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The Master

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  1. The Master

    Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone Replacement Ideas

    I hope they keep ET as it is the last classic Universal ride left, especially with how popular 80's nostalgia is. Not to mention the space left by T2, 3D.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    That will be hard on my palm trees. Just another example why Northeast winters suck hard.
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    Batman & Robin: The Chiller

    At least part of Chiller lives on. It really is something how the two Mr Freezes have been so much more successful designs than Chiller was.
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    Hurricane Harbor Operating Calendar

    Good to see they added those 2 weeks back.
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    New Non-Attraction Improvement Suggestions

    My suggestion would be to improve the walkway lighting around the park. Some sections are very poorly lit.
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    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

    It is like that for every holiday anymore.
  7. The cheapest retheme would be to remame Rouring Rapids to the Batman villianess, Poison Ivy. Especially since there is plenty of her namesake's plant growing wild all over, lol.
  8. If they are painted similar to modern cars, then probably a 2 stage urethane paint and clear coat system?
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    Hersheypark, 12/23/18

    It is a good idea to ride the wave swinger during the day as it is often very cold ride at night during Candy Lane. The reason Laff Trax is dark for Halloween is to hide the Christmas decorations that are already setup inside. Near the final brake run you can see the snowflakes are already up on the walls during HPITD. They still could switch to a spooky soundtrack for Halloween in the dark. I wonder if the single train operations is due to safety concerns with operating in cold weather? Even at Halloween time, Hershey had portable large heaters hooked up under some of their coaster stations that are not open for Christmas. PA is somewhat more strict about rides than NJ is.
  10. Some of the props were also removed for pathway changes like the Bada Bing juice still which was removed for the the bridge to the mat racers. Guess they decided it was not worthwhile to relocate. Something that could help with the theming is plant some cold hardy semi tropical plants around, such as Musa Basjoo Banana plants. One of mine grew to 12 feet tall by the end of Summer. There are also Needle Plams which they have a few of in GK. They already have a few Joshua Trees which are often used as false plams, plant a few more of them around, etc.
  11. That removed slide at Dorney was called Riptide, basically it was a inground version of Morey's Skypond slide. The bad thing about that type of slide is that they require lifeguards in every pool, which is bad for a waterpark like HH which claims it has a constant lifeguard shortage. Still I really miss Riptide. Sadly any new attraction at HH will likely increase crowds at the park. What the park really needs are improved operations, more lifeguards, signal lights installed on the slides, and eliminating Flashpass there.
  12. First step would be removing the poison ivy that has overgrown parts of the ride.
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    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

    People bringing freakin beach carts into Disneyland!
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    Misc GA Mumblings

    He could just go see the Dinos at Dorney.
  15. Even Dorney's small wheel got a fancy led lighting package with seasonal modes for the 4th and Halloween.
  16. GADV does have the cityscape for Dark Knight. Saw them in open crates under Batman's station from Nitro one trip.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    So I was driving on 295 in South NJ today, and they were freshly treating the roads with salt, on a 50 degree day with sunshine, no storms in the near forecast, and overnight temps in the 40s, WTH? Guess NJDOT thinks cars aren't rusting out fast enough. Now I will have to take my car to the carwash tomorrow to get that nasty NJ salt off of it. At least PennDOT does seem to be as trigger happy with road salt like NJ is. Took 130 back and despite being slower, it was unsalted. Road salt is a necessary evil that must be used sparingly, not dumped all over like crazy on a whim as it quickly degrades everything.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    The weather for Thanksgiving looks terrible this year, subfreezing the entire day, the high will only be 29 degrees. Thankfully it will be just the one day that will be that cold but still it is a shame such cold weather has to fall on a holiday. It will be brutal for the parades this year.
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    Holiday in the Park 2018 - New Info & Guide Map

    Probably just makes the leaves slippier.
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    Holiday in the Park 2018 - New Info & Guide Map

    Still a lot of snow where I am. Guessing it will be a slushy mess at the park this weekend. Especially bad since there are still leaves to make it even more slippery.
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Finally changed over to rain, hopefully most of the snow will be gone by morning as it is supposed to warm up to near 50 overnight. Still the snow is much worse than they had predicted. Edit, the news has said this is the worst snow storm this early in the season on record. The Philly airport was the 3rd worst affected airport in the country. Philly got hit with 3.6 inches of snow, the normal average for the entire month of Nov is .03 inches.
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    You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

    Related to the current storm, how nobody in the mid-Atlantic region offers wool wax undercoating. It is a sticky, waxy, and oily coating that remains soft and prevent road salt from rotting out the underbody. It is professional offered service up in New England and out west in the Ohio Valley, but bypasses our area for some reason. I even talked to one bodyshop, he knows of it but said the jobbers are simply not interested in exapanding wool wax undercoating services here. Back in Oct before it got so unusually cold, I sprayed my car with wool wax myself with a professional undercoating gun I bought.
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    Holiday in the Park 2018 - New Info & Guide Map

    The event has even started yet and the weather is already much worse than normal for this season. 😥
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    Miscellaneous Mumblings

    Still snowing where I am as of 4:10pm. Supposed to have changed over two hours ago, have two inches of snow on the ground. This is why I want to move to a better climate.