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Postby Roy56 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:44 am

^ THANKS! That Wes one was the first I did on the trip and spent the most time on.

I won't be able to post anything until Friday because of a lack of scanner, but it'll be up!

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Postby hyperlink27 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:53 am

Holy crap...I was not even there and I can totally picture the slide story...(I am still laughing as I type this). I am sure the people on the actual raft thought they were going to die (thank god they did not). Glad y'all had a good time. Looking forward to next year's trip because I WILL BE THERE!!!! :lmao:
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Postby EmBy » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:55 am

Great report, that water slide story is classic. Love to have seen that :lmao: .

Seems more and more of these water slide reports are appearing as they are great fun, could be a new section.

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Postby 307 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:55 pm

The waterslide story is outstanding, I only wish to see videos or pictures of the incident.

great update, I'm pumped for Avalanche!!!

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Postby kraken613 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:50 pm

That waterslide story is so funny!

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Postby KrakenKing » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:08 am

Ahh... those waterslides. The Pink one wasn't that bad, the Yellow one on the otherhand...

Jay (ElToroExtreme), Taylor (TwisterII) and Jacob (JCGoldCoast) went on the yellow one together.

The turns on that slide were very tight so we went beyond 90° on most of them.

One of the turns during the middle of the ride (And I heard a lot of people had the same problem) caused Jay to fly towards me... he was sitting directly across from me.

Thank god I moved my head out of the way, because if I didn't, I would have his teeth marks permanently scared on it.

Instead, his teeth landed on my left shoulder. It left two wounds. An interesting experience to say the least.

I believe he has a picture of it, I'll see if he can upload it here.

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Postby EuroTre » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:15 am

Hooray! :) The Dells still pwn all. And yes, that second turn on Avalanche is the 'OMG MY SPINE JUST GOT SHOVED OUT MY A$$' turn. But it's still fun.

Sorry I couldn't go. Stupid 5 hour football practices. :omg:

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Postby SharkTums » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:45 pm

Robb's working on the SFGAm Update...it's coming...

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Postby SharkTums » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:45 pm

Ok...since Robb is busy picking Lou up at the airport, allow me to bring you today's update!

Today we were at SFGAm! One of the nicest SF parks in the chain with a lot of great rides. We knew today would be a short and busy day so we planned ahead and arranged Gold Qbots for the group! We got in groups of four the night before along with some Qbot School and were ready to go. Let me just say, GOLD QBOTS ARE AWESOME!

We arrived at the park at 8:30am and got ready for ERT on Raging Bull, Viper, and Giant Drop. It was really great ERT with three trains on Bull, two on viper, and all sides of Giant Drop. You could just park yourself on Bull (Even the front and back seats!) and never get up!

After ERT we passed out the Gold Flashpasses, gave everyone a quick speech on what to hit (Deja, Demon, and the Mouse ASAP as they were not on Flashpass) and went out of Southwest Territory.

We saw numerous groups throughout the day praising the Qbot! Superman had at least a 2 hour line for the General Public, or 4 minutes for us! Most everyone got all the credits, or at least the credits they cared about. Then the rain hit! A big storm that would find us the next day at CP as well. We decided to leave at 4pm for our long drive to CP.

All in all, it was a great day at SFGAm and aside from the stupid hard trims on Bull everything was running great!

On to the pictures!
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Here we are after our long 2 minute drive from the hotel!
(Photo by Jahan)
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It's all about Bryan and Luko on the Giant Drop this morning.
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Terry and Allie are all smiles...before!
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Wow Giant Drop sure was popular this morning! I'm so glad all the parks worked fast, inspected their rides and got them all back open!
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The Brits are all thumbs up about an awesome TRUE ERT session. (No waiting even for front and back rows!)
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Raging Bull may not be as amazing as when it opened thanks to the trims, but it's still a really fun ride!
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Terry! What are you doing??? Michael is NOT a statue!
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Yay to Bull's first drop, Boo to Bulls Trims!
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You'd think I'd comment on the front row here...but wow, Chris and Jahan are REALLY focused on their crotches!
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Viper was running awesome as usual! Why can't all SF Parks have awesome wood like this or El Toro?
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More crazy TPR People enjoying Viper ERT.
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Everyone really was surprised by Viper...but Louis...what's with that shirt!?!?
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Heinz = Worth the Wait
Deja Vu and Ryan = Not so much
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Jahan is soooo excited for an Arrow Ride!!
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Sillyness in the Demon Station
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More sillyness in the Demon Station. (It was pretty much a TPR Takeover at this point!)
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Watch out Jahan! The Demon is gonna get you!
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I can't really comment on Comcast, since I'm a DirecTV person...but the Flash Pass was certainly awesome!
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They use the new LoQ technology where you no longer have to go to the ride to reserve it. You just scroll through on your Qbot and pick your ride and it tells you what time you can go! As soon as the rideop scans you you can queue up your next ride (even before you get on the current one!)
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Evil Soccer Mom is either checking out David's A$$, or thinking about stealing one of his Qbots!
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The final section of queue for the Mouse reminds me of a bad Brady Bunch episode...
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Had I known they were only letting two adults ride I might have actually gone on the spinning mouse! Oh wait...No.
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Jay's Superman hair says "thanks to Qbot we only waited 30 minutes for the front seat instead of 3 hours!"
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This picture needs Terry popping out from behind!
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Iron Wolf...ouch.
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Hmmm what are they doing? Is this some new signature move? Am I supposed to photoshop Mickey Mouse in there?
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Ahhh, they're showing off their kickass TPR Tattoos!!!
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Tex and Chris are exhausted.
Chuck is amazed at the SF ride op hurrying.
Wes...well, Wes is just Wes.
(Photo by Jahan)
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GJ loves Whizzer, while Louis and Joke wonder if they will fit...
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Of course they will fit...if these two wedged their fatasses in it's not a problem for any human! What was Robb's obsession with cramming his A$$ on other unsuspecting men on this trip???
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Beer Delivery Guy also approves of Whizzer!
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More happy Whizzer riders. Thanks SFGAm for not taking this ride out! And thanks for a great day! Gold Qbot rules!!!

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Postby WillMontu » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:38 pm

This is the picture you should have, Elissa.
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Getting a little personal?

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