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  1. ThemeParkRider

    NEW Yearbook Pages Spotlights

    Forgot how much of a good job you guys did with these Yearbooks. Keep it up! 👍
  2. ThemeParkRider

    New Non-Attraction Improvement Suggestions

    Six Flags FUN! I agree with you on a lot of these. The Big Wheel really could use an LED light package, it just isn't the same without it. I also liked a few years ago (2010?) when the park didn't construct any major attractions because the money/effort put into general park maintenance was noticeable. But I have to disagree with number ten. As for removing the old M&M logos, I actually think the logos fit in fairly unobtrusively. Not to mention the sponsorship is a great way to fund some money for the rare and expensive parts that are necessary to keep the ride running!
  3. ThemeParkRider

    Hersheypark, 12/23/18

    Good to know, thanks. That's definitely way more strict - the temperature's dropped below 38 a lot of times this season.
  4. ThemeParkRider

    Hersheypark, 12/23/18

    Great report. Do you guys recommend going this time of year? Besides crowds, how does it compare to HITP?
  5. I always seem to pick the slowest lane at the gate. I love this idea, but I could easily see this becoming an issue when non-membership guests try to use the gate anyway (which we know they will).
  6. The SkyWay's queue should be covered too. Of course, the lines are almost never nearly as long. Maybe it's to discourage people from waiting in line for too long and to force them to check out another ride.
  7. I always think of the GreatADVENTure calendar when I look at The Dark Knight Coaster's facade. With Wonder Woman opening it would be a great chance, but of course I wouldn't hold my breath. Still, I guess we can finally check off the "reopen old country" wish once and for all. Has anyone thought of making a list of our wishes that actually did come true?
  8. I love how sponsorship is an equal priority when discussing shows for Six Flags haha
  9. ThemeParkRider

    Holiday in the Park 2018 - New Info & Guide Map

    That's exactly the same for me, on its fourth season people still don't really know about it at all!
  10. I think shows would do very well. Even Six Flags America had some decent shows going on there. Nothing too elaborate, and definitely cheesy, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a good time.
  11. ThemeParkRider

    Dorney Park, 9/22/18

    I was there that night. I was a little confused by the mixed signals about when the haunted stuff was supposed to begin. I think the website said 6 but it really didn't start until 7. Same with re-entry.
  12. ThemeParkRider

    New for 2019 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth!

    My palms are getting sweaty just thinking about the height of this ride, but I'm very excited. I noticed the skyline is present on the Dark Knight in the animation. Anyone think there's any significance to that? Or maybe the animator is just being wise.
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    Yeah good points. It definitely seems like many aspects of the Fort were changing right up to and after opening day. In that photo above the bottom half of the fort to the left of the sign seems like it may have been intended to be used for something as well. Obviously that's closed up now. Anyway, I just found it all very interesting.
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    FlumeOp1974, I agree that it's simple, and that's how we do it now. But the original queue would have had some issues. Harry describes that the original exit could have been the now unused stairs in-between the two launchers, and I agree that this is likely. But this layout would have had many issues. For one, any guests unloading would have to cross through the loading zone, which means they'd have to squeeze past the queue bars and the gondolas sitting in the station, and past the launching cars down the stairs to the front of the fort. Not the most practical for sure! The other option is that all of the gondolas were pushed around by the catcher, and they were unloaded and loaded in the same location by the launcher, but it would still be a tight fit for the guests in line to walk between the gondolas and those stairs. And I'm fairly certain those stairs were always there, given they're in the photo Harry just posted above. I made a diagram below of the current layout and our guess to the previous layout. And in the other photos, take a look at how close the cars get to the wall, keeping in mind the older cars were even larger. I'm not saying it's not possible, but it would not have been the most practical setup.
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    That’s interesting. It definitely would have been an awkward setup since the unload/exit would be after the load area, not to mention they’d be walking in the same area the gondolas are launched from. Maybe that’s one of the reasons they ended up changing it.