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Matt Kaiser

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  1. Misc GA Mumblings

    Currently it's only temporary for Holiday in the Park. The plan is for Mama's to return next year, but that could change, of course.
  2. Photos look great! I went today and was looking for you
  3. Did you miss the cobwebs throughout the park this Fright Fest?

    I don't remember seeing it, but I tend not to venture around much during FF. I wonder if Ignite being in that area had an effect on it.
  4. Holiday in the Park 2017

    I really like how the section titles on the map legend match the lights colors for each themed section
  5. Holiday in the Park 2017

    Somewhat related - the green spotlights under Joker were originally added for HitP, but are now on year-round.
  6. Busch to close Darkastle ride?

    I only got to ride Darkastle once, a few years ago. It was actually my first attraction of its kind, before I experienced Universal, etc. I did go through the haunted trail this year at BGW that went through Darkastle's track. That was pretty cool with the projection screens tying into the haunt. The trail basically kept to one side of the track's guide rail, and it was hard to tell which sculptures/props were from Darkastle and which were brought in for the haunt.
  7. My guess is that it'll get one last use for HitP since it's in pretty popular HitP real estate. Then probably getting demolished for Cyborg. What are these big lights for? To light another coaster?
  8. Fright Fest 2017

    Here's the entertainment schedule EDIT: Corvyx posted he won't be at the park today, only Tuesday.
  9. Fright Fest 2017

    October is also always my busiest month for whatever reason. I've been busy every weekend so far with weddings, my trip to BGW/KD, and other stuff. Yesterday would have been my first day back at Fright Fest since Sept. 23rd, but I'm trying to go tonight for my last FF trip.
  10. How many rollercoasters have you been on?

    228 after Tempesto and Invadr at BGW. There's only a small chance I'll get anything else, so this may be it for 2017. The only potential credits I may get are Bubbles if I (finally) go to the ACE event at Storybook Land, and Mine Blower at Fun Spot if we take a quick trip to Florida. I started the year at 164, so that's a whopping 64 new credits in one year.
  11. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    I don't know if there's any specific law against it, it just opens them up to potential lawsuits. You have to sign a waiver to enter Terror Behind the Walls, and then the physical interaction is another opt-in after the waiver.
  12. GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday Tom!
  13. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Wearing the glowstick around your neck lets the actors touch you, push you around, and even separate you from your group to go down a separate path. I don't get scared by trails besides the rare effective jump scare, so I instead really appreciate the details and atmosphere they create. The physical contact just adds a little edge that other haunts don't have.
  14. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Just got back from another crazy weekend. We did Terror Behind the Walls on Thursday Night, Haunt @ Kings Dominion Friday night, and Busch Gardens all day Saturday for Howl-O-Scream. I think TBtW had the best haunted trails, especially with the opt-in glowstick necklace. I really liked how most of the trails at KD and BGW were indoors.
  15. The Green Lantern

    There's never been credible rumors on any of this. Just people wanting to start rumors (about Bizarro leaving) and people hoping for a transformation of GL to floorless. Also, based on your wording, it sounds like you may not be aware of some of the details behind Chang's removal. As far as enthusiasts know, the reason is not about the ride being rough or intense, but rather a situation influenced by Six Flags' dealings with the Kentucky Fair Board. Essentially, the contract was not getting renewed and Six Flags moved the ride out of Kentucky Kingdom before losing control of the park.
  16. Misc GA Mumblings

    It's usually very manageable in rain, but the outdoor trails are usually closed once it rains due to mud. DMP/Awakening is canceled during rain, and has limited effects on days when rain is possible. I assume Ignite might be canceled.
  17. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    We'll let you know on the 22nd.
  18. GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy (belated) Birthday Yoshi!
  19. Misc GA Mumblings

    They also have charging lockers at music festivals.
  20. Justice League: Battle for Metropolis to Debut in 2017 at SFGA

    The vehicles are pre-designed products from Oceaneering - it's actually called the EVO 6 because of it's 6 seats, which is the cost-effective version of their larger EVOLUTION ride vehicles (7, 8, and 12 passenger options) https://www.oceaneering.com/entertainment_systems/entertainment-ride-systems/
  21. The State of the Park Going Forward

    They are currently in year 2 of the 3 year plan to repave the lot. A lot of it has already been paved.
  22. Misc GA Mumblings

    They've had these occasionally throughout the years. I think they do actually have them now somewhere, or at least they were there towards the first half of the year. I want to say there's one by the lockers next to the Coke Freestyle building.
  23. Fright Fest 2017

    They give you another physical card (which is actually better quality than the season pass card) and they write the last 4 digits of your season pass number on it. When you enter the line for a maze, the guard makes sure the number on the maze pass matches your season pass. (I'm not sure if they let you use the app for that, but I've seen a guest they do)
  24. Prosthetics and Riding Rides

    Lap bars require full legs to work properly and safely. That's just the physics behind what keeps you secure. Each ride is different, each park is different. I believe there's generally no laws about this besides that the park must follow the manufacturer's guidelines, otherwise they'd be undoubtedly liable in the case of an accident. So the ride manufacturer will make these requirements for each ride. Sometimes parks strengthen them more. The concern with prosthetics is that they could come loose and fly off, injuring someone or something. For this reason, most parks require prosthetics to be taken off for the ride, and then the normal body requirements are in effect from there. I know a few parks have started allowing prosthetics as long as they are certified by their manufacturer to withstand a certain level of g-forces, but I don't remember which parks. (Not Six Flags) One thing Six Flags (and Great Adventure specifically) helped pilot is a restraint system for B&M coasters that allows more people with certain disabilities to be able to ride. The tough part about this is avoiding discrimination lawsuits, so employees really can't approach a guest about this issue unless the employee is 110% sure they have a prosthetic. A lot of people sneak onto rides when they know they aren't allowed to be (most commonly with missing the height requirement), so the "I've been riding coasters all day" statement is very common, but completely meaningless.
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