Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby bigboy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:16 pm

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.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:23 pm

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!
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby bigboy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:30 pm

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.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 pm

^ 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.

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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:41 pm

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.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:46 pm

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...
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So we left Dallas at 10am with plans on being at frontier city around 2pm. However, this guy held us up another hour and a half. How does this happen? Not only was he facing the opposite direc8 of traffic, but he ended up in a for in a construction zone.
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We made it!
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This is the entrance of the park. Inside this entrance, there is a large gift shop and the entrance to our first coaster.
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The diamondback coaster(Not the kings island version)
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Diamondback is a classic Arrow shuttle loop
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Station shot
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Nice train, ruff ride
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Wild kitty is the parks kiddy coaster.
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One more shot.
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The park has a bunch of miniature scale houses for the kids to play in.
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Complete with 2nd floor
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Lots for the kids to do.
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The park is nicely themed.
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Brain drain is the parks newest attraction.
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These things are popping up in parks everywhere.
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The lay of the land
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Nice landscaping everywhere
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Steel lasso is a mini suspended coaster. This coaster had a slightly different layout than the others I have been on.
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The coaster in action
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Fun coaster
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This was a fun shooter dark ride.
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Your chariot
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My favorite coaster in this park.
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The layout
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Classic goodness
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Station shot
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Loop D loop
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Lots of fun
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Lots more coming from frontier city...stay tuned.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby johnychen » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:18 pm

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.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:40 am

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.


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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby thrillrider » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:06 pm

More pictures from frontier city.
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Looks like a nice place to have a beer.
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The tumbleweed is a clasdic rotor type ride. The ride operator said tgat this ride came from six flags Texas.
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The whole family enjoyed this ride.
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The last coaster left to ride in this park is the wildcat. This coaster was bought and moved from another park a while back.
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This historical marker was near the entrance of the wildcat.
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It's hard to get a good shot of this coaster, as 90% of it is in the woods.
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While your waiting in line, they have these really cool rollercoaster history boards.
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Station shot
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One last look of the train entering the station.
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They had a free concert the day we were there.
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Not a huge country music fan, but who could pass up a chance to see the Charlie Daniels band?
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This park has a huge fest house style restaurant with a magic show stage, and arcade games.
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The parks log flume has the longest tunnel I have ever been in on a log flume.
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This had the longest line of the day
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They also have a rapids ride.
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In case you forgot, we are in frontier city
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The park also has a decent selection of rides also...like bumper cars
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The casino
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Tilt a whirl and many more
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The ferris wheel is located on the highest point of the park.
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I forgot to add this earlier, but Wildcats station also had this....my home parks shivering timbers
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A few last looks at frontier city
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That's it from frontier city, on our way to silver dollar city in our next update.
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Re: Our 2017 Mega Coaster trip report.

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:15 pm

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!
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