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markr

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About markr

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    KIE Cruiser Member
  • Birthday 11/22/1960

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  • Home Park
    ki
  • Favorite KI Ride
    beast
  • First Year Visiting KI
    1972-opening year

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    Male
  • Location
    about 10 minutes from ki
  • Interests
    coasters, movies, cooking, taking walks
  1. markr

    Favorite Roller Coaster

    1. Top Thrill Dragster 2. M Force 3. Raptor 4. Maverick 5. Mantis
  2. markr

    CEDAR FAIR IN TALKS OVER $4.1 BILLION TAKEOVER

    As long as KI's future includes Dick Kunzel, there should be nothing to worry about.
  3. markr

    "Unknown work on TRTR today"

    I was over at KI tonite. I took a peek at the TR location and would appear much too early to determine if this is the beginning of a construction site. They could be just making repairs.
  4. markr

    DROP ZONE:STUNT TOWER

    I rode it tonite.
  5. markr

    Park Map

    Was kind of expecting a park map design similar to CP where they make the coasters look real silly.
  6. markr

    Ride song

    That Scooby Doo ride is very frustrating. Sometimes I hit all the targets easily and got a really high score. Other times I am lucky to get any points. I don't know what the secret of that ride is or if there is any secret.
  7. markr

    Ride song

    Wha!? I loved Smurfs Enchanted Voyage that ride made my childhood I have so many good memories on that ride! Sorry about that. I meant no disrespect. I am sure the Smurfs version of Enchanted Voyage meant as much to you as a child as the original did to me.
  8. markr

    Ride song

    Thanks Hendrick. You sure brought back wonderful memories with that song. That indeed was the Enchanted Voyage song. I used to love that ride. One of the biggest mistakes in KI history was to get rid of that ride and change to the Smurfs- I could never stand the Smurfs. Note: Just edited post after I listened to the song.
  9. markr

    Son of Beast Closed

    I don't like SOB because of the bad experience on that ride on July 4. You can review my personal experience on that ride on thie forum discussion Son of Beast Reopens Today. I respect your opinions and the other opinions on this forum but I have been subject to some personal attacks against me personally by at least one member of this forum as a result of expressing my opinions and experience on the forum discussion topic Son of Beast Reopens Today. It has also been stated that my concerns for the safety of the ride are unfounded. Obviously they were not unfounded since the ride has been closed for more repairs. This is no reflection on you, TRexRage, you and about all of the rest of the forum members are respectful of differing opinions. That is the pupose of this forum, to express your opinions even if they are different. To those of you in the minority, I hope you have realized that personal attacks go over the line and are totally unaccepable on this forum. tI am fine Tex Rage, thank you for asking. When I spoke of personal attacks Iwas in no way referring to you or most of the people on this forum whom it has been a delight conversing with. I am sorry I will be missing you on the 4th. I do look forward to meeting everyone else on the forum.
  10. markr

    Formal Invitation...

    I just signed up. I cannot wait to meet you all personally.
  11. markr

    Son of Beast Closed

    I don't like SOB because of the bad experience on that ride on July 4. You can review my personal experience on that ride on thie forum discussion Son of Beast Reopens Today. I respect your opinions and the other opinions on this forum but I have been subject to some personal attacks against me personally by at least one member of this forum as a result of expressing my opinions and experience on the forum discussion topic Son of Beast Reopens Today. It has also been stated that my concerns for the safety of the ride are unfounded. Obviously they were not unfounded since the ride has been closed for more repairs. This is no reflection on you, TRexRage, you and about all of the rest of the forum members are respectful of differing opinions. That is the pupose of this forum, to express your opinions even if they are different. To those of you in the minority, I hope you have realized that personal attacks go over the line and are totally unaccepable on this forum.
  12. markr

    Son of Beast Closed

    I was at KI this morning and there was a sign in front saying Son of Beast closed because of mechanical work being done . The sign said it would probably not reopen at least today. I am usually not the type of person who says "I told you so." but it was obvious from my experience that there was a problem with the ride.
  13. markr

    Favorite Flat ride

    I'd like to try Skylab as an adult. I know that when I was a teenager the thought of just sitting in that car with no harness freaked me out. CP's Witch's Wheel is identical to Skylab. This is not my favorite flat ride but have any of you ridden the Sponge Bob ride? I like it because it is so silly.
  14. markr

    Son of Beast Reopens Today

    I rode SOB the other day, and probably will never ride it again... I didn't think it would be much better than it was in the past. My first ride was in the front right of the blue train. I thought It was a LOT smoother. Then I waited for the back of the same train so I was in the back car front right corner, beat me senseless. WORST WOODEN COASTER EVER! Do you mean you were sitting in the second row of the train or the very back of the train? I was in the second row and felt like my ribs had cracked. I have another thought. As you know a wooden coaster train is several cars chained together. Each individual car on the beast and racer is made up of three rows while the new SOB individual cars are 2 rows each. When you are sitting in the last row of any individual car on a wooden coaster you are going to get a rougher ride than the interior rows. It has something to do with physics. I met a physics teacher on physics day at CP and he explained to me that this was true. I cannot remember what his explanation was. For those of you who have loved the new SOB and think it is a smoother ride: Where were you sitting on each individual train, row 1 or row 2? I have the same question for those of you like me who have hated it. It is just weird that many of us are so split on this issue,ie, the smoothness of the ride.
  15. markr

    Son of Beast Reopens Today

    That is exactly where I was sitting when I rode it and experienced the severe pain in my ribs.
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