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  1. I was just thinking they would remove the African theming and call it Thunder River in that concept.
  2. Did Thunder River get a retheme at Over Georgia? I haven't heard one way or the other and have just thought they didn't
  3. Dorney has been owned for Cedar Fair since '98 or so, thus it was never owned by Paramount. I did see something about Dorney get parts from another park or something (not Cedar Fair, but another park, or at least somewhere)
  4. Well one of my idea was to turn Seaport into Screampunk District (Congo Rapids would feel out of place, but so does Thunder River in the Over Georgia section). They don't even need to touch Nitro. I see Tax Twister and Road Runner relocated to National Park (becomes Bugs Bunny Boomtown w/ Lakefront entrance added), Deep Sea Diver and the Elephants added to Safari Kids where the car ride was, and Hearts Away and Barnstormer put in storage for a year or two and used for DC Super Friends rides (Harleyquinn Spinsanity and Scarecrow's Barnstormer). Then added a Zamperla Endevor or Chance Freestyle (Pandemonium), or a 100ft Super Loop (if they really, really, really wanted to) called Hyperdrive in 2-3 years, as DC Super Freinds would get 3 new rides (Bat Copters, Superman: Tower of Power, Wonder Woman-Flying Scooters) in addition to Hearts Away/Spinsanity and Barnstormer to finish off the Old Country trail area. P.S. If they bring the train back, put in El Diablo's spot
  5. Yesterday was Worldwide Koaster Kids Day and Maddy, who is the Kid Reporter from the region, was hosting a Koaster Kids Day. I'm kind of burned out on the park and I feel a good musical show in the showcase would help break up a day at the park, especially with the incoming heat wave. Anyways, I started the fun a day earlier by taking advantage of the twilight special at Clementon Park, which is somewhere I have never been before. When first coming in, I thought Helcat was closed/down. However, not only is it only on one train, but they second car was closed off with cones. I rode in the left seat in the second to last row. It was rough, but it was hauling and I personally feel it is better than El Toro. Even though I got more airtime on El Toro, I feel it was worth the cred. Other highlights of my Clementon Park visit were Pharaoh's Fury, which reminded me of the Jumper ride in Parkitect, except inverted; getting stappled on their "traveling" drop tower. It seems to be similar to the one at Knoebles, which I feel is better than Clementon's and about equal with Zu. Even though it was busy, Hellcat was about 1/3 of the way up the steps, could have been a station wait with all 16 seats and a second train. Pharaoh's Fury and the drop tower were a 1-2 cycle wait. I was playing to stay from 4-6, but it ended up being more like 4:30-5:40. The park has next to no shade and no water fountains, that I saw. Anyways, the next day going to Great Adventure: got into the lot around 20 til 11 due to a "gaper delay" coming on to 195 at 7A. Met up with Maddy and the other Koaster Kids. We first headed to Zumajaro and Kingda Ka. As I said earlier, Zu is about equal with Stratopshere at Knoebles in my opinion. Since it sounded like Ka had a queue, I decided to do some offride footage of Ka/Zu instead. Ka was probably a little over 20 minutes and Zu 2 cycles. We then went over to El Toro, which was a station wait, I was somewhere in the second or third train (don't need to go over opinions). We then went over to Bizarro, which was halfway up the stairs with all 3 trains and some slight stacking to the op's jokes, but maybe less than 30 before the next train entered the station. We were then dismissed to lunch. I decided first to ride Harleyquinn (new cred). I was surprised they don't allow guests on the platform until the gates open, was lucky to get on it after a cycle. Had lunch in the boardwalk for the AC then went back to Harelyquinn, where the rest of the group rode it (I did my off ride at the time. P.S. the op that day was very fun). We then headed over to Nitro, which was 2-3 cycle wait with 3 trains. Coming up to it, it was stopped on the lift (phone probably). Nitro started stacking before my train was unloaded, probably just over a min max, but I feel it might have been only 30-45 secs. I then went on the rapids for the first time. Back in 2013, I did a tour where we went into the ride's trough. I got soaked because if you get wet in the first rapids, you get wet in the second. We then went to Skyscreamer. Just before they were going to ride, the ride was stopped due to a part falling from the ride (which was not the case and ride reopened 5-10 mins later). It was still probably a 15 min wait for them. My dad decided to ride Swashbuckler, which was the very first ride I ever rode in the park. Classic like Swashbuckler, Flying Turns, and Demon Drop hold a special place in my heart. We were going to meet them at Justice League, but they might have gone to Skull Mountain first, at least I got to go down the Wild Walkway and Old Country paths for once. It was 4:30 when we decided to leave. Could have stayed longer but my phone died and family reasons. All in all, it was a fun/day weekend. Thanks Maddy, Logan, Jeff for the event. -Lindsay
  6. I heard they had to steal parts from Fiesta Texas, but I don't know if that was the last time or what. Looks like GA, MM, and FT will push their 2019's to 2020's.
  7. Outside of Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park, there's like no shows
  8. When they start planning 2020 additions, Dubai was going to be opening at the end of 2019 and didn't have Dairan Lake or Frontier City. Its possible that Dairan Lake and Frontier City had no plans for 2020 and just send whatever Magic Mountain was supposed to get to another park (if it was an Endevour, it will probably go to SFNE) and just promote as the NEW for 2020 and then do a more focus on general park improvements
  9. Cedar Fair seems to be working with existing chains for Carowinds (and I think Canada's Wonderland as well, not sure). Maybe SF should go down that road.
  10. When I volunteered at Give kids the World back in March, we did Karaoke night at Old Town and it was a tad bit annoying seeing Rockstar Coaster and Mind Blower right there, but it was also maybe just as fun operating rides as it is to ride them.
  11. So Six Flags will make money in the off season, guess it will make up for the inability for year round operations.
  12. It looked like Kansas City was on the table. Since World's of Fun already has a water park (and maybe some residual negatives of that property), it would make more sense to sell it to developers, as it looks like a lot of stuff is coming in. You could easily fit a few hotel there (as it is right off I-435). P.S. the Shlitterbahn site is also across the street from a Great Wolf Lodge, but this is still 30mins away from World's of Fun on the Missouri side.
  13. Probably their water parks
  14. For the first time in a decade, I went to Sesame Place to check out Oscar's Wacky Taxi and the improvement/changes since 2009. The first thing I noticed was that I felt the security guards were around my age (19). This weirded me out. Most of the other crew being young was ok, considering one of the friends in my major works at Justice League and Cyborg at Great Adventure. I would think you need a lot of time to do security (it was at the metal detectors, but still). With Coasting for Kids (the main why I felt, "It's not going to be weird for a 19-year old to go to a kids park") and Super Hero Weekend, I was expecting it to be very busy, but it seemed Sky Splash was sucking a decent amount. I didn't ride Vapor Trail but both of the coasters were almost dead (Wacky Taxi was at the stairs when I went on around 11). It seemed by the time the coasters crested the lift, the other train was only just getting unloaded so it seemed you were waiting about as long as the experience was. I first went in the front, maybe a little tight, but still got some air, and got thrusted into the breaks. I got into the back about 3 cycles later (restraint seemed about as loose as safely possible) and got air off the drop (but not thrusted into the breaks, experience was the same pretty much). I'm not sure which is better, but I would compare it to Fire Chaser as the next step (more intense than Blazing Fury/Harleyquinn/Vapor Trail, but may not be tall enough/ready for the Arrow's Tennessee Tornado or Runaway Mine Train). I decided to more walking around and taking some off rides and shots of the renovated street. Something odd i noted the gate at the Neighborhood Theater still says Big Bird Theater on it and Snuffy is meeting guests in Abby's Paradise Theater. Don't follow Sesame Street, but it looks like Abby has a Step-brother named Rudi, maybe they could add him and then do a new show with him, Abby, and the gang in 2021 (with all the other parks getting coasters, they just might make the anniversary sell it self-along with repainting the Good Ship Sesame and some improvement to the current parade). In conjunction with the above, I saw Magic of Art only had 3 showings so I'm guessing they would probably replace it in 2021 too. Vlog (Youtube) and article (SFNE Online) coming soon.
  15. Well I was thinking of moving Safari Kids to the old Ka viewing area, but do DC Super Friends over there with the Aqua Twist ride as well. It will just be weird w/ Nitro and the Rapids not fitting into DC, but then again their's Bizarro, Green Lantern, and Superman on the other side
  16. They did this for RCT2 with 5 scenarios (Magic Mountain, Over Texas, Great Adventure, Walibi Holland, and Wallibi Belgium). Since they didn't have the DC comics lisense, the only roller coaster themed to a DC character (Superman at Magic Mountain, as Bizarro was still Medusa at that time) was simply called The Escape.
  17. Their version of Swashbuckler. I was thinking SFA's Zamperla Discovery and Over Georgia's Free Spins could be themed to Two-Face (Two-Face: the Flip Side)
  18. Didn't know there was an outage the other day
  19. It never opened man, I think it going to go next to the park entrance if it did They also have rehabbed two other rides in the past, both were traveling coasters they only held onto for a year or 2 before getting sold
  20. The Jumping Fountains that were removed for 1999 show up, but they didn't show up in 2001 so that is weird.
  21. There are other parks Logan and the Kid Reporters are going to be hosting Koaster Kids days at, but I am planning on going to Great Adventure that day. https://www.koasterkids.com/worldwide-kk-day Where are you going to be on July 14?
  22. Adventure Rivers Jumping Fountains is still there even though it says (Removed for 1999)
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