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285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Carnies Wa... · 0 replies · +4 points

I live in Detroit and have a platinum pass for Cedar Fair. Your best days to go are Early in the season on a weekday or Sunday, after any major holiday (like the 4th of July) or any Friday night or Sunday during the fall. Wait times will be minimal. I've walked onto world record breaking rides in their first year of operation during those times. The only time I break that rule is opening day. I plan on being one of the first 1,500 riders of Gatekeeper. I have not missed a major ride opening since 1989.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Carnies Wa... · 2 replies · +5 points

I would kill for 30-40 minute wait times. My home park Cedar Point has 1-2 hour waits.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Carnies Wa... · 0 replies · +3 points

I don't know who shopped that picture of Patriot at WoF, but that is awesome.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - Startup: Episode VII S... · 1 reply · +8 points

One does not simply cross a velvet rope.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Carnies Wa... · 7 replies · +7 points

I'm pretty sure attendance is still down at those parks and I'm also sure that the Europeans and Japanese don't want those parks, but they did get the better of the rides and themes. Space Mountain here in the states is still very 80's NASA-ish. Nothing wrong with that, but the Euro Space Mountain has this awesome Jules Verne theme. It's really well done.

The Haunted Mansion in Paris is really gory and sticks to the original story that Walt intended. Basically a groom is killed by a ghost and it's made to look like a suicide. So the bride kills herself in response and you "explore" the mansion as she tries to contact you to get rid of the evil spirit. In the states, it's just a spooky house.

Shitty attendance, but better rides. Go figure.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Carnies Wa... · 10 replies · +7 points

:sigh:

OK, Disney is a theme park. That works, but the parks in Japan and Europe get newer and in some cases (I'm looking at you Paris Haunted Mansion) better attractions that actually contain the things Walt wanted and are not watered down for 'Merica.

Paramount no longer has any parks. Cedar Fair bought them back in 2006, that includes Canadia's Wonderland. That's not the issue though. The issue is you called Paramount and Six Flags as "theme" parks. Those are "amusement" parks. Theme parks have a theme like Disney or Universal. Amusement parks are pretty much just about the rides with no real link between the park midways.

/nerdrage

Anyway... An AT Theme Park would have to have some old shuttle rides. http://rcdb.com/8192.htm and of course the Rocket Ships. What kind of people would we be without Rocket Ships. Don't forget the flying turns. http://rcdb.com/1909.htm

Ahhhhh... That's good old timey vomiting.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Tempting Fate · 0 replies · +6 points

I is... and I tried so damn hard to get away. The dreams were the worst.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Tempting Fate · 0 replies · +5 points

Yo dawg, we put titanic people on your Titanic so you can be titanic on your Titanic.

or something.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Tempting Fate · 1 reply · +6 points

I knew you would understand. Those comedians that compare flying to the bus are dead on. You know... we could make a killing starting a travel business that requires a dress code. Start with planes, go to sea travel, maybe take over buses and trains eventually.

We'd have to find a way to add a no d-bag clause because I fear it would attract their patronage, but this could be done.

285 weeks ago @ Atomic Toasters - User Input: Tempting Fate · 9 replies · +16 points

Thanks to modern technology, we won't have to wait 70+ years to find the wreck.

I'd buy a ticket if I had the cash under one condition. Everyone was forced to dress and act the time period. That includes steerage.

No sweatpants, no mickey mouse t-shirts, no admittance to dinner without proper attire. Gentlemen will retire to the lounge for cigars and card games while the women do whatever it is they did then. Children will play with spinning tops, wooden wheels and sticks, NO VIDEOGAMES. We'll waive hanky's as we cast off, there will be a proper band etc... Ship goes down, women and children first.

That's the only way this could be any good.