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MAZ

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BG has a much larger standing body of water to breed bugs than KD does. Regardless of its name including the word river, it is a man made, standing water lake, with moderately funky edges and pools. there are plenty of bugs at BG in the evening close to the rhine. Fogging the area with DDT for the first 2 decades of operation has obviously worn off at both parks. (Anyone noticed the large wasp nest on top of Griffon yet?) Dinosaurs alive has the most bugs of any area in KD. Quite far away from 'pond' Charles.
 

Nicole

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The wasps on top of Griffon are a known problem. According to our coaster tour it has something to do with the ride itself. Some mechanical thingy attracts them. Someone else could probably explain that better.
 
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I don't know if KD does this, but BG puts a chemical free mix into the Rhine that prevents algae and bug breeding like Mosquitos, which is what gives it it's color.
 
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Mushroom

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Well, Swamp Lake Charles sure as hell could use that stuff. The whole area around Anaconda is a horrid mosquito breeding ground.
 

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One of the fountains in Old Virginia was overflowing yesterday. Looks like it was filled too high with water and the water was spilling out from between one of the rocks onto the pathway.
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The water was spilling out of the side of the fountain and gushing onto the path.

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It all puddled into the center of the walkway.

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These images show how high the water level was. While there is usually a big gap between the water line and the stone border, in some spaces there were literally only a few millimeters of space between the two. It was actually pretty entertaining to look at.
 

MAZ

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If I had leaned on this backwards for a photo, I would have been swimming in the I-street fountain! It is completely separated from top to bottom. Middle section on the Berserker side.
 

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I once saw a racoon in the dominator station at kd. If I didn't have to find my old SD card I would post it
 
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Dusting this one off - did anyone else notice the huge paint patch peeling off one of the columns right outside of the park exit?
 
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