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  1. Fright Fest 2017

    The Book of Faces is indicating light crowds and a less-than-half full parking lot right now. So if any of you lucky folks can make a run at it, it's a good time for it.
  2. The State of the Park Going Forward

    I've parked in the preferred area, which isn't bad. I did a Chevy test drive in the area behind GL and Supes and it was terrible. If I'd been driving a Corvette or a Camaro, I would have been pissed.
  3. The State of the Park Going Forward

    AND REPAVE THE PARKING LOT! Seriously, it's amazing what a little fresh asphalt can do.
  4. Fright Fest 2017

    My personal experience is that Friday and Saturday nights are the most crowded but the best for ambiance (more people usually means better energy from the ghouls). Sundays are best for rides. Others may disagree.
  5. Fright Fest 2017

    So the Facebook consensus was that the big delay getting into the park was caused by a car broken down in the right entry lane, that the crowd was largely families and peaked in the late afternoon before thinning out as the sun went down and night fully set in.
  6. Fright Fest 2017

    I have stickers on the back of my card. No idea how they handle it with the app. I know when I pre-bought my maze pass online, it wasn't in anyway tied to my ID number.
  7. Misc GA Mumblings

    Never had a problem bringing one in. I use it as a backup for my phone and for my vapes before I quit smoking.
  8. The State of the Park Going Forward

    I would replace it with a wheel with inside swing cars as well as stationary outer cars. Double the fun. (I've ridden the Wonder Wheel in Coney several times and I have yet to ride in a stationary car.)
  9. Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Though I did finish knitting my scarf for this winter and have started on my mittens, I'm definitely NOT ready for Christmas. Though that weird bonus season between FF and HINP is a pretty great time to ride Nitro multiple times.
  10. Fright Fest 2017

    Not in a while. I remember them being good though. I did GA's last year and the year before, some of them multiple times. The quality varies greatly depending on the staffing levels and crowd size in my opinion. Your mileage my vary.
  11. 2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    Which inherently isn't a bad thing, as it keeps people in the park longer spending more money. Personally, I think they'd do well with a dinner theater set up, either an Americana review or a DC super hero show. They don't have to offer anything more than what's offered at the three big seated dining venues and they already have a license to serve beer and wine. Can't be any worse than the Pirates Dinner Adventure I went to in Orlando.
  12. Fright Fest 2017

    So how many of the mazes did you actually do? Did you do last year? Did you do them all or are you merely basing your opinion on one maze done early in the FF season?
  13. Fright Fest 2017

    I honestly believe that half of the issue with the mazes is picking when to go. I intentionally avoid the first weekend, the staffing level isn't where it needs to be and the bugs haven't been worked out yet. It's usually super crowded to the point of using overflow parking and it seems like half of the Five Burroughs is there. Sundays, especially when the Giants, Jets and Eagles are playing, is usually better. Less people also means more ghoul interaction.
  14. 2019 and Beyond Speculation at SFGA

    I think it's a Return on Investment situation. SF has to make the decision based on where their revenue stream is coming from. Is it coming from passholders who will come to the park on crowded days to go to the shows? Or is it coming from the day-trippers who are coming to spend the money single day admission and a Flash pass to go to the front of the line on the coasters? From that perspective, the emphasis on bigger and faster rides provides a better ROI. They're better off investing their show budget into things like Dead Man's Party and other special event shows.
  15. The State of the Park Going Forward

    That's provided CF decides to take you on as a client. If money truly is no object, I'd buy CF *and* the park. But, corporate buyouts and M&A is a pain to deal with. That said, I'd scrap all of the theming, especially since I wouldn't have access to the DC licensing anymore (not a bad thing, as most of their movies sucked except for Wonder Woman). Re-theme to be more local, like Eric said - I really like the idea of the Jersey Devil and the Matawan Maneater coasters. Get rid of the Mine Train (I have a vendetta against it). Buy Keansburg's old Spook House and finish it's restoration, install it in the Old Country area with some other classic flats or Euro fair rides. Bring in another flight sim (as Soarin' has proven rather popular), expand Skull Mountain's footprint and size by 3x, pump up the speed and add an inversion or three, bring in a classic or repo woody. Scrap the Big Wheel and bring in one with swing cars. Take the speed caps off the bumper cars and grease the pad (if you ever road the pre-Sandy Keansburg cars, you know what this is about). Basically, a really good mix of classic amusement park stuff that's on the wane and bad@ss coasters and flats. Also, I'd improve the food offerings because aside from Best of the West and the funnel cake sundaes, most of the food is miserable.