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  1. The State of the Park Going Forward

    Here's something I wish they would do that is relatively cheap. Rip up all the walkways in the older areas and replace with something that is consistent and aeshetic. This is especially true in the Main Street, Boardwalk and Frontier Adventues areas. This would also help with the theming, as done with the walkways in the Golden Kingdom area. I think Movie Town is just asphalt, and the Justice League area has a lot of new concrete. This project would also allow them to rip up remnants of old and unused building foundations and posts that are an eyesore. While they are at it, they can get rid of the areas outside of the sewer tunnels in the old stunt show theater. They could probably also so something with the walkways in the main entrance to make the park look more inviting.
  2. prosthetics and riding rides

    With all the vets now having prosthetics, this topic is going to get hotter as time goes on.
  3. Misc GA Mumblings

    They should place charging stations in the park like some malls and casinos now have. Although I'm not sure how you would lock/unlock, unless it was like the locker system. In the casinos they are free and you use your casino Rewards Card to lock and unlock the drawer you place your phone in. Works great, especially before my last phone died and the battery was toast.
  4. Fright Fest 2017

    I'm thinking of camping in the area and doing FF on Oct 13, 14, or 15. Does it get more crowded with each successive weekend as you approach Halloween. We will not be doing any of the extra pay walk throughs. We just go for the sights, decorations, food and maybe a few rides. We've already gone at least 10 times this season so our passes and food plans owe us nothing!
  5. El Toro/KK loose article policy

    I was worried about our drink bottles getting stolen, but so far it hasn't happened. I wrote our names on them with a sharpie, but I'm not sure if that is a deterrent or not. I also typically place a hat over the bottles when I place them in the shelf or on the floor during a ride. It definitely happens, as my daughter got calls from several angry patrons when she worked at customer relations a couple years ago.
  6. I don't consider El Diablo a rollercoaster.
  7. Kennywood Removing Log Jammer

    that whole area below the flume is already a wasteland, which is a shame
  8. Dancin' on Air at Great Adventure 1985

    Wow - what a rush! I actually wore parachute pants, but never a mesh or half shirt. IIRC I saw Kool and the Gang in concert at GA sometime around then. But I don't remember this Dancin' on Air. My daughter, who is a hair stylist, laughs so hard (or cringes) when she sees the 80's hair.
  9. Knoebels 8/24/17

    no doubt - I wish GA had something similar remove Houdini and build one!
  10. Kennywood Removing Log Jammer

    I wouldn't be surprised if GA's log flume days are numbered. Last time I rode it, the trough had significant fiberglass patching at the joints. The lift sections are jarring bumpy, and many locations along the ride are pretty rough, with the boats bouncing off the walls. And several times I visited this season, the ride was out of commission.
  11. Celebrate! - An Americana Music Hall Show

    is the roof lifted by pumping air into the building?
  12. Willow Grove Park.

    It closed almost a decade before I moved down to the Philadelphia area. It reminds me a lot of Dutch Wonderland, which is less than an hour from Willow Grove.
  13. FantasticLand - A Thriller

    hmmmm.....I might have to get this book......
  14. Celebrate! - An Americana Music Hall Show

    That is so cool. I often think that if I didn't go into Civil Engineering I would have had the same career path you did.
  15. Photo Trip Report: August 31st, 2017 - Cyborg Ride Revealed

    but who wears the better spandex Onesies?