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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012


Long time no update :) I apologize for that, we are busy as can be here getting ready for the season. Its time for my favorite blog of the year, or however many times we do it a year, the 20 questions blog! So, do you have something you are dying to find out? Anything about the park that you have always wondered? Well, leave your question in the BLOG comments section, and I'll pick as many as possible and find out what I can.

Get to askin'!


When do you think the new Cosmic Coaster will be open?

It should be ready to go by park opening! I'll let you know if its not.

- Sam
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

What kind of hand-dryers will be installed in the remodeled Orient restroom?

ANSWER: haha I know you. You either want me to walk out there and look or in actuality you really want to know....hmmm which route to take. The real answer is I have no idea but next time I'm in the park I can look. We should have bathroom butlers with towels in hand.

- Todd
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Anything big planned for 2013? It's the park's 30th anniversary AND the next ride will be the 50th, that spells BIG. Lol

ANSWER: Next year will be fun but lets enjoy this year first. Don't get too far ahead of yourself :) It will be 40 years of the park but we don't really plan our capital based around anniversaries. We plan it based on what makes the most sense for us, but we'll celebrate, no worries!

- Elijah Smith
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Are you guys still going ahead with the train robbery or are you waiting until next year?

We are going to do the Grease Monkey show instead of the train robbery this year

- Dustin Hutchinson
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:03 AM

on the coaster community video for Patriot the base of the ride looks really rusty.

That has been painted this offseason. Its shiny and blue again!

- Nordy
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Brandon, I've always been curious to why the park always takes apart all of the trains at the end of the season and are stored elsewhere in the park.

ANSWER: We take them apart to inspect, clean, and maintenance them for the next year. They are basically rebuilt according to the manufacturers specifications as well as our own procedures. We do that in a few locations on our property, generally places with heat :)

- Paul M. Galbrecht
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:44 AM

How do you guys plan on capturing a real school-like atmosphere in your new school-themed Haunt?

Maybe we changed our mind and its not going to be a school. Lots of time left till Haunt. We do have a lot of lockers sitting around though.

- Josh
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM

My question is how do you decide how many trains go on at a time because sometimes there is 1 and sometimes 2. And also how early do people get there before they have to scare people get to WOF to get there make-up done!

We project attendance and use that to determine our ride staffing and available trains. We often adjust throughout the day as well. For makeup, some of our staff gets ready as early as 2 pm for Haunt that night! Most of the staff rolls in a couple of hours prior to Overlord, so around 5 or so.

- Ashley
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Will you guys every gonna expand the park anytime in the near future? I'm looking forward to be at the season opening of 2012 on April 14th. That day is my birthday :)

If you are talking of expansion, as in expanding the physical footprints of the park, then no, it doesn't really make sense for us to do that. If you are talking about expansion as in new shiny stuff, then yes, we'll always continue to expand :)

- Larry
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 1:07 AM

will they tear down the timber wolf and but a new rollar coaster there in it's place like the prowler a wooden coaster

No, Timber Wolf will remain with us for a long time!

- Brianne Galetti
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

why did you guys take out the rockin reeler why i loved that ride will you ever put the himalaya in the park

Some rides are worth saving, some aren't. Reeler had reached the end of its service life and with Patriot Plaza incoming, we had to remove the eyesore.

- Brianne Galetti
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Any hints for 2013? Flat or Coaster? Oceans of Fun? Any more talk about a Windseeker or is Cedar Fair playing wait and see with those?

No hints yet, stay tuned. We honestly don't really even think about future capital this time of year. We're just trying to get ready for opening day this year.

- Eric
Monday, March 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

for the camp out do we have to take tents with us inside when the park opens to public?

You'll have to take them to your car, or run them home, or whatever you want to do, but they will have to be put away that morning.

- william
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I am an Ambassador from a long time ago, back when the costumes reflected the section of the park you worked in. My question is... Are there any of those old costumes still sitting around? Also are the old Sam Panda or PJ Panda costumes still arround? They would be a great thing to see durring your anniversary next year! I worked there through the parks 10th and 15th anniversarys!

I don't think we have any of the larger costumes around but we may have an old piece or two we could show. I will see what we can dig up.

- Mike
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

HEY BRANDON:-D It's been a long time since there was a Q&A blog. FINALLY IT'S BACK! How do you guys, at Worlds of Fun, determine whether or not the park will receive a new roller coaster, thrill ride, etc? Who makes the decisions? It seems like some parks, under Cedar Fair, get more roller coasters, thrill rides, and others than other parks. Why is that?

Its all based on market size. We're pretty much all regional parks that draw a majority of our attendance from the states surrounding us. Up in Ohio, for example, there is a bunch of mid to large size markets, hence bigger parks, and more rides and attractions. A perfect example is Wonderland and Toronto...Big time attendance, so they get larger capital more often. The other side is paying for the stuff...somebody has to pay for it, and a park our size can't always be adding infinite amounts of attractions. We only have so many ride operators, maintenance folks, etc. Resources. If it was as easy as build it and they will come, we'd all have 30 coasters :) As far as planning, its a tag team effort between the parks and corporate planners. Its fun!

- Daniel Ikona
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 3:33 PM


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