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    Steel Vengeance Opening Day - 2018 Trip Report

    There's been a lot in the news this weekend about SV's opening day at Cedar Point. I made the long up and back trip to Cedar Point this weekend to check it out on opening day. This marked just my second trip ever to CP, and my first in six years, so the anticipation was great. Warning: this...
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    First Trip of 2018 (And First Trip in Years): 3/25/18

    Howdy gang, Today I had a chance to venture up to BGW for my first trip in a pretty long time.  It was a beautiful day in the park and the lines were extremely short, which I was more than happy to take advantage of. Being the first weekend of park operation, I wasn't too surprised to...
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    September 19th, 2015 Scarowinds Trip Report

    I got a chance to visit Carowinds on Saturday for their Scarowinds event. I'd never been before, and it's been a couple of years since I've been to a park for a Halloween event now. I have to say that overall I was impressed with the event and had a good time. There were pretty large crowds...
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    April 18th 2015 Trip Report (Fury 325 and Park Ops)

    I made a trip to Charlotte this weekend to get my first rides in on Fury 325.  I made another trip last August and wrote up a report on that, so I'm not gonna be covering a lot of those other rides and will instead stick to stuff from my trip this weekend. Fury 325 was breathtaking.  It is...
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    Studios Makeover

    Disney has recently been bringing the wrecking ball to a number of subpar elements in Studios, most excitedly for me finally announcing the removal of the Sorcerer's Hat. They've also removed the American Idol Experience, Backlot Tour, and that atrocity of Jack Sparrow. I'm really interested...
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    August 2nd, 2014 Trip Report

    I had the opportunity this weekend to visit Carowinds for the first time in just over a decade. It was nice to be back, and it was great to see how much the park has changed and expanded since my last visit. Carowinds is still in my opinion an underrated regional amusement park experience...
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    Trip Reports

    This past week I had the chance to visit my second Sea World park, the San Antonio location. San Diego is all I have left to knock out now. Honestly, I was expecting the park to be a pretty average experience, and certainly not as good as the flagship Orlando location. While that assertion...
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    Being the Best Guest That You Can Be

    Edition 1: Wait Times For those of you who know me, you know that I have a tendency to sometimes be a little long-winded. So buckle up. There is no doubt that over the past few years, the overall quality of Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been in decline. More than anything, though...
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    What Does That Mean?

    I think Shane's list of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms has indubitably been helpful to many of the users and readers here. However, it has occurred to me that there can be much more jargon that we use on this board that is not limited merely to abbreviations and acronyms. There are...
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    Tomorrowland

    I found this today: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964418/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Maybe it's nothing, but I thought this was pretty interesting. Tomorrowland could really use an update, and honestly, it's the only area of MK I want to see Disney touch for a little while. The rest of their time...
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    Cast Member Stories

    http://thedisneycastblast.blogspot.com/ This blog is pretty interesting (and pretty taboo). I'm sure there are some people here who would enjoy reading some stories from people "inside the industry," especially Disney. Also, if there are any former employees of any theme parks around that...
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    BGW and Florida's Parks: A Comparison

    Over the past year I was able to spend a good bit of time exploring the many theme park adventures that the Sunshine State has to offer. It was quite an enjoyable time, and the experience was fantastic. I was able to visit both Universal parks, all of the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort...
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    Thorpe Park vs. SFGAm

    Ridiculous. Utterly absurd. I can't believe a park would go and diss on another park from another country over a design like that. Shouldn't Thorpe be mad at B&M, if anybody? I don't think Thorpe has the right to be mad at all. Thoughts?
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    New Hamlet Theme

    Per ArrowWolf's suggestion, I've started this thread to clean up the 2014 Coaster thread. Which hamlet would you like to see added? I had suggested a Nordic land due to their great mythology that would fit in very well at the park and could take the place of the misfitting New France, so...
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    Mad Gab

    This game is really fun with teams at parties, so let's see if we can make it work on the forums. If you've ever played the game, you know how it works. If not, read on. A player, in this case the winner of the last mad gab, constructs a "mad gab," or a phrase used with other real words that...
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    If You Could Remove One Ride...

    There have been lots of questions about what your dream addition to the park would be, and sometimes that's fun to think about. Well I am posing the anti-question. If the park gave you the opportunity to remove any one attraction, what would you most like to see leave the park? No conversions...
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    Attraction Twisted Colossus (RMC Iron Horse)

    According to rumors that have been circulating for a while, it appears to be more and more possible that Colossus at SFMM will undergo the same refurbishment as the Texas Giant. It seems that Texas Giant's rehab is getting great reviews, so it only makes sense that Six Flags continue this...
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    March Madness

    The NCAA tournament is soon upon us! I'm thinking we should create a group on CBSSports or ESPN and a bunch of us should submit our brackets and fight for bragging rights. Of course, we could drop some smack talk over here on the forums to make things more interesting. It doesn't matter if...
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    Celtic Dyne

    Busch Garden's Facebook just posted an announcement for Celtic Dyne, the new dinner show in Castle O'Sullivan where guests can eat and watch live performances by the cast of Celtic Fyre. Could this be a replacement for Dine With Elmo? This would certainly be excellent news if that was true.
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    World of Color

    I just returned from a brief foray to the urban jungle of LA and, of course, a trip to Disneyland and California Adventure. Nothing exciting was new since my last visit save the addition of the nighttime show at California Adventure, World of Color. I wasn't sure what to expect. When I...
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