Recent content by Hyde

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    Techniques to Avoid Being Stapled?

    first a contingency list of actions and follow-up actions: Scoot forward, keeping you bum and back away from the back of the seat. Do your best to apply your own restraint in advance of the ride-op (if possible), to get the fit you need, right. If instructed to sit back, sitback, but flex your...
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    The Staff v. User counting game!

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    Don't react, you will only feed him!

    Don't react, you will only feed him!
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    Rides at Buffalo Bill's Casino closed until further notice

    Clue #1: They show genuine concern for Buffalo Bill's.
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    Most impressive Coaster Designs

    A couple stabs of thoughts: Gatekeeper, Cedar Point - Yeah I know, CP fangirling here. But comeonnn; it completely revamped a cramped and expansive park entrance to an open, easy focal point. The entire corner of the park has had a huge quality of life improvement from the old Disaster...
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    Universal IoA | Jurassic World VelociCoaster | Intamin Blitz | 2021

    Bravo to finding a camera angel to film between two slats, shooting at an angle to look between two additional slats.
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    Attractions that still scare you?

    Second proper drop towers or S&S downward shots. The lack of countdown just totally unravels my nerves. Also a vote for tall Starflyers and Modial Swings. I will gladly ride them, but with any breeze I would swear you're riding in Mach 5 winds at the top of the tower.
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    Fantastic old coaster footage/pics

    Just spotted this posted to the Defunct Wooden Roller Coaster Archive FB group - amazingly high-quality POVs of Colossus and Revolution. Background on the "lost" documentary feature:
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    Your top 10 coasters in your home country/state

    “Siri, what roller coasters are at Cedar Point and Kings Island?” Steel Vengeance Maverick Millennium Force Top Thrill Dragster Mystic Timbers Magnum XL-200 Banshee Beast Raptor Orion
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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg Project 2021 - 355ft Height Waiver Filed

    Exactly. Building a 355 ft. shuttle coaster feels very 1997. I enjoy a new cred as much as the next guy; but just as I criticized Orion's 85 ft. tall brake run, so too I criticize any of the concepts that have been speculated as leaving sooooooo muchhhhhh rooooooom on the design table. Call me...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Mickey's ModernaMagic "It's a vaccinated world" Alice's Social-Distanced Labyrinth Buzz Lightyear Pfizer Blast Crush's Covidster Dumbo the Masked Elephant Slink Dog Second Dose Spin Casey Johnson & Johnson Jr.
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    Busch Gardens Williamsburg Project 2021 - 355ft Height Waiver Filed

    The weird moment where I really do wish this was a joke.
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    Obscure special effects

    In no particular order, the Cedar Point edition: Maverick's launch tunnel lights and fog: Basically only operated opening day. I believe @Snoo is the only person around who got to experience? The fog effect was subsequently removed, and repurposed for use at the short-lived Shoot the Rapids...
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    Rides at Buffalo Bill's Casino closed until further notice

    This thread makes me feel like I took the red pill to see how far the rabbit hole goes. to answer this question with your answer - Buffalo Bill’s is just a gambling stop on the way to Vegas from LA, along with a few other strip casinos on the way. Indeed, it’s a “commuter” coaster.
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    Future developments at Dollywood

    Stop legitimizing fanboys who say Mean Streak was better before Steel Vengeance. 😜 I never minded the original turn, just like how I didn't mind that entire middle-section of the rid. It's a meandering series of random track; not the Mona Lisa of Gerstlauer. Be upset about the removal of...