Mark Kausch

Published: May 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Pretty sure there'll be a lot more to come by July 1, >>>2102<<<. Yes, I *am* that picky!

The only thing I've had a chance to try has been both the Tangled and Beauty shows at Fantasy Faire and, while I would not book a trip around them, they are cute beyond belief. But get there early as the venue is small. However, I voted for Mickey & the Map, prolly out of nostalgia for previous shows in that theater. I actually should have been there - today, in fact - if not for an unscheduled trip to the ER. (I guess they are *all* unscheduled, aren't they?)

Of the coasters, I've ridden all of them online except Coast Rider. I've been on Wild Mice (Mouses?) before, though, and may even have been on the one at Legoland, though that visit was too long ago to remember. I voted for Outlaw Run but would like to change my vote for Big Grizzly. CanIcanIcanI?

I've also been on all of the dark rides online. Gotta go with Mystic Manor.

Oh, and Matt, I concur. Clearly a wise guy. ;-)

Matt Babiak

Published: May 28, 2013 at 4:17 AM

Corrects spelling and then says "prolly". Clearly got a wise guy over here. On a serious note, I would say the one that most entices me now to visit is Antarctica, but you said most enduring, and I feel like 10 years down the road the Florida parks will have hundreds of trackless rides. This would make Antarctica less unique and special, and thus less of a draw.

Published: May 28, 2013 at 6:40 AM

I'm telling everyone right now that for the coaster category you want to vote for Outlaw Run. I know you are all just going with what Robert says for this one, but let me tell you about Outlaw Run..... It's a beautiful new hybrid coaster that sits in a ravine at Silver Dollar city. It's lots of fun, and is the first to successfully take a wood coaster and make it go up-side-down.... THREE TIMES. It has taken the coaster world to new heights (much more then Grizzly Gulch has). I'm not against theme.. heck I'm voting for Mystic Manor hands down in its category, but I just know in the coaster world of this year, Outlaw Run does take the spot... Here's a quick documentary on it..

See ya down the Middle of Main Street USA... DH

Published: May 28, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Shocking that the biggest theme park in the world has nothing special to offer that fits their size.

Published: May 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I don't know why Knott's wasted their time and money on three puny new rides. The rides they are adding are unoriginal, and can be found at most amusement parks and festivals. Coast Rider is an exact (expletive) copy of Legoland Test Track coaster! Just a different paint job. Why? They wasted money that could have been used for something massive, and wicked, such as, oh, I don't know, a (expletive) roller coaster!
Jay R.

Published: May 28, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Coast Rider at Knotts was cool....Obviously, it's your standard wild mouse coaster, but I did like the new Boardwalk area.

Published: May 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

As a semi-regular coaster rider, I've seen quite a few good ones. None compares, however, to the new Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City. I have never experienced anything like it in my life- exhilaration, terror, awe, it's near impossible to explain but is absolutely a must-ride. I know I will ride it again, and quite possibly tremble in fear while simultaneously grinning from ear to ear in anticipation. It truly is a one-of-a-kind.
James Rao

Published: May 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Kudos to Outlaw Run, a truly fantastic, one of a kind coaster experience. It deserves all the accolades it can get. I for one hope it holds on to pull the upset over its more well known rivals.
Eric Fisher

Published: June 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I read one of the comments about Knott's adding 3 "puny" rides. Actually, since Knott's is a family park, the additions make perfect sense. Parents can reward their children for not using (Expletive) in their comments by taking them to this park. A good reward for manners. And the mouse is a fun ride.