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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:16 pm
by bigboy
Great pics! You made it through the park on a great day(s). The La Vibora line being contained inside the entrance is a good sign of a small crowd.

The spinning tamales and the nearby rocking donkeys on the train track are recycled theming pieces from the Ferrocarril Fiesta Train. It was one of the parks original rides that ran through the general area where La Vibora is located now.

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:23 pm
by Nrthwnd
bigboy wrote:...The spinning tamales and the nearby rocking donkeys on the train track are recycled theming pieces...


Spinning tamales! Of course! :b :br I really enjoy seeing outdoor "animatronics" in any park, and these looked like fun!

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:30 pm
by bigboy
The actual description on that history page was "dancing tamales", but you get the idea. At one time, the music track from the original ride played in the area of the tamales and burros. One of the original diesel locomotives from the ride is used as a service engine to tow the steam locomotives in and out of the roundhouse during the off season rehab.

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ That could be an interesting thread - photos/videos of animation/animatronics (working and not) throughout a theme park.
And not part of any attraction. Just as it/they are, to entertain people who pass by. Or enter the park, like this set I showed, did.

Back to you, thrillrider! :smile:

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:41 pm
by thrillrider
Interesting info.

There was another section on the train with animatronics(see picture below). The ticket taker picture I posted in the report was also animated.

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:46 pm
by thrillrider
Today's update takes us to frontier city theme park in Oklahoma city. This little off the radar park has a lot to offer for the entire family.

They are home to 5 coasters, several spin and puke rides, shows, and a fun flume ride and dark ride. There is also a LOT for the kids to do. We really enjoyed this park, and would return in the future if in the area.

Onto the pictures...

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:18 pm
by johnychen
Great report. Love the pictures. Just in case you want to try Whataburger's again, I highly recommend their patty melt. Their regular burger is OK but the patty melt is amazing.

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:40 am
by thrillrider
johnychen wrote:Great report. Love the pictures. Just in case you want to try Whataburger's again, I highly recommend their patty melt. Their regular burger is OK but the patty melt is amazing.


Thanks for the suggestion.

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:06 pm
by thrillrider
More pictures from frontier city.

Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:15 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Great pictures from Frontier City! The park has been making some significant improvements in the post-Six Flags era. That log flume is awesome, and there are so many good flats. It's one of the best small parks. All the coasters run a single train, but they have some of the best single train operations I've ever seen. The one train gets unloaded and loaded so quickly. And bonus points for seeing Charlie Daniels!