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Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:37 pm

So, as many of you know my partner and I LOVE theme parks (obviously) and this year we have a LOT of parks that we are going to be visiting, well at least a lot of parks for us. So instead of making 135,156,487.6 different threads, I figured I'd go ahead and start one thread that I can update throughout the season as we visit new parks. With that being said, here is a look (mostly in order) of the parks we will be visiting!

Trip 1:
- Six Flags Over Texas (Part 1)
- Six Flags Over Texas (Part 2)

Trip 2:
- Six Flags Great Adventure (Part 1)
- Six Flags Great Adventure (Part 2)
- Six Flags America
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Trip 3:
- Dollywood
- Splash Country

Trip 4:
- Six Flags Over Texas (Fright Fest)

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For planning the trips, I will ask questions as I think of them. . . And after each trip there will be a photo trip report updated in this thread!! So, with that being said, on to the first trip planning question!

Trip 1 Planning:

With that being said, our first trip to Dallas is coming up this weekend. We are doing two days at SFOT, and I was thinking of hitting up Zero Gravity in Dallas on our drive in. Anyone have any advice about this "park?" Is it a MUST DO, or a meh - who cares?? The main thing we are interested in doing is the SCAD tower. We have been on all of the other types of rides they have, and don't really care to spend the time, or money on any of the other attractions. However, a SCAD tower has always been a "bucket list" experience for me, and now my partner is interested in it as well. From what I've seen online it kind of looks like a sketchy place?? Advice? Tips? Any feedback for this "park," and/or a SCAD tower is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby Satans Hockey » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:57 pm

You could easily do Kings Dominion / Six Flags America on the same day if you wanted to.

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Re: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:56 pm

I have nothing to add to your trips, except I look forward to reading all about them. :)
But yes, DO THE SCAD TOWER! I did it twice (over in Denmark) and it's really something to experience.
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Re: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:22 am

SFOT Must Do's

- New Texas Giant
- El Asseradero
- Yosemite Sam
- Justice League
- Texas Sky Screamer
- Runaway Mine Train
* Also at SFOT, Try to find "Pink Thing"
** While they were closed/not built yet, I imagine Shock Wave, Riddler Revenge, and Catwoman Whip are also fun rides.

PS, Sandy Lake and Go Karts Plus are near Six Flags Over Texas/ Busch Gardens Williamsburg and are easy PPR credit stops with 1-2 coasters each.
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Re: Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue May 02, 2017 8:19 am

Trip 1:

Zero Gravity ended up not happening because the day before we left for the park I went out and bought a Hummer, and my partner was still mad at me for spending the money on it, so I wasn't about to be all like "Hey, let's go spend even MORE money on this random ride in Dallas that might kill us!"

Day 1 at SFOT

So to kick the season off (and to get our Six Flags Season Passes processed) we headed down to SFOT! The goal was to do the park for a few hours the first night, then do a nice dinner, and relax. . . Then spend the morning at the park the next day, and then head home! No need for a Flash Pass given we have been on everything in the park more times than we can count, and we just wanted a relaxing few days at the park!! So... On with the trip Report!!

First ride of the season?! Pandemonium!! I usually hate spinning coasters, but 99% of the time I can handle this one!! Not to mention you get some nice pops of air on some of the hills!! After Pandemonium we headed over to Mr. Freeze!! Where what looked to be a short wait ended up being a lot longer due to a kid throwing up in the que line, and the ride operators spending 15 minutes fighting over who was going to clean it up. . . Meanwhile the lovely sent of vomit filled the que line. *gags*

After our front row ride on Mr. Freeze we headed over to the dreaded Superman Tower Of Power. Now if you know anything about me you know that I hate... HATE... HATE drop towers. I love roller coasters, but I don't know why... I just hate drop towers. But given that I was going to be riding Zumanjaro: Drop Of Doom in a few weeks, I figured... Eh, what the hell, I'll give Superman a go as a way to "warm" up to the drop towers for the season. Yeah. That was a horrible idea. I ended up riding next to this lady who was FREAKING out. . . and I'm pretty sure passed out at some point during the ride. Because she had been silent the entire ride, and I look over at her after the main drop, and she was hunched over in her seat, and non-responsive. However, after the ride came to a stop she came back to life, said she was glad the ride was over, and she had no idea what happened. :lol:

After Superman we headed back to Shockwave VR crap. . . To see that the line was spilling out of the que and knowing how bad operations are with VR we decided to skip it for the night, and headed over to New Texas Giant instead! New Texas Giant was running as amazing as always!! Every time I ride the coaster I forget about how much I love the ride!! It's everything you could want in a coaster. Fast, great airtime, awesome elements, and a nice ride length! That being said, as much as I LOVE New Texas Giant I really can't wait to see what they do with New Mean Streak. It is already shaping up to be a top ten coaster! I have a feeling New Mean Streak will be everything that we thought New Texas Giant was lacking!!

After New Texas Giant we called it an evening and headed out to get dinner!! (Oh, and at some point in the day we swung by Joker's construction site to see how things were going there)

Anywho, enjoy the photos, and Part 2 of SFOT will be up within the next few days!! (I hope!)
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It really is a fun coaster!!
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It usually has the perfect about of spinning. Not too much, and not too little!
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Not to mention it is a pretty photogenic coaster!
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The hair says it all.
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I was told by the Dip-N-Dots guy that the park had to add this arch to Superman for extra support because Superman is so tall and all.
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I really do feel bad for Charlie and his dry hole. Maybe we should donate some money, and get him a bottle of lube?
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What is this I see through the trees!?
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Brought to you by Subway!!
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The colors really have grown on me.
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A closer look at the station area.
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No. No. NO!! Stop tempting me. I will not ride you!
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Snowy's Milk??
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Am I the only one who feels a little dirty walking through this gaping mouth on my way to find "Snowy's Milk?"
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WHY?!?! Why must everything be about Snowy and his milk!?
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"In case of overflow" -- Got it.
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Uh-Oh... This can't be good.
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Looks like we found our "overflow." Snowy's Milk is that you??
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Ahhhh!! Finally!!
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For those of you into the fin's.
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And away they go!
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I just love me some sunset(ish) photos!
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Forwards, or backwards?? . . . The world may never know.
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I really do wish more of these would have caught on. They are fun coasters.
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You've got to give the park credit. They do try with the theming! (and it looks good)
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It's a Bird... It's a Plane!!! ... It's... people who over paid for a giant adult swing-set.
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Because no one has ever taken this photo before.
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I guess Superman is into double fisting.
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Ugh. That's a LONG freaking way up.
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After all these years, I've still never been to the top of this thing.
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Maybe tomorrow.
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<3
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Such a beautiful coaster.
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That drop is pretty freaking steep!
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Zoom-Zoom!
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Dollywood is that you??
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A nice area in the park. (Brownie points if you know where this is at!)
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Re: Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby jynx242 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:29 am

Thanks for the report.......perv :lmao: ;) ;)

I kid, I kid, I was thinking the same thing as your captions when I was looking at the pictures. I'm looking forward to the rest :)
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Re: Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby boldikus » Tue May 02, 2017 8:36 am

Off to a good start! Keep em coming...
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Re: Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby coasterbill » Tue May 02, 2017 8:40 am

DoinItForTheFame wrote:Trip 2:
- Six Flags Great Adventure
- Six Flags America
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg


Why would anyone go to SFA instead of KD? lol

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Re: Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue May 02, 2017 8:55 am

jynx242 wrote:Thanks for the report.......perv :lmao: ;) ;)

I kid, I kid, I was thinking the same thing as your captions when I was looking at the pictures. I'm looking forward to the rest :)


:lmao: Snowy's Milk :lmao:

boldikus wrote:Off to a good start! Keep em coming...


Thanks!

coasterbill wrote:Why would anyone go to SFA instead of KD? lol


Honestly, time. The little bit of time I had free to squeeze in SFA, I wouldn't even have had time to drive to KD and still have time in the park before it closed. Plus, I did KD last year, so this year I hit up SFA as a credit run!
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Re: Photo TR: Our 2017 Extravaganza!

Postby boldikus » Tue May 02, 2017 9:13 am

DoinItForTheFame wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Why would anyone go to SFA instead of KD? lol


Honestly, time. The little bit of time I had free to squeeze in SFA, I wouldn't even have had time to drive to KD and still have time in the park before it closed. Plus, I did KD last year, so this year I hit up SFA as a credit run!


Don't mind Bill, that's a perfectly respectable reason for visiting SFA. If you had said "I always wanted to visit such a world renowned park" I'd ask where can I get some of that good-good.
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