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Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:51 pm
by strwrse1
Are we doing this again this year? If you need help, I can volunteer time to help with this.

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:21 pm
by MarinersMunchies
I never partake in this but might just do it this time because this place is so freaking dead. Does this forums have any affiliation to News Plus Notes? It's just sad to see how dead this place has become. Anyone care to share the status of this site? I imagine it costs money and no one likes throwing away cash for something that provides little return.

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:07 pm
by dptalon135
I have no affiliation with New Plus Notes, although Mike does post here occasionally. The Google ad actually makes enough money to cover the cost of running the site. The activity has bee slowly declining for a while, mostly because there has been nothing exciting or interesting to talk about in a long time. Sites like this thrive on discussion of new projects, and Dorney has not had a huge discussion-worthy project in years. Many similar fan web sites for other parks have become forums only (sometimes very inactive) or closed completely as the community has drifted to Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and community forums with a focus larger than just one park.

I have some ideas of things to do with this site, but too many other projects going on to touch it right now. I have wanted to move the site away from the "park guide" format since the official site does a good job of that these days. I always wanted to focus on the park's history more, but lack material to create anything. If anyone does have ideas to revitalize and do something interesting here, send me a PM or start a discussion in a separate topic. I'd love to hear what you all think.

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:37 pm
by dp45879
I'm willing to help out with MM if needed too.

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:03 pm
by coasterluver
Usually, Hookey965 does this every year. If he doesn't want to do it this year, or he needs help, or you guys need help, I will gladly volunteer! I've been dying for some new discussion on the boards, as well, and I'm willing to put some time into the site!

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:54 pm
by Hooky965
well, well, well....it's nice to be missed :D

Truth be told, the whole epic winter thing kept me away. It was hard for me to think of the tournament when we're still dealing with single digit temps, and 8" of three-week old snow and ice still on the ground. I guess I got caught up in all of that.

Anyway, it appears that there's enough interest to get this thing going again, and I have a funny feeling that some others, like myself, might just look at the calendar, hit themselves upside the head (just like I did) and say,

"DAYUM...IT'S TIME FOR DORNEY MARCH MADNESS AGAIN!"


Thanks for the love, I'll be back in a day or two with the brackets.

There's a bunch of heat coming....the creek's gonna rise.

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:59 pm
by Hooky965
After much deliberation from the tournament committee, the brackets are FINALLY set:

EASTERN BRACKET
1. Possessed
2. Dominator
3. Steel Force
4. Talon
5. Hydra
6. Sea Dragon
7. Hang Time
8. Tilt-a-Whirl
9. Meteor
10. Enterprise
11. Apollo
12. Stinger
13. Demon Drop
14. Musik Express
15. Revolution
16. (TBD)

MIDWESTERN BRACKET
1. Thunder Canyon
2. White Water Landing
3. Thunder Creek Mountain
4. Patriot's Plunge
5. Aqua Racer
6. Aquablast
7. Wildwater Rapids
8. Swan Boats
9. Riptide Run
10. Speed Slides
11. Whale Boats
12. Lighting Falls
13. Wildwater River
14. Cascade
15. Jumpin' Jack Splash
16. (TBD)

SOUTHERN BRACKET
1. Cornstalkers
2. Mansion House Hotel
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth
4. Bucket o' Blood
5. Asylum
6. Desolation
7. Bloodshed
8. Psycho Circus
9. Whacky Shack
10. Grave Walkers
11. Backwoods
12. Age of Darkness
13. Gold Mine
14. Club Blood
15. Deathtrap
16 (TBD)

WESTERN BRACKET
1. Scooter Boats
2. Iceberg
3. The Coaster
4. Bumper Cars
5. Whip
6. Zephyr
7. Flying Dutchman
8. Laser
9. Rockets
10. Hercules
11. Indy 500
12. Skyride
13. Joker
14. Paratrooper
15. Zodiac
16. (TBD)

First play-in game:
CEDAR CREEK CANNONBALL vs. ANTIQUE CAROUSEL

Let's get it started

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:11 pm
by HK36
Cedar Creek Cannonball

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:43 pm
by Hooky965
The Play-in for the Midwest:
RUNAWAY RIVER vs. WAVE POOL

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:23 pm
by N_Dub04Gli
Runaway River :)

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:05 pm
by Hooky965
Play-in for the Southern bracket:
CUT THROAT ISLAND vs. TERROR SQUARE

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:30 am
by strwrse1
Cut Throat Island

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:51 pm
by Hooky965
(sorry this took so long :oops: )
The play-in for the West, to finish the bracket seeding:
GLASS MAZE vs. FLYING BOBS

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:28 pm
by HK36
Bobs

Re: Dorney March Madness 2014

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:10 pm
by Hooky965
First round: Midwest Bracket

THUNDER CANYON vs. RUNAWAY RIVER