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  1. Yoshi

    Swiss Bob I - The Original Model

    After reading both spotlights, I like the look of the original version better with the theming. Without the Olympic rings, the theme would go great with HITP.
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    Swiss Bob II - The Replacement Model

    It's a shame there were plans to relocate the ride within the park twice and it never happened. They are fun rides.
  3. The 3rd coaster revealed from the park is a Chance Family coaster. From IAAPA
  4. https://twitter.com/aceonlineorg/status/1062478871927361537?s=21 Unlike the standard figure 8 or 3 helix model, this one has a small drop and a 5 car train.
  5. https://www.jackrouse.com/attraction-design/runaway-tram-moreys-piers/ Nothing has been announced yet but it looks like Morey's Piers could be adding a new family coaster.
  6. https://www.knotts.com/play/rides/calico-river-rapids
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    It's snowing in my area right now. I really hope winter won't be starting early and I can still get a few more park trips in this year.
  8. Yoshi

    Yosemite Sam's Flight School

    I never knew there was water under the planes. It's a shame for kids that the ride with the lower height requirement of 42" to ride alone was removed when Air Jumbo and Air Safari/Big Red Planes are both 48" to ride alone.
  9. Yoshi

    Where are you going in 2019?

    Definitely: Great Adventure Dorney Park Hersheypark Knoebels Maybe: Six Flags New England Nickelodeon Universe (I might wait until winter 2020 to help break up the offseason)
  10. http://www.overtexasthrills.com/park-updates/six-flags-over-texas-general-park-update-november-7-2018?fbclid=IwAR2BCVjlUDDzozN1Jdavj0HhkXpciE_DTfL9WniktggLmdH4DWF6MlfMrx0 If the ride is closed for good it would be a shame as it looked like it was a good dark ride for a regional park. Here is a POV from Sally Corporation if you want to see what the ride was like:
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    Holiday in the Park 2018 - New Info & Guide Map

    The Cirque show sounds like it will be cool. I also like how they are promoting more rides will be open. It's nice almost all the major rides are open compared to holiday events at other parks where only a handful of rides are running or only a few coasters.
  12. I went to Hersheypark last night for the first day of Hersheypark in the Dark. I got to the park just before opening at 5:00. The line to get in was to where the tram circle is near the ticket counter. It took 15 minutes to get in and this was a low crowd night. On a busy day at opening, I can't imagine how bad it gets. It also doesn't help there is no rope drop like at Great Adventure and the gates don't open until park opening time. I think they should open the gates 15 - 20 minutes early and hold people up to where the fountain is to prevent the long lines to get it. I wanted a front row ride at Great Bear and went there first. I missed it on my trip 3 weeks ago because this is what the line looked like: This trip the station was mostly empty with a 1 train wait for the front row. Only 1 train was running and the line got up to 45 minutes later in the night. sooperdooperlooper and Comet were next. sooperdooperlooper now has a sticker in the center of each car where the lap bars are with a green and red section. The lap bar has to be low enough to be in the green section to be able to ride. I wonder what caused this change as the ride has been running for around 40 years without the lap bars having to be low enough for someone to ride. Wave Swinger is a ride I don't go to often but tried it for something different. It's fun but I prefer SkyScreamer. I went back to sooperdooperlooper and Comet again in case lines got worse if people entered at 7:30 for the preview plan. Coal Cracker was closed as expected since the park was only open at night. The Reese's Triple Tower was closed as well. After the Hershey Triple Tower, I tried the Kisses Triple Tower that I normally skip. It has more air time than expected. I stopped at Trailblazer since it was a 2 train wait before going to Storm Runner. 1 train was running and it was around 20 minutes. I was hoping with low crowds I might be able to ride Storm Runner a lot but wanted to get to other rides. After Frontier Flyers, Fahrenheit had a 15 minute wait with 2 out of 3 trains running. Wild Mouse had a few minute wait even with only 5 cars running. The Whip was closed. Merry Dip Fun slides were closed too. I don't remember the last time I saw them open this year. Wildcat had a 5 minute wait in the app but seeing the line far down the ramp and 1 train running was probably closer to a 30 minute wait. Lightning Racer had 1 train running on each side with about a 20 minute wait. I only rode Lightning. Wildcat was down to a 15 minute wait. I should have skipped it as it was really running poorly last night. More rough than normal and I got a slight headache from it. I'd hate to see GCI's first coaster gone but on the other hand, I wouldn't mind too much if it was converted to a RMC. Skyrush had been closed earlier and reopened. Even with almost no line, 1 ride was enough. I finished the night at Comet with now had the lights off since it was during the last hour the park was open. I skipped Laff Trakk since the lights are out the entire time for this event and without all the glow props lit up, it doesn't seem worth the wait even though I could have gone there first at opening and waited 5 - 10 minutes. There was also less decorations compared to previous years so I only took a few pictures since I have posted pictures of most of the better decorations in past trip reports. Ride Count: Great Bear, 1 sooperdooperlooper, 2 Comet, 3 Wave Swinger, 1 Trailblazer, 1 Hershey Triple Tower, 1 Kisses Triple Tower, 1 Frontier Flyers, 1 Storm Runner, 1 Fahrenheit, 1 Wild Mouse, 1 Wildcat, 1 Lightning Racer Lightning Side, 1 Skyrush, 1
  13. Yoshi

    Hersheypark In The Dark, 10/19/18

    Queue Times is showing Justice League as operational right now so hopefully that is accurate and the ride is running,
  14. Yoshi

    Hersheypark In The Dark, 10/19/18

    Darn, I hope it reopens this year. I look forward to riding Justice League almost as much as the coasters.
  15. Yoshi

    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Prices went up because of the World Series (it looks like the old prices were covered up). Last year when I was at an Angels game, it was $15 for parking. I was surprised it was so cheap but I guess it's also because they aren't as popular as the Dodgers are.
  16. Yoshi

    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Next time someone complains about parking prices at Great Adventure...
  17. Yoshi

    Misc GA Mumblings

    Much of the crowd that weekend is there for Grape Adventure. I don't think wait times for the rides will be bad,
  18. Yoshi

    Misc GA Mumblings

    I haven't gone on a Saturday or Sunday but visited the park on Thursday or Friday the last 3 years in a row and it's very low crowds. Thursday and Friday may have a few more closed rides. Last year Runaway Mine Train and Bizarro were closed on Thursday and Friday but opened on Saturday and Sunday. The last few hours are usually really empty, I had a solo ride at Skull Mountain last year later in the day on the Thursday they were open.
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    Hersheypark In The Dark, 10/19/18

    I think bother Hersheypark and Great Adventure have excellent events. I prefer Holiday in the Park slightly more because of the coasters that are open. Other than sooperdooperlooper, I think Wildcat and Wild Mouse are ok and don't like Sidewinder. Laff Trakk would be ok too if it wasn't for the horrible lines it gets. I like that besides having Nitro and the other B&M coasters open besides Bizarro, there are more coasters running multiple trains so lines aren't as long at Great Adventure. Also because Great Adventure has the 2 indoor coasters and Justice League to warm up from the cold and Hershey only has Laff Trakk for an indoor ride this year. Yeah, I was watching Queue Times a lot this past month and it was worse than normal. Hershey's lines wouldn't have been bad for some of the coasters if they were running multiple trains. The rides running 2 trains had low wait times.
  20. Yoshi

    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

    Sorry to hear that, I hope nothing was lost.
  21. Yoshi

    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    I prefer summer but wouldn't mind fall weather over this cold weather. Snow on Saturday in my area and cold rainy weather on Sunday. I hope November is a little warmer, even highs in the 50s would be ok.
  22. Yoshi

    GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday Viper26
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    Justice League and Green Lantern, 2 1/2 hours each. Nitro, Kingda Ka, Superman and Bizarro all 1 hour 40 minutes. I can't wait to see the wait times next Saturday since that is usually the most crowded day of the year.
  24. Yoshi

    GAH Members' Birthday Thread

    Happy Birthday FlumeOp1974
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    Pinball Parlor Spotlight

    It would be cool to see some classic arcade games like that added to one of the arcades in the park, similar to how Hersheypark has a section of older arcade games in their main arcade.