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The Master

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  1. Screamscape suspects that Six Flags may be retiring its membership program.
  2. Screamscape reports that Shrek 4D is being replaced with an Minion attraction. Personally I am disappointed by the news as I am not a huge fan of Despicable Me and now there will be a pair of attractions based on that IP.
  3. Its odd the Starcruiser hotel wasn't mentioned during the Disney parks Christmas special. Supposedly many of the reservations for it have already been cancelled. It could very well end up as a boondoggle. In other news, Screamscape reported that the Lightning Lane prices rose 150% for rides in DCA during Christmas week. The Disney parks are not worth this new BS IMHO.
  4. Looks like only the Safari opens in March and the park itself doesn't opens until April.
  5. It would be nice to have the simulator return. GADV can really stand another indoor ride on that side of the park.
  6. I ridden the moving cars on the Sun Wheel, Mickey's Fun Wheel at DCA. How fast and hard the moving cars move really depends on how the wheel is being loaded.
  7. Perhaps a traffic light should be installed. Also had issues with northbound cars exiting the park not letting me over to the access road entrance.
  8. That has been a problem with SF for decades, especially GADV. I noticed other SF parks tend to perform better upkeep on theming than GADV does.
  9. Also seems a lot more like The 5th Element than Star Wars too, the whole battle onboard a space cruise ship with an female alien singer. Through to be a bit fair to Disney, the CIS in the prequels did use touch screens on their ships.
  10. The preview trailers Disney released for the Star Wars hotel are really getting roasted by fans. The reception was so poor for the first trailer with actor that plays Adam Goldberg that Disney pulled the video. People are probably so partly due to the high price. You can buy a nice used car for the price of that two night stay.
  11. Cable channels keep showing the same five Christmas movies. There is a lot more than that.
  12. That is the paradox theme parks have with guests bringing in electronic devices. On one hand they are another source of revenue, however, they also pose a great liability and hazzard. Personally I don't want to be burdened with carrying a device all around a park and risk losing or damaging it.
  13. Damn it I renewed my pass over a month ago.
  14. Extreme cold zaps the fun out of a park for me.
  15. News came out that the original Small World in Disneyland flooded which is a shame.
  16. Those prices are crazy for what you get. Apparently the new Star Wars hotel is already booked solid despite the huge prices.
  17. I would like to see them in the park again as the midways are kind of bare with Halloween decorations anymore. In general holiday cutouts are not as common as they used to be and are hard to find in brick and mortar stores. The park also used to have lots of giant vinyl spiders and bats, similar to this. Many of the lamp posts and plant hangers would had bats on them. Bad thing about vinyl decorations is that they eventually rot away. I keep mine stored away from any UV light during the off season to extend their lives. The park had two sizes of bats, a medium size and large size. The larger ones seemed to me to just have been upscaled molds of the smaller ones. Another once common staple for FF in the park were "Blucky" blow mold skeletons. These also used to be all over the park in various tableaus. They used to place one in the old fighter jet outside of the Right Stuff which is currently in GL's queue and in the old hanger office inside the simulator building. Moreover, these skeletons have fragile tabs in their joints that can snap off easy or the holes easily enlarged so the tabs pop out. They still make them with some improvements such as more realistic skulls and hands.
  18. This was a topic I wanted to start last month but the site was unfortunately down for much of Oct. Better late than never. The early years of Fright Fest saw wide use of paper cutout decorations that used to be everywhere, in store windows, at the entrance gates, on operator booths, etc. Here are a few from the web that I remember the park once used. Many were classic Beistle paper diecut decorations. I have one of these. I remember they used to have jointed pumpkin men like the one above in the back of the old Musik Express. When I think of FF I always think back on these guys who used to be a stable of the event.
  19. Up to 141 with riding VelociCoaster back in late Sept.
  20. The Disney parks are textbook examples of inelastic demand. Tons of people will still flood the parks despite rising costs and declining value. Personally I am fed up with the Disney parks and not planning on visiting them anytime soon.
  21. Retheming to another DC villain is weak. I rather see the coaster returned to the original Medusa Mine theme. Hopefully, this is not a start of a nes trend of just retheming existing rides rather than adding new attraction ala Disney.
  22. A decent part of Scream Machine's queue was covered.
  23. People smoking outside the smoking areas in GADV. Last Thrusday night there was a woman smoking on the narrow exit steps for Kingda Ka. Everyond had to walk right past her and the cloud of smoke. I told security and they didn't do anything.
  24. I was hoping they would be open on weekends past Labor Day like last year but with the mega crowds causing issues.
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