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mgolwit21

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  1. I understand the safety concerns and I can respect the park doing everything to keep guests safe.

     

    Did something happen that they are now beingso strict? When I was there last month they said everything had to be in a "secured pocket". I even had to move my wallet from my back pocket to a front one because they warned us that "it will be lost".

     

    They no longer want any lose articles while in line even and will kick you out of line for having your phone, what's next? I have glasses, and while I will be wearing a strap for them on my next visit, will those be required to be stored in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo and have to wait however long practically blind?

     

    I know that's a bit extreme of an example and honestly pretty stupid, but just trying to prove a continued point of how this is a ridiculous policy that they need to seriously reconsider.

  2. IIRC didn't all the coasters in which the load/unload was the same are all have bins for storing your loose articles? Why did they get rid of these?

     

    I agree with Robb that it really isn't fair to the vast majority of us that keep everything in our pockets when we ride. I'm ok with a chance that someone accidentally grabs the wrong phone, you are assuming that risk when you place your stuff in those bins.

     

    Those lines are boring as hell just standing amd waiting and I often take my phone out in line to browse the internet, but once I'm in the station and like 1 or 2 rides away from my turn, I secure everything in my pockets and keep them there for the entire ride.

  3. Yeah but they opened RT and Brain Drain on time. Ha gotcha, Brain Drain broke down within 2 hours, and green didn't open until the next day

     

    Touche haha you do have me on that one. However, to be fair Brain Drain couldn't realistically open until a few weeks after opening weekend, so they had the convenience of added time since the water park isn't open right away. At least to my knowledge it isn't.

     

    Also, I wouldn't count on them painting anything while the crane is there. Although Mind Eraser is in desperate need of a touch up! i give credit to the new owners for at least building a new coaster, it is much needed. I just don't see a whole lot happening though as far as continued investments. The park has a lot of land that it could develop, I just don't see it happening. Six Flags kind of destroyed the park financially when it left. They tried to do too much too fast in all their parks, which led them to the brink of bankruptcy. I have worked for Darien Lake a number of times, and each season I'm told they were in the red at the end of the season financially.

  4. Hoping to get some advice.

     

    My family and I (wife, twin 7 year olds and 3 year old) are going to be going to Cedar Point for the twins 7th birthday party from June 25-June 29th. They love roller coasters, and have gone on all the ones they are able to at our home park, Darien Lake.

     

    We got the Platinum passes and the pre-k pass because they are a much better deal than the regular season pass for the amount of time we are going. We get the advantage of ERT every morning we are there.

     

    What other recommendations do any of you have in regards to our trip. I have been to CP several times so I am well aware of the anticipated lines, etc. Given that we are going at the end of june, is it safe to assume that it will be very busy during our time here?

     

    Thanks in advance for any advise you can give me.

    Are the 7 year olds 48" yet? That's the magic number for Cedar Point, and a lot of places really. My eight-year-old hit 48" a couple years ago, so if they're at that, they are going to have a great time at Cedar Point. Less than that, you pretty much just have flats. There are a lot at CP, and they can have fun, but it's going to be just the two children's areas really. If they are 48", you have Millennium Force, Magnum, Gemini, and more.

     

    Yes they are both above 48" so thankfully they will be able to go on a vast amount of rides while we are at the park. The one twin loves roller coasters, the other a little more hesitant. As I stated, they've gone on everything they are able to based on height restrictions at Darien Lake here in Buffalo, NY. I find it funny that they aren't tall enough to go on Ride of Steel (Formally Superman), yet they are able to go on Millenium Force, which is just over 100ft taller.

  5. Hoping to get some advice.

     

    My family and I (wife, twin 7 year olds and 3 year old) are going to be going to Cedar Point for the twins 7th birthday party from June 25-June 29th. They love roller coasters, and have gone on all the ones they are able to at our home park, Darien Lake.

     

    We got the Platinum passes and the pre-k pass because they are a much better deal than the regular season pass for the amount of time we are going. We get the advantage of ERT every morning we are there.

     

    What other recommendations do any of you have in regards to our trip. I have been to CP several times so I am well aware of the anticipated lines, etc. Given that we are going at the end of june, is it safe to assume that it will be very busy during our time here?

     

    Thanks in advance for any advise you can give me.

  6. I know it's not going to happen, but a barrel roll through the TR tunnel would be awesome on this new coaster. Hell, just having the coaster utilize the tunnel at all would be neat.

     

    I'm excited for this coaster, I have fond memories of riding TR as a child, but I'm not sad to see it go, the UFO removal, that was sad. The Batman Stunt Spectacular going away was also a sad moment for me. I haven't been to the park in many years, is Grizzly Run still a thing? No one seems to mention that being there still. I always liked Grizzly Run more than Thunder Rapids.

     

    Yes grizzly run is still running

  7. Here are my guesses on what Darien Lake's new 2018 ride will be. So far all we got in terms of clues are family/thrill and roller coaster.

     

    * A spinning coaster

    * Hopefully not a flat ride pseudo-coaster (like what the local media when DL announced Rolling Thunder in 2015)

    * A family wooden coaster

    * A family coaster that kids under 48 can ride as well as adults

     

    Roller coaster is just a rumor at this point. The only thing we can go off of is what Chris Thorpe said which was a family thrill. I'm hopeful it isn't another flat ride. I'm guessing though that it will be some type of coaster since they are hoping to draw in more people. It could be a family type roller coaster like the Cedar Creek Mine Ride at Cedar Point, or the Cocoa Cruiser at Hershey.

  8. A GCI wouldn't be terrible. I mean I'm sure there's going to be plenty of people who will complain that they aren't building a 300ft coaster or something. The fact that EPR is coming in and building right away is great and should boost attendance for the season. I would love to see Kanonen be built here, or anything even similar. Honesty Ayer nearly a decade since a coaster was built, I'll take anything lol.

  9. The only thing that makes me think that the removal of thunder rapids is even a possibility is that the (I believe) smaller loft hill was stripped of its conveyor belt lift system. I’m not sure how common that is, but that was really the only thing about it that I noticed.

     

    I did notice the conveyor belt missing from the lift hill, and I also noticed that on the concrete hill between the large drop and the station, there are a few pink markings, but I don’t know if it has anything to do with removal.

     

    I noticed those pink markings too. They were all around the ride. I at first only saw be one right by the turn around but after spending a little time checking out the area I found many many more! Unfortunately because of their placement I could only get pictures of two of them. I think it’s safe to say that something is happening to thunder rapids. Though I wouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet, it is interesting to see.

     

    EDIT: it should also be worth noting that it was the only in-park water attraction to be completely drained.

     

    The triangle is a benchmark

     

    What is a benchmark?

  10. I actually read about this and posted about it as well. If true I think it would be a much needed improvement to the park since the last coaster the park added was motorcoaster (I personally don't consider rolling thunder to be an actual coaster).

     

    I'm just curious as to where it would be built. They have a great deal of space to put it, such as the old cuda falls area. I wonder if something will be removed for it.

     

    I will be at the park Saturday and ask around for details.

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