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What are you thankful for...

Postby SharkTums » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:59 am

So as we're all (well, the Americans among us) giving thanks today for the normal stuff...family, friends, health, etc. I have a better question!

What are you truly thankful for in the industry!?

Here are my top three:

- Intamin Roller Coasters
- Virtual Queues
- Proslide

So what are you really thankful for? It could be a specific ride, park, manufacturer, food item, anything in the industry!

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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby matteocrepaldi » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:03 am

The first thing I can think of is: B&M building a coaster in Gardaland.

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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby CorkscrewFoley » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:05 am

Intamin coasters (that was the first thing I thought of too...damn you, Elissa! lol)
Lap bars now going on more rides instead of OTSRs.

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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby mwm1444 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:15 am

Honestly, top of my theme park-related thankful-for list is Theme Park Review, and the trips I've been on this year in particular, so thanks Robb, Elissa and everyone on the UK and IntimidaTours, for such amazing times.

Otherwise, I'm pretty thankful that I have Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures within travelling distance - and I'm also very thankful for dark rides, everywhere.

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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby ernierocker » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:26 am

- Theme Park Review
- Disney World (especially Epcot!)
- Dollywood

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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby JimmyBo » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:33 am

I'm thankful for Theme Park Review being a part of my life and it's been an awesome ride with the website, videos (I still have VHS tapes from back in the day), trips and all the friendships I have made on this website. I don't want to sound like a tool but I don't think I can be as grateful and thankful for anything else for the past 5 years as I have been for Theme Park Review.

Thank you guys!

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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby SoCalCoasters » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:34 am

The one thing that I am very thankful in this growing industry is Arrow Dynamics. Without their innovative ride I think the amusement industry would be very different today had they not exisited. With innovations such as the tubular steel rails for Matterhorn, Polymer Wheels for Matterhorn, The corkscrew for Corkscrew, interlocking loops for Loch Ness Monster and Orient Express, mega loopers RIP GASM, and the 4th Dimension roller coaster. X remains in my mind one of the single most crazy ride concepts ever designed and built.

I am thankful for Arrow, and wish more rides like Tennesee Tornado would have been built, and concepts such as the Arrowbatic would have been built.
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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby CardCraze » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:41 am

1. Wooden coasters who have survived for ages. With so many parks these days going bankrupt, and with so much theme park history dissapearing, it neat to see the older coasters. (Insert Big Dipper Joke Here)

2. TPR, honestly, theme parks wouldn't be the same without all the jumor, inside jokes, and fun that happens on this site.

3. Coasters with lots of airtime! Best feature of a coaster! El Toro, Bizzaro (SFNE), Intimidator, and all the coasters with great airtime!
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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby robbalvey » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:43 am

I'm thankful for having two women who put up with me...and that Buca Di Beppo has a full, NORMAL menu on Thanksgiving!!!
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Re: What are you thankful for...

Postby CpBluestreakCp » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:46 am

-Theme Park Review of course!
-Cedar Point being an hour from me.
-And Blue Streak at Cedar Point. :lol:

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