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  1. https://www.kennywood.com/kennywood-log-jammer-retires It's a shame to see such a great log flume removed, especially with the rare uphill section. The rapids and Pittsburgh Plunge can get you soaked and removing the one water ride that doesn't get you soaked seems like a mistake. 3 days notice is not much time for people to get their final rides in either.
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    Dorney Park, 7/11/18

    It would be nice to see something in that spot next year. That area of the park seems so quiet with just Cedar Creek Flyers around. They were ok, better than my last trip. The lifeguards were at least attempting to have as many slides as possible used each cycle, like at Patriot's Plunge when a bunch of people wanted the blue slide, the lifeguard asked others further back in line if anyone wanted the red or white slides.
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    Dorney Park, 7/11/18

    I went to Dorney for my 3rd trip of the season. I was also there 3 weeks ago but didn't feel like writing a trip report after it wasn't such a great trip. This visit to the park was better. It's a shame that Cedar Fair didn't copy the Busch parks and add a traditional body slide on the same platform as the drop box slides as once again at the slide platform, people decided not to slide, some just looking at the drop box capsule, others after they stepped in. Runaway River had all the waterfalls and most of the other water features turned off. Thunder Canyon was using all 6 loading areas with 3 people checking seatbelts and they needed it since it had what looked like around a 30 minute wait. Operations at Talon were better with little to no stacking. Steel Force was having slow dispatches and no one at the Fast Lane merge point meaning if you wanted to use the Fast Lane entrance, you had to force your way into the line right before the station. I tried the new Burrito Cantina near Dominator. You can customize burritos or nachos and I can imagine when it's crowded, the line moves slow with how long it takes with each item a custom order. The food was good and better than a lot of the other dining options in the park like Coaster Dine In near the front of the park. I was at the arcade getting a voucher from the ticket counting machines after spending $1.00 at some coin pushing machine. The first machine jammed up and when the voucher printed it has Kings Dominion listed. I go to the other machine and on that voucher it prints out Great Escape Lodge as the name. They couldn't even bother to get the correct park name printed on the vouchers. I should have gone to the other machine and seen what park name would print out on that voucher and it will be interesting when I go to redeem the vouchers, if they tell me they are from another park. Unfortunately, prize choices this year are really limited. Usually there are some items with sports teams logos on them, nothing like that this year. I didn't ride too many dry rides on the ride side since I focused mostly on the water park and water rides. Ride Count: 13 water slides Runaway River Thunder Canyon Thunder Creek Mountain Steel Force Talon Cedar Creek Flyers
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    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

    That's really crummy. I haven't had that happen with a post but it happens all the time on eBay where others steal my descriptions and pictures. eBay does nothing about it and you aren't allowed to watermark photos or add text to any image.
  5. http://screamscape.com/html/dorney_park.htm I hope after 10+ years of rumors that the park would get a wooden coaster it will finally happen. I'd rather see a RMC but at this point I am ready for a new coaster that isn't a relocated and low quality or unreliable that I'd be happy if it is a GCI.
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    Email address's

    I don't know the exact e-mail address but you can e-mail the park through the form here: https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/plan-your-visit/contact-us
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    The past few almost any weekend with warm weather the water park reached capacity.
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    Dorney Park, Wooden Coaster For 2019?

    Screamscape is now posting that the image of the layout is fake. ☹️ I'm afraid it's going to be another disappointing year when Cedar Fair announces their 2019 additions and Dorney goes another year without a new coaster.
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    GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday owtoty.
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    Gr.Adv.Debate #51: Bringing back the past

    Season Pass holder (and now Memberships too) events like Coasters After Dark Daily operations beginning the 2nd week of May Great American Scream Machine Hydro Flume Rolling Thunder
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    Great Adventure 6-28-18

    That's awesome you got so many rides in 1 day. I'd like to be able to try something like that but I have never gotten more than around 35 rides in 1 day. One trip to the park after 11 Nitro rides, I had enough. To combine that with 19 water slides must have been exhausting. I know when I go to Dorney and climb over 1000 steps in the water park during 2 - 3 hours, I don't feel like riding more than a few coasters later in the day.
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    Coliwood Studios Ohio Valley Coaster Trip 2018

    Have fun, that's a lot of great parks to visit on a 7 day trip.
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    Great Adventure 6/23/18

    Great report. That's a lot of rides for a Saturday in the summer.
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    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

    I noticed that as well last week. A lot of times they were only letting 1 person at a time slide at Snake Pit and Wildwater Rapids if multiple people in a row wanted the same slide. The ride side was also worse than normal. Since I was wearing a watch because WWK has no clocks anymore, I was timing how long it was taking at some of the coasters and at Talon, dispatches were taking around 4 minutes (my train was on the brake run for 2 1/2 minutes) and 3 minutes at Thunder Canyon with almost no line. It's going to get really bad in July and August if lines moved so slow in June when the park isn't that crowded.
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    GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday mattkopp23
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    Terry Hill Waterpark Auction

    I searched for a video of the waterpark. It looked like it would have been a fun place to visit once a season with those different slide types. I guess they couldn't compete with a major waterpark like Wildwater Kingdom so close to their park.
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    Vote for SFGA and El Toro in USA Today's Best 10 polls!

    Great Adventure finished in 3rd after SFMM and Cedar Point. Not bad for a national poll. El Toro finished in 5th for best coaster, sadly Nitro didn't make the top 10.
  18. Great pictures The blue line to the safari looks like a good idea for first time visitors or non frequent visitors.
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    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

    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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    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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    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.
  25. That is good to see the park included season pass holders for all 3 days of the preview.