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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:50 am

Cedar Fair must have bought 500 of those giant skeletons because there were just as many at CP! I think KI does a fantastic job with Haunt - more than just masks and simple make up & set design. I love the original storylines and the effort each department gives.

And then there's all that fog that fills in the valleys of Diamondback which makes it even more fun! Great report!
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:57 pm

Great Kings Island Haunt report! But - where are the sexy gentlemen???? :wink:

And that first skeleton you saw, looks like he's doing the Macarena or something, lol!
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:52 am

bert425 wrote:Great start to this thread. Kings Island is a park I've not been to (eventually I'll get there to ride the Beast), so it's always great to see TRs from there.

Thank you!
bert425 wrote:as to the Science song. . I had to assume it was Thomas Dolby. .and a quick Youtube search found it :)

looks like a medley of "She Blinded Me with Science", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Monster Mash"

:)


Yep, that's the song! I love how they mash up a bunch of songs and they seamlessly flow from one to the other.

PKI Jizzman wrote:Cedar Fair must have bought 500 of those giant skeletons because there were just as many at CP! I think KI does a fantastic job with Haunt - more than just masks and simple make up & set design. I love the original storylines and the effort each department gives.

And then there's all that fog that fills in the valleys of Diamondback which makes it even more fun! Great report!

I wonder who built them? I can only imagine carving out those giant skulls or whatever they did. Would be a cool job to have!

Nrthwnd wrote:Great Kings Island Haunt report! But - where are the sexy gentlemen???? :wink:

And that first skeleton you saw, looks like he's doing the Macarena or something, lol!

Thank you! There are definitely some sexy gentlemen in the show too, but I already had a ton of pictures and the best ones I got were of the women. I'll try to make more of a point to get some pictures of the men next time ;)

Next TR will either be Coney Island from a few weeks ago or SFGAm from this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned!
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby cfc » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:09 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:Cedar Fair must have bought 500 of those giant skeletons because there were just as many at CP!!


They had them at Kings Dominion last year, too.
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:23 pm

RAWKIN_coaster38 wrote:...Thank you! There are definitely some sexy gentlemen in the show too, but I already had a ton of pictures and the best ones I got were of the women. I'll try to make more of a point to get some pictures of the men next time ;)


Thanks and :kiss: (The young pervert still in me, thanks you.)
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:13 pm

I'll probably have to split this into two posts because I took so many pictures. :lol:

So, as promised, SFGAm!!

My one and only previous trip to SFGAm had been in 2014. I went alone on a weekend (late summer or early fall, I can't remember exactly) and the park was decently busy. Goliath was new that year and I managed to snag three rides on it. It was my first RMC and blew me away, but now that I've ridden most of the North American RMCs, Goliath has fallen to the bottom of my list. Naturally, I was excited to ride Maxx Force, see how Goliath has held up in these 5 years, and catch the coasters I missed the first go around.

I won't bore you with a long play-by-play of the day, but I'll mention some of the highlights:
-Maxx Force was unbelievable! Great start to the day
-Cold weather = shorter waits even on a Fright Fest Saturday. Except for Maxx Force, of course
-Raging Bull is now Raging Cold
-Speaking of Raging Bull, did they remove some trims since 2014? My ride in 2014 seemed way more trimmed than my ride last weekend. It's still one of my lesser-preferred hypers, but I appreciate it now way more than I did.
-We found the cheat code for Goliath and Joker. Single rider line. Saved us an hour+ wait later in the day. We even got to ride in the front and back (not sure why it seemed like the back kept getting unfilled) and stick with our party a couple of times. One of the trains also had 3-4 rows that were single rider only. So that helped a lot as well. So... cheat code. Now you know.
-Although Goliath is my least-favorite RMC, it's still the best coaster in the park, esp at night!
-The Fright Fest stuff looked fun, but I wasn't going to spend $30 for the mazes and sacrifice more coaster rides.
-Overall, a great return trip! I was able to do everything I wanted to do, including rerides on my favorites (besides Maxx Force)

On to the photos!
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Gotta start the day out right!
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We're here early and ready to go!
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MaX-X-X-X Force
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This inversion looks even more massive in person
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Oooh boy!
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Great hangtime here
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This is what I like to see! We had a train to ourselves (at least as far as the left side is concerned)
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Spoiler alert: X-Flight has gotten a bit rough in the back during the second half of the coaster. Not sure if it was just an off day for it or if this is the usual.
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Even the worst RMC is better than 90% of other coasters
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This looks familiar.... can't think of where I've seen it before
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The Flash???
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This has also gotten a bit rough. We rode towards the front. I still prefer my ex home park (SFDK's) mod version
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Rode this later in the day. Hadn't had a chance on my first trip and I can confirm that it's now my favorite of the Batman clones
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Batman is still a fun and incredibly forceful ride, but it may or may not give you an aneurysm if you ride it in the back
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Next up: another new credit for Janae and one of the slowest moving lines complete with phone retrieval "short delay in operation."
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I can confirm that Six Flags still does not know how to operate a flying coaster efficiently.
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Am I at CGA? It's amazing how similar these parks look in some areas
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Don't eat corn syrup or this might be you
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"Whatever you do...don't...go in...the shed!!"
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Gotta love a B&M hyper!
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I seem to remember Raging Bull being more "trimmy" the last time I rode it
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This was running great on my trip!! Definitely appreciate it more but...
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Diamondback is still better
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Raging Bull is hereby deemed "Raging Cold"
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I love what they did with the place.
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Crack kills, kids
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Despite visiting CGA a fair amount in the past, this was actually my first time on any of the two-tiered carousels
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The views were great! And they slowed down the music to make it sound more creepy and in theme with Fright Fest
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For the carousel nerds. This carousel is gorgeous!
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Condor: a classic! Also my first time on one of these rides.
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:20 pm

Great TR! I wish I could have been there, it looks like you had an awesome day! SFGAm is definitely on my list of parks I want to visit soon.

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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby DILinator » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:56 pm

Geeat TR, Janae! It was a blast to go to the park with you, and my kids, and I look forward to our next park connection, whenever and wherever that may be! :D

I am planning on posting a TR as well sometime, but I didn't take as many pictures as you, so I'm glad you got a bunch. Plus, everybody's still waiting with bated breath I'm sure for Part 2 of my CW TR, so I need to decide whether to skip over that to do GAm! :lol:
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:40 am

Part II: SFGAm gets creepy

Halloween is my favorite time of year (yes, Halloween is a time of year and not a specific day) so even though I did not do the mazes at SFGAm, I still reveled in the atmosphere of Fright Fest. The park got increasingly busy, so it was tougher for us to find rides that had <20-30 minutes of wait. American Eagle, Viper, Demon, and Whizzer were a few with manageable lines. Raging Bull had a moderately longer wait (30-40 ish) but we wanted to ride it at night so we waited anyway.

One interesting note about Fright Fest: DILinator's kids were terrified of the scareactors but the scareactors did not seem to discriminate between scaring teens/adults and young children (I didn't see that as much at KI Haunt when we visited), so we avoided the scare zones as much as possible because of this. In the last hour or so of operation, I took a detour to check out one of the scare zones towards the back of the park. It had mysteriously cleared out as well as a few of the others moving toward the front of the park. Upon rejoining my group, we headed over to ride Mardi Gras Hangover and found where all the scareactors were. ALL of them had moved into the front areas of the park and were basically swarming everyone. There was nothing we could do except get the kids through as quickly as possible. However, as I mentioned, the scareactors did not seem to care or notice that the kids did not want to be scared. At one point, a scareactor was bothering DILinator's 13-year-old despite her huddling against me in fear, and I said to him, "Don't bother her, she's young!"

After our hangover, I went to hit up the Joker and Goliath single rider lines one last time before closing. Apparently the scareactors had convened at the very front of the park and were scaring people exiting the park. DILinator has some funny stories about their "escape" that hopefully he will share here.

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Some of the costumes were so incredibly creepy and awesome
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American Eagle has been overtaken by Spiders.
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Goliath at night is awesome!
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Muwah ha ha!
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Okay... CGA needs to get their sh*t together because Demon with all the effects working is AWESOME!! Especially at night! Although the ride itself is a bit rough, the cool lights, music, and sound effects made it worth riding, for sure!
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How many parks are NOT more frickin awesome at night with fog??
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This was a very cool touch that locals should love! The park put together a cemetery of old, "dead" rides which even included some ride parts and signs
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Not the only Rolling Thunder that the storm's over for...
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I just noticed that it's car #13... heh.
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I didn't know what 90% of the rides were, but it was still cool to pay my respects
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I'm picking up what you dropped there, Great America!
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Don't put baby in the corner
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"They said 'Save the Whizzer' and Shockwave became chopped liver" "Iron Wolf: Couldn't stand it" xD
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Back to your regularly-scheduled spooky fest
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Ohio??
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Who says Six Flags has no theming? Here is Six Flags theming at Six Flags!
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I told the kids that Fright Fest theming consists 90% of rusty cars and barrels. One of the kids said "it's scary because you could get TB!!"
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Hey a barrel! And propane tanks! AHH super scary fire hazard!
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Praise be to Anton!! Or are we done with that joke now?
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This was about when the scareactors started swarming us
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"Would you like to play a game??"
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This was only my second Free-fly coaster, but these things are really growing on me!
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I'm also trying to establish whether there is an ideal side and row to get optimal flipping. So far I'm saying back row with a fat dude is ideal. Thoughts?
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One of these rides gave me a hangover and the other was a new credit for me... any guesses as to which was which? ;)
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Most aptly named coaster at SFGAm is also the most lit.
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"You know it would be hilarious if someone popped out and grabbed you while you were taking that selfie?" Hahahaha so funny! O.O
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Pumpkin smash head says he is awakening the demons and spirits at Great America
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Has anyone told him Fright Fest is over for the night? The demons and spirits can go home to finish their homework before their high school math test on Monday.
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Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:03 am

Awesome report! I love the main entrance during Fright Fest and a lot of locals rave about some of the shows they put on. Too bad to hear about some of the rides getting rough. That's really strange for VV.
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