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Everything posted by padfoot714

  1. Really it depends on your definition of "doing it all." My friends and I typically make it our goal to ride all of the "adult" coasters when we go as well as hitting up a couple of popular flats like Power Tower and Skyhawk as well as a few personal favorites like Demon Drop. Usually that takes us two days. You will easily spend 5-7 hours just trying to ride the big 5: Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick, Magnum, and Raptor. Typically the wait for Magnum is less than an hour but the other four usually have 1 hour+ wait times. Raptor sometimes dies down a bit in the evenings once you have more people leaving than entering. If one of these rides shuts down for any reason (usually its TTD) then the lines for the other four become much longer. However, most of the other coasters are typically walk-ons or have wait times of less than 30 minutes. Like I said earlier, it all depends on your definition of "doing it all."
  2. Zephyr's paint job seems much nicer to me also. Am I just imagining this?
  3. Any kind of half-way decent flat rise would be an extreme improvement.
  4. I think it depends on what time/day you go. I went on a Friday evening lat year and I ended up waiting over 30 minutes. However that's probably the longest you'll have to wait if you go before opening day and I much prefer it to waiting until the park is actually open. Trying to get processed on one of the first weekends of the season is terrible.
  5. There used to be a stunt show centered around the AZ water tower. Maybe they could bring that back?
  6. An idea for the source of "the eye" From Wikipedia: The Gila Monster is found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, a range entailing Sonora, Sinaloa, Arizona, parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. They tend to inhabit scrubland, succulent desert, and oak woodland, seeking shelter in burrows, thickets, and under rocks in locations with ready access to moisture. In fact, Gila Monsters seem to like water, and can be observed immersing themselves in puddles of water after a summer rain. They avoid living in open areas such as flats and farmland. The highlighted sentence is what really caught my attention.
  7. Which just goes to show Paramount was equally crappy (if not worse) at making sure new rides "blend in with the surrounding theme." In fact, with the exception of Nick U, I'd say Paramount has done a horrible job. Adventure Express in Octoberfest? Tomb Raider in Rivertown? Flight of Fear in Coney Mall? Paramount was horrible at maintaining the theme of an area so don't go acting like Cedar Fair's purchase of the park has ushered in an era of mismatched themes. That kind of thing had been happening in the park long before Cedar Fair arrived.
  8. I'm not sure what the big deal is about having movie licenses for rides. In my experience, usually when a ride becomes tied to a movie one of two things happens: #1. The ride sucks because the park overemphasizes selling the movie instead of providing an entertaining or exciting ride. (see Tomb Raider) #2. The ride is good and the movie license is completely non-essential to this fact, reducing it to a cheap marketing ploy. (see Top Gun, Face/Off, Drop Zone) After reading all of your comments and complaints it seems like your main problem is not that you want your rides associated with movies, its actually that you're just bored while standing in line so you want Cedar Fair to spend money on fancy queue line theming. Also, I don't think anyone here has given the company enough time to even attempt what you're asking of them. One thing I found to be glaringly absent from this discussion is the wonderful job Cedar Point did with the theming on Maverick. It directly enhances the ride experience and is also pleasing to look at. The western songs playing in the line are also quite fun. Who's to say the new ride currently being built at our park can't be just as great?
  9. i'd have to agree that it looks pretty grim for anyone hoping to see future expansions here.
  10. It looks like they are filling a section of the lake rather than making the coaster go over water.
  11. I bet that one will be sent to the junkyard after the crash last year. As for the Villian, I don't really want it at KI. I rode it in 2006 and it was way to rough for me.
  12. that would make me puke all over the place.
  13. Man I loved Phantom Theater but I really like Scooby Doo too! It would be nice to have them both. Those videos are really cool (except the whole Cedar Fair Kings Island name). It would be super awesome if the new PT was more of an adult/teen aimed ride that really scared the pants off of you.
  14. I'm not sure why anyone would want to ride or design an inverted woody. Woodies are normally rough and bumpy and don't give a very smooth ride. Their focus in on drops and sometimes airtime. Inverted coasters are the exact opposite. They're smooth and usually more focused on inversions and a twisting track than drops or airtime. I just don't see the two types mixing well. I can't imagine riding an inverted coaster that's as bumpy and jerky as the Beast. Plus, we all know too well how inversions translate onto woodies. Besides, what your video shows appears to be just a regular steel track with wooden supports.
  15. I really don't want this ride to go. However, I will say this about SRR, it is the ride that causes the most maintenance headaches in the water park. The lift hill breaks at least once every day and it has had multiple patch jobs done on it. My brother and several friends who work in BB told me this multiple times throughout the summer. I'm really hoping that Down Under Thunder is the one to go though. That slide is so boring. All of the guards hate it as well.
  16. Be aware that you may not take loose article of any kind on M-Force or Dragster. All glasses must be placed in a cargo pocket and anything else has to go in a locker. Ride Raptor in the evening and make M-Force or Maverick your first stop.
  17. Maybe if I dream it too the dream will come true!
  18. That's a bummer dude. Did they not do any expansions at all? Not even for kids?
  19. just more attractions and things to do would be nice. the last time i went the lines were insanely long. that was the first time I'd ever been through all of the queues in the Beast line.
  20. I doubt we'll see any new rides like TTD anytime soon. The ride has been a maintenance nightmare and it was extremely expensive to build in the first place. Dick Kinzel has even said it was one of his worst decisions.
  21. That's a little obscure and less than permanent. It would be nice if you would stick to things that won't change whenever it rains.
  22. I love Skyline so on the rare occasion when I actually eat in the park I usually go there. If I'm looking for something lighter on my stomach (and a bit healthier as well) I go to Subway. If I just want a snack I'll go for some Potato Works or blue ice cream.
  23. I would give it a 7 out of 10 on the roughness scale. Its still pretty rough but not nearly as bad as it used to be.
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