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Postby montezooma » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:06 am

I hope this entry is scary enough for the "SCAREadise" series. Here is the ominous Sky Screamer from AstroWorld (RIP)

PS - I love that this 1st gen. Free Fall ride is going to Knott's
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Postby montezooma » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:10 am

Iron Dragon...scary???? uh, not so much but you gotta give Cedar Point credit for keeping that scary fog effect working after all these years!
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Postby thrillerman1 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:10 am

I'm running behind on my SCAREadise postcard updates, but speaking of Cedar Fair and draggin' iron, here's the heavy metal ghoul from Dorney Park's Steel Force.
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Could this be a distant relative of Iron Maiden's Eddie?
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Postby robbalvey » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:25 am

^ Oooh! Very, very scary.

Does anyone remember when Astroworld had the 1st gen and a 2nd gen Intamin freefall for one season? I kind of thought it was fun running back and forth between the two!

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Postby thecoasterkid » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:41 am

You're wrong Mark, Iron Dragon is scary...scary how bad it is. :lmao:

Great postcards as always!

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:26 pm

Lol thanks Shawn. I hope everyone had a good Halloween!

Did anyone eat too much trick or treat candy like these folks from Bobbejaanland? The back side of this card is blank, but I think the front says it all anyway!
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Postby Divv3k » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:30 pm

^ I think that postcard sums up Bobbejaanland perfectly! Love that place!

Thanks for posting this, Mark!

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Postby thrillerman1 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:08 pm

Glad you enjoyed Divv! I think that card is just priceless and pretty much sums up my feelings/love for BBJland too.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:56 pm

Halfway to nowhere between Beech Bend and SFKK, lies the oft overlooked Guntown Mountain. It's just a little blip on the map along the interstate and has always intrigued me as I've driven by it. There isn't much to see from the interstate except a chairlift, but upon closer inspection there are a few other attractions including a boarded up haunted house, ghost town, and train ride. I think there's also an alpine slide. I've never actually been inside the park since it was closed when I stopped in '07, and I'm not even sure if the park is still operating, but at least the huge gift shop was open and full of all kinds of trinkets and nick knacks including cured hams!

Can someone vouch for visiting the park or if it's still in operation?
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Who's up for an autumn train ride through the back woods of Kentucky?
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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:34 pm

Here in the USA we celebrate a holiday called Thanksgiving on this coming Thursday, and it just so happens that Holiday World's newest area is themed around all that is otherwise known as "eat a ton of amazing food and fall asleep on the couch watching football games" day. Oh yeah this holiday also has something historical to do with the Pilgrims and Native Americans gathering for a celebratory harvest festival way back in Jeff Johnson's glory days. I think it might be time for me to get out that Charlie Brown classic tv special and brush up on Jeff's history!

Anyway I digress, so here's The Voyage, and I hope everyone has many blessings for which to be thankful and celebrate.
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I can't wait to try out those new Timberliner trains next year!
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Mmmm turkey, dressing, and triple down tunnel.

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