Counting Down To Opening Day

Enthusiast coaster & amusement park chatter about whatever. If it's not about coasters & parks, it'll go to the garbage file. Keep it on-topic and flame-retardant, please.

Moderator: illinois

Sora
Ride Operator
Posts: 795
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:41 am

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Sora » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:50 pm

Here's the first loop of Chang: 121 feet and 7 inches tall! :)

Image

User avatar
Paul Drabek
Park Chain CEO
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Custom Title: Chief Coaster Nut!
Location: Third rock from the sun. In the middle of nowhere.
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:30 pm

Sweet Pic.

I wish I could get a copy of the old audio spiel that they used to play in Chang's station as it was hilarious. It sounded like it was voiced by a drunken Charlton Heston impersonator and it would end with "Youuuuuure about to experience.....CHANG". My little brother and I still laugh about that.

Have Fun

Paul
Life is short....have fun!

User avatar
Paul Drabek
Park Chain CEO
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Custom Title: Chief Coaster Nut!
Location: Third rock from the sun. In the middle of nowhere.
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:47 pm

Speaking of SFKK, here's my favorite ride at that park...Greezed Lightnin'.

Image

Image

Just 36 days to go!

Have Fun

Paul
Life is short....have fun!

User avatar
kidcoaster
Park Management
Posts: 1495
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:49 am
Custom Title: FEAR IS GOOD
Location: The Control Booth
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by kidcoaster » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:55 pm

Heres one that is rarely talked about on here
Attachments
z33.jpg
Jack Rabbit at Sea Breeze
z33.jpg (76.83 KiB) Viewed 2571 times
Image

NL_IS_AWESOME
Park Owner
Posts: 2220
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:40 pm

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by NL_IS_AWESOME » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:46 am

2 thumbs up for Greezed Lightnin'.

Greezed Lightnin' is truly one of the best Shuttle Loop, as well as Turbine at Walibi Belgium, with one tall building has the vertical loop inside, yay. : )

User avatar
Paul Drabek
Park Chain CEO
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Custom Title: Chief Coaster Nut!
Location: Third rock from the sun. In the middle of nowhere.
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:01 pm

Here's a little Wacky Worm at WOF for ya'.

Image

Image

Have Fun

Paul
Life is short....have fun!

User avatar
bratman
Park Owner
Posts: 1823
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:20 pm
Custom Title: Destroyer Of Rides
Location: Milton, ON
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by bratman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:28 pm

Now that there will be the highlight of the Con this June! :wink:

User avatar
Paul Drabek
Park Chain CEO
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Custom Title: Chief Coaster Nut!
Location: Third rock from the sun. In the middle of nowhere.
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:31 pm

Hey, that's one hard credit to score. Heck, the only reason we got it was the ride op knew of me through this site.

Have Fun

Paul
Life is short....have fun!

NL_IS_AWESOME
Park Owner
Posts: 2220
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:40 pm

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by NL_IS_AWESOME » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:42 pm

I guess it's pretty clear that you are going to say like 'We've got to try to be more friendly with some ride operators as much as we can. Yes for an awesome surprise which might happen, hehe.' :wink:

User avatar
bratman
Park Owner
Posts: 1823
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:20 pm
Custom Title: Destroyer Of Rides
Location: Milton, ON
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by bratman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:21 pm

who knows, we may get Wacky Worm ERT. It would not surprise me... CW gave us ERT on Taxi Jam last summer when ACE had its' event there.

User avatar
kidcoaster
Park Management
Posts: 1495
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:49 am
Custom Title: FEAR IS GOOD
Location: The Control Booth
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by kidcoaster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:32 pm

^ Yea that was a fun ride once you got past the blinding light from the camera.
Image

User avatar
bratman
Park Owner
Posts: 1823
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:20 pm
Custom Title: Destroyer Of Rides
Location: Milton, ON
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by bratman » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:58 pm

^haha I remember that! And, I don't think they were able to turn it off.

User avatar
Paul Drabek
Park Chain CEO
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Custom Title: Chief Coaster Nut!
Location: Third rock from the sun. In the middle of nowhere.
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:57 pm

Here's some photos of a quality Arrow Corkscrew for todays photo.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Have Fun

Paul
Life is short....have fun!

User avatar
Paul Drabek
Park Chain CEO
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Custom Title: Chief Coaster Nut!
Location: Third rock from the sun. In the middle of nowhere.
Contact:

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:26 am

Good, Lord...in a week Bond and I will be walking Prowler and scoring a kiddie coaster credit. Still we have a little less than 5 weeks to go until SFStL opens and the real coaster season begins.

Thinking of parks I wish I was closer to here are a few photos of Kennywood's Phantom's Revenge for todays pictures.

Image

Image

Have Fun

Paul
Life is short....have fun!

User avatar
dare-to-fly
Park Management
Posts: 1332
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:46 pm
Custom Title: Biggest fan ever of violakat03
Location: Huber Heights, Ohio

Re: Counting Down To Opening Day

Post by dare-to-fly » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:57 pm

kidcoaster wrote:Heres one that is rarely talked about on here
Thanks for posting the picture of the Jack Rabbit. I'll add that coaster and park to my wish list.

On that note, here's another one that isn't as commonly talked about...
Attachments
Tornado 3 (Small).jpg
Tornado at Stricker's Grove
Tornado 3 (Small).jpg (72.18 KiB) Viewed 2413 times

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests