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  1. I'm thankful I got to ride it (in 2019, I want to say). An old-school waterslide with nice terrain. But removing it opens up quite a bit of space for the dry side. Maybe a flat or two, maybe even a coaster, who are we kidding, it's SFA.
  2. Kings Dominion is my home park, but I was a non-rider most of my life. Rebel Yell scared me senseless as a kid (though I do remember riding Hurler). Because of this, I missed out on Shockwave and HyperSonic XLC, and I didn't ride anything at BGW when I visited in 1998. Missing out on the Big Bad Wolf is the reason I'm so resentful of Verbolten. I'm thankful I became an enthusiast in time to ride Volcano. I almost want to make Italy my first European coaster trip because of the Togo stand-up and the S&S Screaming Squirrel.
  3. EDIT: forgot I posted here like three years ago. I've gone from hating Verbolten to being completely meh about it (but bitter such a meh ride replaced a legend). I now skip it every visit, but would give it another chance if they made an honest effort to make the show building not look like a Six Flags dumpster. Of course, I'd get excited if they do decide to pull the plug and replace it within the next five years.
  4. If it's a shuttle, hopefully the spikes will have something to distinguish them like a holding brake or a beyond-vertical angle.
  5. "Home" parks: Kings Dominion, Six Flags America, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg I've got two trips planned: NYC (Coney Island, Nick Universe, Great Adventure) and Florida (Busch Gardens Tampa, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal, the Fun Spots?). If I can drive to Dorney for a day trip, I can drive to Hershey for a day trip too. I have some American Airlines reward miles I want to use up. I think I'll return to Kings Island (also to make my Cedar Fair Platinum still worth it).
  6. My only concern is no more Coke Freestyle machine at SFA. I'll downgrade to gold plus from platinum if they don't have Diet Mountain Dew in the fountains. Then again, that building's usually closed anyway. 2 Things: 1- Mountain Dew is a Pepsi Production, Maybe your talking about Mello Yello? 2- Would not be against Baja Blast all over Six Flags. I love that stuff I knew Mountain Dew is Pepsi. I meant that if Diet Mountain Dew isn't in the fountains after the switch.
  7. My only concern is no more Coke Freestyle machine at SFA. I'll downgrade to gold plus from platinum if they don't have Diet Mountain Dew in the fountains. Then again, that building's usually closed anyway.
  8. If it's a wing coaster, I'll be happy. It'll probably be a more laid-back ride to complement the more dynamic I305 and TT. Theming/landscaping will make or break the ride. It needs to have the physical presence Volcano did. Seeing RailBlazer vs. Wonder Woman, I have faith in Cedar Fair.
  9. I will cancel my Six Flags membership and boycott the chain if the St. Louis Ninja outlives the Magic Mountain Ninja. Banshee is the Millennium Force of B&M inverts. Everything on a grand scale. There's a place for those, as well as the Raptors and Mavericks of the world. Say what you want about the vests, but Banshee doesn't have a view as badly obstructed in the middle seats as previous generation B&M inverts did.
  10. I was more agreeing with A.J. and RollerManic's points that this thrill focus is out of character for BGW. SWP&E used to be the balance between CF/SF thrills and Disney/Universal theming.
  11. I'm not exactly stoked for a Red Force type of coaster either. We already have Kingda Ka on the other side of the Mid-Atlantic. It's gotta be at least an Xcelerator type layout to be worth it. The park will now be up to three years in a row of high-thrill attractions. I don't want to see them becoming a better-looking Great Adventure.
  12. Mystic and Twisted Timbers have better theming than much of what Six Flags is putting out. A space-themed area would be one of the least-worst places for Six Flags to slap a DC Comics theme on a ride.
  13. I could have sworn I heard the KI sinking rumor began with the original Bat.
  14. This is exactly how I feel. I hate the idea of a park like Knott's with great theming and an incredible haunt event being run by Six Flags where both of those things would go to sh*t quickly but I also hate the idea of a park like Great Adventure being run like a Cedar Fair park, potentially opening in May like Dorney and losing everything that's cool about their Holiday event if they actually adopted the Cedar Fair style of management (which is probably less likely to be fair). Both of those things suck. I agree that I feel better about Six Flags now than I have in years but I appreciate different things about each company. Imagine you get the worst of both. Six Flags drags the Cedar Fair Halloween events to hell and all the franchised restaurants are closed for mediocre inhouse replacements while seat belts are installed on everything and coasters are closed for Winterfest. I might just do 3-4 trips a year to Knoebels, Orlando, and overseas where they didn't ruin everything yet. You forgot one thing in the "worst of both": the Six Flags passes would become one-park, with the all-park pass being exclusive to the new Diamond Super Elite tier.
  15. Yes, Vortex was iconic and the first drop was among Arrow's best, but the drop into the corkscrews was one of the worst moments of jank I have ever experienced, and the location is prime terrain. So long as the replacement is inversion-heavy and reuses the station, I'll be happy for KI.
  16. Updated. 2020 opening plans will be Pantheon, Jersey Devil, whatever RMC Gwazi will be known as, whatever the new coaster at Coney Island will be, and hopefully Orion.
  17. Was about to say that, until I figured I haven't seen Valravn shortened to "Val", as much as Millennium Force being shortened to "Millie".
  18. I ranked Steel Venom considerably higher than Possessed and even Wicked Twister because of that brake. I don't know how much higher since I can't see my full rankings. Glad to see it's back.
  19. IIRC, KI's Backlot ran more of its effects than KD's or CW's. CW's was curiously rougher. The intensity is finely balanced. Just enough to leave my coaster-wuss self three years ago (KD) stirred not shaken.
  20. Surprised to see Time Warp make the bottom ten when Flight Deck right next to it didn't. Time Warp was atrocious, but Flight Deck was just that extra level of worse, and had me swearing like the old TPR video of what was then known as Manhattan Express.
  21. Count me against RMC'ing away Hurler at Carowinds. Every park needs that first big coaster for the local kids - a step up from a mouse, but a step down from a looper or hyper.
  22. Fixed. Pretty sure Alpie isn't the purple one.
  23. ^As sad as it is to see a coaster I enjoyed getting ripped apart, I'm not gonna lie, seeing the lift hill crest crushed upon hitting the ground was satisfying.
  24. I had to look up a few of the smaller models. Schwarzkopf Wildcats (at least the 54m and 65m), which aren't included in the poll, are actually bigger than the Mack Compact Mobile model (as featured at Hershey, Carowinds, and the Six Flags Dark Knight models). Maybe we shouldn't be including the mice? At least not off-the-shelf ones, the Dark Knight models do have the theming to set them apart.
  25. I mused about people getting busted for using these, then called him out on his photos not being 12 megapixels. He's already posted multiple unauthorized Kings Island POVs on his YouTube page. Dude flipped out on me and called me a nasty fanboy wasting $30 on fluffies before blocking me. I'm a nasty fanboy because I follow park rules. Nintendo laid the smackdown on Soulja Boy for selling consoles filled with bootleg ROMs. I'd like to see Cedar Fair ban this guy for making (and encouraging others to make) unauthorized ride POVs. Don't worry, SDC won't be "squeezed in". Other trips will be scaled back to make room for this one.
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