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  1. I guess all the rumors of Raptors and T-Rex's coming to the park were off base; its a Tiger! For real though, that cub is so cute...I would love to play around with a little Tiger or Lion cub like that when they're only 12 pounds...well before I look like dinner to them!
  2. It's cool how they've really been able to keep things under wraps this year. Usually by now, the week of, we generally know what we're getting, but this year, we're really not sure beyond educated guesses. A super-sized Discovery sounds like the most likely answer, and I think that would be a great fit in the Freefall or old Old Country Area to help buff the Metropolis/Gotham area a little more. I'd love a new marquee coaster (I'm talking El Toro/Nitro/Ka level) in the next few years, but I'm not holding my breath!
  3. Hi all! On Friday on my way out to Pittsburgh for a wedding, my wife and I went to Hersheypark! It was the first time either of us had been there since we were probably 7-8 coincidentally (now 31), so it was our first opportunity to really experience what the park has to offer! Overall, it was a beautiful but hot day. Lines were short, with the longest we waited for anything probably 15-20 minutes. That was a pleasant surprise as we expected larger crowds being a summer Friday. Everyone seemed to be in the waterpark because of the heat! Our gain! Below are my impressions for each ride we r
  4. I have to ask, why only 1 hour? Did you go on your lunch break at work? If so, A. that's awesome, and B. props to you man! Also, nice trip report Nitro! I still need to get to the park to ride JL, I guess I better get there soon before everything gets defaced haha
  5. It's crazy to think that it's 2nd oldest...it's the 1st coaster that I distinctly remember being built and remember the buzz when it opened. (I wasn't quite 54" yet so I waited with my father while my sister and mother rode!). Now 29, it's crazy that it's the old man of the group (at least it can look up to RMT). RMT has to stay forever now so at least 1 coaster is older than I am! As for next year, I'm getting a flat package vibe. 3 or 4 solid flats would be a great addition to balance the park's offerings! I want an Air Race, those rides are super fun. I saw a mock up or concept of
  6. Maybe! I was joking around with my girlfriend about new Gotham/Mexican themed names. Clearly, Batchos or The Dark Knightcho whould be perfect :-)
  7. While I love that there's a second Macho Nacho (that's almost the only place I eat at since it opened last year), I wonder if they're going to retheme it again in the offseason if the rumored JL ride + Movietown refurb actually comes to fruition!
  8. I like the Superman and Green Lantern Lights...since they're "on theme" they could even stay up during the regular season to add a little more spectacle to those rides! I saw in the passholder email that Skull Mountain has a temporary retheme of "Poinsettia Peak." I know they were putting lights up outside of it from some of your recent Trip Reports, but does anyone know if they're also putting lights/decorations INSIDE the mountain? That would be very cool!
  9. I didn't get all the way up to the attendant to ask, but the line was through the second switchbacks and spilling out a little through the entrance, so I'd imagine at least 90, right?
  10. I was at the park today and the line was into the second set of switchbacks, which I haven't seen since it was almost brand new (as Medusa). I have to say, I was happy that t was getting that much love, but i definitely didn't wait to ride it. Fright Fest crowds man, if I didn't have to update my pass, I wouldn't go anywhere near there haha.
  11. Yeah, I guess it's not that I dislike the theme of Bizarro per say, but I would like it more where you suggest for example. That makes sense...I'm looking at it more from a theme perspective. It's a sore spot in Frontier Adventures, when everything else is fairly in line with the theme. Medusa Mining Co. was a stretch, but it fits like a glove compared to Bizarro. They can make every superhero/villain ride they'd like in the Boardwalk or Movietown where they fit with the theme/existing rides. But I just think it's lazy to plop them everywhere. I also realize that I'm talking
  12. Yeah, I guess it's not that I dislike the theme of Bizarro per say, but I would like it more where you suggest for example. That makes sense...I'm looking at it more from a theme perspective. It's a sore spot in Frontier Adventures, when everything else is fairly in line with the theme. Medusa Mining Co. was a stretch, but it fits like a glove compared to Bizarro. They can make every superhero/villain ride they'd like in the Boardwalk or Movietown where they fit with the theme/existing rides. But I just think it's lazy to plop them everywhere. I also realize that I'm talking
  13. With the news that Superman is returning to SFNE, having won his "battle" with Bizarro, do you think there's any chance that we could get Medusa back in 2017? Or, at the least, anything that fits the theme of Frontier Adventures better than a dumb super villain? I think 2017, we'll see a package of 2-3 flat rides like the Texas parks got this year, and with anyluck, a Bizarro re-theme!
  14. I agree with you Igetaround...I bet that the plan after a the record breaking Zumanjaro was to take a down year, and hopefully focus the major efforts and expenditure to 2016. I'm a glass half full guy, so I'd like to think that's the plan. And since we've only been 2016 speculating for 1 day, I'm not ready to kill my dreams haha! Intaminous_Me, in no world would I expect 2 coasters in one year (amazing as that would be), but I just drew two up to show different options in that desolate area. Personally, I'd prefer a launching coaster to a giga or something like that. I think it would
  15. OK, so here's my idea, and with it comes 2 disclaimers. 1) I am not an artist. 2) I am not a coaster designer. Great! Now that the legalese is out of the way, have a look at my poorly cropped google maps pic of the Old Country. There is so much room there that's ripe for the taking, and it would really round out the park nicely. Option 1 is the blue coaster. That can be a giga, wing rider, or rmc. Whatever you prefer, the swath of land is big for a ride like that. The red is the station, with arrows showing direction of travel. Orange is the lift and then the brakes at t
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