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Oldiesmann last won the day on March 6 2016

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  1. It's an interesting little park. I stopped by on my way to Erie last year and spent a few hours there riding everything a few times. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.
  2. My dad has an autographed copy of that book. Definitely a great find, especially for those of us who are too young to have experienced Coney prior to Kings Island.
  3. You can go to https://www.KICentral.com/forums/index.php?/notifications/options/ to change your notification settings (click on the bell at the top of the page then click "Notification settings")
  4. Thanks for all you've done over the years Ryan. I joined this site in 2005 back when it was "pkicentral" and it's amazing how much it's grown since then. Good luck with your future endeavors!
  5. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fire-disneyland-20170213-story.html 4 cars destroyed, 4 heavily damaged, several others with minor damage. 7 employees treated for smoke inhalation. No word yet on how this all started but my guess is it started with a single vehicle catching fire and just spread to the others around it. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured. I do feel sorry for those whose vehicles were involved though.
  6. The main food stand in Soak City is well run because it's well planned - a queue area, half a dozen or so ordering windows and a dedicated order pickup area so guests don't hold up the line while they're waiting for their food
  7. I've never been to CoasterMania, but this will be my third year at HoliWood nights and it's a ton of fun. The park isn't too terribly crowded and there's plenty of time to explore the park and ride things in between the various events - the walkbacks usually take place Saturday afternoon and the ERT is at night after the park closes to the general public.
  8. http://www.wkyc.com/features/cedar-point-changes-its-logo-see-the-new-design/395807288 I really don't understand why companies keep going for the "generic logo" look. Is creativity in the design industry really that dead?
  9. The current theater has one IMAX screen, but it's IMAX digital and not full-size 70mm IMAX (see http://www.slashfilm.com/qa-imax-theatre-real-imax-liemax for an explanation of the difference). I don't remember how many screens were in the old theater building, but its screens were true IMAX screens - 76 feet tall (I saw The Lion King in IMAX there before the theater closed, and it was quite an experience). Note though that the IMAX building is owned by Newport on the Levee, while Herschend (or whoever owns the aquarium) owns the land and building for the aquarium.
  10. The ride descriptions could use some work. For many of the rides the only minimum height indication is a small graphic either on the rides page or in the popup thing when you click on a ride. For instance, Lake Erie Eagles simply shows that the minimum height is 36" but doesn't say that you have to be taller to ride by yourself. Some of the kids' rides also don't have a maximum height.
  11. First coaster of the season will definitely be Mystic Timbers. After that I have no idea what I'll ride.
  12. I'll be at HoliWood Nights again for the third straight year. This time I'm staying at Red Roof Inn in Ferdinand because my sister and brother-in-law are planning to tag along and bring my niece, so we needed extra space. I booked back in September though so it's only costing $129 a night for a suite (last year I booked late and ended up paying $100 a night at Motel 6 in Dale).
  13. Is that unload change the reason you have to push the trains back into the station, or is that just how the ride was designed?
  14. I assumed Taptalk would show the link in place of the embedded Instagram post. Here's the link for those who want it. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPhzdYfhR8S/
  15. Here's a better view of the photo...