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  1. I can't find mention of it either, so my guess would be no, however if you want to be certain, I recommend you email the park.
  2. Granted, PG county is probably the cheapest of the inner DC suburbs to live in, but using a special exemption to get away with paying less than minimum wage feels malicious. They should really be paying at least state minimum wage, though I think for an expensive place like the DC metro area (even if it's cheap-ish by DC standards), they should be paying somewhere around $15/hr. If Six Flags Great Adventure can do it, I don't see what's stopping SFA.
  3. Thanks for the update, shame there are so many staffing issues during such a busy year for parks.
  4. What a shame, I wonder where the machines will end up. I was in Roanoke VA a few weeks ago and there was an awesome pinball museum there where you paid like $12.50 for unlimited play.
  5. Depending on who you ask, the best row is either 1, 3, or 12. Personally, I find the front row is the most consistently great, but others disagree, and YMMV
  6. One last obligatory note is that if it is open, which it may not be because of staffing, the 5 for $5.75 (assuming the price is the same) Pierogi's at the roast beef stand are some of the best food in the park, according to many people (myself included). They're great pierogi's bathed in a pool of butter and onions. I'll post a link to coasterbill's famous map to the pierogi place: https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/6203-knoebels-discussion-thread/?do=findComment&comment=1860075
  7. Also worth keeping in mind that if you happen to be staying at a hotel in NYC, Coney Island is very accessible via Subway, with four separate lines terminating right by the park.
  8. I know one major difference I noticed between Knoebels and SFA's flyers construction-wise is Knoebels's sail is made of fabric, and I think SFA's is made of thin metal or plastic (or maybe some sort of composite, IDK). I suspect Bisch-Rocco has more lightweight 'vehicles' compared to Larson, making snapping easier as the wind is able to toss the Bisch-Rocco seats around more.
  9. Enjoy your visit! For minimizing risk of headaches: Ride Firebird in the back, and Roar in the very front.
  10. Just fyi Superman was running two trains on multiple occasions earlier this season.
  11. Looks awesome. I'm in love with that paint scheme.
  12. A $2 parking fee in the NYC metro area is very small, but the existence of a such fee at all is an extra psychological barrier I certainly wouldn't want at my mall struggling to find tenants.
  13. Holy crap, if this is true this is awesome! Maybe KK will finally have a capacity that isn't absolute sh*t again!
  14. Yes! Scandia Screamer looked absolutely awesome, so glad to see I could be able to ride it one day!
  15. I'd be happy to give this place my money if the ticket prices were more reasonable. The lowest price they offer is $60 for a full day. While quite expensive for a park of its size, I may have considered, except that it's only on weekdays excluding Fridays, essentially meaning I'd need to miss class to attend. Most days it's $75 for only 4 hours or so, which is flat out not worth it at all. I wish they brought back that twilight ticket they were selling last year
  16. My front row rides on Wildcat have been fine. Definitely shaky, but those seats are very well padded, and it didn't bother me. I even got mild pops of air thanks to the profiling on some of the entrances into the banked turns.
  17. Man you've been lucky. I was closed for a very large chunk of 2019 iirc due to needing a replacement part, and I've seen it closed on several other occasions. Still glad they keep it around, as I really do enjoy it, and it is quite a large draw to the dry park.
  18. Damn! I've noticed dispatches have been improving in the last few years, but sub 60-second dispatches on Batwing is impressive for any park, especially this place. Great to hear. Would be very interested to see how fast they can move the line if they ever put the 2nd train back on.
  19. I actually had the same experience on Ragin Cajun. It wasn't frightening thanks to the redundant safety features as everyone's always mentioned, but several times the lapbar came up about half a foot if not more. I'd be very curious what causes that to happen mechanically, this is the first time in my visits anything like that happened. It's also worth noting that both Bill and I had this experience on the same day, so for all we know it could be fixed by now, but I can certainly imagine it freaking some people out.
  20. I think the ride I was thinking of was Little Dipper at Little Amerricka, which I had heard had good airtime for a ride of it's size, but looking back that clue was stupidly vague and could be many coasters, so here's a better set of clues for a different coaster: -It's in the USA, east of the Mississippi river -This ride shares its name with a kiddie coaster over 1500 miles away -That kiddie coaster happens to sit right next to a different rollercoaster with the same exact layout as my coaster, but made by a different manufacturer -Variants of this ride's same exact layout have been made by at least three different manufacturers according to RCDB
  21. Appears so, I've never seen two train operation with just one station in action.
  22. Among my 1-1.5 dozen visits, I've seen Batwing run two trains exactly twice, I think most recently in 2018, maybe 2019. I think the reason is staffing rather than maintenance, since you need a crew twice the size. However, for whatever reason, I don't think I spotted Batwing's 2nd train (or ME and JJ's FWIW) anywhere on the track.
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