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The Interpreter

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  1. Record breaking attendance? Did I miss something?
  2. Industry sources say the lifthill and first drop were "dropped" this morning.
  3. B&M's have gentler hills than John Millers, not to mention far more effective restraint systems.
  4. The parabolic negative airtime hills would not be recreated in the USA in today's climate. A rebuilt Big Dipper would resemble the original as much as Kings Dominion's Grizzly does Coney Island of Ohio's Wildcat or Canada's Wonderland's Mighty Canadian Minebuster does Coney Island of Ohio's Shooting Star--which is to say almost not at all. Geauga Lake itself had the prime exemplar. The Raging Wolf Bobs was made of wood and had coaster trains that ran on steel wheels on wood track. Otherwise....the Riverview Bobs recreated? No. Just no.
  5. Every US and Canadian amusement/theme park has a max capacity--set by, among other things, fire and evacuation concerns.
  6. And some places won't even allow any grandfathering regardless. In any event, some laws and regulations, like the ADA, have no grandfathering provisions anywhere in the USA.
  7. And yet the Washington Metro always has ads for the Busch Gardens Yule Event.
  8. Things are not as they seem... -- M. McLuhan
  9. See also Kings Island. Columbus Day. 2016. The park was..... CLOSED.
  10. This is easy. Raise prices. Again and again.
  11. Kings Dominion can be quite the scary place during BooFest.
  12. Now, yes. When Cedar Fair closed the park, no. And for reasons previously alluded to, rebuilding it exactly somewhere else is almost certainly not an option. John Miller woodies aren't design compliant with modern day standards for newly built rides.
  13. No. What needed to be done by a company like Cedar Fair was to preserve the ride and move it elsewhere...like Valleyfair!
  14. PTC? Big Dipper was a John Miller with in-house rebuilt, heavily modified NAD trains.
  15. You assume: a. The blueprints exist. b. Cedar Fair would sell them. c. The ride could be rebuilt without extensive changes in today's regulatory and legal environment. d. There is room for that coaster at Coney Island of Ohio. At least one of those is highly unlikely.