Diamondbacker27 wrote:Do you guys think that Winterfest will really have that huge of a turn out?
Remember that coaster enthusiasts aren't the target market for Winterfest so this terrible ride lineup probably won't matter too much to most people. I don't expect a HUGE turnout, but they don't need a huge turnout. These events generally attract families and by their very nature lead to a large increase in in-park spending per guest. They're being conservative and keeping costs low. I'm sure they'll do a great job with the lights, I'm sure the shows will be nice. If you live nearby and have a season pass you should absolutely go, check out the atmosphere, support the event by buying some merchandise and hot chocolate or something and then power ride Mystic Timbers which will likely be a walk-on.
It's an event for locals, and even for enthusiasts it's better than what you had last year but I'd definitely go on a road trip to Six Flags St. Louis, Dollywood or even Great Adventure if you're feeling ambitious and actually want to ride some coasters in the winter.
But hey... there's nothing wrong with being able to ride Mystic Timbers in December.