Counting Down To Opening Day

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Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:02 pm

I am so chomping at the bit for opening day 2009! It's even worse this year because after Bond loved his ride on the Mine Mike at Knuckleheads in the Dells there is a real chance that he'll be riding a bit more with me this year. So I'm going to start posting a picture a day until closing day. If you want please join in and post some cool coaster photos of yours.

My first picture is of Bond and Carrie on the Whizzer in 2002 when we got him on the ride before Six Flags tore that great coaster down. Thankfully Shockwave got the axe instead of the Whizzer so hopefully I'll be able to get another ride on it with Bond.

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The next picture is coming tomorrow.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:42 pm

I so wish Goliath was closer to me, like literally in my back yard.

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We've got 79 days to go.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Hikaru-chan » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:44 pm

Aww beauty in motion, even though I pass by it every Friday and Sunday I still can't wait to ride it or get enough of its view. I think I have 50 days till opening, Feb. 28.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by bratman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:09 pm

Goliath is truly a beautiful thing. I truly miss the ERT sessions at Coaster Con at SFOG last June.....

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by OrangeWhip » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:02 pm

bratman wrote:Goliath is truly a beautiful thing. I truly miss the ERT sessions at Coaster Con at SFOG last June.....
Those were awesome ERTs! I even got on the news the first night. My co-workers were so proud. I guess at one point, a bunch of folks in the UK crowded around to watch my 15 seconds of fame.

Riding coasters with the kids is always a blast. Here's one of my and the fam at Six Flags St. Louis. If you look at the reflection, you can see Waterboy too.
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Post by bratman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:22 pm

I have seen that news report.. in fact... I think it is still online... I remember that night. Pure magic!

Found the video :

http://www.cbs46.com/video/16616438/index.html

I was somewhere in the back of the station when that was filmed, and I watched Mark Cole get interviewed.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:32 pm

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Around, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, 'round, BAM, "OWWWWWW that hurt" and then "Thank God it's over". That's how you describe a Chance Toboggan like this one at Trimpers Rides in Ocean City, MD.

78 Days to go.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:41 am

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God I'd love to be sitting on Wildfire right now speeding through the Ozarks. I need to get back to Branson this year.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by NL_IS_AWESOME » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:10 am

I say 'What a sweet look of Wildfire.' I mean the ride looks like almost going to touch the clouds, oh this is so like the real beauty of sky painting. The riders are good to be launched out of the track, for more better airtime. :wink:

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Beth » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:19 pm

Paul, do we have to beg?? If you can't make the Con, at least come crash it and hang out for a few days.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:04 pm

Beth wrote:Paul, do we have to beg?? If you can't make the Con, at least come crash it and hang out for a few days.
When???

And yes I'd love to.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by bratman » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:32 pm

Yeah stop by for at least a day... would be cool.....

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:30 pm

So we're on chat talking about SDC and their awesome skillets so that's going to be the pic for today.

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I'm so hungry right now.

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by bratman » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:12 pm

Oh that looks so good..... :D

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Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:50 am

Since it's on it's way out here's a pic of Knoebel's legendary High Speed Thrill Coaster for today's picture.

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