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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 8th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Triple Play received a new mirror that is for the workers to see the back half of the ride. I know, no one really cares, but this is more for a Six Flags head up person (if they read this). This mirror (in my opinion is too close to the ride). It only takes 1 person to hit that mirror (because it is that close to the ride), and get a bloody hand from that mirror. In my opinion, they should keep the mirror because it's for the good, ( but remove some shrubbery), and move the mirror back so that the chances of a bloody hand (broken mirror) does not happen. I looked at the mirror even, and see scratches on it. The ride almost hits it (alone).
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Postby benneluke on August 9th, 2018, 9:27 am
Ilovthevu' wrote:Triple Play received a new mirror that is for the workers to see the back half of the ride. I know, no one really cares, but this is more for a Six Flags head up person .


Yikes. Best to call them directly or go to guest services.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 10th, 2018, 2:48 pm
SaveTheWAVE wrote:Thanks, all! Everyone at Bull was very nice and assured me that I was doing the right thing. Security personnel were equally nice and helpful.


You DEFINITELY did the right thing!! Great job!!
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 11th, 2018, 1:52 am
The Hurricane Harbor entrance now has fingerprint scanners. They were even asking everyone what their name was. I guess they caught on to my family sneaking extra dining passes in :lol:
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 11th, 2018, 4:21 pm
^You mean the outside one? You don't mean the inside one. If you get your fingerprint scanning when you come into the park, and than go waterpark later, why would you need to fingerprint twice in one day?
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Postby RollingCoasting on August 11th, 2018, 10:46 pm
I did mean the outside one. Should've clarified
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 12th, 2018, 12:33 am
Jiggdyndg says the last day of the train is today - Sunday Aug 12th.

In regards to that money that they are getting to "fix things", one thing they should do is to add LOTS of shaded areas (like the blue "tarp" that Superman has). Vertical Velocity has nothing. Roaring Rapids barely has anything. Ricochet has nothing for protection. Hometown Fun Machine, same thing. Revolution, etc. More shade = less people sick (from dehydration of overheating their bodies) = less people throwing up on rides = less operation downtime. Vertical Velocity having nothing (except the station, of course), is probably the most puzzling..

I know you probably don't care about what I'm going to say, but I will discuss for a minute. The park plays this advertisement. Advertising is fine to me. It just doesn't make sense. It's an electric company. The lady says what is is that you are you wondering about. The guy goes I'm in my car wondering how many traffic stop lights I'm going to get it. The lady goes that's not electricity. The first part (sort of is wrong / could be right) is that his car could be an electric car. The traffic light is also electric. So, that deals with electricity. One of the other ones that bugs me is that the guy says I'm binge watching something for 2 hours eating lots of popcorn. Making popcorn COULD require electricity. You have microwave popcorn, and you have popcorn seeds you cook. Both are electricity. Maybe if they would have said store bought popcorn in a bag, I would give them a break. Doesn't the park even make their own popcorn (in those buckets)? If you go AMC, they aren't giving you store bought bagged popcorn. If you put a tv on, that's electricity. She goes your date night might be electrifying (or something like that), but it's not electricity. It's such a bad ad.

She should say something like having a picnic playing a Scrabble board game. Well, that's not electricity... Basically, we (Americans) are obsessed with electricity! So much of our lives is electricity. Radio / tv / amusement rides / power to water stuff (like the wavepool) / video games / bowling alleys / movies / now electric cars.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on August 14th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Haunted Attraction up in southwest territory already. Infestation I think it was called. Also lots of more buildings have the lights up for HITP.


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Postby ChicagoCoasters on August 14th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Got any pics I would love to see them.
1.) Goliath 2.) Mystic Timbers 3.) Diamondback 4.) Raging Bull 5.) Hades 360
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Postby Foltzy on August 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm
I believe I also saw some work for a haunted attraction being done in the back of kidzoplis where the stage (? I think. Never actually gone in there) was. I may be wrong as I was walking quickly in the queue for eagle but I thought I'd share what I noticed.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 16th, 2018, 10:23 am
So, Roaring Rapids used to close early for the season, but I asked, and they said this (for this year). This is GREAT news. Last year was August 20, 2017, for instance.

"So the last day that Roaring Rapids (and all the water rides for that matter) will be open is Labor Day Weekend. Essentially when Hurricane Harbor closes for the season, the water rides in the dry park will close as well. I hope that helps out and if you have any further questions please feel free to email me or call the info line
Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Freddy Berrens
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Postby Ilovthevu' on August 18th, 2018, 10:06 am
Double post; but you should know: The Lobster was shut down all day on Friday - August 17, 2018.

The segment - Spiels that don't make sense.
"American Eagle is Viper's older brother." Huh?
I take things literally, but hear we go. If an eagle and a viper were brothers, that's messed up inter-species type of stuff. What's worse with these 2 animals though is that eagles eat snakes (vipers).

So, here is a video for you - an eagle & a snake fighting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD0KOmg_YQ8

The American Eagle and Condor would be better rides to match up, yet they are not 2 coasters. At least a bird would get it on with another bird rather than a bird and a snake. I also don't think eagles are against condors.

I know. Ha ha. I'm supposed to be dumb, and just go eagle and viper are wooden coasters. Ha ha...
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Postby SaveTheWAVE on August 18th, 2018, 12:59 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
SaveTheWAVE wrote:Thanks, all! Everyone at Bull was very nice and assured me that I was doing the right thing. Security personnel were equally nice and helpful.


You DEFINITELY did the right thing!! Great job!!

Thank you, CoasterRiderSC!
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