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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Blizzard Beach
Epcot, Magic Kingdom, & Animal Kingdom
Fun Spot America- Kissimmeee
Universal Orlando/Islands of Adventure
Disney California Adventure
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Knott's Berry Farm
SeaWorld San Diego
Belmont Park
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Nickelodeon Universe (MN)
Family Kingdom
Pavilion Park/Broadway at the Beach
Free Fall Thrill Park, Myrtle SkyWheel, & Mini Golf
South of the Border/Pedroland
Holiday World
Indiana Beach
Indiana Caverns
Canobie Lake Park
Cedar Point
Six Flags Great Adventure

Legoland California
SeaWorld San Diego
Disneyland, January
Disney California Adventure, January
Six Flags Mexico
La Feria de Chapultepec
Wildlife World
Castles n' Coasters
World Waterpark
West Edmonton Mall
Six Flags Magic Mountain, January
Gunstock Mountain + World's Largest Arcade
VR Park Dubai / Dubai Mall
Ferrari World
FunWorks / Yas Mall
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Yas Waterworld
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Global Village
Legoland Dubai
Adventureland (UAE)
Aquaventure (Atlantis)
Wild Wadi
Burj Khalifa & Ski Dubai
Carowinds- Spring
Dollywood- Spring
Pigeon Forge Fun- Spring
Six Flags Great Adventure Opening Day
Hersheypark Opening Day
Six Flags New England- April
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios
Disney Village
Parc Asterix
Eiffel Tower
Parc Saint Paul
Lake Compounce
Cedar Point
Conneaut Lake Park
Canada's Wonderland
Niagara Falls
Six Flags Darien Lake
Kings Island
Indianapolis Zoo
John Ivers Backyard/Blue Flash
Holiday World/Holiwood Nights
Kentucky Kingdom
Six Flags New England- Cyborg Review
Canobie Lake Park
Six Flags New England- Goliath Only
Great Escape and Lake George
Six Flags New England- Redemption
Brockton Fair
Story Land- Coasting for Kids
Adventureland (NY)
Adventurer's Park Family Entertainment Center
Luna Park
Deno's Wonder Wheel Park & Coney Island
Adventureland (Iowa)
Arnolds Park
Nickelodeon Universe/Mall of America
Noah's Ark
Mount Olympus
Funtown U.S.A.
Palace Playland
Dutch Wonderland
Hersheypark- Summer
Kings Dominion
Fun Land of Fredericksburg
Edaville Family Theme Park
Cinecitta World
Rainbow MagicLand
Tivoli Gardens
Hansa Park
Hamburg DOM
Heide Park
Walibi Holland
Movie Park Germany
Parque de Atracciones Madrid
Parque Warner Madrid
Enchanted Forest
Oregon State Fair
Oaks Park
Seaside, Lusse Scooters, and Fascination
Wild Waves Theme Park
PNE Playland
Washington State Fair (Puyallup Fair)
Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Universal Studios Florida, Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Florida (Part 2- Daytime)
Islands of Adventure (Part 1- Hagrid's Line from Hell)
Islands of Adventure (Part 2- Everything Else)
Magic Kingdom (Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
Canobie Lake Park- Screeemfest
Lake Compounce- Haunted Graveyard
Six Flags New England- Fright Fest
Dollywood- Smoky Mountain Christmas
Pigeon Forge- Island, JurASSic Jungle Boat, Alpine Coasters
Gatlinburg Fun- Anakeesta, Haunts, & Rowdy Bear Mountain
NASCAR SpeedPark
Carowinds- Fall
Stratosphere Tower
Big Apple Coaster (aka Manhattan Express)
Las Vegas and Grand Canyon Touristy Stuff
Six Flags Magic Mountain- Holiday in the Park
Disneyland- Christmas
Disney California Adventure- Christmas
Knott's Berry Farm
Pacific Park
Nickelodeon Universe (NJ)
Six Flags Great Adventure- Holiday in the Park

Fun World
Disney's Hollywood Studios, February
Magic Kingdom, February
Animal Kingdom- February
Fun Spot Kissimmee, February
Busch Gardens Tampa
SeaWorld Orlando
Magic Kingdom, March
Disney's Hollywood Studios, March
Fun Spot Kissimee, March
Fun Spot Orlando
Luna Park/Coney Island
Lawrence Carnival/Revere Carnival
Six Flags New England Opening Weekend
Kings Dominion
Go-Karts Plus
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Six Flags America
Six Flags Great Adventure
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Kemah Boardwalk
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
SeaWorld San Antonio
Fiesta Carnival (Wade Shows)
Six Flags Mexico
La Feria de Chapultepec
Six Flags St. Louis
St. Louis & Incredible Pizza Company
City Museum
Branson Mountain Coasters & Lambert's Cafe
Bigfoot on the Strip
Silver Dollar City
Worlds of Fun
PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center
Six Flags New England- Harley Quinn Spinsanity
Sesame Place
Lake Compounce
Yokohama Cosmoworld
Universal Studios Japan
Washuzan Highland
New Reoma World
Hirakata Park
Nagashima Spa Land
Parque Espana
Legoland Japan
Higashiyama Zoo
Hamanako Pal Pal
Tobu Zoo
Tokyo Dome City
Fuji-Q Highland
Tokyo Joypolis
Sea Paradise
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Adventure City
Knott's Berry Farm
Canobie Lake Park
Funtown U.S.A.
Palace Playland
Lake George/Mini Golf
Great Escape
Water Wizz
Atlantic Beach Park
Washington County Fair
Fun Spot Atlanta
Lake Winnepesaukah
Alabama Splash Adventure
Six Flags Over Georgia
Wisp Resort
Fun Fore All
Cedar Point
Columbus Zoo
Kings Island
Kentucky Kingdom
Beech Bend
Holiday World
Coney Island
Stricker's Grove
Camden Park
Disney's Hollywood Studios- Toy Story Land
Animal Kingdom- September
Magic Kingdom- September
Sea World Orlando- Fall
International Drive
Big E
Canobie Screeemfest
Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard
Six Flags New England Fright Fest
Knott's Merry Farm
Universal Studios Hollywood
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Disney California Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure
California's Great America
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
San Francisco

Revere Carnival
Six Flags New England (Opening Day)
Lake Compounce
Six Flags New England (Joker's First Day)
Michigan's Adventure
Indiana Beach
Holiday World
Splashin' Safari
Six Flags Great America
Dollywood minus Lightning Rod
Dollywood's Splash Country
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Mountain Coasters
Pigeon Forge Tourist Traps
Six Flags Great Adventure
Casino Pier
Playland's Castaway Cove
Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Morey's Piers
Sesame Place
Clementon Park
DelGrosso's Amusement Park
Great Escape
Huck Finn's Playland
Story Land
Attitash Mountain Resort
Whale's Tale Water Park
Brockton Fair
Canobie Lake Park
Dollywood (Still no Lightning Rod)
Goats on the Roof, GA
Fun Junction
ZDT's Amusement Park
SeaWorld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Sandy Lake Amusement Park
Six Flags Over Texas
Canobie Lake Park, Visit 2
York's Wild Kingdom
Funtown U.S.A.
Adult Night at the Boston's Children's Museum
Berkshire Mountain Coaster/Lake George
Thorpe Park
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
South Pier
Alton Towers
Ferrari Land
Grona Lund
Kolmarden Zoo
Oktoberfest Part 1- Coasters & Flume
Oktoberfest Part 2- Insane Flat Rides & Dark Rides
Oktoberfest Part 3- Beer and Things to Do While Drunk
Bayern Park
Skyline Park
Europa Park
Holiday Park
Chessington World of Adventures
Kolbensattel Alpine Coaster & Bavaria
Six Flags New England in the Rain
Canobie Screeemfest
Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard
SeaWorld Orlando & Aquatica
Universal Orlando/Islands of Adventure
Fun Spot Orlando
Fun Spot Kissimmee
Legoland Florida
Busch Gardens Tampa
Six Flags New England Holiday in the Park
Dollywood at Christmas and Lightning Rod!

Fun World
Disney's California Adventure
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Knott's Berry Farm
Six Flags Over Georgia
Pigeon Forge
Kentucky Kingdom
Kings Island
Cedar Point
Dorney Park
Six Flags Great Adventure
Coney Island
York's Wild Kingdom
Funtown U.S.A.
Canobie Lake Park
Story Land
Cranmore Adventure Park
Attitash Mountain Resort
Santa's Village (in summer)
Marshfield Fair
Granby Zoo
La Ronde
Killington Resort
Okemo Mountain Resort
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Bowcraft Amusement Park
Camelback Mountain Resort
Party Zone USA
Big E
Canada's Wonderland
Niagara Falls Fun
Sky High Adventure Park
Lake Compounce
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Six Flags New England
Santa's Village (in winter)
iPlay America
Six Flags Great Adventure (Holiday in the Park)

Disney's California Adventure
Knott's Berry Farm
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
California's Great America
Alameda County Fair
Waterworld California
SeaWorld San Diego
Belmont Park

Canobie Lake Park
Great Escape

Fun World

Once the calendar flips to January, it’s a dark time for coaster enthusiasts in the northeast. While some enthusiasts flock to Florida, most can be found buried under blankets, sipping hot chocolate, and clutching their phones with a kung fu death grip watching random Vekoma death machines, jealous of the beating riders are experiencing. Anything to get their coaster fix.

But I broke free of my blankets and decided I would ride a coaster. So I booked a February flight to Orlando courtesy of Spirit. If I can travel to Europe for two weeks in just a backpack, I can survive a weekend out of an 8” X 8” X 8” or whatever asinine bag size they allow for free. Until then my coaster options seemed bleak as the temperatures were below what Six Flags even considers a minimum operating temperature.

But I wanted a coaster now. Then I remembered I was a mere half hour away from New England’s best coaster in the month of January (that last prepositional phase is important). Of course I’m talking about none other than Fun World’s Orient Express. Bold statement? I know. I didn’t want to cause any controversy naming an alpine coaster. Everyone agrees a Wisdom Orient Express is a coaster.

Full disclaimer, I already had the Orient Express credit. Would going out of my way solely to ride a kiddie coaster be insane? Absolutely. But I was passing Nashua on the way to a Patriots game party and this Orient Express also happens to be located at my favorite arcade in the area. So it was a win all around for myself and my Patriots on Saturday.

As I approached coaster salvation, Fun World’s towering 50 foot castle beckoned as I drove down the road. Now don’t get your hopes up. This isn’t a Disney castle. This isn’t even one of those Chinese ripoff Disney castles. But compared to the generic boxy Dave and Buster’s, I’ll happily take the Fun World’s character even if the castle doesn’t look like it has been updated since the 1980s.

I'm guessing they've never changed this sign.

Ignore the fallen light post.

Enough dilly dallying, I know you all want to see the coaster. The Orient Express stands a whopping 117 feet tall. Whoops I got that mixed up with Worlds of Fun’s Orient Express. This one is 180 feet above sea level, which when you remove Nashua’s 150 foot tall elevation and the ride’s placement on the second level, you are left with a 10 foot tall roller coaster.

The facility has a single operator bouncing between their three rides. Honestly the most impressive of all the rides may be their double decker carousel. Yes this indoor FEC not only has a carousel, but it’s a freaking double decker carousel that stands a good 30 feet tall. Then there’s a mini Himalaya for the real daredevils out there. I got no weird looks from the operator (he had the same indifferent face for everyone in line) and plopped myself down second from the back.

As I waited for the restraint check, I couldn’t help but notice the small details. The random Pinocchio squatting in the center of the helix, the mirrors surrounding the coaster, and instead of painting the car numbers, Fun World uses an engineer’s best friend, duct tape. Yes they literally slapped a piece of duct tape on the back of the cars and labeled 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 in Sharpie.

“Wait where’s 4?” But before I could finish that thought we rumbled out of the station. According to Ultimate Roller Coaster, this coaster used to have 7 cars. Guess it only has 6 now.

Just because a car was removed doesn’t mean a ride is bad. Look at the Voyage. But in this case, Orient Express is a kiddie coaster. As far as kiddie coasters go, this one is decently enjoyable. There’s one bad jerk returning to the station, but outside of that it’s smooth. If this coaster were outside, slapped in a parking lot, this would be a completely mediocre coaster. However, there’s a novelty to an indoor coaster where you genuinely could hit the roof if you raise your hands.

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And I present New England's best coaster in January.

I can't think of another park where a carousel is the tallest attraction.

After three laps on the Orient Express, I had my coaster fix. So I spent the rest of my time playing the arcade games I grew up with. I wouldn’t call Fun World a retro arcade, but it’s not quite a modern arcade either. Yes they have some app based games like Crossy Road and Temple Run, but 80-90% of their games are either non-redemption games or the redemption games from the 1990’s.

One of the other major benefits of Fun World is the price. Remember when arcade games cost just 25 cents. Most arcades now have the card based system where you pay X credits to play (see this is why credit whoring is useful). Fun World still has tokens, gold for arcade enthusiasts. More than that, most of the games I played only cost 25 cents! That’s unheard of today.

Unfortunately about 20% of the games I played were broken, but the collection was rare and diverse enough that I was able to look past this issue (after getting my token back of course). Some of the highlights were:

Pinball- This is still my favorite arcade game. They had a stellar mix of old and new machines. My personal favorite was the X-Men machine. Having Magneto magnetically interfere with the ball was a very clever use of IP and really increased the uniqueness and difficulty level on the machine.

Basket Fever- Everyone is familiar with skeeball. However, my local arcade had a variant on the timeless classic where you rolled balls into basketball hoops. This game disappeared along with my local arcade, but Fun World allowed me to relive my childhood.

World Series 99- Yes MLB the Show is a technologically more impressive game. The Show has far superior graphics and more advanced controls. But there’s something genuinely cool playing my favorite sport on an oversized cabinet.

Bowling- For just $2 (or 8 tokens) you can play a full 10 string game of bowling. Sure the alley isn’t quite regulation size, but tell me where else you can play bowling for a price that low.

I was only able to fit half of the arcade's pinball machine's in this shot. They're tucked away in the back.

Magneto's powers lend himself very well to a pinball machine. I can see why Wolverine has had difficulty with him all these years.

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1999 Pedro Martinez in a video game is basically a cheat code. So of course I used him.

Why is the left lane different? Who knows. But for $2, I wasn't going to question it.

For hard core arcade enthusiasts, I should also point out that Fun World has a Galaxian 3 cabinet. From what I understand, this was at one point the “World’s Largest Video Game.” Unfortunately the game has been tarped over for at least the past year and the roof was leaking near the classic game.

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This must be a sad sight for fans of classic arcade games.

Will I return to Fun World again this year? Without a doubt. Dave and Buster’s can’t hold a candle to Fun World. Will I ride the coaster again? Not this year. I’ll probably ride it again in future years though. If you’re an arcade fan, Fun World is the place for you. If you’re solely a coaster enthusiast, Fun World is not the place for you unless you’re a true credit whore.
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Re: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby coneyislandchris » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:02 am

The kiddo and I ended up making a stop here after Canobie Lake Park last year -- yes, to get the credit, but also to have some fun at an arcade. I gotta say, we ended up spending so much time downstairs playing redemption games that we nearly lost track of time and forgot about the stuff upstairs. I'll definitely be making a return trip the next time we're up that way.

And it's not just "could" slap your hands on the ceiling, in my case it was "did, saw the ceiling panel move, then thought better of having a mirrored tile come crashing down on our heads". Yikes. :lol:
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Re: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:44 am

^ That's exactly why I kept my hands safely tucked onto the safety bar. Guess that confirms my hypothesis. :lol:
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm

Disney's Hollywood Studios and America's Worst Airline

Walt Disney World is impossible to fully experience in two days. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about that. The resort simply has too much awesomeness. Normally I’d give myself a week, but I now have the opportunity for some spontaneous weekend trips through a high school friend.

His spouse works at Walt Disney World, which means he has guest passes available whenver he visits the park. That’s a coaster enthusiast’s dream to hear! Since he has a normal Monday-Friday job, the visits are restricted to weekends he’s free and when there's cheap airfare available. Naturally I took him up on an offer to visit amidst the northeast's wintery weather.

But first the whole trip was almost ruined by Spirit Airlines, aka the Greyhound Bus of the Sky. Skip the next few paragraphs if you just want to read about the Mouse.

Travel Start

To maximize my time at Disney, my ideal flight would depart late Friday and return late Sunday. And wouldn't you know Spirit offered a $30 one way flight to Orlando at 6:45 pm on Friday. That was perfect. With any luck I may even have enough time to pop into Fun Spot on the way to the hotel. Spirit simply laughed. They had a reputation to uphold as America's worst airline.

I knew Spirit was notorious for two things- ridiculous bag fees and lateness. Both are expected for such a bargain price. I avoided the first by cramming everything into a tiny drawsting bag. After going to Europe for 2 weeks in just one backpack, this was child’s play. I was at Spirit’s mercy on the latter. It was so bad I couldn't help but laugh at the insanity of the situation, except when my flight seemed largely at risk of being cancelled.

Prior to reaching the airport, I received an alert my flight was delayed 2.5 hours. Well that axed Fun Spot, but still would get me to Orlando at a reasonable hour. Then on the way to the airport, I received an alert my flight was delayed another hour. Well I was already on the way, so I figured I mind as well keep going. After getting through TSA in less than 5 minutes (figures that happens when I’m in absolutely no rush), my departure was now midnight. Needless to say I was skeptical it would even take off.

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And the delays begin.

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Guess Fun Spot isn't happening tonight.

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Add another hour for good measure.

I was one of many who swarmed the Spirit Gate. There had to be another option. And there was! A flight to Tampa at 8:30. It was inconvenient but at least I could make it to Disney. As I was about to switch, I received an alert my flight was now set to depart at 8. I was bewildered but wasn't going to complain!

Not even 20 minutes later, I received an alert the flight was again scheduled for midnight. I had seen enough. I switched to the Tampa flight for no extra cost which was at the gate and ready to board.

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Could it be? My prayers were answered and my flight was pushed up 3 hours!

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"Nah, let's just eff with people"- Spirit

The rich part is why my flight to Orlando was delayed. The plane was on the tarmac. Spirit had borrowed a crew from JetBlue. So what was wrong? Apparently the flight path from Boston to Orlando brought us by Winter Storm Mateo. For those keeping track of weather, Mateo was in the midwest. So let me get this straight. A plane traveling to Orlando was grounded yet a plane flying 60 miles west was unaffected and boarding. Wtf?

I landed just after midnight. Getting a one-way rental car was a nuisance, but I deserved it for my frugality. In the end my Spirit flight plus the rental car cost as much as a JetBlue flight. But at least I still made it to Orlando and got a true Spirit experience in the meantime.

Travel End

With just 2 days at the resort, we planned a greatest hits tour of Walt Disney World. I chose the 2-3 rides at each park I absolutely wanted to ride and anything else would be gravy. Batting leadoff was the park that would be the shortest visit, Hollywood Studios.

As we approached the park, I caught glimpses of both Star Wars Land and Slinky Dog Dash. Without a doubt, I’ll be returning later this year for the wiener dog themed coaster but today I had two rides on the agenda- Tower of Terror and Rock “n” Roller Coaster. While I also love Toy Story Mania, it already had a sizable queue as we entered the lot.

After passing through the front gate around 9:30, we made a right hand turn down Sunset Boulevard for the resort’s top thrill ride combo. Since it lacked a single rider line, we both agreed to start with Tower of Terror, which was a 13 minute wait (aka a walk-on).

Tower of Terror is the pinnacle of Disney imagineering. The facade is iconic. The interior queue and pre-show set the tone for the ride to follow. And then the ride itself is still the best drop tower in the world by far. Sure towers like Hurakan Condor and Lex Luthor have better drops, but none of them offer the same theming and ride length as Tower of Terror.

I’ve ridden the version at Disneyland more often than the one at Hollywood Studios. While that one is still incredible, it's missing two things- the ominous 5th dimension room and random drop sequence. The latter was particularly refreshing. I got the perfect mix of stomach wrenching drops and rapid airtime filled ascents.

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I love Guardians of the Galaxy. It's one of the better Marvel movies. But I will shed a tear if I see Star Lord anywhere near this tower.

We were hopeful to encounter an equally short wait at Rock “n” Roller Coaster but were stunned to see a 90 minute wait this early. No thank you. Instead we used the single rider line. Through a stroke of luck and no one in the normal queue when we reached the station (the pre-show timing was off), they had to fill half a train with single riders. So we ended up in the same row 20-30 minutes later.

For an indoor coaster, the theming is quite good, particularly in the launch area. For a Vekoma looper, it's also remarkably smooth. Going in, I had remembered the coaster being equal to Flight of Fear and Poltergeist. Unfortunately it was a bit weaker than I remembered. The launch didn't have the same kick I remembered and it meandered around quite a bit, but the inversions were strong and it's still a fun coaster. 7.5 out of 10

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I didn't know Hanes made guitar picks.

We wanted to snag another ride on Tower of Terror, but the queue had creeped up to 45 minutes. Because neither of us had been on Star Tours since the Last Jedi scenes were added, we waited 25 minutes to see Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe, and mysteriously no Rey.

As a huge Star Wars fan who actually enjoyed Last Jedi (I seem to be one of the few), I was impressed. Star Tours has always been one of my favorite simulators so I’ll always welcome new scenes. I’d especially welcome my pipe dream scene of Jar Jar being executed, but that may be a tad out of place at a Disney park. Then again this is the company who regularly kills off the parents and villains in animated flicks.

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Star Tours > Spirit Airlines

We had Space Mountain fastpasses at 1 so we decided to park hop over to Magic Kingdom. To be continued...
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Re: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:00 am

Yeah, you may be thinking you're getting a deal flying Sprit or some of the other 'Low Cost Carriers' but really it costs you more in the long run! Whether it's your time, sanity, actual money, or whatever, you get what you pay for!

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Postby Dombot » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Tower of Terror is the pinnacle of Disney imagineering. The facade is iconic. The interior queue and pre-show set the tone for the ride to follow. And then the ride itself is still the best drop tower in the world by far. Sure towers like Hurakan Condor and Lex Luthor have better drops, but none of them offer the same theming and ride length as Tower of Terror.


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Re: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby JordyC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 am

What a great report! It's a shame about the troubles you had with your flight, but it seems like you still had a great trip. Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to the next update!
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Re: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby coasterbill » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 am

Great report!

Personally after flying more and more of these ULCCs I'm beginning to find myself pretty firmly on the Frontier Airlines bandwagon. They often get lumped in with Spirit and Allegiant but they don't deserve to be. Their on-time performance last year was 78.91%, a virtual tie with American Airlines. They also beat Southwest and beat Spirit and JetBlue handily. Allegiant wasn't even ranked, but in my experience they've been horrible. :lol:

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Postby Ape » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:40 am

I am enjoying the report. look forward to reading more.

Southwest and Frontier have both been good to me and I have no complaints. Southwest gets the edge for me with their response to the United Airlines beating that happened. " We beat our competition not our customers".

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Re: Canobie Coaster's 2018 US Adventures

Postby CaptainUnknown » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:54 pm

Am I literally the only person in the world who has yet to have a bad experience with Spirit's punctuality? Flying from Tampa to Minneapolis with a 4 hour layover in Chicago last May, both flights landed early, but I saw at least three Spirit flights delayed during my layover. I will agree with their ridiculous bag fees though as I've been charged multiple times for having overweight luggage.

But great report so far!
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