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  1. CedarPoint6

    unknown intamin lsm found on rcdb

    The concept art seems pretty accurate to the layout. The ride is sitting in pieces in Oman, but the project was officially cancelled the other week, so you won't be seeing this go up here. Hopefully another park will pick the ride up on a discount and can install it elsewhere. A shame since...
  2. CedarPoint6

    Arabian Nights: Exploring the Coasters of Saudi Arabia (Part 3)

    Saturday May 11, 2024 On what would be my last day of picking up coasters on this visit to Saudi, I mixed in a few stops while visiting prospective apartments. In what was very quickly identified as a "poor choice", I made the decision to walk from the housing complex I was visiting about 1...
  3. CedarPoint6

    Arabian Nights: Exploring the Coasters of Saudi Arabia (Part 3)

    Friday, May 10, 2024 My second day of exploring Riyadh pushed me a little further than last time. I haven't wanted to take any very long Uber rides thus far-- I'd rather wait till I have my car. But stop #1 was about 20 minutes south of my hotel at the Panorama Mall. As far as malls go, this...
  4. CedarPoint6

    Arabian Nights: Exploring the Coasters of Saudi Arabia (Part 3)

    I'm currently on a business trip in Saudi Arabia ahead of moving here for my job in about a month. I'll be living in Riyadh, but there will be plenty of time to explore the rest of country. We all know about Six Flags coming next year, but there's a fair number of smaller coaster scattered...
  5. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    Happy I don't count powered coasters, so I don't have to worry about this Spike thing. I'll still ride it, but it's not at all a priority. I'll ride the real coasters first!
  6. CedarPoint6

    Last Cred Review

    It's not even that as much as it is logo and other branded asset designs. The DNA for the particular brand is already established. So it's an easy way to reuse when there's not a lot of cross contamination from your average guest visiting multiple places as you point out.
  7. CedarPoint6

    Last Cred Review

    ^ Mako is an amazing ride. One of my personal favorites in Florida and not just because I worked on it! I have hundreds of laps on that coaster! Latest cred for me was yesterday, having swung by SeaWorld Abu Dhabi on the way to Saudi Arabia. What an incredible park, first off. Perhaps the...
  8. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    They have quite a lot to go to make Q4 soft opening this year. I would expect mid 2025 is a more likely expectation. That said, it does seem to have ramped up construction. We should be seeing a number of updates this week on this and other Saudi projects. The Saudi Entertainment...
  9. CedarPoint6

    Honey Lake Entertainment City

    Still disappointed in myself for not swinging by while I was in Shenzhen back in 2014. I've found this coaster's layout oddly interesting despite being very plain. Can't imagine it'll stay up for too long with the development in the area, but I guess it's made it this far. Nice pictures.
  10. CedarPoint6

    SeaWorld Orlando | Penguin Trek | B&M Family Launch Coaster | 2024

    May 1st? Not a chance, unfortunately. If it's just started testing now, there's a ways to go.
  11. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    You'd think so, but you have bolt torque, grouting, stator alignment, final install of all electrical including I/O checks, pull through, and more. All of this will still take quite some track. Once track completion is done that's a very big step, but it's by no means home free. Lots still to do.
  12. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    Yes, but you're looking at the track only. There's quite a lot to go once the track is complete.
  13. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    Very impressive. This is one of those things I never really expected to see. The project always seemed too ambitious and I've seen funding for things like this dry up so many times. But to actually see the hill completed is incredible. They've got a long way to go, but this is a big step.
  14. CedarPoint6

    Your worst spite

    My worst is the Ultra Twister at Rusutsu Resort. So much effort to get there and the very first park of our Japanese coaster trip only to find it shut for the season early. Hopefully one day I'll get back...
  15. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    Another update out of KSA for Six Flags Saudi: it will have the world's tallest drop tower. Looks like it's going to be an S&S tower-- I would assume a turbo drop-- at a staggering 475' tall. That's going to beat the record, but I pretty good margin. Judging by the size of the tower, this is...
  16. CedarPoint6

    If you count coasters, what is your most tenuous counted roller coaster?

    I don't count powered or mountain, which eliminates a lot of issues for me. The two biggest ones are probably the gravity powered wooden wild mouse type ghost trains at Conneaut Lake and Camden Park. RCDB delisted these a while ago, but they coaster uphill by gravity, run on/in a track, and...
  17. CedarPoint6

    Six Flags Qiddiya| Saudi Arabia | Theme Park

    I'm very excited for this park and not just because I'm going to be living about 30 minutes away from this park when it opens. Beyond Falcon's Flight, which despite potential layout blandness is likely to be pretty incredible, you've got the GCI, the launched Intamin with the spike, the...
  18. CedarPoint6

    Hot Hot Heat - UAE Fall 2022

    I have no shame in the process. It was fantastic and we also didn't die in any questionable ride accidents yet.
  19. CedarPoint6

    Hot Hot Heat - UAE Fall 2022

    Was nice looking back at Rocket Cycles. What a stupidly weird ride. But so much fun. I should've exited the shop before you took that photo in the IMG gift shop....
  20. CedarPoint6

    Hot Hot Heat - UAE Fall 2022

    I was so disappointed with Motiongate. I want to like the park. And with everything being open, I think I could like the park. But at least till my next visit, every time I think of the park I'll first remember all the closed rides (and stupid secured glasses policies).
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