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TexasCyclone

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Why Cedar Point will get left in dust

01 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

I've been thinking about this for quite awhile and finally decided to make a post about it. I'm going to be frank here; Cedar Point is on track to get left behind. It's got its "coaster record" but big whoop. The park hasn't opened a coaster for five years and Cedar Fair is obviously shifting their attention to other parks like Canada's Wonderland (hint hint Leviathan) and Kings Dominion (Intimidator 305 anyone?). Cedar Point is old and even right now it's a disappointment of a park. The rides have no theming and the park is a let down. You can have tons of coasters but with quantity is not always quality. While other parks use new ride technology Cedar Point thought it could tag along and add "WindSeeker" but how special is that when it was added to a bunch of other parks too. When it comes to big additions, Cedar Point is short on space while Cedar Fair's other parks have great potential. It all adds up and I think Cedar Fair is best just to sell the park before maintaining the 17 aging coasters becomes to much to bear. Cedar Fair has other premier parks with bright futures and Cedar Point is not one of them. Discussion is welcome here but y'all know that I'm right.

EDIT: April Fools :P! I actually believe Cedar Point is a thriving park and it currently is my favorite amusement park I've ever been to.

San Antonio Spring Break PTR: SeaWorld and Fiesta Texas

09 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Hey everyone, I will be going to San Antonio this next week and will be visiting Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. I'll be taking general park and ride photos at SeaWorld and Fiesta Texas and special SkyScreamer construction photos as well (most likely). Besides these, does anyone have any special photo requests?

Look for just a SkyScreamer update to be uploaded first sometime during this week and then next weekend a full PTR of the parks.

A Coaster and its Queue

26 December 2011 - 03:41 AM

Now I recently got my winter copy of Orlando Attractions Magazine (don't know if any of y'all read it or not, it's pretty cool) and their top 10 section was comparing ride queues. Which I think is a pretty interesting topic because queues for coasters and rides in general differ so much.

You have your basic queues (something like Raptor's at Cedar Point) but then you have queues like Expedition Everest's where the queue is used to tell a story or interest the guest. So I just thought I'd open it up to y'all and ask what some of your favorite queues are.

My favorite (and also the magazine's) is without a doubt the queue for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The queue literally is like a tour of the castle and makes waiting in line for a ride not nearly as dreadful.

Six Flags 2012 best additions?

01 September 2011 - 09:36 PM

Six Flags announced today all of their 2012 additions to their US parks. It's going to be a great year with lots of stuff going on. You can see all of the announcements here.

New at Six Flags America, Apocalypse - The Last Stand:
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New at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Superman - Ultimate Flight:
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New at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SkyScreamer:
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New at Six Flags Great Adventure:
- 15 Story Tall SkyScreamer
- Bumper Cars
- Scrambler Ride
- Flying Elephant Ride
- Hurricane Harbor Drop Boxes

New at Six Flags Great America, X-Flight:
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New at Six Flags Magic Mountan, Lex Luther - Drop of Doom:
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New at Six Flags New England, Goliath (must have taken them a long time to come up with this name):
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New at Six Flags St. Louis, Bonzai Pipeline:
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New at The Great Escape, the Alpine Freefalls:
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Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Over Texas will both be getting new shows next year. It's time to get excited! Lots of stuff happening this year at Six Flags!

Six Flags Coaster Exchange 2012

28 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

For 2012 it looks like quite a few Six Flags rides will be on the move:

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Pandemonium is reported as being removed and sent to another Six Flags park.

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Deja Vu is reported as being removed and sent to Six Flags New England.

Six Flags Great America: Iron Wolf is reported as being removed and sent to Six Flags America.


Keep in mind that this information comes from Screamscape.com (a site that I believe is pretty reliable.) Six Flags will be making numerous announcements concerning 2012 on September 1st, so stay tuned. Now does anyone have any opinions on these removals?