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  1. Yoshi

    Coaster Derails in Daytona Beach

    It seems strange this coaster didn't have lap bars, when other models have OTSRs or lap bars: https://rcdb.com/8931.htm#p=52731 I hope that everyone who is injured has a full recovery.
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    Dorney Park, 6/12/18

    That's a lot of Aquablast rides in 1 day. I rarely ride it because of the no single rider rule (last time I rode the slide was in 2016 with another single rider) even though I think it's one of the better slides at Dorney. Those added changing booths should help with the lines on crowded days when the water park closes. Thanks
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Thank you. I couldn't believe the pictures and hearing that some of the store signs attached to the shopping center were moved around 6 miles away and cars from the Nissan agency were found 1/4 of a mile down the road. I saw a lot lightning in the sky and the rain started on the drive home but just thought it was going to be a bad thunderstorm.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Scary stuff, I was at this shopping center about 30 minutes before the storm began and the tornado hit the area.
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    Dorney Park, 6/12/18

    I went to Dorney yesterday for my first trip of the season after not being at the park since last September. Crowds were low on both the ride side and water park. I went to Wildwater Kingdom first and bought the all season locker pass this year. The past few years I waited until 5:00 to go to WWK on days it closed at 7 or 8 since the locker price drops to $5 then. Now I can go to WWK any time and think about overpaying for a locker. No slides more than a few people in line except Aquablast. Everything was open except the smaller lazy river, 1 side of the older wavepool and the yellow drop box slide. Even with hardly anyone in line, there were some getting scared of the drop box slides. The first time I was at the top of the tower, with less than 10 people in line, 3 people got out of the box and left. The 2nd time, 1 person left. After getting 15 slides in and the lazy river, I went to the water rides in the amusement park. Thunder Canyon now has 1 ride operator in the booth near the top of the lift hill and there are no longer ride operators throughout the course on those lifeguard type chairs. Instead there are cameras next to those chairs and in other spots throughout the ride that the ride operator in that booth is probably constantly watching. Every 30 seconds there is an announcement from the speakers next to the cameras reminding riders to remain seated and to keep the seatbelts fastened. It got kind of annoying to hear that message 5 or 6 times. Thunder Creek Mountain was fun and soaking as usual. I had just over an hour before closing and was going to see how many dry rides I could get to. Thunderhawk's retracked section was a noticeable improvement but the rest of the ride has some rough spots. The trim brake at the end of the ride was off. 1 train was running. Steel Force felt more intense than usual, usually I find it tame for a hyper coaster. Maybe it was because I was tired from climbing close to 1000 stairs in less than 90 minutes in the water park earlier. The area where Stinger was looks strange without the coaster there. Now the flags on the path are all flags featuring Cedar Creek Flyers on them. No one was at the ride except the ride operator waiting for riders. If hardly anyone rode the flyers before, now I'm sure it will be even less with not much of a reason to go to that section of the park. I was half expecting them to be closed this year. Whip was much better than Hershey's version. I finished the trip at Talon walking around for another lap just before the line was closed for the night. There are also new soda machines and refill stations. It's a shame they added all these new machines over the last few seasons and didn't get 1 Freestyle machine. After being used to Hershey and Great Adventure, I was reminded about what it means to be in a Cedar Fair park again. Being asked every time I got to the top of some of the slide towers if I had read the slide rules and warnings, even if I had just been at the tower less than 5 minutes ago with no line (I don't blame the lifeguards since they are just following policy) or having seatbelts on rides pulled tighter by the ride operators compared to Hershey where they just look to make sure the seatbelts is buckled. Ride Count: Wildwater Rapids, 6x Patriot's Plunge, 3x Snake Pit Python Plummet, 2x Snake Pit Boa Blasters / Constrictor, 4x Lazy River, 1x Thunder Canyon, 1x Thunder Creek Mountain, 1x Thunderhawk, 1x Steel Force, 1x Cedar Creek Flyers, 1x Whip, 1x Talon, 2x
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    Hurricane Harbor Operating Calendar

    If Hurricane Harbor was part of the theme park, I could see them open with limited operations (like SFNE) but I understand why they aren't open with the separate gate. Some schools probably wouldn't want students going to the water park even if it was included with theme park admission. Even Dorney that has always had daily operation for Wildwater Kingdom after Memorial Day was scheduled to be closed Tuesday - Thursday that week probably because of low attendance.
  7. That is good to see the park included season pass holders for all 3 days of the preview.
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    GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday Scott
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    I remember a few years ago when the park was open the Tuesday - Thursday after Labor Day, I went to Green Lantern and saw someone from SFA working at the ride and there were cars from other SF parks in the lot (the cars had wraps on them advertising the other parks). It was unexpected that they had to bring in workers from the other parks. Now with almost every park having HITP, it might be more difficult to get workers from other parks later in the season.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    It's a shame they are having problems in that area. My family visited some friends 15 years ago who moved from PA to near White Water, and the area seemed nice but maybe it's worse near the amusement park or the whole area got worse. I agree a name change would be a good idea.
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    Hersheypark, 5/29/18

    It looks like they changed the policy again. Now on the app under rider restrictions, instead of no single riders it mentions that single riders will be paired. It sounds annoying that misters can get water in your eyes on the slide. Maybe that is something that can be adjusted?
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    Six Flags Great Adventure Announces June 2018 Events

    It looks like there is a good variety of different types of events for June. When I saw Fright Fest auditions, it was a reminder of how fast it will be that time of year again, 3 1/2 months until the event starts.
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    Hersheypark, 5/29/18

    My last trip to Hersheypark was during Springtime in the Park and with Wildwater Kingdom closed, I didn't feel like going to Dorney so planned a trip to Hershey instead. Before leaving, I saw the wait times on the app and was a little concerned. 45 - 90 minute waits for many of the coasters. I hoped that by the time I got to the park school trips would start to leave and lines would be better. Wait times were mostly 10 - 20 minutes and after 5:30, almost everything was 5 minutes or less. Trailblazer was closed for much of the day. I hadn't ridden the coaster yet this year because it was closed on both past trips. With the ride 45 years old next season, maybe it is nearing the end of its service life? It opened later in the day. Fast Track now merges in the station instead of going up the exit with rows blocked off. There are also new air gates that are taller than the old ones and there is a wheelchair elevator at the exit. 2 trains were running but the last 2 cars were closed off. Storm Runner had all rows open earlier but when I went back later, like Trailblazer, the last 2 cars on each train were closed off. Breaker's Edge kept closing, and it looked like both new water slides were open later than the 6:00 closing time for the water park. I saw people climbing the stairs for the mat racers with no line at around 6:30 (so it wasn't people who got in line before 6:00). The no single riders line on the ride information board at the entrance looks like it was added with a label and not originally on the sign. After so many visits of visiting the park on days where everything was almost a walk on and Laff Trakk was still 45 minutes, I saw the line was in the fun house mirror room and decided to wait. The app was showing a 20 minute wait and from 1 switch back in the mirror room, it was around 15 minutes. The loading is slow with the cars stopping in the station and only up to 4 people in each car. The spinning doesn't start until after the first drop, and then after climbing a curved hill to a set of brakes. The spinning wasn't too bad, much less than Sierra Sidewinder and maybe slightly less than Primeval Whirl. I didn't mind since I didn't like all the spinning at Sierra Sidewinder. The theming looks cool with all the glowing props and scenery. It's a good family coaster and a fun ride but not something I would wait more than 15 - 20 minutes for, which means I won't be riding the coaster much in future trips. I'll probably try to at least ride the coaster again during Christmas Candylane to see the lights and other theming that is added for the event. I was also glad to add another credit to my coaster count (Laff Trakk is coaster #148) since I probably won't be getting to any new parks this year and after riding Freedom Rider at iPlay America last year to get a new credit in 2017, there was nothing else to add that wasn't a kiddie coaster. sooperdooperlooper was closed earlier in the day and reopened. Unlike my last trip to the park, the lights were off in the tunnel. Ride Count: Comet, 1 sooperdooperlooper, 1 Sky Rush, 1 Great Bear, 1 Hershey Triple Tower, 1 Trailblazer, 1 Frontier Flyers, 1 Storm Runner, 2 Fahrenheit, 1 Wildcat, 1 Wild Mouse, 1 Whip, 1 Lightning Racer, 2 (1 lap on each track) Coal Cracker, 2 Reese's Extreme Cup Challenge, 2 Laff Trakk, 1
  14. It's a shame this was never built. It looks like it would have been a cool dining experience and the park could use a table service restaurant.
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    Dorney Park 5-20-18

    I feel like 1 of Hydra's train is worse than the other. One vibrates and rattles more throughout the ride. I also agree about the re-ride policy, it's annoying and I appreciate that Great Adventure allows re-rides since it saves so much time from having to walk through empty queues.
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