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Great Adventurer

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  1. Great photos! I'm always amazed at how vibrant the ride colors look when there's snow on the ground.
  2. This was such a shame, I was planning to go on this last day and missed out on the Drive-Thru as a result. It looked like a really well designed route too. That said, I was fortunate enough to find some time to visit HITP on its final regular operating day, and I thought they did an incredible job this year. Especially loved the new Doc Swan show in Deck The Halls - lots of fun for kids and adults alike! I hope he makes a return next season.
  3. Looks like the park heard us loud and clear - according to the Six Flags website, different levels of season passes are now being offered at a fair yearly price! 2022 Season Pass rates are as follows: Basic: $69.99 Gold Plus (includes parking and admission to all other Six Flags parks): $79.99 Platinum (adds unlimited soft drinks + 25% discount): $99.99 Diamond (adds preferred parking, skip the line pass, and 35% discount): $149.99 Diamond Elite (adds a second skip the line pass, Fright Fest haunted house, and 50% discount): $219.99 The prices above are very much in line with their monthly membership counterparts. I'm so happy that these options exist and am going to inquire about upgrading my current basic pass to a higher tier.
  4. These are great! I did eventually figure them all out, but there were a few that took me quite a while. I would imagine that it was probably meant to be one of the easier ones on here, but for whatever reason, #7 was my second-to-last identification. Sometimes it's the simple things that stump you!
  5. I have to agree with a lot of the consensus here - for whatever reason, I really prefer a one-time annual fee as opposed to monthly payments. I've indicated on numerous surveys that I'd get a membership with no hesitation if that option was available. Incidentally, I scrolled down on the page and found that annual memberships were indeed being offered... At more than double the cost of what you'd pay for the monthly!! What a shame. I find all the membership price points to be more than fair and would happily pay for them if there was an appropriately reflective bulk payment option. I also felt that a more premium season pass would be a nice compromise, but sadly, it seems the passes as a whole are going the way of the dodo. I wasn't prompted for any of the usual add-ons during checkout when buying my passes this time around (dining plans, shopping, etc).
  6. As a teenager I rarely made it to the park right in time for opening, but when I did, I'd sprint from the fountain as if my life depended on it. Those first 30 minutes or so of operations provided so much opportunity for those precious extra rides. I've always admired that they let guests through the ticketing gates early to line up along Main Street and really maximize their park time. On that note, look at all the happiness and determination on the faces of the runners in that picture. Everybody's route was planned out well before they started moving. What a great shot!
  7. ^ I always enjoy seeing new train models and nanocoasters pop up in the stores - the park has been making some really steady progress with additions to their lineup. If they keep this pace up, it'll only be a matter of time before some poor designer has to figure out a way to model a "train" from the Joker...
  8. I was very disappointed to see that the city did not consider the Paidia Company, Inc. proposal (this group seeks to construct a reimagined Jazzland where SFNO resides). Maybe I'm a tad biased as a theme park enthusiast, but I believe TPC-NOLA has just as good a plan, if not better, than any of the finalists selected. If nothing else, they would certainly be able to utilize much more of the infrastructure that's already in place. The good news is they did submit a protest and have a solid amount of backing from local community members, so there's still a chance (however slim) that another park could occupy the space.
  9. Love the new format for this bittersweet spotlight. I'm looking forward to the many wonderful memories that will come to mind as we proceed through the month and the graveyard becomes ever more comprehensive. Excellent work as always!
  10. ^ They must have some huge construction plans for the upcoming year with season pass prices like these! My goodness!
  11. Love the ending line in that last paragraph Somehow, this tower never seems to show its age at all. Maybe it's just the maintenance of the surrounding scenery and my mind playing tricks, but it looks as bright and colorful as ever each time I visit the park.
  12. I'd be excited to see any or all of these concepts in action. It's amazing how even the smallest tweaks to existing ride infrastructures can make things feel really different and innovative! The stadium style seating on that Giga Splash is a nice touch. I wonder what effect that would have on how wet riders get, particularly with respect to standing water inside the ride vehicle?
  13. This is so cool! Everything about its crafting is so meticulous. As cool as digitized models are, I definitely agree that nothing beats physical ones like these.
  14. Happy birthday scott, hope you had a great one!
  15. You're probably right - and changing the area in question would provide very minimal benefit. They didn't get a whole lot for selling off Bally's either ($25 million), so it's not like they have a ton of spare money to throw around from that.
  16. I've looked up countless videos of the former Six Flags New Orleans over the years - the state of affairs there since Katrina has always been sad yet mystifying. Now, a company called Bright Sun Films is producing a documentary on the topic, with commentary from (among others) area residents, park goers, and former employees. It's due to release in the near future and will shed a lot of light on the full magnitude of the destruction caused by the hurricane (including that done to the insides of the buildings, which to this point hasn't really been captured in great detail), as well as provide a fascinating glimpse at the current condition of the land the park was situated on. More details on the project can be found at: https://www.closedforstorm.com
  17. Happy birthday Harry, hope you have a great one!
  18. That's really interesting, I always wondered why that portion of Caesars was themed differently! I'd have to think that with the recent events causing the casino to close for pretty much the first time in its life, the time for them to change it would be now or never.
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