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  1. New for 2018-- Cyborg Spin

    August 32, 2017:
  2. This is your thread to introduce yourself and possibly re-connect with old friends! Welcome to the forums
  3. Celebrate! - An Americana Music Hall Show

    There are several of those dome buildings here in Orlando, and one that appears to be the same size as Showcase and is part of the Pirate's Dinner Theater was just destroyed by Irma:
  4. Kennywood Removing Log Jammer

    I'm shocked to see so many parks removing log flumes like this. They still get long lines and are family favorites. And it's not like they're replacing them with new versions or other water rides. I guess the maintenance is costly, but at the same time there's nothing on these rides that should be too hard to replace. The pumps are standard equipment and the fiberglass troughs should be easy enough to repair. The only thing I can think is maybe the logs/boats are costly to replace when they wear out.
  5. Celebrate! - An Americana Music Hall Show

    Having worked in Show Ops I can tell you the problem is MOST of GA's crowd won't sit through a show like this. You have people walking in and out throughout performances. The park absolutely should have entertainment, but it really needs to be things that you just "find" around the park where you can sit and watch or just catch part of as you pass by. Universal does a lot of this with small street shows around the park throughout the day. The idea of a sit down musical review like this is something that unless it done REALLY well doesn't play to theme park crowds anymore. I love these kind of shows when they are done well, but that takes money which most parks don't want to spend on entertainment anymore.
  6. Traffic Jam - UPDATED!

    Click here to see the whole Spotlight! Comments and discussions welcomed.
  7. El Toro/KK loose article policy

    The problem is that Six Flags contracts out for the lockers rather than running them in house. The company that runs the lockers wants to make money so they charge. It's not unreasonable to ask you to put things in a locker or to charge you a dollar to do it. It's a fact of life for theme parks which are businesses, not charities. While I get that some people have zipper pockets they keep their stuff in, the park knows that many who use those are also the ones who pull the phone out on the ride.
  8. El Toro/KK loose article policy

    All it takes is one person who doesn't follow the park policy to ruin t for everyone. In this case multiple people disobey the policy of no loose articles and bring things on and/or film on the rides and it has ruined it for everyone. Any time people complain about this I just have to remind them that those are the rules and the park is private property. Don't like it, stop going. I personally hate those policies. I have a camera that securely fits in my pocket. I am not taking it out while I'm on the ride. I also understand that the park's policy is there for a reason and I just throw my stuff in a locker or give it to someone else to hold while I ride. Because of policies like this I don't ride the rides where I have to empty my pockets as much because it's so annoying. I still remember the first parks to really get strict about this were the Busch parks and I remember many years ago being furious when I went to ride Montu and they wouldn't dispatch the ride because someone saw me put my camera in my pocket (I had taken pictures in the queue). They insisted that I had to leave the camera in the station or I couldn't ride (and it was a new, expensive camera!). I was pissed, but they had good reason because so many people kept taking photos on ride (it was pre-digital/cell phones, but people would still take pictures).
  9. Hurricane Irma Closes Orlando Theme Parks

    Pretty much everyone and everything is prepared as it can be for the storm. Many businesses are closed, but the tourist district is still going to serve the guests until things get bad. Our Wawa is open and doing HUGE business. Luckily it is one of the locations they determined is critical because of its central location (just off I-Drive across from SeaWorld and many hotels) and has been getting gas and other deliveries. Hopefully the storm continues to track to the west and loses more strength. It will still be a powerful storm when it hits just not as powerful.
  10. In a rare move all three of the Orlando theme parks announced they will be closing early in preparation for the Hurricane on Saturday evening and remain closed Sunday and Monday with plans to reopen on Tuesday. This looks like it's going to be a really bad one...
  11. Under Funstruction for Your Future Enjoyment

    I hope everyone is liking the new Forums/Galleries/Calendar as much as I am! I love that when you click the "Unread Content" button it shows you not only the new replies on the Forums, but new things posted to the Gallery as well as when something new is added to the calendar. It's great because you won;t miss something new being added anywhere. I also like that after you read something the thread goes away so you don't have to remember which one you just read without having to do a new search.
  12. Under Funstruction for Your Future Enjoyment

    So, in case you haven't noticed, we finally got our Forums and Galleries updated!!! If you spot any issues, please let us know here...
  13. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Every time they say "Hurricane Harvey" on the news I swear I hear "Hurricane Harbor"
  14. New for 2018-- Cyborg Spin

    My hope is that this is a small, relatively small addition to free up capital for a "major" new attraction next year. Especially if the Meadowlands thing finally gets off the ground. I also wouldn't be surprised to see a later announcement of something for Hurricane Harbor.
  15. New for 2018-- Cyborg Spin

    I'm guessing they are re-locating the Picnic Grove entrance somewhere further down the pathway now since this looks like it's going right where the entrance has been for years.
  16. Six Flags Additions for 2018

  17. New for 2018-- Cyborg Spin

    First-of-its-Kind Thrill Ride to Debut at Six Flags Great Adventure DC Super Hero CYBORG Themed Ride Coming in 2018 JACKSON, N.J. — August 31, 2017 — Six Flags Great Adventure, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced that it will premiere the world’s first thrill ride themed to the DC Super Hero CYBORG in 2018. Inspired by the movement of a gyroscope, CYBORG Cyber Spin will deliver an unrelenting and intense anti-gravity experience as it whirls guests on three axes high above the ground. “Six Flags leads the industry in thrill ride innovation; it is part of our DNA,” said Park President Neal Thurman. “Six Flags Great Adventure is home to an unparalleled collection of record-breaking attractions and we are excited to be adding CYBORG Cyber Spin, the first of its kind in North America. Like the Super Hero CYBORG of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, this futuristic, hi-tech ride will be unlike anything our guests have ever seen or experienced before and it is the perfect new thrill ride to expand our new Metropolis section.” CYBORG Cyber Spin features a unique futuristic triple box design that allows the gondola to spin around three separate axes while rotating forward, backwards and sideways simultaneously at up to 70 feet in the air for intense and continuous movement. Seated 24 across with over-the-shoulder harnesses, riders will experience a thrilling combination of negative and positive gravitational forces. By night—this bold, new attraction promises to light up the New Jersey skies beckoning thrill seekers from near and far. CYBORG Cyber Spin highlights include: · Unpredictable flips and pivots at heights up to seven stories (70 feet) above the ground; · Floorless seats that leave riders’ feet dangling as they whirl through the air; · Dazzling nighttime light display; and · Located in Metropolis adjacent to JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis. CYBORG Cyber Spin is expected to debut in late spring of 2018. For more information about next season at Six Flags Great Adventure, visithttps://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/newfor2018 Six Flags Great Adventure is also announcing the start of 2018 Season Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year—savings up to 70% on a 2018 Pass! August 31 through Sept. 4, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission to both Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends. 2018 Season Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the rest of 2017 (including park admission to Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®), and all of 2018. Pass holders may also purchase a Premium Season Dining Pass, which includes a lunch, dinner, and snack during every park visit, plus they will receive a 2018 All Season Drink Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Premium Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.
  18. 2018 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I think this is the first time in years they've really kept GA's new addition under wraps until the announcement. Every other year I can think of it was leaked days, weeks or months ahead of time (or at least a general idea of what was coming).
  19. Just like with other parks that have year round operations, attractions close seasonally for maintenance. They'll most likely have to start posting rehab schedules with each coaster closing for a month or two in rotation for maintenance.
  20. Under Funstruction for Your Future Enjoyment

    Refresh your link. If you click the link on the top of the forums it will take you to the homepage.
  21. Under Funstruction for Your Future Enjoyment

    WELCOME TO OUR NEW SERVER! I apologize that we went back in time and lost a few of the most recent posts. Please report any problems you might find (dead links, etc.) here.
  22. Attending a Ride Closing

    I was there for the closing of Scream Machine in 2010 after I had been at the opening of the Scream Machine in 1989.
  23. ACE's Riding of the Bull Nueve - Sept 9th 2017

    Wish I could be there to give the tour again. I still have my visual aids in my car from back in 2011 (I should really clean out my car...)
  24. Misc GA Mumblings

    "Nitro" is a generic enough name, and I seem to remember that being a coaster name being used for the new parks in China/Saudi Arabia/etc.