Photo TR: Wild Aventures in Valdosta, Georgia

4,000 mile trip. DC and NYC! All photos up!!! Check it out:)
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Archived Photo Trip Reports of Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, and Donkeys!
X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Photo TR: Wild Aventures in Valdosta, Georgia

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:03 pm

Hello there!

1st stop: Vidalia, Georgia.
2nd: Wild Adventures!
3rd: Savannah, Georgia.
4th: Washington D.C.
5th: New York City
6th: Syracuse, NY.
7th: Colombus, Ohio.

So over my Christmas break, we went on a vacation, “we” being myself, my mom, and one of her best friends. The Friday that I got off of break, we left for Georgia. We drove there. That’s a veeeeeeeeeeeeery long drive! It took us about 26 hours total. We were in Georgia for one week visiting my mom’s friends family. While there, we went to Wild Adventures in Valdosta, and went to eat at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons, which was reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally good!

Next Saturday, we went to D.C. We drove past Kings Dominion. I305 was visible from the interstate, which with all the trees, you could see nothing but the Eiffel tower and I305. It is HUGE.

In D.C., we saw all the sites. It was a lot of fun. No, the Obamas weren’t there. They were in Hawaii. I love photography, so this was a ton of fun for me! The next day, we were going to go to New York City leaving at 6 a.m., but I woke up at about 4 a.m. with the sorest throat every very achy, and one of the worst fevers my mom said that I’ve had. She said it was the warmest she’s ever felt me be. We thought it was strep because I get that a lot, but it wasn’t. At 4 a.m., no doctor’s office is open, so we had to go to the ER. Ugh. It was laryngitis, but we got some medication and we were on our way. We ended up leaving D.C. at about 10 a.m.
We stayed in Jersey City and took the train to NYC. The first thing we did was walk around a bit, then went to TKTS. TKTS is a thingymajig in Times Square which gives huge discounts to Broadway shows, day-of only. The discount is usually 50%. The show we wanted to most see was Shrek: The Musical. I was hoping and praying we could see it. We waited over an HOUR in line in the BELOW freezing New York cold to hopefully get tickets to *A* show. We got to the front of the line and got the last THREE OF FOUR tickets!!! I was so happy! We didn’t get to sit together, but that was fine. Why? 2nd, 3rd, and 5th row seats. HOW FREAKING AMAZING IS THAT??? For those of you who don’t know, Shrek had its last run on Broadway a couple Sundays ago, January 3rd. This was one of the big reasons I wanted to see it.

A lot of people in the Wichita school district are going on a trip to NYC that happens every 2 years. About 7 of the shows they planned on seeing have closed. Shrek being one of them. So some people were mad at me that I got to see it.

SHREK WAS AMAZING. That’s all I have to say. Also, my dream is to be a Broadway performer. Music theater is my passion. The next day in NYC was very windy, but we got to see what we wanted and do some shopping.

We stayed in Syracuse for a few days. Nothing to report there.

We stayed in Colombus, Ohio for the night on our way home. My mom has friends there. We are going back this summer and I’ll be going to Kings Island. Possibly Cedar Point. Anyways, onto what you’re here to see, Wild Adventures!!!

This is the theme park where Zombieland was filmed.

We got to the park about 10 minutes before opening. There were maybe 20 cars in the parking lot or so?? Hardly ANYBODY. Like most big parks, they take your picture when you enter. They also do it throughout the park, even in the loading stations for some rides! It was really great! But anyways, hardly anyone was there. All day. The place was freaking deserted.

Boomerang: This was our first ride of the day. We first rode in the front. Not butter smooth, but it was still smooth enough. Then we rode in the back, mind you that we are the only people on this ride, let alone that entire section of the park. Back was smooth as well. I can’t ride Boomerangs a lot because the high g-forces give me a major headache. I was a little disappointed at how close the Tiger exhibit was to the Boomerang. It was RIGHT next to it. I’m sure the tigers get annoyed a lot.
Cheetah: Closed for that one million dollar renovation. WOW is that thing torn up! Sections of track are missing in places. I’ll have some pictures. I really wanted to ride it, but oh well.

Gold Rush: This coaster, I learned a couple of days ago, was removed to make way for the 3 new rides for 2010.

Space Shot: Closed :(

Fiesta Express: They let us ride :D This is a Zamperla mini-mouse. My mom actually got scared on this. Oh my gosh. That was embarrassing, BUT we were the only ones in that whole half of the park, so no one saw!

Hangman: My second SLC. Nice! We rode in the front because there was no wait, obviously. SMOOTH!!! Yes, a smooth SLC!!! So much fun! We wanted to ride again, but they made us go all the way around through the exit and back through the entrance. I know this is policy, but really? There’s no one even in this area of the park! We’re the only ones here! Oh well. Later, they let us stay on. Anyways, because no one was there, I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the wheels and what not. The next time, we rode in the back. It wasn’t as smooth. It was still good though. Front seat, FTW!

Swamp Thing (Vekoma Junior suspended): This thing goes directly over an alligator exhibit. LIVE alligator. Poor guy :( I’m sure things have dropped on him before. This thing was a little rough. You go around twice. It was alright. Nothing special, but good for a family coaster!
Bug Out: Fun little family coaster!

Ant Farm Express: Fun kiddie coaster. Actually, pretty intense for such a small ride!

I honestly don’t think this place is going to last. It is a great place, it really is, but there’s no one there! It’s several miles off of the interstate in literally the middle of nowhere. It just snuck up on us. It was kind of strange, actually. Location is awful for business.

They had a Safari Train, which was just like any other mini train you’d find at a theme park, but it goes throughout their animal section, which you can only see IF you go on the train. It also goes right by Cheetah, and depending on which route they choose, it can also go under and around Cheetah. This ride was the only one we waited for. Since they only had one train operating, that explains the wait. It was only like 5 minutes though.

There is a swampy path thingy that’s really cool! It’s just a lot of pathway right above swamp land and you get to see lots of animals. It’s cool.
The bird house was cool. Lorikeets come and land on your shoulder. Yay!
If you’re passing through, visit this park! If crowds are that minimal, you can get through it all in less than an hour. There really isn’t anything in the area for vacations, but I believe it’s not very far from Orlando. Go to this place. It’s neat!

ADMIN EDIT: Just changed "PHOTO TR:" to "Photo TR:". Nothing major, so keep up the good work!
IMG_4317.JPG
We're here :] Close parking spot.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4318.JPG
Um, where is everyone? The park opens in 10 minutes.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4319.JPG
My mom and her bestie, Dan.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4320.JPG
The ferris wheel says we are at Wild Adventures. If you do not agree, a big, green ogre will come and attack you.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4321.JPG
Ahh. Nice, small, pretty signage.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4322.JPG
Uhhhh ... I'm sure the entrance is just far away, hence why no one is in this area of the entrance plaza.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4323.JPG
Wait a second. THIS IS THE ENTRANCE? Where is everybody?
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4324.JPG
Umm ... I'm sure more people will show up soon :)
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4325.JPG
Lord Farquaad says: A PRETTY PONY!!! Don't worry, this whole Shrek phenomenon ties in with the trip.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4326.JPG
We're now in the park. He's a nice little eating plaza. I like how it's not on the ground that way people don't come running through you and knock your stuff off. There's also a big dining area inside.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4327.JPG
Our adventure begins :D
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4328.JPG
So many cloaking devices!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4329.JPG
Woot for Vekoma roller skaters!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4330.JPG
I spy a Boomerang
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4331.JPG
Boomerangs are very small rides. Fun though :)
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4332.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4333.JPG
Tri-support! Let's take a closer look ...
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4334.JPG
*Orgasm noise*
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4335.JPG
... Alright, guys! Let's stop playing hide-and-seek :]
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4336.JPG
A LAKE!!! and stuff across it
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4337.JPG
Ah, an SLC. So pretty.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4338.JPG
Aww!!! Pretty kitty. *Pets chin*
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4339.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4340.JPG
The tiger exhibit is way too close to the Boomerang. Kinda made me sad. Actually, all the exhibits are too close to rides.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4341.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4342.JPG
:( I was sad about not being able to ride Cheetah.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4343.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4344.JPG
I believe this is one of the 3 new rides they are getting this year.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4345.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4346.JPG
*Sigh*
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4347.JPG
Just like the Sidewinder that was at Wild West World. This ride will make you siick.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4348.JPG
Ah, there it is!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4349.JPG
The top of an SLC.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4350.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4351.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4352.JPG
Hello there, Mr.Sun! ... and Hangman
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4353.JPG
Walk-on!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4354.JPG
This is right next to the Hangman. I wanted to ride, but it was closed.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4355.JPG
This used to be an artsy shot ... Until the trees moved in.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4356.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4357.JPG
Because we were the only people in this section of the park (which means there was nobody else on the ride) I decided to take some pictures of the train.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4358.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4359.JPG
Somewhat close-up shot of the track.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4360.JPG
:) *Unzips pants*
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4361.JPG
Looks like an alligator.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4362.JPG
Where is a train when you need it?
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4363.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4364.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4365.JPG
Dan and my madre
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4366.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4367.JPG
Under-belly :D Or ... Lift hill porn?
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4368.JPG
Well, there's a train now, but no people.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4369.JPG
You know, this would have been a GREAT picture had there have been riders in the front!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4370.JPG
Dammit, people.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4372.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4373.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4374.JPG
Ooooh! This looks fun!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4375.JPG
... This ride actually scared my mom. NOT LYING.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4376.JPG
Themeing!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4377.JPG
Let's go ride the swings, I guess.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4378.JPG
Closed for the season.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4379.JPG
Here's a construction picture for ya. Well, somewhat. Wow.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4380.JPG
Yay for kiddie rides :) The Safari Bus was closed, but we wanted to ride.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4381.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4382.JPG
WHERE IS EVERYBODY?
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4383.JPG
Boomerang from across the lake.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4384.JPG
Swamp Thing!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4385.JPG
"Enter at your own risk" ... Well, this IS a vekoma.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4386.JPG
Here they come! Yay?
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4387.JPG
One of the longest waits of the day.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4388.JPG
Kinda artsy-fartsy?
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4389.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4390.JPG
Mom and Dan did a lot of this all day: Waiting on me to take pictures.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4391.JPG
T3CHn1C@L $tUff
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4392.JPG
CLOSE-UP!!! OMG!!! NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN THIS BEFORE!!!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4393.JPG
Wheel assemblies. Much different than its brother, SLC.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4394.JPG
At the top of the lift hill is a puppy and a van. Also some candy.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4395.JPG
People looked way too scared on this ride.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4396.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4397.JPG
After Swamp Thing, we decided to go look at some animals. We passed by this. The worker was being followed by this little guy. She says he follows her everywhere.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4398.JPG
He's soooooo pretty!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4399.JPG
They also have lorikeets/parakeets (Idk what they're called) As you can see, mom isn't too happy about this.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4400.JPG
She's trying not to be scared.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4401.JPG
She looks like she's trying to smile. She was actually mouthing "Get that f!@#$n camera off of me"
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4403.JPG
Tia, the totally awesome bird-lady!!! she was really cool and we talked to her for a while. Yay for employees who enjoy their job and are fun to talk to!
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4404.JPG
Mom started coming around.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4405.JPG
Dan was doing just fine.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4406.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4407.JPG
Mom got over it. Then I was the one freaking out.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4408.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4410.JPG
He was wondering what my camera was. I was scared he was gonna peck at it. I was very close.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4414.JPG
Pretty wittle birdeeeee
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4416.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4417.JPG
What a ca-YOOT-ee :D
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4418.JPG
This is how a lot of Georgia is.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4420.JPG
Through the swamp-walk we go. This was towards the middle of the walk.
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4421.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4422.JPG
Viewed 2908 times
IMG_4423.JPG
This poor gator is right under the Swamp Thing. good themeing, but I really don't feel it should be there. I'm sure things have dropped on him/her before.
Viewed 2908 times
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:46 pm

Part 2
IMG_4424.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4425.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4426.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4427.JPG
Baby gator, baby gator!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4428.JPG
Fun swamp-walk!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4429.JPG
My camera didn't know how to focus on this, Lol.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4431.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4432.JPG
Kinda artsy? Woot?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4434.JPG
Grr!!! I'm a big black bear!!! A big, black bug bit a big, black bear and the big, black bear bled blood :D
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4436.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4437.JPG
AWWW!!!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4438.JPG
I feel bad for the white one. I'm sure he sticks out a bunch :(
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4439.JPG
I HATE EMU'S. When I walked right beside this, I screamed because I didn't know it was there.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4440.JPG
Die, you little -----
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4441.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4442.JPG
GET AWAY FROM THE FENCE.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4443.JPG
Um, I just wanted a decent picture. I wasn't expecting bestiality.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4444.JPG
"Dose" is supposed to be "Does" ... Haha :)
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4445.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4446.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4447.JPG
Are we still in a Theme Park?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4449.JPG
SWAMP THING!!! ThRoUgH tHe TrEeS!!!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4450.JPG
BOOMERANG!!! THROUGH THE SWAMP THING THAT WAS THROUGH THE TREES!!! YAY!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4453.JPG
Awww!!! A cute little squirrel. Let's get a closer look ...
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4452.JPG
Bastard.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4455.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4457.JPG
The carousel.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4459.JPG
Bug Out!!! Where what's-his-face killed the zombies.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4460.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4461.JPG
We've been here for hours. Why is no one here? Well, on the bright side, there's a Christmas tree!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4462.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4463.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4464.JPG
Wild Adventures gets you right next to the rides.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4465.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4466.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4467.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4468.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4469.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4470.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4471.JPG
It might look the track is nasty, but it's just the shadows from a tree.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4472.JPG
Undershot of the lift hill assemblies. It's amazing how this can lift an entire coaster train.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4473.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4474.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4475.JPG
It's either my 4th or 5th Wild Mouse.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4476.JPG
That guy is looking at me like he's gonna hurt me.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4477.JPG
The quene is actually right in the middle of the ride.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4478.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4479.JPG
Mom and I on the Insect-O-Slide :D
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4484.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4485.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4486.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4487.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4489.JPG
Yay for attempted artsy-shots :)
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4490.JPG
Cheetah from a distance. I want to ride you :(
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4492.JPG
HERE'S a better artsy shot.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4494.JPG
Mom holding a Ball Python. I was too afraid :/
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4495.JPG
ThEmEiNg!!!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4496.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4497.JPG
Guess we're going back to Boomerang.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4499.JPG
This is right by the entrance to Boomerang. I was sad it was closed. I've heard such good things about it.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4500.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4501.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4502.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4503.JPG
Derek, are you reading this?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4504.JPG
Close-up!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4505.JPG
Oooh!!! *Unzips pants farther*
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4506.JPG
The "Under-Boomerang"
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4507.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4508.JPG
Dammit, where is a TRAIN?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4509.JPG
Oh. There it is.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4510.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4511.JPG
One of my favorite shots!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4512.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4513.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4514.JPG
I love the support structure for the Boomerangs. Reminds me of Joe Jonas.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4515.JPG
Look at that plant! It totally distracts you from the awesomeness in the background! YAY!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4516.JPG
Swamp Thing from across the lake. I like the supports for this coaster as well.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4517.JPG
Judging by this scene, It's probably safe to say that Cheetah won't be opening soon.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4518.JPG
Right next to animal exhibits. Ugh.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4519.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4520.JPG
Yeahhhh
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4521.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4523.JPG
Wow. The track isn't even there!
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4522.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4524.JPG
Notice how this entire section of track was TAKEN OUT?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4525.JPG
BTW, they actually have alligators in this lake. I thought they were kidding, but they aren't.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4526.JPG
Such a pretty coaster.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4527.JPG
Bug Out and a pretty big flag. It was probably made in China.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4529.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4530.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4532.JPG
Some more construction.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4534.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4535.JPG
DO NOT RIDE THIS.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4536.JPG
Seriously. Where are the humans?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4537.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4538.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4539.JPG
... I'm running out of captions to write.
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4540.JPG
Does anyone notice how the ties are NOT perpendicular to the track like they should be?
Viewed 2875 times
IMG_4541.JPG
Viewed 2875 times
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:03 pm

Part 3
IMG_4542.JPG
Mom skipping out on the SLC.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4543.JPG
:/
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4544.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4545.JPG
Hangman station. If you can't tell, we came back and rode Hangman.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4546.JPG
I LOVE this support (:
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4547.JPG
It's not that tall, but it does tower over a lot.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4548.JPG
THROUGH THE TREES
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4549.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4550.JPG
Mr. Sun and I are going to fight later. I'm sure I'll win.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4552.JPG
Well, there's some people. DID I MENTION THIS PLACE WAS *PACKED*?
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4553.JPG
Me lubberz this shot.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4554.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4555.JPG
Starbucks? YES!!! This place has a REAL starbucks inside.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4556.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4557.JPG
Bug Out is actually taller than the Ferris Wheel.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4558.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4559.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4560.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4561.JPG
Don't look at me in that tone of voice.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4562.JPG
Mom is in the lower-right hand corner. She looks so small compared to the coaster.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4563.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4565.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4571.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4565.JPG
I would like to post this picture again in case none of you saw. Yes, that is really how many cars were in the parking lot.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4572.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4576.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4577.JPG
Well, I guess there's a few people?
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4581.JPG
Bye-Bye Wild Adventures! Time to hit the road. Wait what's that ahead?
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4582.JPG
SOUTH OF THE BORDER!!! With a coaster that doesn't operate :/
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4583.JPG
The observation tower.
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4585.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4589.JPG
You may not be able to see it, but through the trees is in fact, Intimidator305 :]
Viewed 2860 times
IMG_4590.JPG
Viewed 2860 times
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

Obsessive Overlord of the TPR Park Index
 
Posts: 15106
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 47

Postby larrygator » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:45 pm

Wow that's quite a few pictures. I added this to TPR's Park Index.

If you happen to have pictures of the following rides for the Park Index let me know:
Gold Rush (Family Mine Train), Inverter, Pharoahs Fury (Swinging Ship), Smash Attack (Bumper Cars), Tilt-A-Weevil, Venus Fly Trap (Wisdom Tornado)

thanks
As usual, my analysis is free of charge!
Original enough to not steal someone else's quote as a signature

Image
Image

X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:42 pm

Part 4

Washington D.C.

larrygator wrote:Wow that's quite a few pictures. I added this to TPR's Park Index.

If you happen to have pictures of the following rides for the Park Index let me know:
Gold Rush (Family Mine Train), Inverter, Pharoahs Fury (Swinging Ship), Smash Attack (Bumper Cars), Tilt-A-Weevil, Venus Fly Trap (Wisdom Tornado)

thanks


--Gold Rush was taken out to make way for the new rides.
--Inverter isn't there anymore either.
--Pharoahs Fury, hmm, lemme look. I don't think I have any though.
--Smash Attack, I'll look too.
--Tilt-A-Weevil, again, I'll look.
--Venus Fly Trap is sitting in pieces in the park's concert area.
IMG_4591.JPG
What is that in the distance?
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4592.JPG
There it is. The giant penis.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4593.JPG
That's the pentagon! We drove by it thinking about how a plane ran into it. It was kind of scary thinking about it. The building is HUGE.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4595.JPG
This is how most homes in D.C. are. We knew we definitely weren't in Kansas!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4597.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4599.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4600.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4601.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4602.JPG
THERE IT IS!!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4603.JPG
The White House ... THROUGH THE TREES!!! Ish.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4606.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4608.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4609.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4610.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4611.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4612.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4613.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4614.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4615.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4617.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4618.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4619.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4620.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4621.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4622.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4624.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4626.JPG
Doin some yard work.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4627.JPG
Mom getting pictures of Dan. He's running for the Kansas House of Representatives.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4630.JPG
Patchwork lawn :D
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4631.JPG
See what's back there?
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4634.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4635.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4637.JPG
This was the funkiest looking tree I've ever seen. No, I didn't intentionally get the plane in the shot like that.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4650.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4651.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4652.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4659.JPG
Mom walking up to the monument.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4661.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4662.JPG
Dan: All high and mighty :D
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4666.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4668.JPG
Lots of weird looking stones.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4669.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4671.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4672.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4673.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4674.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4681.JPG
You'll see a lot of cameras in D.C.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4683.JPG
Dan helping my mom off of a slippery ledge. She was in heels o.O
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4684.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4685.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4686.JPG
These light up the Monument.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4688.JPG
Traffic sucks. The ambulance struggled to get through.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4689.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4692.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4694.JPG
Awesome building! Let's get a better look...
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4696.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4697.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4700.JPG
No, not like drinking. Silly :P
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4701.JPG
X2!!! OMG!!! I wanna ride it!!! Wait. Crap.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4702.JPG
Noted!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4704.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4706.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4709.JPG
There are lots of Segways in D.C. Yay.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4710.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4711.JPG
They have a lot of these permanent road blockers in D.C. They can be raised or lowered to let cars through ... Or not!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4712.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4715.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4717.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4719.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4721.JPG
I believe this is where they made an addition to the capitol.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4732.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4734.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4737.JPG
Not very ACER friendly :/
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4738.JPG
They looked bored.I wanted to give them a hug :(
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4739.JPG
THROUGH THE TREES
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4741.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4745.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4749.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4751.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4753.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4755.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4770.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4772.JPG
I wonder if he's listening to the Jonas Brothers. They're awesome.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4775.JPG
SEE?!?! TONS OF PEOPLE TAKING PICTURES!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4779.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4780.JPG
This is what mom had to walk around in ... Heels.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4781.JPG
DO NOT TOUCH THAT HOLE!!!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4784.JPG
NOTED!!! See, why can't teachers just use this when teaching history? I've spent years in class with textbooks and what not. THIS SUMS IT UP, DAMMIT!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4789.JPG
Dan wanted a picture of them with the penis in between. Mom wasn't so sure. So we had to retake...
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4790.JPG
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4791.JPG
She/he wants that penis.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4795.JPG
Wow. FAIL.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4796.JPG
!!! IT'S THE JONAS BROTHERS!!! Well, older versions.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4797.JPG
Nick.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4798.JPG
Joe.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4799.JPG
Kevin.
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4800.JPG
Buh-bye, Jonas castle!
Viewed 2781 times
IMG_4802.JPG
BEWARE.
Viewed 2781 times
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:03 pm

Part 5 [Last Part]

New York City!!!

Thank you for reading!
IMG_4807.JPG
Many people in NYC are foreign, so I can understand that there will be some spelling mistakes every now and then :)
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4808.JPG
I was just in shock that I was there ...
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4809.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4810.JPG
We're waiting in line to get tickets at TKTS. See the Shrek: The Musical billboard? :)
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4811.JPG
Mom freezing cold while waiting in line. It's below freezing and we just came from 70 degree weather in Georgia.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4812.JPG
That's right. Times Square!
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4814.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4816.JPG
After waiting in line for over an hour, we got the LAST THREE of four tickets for Shrek. We didn't get to sit together, but we did get good seats. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th row.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4819.JPG
Thank you, TKTS :)
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4820.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4823.JPG
HERSHEY'S :D
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4826.JPG
There's where Mamma Mia is performed. One of my favorite movies and I LOVE the music.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4827.JPG
Winter Garden Theater, where Mamma Mia is.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4828.JPG
On our way to the theater to see Shrek: The musical!
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4830.JPG
Did I mention it was COLD?
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4831.JPG
THERE IT IS!!!
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4832.JPG
OMG.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4835.JPG
I was a little shocked by this.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4836.JPG
Mom in front of David Letterman's show. It was next door to Shrek. She left her makeup on from the day before. She was regretting it. Lol.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4838.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4839.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4842.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4844.JPG
This is the train we took from Jersey to City, where we were staying, to NYC.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4845.JPG
This is the current progress of the new World Trade Center.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4846.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4847.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4848.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4850.JPG
What's that in the distance?
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4852.JPG
There she is :)
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4855.JPG
Can anyone guess where this is? Or what?
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4856.JPG
We're in Toys R Us
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4858.JPG
That is right. A ferris wheel inside of Toys R Us.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4859.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4861.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4863.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4864.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4865.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4867.JPG
Animatronic dinosaur D:
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4868.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4869.JPG
CLIMB!!! CCCLLLIIIIIIMMMBBB!!!
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4871.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4872.JPG
Yup. Escalators.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4873.JPG
Ah. There it is. Radio City Music Hall.
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4874.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4875.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4876.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4877.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4878.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4879.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4880.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
IMG_4881.JPG
Viewed 2768 times
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Donkey.
 
Posts: 280
Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Location: Hazlet, NJ
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Postby Medusa1861 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:53 pm

awww, I miss NYC. I was just there for the New Jersey Devils Vs. New York Rangers game. It always feels like home there. I find it funny that 27 degrees is noteworthy as being cold for you. But i guess being in Kansas that is drastic.
Image[url=http://www.clubtpr.com][img]http://www.clubtpr.com/images/memberbanners/f5b09b341ed6a954204fc26dcc109e5e.jpg[/img][/url]

X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:55 pm

^In Kansas, we get into negative temperatures sometimes. Below freezing is still cold though! The past week, temperatures were so cold, the wind chill was -25 ... Some school's were canceled :O
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

It all started with a donkey
User avatar
 
Posts: 3813
Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Gender: Male
Age: 23

Postby the ghost » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:14 pm

Nice TR. Also, the Ferris wheel is in the HUGE the toys r us.

X is the best. Tatsu sucks.
User avatar
 
Posts: 1904
Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:16 pm

^Correct!
2012 Ride Host - Gemini/Mean Streak
2013 Co-Team Leader - Gemini, Maverick-Halloweekends Fridays
2014 Ride Supervisor - Thunder Canyon/Skyride, GateKeeper-Halloweekends Fridays

Next

Return to Photo Trip Report Archive

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron