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by CptBeeble
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What Are Your 5 Favorite Parks & Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 6857

Re: What Are Your 5 Favorite Parks & Why?

Also in no particular order: Europa Park. There isn't anything they don't do right. Great rides, great food, great shows, great lodging, fantastic theming, beautiful landscaping, long operating season, and holy crap can they ever move a queue line. The rest of the list is in no particular order, but...
by CptBeeble
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What new for 2015 attraction are you looking forward to most
Replies: 9
Views: 4879

Re: What new for 2015 attraction are you looking forward to

My vote goes to Cannibal. Wicked Cyclone comes a close second.
by CptBeeble
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: anyone for chat during GTA live stream?
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: anyone for chat during GTA live stream?

yes, in 15min!
by CptBeeble
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: anyone for chat during GTA live stream?
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

anyone for chat during GTA live stream?

The Golden Tickets are live-streaming in a half hour here: http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sa ... denticket/

Anyone wanna hang out in the chat room, Oscar-style, and dish the dirt while we watch?
by CptBeeble
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Six Flags 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 15547

Re: Six Flags 2015

FYI, I rode one of those Larson big loops at Kemah Boardwalk last weekend.
Ugh. Made me queasy and seriously wasn't that fun.
by CptBeeble
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Six Flags 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 15547

Re: Six Flags 2015

"World's smoothest coaster" - yes, absolutely they were trying to shed the old Cyclone image. The Medusa Steel coaster ad promised "Mas Suave!" as well. When NTG opened, I don't know how many times I heard groups of people go "let's head for the Giant!" followed by someone in the group looking at th...
by CptBeeble
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Are Six Flags New Super Loop/Ring Of Fire Rides Coasters?
Replies: 9
Views: 9614

Re: Are Six Flags New Super Loop/Ring Of Fire Rides Coasters

Didn't Elitch get one of these this year already?

Didn't they have major downtime issues with it?

Am I misremembering any of this, or was that actually a thing?
by CptBeeble
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: What's New
Topic: Six Flags 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 15547

Re: Six Flags 2015

ALSO, I'm going to venture a guess that SFMM is getting a Sky Screamer and that Twisted Colossus is the 2016 attraction. That doesn't mean they won't announce it on Thursday, but I think it's too big a project to finish by next year. As far as I know, they aren't even on site yet, while the much sma...
by CptBeeble
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: What's New
Topic: Six Flags 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 15547

Re: Six Flags 2015

It seems a huge step down, actually. While the rides can be fun and have at least as high a capacity as a swing ride, pretty much every second-rate parking lot carnival outfit has a Super Loop in it already. I think it sorta tarnishes the image of SF (or any static park) being a step above the kind ...
by CptBeeble
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Six Flags 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 15547

Re: Six Flags 2015

Are they doing a single broadcast this year? I know that SFGAm and SFFT have announcement parties scheduled at the parks and the two events are several hours apart. I'm wondering if the parks aren't going to announce individually throughout the day this time. SFFT's is in the late afternoon- saving ...
by CptBeeble
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What Coasters Will Get The RMC Treatment Next?
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: What Coasters Will Get The RMC Treatment Next?

Considering how much shorter NTG and iRat are than the original wood versions, there's no reason to think that Boss couldn't be done on a budget, just shortened a lot.
by CptBeeble
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: What's New
Topic: Carowinds gets Fury 325
Replies: 3
Views: 5504

Re: Carowinds gets Fury 325

I'm not a big fan of large B&Ms. I don't DISlike them, I just don't find them to be all that compelling. Europa's Silver Star (based on my most recent rides on it, which were nearly free of trims) would be my favorite, mostly because of the parking lot setting. Yeah, that sounds weird... but you go ...
by CptBeeble
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: What's New
Topic: 2015 Anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 14031

Re: 2015 Anyone?

Well, it's a really old hand-me-down from SFOT, so there's precedent for it.
by CptBeeble
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Most Underrated Coaster Style
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

Re: The Most Underrated Coaster Style

I was too tall for Ultra Twister. That doesn't mean I didn't fit in it, it just means that I didn't fit in it comfortably. It also meant I didn't get any airtime on that otherwise delicious bunny hop after the drop.

Dat drop, though. Day-um.
by CptBeeble
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: 2015 Anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 14031

Re: 2015 Anyone?

So SFFT is removing the car ride, the teacups (shaped like pool balls), and SFOT is removing the ACME Rocket (formerly SFAW Looping Starship).

Can I go ahead and predict it?

"New for 2015 at SFStL, three great new family-friendly flat rides!"