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I love the way Vortex looks with the green and black paint. That's the one thing that the park needs to do is paint the coasters. Especially Demon & Vortex they are both really faded really bad. At the bottom of the first drop on Demon you can even see the white paint from when it was Turn of the Century! Vortex is just faded and peeling quite a bit.

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At the bottom of the first drop on Demon you can even see the white paint from when it was Turn of the Century! Vortex is just faded and peeling quite a bit.

 

Is that 'Turn of the Century' white or is that a primer? It looked like a greyish white to me...but it does need a nice coat of paint, it will give it a fresh look. Flight Deck on the other hand has always looked cool in it's matte faded black look.

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^I'll have to keep a lookout for this...you know what my cousin look like by now, you can have loads of fun chasing and tormenting her, she's an easy target as you saw

 

haha, She's the one who challenged me and said I couldn't make my clowns come after her I'm not sure when the next time i'll be out in costume will be, I just got lucky it was a slow sunday so my boss let me run around for about 45 mins, it was nice to know I still haven't lost my touch hearing guests ask where my character went for the rest of the night

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So now I'm seeing speculation of the Raiders to possibly share the stadium with the 49ers in Santa Clara. A lot of this has risen since Al Davis, owner of the Raiders, passed away this past weekend. On the flip side, there is speculation of them moving to LA. Honestly, having both (rival) teams at a single stadium sounds like a bad move on the park's behalf...you can expect violence between rival fans, and can see a shift in demographics at CGA (as in, the "Going Dumb, flat brimmed hat, white 5xl shirt, and saggy down to the knees" crowd). As it stands right now (to me anyway), CGA seems to have a nice clean family environment. Yes there are teens, young adults, etc. But there's a lot of people who seem to be there just to enjoy the day. Perhaps I'm over thinking this. One of the articles I read was here: http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_19088739

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The Raiders and the 49ers aren't exactly rivals. They play in different conferences and rarely play each other outside of the preseason. The Giants and Jets of New York share a stadium and it works well for them. I could see a shared stadium working well in the bay area also.

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The Raiders and the 49ers aren't exactly rivals. They play in different conferences and rarely play each other outside of the preseason. The Giants and Jets of New York share a stadium and it works well for them. I could see a shared stadium working well in the bay area also.

 

I should have clarified...a lot of the rivalry exists more or less within its fans but that is a good point, only a couple games they actually play each other. I guess my concern more or less lies on Raider games. I'm not sure how 49er fans are since I've never attended a 49er game but I have been to a Raider game and I wouldn't exactly call it a 'family-friendly' experience as a baseball game would.

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I would hate for that area of Santa Clara to turn like that, I feel it would be a big mistake to put the two teams together in the same stadium. A repeat of what happened this year wouldn't be good for the park or the area. For those of you don't know this years Raider/49er game caused lots of fights and a few shootings.

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Is "that city that shall not be named" Oakland or Richmond. Or both

 

The rumor with the 49ers and Raiders playing in the same stadium is very possible, though don't the Raiders already have the Coliseum?

 

The other rumor with Cedar Fair still managing CGA, I think that it can happen, plus platinum passes are still on sale for 2012. I'm fine with CF still managing since they know how to run an amusement park, though what JMA has to do is invest in the park. CGA needs something big that will wipe SFDK off the map. The way to do that is do something SFDK can't: Build a hyper coaster!

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Does anybody know of any videos for Cornstalkers and Werewolf Canyon? Those are the only two I haven't seen videos of.
Being the darkest mazes of the bunch, I doubt there is. I haven't seen any videos of CS or Werewolf Canyon throughout the entire time Haunt's existed, only the 'indoor' mazes.

That's too bad.

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Does anybody know of any videos for Cornstalkers and Werewolf Canyon? Those are the only two I haven't seen videos of.

 

We don't exactly allow filming in the mazes, so that could also explain why you're having a hard time finding them

 

That's true, last season with the employee preview night, I thought I'd video tape walking through Club Blood, less than a minute in, I was stopped by a supervisor and told I could no longer video tape in the maze. I'd assume safety plays a factor in not allowing video taping inside of the mazes.

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Not only that but people tend to slow down when they have the camera in hand as they want to video tape every detail, adjust settings until they can see something, thus holding things back for those behind them. When I film in scare zones, I tend to slow down my pace, almost to a stop and also happen to make adjustments so I can get a decent shot. Of course, I move aside so people can pass.

 

Also, as most people shoot in "Auto Mode" as far as taking photos, you then get bright flashes destroying the environment of the maze (and possibly some horrible photos as well). So from this standpoint, it makes sense to eliminate picture taking altogether.

 

I'm sure safety also plays a huge role too. Someone gets startled and drops their camera. Now you suddenly have a tripping hazard behind them, plus now panicking people who 'lost their camera.' Also, being in a tighter space, one can suddenly turn around, jamming their camera right into a person behind them or accidentally knock into the talent. On a different and similar note, last year, my brother forgot to take off his hat when going through Toy Factory's "Squeeze Hallway" and a few steps in, his hat falls off his head. Luckily his girlfriend behind him happened to catch it. Otherwise, I could see a similar situation of "Oh no, I lost my hat in the hallway! Get everybody to stop going through so I can get it!"

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