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Dec 23, 2011
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I am not sure if it is, but I think it is very likely. Like I said before, I would rather have one big Summer show in the RPT, that is GREAT, rather than an okay show. Plus, with fireworks, that would make it awesome.
 
Oct 27, 2011
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I'm also pretty sure it's coming back. I talked to a Guest Services person in July this year and she said to was very likely.
 
Jun 22, 2010
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I hope it doesn't come back. I would rather have one big show and fireworks like Party Rocker said.
 
Dec 23, 2011
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Don't get rid of something that has made you more money than you loose. They make thousands of dollars, just because people want to see a spectacular light show, or at least that is what half the guests seem to think Illuminights really is. Just one big light show. Which is why, when people say, "When does the Illuminations show start?" I say, "Illuminights is a park-wide celebration that consists of 4 shows in each of our major countries with the conclusion of fireworks each night." Then they say, "Oh really? I thought it was just some light show? Which show do you recommend seeing?" Then I say, "I prefer the Oktoberfest show, Clocktoberfest, since it is the most unique and probably the kookyest out of all of them." Then they say, "Thanks!" *Then they walk in the opposite direction of the show I just suggested.*
 
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I'm just not sure it'll be necessary. Verbolten is going to bring people in. Is the extra expense worth it? How many people are really going to be drawn to the park for a handful of 5 minute street shows, some gaudy decorations, and fireworks? If you didn't have a brand new roller coaster, I could see it, but...
 
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Jun 22, 2010
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I wonder if Verbolten could run during the fireworks, I dont know if they would want to close their new ride ~45 minutes to an hour depending on crowds for some fireworks....
 
Jul 28, 2011
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I think it's a matter if bolt will go back up after the fireworks... There might be remnants of the shells scattered everywhere
 
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I'm going to imagine with consistent 1-2 hour wait times throughout the summer, closing the ride at 9:15 to do fireworks would not be a popular move. Not to mention, the bridge starts to build a fireworks crowd at 8:30. There could be the potential of that crowd running up against the Verboten line.
 
Jul 28, 2011
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If they had a long line (an hour or so), they would have to close at like 8:30 to get everyone in line through before 9:30
 
Jul 28, 2011
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Well, what else is Busch going to do? Not shoot fireworks from FHP?

Or not have fireworks at all from now on?
 
Sep 29, 2010
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shooting fireworks from fhp is not the issue....the debris from the bridge is the main issue...
 
Apr 5, 2011
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BBW ran after fireworks went off, all the park really does is turn off the coasters while they fireworks are running.
 
Apr 5, 2011
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Yes, but cpt was saying that the rides would have to be shut down all night after the fireworks.
 
Jul 28, 2011
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Exactly... Of course, I don't know how much shrapnel the fireworks create... But they do shut down roman rapids for a while when the fireworks are going... Why not verbolten... But then again, the building is close to FHP so it will protect the ride from shrapnel... I always thought that fireworks on top of darkastle (twards the back end of the building)would be cool... But that's if they move the shooting location from FHP

ivybrit said:
shooting fireworks from fhp is not the issue....the debris from the bridge is the main issue...

I would say it depends on the wind... My friend said that last year they were thinking of shutting down Apollo because on the first night of illuminights, some guests said that they were being hit with small pieces of cardboard
 
Sep 29, 2010
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again the bridge is the issue with all debris...not fhp
 
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