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Rockman89

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  1. Woah, I'm going to sound like a real nerd, but looking at it, anyone know if the Alton Towers map was mad by eBoy?
  2. Best ending would have to be Oblivion. I mean, that vertical drop right before the brakes! Wow! (That was a lie; I have never been on Oblivion.) Worst ending would have to be a tie between The Village and Rockin Roller Coaster. Both left me expecting a little more. You get to the concert? With all that driving, I'd at least like to get somewhere cool; I'm pretty sure we at least took a wrong turn at Albequerque.
  3. Is it just me, or does that train seem ridiculously long? 32 people in one train with 2 accross seating? Maybe that's normal, but it looks long to me.
  4. After Holiwood Nights, we were exhausted so we slept in the morning after before making the trip down to Beech Bend for Rumblefest. There was quite a turn out for the park's first event (480 people when they expected 200.) Despite the crowds, none of the waits were horrible and there was enough food. (I got food at least.) It was a nice smaller park, and like many small parks, had some cool flat rides. The SCAT 2 was probably the most intense spinning ride I've ever been on. It's the cheapest alternative to a face lift. The reason I was there, the Kentucky Rumbler, was a surprisingly g
  5. This weekend Holiday World held a little event called Holiwood Nights. Since I had heard how amazing their woodies are at night and I had been aching to take a spin on the Voyage, I convinced my mom and neighbor to join me on the 16-hour trek out there. While it was tiring just getting there, from my first ride, I knew it was worth it. I first engaged in the blasphemy that is stopping at Raven and Legend before the Voyage, but I didn't see much point in walking right past them. As far as the ERT went, the lines were much shorter than I expected with my average waits being 20-30 mins fo
  6. The "sidewindin" sign makes me think Cedar Point is going to break the inversion record with a lot of zero-g rolls... making this more of a flat ride than a coaster.
  7. Check out the numerous pages of this thread for info (its currently located only a few topics down): Cedar Point 2007
  8. The park looks a lot nicer this year, which only really set in as I looked back at the pictures. I'm starting to like this "Under New Management" Six Flags.
  9. I'll be making the 16-hour drive out there for both Holiwood Nights and Rumblefest. I don't own any TPR shit other than the movies, but I guess I'll say hi to whoever I see in TPR attire. There probably won't be an easy way to spot me other than I'll probably be the only guy wearing a shirt from http://www.threadless.com. Hope to see some of ya'll there. (I hope I spelled y'all correctly.)
  10. After having the luxury of taking finals this morning, I decided to hop along with my Aunt and check out SFEG for the afternoon. We got to the park and noticed the parking lot was almost empty except for quite a few busses. The only ticket window that was open was Custumer Service, so it was looking good already. It turned out that there were lots of people in the park but almost none of them seemed to be riding rides. No coaster was more than a two train wait. They even closed all the rides that left the ground due to a nearby thunderstorm for 30 minutes, leaving the only ride open to be the
  11. "Ridin' High Rollercoaster Club" As much fun as that sounds, it really doesn't seem like a great idea. Six Flags must be doing horrible to have to go after the Roller Coaster/Drug Addict crowd. Anyway, nice TR. I'll always remember SFA as the only major park that has closed early on me.
  12. As a response to one of the dorky coaster photos, if I'm thinking of the same lap bar release on PTC trains, PTC has been putting them on for at least a couple of years. Twister II at SFEG has them on it's trains it got a few years ago. The photo below (from today) shows that release. Twister II's lapbar release.
  13. Thanks for the comments. As you all said, Lakeside does have that reputation of being the "bad" park and that's why I never visited it. I had always thought, "Why bother?" After going there, however, I realized how wrong that really was. Sure it is in a worse part of town, it's cheaper and less structured, but the rides and the atmosphere are so much better. I'll definetely be headed back there sometime soon.
  14. Do the woodies at Indiana Beach count? They didn't have space so they just built them right on top of everything that was already there. So, in a sense, they do save space...
  15. Living in Denver for 5 years and watching my coaster count skyrocket from under 30 in that time, I had never been to Lakeside despite being so close and hearing such great things about it. Last Friday night, I finally decided to head down there, after all it was only $12.25 for an unlimited ride wristband. Now, none of you probably read this and it was the photos that brought you in here so here they come. It came out backwards so read from the bottom up. Sorry, I'll fix it on my next Photo TR. EDIT: Nevermind, I'm an idiot. Lakeside truely is a great little park, and if you're ever in
  16. Isn't that the real point of a mascot? If he achieves this, who cares if everybody hates him.
  17. I've only ever had a contact fall out once. Strangely, it was on Superman: Ultimate Flight at SFGAm. Ever other coaster I've been on has been fine on the contacts, even when they make the tears roll down my cheek. I've never been on TTD or KK, though.
  18. 1. Check the official site for special events. The only one that really matters is the Denver Grand Prix (not sure when it is though), not because it attracts more of a crowd, but because it's just cool to watch from SFEG. The track is set up right next door. 2. There's really not much difference in wait times, but Half Pipe usally gets a longer wait. Tower of Doom is really the only other line to worry about. Other than those two, the lines will be fairly similar. Sidewinder, however, is the "do not miss" coaster at SFEG. 3. No. It's not hard to do SFEG in a day, plus not many of the
  19. The title of this topic sounds like an Onion Infographic. "Who needs a coaster for 2007?" *With the 2006 season just starting, it's time for the discontent to start hoping for the future.* - Cedar Point because it's been more than a year. - Fantazy Land because 1 rotting coaster just isn't enough anymore. - Paramount's King's Island to succeed in it's war on trees by building Grandson of Beast, who, due to being fed better, is 10x the size of the origional. - Neighbor James who spilled all over coffe table last New Year's.
  20. I have to say Kumba. It has that relentless feel to it that makes for one hell of a ride, every ride. Also up high on the intensity would be B:TR (never noticed a diference on any of the ones I've ridden) and Deuling Dragons. Riddler's, for me, doesn't do much. It was cool the first time a few years ago, but getting off it last time I really didn't feel anything compeling me to go back. It felt more like a catologue of inversions than the rush that Batman provides.
  21. Just for a little bit of input, I've had the same problem with the DVD's playing in computers. It will play the first time but stops after a couple seconds. The DVDs will then not play until ejected and reinserted into the drive. My discs, however, work fine in normal DVD players. Seeing as there's no shortage of DVD players in my house, I'm perfectly fine with my DVDs, but I just figured I'd pass on what happens because it may be part of a very widespread problem.
  22. I have yet to get on Hades, but that looks to be one insane tunnel. The short tunnels they use to extend drops have never done much for me, but when there's a bit unexpected happening, that's when they're good. My honors go out to DLP's Big Thunder Mountain and SCBB's Dipper. -Rocky (who thought the Beast's helix tunnel felt more like the Eisenhower Tunnel, long and uneventful)
  23. It sure has changed there since my last few visits. When I was really young I used to go up there every Presidents Day. Kids got in free for drawing a picture of their favorite president. Then' Six Flags bought them and tried to use the clone tool off of other Six Flags parks. It's nice to see that they finally realized that Marine World Africa USA was and remains to be in a different league. This addition seems like what they really need to bring back their real market. Now if only they'd return the Presidents Day deal.
  24. Wow, they were fast to get people on this from the first test: http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2006/04/what-difference-150-seconds-make.html
  25. Wow, great pictures. I like the "PKI is a Coke park" one. I think I stayed at that Best Western when I was there, too.
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