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  1. RollerNut

    Track for the Blue Racer

    The reason they switched it back is because Paramount never had permission to run it backwards. Therefore, Cedar Fair switched it back. More than likely the manufacter of the trains however, I am willing to bet the real reason Cedar Fair stopped backwards coasters is the cost of insurance. I can't imagine a coaster to run backwards being stopped by the manufacter after over 20 years.
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    Working as a Ride Operator.

    I beg to differ, even if it is only one button. Ride operator is not easy, any position where you deal with people, food, fun, or money isn't easy. We had a saying at Carowinds, the guests IQ drops to zero, and they check their brains at the gate. Of the two jobs, I have done in the amusement industry, sweep(Emerald Pointe) has easier, but less fun. The only hard part of the job was cleaning up after concerts.
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    Unknown Yellow B&M Track??

    Diving Coasters have different ties, they are straight accross.
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    Unknown Yellow B&M Track??

    I forgot that flying coasters have pretzal loop, opps. Anyways, it can't be a inverted because the support is on the wrong side unless they are making inverted loops now like a Knex or Six Flags Cool Coasters set has. I forgot which one.
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    Unknown Yellow B&M Track??

    If you look in the background, there is a loop track section. That rules out hyper, inverted, flying, and diving. So it is either a floorless or a sitdown.
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    Unknown Yellow B&M Track??

    Actually Carowinds has an address in NC and SC. The NC address is 14523 Carowinds Blvd, and the SC is 3900(sometimes shown as "1" but that is not it) Aveune of the Carolinas. If the new construction is on the SC side, the address on the permit is 3900 Aveune of the Carolinas, if on the NC side, the address is 14523 Carowinds Blvd. However, I didn't know they have changed the tags since DB.
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    Unknown Yellow B&M Track??

    It could be going to the new Universial park in Asia, they are rumored to get a clone of Hulk and of Dueling Dragons. However, yellow is an odd color for either of those. I am guessing Carowinds as the rumor of Log Flume has became true, so I see no reason the rumors of a hyper can't be. However, it does appear to be too small for a hyper, so maybe a floorless. Anyone ever get a photo of Diamondback's tags?
  8. Based on what I have been reading at http://www.discovermyrtlebeachforum.com, ownership of HRP could go to the companies that the park owes money. Wonder if that means that Premier Rides get ownership of the rides the park still owes on? If Premier Rides gets ownership of their rides couldnt they resell them?
  9. This doesn't surprise me, they overhyped the park, overcharged, and expected an unrealitisic amount of visitors. They came in thinking they were bigger than Carowinds(Yes, the website yes that at one point), but in the end proved that even a big name doesn't always draw a crowd. Wonder what changes will take place before (if) they reopen?
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    CAROLINA COBRA TO STRIKE AT CAROWINDS IN 2009

    Because park management likes to make their money go further... :lol: ...Pretty much, Carowinds has figured out that the general public is know the difference, let alone care. Some people theorize that Carowinds is saving up money for a hyper coaster, but I doubt it.
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    CAROLINA COBRA TO STRIKE AT CAROWINDS IN 2009

    Most of the people who go to Carowinds have no clue what a boomerang, let alone even ridden one. I haven't even rode one yet, and I am a coaster & Carowinds enthuisist.
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    CAROLINA COBRA TO STRIKE AT CAROWINDS IN 2009

    I think they are overusing the word Carolina. They could have used Tar Heel Cobra Tar Heel Copperhead Tar River Cobra Tar River Copperhead and put "tar" spots on the ride. I agree, we dont believe we have cobras in the carolinas. EDIT: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/projects/herpc...kes/snakes.html Nope, no cobras, but we diamondbacks..lol :P . That is the creepiest crawliest page I have ever looked at. I hate snakes....
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    70's KI Character- What is it?

    It does appear to be a rat or mouse. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27s_Web_(1973_film) Interestly enough, the movie was release by Paramount and worked on by Hanna-Barbera with a second movie in 2003(US ONLY). I wish they would have themed the kid's areas at the parks to Charlotte's Web instead of Nicktoons.
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    Does anyone here work at Kings Island?

    Operating Drop Tower was actually more fun than Hurler, we use to scare the already terrorflied guests(unless they were little kids). However, the operator's booth has a sunroof in it, and the air conditioner never worked right. The heater always worked perfect(like we needed it). Operating Drop Tower requires less buttons for the drive position but more buttons for platform position.
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    Does anyone here work at Kings Island?

    Well, I worked at Carowinds and not Kings Island back in 2006. 1)Is it fun? It depends on your coworker, but keep in mind that it is work. It also depends on what fun is to you. There is alot of stress in operating the rides because you deal with alot guests all day, and generally you work all day. The job is an outdoor job normally, so you are out in the weather, and this will take a toll on you, and your crew members during the hot days. 2)What is the pay? The pay is based on how many hours you work, and normally you will work 40-50 hours a week. You will more than likely make more money working at an amusement park that you would at most other entry level positions. 3)Operating the rides is fairly easy depending on your coworkers, and what type of ride it is. More than likely, you will work with one to three others at a ride. Remember to follow procedures to the T, use your best judgement, watch out for the rest of your team. Making friends with your coworkers can be very important because sometimes you will need to help each other out of pickles. The most important thing is be safe, and be aware of what is going on around you.
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