Photo TR:Marineland, Niagara Falls, MFI, & Anchor Bar

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Photo TR:Marineland, Niagara Falls, MFI, & Anchor Bar

Postby Carnage » Mon May 28, 2007 5:34 pm

After a fun filled Friday at Wonderland, Tom had one more day to enjoy in the Southern Ontario area.

Saturday, myself, Nikki, Jer, and Tom enoyed Marineland and Niagara Falls, before meeting up with Nicole for MFI and Anchor Bar.

Felt like we did alot more then we actually did thanks to the massive size of Marineland.

Marineland is overpriced, way too big, and has questionable animal treaments. But Tom needed the credits, and Nikki,Jer, and I hadn't been since we were really young.
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First thing we see is Sky Screamer, the parks S&S combo tower. Advertised as the tallest drop tower in the world.
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However Marineland with their fuzzy marketing includes the 150 foot hill they built it on. Tom thinks he's back home in Blackpool.
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Not quite ready to make that climb though, let's see the bears first. No not those bears.
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These are the bears! Trivia question, what is a black bears primary source of food. If you said fruit, nuts, and meat ...
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... you're wrong! The correct answer is corn pops.
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I'm just floating here in a pool of my own urine waiting for some tourists to throw me some corn pops.
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Seriously, what kind of life is that? They'd probably much more prefer a tasty seagull.
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Way to go Tom, you scared away the bears food.
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Enough of the bears. Onto Dragon Mountain, the worlds largest steel roller coaster. Or at least that's what Marineland claims.
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Then again, it does cover 30 acres, so they may have a point in some ways. Longest lifthill, with the least amount of excitement on the other side.
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Oddly enough the bowtie doesn't hurt, and is actually kind of cool after coming out of the huge tunnel.
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No being Robin Hood.
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It's good to be tall. I did not have to be Robin Hood to get this shot.
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The entrance to the ride is actually cooler then the ride itself.
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Topple Tower is just missing a queue and a beluga head.
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Crap, now we gotta make the long walk up to Sky Screamer. Who's idea was it to build the ride on top of a 150 foot fake hill?
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We stop for a rest and realize that we've walked above the condor ride which I once thought was tall.
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Sky Screamer did have some pretty cool visuals however. If you sit on the correct side you get a great view of the falls.
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5500 feet long. I'd say the drop, loops, helix, and bow tie might be about 2000 feet. The rest is just filler.
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Now back to questionable animal exhibits, Deerschwitz.
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For $2 you too can feed drugged up deer. They don't even get corn pops though, looks more like dried cat food.
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I put up a brave face, but I really am scared.
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Save yourself, they've got me cornered!!
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I've got a plan. I'll just throw this food all over that old man. Then I'll make a run for the gates as they maul him.
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Ooohh, Killer Whales. Wonder what we get to feed them this time?
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I think it wants the baby in the stroller. Or the lady in the wheelchair.
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The keeper said the big ones are just chilling. Kind of looks dead to me. Maybe those protesters out front had a point??
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This girl got about 5 extra rides because the ride op didn't know how to park the train properly.
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Best ride of the day!! They even had to bring out an extra stroller for Nikki. :)
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Onto Niagara Falls for some culture credits. Pile driver wasn't running. Probably failed to get permits again.
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Crappy American falls.
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Awesome Canadian falls.
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I think the American falls vomited on our side of the river. Real mature American falls.
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The masachist side of me wants to see the maid of the mist go under the falls. You won't get THAT wet or pulverized.
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Again, long arms come in handy.
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Tom gets some chocolate balls.
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Made it to MFI after getting grilled by some jerk customs officer.
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Crappiest spinner ever. May as well just keep the pin locked the whole ride.
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Silver Comet, how you curse me. Neither too nice weather, nor bridge delays are going to stop me this time.
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Uh oh. That doesn't look good. (both the butt crack and the broken ride)
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Yay, they fixed it!! Ride on!!
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Damn it, they broke it again after one ride. MFI why do you hate me so much??
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The pain of MFI was wiped from my mind when we decided to go to Anchor Bar.
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Tom, look sad. That's not sad, that's British.
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Eat the wing!! Eat the wing!!
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Who let Tom figure out the bill? Remember this isn't England, we actually tip over here.
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Postby niiicolaaah » Mon May 28, 2007 5:39 pm

LOL chicken wing torture. I love it. :lmao:
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Postby thefitness » Mon May 28, 2007 6:00 pm

Poor animals :cry:

Marineland looks like an odd park. Is everything really spread out? From the pictures that's how it looked.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Mon May 28, 2007 6:01 pm

Great pics! I have always thought that Arrow looked pretty good. Nice looking park with the animals and area!

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Postby Carnage » Mon May 28, 2007 6:08 pm

thefitness wrote:Poor animals :cry:

Marineland looks like an odd park. Is everything really spread out? From the pictures that's how it looked.


Very spread out. The park is huge, but there's really not much there. It's a good 20+ minute walk back to Dragon Mountain.

Dragon Mountain is just a very odd coaster. It's kind of a fun ride, but it has ALOT of wasted track. You can't even see the bulk of the ride, and yet you can see everything that it really does.
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Mon May 28, 2007 6:11 pm

^Kinda like a steel Beast ;)

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Postby Carnage » Mon May 28, 2007 6:13 pm

Kind of :lmao:

The lift hill is huge, the double helix is huge and not all that exciting, and there's a giant flat section behind the mountain that was supposed to be a replica of Niagara Falls.

Really, to sum the ride up it's two loops, with a bow tie.
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Postby coastrfreak2000 » Mon May 28, 2007 6:16 pm

I haven't been to Marinlend in years....and nothing has changed since...

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Mon May 28, 2007 6:17 pm

Great Photo TR! I have to go to Marineland this summer some time to get my DM credit. It's close to my camp.
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Postby Carnage » Mon May 28, 2007 6:53 pm

coastrfreak2000 wrote:I haven't been to Marinlend in years....and nothing has changed since...


Only difference I could notice was less Whales, and less deer.

The real problem with Marineland is the price though. At $38 that's more then a discounted pass to Canadas Wonderland.
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