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Postby thrillerman1 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:57 pm

Great card restoca. That's one coaster I never got to ride at SFKK since I didn't start going there until 2000. I did ride it at SFNE in 2005 though.

Today I went on a little postcard hunt and was able to score a few cool old postcards from Worlds of Fun amongst others. Who would have thought the antique store a block from my house would hold such treasure?!

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:30 am

You can let out a bone chilling, blood curdling SCREAM! on this S&S tower at SFNE.
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Postby restoca » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:19 am

^ Cool card! I knew of the triple tower called Scream at Fiesta Texas, but not the SFNE version.

The photo below is not from a postcard, but one of those pictorial foldout things meant to me mailed like a postcard. To this day I never see a basic jack'o'lantern without thinking of this iconic scene of my childhood.
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Entrance to kiddie area. Tiny trees! Now no trees...
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Flap that closes foldout dated 1970. Park opened 1968.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:51 pm

That's awesome. I never knew there was a Children's World at AstroWorld. What a great entrance to it! Where in the park was it located?

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Postby restoca » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:01 am

thrillerman1 wrote:That's awesome. I never knew there was a Children's World at AstroWorld. What a great entrance to it! Where in the park was it located?


The Children's World section was located at the rear and left of the park in relation to the main entrance (SE corner) in the space that would later be occupied by the dolphin show and part of XLR-8.

While on the subject of AstroWorld: In the haunting image below, a glowing Texas Cyclone sits in what appears to be a deserted ghost town of a park.
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Postby thrillerman1 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:32 pm

That's probably the best night view I've ever seen of Texas Cyclone. R.I.P.

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Postby restoca » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:38 pm

This photo is so bad it's scary... Historic, nonetheless. According to rcdb, there are only four remaining Arrow launched loop (shuttle) coasters in operation, with Blackpool Pleasure Beach's unique cantilevered model being the only one still in its original location.
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...yeah, so popular it was removed prior to the Six Flags branding of Riverside.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:00 pm

Love the font used for the Black Widow logo signage. It's just so innocuously 1950's martini lounge looking to me and not at all what I would normally associate with a deadly poisonous spider. Was the sign neon or did it light up somehow?

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Postby montezooma » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:41 am

Well I am out of scary postcards so I have to get a little creative to continue posting...

Here is the "Ghost of Shockwave"
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Postby restoca » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:01 pm

^ Yes Shane, I'm gonna have to get creative soon as well.

This one features what is arguably the most classic of coaster logos on the front, but my favorite thing about it is the layout of this massive ride on the back. I adjusted the sharpness post-scan to make it more apparent, but it's still not so great.
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