40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby jlp94 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:20 am

Here we go! Note that these answers are only based on what I've ridden.

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast (my #12 overall), Goliath at SFGAm (my #8 overall), and X2 (my #6 overall)

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
I whored out Illinois to complete the state in terms of credits, so my grand number because of that is 18 parks even though I only got 37 new creds last year.

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
Tough, it's between Cedar Point and Tripsdrill. Coastermania was such a fun event and I met sooo many great enthusiasts, but I think I gotta say Tripsdrill since I entered that park with absolutely no expectation at all, and was completely blown away by how flawless it is.

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
I don't want to be basic and say Steel Vengeance, but I don't really pay attention to which food and shows are new at each park.

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
Nemesis, Steel Vengeance and Expedition GeForce for sheer amazingness and living up to the hype, but Boss with new track was completely mental. That ride now has 10 moments of ejector airtime in the back car, and I don't recall it running smoother ever. :airtime:

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
Woodcutters at Alton Towers had great food. Also getting to pay my final respects to the tacos at Indiana Beach was good too.

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
Expedition GeForce, and it's my #1 overall. If you're talking about new meaning opened in 2018, um... I didn't ride any others because Wicker Man was down all day for me.

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
SILVER DOLLAR CITY!! For the first time too! :br

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Raptor at Cedar Point

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
That one tiny Dragon Wagon in Bloomington, but in terms of disappointment, Oblivion at Alton Towers did absolutely nothing for me.

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
Easy! El Toro! (Eejanaika for steel)

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
Maxx Force! I've been waiting for a full-circuit launch coaster at my home park for years, and the facts that it'll have a single rider line will increase the number of laps I take on it, and the acceleration will be bonkers.

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Wild Waves up in Seattle

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Expedition Everest

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
Holiday In The Park for running more than 3-4 coasters at each park during the season.

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
Mystic Timbers, because it's actually open.

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
Great America, my home park.

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
Intamin, unless it's a ZacSpin and located in California or a kiddie coaster.

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Dominion I guess for the Intamin and RMC even though I've only been to Island.

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
1.5 hours for Steel Vengeance

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
American Eagle (it my first big coaster too!)

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
The one at Santa's Village in Dundee. That drop surprises me every single time.

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Millennium Force, in terms of the ride itself and just sheer laugh-your-ass-off fun.

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Sky rides. I love taking photos!

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
Photography/filming, eating at JB's Smokehouse, soaking riders on Buccaneer Battle and Roaring Rapids.

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Kings Island but I've only been there and Cedar Point.

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
Six Flags Great America - We have an RMC plus lots of other great coasters including a record-breaking launch coaster for 2019, and for TPR especially, the operations have gone uphill since 2014-2015.

28. Launch or Lift?
Lift, just for the fun of drops.

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
At Alton Towers, and it was a lifesaver.

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Georgia Cyclone overall, Hoosier Hurricane for currently operating.

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
Some are cool, some are cult I guess.

32. Best Batman themed ride?
Are there any others besides the coasters at Six Flags parks?

33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
New memories and opinions.

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
Lightning Rod

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
I got a bunch of nettles on my leg on Galactica. Even the ride ops were confused why I came off with new red marks!

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
I guess so but just because I'm a whore.

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
yaaaaassssss

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
Superman - Ultimate Flight at HITP.

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Churros, easily!

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
The funniest ones... (to decrease size of the post, I just posted the links, but click on them to see the photos)
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YIyUcb0pvfk/WvhTJMbSt3I/AAAAAAAAEsM/AAffTP_t-pgYFG7QKXG98NmbBawCuZD4wCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC01377.JPG
Boomerang at Six Flags St. Louis. I'm on the right side of the front row with the darker shirt.

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Magnum XL-200. I have the X2 shirt in the first row, but that girl in the back row was awesome.


Some of my other favorites...
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Expedition GeForce. I'm on the left with the Goliath shirt.

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Millennium Force. X2 shirt again, and I had so much damn fun. This was a night ride too, keep in mind!

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Smiler. I'm in the RMC shirt, and I love how I actually had a big smile in the photo.
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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:25 am

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
GhostRider, Nitro, Millennium Force.

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
I visited 8 different parks.

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
I had an excellent first visit to CGA. Great weather, rode all the rides I wanted multiple times, short lines, good food, fun time with family. Couldn't have gone better really!

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
That I've experienced, Railblazer! Otherwise the answer would of course be Steel Vengeance.

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
Superman at SFDK. I prefer it to YOLOcoaster, and it's amazing how much better (and faster) the coaster is with two-car trains and no dumb comfort collars. Rode it more than any other coaster in the park.

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
California's Great America and Seaworld San Diego both have great food. I don't think I can pick out a certain meal.

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
HangTime!

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
Lagoon.

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Tatsu is themed to a bird, right?

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
Grizzly at CGA. It's really not too rough, just SO boring and with painfully slow operations.

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
I have many, but probably Eejanaika or Dinoconda since I LOVE X2 and apparently those are even better and more insane.

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
Overall, Steel Curtain. But the only new-for-2019 coaster I am certain I'll be riding is West Coast Racers.

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Definitely Dorney Park.

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Mako!

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
Holiday in the Park, for sure.

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
Wicker Man fire!

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
Magic Mountain on December 26th.

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
As much as I love Schwarzkopf, I have to say Intamin.

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Kings Dominion. I love both parks but KD has better coasters and more "atmosphere" IMO.

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
My sister and I waited exactly 2 hours for HangTime during Knott's Scary Farm.

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
Either Montezooma's Revenge or Silver Bullet. Something at Knott's for sure.

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
Any S&S Double Shot.

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Maverick, no question.

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log flumes.

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
Eating (of course), spending time with friends/family, people-watching.

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Kings Dominion. Like I said earlier, a solid coaster lineup, very green (which is impressive to me as someone from the West Coast lol), good flat rides, nice atmosphere. I went in 2017 so I imagine it's even better now with TT.

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
My "true" home park is Knott's. It has great charm (that has been restored immensely in the last 7 years under new CF management), a solid top 5 coaster line-up, not too big so it's easy to navigate and you don't get too tired, an excellent one-of-a-kind log flume and dark/train ride, and well-themed in some areas. It has a different feel than many other Cedar Fair parks due to its history.

My "secondary" home park is Lagoon while I'm at college in Utah. It actually draws many similarities to Knott's: nice charm in areas, an "above average" coaster line-up (especially with our two wonderful Schwarzkopfs), of course Cannibal, good location and easy public transportation from SLC airport. Many museums and interesting pieces of history in Pioneer Village, two very old-school dark rides, many vintage flat rides, lots of shade and water attractions in the summertime. I would compare it to a slightly more modern version of Knoebels.

28. Launch or Lift?
I love powerful launches, but my top 5 coasters all have lift hills, so I'm conflicted.

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
Nope.

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Most boring: Grizzly at CGA. Roughest: probably Wildcat at Hersheypark.

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
I don't really have strong opinions about Disney in general, so no comment.

32. Best Batman themed ride?
Well, the B&M Inverts, of course.

33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
I really can't think of anything. I pretty much never buy merchandise, nor do I ever bring home a "sickness" or something like that. Hmmmm.

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
El Toro, duh.

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
I caught my brother's hat (who sat a few seats in front of me) on Jaguar at Knott's. I also came VERY close to getting hit by a phone on El Toro back in 2016. And of course bugs on many coasters at Cedar Point.

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
I go with what RCDB says because I really don't care enough to argue either way, so I suppose it's a credit.

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
Too large and too messy for what it's worth.

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
Silver Bullet at Knott's on New Years Day.

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Wow. I don't "really" like any of those three foods. I guess churro is the one least likely to make me throw up.

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
See my profile pic! This was from December 19, 2018.
Steel: 176 / Wood: 32 / Total: 208
Home Parks: Knott's (when home), Lagoon (at school)
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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm

I'm going to do this off the top of my head without looking anything up or really putting any thought into it so I can't promise that any of these answers are going to be accurate...

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
Space Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain
Montezooma's Revenge

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
Oh, geeez, probably somewhere between 35 - 50.

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
Tokyo DisneySEA

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
Kara Lindsey and Kevin Massey singing Broadway tunes at Epcot.

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
The Cyclone RMC at SFOG. (I honestly cannot remember if it was called Twisted Cyclone, Wicked Cyclone, or Cyclone Timbers at this point!) lol

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
Pretty much anything I ate at Epcot's Flower & Garden, Food & Wine, or Festival of the Holidays.
Oh, and the Peanut Butter shake at Knoebels.

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
Time Traveler or Hangtime.

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
Tokyo Disneyland

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Eagle Fortress

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
Oh, geez, I have no idea... your mom?

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
I honestly cannot think of anything I want to ride that I have not ridden.

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
Hong Kong Disneyland's new castle. (Does that count? Does it matter?)

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Valleyfair.

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Space Mountain. Not only because I love it, but also if I have an hour of ERT that means an hour of making random silly onride photos! Example:
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15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
I've never been to either.

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
I will go with Mystic since I have yet to experience the Wicker.

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
Oh, geez... That's a good question... I guess Magic Mountain?

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
Intamin. Duh. Schwarzkopf is dead.

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Dominion.

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
I don't wait in lines. So I guess maybe 10 minutes? Actually, that's not true. There were a couple of times I waited 25-40 minutes for Flight of Passage but even that was rare.

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
Space Mountain - Magic Kingdom

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
I'm not nerdy enough to measure them.

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Maverick

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log Flumes if I can sing, Sky Rides if I can drop tomatoes on animals below me. (And yes, we have done both, and yes, both things were perfectly acceptable by the park!) :lmao:

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
Sitting in the grass.
Drinking coffee.
Sitting in the other grass.

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Cedar Point. Knott's will always be my favorite!

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
Magic Kingdom.
You shouldn't. I like to have the park all to myself, thank you very much!

28. Launch or Lift?
I don't have a preference.

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
Yes, like at every single park that offered them!

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Son of Beast. And I do not miss it. Anyone who says they do needs euthanizing.

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
Neither. Most of the die-hard ones are just annoying. But then again I feel the same way about roller coaster fanboys, too!

32. Best Batman themed ride?
Batman.

33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
A new dress for ShellieMay.

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
Coaster Express...

JUST KIDDING!
I'd have to give it to either El Toro, T Express, or Wildfire, but I honestly cannot choose.

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
Only stupid comments usually spoken by someone around me.

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
I don't even know what this is.

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
Eh... No... I mean, I don't hate them, but I just don't eat them either.

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
It was probably Kumba, Montu, SheiKra, Hulk, Kraken, Mako, or Manta. But I have no idea which one it was!

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Churros from Tokyo DisneySEA please!

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
I'll just use this because I didn't have to do any work to find it! :Pr
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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby Heth » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:12 pm

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
Not my top 3, but close: Joris en de Draak (Efteling), Stealth (Thorpe Park), Nemesis (Alton Towers).

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
Only 3. Thorpe Park, Efteling, Alton Towers

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
Efteling. Quiet and madly cold day which meant much was closed but what was open was walk on.

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
Wicker Man at Alton Towers

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
Walking Dead The Ride. For a cheap X refurbishment it was well themed and fun

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
Krokets at Efteling.

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
Wicker Man, the only new coaster I did in 2018

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
Efteling (only one I've booked).

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Vogel Top at Efteling

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
Walking Dead The Ride. I rode so few rides this year so the lamest ride is also the one that exceeded expectations.

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
Taron at Phantasialand

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
I almost certainly won't get to ride it soon / ever but Yukon Striker looks cool.

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Thorpe park (comes to kind first as it's essentially my local park)

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Revenge of the Mummy!

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
Holiday in the park

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
Wicker Man fire for sure.

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
None!

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
Intamin.

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Been to neither but Island interests me more.

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
2 hours for Wicker Man. Park was insanely busy.

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
Hard to know as I don't know how many times I went on Big Thunder Mountain as a kid, but as an adult it's probably Boris an de Draak at Efteling by virtue of a 4 day visit there in a very quiet January week.

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
Tower of Terror (the drops themselves are below 150 right?)

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Maverick

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log Flumes are underrated. Love 'em.

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
Eating pizza pasta buffet, scare mazes and meeting friends.

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Errr....no idea, but Cedar Point?

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
Thorpe Park. It's not the best but it is a fun day out and it's compact which makes it easy to navigate.

28. Launch or Lift?
Launch.

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
Once for nemesis Inferno because I was impatient.

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Gwazi (ridden 6 and it was easily the worst)

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
Mix. Can be cool when the find hidden details and history of the parks but cult like in other ways.

32. Best Batman themed ride?
Batman: The Ride

33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
Soundtrack albums.

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
Colossos at Heide Park.

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
Tree on vampire at Chessington.

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
Yeah...why not...It's just a bit of fun anyway.

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
Nah

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
Nemesis Inferno

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Churros

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
I have none!

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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby VF15 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:33 pm

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
Intimidator 305, Lightning Rod, Maverick.

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
10.

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
Cedar Point trip in early June.

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
Steel Vengeance, it completely lived up to the hype.

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
Grizzly at Kings Dominion, looked like just a run of the mill Woodie but turned out to have some nice ejector airtime.

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
S'more Nordic waffles at Valleyfair.

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
Didn't ride any new for 2018 coasters that weren't RMC, so my favorite non-RMC new to me coaster would be Intimidator 305.

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
Carowinds.

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Raptor, Cedar Point.

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
Anaconda.

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure.

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
Copperhead Strike.

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Adventureland (Iowa).

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Kraken.

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
I've only been to Winterfest but it seems like a more well-rounded event than HITP.

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
Wicker Man fire.

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
Six Flags Great America, but that was almost five years ago.

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
Intamin.

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Dominion.

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
Waited 45 minutes for my first ride on Steel Vengeance, and that was in the Fast Lane line. ;)

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
Renegade, Valleyfair.

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
Maverick.

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Maverick by a hair.

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log flumes.

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
Taking pictures, watching rides, taking in the environment.

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Kings Dominion, great coaster lineup and a clean, good-looking park.

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
I'm moving to North Carolina full-time in a few months but I guess Valleyfair is technically still my home park for now. It's never very busy at VF aside from Saturdays and Haunt, and it has Renegade, a fantastic GCI.

28. Launch or Lift?
Lift.

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
Yes, bought it every day I was at Cedar Point and on a few busy days at Valleyfair.

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Racer 75 at Kings Dominion. Not really a bad ride, just not very intense.

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
Cult.

32. Best Batman themed ride?
Batman: The Ride - Six Flags Great Amerca.

33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
Park maps.

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
Lightning Rod.

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
I've caught a bug in my eye a few times, nothing bigger than that.

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
No, doesn't look like it coasts at all.

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
Nah.

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
Afterburn at Carowinds, December 22, 2018.

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Funnel cake.

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
Would rather not.
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2017 Valleyfair Ride Operator - Wild Thing/Xtreme Swing
2018 Valleyfair Ride Operator - Steel Venom/Scrambler
2019 Cedar Point Ride Operator - Cedar Creek Mine Ride
2019 Carowinds Ride Operator (Winterfest) - Flying Cobras/Zephyr/Do-Si-Do

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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby SharkTums » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:48 pm

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10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?

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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:52 pm

^ How come no one else wanted to join me then? :lol:

robbalvey wrote:24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log Flumes if I can sing, Sky Rides if I can drop tomatoes on animals below me. (And yes, we have done both, and yes, both things were perfectly acceptable by the park!) :lmao:


Which sky ride let you drop tomatoes?
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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby SB29 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:55 pm

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
These are not in my top three -- Millenium Force, Thunderhead, Tatsu

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
7

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
Dollywood

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
Steel Vengeance

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
Thunderhead -- I went in with little expectations and was pleasantly surprised

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
Dollywood Cinnamon bread

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
Time Traveler at SDC (I haven't ridden it, so if I have to pick one I have ridden, I'll pick Hangtime at Knott's)

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
All Four Disney World Parks

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Only thinking of rides that I have ridden, so I'd probably take GateKeeper or Raptor

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
blazing fury at Dollywood

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
Steel Vengeance

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
Nagashima Spa Land RMC

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Assuming I can't use it in Tampa, I'll choose Mako.

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
both somewhat underwhelm, but I'll pick Winterfest (it may also be that I'm from Southern California)

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
Wicker Man Fire Infusion

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
Magic Mountain

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
Intamin

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Island -- more and overall better (exception being I305)

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
70 minutes

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
Space Mountain at Disneyland

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
I'm not a huge drop tower person, so I'm not sure

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Maverick

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log Flumes (but you have to sing the song)

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
1) Kwerk Show 2) Using my Gold Pass to go to the waterpark to cool off in the lazy river 3) Go on more coasters -- that's all there is to do at SFMM

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Knott's berry Farm -- I've only been to two Cedar Fair parks, so please change my mind (Knott's is also one of my home parks)

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
Six Flags Magic Mountain: 1) coasters coasters and more coasters. 2) beautiful southern California 3 (for bonus)) Twisted Colossus is THAT good

28. Launch or Lift?
Depends on the ride, but in general I'd say launch

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
Yes -- Dollywood and KbF

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Mean Streak was dreadful, but it is gone now, so I'd probably take the Carowinds Hurler

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
Cool

32. Best Batman themed ride?
DC Rivals (has some batman on it)


33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
Lapel Pins

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
Lightning Rod before renovations (only counting ones I have ridden, so I cannot speak to Wildfire, El Toro, etc.)

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
Yes -- bugs at Cedar Point on a Millenium Force night ride

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
yes -- its technically a coaster, even though it's not good. Goes around a full circuit and e

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
nah -- overrated and expensive

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
Silver bullet at Knott's berry Farm

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Funnel Cake -- but I'll probably struggle to eat any of them

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
I don't purchase on-ride photos

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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby Montu357 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:04 pm

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.
Millennium Force-CP, Lightning Rod-DW, Renegade-VF

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?
13

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?
Knoebels

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?
Twisted Timbers-KD

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?
Twisted Timbers-KD

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?
Knoebels Hot Turkey Sandwiches

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?
Wicker Man-Alton Towers

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.
Kings Dominion

9. Best ride themed to a bird?
Phoenix-Knoebels
10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?
Boomerang-Darien Lake

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)
Dodonpa-Fuji Q

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?
White Cyclone-Nagashima spa land

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.
Hershey Park

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...
Mako-Sea World (that's not even a question)

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?
Holiday in the park

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?
Wicker Man fire

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?
Six Flags Darien Lake

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.
Intamin

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.
Dominion

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?
About 25 minutes for Skyrush

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?
Intimidator 305-KD

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?
Knoebels Drop tower

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)
Millennium Force

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.
Log Flume

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?
Eating Food, Doing the Bumper Cars, Doing the Log Flume

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?
Carowinds because it may not have Steel Vengence but the amount of things to do and high quality food/atmosphere are equally great!

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.
Knoebels. Go there for Phoenix and the Bumper Cars

28. Launch or Lift?
Launch

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?
Nope. (Thankfully every park I went to was dead even Dollywood)
30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?
Hades 360 at Mt. Olympus

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult?
N/A

32. Best Batman themed ride?
Dark Knight wild mouse at great adventure

33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.
T-shirts

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)
Lightning Rod

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?
Yes. Women's hair all the time

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.
Nah bruh.. a coaster has to be somewhat powered by momentum or gravity to qualify

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?
Yaaaaasssss!

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?
Great Bear at Hershey Park

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?
Corn Dogs

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018
I don't buy those. They are like $25!!

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Re: 40 Random Questions [2019 Off-Season Edition]

Postby Double0Kevin » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:18 pm

1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3. Xcelerator, Cheetah Hunt, Apollo's Chariot

2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018? Three

3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite? Disney California Adventure

4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)? Paint The Night's return at DCA

5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018? Only new to me ride was Giant Dipper at Belmont so it wins by default

6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018? Disneyland Corn Dog

7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson? See answer to #5 (new to me)

8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019. Lagoon, possibly Elitch Gardens

9. Best ride themed to a bird? Montu (bird gods count)

10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018? Flight of the Hippogrif at USH, though is still found it fun.

11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride). Steel Vengence followed by Tron

12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to? Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind. Sea World San Diego

14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose... Manta

15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme? Never done any of teh Winterfests, so I guess HiP by default for me.

16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion? Wicker Man

17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently? Discovery Kingdom

18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one. Schwarzkopf over all

19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one. Dominion, though I haven't been to KI since SOB was still standing (and had a loop) so it's a tough call.

20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018? 30 minutes or so, for Radiator Springs Racers, but that was due to a shutdown

21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other? Medusa, SFDK. Morning test rides racked up the ride count.

22. Best drop tower under 150 feet? Probably VooDoo drop at SFA... Big Shot on Stratosphere if we are only counting the height of the ride itself and not the height of where it's placed.

23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more). Maverick, no question

24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one. Sky Rides

25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides? Well my home park is Adventuredome so, midway games, drinking and gambling

26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why? Kings Dominion, best collection of coasters that I've been on at a CF park outside of CP

27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit. Adventuredome. 1, you shouldn't, and 2 you shouldn't.

28. Launch or Lift? Launched Lift

29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018? DL Max Pass, yes

30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster? It was SoB, then it was Gwazi, still operating.... probably ROAR at SFA.

31. Disney fanboys: cool or cult? Depends, if you just like to go and maybe were a mickey shirt ok. If you join a biker gang and wear stupid vests and start online smear campaigns against the other gangs... you need to go away.

32. Best Batman themed ride? Haven't been on many. Probably just the standard Batman The Ride, been on the ones at SFMM and SFGAm, both were good.

33. Name something that you tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you. Park maps, lots of park maps

34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you) Beast is 110, so I'm counting it as my choice.

35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something? I almost got hit by a cellphone on the TPR video if Superman at SFDK.

36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case. No, not if powered coasters aren't a credit.

37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss? If I'm in the mood, but I never come close to finishing one.

38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode? Its been years since i got on a B&M (I'm a terrible coaster enthusiast now a days). I think maybe Manta or Kraken back in 2012.

39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose? Corn Dogs

40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)
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