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    GCI steel track on White Lightning

    Not on White Lightning. GCI only need the current section to demonstrate the tech to park owners. It will be up to those owners as to whether we'll see more sections on a single coaster or even possibly the entire track layout, which I imagine will cost as much as a new cred. That's what stumped...
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    Your Favourite Ever CF Lives

    Every one I've had the pleasure to attend has been great! There are standouts of course, like Liva Italia (2011), Finnish Me Off (2013) and the best U.S. Live Forbidden Rush (2012) with our largest European contingent, but one stands out above all - Farup My Frikadella (2009)! Stellar park...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Here's thinking outside the box when you can't get people to come to your park due to COVID-19: https://coasterforce.com/beech-bend-rental/
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    What no one has mentioned is that Bakken uses individually owned rides and concessions, other than Rutschebanen (the only attraction owned and operated by the park itself). That means that neighboring structures cannot simply be removed nor does it matter what type of ride is operating "down the...
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    How many theme parks have you visited since parks reopened?

    Not many: Indiana Beach Advenureland (Iowa) Lagoon Knoebels Hersheypark Holiday World Kentucky Kingdom Thinking that could well be it for 2020.
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    What other hobbies do you have?

    I recently spent a little over a week with a friend, who you might recognize, in Utah riding trail motorcycles and had an absolute blast. He owns eight trail and two motocross bikes and half of the trail ones are electric. Although the electric ones are great for riding around the track he...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Following up on my previous Q2 posts, SeaWorld Entertainment reported a net loss of $131 million during the second quarter of 2020, in which all of its theme parks were closed during most of the period because of the coronavirus outbreak. The company said revenue declined 96% from last year to...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    I don't know where that info is coming from, but New York has been under 1% for weeks, if not months now. In the last 24 hours it stands at 0.88%. All numbers continue to go down daily with the exception for hospital discharges and total deaths, but the rate of deaths continues to drop with just...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Yeah, like Florida has a list. 😂🤣😂😆😂
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    And travelers from Ohio must quarantine for two weeks if they come to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. One of 38 states on our list of visitors who aren't welcomed with open arms.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Due to low attendance Walt Disney World Resort will reduce daily operations by two hours at Epcot and Animal Kingdom and by one hour at the remaining two parks starting Sept. 8. The revised hours are: Magic Kingdom: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Epcot: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hollywood Studios: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m...
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    Rides you rode in the opening season?

    Picked up another one, but likely my last of 2020. 2020-Texas Stingray-SeaWorld San Antonio 2020-Candymonium-Hersheypark
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Five days after Tropical Storm Isaias blew through the area, Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce remains closed due to trees lying across the track. Haven't been able to get a comment from the park on how many or how long the coaster will be down. The park was forced to close completely to clean up...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    You quoted me as I was editing the post. Sorry for the confusion.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Those are the Q2 results reported this past week by all the park chains. I posted Universal's on Monday and their parks division plunged 94% in the quarter, generating $87 million, which was down significantly from $1.46 billion it made during the same period last year. Q3 comes later, but I...
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