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Postby SixFlags_Fan on April 30th, 2017, 8:59 am
Anyone else notice the bridge connecting Hometown to County Fair is now all paved over.Image

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Postby stergmi on April 30th, 2017, 9:00 am
SixFlags_Fan wrote:Anyone else notice the bridge connecting Hometown to County Fair is now all paved over.Image

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This makes me sad. I still remember the trellis


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Postby stergmi on April 30th, 2017, 10:08 am
Also it must be season because people are whining about trims on a B&M Hyper in a spot where every B&M Hyper has trims.


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Postby RollingCoasting on April 30th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Has anyone tried the Unicorn Funnel Cake Sundae?
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Postby SixFlags_Fan on May 1st, 2017, 8:59 am
I'll have to try it out next Saturday.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 1st, 2017, 8:02 pm
Sorry for all of the questions but has anyone here done Drop of Doom yet? How was it? I was hoping to get on it yesterday but prioritized other things and only had 70 minutes at the park so I didn't get to it.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on May 1st, 2017, 9:32 pm
I have not ridden it yet but I would like to. I read somewhere though (newsletter through email I think?) that the VR is permanent. Thoughts?
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Postby Guy_With_A_Stick on May 1st, 2017, 9:37 pm
I thought it was going away after Memorial Day. I hope it isn't permanent.
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Postby SixFlags_Fan on May 2nd, 2017, 10:44 am
I got to try it out Saturday and it was a really different experience than demon last year. I enjoyed it only because the drop gives to falcons fury illusion.

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Postby Wisco Woody on May 2nd, 2017, 11:09 am
My God, a Falcon's Fury type replacement of Giant Drop would be the greatest ever flat ride addition to the park, and since they're both by Intamin they could possibly reuse some or most of the existing tower. Even if it would be a 100 ft shorter version than Falcons Fury I would be happy. With that and a beyond 90 degree giant frisbee, I'd spend at least a third of the day at the park just on those two and possibly JL if the lines were under 30 minutes. We'd even have the one-up on both CP and King's Island with a 300+ ft Falcons Fury tower and a modern Zamperla giant discovery.
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Postby Coaster Justin on May 2nd, 2017, 3:15 pm
Wisco Woody wrote:My God, a Falcon's Fury type replacement of Giant Drop would be the greatest ever flat ride addition to the park, and since they're both by Intamin they could possibly reuse some or most of the existing tower. Even if it would be a 100 ft shorter version than Falcons Fury I would be happy. With that and a beyond 90 degree giant frisbee, I'd spend at least a third of the day at the park just on those two and possibly JL if the lines were under 30 minutes. We'd even have the one-up on both CP and King's Island with a 300+ ft Falcons Fury tower and a modern Zamperla giant discovery.



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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 2nd, 2017, 6:30 pm
Lol, so true, though Intamin Second Gen Drop Towers have had their fair share of problems as well. At this point in it's life, Drop doesn't pull the crowd it used to by any means. On the night of the Glow Run, Bull was at an hour, Viper at 30ish and Drop was walk on.
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Postby Wisco Woody on May 3rd, 2017, 11:46 am
Speaking of old Intamin rides, for anyone who has already ridden Eagle this season, how is the coaster running and riding particularly in the back car of blue? The jackhammering and roughness of back blue was unbelievable in May of 2016, but it improved after being down for a week or so with what I assume was an extensive retracking.
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Postby RollingCoasting on May 3rd, 2017, 11:58 am
Eagle blue hasn't opened yet I thought?
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Postby SixFlags_Fan on May 3rd, 2017, 1:18 pm
Red side has been the only side open but it was only open for the private events.
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Postby momlovescoasters on May 3rd, 2017, 1:53 pm
I hope it's open Friday!
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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on May 3rd, 2017, 6:39 pm
It should be. I believe Baynum Painting posted on social media that they were done painting.
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Postby momlovescoasters on May 6th, 2017, 8:03 am
I was at the park yesterday. I rode X Flight early (they were only running one train) and hoped to get a few more rides after lunch. When I went back around 1:00 it was closed. Didn't think much of it as I saw them testing so I figured it would open again soon. About an hour later I saw them testing with dummies. I've never seen that in person before. Anyone know what was going on?
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Postby SixFlags_Fan on May 6th, 2017, 8:28 am
They were most likely testing the 2nd train because I know that had water dummies on it yesterday.
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Postby Muck Finnesota on May 6th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Wisco Woody wrote:We'd even have the one-up on both CP and King's Island with a 300+ ft Falcons Fury tower and a modern Zamperla giant discovery.


SFGAm already has the one-up on both parks in terms of Drop Rides. I don't care how tall you make your Gyro-Drop, they don't even come close to Second Gen Towers.

Power Tower (both styles) is essentially a floorless outdoor elevator ride.
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Postby doubleb on May 6th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Muck Finnesota wrote:
Wisco Woody wrote:We'd even have the one-up on both CP and King's Island with a 300+ ft Falcons Fury tower and a modern Zamperla giant discovery.


SFGAm already has the one-up on both parks in terms of Drop Rides. I don't care how tall you make your Gyro-Drop, they don't even come close to Second Gen Towers.

Power Tower (both styles) is essentially a floorless outdoor elevator ride.


You people are hilarious in being homers. This is why SF has it's strategy of cheap coasters and rides, you people will show up and tout them no matter what. GAm would not be even in the top 6 of CF parks.
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Postby Muck Finnesota on May 6th, 2017, 4:04 pm
doubleb wrote:
You people are hilarious in being homers. This is why SF has it's strategy of cheap coasters and rides, you people will show up and tout them no matter what. GAm would not be even in the top 6 of CF parks.

No, I just prefer the dead weight dropping sensation on Intamin's second generation drop towers to the dropping feather sensation on their Gyro drops or S&S absolutely meh outdoor observation elevators.

Canada's Wonderland has the best drop tower in the CF chain.
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Postby doubleb on May 6th, 2017, 4:22 pm
Muck Finnesota wrote:
doubleb wrote:
You people are hilarious in being homers. This is why SF has it's strategy of cheap coasters and rides, you people will show up and tout them no matter what. GAm would not be even in the top 6 of CF parks.

No, I just prefer the dead weight dropping sensation on Intamin's second generation drop towers to the dropping feather sensation on their Gyro drops or S&S absolutely meh outdoor observation elevators. A SFGAm/Six Flags homer I am definitely not. Canada's Wonderland has the best drop tower in the CF chain.


KI and KD have Intamin Gyro Drops and they are better than earlier built Intamin drop that GAm has.
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Postby Muck Finnesota on May 6th, 2017, 4:43 pm
We'll agree to disagree.
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Postby great america fan on May 6th, 2017, 6:46 pm
doubleb wrote:
Muck Finnesota wrote:
Wisco Woody wrote:We'd even have the one-up on both CP and King's Island with a 300+ ft Falcons Fury tower and a modern Zamperla giant discovery.


SFGAm already has the one-up on both parks in terms of Drop Rides. I don't care how tall you make your Gyro-Drop, they don't even come close to Second Gen Towers.

Power Tower (both styles) is essentially a floorless outdoor elevator ride.


You people are hilarious in being homers. This is why SF has it's strategy of cheap coasters and rides, you people will show up and tout them no matter what. GAm would not be even in the top 6 of CF parks.


Wow you must hold cedar fair parks to really high standards if a park with 14 coaster "four of which are B&Ms" and over 35 flats wouldn't even make top five.
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