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  1. So, I am assuming, although it is not smart to, that for 2020 the park will be getting a new coaster. If this is true, I think that in 2021 the park should take a year off, maybe do a small flat ride if they feel it be necessary and refurbish the park. Add lights to the big wheel, fix pavement cracks, get rid of pinball building, paint Nitro and Superman, and other necessary improvements. While these investments may not bring in money in the short term, the long term will have lasting effects. People that come to the park will have a better feeling because of the subtle improvements and will want to come back.
  2. We are getting a tad bit excessive- moving a skycoaster hahahahaha PLEASE move the paintball building though it'll actually make me very happy
  3. My university actually had a magician, a hypnosis act, and a mentalist three days in almost a row at the beginning of the semester. I think that the mentalist is actually a really good fit for the park. It is entertaining, the act could vary depending on what the mentalist figures out from the people and it is hysterical and freaky at the same time. A magician like Brad Ross would be cool too but I think Hypnosteria is a little too out there for general viewing audiences and should be reserved for Fright Fest if they ever brought it back.
  4. I would like to see the unused areas of the Safari to be part of a haunted experience or even better yet, a Holiday in the Park light display. This would be an amazing addition to both events and neither would affect the regular Safari Off Road Adventure ride. Here is what I would imagine- Have Safari Off Road Adventure run the way that it does during the day, (adding if I might they start actually going OFF ROAD like you guys said) and then close the ride whenever they do, typically around 4 or 5 on Fright Fest days. Have the route shift to wherever they can use without animals present and reopen when the sun goes down- for Halloween this would be like a Haunted Hayride that the park used to have (many still exist throughout the state) and for Holiday in The Park it would be like the PNC arts center Christmas drive through light show. I understand that it would be difficult to staff but I personally think that it would be a big plus for the park- Hey, a man can dream right?
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    New Non-Attraction Improvement Suggestions

    The Hydration Station is a great idea! As for the bins, it won't happen but I would like to see something like what Dorney has. If you have never been, they have bins on the platform that are designated per train- when that particular train returns to the station, the bins that correspond to the train are opened by an attendant. When the train is leaving, that one is closed so no one else can steal items- no liability for the park, much happier guests.
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    Photo Trip Report: November 18, 2018 - Holiday in the Park is Here!

    Looking at the pictures, it seems like they are adding things which is nice, but they are also taking away other things which have been nice. Skull Mountain should still have the lights on it, it looked really cool- if they are not planning on putting them on this week, I will be disappointed. Also, why do they close half of the boardwalk- it looks really tacky to open a section but keep half of it closed
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    New for 2015 at Great Adventure - El Diablo (formerly Looping Dragon)

    honestly, the statue is really gross haha- there are so many other things for a spanish ride to be themed to.
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    Photo Trip Report: November 8th, 2018 - GA Bonus Day

    This is my thing- I could be absolutely wrong but Six Flags typically has a 'get your last rides on ...' before they close a ride for good. This leads me to believe that the rumors are true that we will be getting a replacement simply because they did not announce its closure. As for the other rumor that there will be an RMC there in 2020, while I would love that and it is POSSIBLE, I would truly doubt it.
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    Holiday in the Park 2018 - New Info & Guide Map

    I am upset that the holiday maze is going to be upcharged
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    Fright Fest 2018

    This is my overall Fright Fest 2018 Review. Before I get started, I am being very particular here in order to show was I think can be improved: I want to emphasize that I loved the event this year and want it to continue to grow (that's my way of saying 'please do not get butthurt by any of this) I went to Fright Fest three times, opening weekend, the following weekend, and the second weekend of October As far as I could tell, as expected, the crowds grew as the event went on. I did all of the trails except for the mirror maze because for the first two visits, it was closed and not ready and the third visit the line was over an hour all night long Some of you may have seen my terrible review for Dead Man's Party this year and, while I stand by it being the worst edition of the show that I can remember (for the last 5 years AT LEAST) it was not a horrific show. I think that the pyro was awesome this year compared to years past- the cast seemed to be excellent dancers but I think that this was a management error this year- songs were poorly chosen and the choreography given to the dancers seemed very weak and I think they could have handled more like in years past. Moving on from DMP to the trails Starting with the indoor ones, I will rate them out of 5 stars and a small review The Manor: visited twice: same thing as years past, same props, same music, same 'backstory': not horrible, but for those who have been through it year after year, it is pretty stale: 2/5 stars Fears: Visited 3 times: A MAJOR improvement over Total Darkness. I think it was the same path but you couldn't tell- I think the idea of this was cool and it was well executed: 3.5/5 stars Big Top Terror: Visited 5 Times: This maze is more of a pleasure to look at than a true 'scare': I have noticed that if you go through after the Awakening it is better staffed and is much more fun: 3.5/5 stars Outdoor Mazes Aftermath: Visited 1 time: This felt changed up from last year but I don't know if it actually was: we enjoyed this maze very much but it was only open for our last visit 3.75/5 stars Cell Block 6: Visited 2 times: I used to really like this maze but it feels very corny now: The music was more fun than scary and I just don't get scared much here: 2.5/5 stars Wicked Woods: Visited 1 time: my group's favorite maze (my 2nd favorite): the same path but felt as if there were a lot more scare actors and the sets were awesome- they had a cool fog effect where fog covered your body from stomach down and there were actors hiding in the fog and they jumped up: most memorable scare in my opinion: 4.25/5 stars Hell Fest: My favorite maze this year: same path as bloodshed but after watching the movie trailer, I really appreciated this maze: props to Six Flags and HellFest for coming together to make this excellent Haunt: probably won't return next year as it was to promote a movie, but I wouldn't be upset if they did more of these "from the movie" trails: 4.5/5 stars Moving on to the scare zones: Bloody Fountain: not many props, but there doesn't need to be; this is the center of the park and it works well exactly how it is with the spooky lighting and the amount of actors everywhere Graveyard: Best themed scare zone but very understaffed: if they took 2-5 actors from Bloody Fountain and moved them here, both would feel complete Demon District: the actors here are fun; cool entry portal; the lights should stay green as they have been; purple doesn't really do anything for the effect CarnEvil: I feel like this zone used to be better because of the amount of actors they had; I like that they added those prop buildings but I didn't see them using them Bone Butcher: The most pathetic scare zone ever: There is a maximum of three actors here at any given time; which is sad because there is so much potential: with the area being as well themed as it is, all they have to do is keep what they already have, bring back the entry portal sign, add 3-5 more actors, and spread the zone to end where the Mine Train is because right now it is very small and pathetic Overall Review: I think that the scares improved but, unfortunately, the management failed in some areas. Staffing prevented a few of the haunts to be open until the second half of the event; if you cannot staff an event, get rid of trails altogether and use the extra staff to make the ones you have better. Also, as I mentioned, Dead Man's Party needs to get some better music and choreography- Unleashed was good this year and I enjoyed it so much I watched it 3 times throughout the event. If I were management, I would keep the following mazes: Aftermath, Wicked Woods, Fears, Big Top Terror, and Reflections OTD. The Manor needs an overhaul or theme change and HellFest will probably be removed or rethemed because of the movie being out of theaters. If this review sounds negative, I apologize. I want to emphasize that I LOVE Fright Fest. This is me being knit picky simply because if they solved these problems, there would be happier guests and even more repeat customers throughout the year. Looking forward to Holiday in the Park!
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    2020 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I must have missed this- where did the park say that the 2020 attraction is going to be very tall??
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    Fright Fest 2018

    hey guys, so I went to fright fest this past Sunday and I have to say what a great event it was! The Awakening was awesome as always and so was unleashed in the showcase theater. All of the trails that were open were done very well and the scare actors were very good at their jobs. I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain over the Summer and they had a show much like unleashed without the spooky part and I have to say that Unleashed was on par with that show so kudos to them- the thing about it is, its almost literally the same show. I think it was such a brilliant idea! Two or three of the acts were the same act as the one in Magic Mountain with the same person performing it! I just thought it was funny and was pleasantly surprised by it. Here is my one gripe with Fright Fest as a whole. Dead Man's Party. It was by far THE WORST Dead Man's Party there has ever been. My entire family agreed. The performers were FANTASTIC! The special effects were FANTASTIC! (even better than the past two years in my opinion) So what was the problem, you ask? The music. It was horrendous. Dead Man's Party was originally a show with harder music and not as family-friendly. It gave it the difference between a show i would expect in a kids area of the park and the HEADLINE show of Fright Fest. It came off as very pathetic and did not fit the feel of the show from the past few years. I was with a group of almost twenty people ranging from 10 to 70 and everyone agreed that the music pick absolutely killed the show this year. I feel bad for the performers because they were doing their best and honestly performed excellently. I do not say this to offend anyone involved but I was hoping, if enough of you agreed, the park would see this and make changes for next year. Let me know what you think.
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    Southern California Parks

    Green lantern and apocalypse were closed Ninja and Batman were running one train everything else was running two trains except twisted colossus which was running three and they were racing the ride half the time
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    Southern California Parks

    I think that I will post the rest here: Instead of a second Magic Mountain Trip Report I am going to simply do a review of the coasters and move on: I think most of us know Magic Mountain more than, say, Knotts Berry Farm
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    Southern California Parks

    Hey all! I recently came back from the West Coast and decided to do some trip reports on the parks that I was there for. During my trip I went to (in order) Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knotts Berry Farm, Disney's California Adventure and Disneyland. We did more than just the parks on our vacation, however, for the sake of this forum, I will just be going through the parks. Starting with Magic Mountain, we spent two days here. When you are on the highway to Magic Mountain, depending on the direction you are coming from, you see one of two sights. Either a massive sign that says Six Flags Magic Mountain Gift Shop (which we couldn't actually find their gift shop) or you will see the park on your right with their impressive line up of coasters. Unlike our park, you can see SFMM right from the highway as, in Southern California, there is a lack of trees or any alive plants whatsoever. It is something that we, on the east coast, take for granted. When you pull up to the park, the first ride that is in view is X2. For those of you who have never seen this, definitely look it up as it is a tremendous beast of a coaster. We arrived at the park about an hour before opening and the gates were already open for parking. The parking lot is a little walk from the actual park, but there are shuttles to bring you if you need the assistance. We went through security with a very minimal line. By now, the park wasn't opening for another half hour, but the membership only line was already allowing guests into the park so that they can have first pick at rides. I have a season pass, not a membership, but we decided to try the line anyway. We were allowed to use the membership line and got into the park 25 minutes early. Before the park opens there is a holding pen to keep the members and passholders in before they let them get inside the park. They opened up this holding pen five minutes before the general public and we were allowed to go get on some rides before the lines got long (Take notes SFGA). Most of the people ran left (probably to X2) but we walked right, which led us to our first coaster of the day, Full Throttle. Full Throttle is one of the lower capacity coasters in the park, but is certainly one of my favorites. There was no line as the park had just opened and we loved the ride. The first launch is pretty forceful, the tunnel is really cool, the backwards launch is incredible, and the drop is, well... okay. It's not as bad as most people say it is, but it was probably the weakest element of the whole ride which is pretty comical. We then went over to ride twisted colossus but it was closed (which was strange because every other ride was open) We decided to ride Scream which was right next to Twisted Colossus. Scream is a mirror image of Bizarro- the only difference is that is has become a joke for many coaster enthusiasts as it was built literally over a parking lot; they didn't even cover the parking spot lines. We enjoy Bizarro at our park so we assumed this would be very similar- we could not be more wrong. This ride was the definition of head banging. It was the worst roller coaster we rode the entire trip with not one of us enjoying it. We all came off with headaches. Following Scream-->head bang, we bypassed Twisted Colossus once more for it was still closed and tracked back toward Goliath which we had previously passed. On the way we rode Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom which is very similar to our Zumanjaro. The difference between this ride and Zumanjaro is that there is no mile long queue to walk back to. I love Zumanjaro but not having to walk back to the ride, Lex Luthor definitely takes the cake. That is probably the laziest thing ever but my entire party agreed we would ride Zumanjaro more often if we did not have to walk to it. We then rode Goliath. We had pretty low expectations for this hyper coaster but it shocked us for being much more fun that most people say it is. The only bad part of this ride is the helix- WAY too forceful. It made us all grayout and it just was not fun in the slightest. If they took out the helix we would have ridden this coaster more, but we decided not to. By this time Twisted Colossus was open and we went there to get on the ride that I thought would become my number one. We got on the 3rd row, which was the key. We all got off saying the ride was mediocre. We had ridden Twisted Cyclone last year and that ride has soared to the top of my list right up there with El Toro. This ride did not even come close to my top 10 after my first ride on it. Before I get attacked, we rode it again on the second day in the second to last row and enjoyed it much more. More on that when we get there. We then went to Crazanity, their Giant Frisbee (I think that's what it is called) and it was my favorite non roller coaster I have ever ridden. This ride was in my top five rides at the park, and with all of Magic Mountain's coasters, that is certainly a big feat. I really hope that we get this ride sooner or later. We went up to Ninja, which was a very fun family coaster. It is unfortunate there aren't many of these left as everyone really enjoyed it. The only downfall of this ride was that they were running one train for scheduled maintenance, which for the middle of the Summer, was totally unacceptable in my opinion. This was running one train along with Batman (which I did not ride because of the hour wait). We rode Gold Rusher as well while we were here as there was a minimal wait. This was a lot of fun for a mine train style coaster. After, we headed back up to Superman which we had skipped earlier. We waited around ten minutes for the back row. It was a fun ride but nothing I would wait more then 20 minutes for. I prefer Kingda Ka to this coaster. We then rode their Justice League Dark Ride which is a beefed up version of our own. The way they have it, they have two pre-show rooms. Because of these pre-shows that are about 3-5 minutes each, the line outside never was more than 5 minutes. Once you went inside there was a screen preshow that had many of the same video cuts that we see in the queue. The second room was pretty cool with their Cyborg in front of you telling you information on how to play the game. It was cool to see Cyborg for an extended period of time as opposed to our ride where we only see a few seconds before we board. The ride itself was similar but the layout was different and they added Harley Quinn at the end. I prefer their loading style with the pre-shows to ours but I can see it getting old. We then went to go see their show "Kwerk!" It was, by far, THE BEST theme park show I have ever seen (outside of Disney and Universal). It was a typical cirque type show but the performers were fantastic and there was a bit of a storyline which was very nice. We all left a lot happier than we were due to the Air Conditioning and show! After this, we hit Full Throttle again and then rode The New Revolution. The New Revolution was very similar to the Super Dooper Looper at Hersheypark but I enjoyed it more. After this we had Chop Six, their Chinese food, which was on the food plan and EXCELLENT. Together, we tried their orange chicken, teriyaki chicken, beef? and their rice and lo mein. It was very filling and delicious. We were all very impressed. After this, I checked the line for X2 which only I would go on. The line was over an hour and because we were coming back in two days, I decided I would go to the ride at ropedrop next time. We decided to call it a night at around 7:30 because we were all tired and had an extra day at the park. I will post Day 2 of Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Disney's California Adventure, and Disneyland at a later date------ I am hoping some of you reached this point because I spent a lot of time on this hoping to entertain some of you who are willing to read. Also, should I post the rest under this post or as a new topic? Until Next Time
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