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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby ElectricUncleSam » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:13 am

Quick question, and I get so many different answers on this, so I might as well go to one of the biggest Canobie-heads on TPR- Is it pronounced can-ah-bee or ken-oh-bee.
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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby SFOG1991 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:31 am

ElectricUncleSam wrote:Quick question, and I get so many different answers on this, so I might as well go to one of the biggest Canobie-heads on TPR- Is it pronounced can-ah-bee or ken-oh-bee.

According to everyone I talked to when I visited the park, it is "can-ah-bee" ...I was calling it "ken-oh-bee" and I still can't get used to the right way.

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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:05 am

I use can-uh-bee but also hear can-oh-bee frequently.
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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby coasterbill » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:19 am

It's fahkin Cahnabee, home of the fahkin 80 foot stahblastah, antique cahs, a classic cahtapillah, some of the most wicked pissah dawdjums you'll evah see and the most ovahrated fahkin wood coastah evah.

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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby michaellynn4 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:40 am

coasterbill wrote:It's fahkin Cahnabee, home of the fahkin 80 foot stahblastah, antique cahs, a classic cahtapillah, some of the most wicked pissah dawdjums you'll evah see and the most ovahrated fahkin wood coastah evah.


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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby boldikus » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:03 pm

coasterbill wrote:It's fahkin Cahnabee, home of the fahkin 80 foot stahblastah, antique cahs, a classic cahtapillah, some of the most wicked pissah dawdjums you'll evah see and the most ovahrated fahkin wood coastah evah.


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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:31 pm

coasterbill wrote:It's fahkin Cahnabee, home of the fahkin 80 foot stahblastah, antique cahs, a classic cahtapillah, some of the most wicked pissah dawdjums you'll evah see and the most ovahrated fahkin wood coastah evah.


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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:36 pm

La Ronde

Of all the parks on my "Credit Run", La Ronde was the park I was most looking forward to. Despite having a Six Flags season pass, I had never made the trek to Montreal for this interesting park. My day was very much a mixed bag. Goliath was excellent and the park has a great collection of flats. However, despite lacking "Six Flags" in the name, La Ronde made up for it with piss poor operations and head-scratching operations.

My day began with the line from hell. For those of you who follow the La Ronde thread, you may have seen my post about how I had a 90 minute wait just to enter the park. Actually back track, this was after 30 minutes sitting in traffic since the park was located on an island with one road in. So from the moment my car touched the bridge that is literally above the park, it took me 2 hours to get inside the front gate. Now I knew Labor Day weekend would be busy, but I made the poor assumption more than just 3 metal detectors would be open.

Despite the hellish line entering the park, the park didn't seem overly crowded. However, I bought a Gold Level Flash Pass, which was surprisingly cheap at only ~$30 US dollars, since the line to get in sucked up a decent chunk of the day. I immediately went for Goliath and absolutely loved it. The layout may be extremely basic with hill after hill, but I loved it. The ride had fantastic floater air on every single hill, especially in the back seat. I made sure to ride Goliath several times since it was easily the park's star attraction. Vampire made for a nice sidekick. I had the opportunity to experience the backwards train at Great Adventure a few years ago and was excited to experience it again. With the backwards train, it's definitely one of the most intense coasters out there.

I racked up the rest of the credits as best I could in a shortened day. Super Manege was actually quite fun and I didn't have any headbanging since my head was above the headrest. The Boomerang was one of the smoother ones I've been on. Dragon was a really fun family coaster and the 45 minute wait included the most realistic looking cobwebs and spider theming I've ever seen. No wait those were real... Cobra was unfortunately closed; I knew I'd hate the ride since stand-ups aren't my favorite, but I still wanted to experience an Intamin stand-up despite the lackluster reviews I've seen. Toboggan Nordique wasn't on Flash Pass and looked to have an hour wait. No thank you, I'd rather ride Goliath. And the SLC looked great, but was as painful as always.

Le Monstre was an impressive looking "dueling" coaster. Not sure if the ride ever dueled, but the park timed their dispatches such that the trains were no where close to each other. They also had two trains on the right side, but just one on the left side, which caused the left to move at a snail's pace since it's a long ride. Of course, the Flash Pass was only good for the left track. I managed to try both sides (came back for the right at night when the line was 15-20 min) and enjoyed the right side up front. The back was pretty bumpy in the back like any Six Flags wooden coaster not named El Toro.

During the day, I wanted to eat using my season dining pass. Like any other Six Flags park, I grabbed my food, waited in a 20 minute line to pay, and handed the cashier my season pass. I had blank stares. I thought it was my poor attempts at French, but nope. Unlike all the other Six Flags parks, I had to get coupons from guest relations at the front of the park to use my dining pass. That was an annoying hiccup since I had to wait in line again for the food, but at least I could make up for it by getting poutine!

I will definitely be back someday since the good rides definitely outweigh the spotty operations. I had to skip too many of the flats and missed some of the credits. Plus I didn't get a chance to visit Montreal at all and I've heard it's a very unique city. But for now I have a lot of photos of the endless line and some rides.
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90 minutes later I would be in the park. Also note how the people in front of me change throughout these photos. Almost as if there was line jumping...
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Is that itty bitty flag in the distance really where the entrance is?
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Yes :(
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Six Flags uses all of their shade for a switchback to get in the park.
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I still can't believe this was the line to get in.
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I regret ever doing this to peeps in Roller Coaster Tycoon.
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Finally at the end! And of course not all of the metal detectors were open.
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Obligatory park entrance shot.
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After that line, I needed some Goliath to cheer up.
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Goliath was excellent. Tons of strong floater air. Some may say the layout is boring, but I loved the endless array of hills.
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Here's Eripmav. Wow that actually sounds French.
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Something looks wrong about this photo.
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Backwards Vampire is one of the most intense coasters out there.
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I was expecting pain but actually enjoyed this coaster.
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Better than the standard Arrow corkscrew or Boomerang.
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Speaking of Boomerangs, this one didn't suck.
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Can't say the same for this Vekoma.
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But at least it was pretty to look at. By the way, the Pizza Pizza observation tower was closed all day and stuck halfway up.
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If I had time, the wheel likely would have given comparable views of downtown Montreal.
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Or the sky coaster.
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The park also had an awesome flat collection. Like the crazy top-spin thing.
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Or the S&S space shot with a sudden, quiet launch that pauses 2/3 of the way up, completely ejects you, and then launches the vehicle downwards. Best space shot tower I've come across.
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The non Sky Screamer star flyer.
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Gravitor sounds like a superhero villain.
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If only this were the Knoebels Phoenix instead.
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Or the Knoebels flyers.
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Or the Knoebels flume.
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Or Knoebels in general since this would never happen there.
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For all the awesome flats La Ronde had, Manitou was inexplicably bad. This is really the max height that it swings. Thank goodness Titan is coming next year.
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Any park with a monorail gets bonus points with me, but alas I had to skip it like many things due to time constraints.
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This was a fun family coaster.
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I mean look at this realistic theming in the line.
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Le Monstre was a beautiful ride to look at, but this "dueling" coaster didn't duel.
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Note the lack of the train on the left side. The right side had 2 trains while the left side only had 1 train running, which made that side run at a snail's pace.
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I've never seen a train with wings before. PS- Six Flags, this is the perfect opportunity to wrap Red Bull on the train.
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It was a fun ride up front, but how did this win? It's far from the best coaster in its own park!
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I love the guy taking the selfie. Can you find him?
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Unfortunately I had to skip the mouse due to time. And yes I was waiting for the kiddie coaster until I saw the sign saying adults must have a child with them. I don't stoop that low.
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La Ronde, I will definitely be back. Despite the operations, the ride selection (specifically Goliath, Vampire, and the awesome flats) is worth returning for.
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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby coasterbill » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:48 am

Wait wait wait wait wait... you had ONE DAY in Montreal (possibly the coolest city in North America) and spent it at that garbage theme park without even visiting the city? I'm so sorry. I was going to make a joke but I can't. I'm just sorry...

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Re: Photo TR: Credit Run in the Northeast

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:21 am

I don't regret my decision and will go back to Montreal another time.

Though I think border patrol agrees I was crazy to just go to Montreal for La Ronde. When I tried crossing back to the US at night, they asked why I only spent one day in Canada and my purpose for visiting. When I said La Ronde, the officer couldn't believe I drove all that way for the park. They then proceeded to thoroughly search my entire trunk, which of course had my gym bag, work bag, travel bag, and a shovel (you can never be too prepared in New England)... That was an interesting experience and a lot more difficult coming back from Niagara Falls.
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