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  1. I had a couple really funny experiences I shared with my sister at Busch Gardens Williamsburg back in July.


    We were riding InvadR in the back row, and as we soar into the turn after the first drop, someone’s hat flies off of their head into the unknown. His friend next to him still had his hat on by the end of the ride.


    Towards the end of the day we decided to go on the rapids along with a family of four, and these two girls were freaking out over their makeup getting ruined on the ride. One of the girls says her eyelashes are coming off, and the other girl shreiked “Mine?!”

  2. Having lived in Raleigh for about 7 years with a single mother, trips to theme parks like Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Kings Dominion, and Carowinds only occurred once a year for me. I fully support the addition of a theme park in that area as the growing population could easily support it. I would be fine if it was a smaller theme park as well like some of the parks in Pennsylvania, however a corporate park would probably not work out business-wise. Maybe the local FEC, Frankie’s could build a Gravity Group mini woodie or even an SBF Spinner.

  3. 1. Three of my favorite coasters have to be Kumba, Montu, and Afterburn, always love old-school B&M loopers!


    2. I visited 13 different parks in 2018, by far my biggest year!


    3. Cedar Point was obviously my favorite, but I was very surprised by Holiday World and SDC!


    4. Steel Vengeance


    5. I’d say Valravn exceeded my expectations a lot! The vests didn’t bother me at all!


    6. Cinnamon Bread


    7. Time Traveler was definitely an incredible ride!


    8. Well I know I’ll be visiting SeaWorld Orlando next month.


    9. If it counts, Montu, but if not, Thunderbird.


    10. I rode Howler since I was curious as to why people hated the Zamperla kids coasters, and curiosity killed me.


    11. El Toro


    12. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge as a whole I’m ecstatic for.


    13. Indiana Beach


    14. I honestly will take White Lightning.


    15. Holiday In The Park > Winterfest


    16. Wicker Man’s fire infusions looks a lot more intimidating than the shed.


    17. I visited Six Flags St Louis this past June, actually kinda underrated.


    18. Intamin


    19. Kings Dominion, but its close!


    20. There were a few 90 minute waits I encountered, but my second ride on Steel Vengeance was a bit longer due to a passing shower. Thank goodness I was in the covered section under the lift hill!


    21. Probably Space or Big Thunder Mountain


    22. S&S Double Shots are a ton of fun!


    23. Maverick > Millennium Force


    24. Its tough between log flumes or sky rides, but I’ll go with Sky rides for the views!


    25. At Busch Gardens Tampa, I enjoy taking pictures, seeing all the animal exibits, and watching people’s reactions of Falcon’s Fury!


    26. Kings Dominion is my second favorite, I just love the great balance of quality coasters and attractions, great park staff, beautiful landscaping, and an easy-to-navigate park layout!


    27. Two good reasons to visit BGT: Phenomenal ride collection (including both a log flume and sky ride) and tons of great animals!


    28. Launch > Lift


    29. I never bought fast pass in 2018


    30. Wildcat at Hersheypark is my least favorite wooden coaster, unbearably rough!


    31. Disney fanboys: cult


    32. Best Batman rides are the B&M Batman clones, hands down.


    33. Balloons.


    34. El Toro and Voyage are the best woodies over 110 ft


    35. I was hit with a ton of mayflies on a front row night ride on TTD


    36. If you count powered coasters as credits (which I do), Skywarps are a credit. Its pretty much a more extreme version of those attractions.


    37. Turkey legs: maybe? Haven’t had them before.


    38. Alpengeist was my most recent B&M back in August.


    39. I’ll take the Churros for 48 hours


    40. I didn’t get any on-ride photos oops.

  4. Being a student at the University of Florida, here’s what I plan to visit in 2019:



    Walt Disney World

    Some park(s) in Europe (studying abroad over the summer, haven’t decided on Germany or Denmark yet)



    SeaWorld Orlando

    Universal Orlando Resort

    Fun Spot parks

    Busch Gardens Tampa




    Wild Adventures

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Six Flags Great America

    Canada’s Wonderland

  5. Before this year I had not ridden any, but now I’ve ridden five! Here are my rankings:


    1) Steel Vengeance- Pretty self-explanatory. Some of the best airtime on the planet, outstanding inversions, fantastic drops, what more can you ask for?

    2) Lightning Rod- Most people think the launch is pretty forgettable, but I actually really love the launch! The first half mainly consists of several overbanks with some crazy laterals, but the quad down is just plain mental. Each moment of airtime is absolute bonkers and I adore it! The half loop is pretty fun too and reminds me of Fury’s treble clef.

    3) Twisted Timbers- Much like Steel Vengeance, this coaster is packed to the brim with airtime. Some of my favorite moments have to be the three sustained hills after the first overbank along with the trick track double up! The outer banked turn is also pretty epic as is the cutback! Definitely a must-do at Kings Dominion!

    4) Outlaw Run- This ride is a little short, but every part of this ride is flawless. It has my favorite drop out of all the RMCs as well as my favorite set of inversions. The initial stall is pretty crazy with the banking, and the few airtime hills it has have very solid ejector! The wave turn is also really fun, and the double barrel roll at the end is one of my favorite endings to any coaster out there! The hang time is perfect!

    5) Storm Chaser- Although my least favorite RMC, it’s still better than over 95% of the coasters I’ve ridden! The beginning of this ride is insane with its barrel roll downdrop and airtime hill filled with sustained ejector! Although the middle is a bit forgettable, the overbanks and twisted hills are still fun. Another solid airtime hill and whippy corkscrew lead into the astonishing trick track double up, an epic double down, and a fun helix with crazy laterals!

  6. Wow, this was not at all what I was expecting! The layout actually looks quite solid and filled with some great hangime, and 9 inversions?! Really cool that they have some interesting elements like the Togo dive loop, Drachen Fire’s Wraparound Corkscrew, and RMC’s Zero G Stall on there! And the themed land actually looks really nice ajd exciting! Can’t wait to come here one day!

  7. The only ride that doesn't have bins is Fury, I wear my glasses on everything and I have no straps.


    So is Fury an "I need to rent a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" scenario, or an "I can toss my stuff onto the platform" scenario?


    Yes, you do need to rent a fluffy fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo to ride Fury.

  8. 2011:

    Windseeker, Canada’s Wonderland

    Rockstar Coaster, Fun Spot Kissimmee



    Windseeker, Carowinds

    Manta, SeaWorld San Diego



    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Magic Kingdom



    Drop Zone, Frankie’s Fun Park

    Fury 325, Carowinds

    Waimea Whirl, Wet N Wild Hawaii

    Space Invader, Fun Spot Orlando



    Windstarz, Frankie’s Fun Park

    XD Dark Ride, Frankie’s Fun Park

    Delirium, Kings Dominion

    Cobra’s Curse, Busch Gardens Tampa



    Flight of Passage, Animal Kingdom

    Na’vi River Journey, Animal Kingdom

    Electro Spin, Carowinds

    Do-si-Do, Carowinds



    Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion

    Scream Xtreme, Kentucky Kingdom

    Time Traveler, Silver Dollar City

    Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point

  9. Time for another update after my big trip:



    California- Manta, SeaWorld San Diego

    Florida: Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Hawaii: Jungle Twist, 50th State Fair

    Indiana: Voyage, Holiday World

    Kentucky: Storm Chaser, Kentucky Kingdom

    Missouri: Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City

    Nevada: Canyon Blaster, Adventuredome

    New Jersey: Batman the Ride, SFGADV (Holiday in the Park )

    North Carolina: Fury 325, Carowinds

    Ohio: Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point

    Pennsylvania: Skyrush, Hersheypark

    South Carolina: Swamp Fox Family Kingdom

    Tennessee: Lightning Rod, Dollywood

    Virginia: Twisted Timbers, Kings Dominion


    Canada: Leviathan, Canada’s Wonderland

    Japan: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Tokyo Disneyland

  10. I have yet to see two trains run this year, as far as I remember, and have been on some fairly busy days.. I think maybe they attempted two trains early in the season.. I was there yesterday and it was down most of the morning (I arrived at 11 and left around 2). It's possible I missed it being open while I was there and i do know it opened at some point yesterday


    It's probably been 50% on most days this year.. there was about a week it was down but it is running most days, at least half the day



    Sent from my MHA-L29 using Tapatalk


    I visited the park a few hours ago and can definitely confirm that the park was running two trains on Lightning Rod for at least this morning. Not so sure about the evening since the had some maintenance issues, but was nonetheless a fantastic ride.

  11. First Coaster/Steel Coaster - Dragon Wagon, King Richard's Amusement Park

    First Woodie - Wild Beast, Canada's Wonderland

    First 100 ft coaster - Expedition Everest, Animal Kingdom

    First 200 ft coaster - Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland

    First 300 ft coaster - Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

    First 400 ft coaster - Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

    First looping coaster - Rock N Roller Coaster, Hollywood Studios

    First B&M - Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland

    First Intamin - Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

    First GCI - White Lightning, Fun Spot America

    First Invert - Silver Streak, Canada's Wonderland

    First Hyper - Behemoth, Canada's Wonderland

    First Spinning Coaster - Primeval Whirl, Animal Kingdom

    First Wild Mouse - Primeval Whirl, Animal Kingdom

    First Launched coaster - Rock N Roller Coaster, Hollywood Studios

    First Flyer - Time Warp, Canada's Wonderland

    First Wing Rider - Wild Eagle, Dollywood

    First Racing/Dueling - Thunder Road, Carowinds

    First Boomerang - Bat, Canada's Wonderland

    First Floorless - Bizarro, Six Flags Great Adventure

    First Dive Machine - Griffon, Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    First Standup - Skyrider, Canada's Wonderland

    First Premier - Backlot Stunt Coaster, Canada's Wonderland

    First Schwarzkopf - Scorpion, Busch Gardens Tampa

    First Arrow - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom

    First Vekoma - Barnstormer, Magic Kingdom

    First Mack - Journey to Atlantis, SeaWorld Orlando

    First Gerstlauer - Mystery Mine, Dollywood

    First Drop Tower - Tower of Terror, Hollywood Studios


    Favorite - Skyrush, Hersheypark

    Favorite Steel - Skyrush, Hersheypark

    Favorite Woodie - Thunderhead, Dollywood

    Favorite 100 ft coaster - Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa

    Favorite 200 ft coaster - Skyrush, Hersheypark

    Favorite 300 ft coaster - Fury 325, Carowinds

    Favorite 400 ft coaster - Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

    Favorite looping coaster - Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa

    Favorite B&M - Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa

    Favorite Intamin - Skyrush, Hersheypark

    Favorite GCI - Thunderhead, Dollywood

    Favorite Invert - Montu, Busch Gardens Tampa

    Favorite Spinning Coaster - Cobra’s Curse, Busch Gardens Tampa

    Favorite Wild Mouse - Wild Mouse, Hersheypark

    Favorite Launched coaster - Storm Runner, Hersheypark

    Favorite Flyer - Manta, SeaWorld Orlando

    Favorite Wing Rider - Wild Eagle, Dollywood

    Favorite Floorless - Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando

    Favorite Standup - Green Lantern, Six Flags Great Adventure

    Favorite Dive Machine - Griffon, Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Favorite Premier - Flight of Fear, Kings Dominon

    Favorite Schwarzkopf - Sooperdooperlooper, Hersheypark

    Favorite Arrow - Tennessee Tornado, Dollywood

    Favorite Vekoma - Nighthawk, Carowinds

    Favorite Mack - Manta, SeaWorld San Diego

    Favorite Gerstlauer - Firechaser Express, Dollywood

    Favorite Drop Tower - Falcon’s Fury, Busch Gardens Tampa

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