable to me that things may not open this year as there's plenty of work that needs done to make the park and rides safer
  23. The thing I've heard from the new owner (I also don't really know what to make of the whole situation) is there are plans to bring in new rides, I don't know when and I don't know what. It's just an interesting situation to monitor. I hope new midway and office buildings can be built eventually, it's not like they were really anything that special, they were just collapsing structures at this point. If it is able to continue existing and the Blue Streak can continue to exist I'd call that a win.
  24. With the history of the park and fire I'm amazed the thing hasn't burst into flames. I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't be a disappointment if it was demolished (it was my second coaster) but I'd completely understand. I'm happy to see and hear there is someone in charge of the park now who actually wants to make sure buildings won't collapse on people and that rides won't fall apart.
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