Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

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Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby XII » Thu May 20, 2010 8:57 pm

Well last week, an awesome event occurred called Bay Area Bash. After some anxious waiting around, I headed down to Valencia to get on the Party Bus and head up north for Bay Area Bash. Anyways, here are some photos to document this awesome weekend.
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Our chariot awaits.
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Sorry SFMM. I love visiting you and all, but I've got better things to do today.
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Like asking Robb a question.
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I can't ask Robb a question if I cut off my own tongue with this TPR Fan. ;)
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Driving down the 5 on the Party Bus.
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Mountain Dew + Crystal Light = Awesome.
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What are we supposed to do here for 30 minutes?
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Luckily, Robb and Elissa are also professional dustbowl stoppers and managed to stop this dustbowl so we could stand here for 30 minutes,
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I have discovered It's It. (Which is pretty good.)
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3 hours later, we reached our final destination.
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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
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Unfortunately, Hurricane was only open for a Grad Night.
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Same goes for Double Shot. But oh well.
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We got 2 hours of ERT on the Giant Dipper. Take that Grad Night.
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Well, we've got an hour before our Giant Dipper ERT starts.
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Giant Dipper ERT > Hurricane ERT.
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Coaster enthusiasts can't play volleyball.
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Some Haunted Castle Construction.
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Our Giant Dipper ERT has begun.
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Now this is how ERT should be.
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Since It was 10 years ago since I last rode Giant Dipper, I had forgotten how it was.
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Giant Dipper was kicking ass.
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The ride was filled with airtime and laterals.
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Who needs on ride photos when our facial expressions have been perfectly painted right here on this wall?
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That's enough filming and photographing. I'm staying on this baby for the rest of ERT.
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This is what 17 rides on Giant Dipper does to your hair.
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All right. Dinner time.
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They served lots of great food here.
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And unlimited soda as well. They also had an open bar where a certain friend of a certain talking goose had too much to drink.
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The food was quite awesome.
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at night.
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Later that night, we stayed at the Avatar Hotel, where they had these awesome coaster pictures on the wall.
SFDK Photos will come soon.
Last edited by XII on Sun May 30, 2010 9:13 pm.
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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby atem122 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:16 pm

Awesome start to the Photo TR so far. And thanks for posting a photo of an It's-It bar. Those things are both amazing, and bring back memories of the camp I used to go to. Great work!

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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby 24 » Fri May 21, 2010 5:22 pm

So far so good! Oldie but goodie woodie. :airtime: :airtimer: Can't wait to see more.
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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby robbalvey » Fri May 21, 2010 7:24 pm

Love it! Thanks for posting!

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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby fatdaddy » Fri May 21, 2010 8:54 pm

Great pictures, i didn't get many pictures at santa cruz, or on the bus going out. So its cool to see these, all i remember is there was an open bar and the dipper. Post more.
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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby dino » Sun May 23, 2010 4:16 am

Its-it...? I have no idea what that is, but I must have one now!

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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby XII » Mon May 24, 2010 10:03 pm

Ok. Part 2 is now up. After an early morning and a great breakfast, we got on the bus and drove on to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. And the pictures can explain the rest.
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Hello California's Great America. We'll see you tomorrow.
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Today, we'll be going to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
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Park Map Photo.
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I really enjoyed my visit in 2005, so I was really looking foreword to returning to SFDK.
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Aww. Poor mouse. He should've avoided the mouse mafia.
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"Can you toss me that dead mouse before I roll back down my lifthill please?"
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All right!! The park has opened up to us!!!
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First, we got to go see Shouka.
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"You're not Shouka!!!"
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They may not be Shouka, but these dolphins can do some pretty cool tricks.
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"Hey Kevin!! Come on down here and give me a great big hug!!!"
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"Syke!!!"
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Ok. Now here's the real Shouka.
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"Na Na Na Na Na Na!!!!! I got all the coaster enthusiasts in my stadium!!!! Take that Shamu!!!!!"
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Up next, Medusa ERT.
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Medusa was hauling ass today!
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I don't know what I was smoking in 2005, but this was way better than Scream.
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After Medusa, I took a ride on Kong.
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These Axe ads really looked nice on Kong.
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5 years ago, Kong seemed pretty smooth for an SLC.
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Today however, it just beat the crap out of me.
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Well, on the bright side, at least I didn't have to wait to ride this piece of sh*t.
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Up next, Cobra.
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"Holy Crap. That's a long train."
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We got our own private Elephant Show because we're special.
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"MINE!!!!!"
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Hmm. Feels like leather.
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Lunch Time.
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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom still has one of my favorite settings in any park.
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"Holy Crap. It is crowded."
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Joining us at lunch today would be Mr. Otter.
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I see 1 human in a dolphin suit and 4 dolphins in human suits.
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After lunch, I went to get a ride on V2.
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But it broke down.
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Just in case you mistook Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for Six Flags Over the Moon.
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And now, a series of Medusa Photos.
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Cobra and it's longass trains roll on by.
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All right! Time to get a new credit.
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To be honest, I prefer Sierra Sidewinder to this as it has a better flow to it, and much better brakes.
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But Tony Hawk was still fun and I'm definitely looking foreword to riding the St. Louis Tony Hawk in August.
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I'm looking foreword to riding this later tonight with a cup of water.
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And now, some Roar Photos.
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Roar vs V2. FIGHT!!!!!!
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Speaking of V2, it has opened back up.
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The good news is that V2 is as awesome as I remember it.
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V2 is one kickass ride.
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V2 has some great hangtime.
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And while I wish it had the holding brake, it's not that big of a deal.
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After Kong, I was really dreading this.
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But unlike Kong, which is now on of the worst SLCs, this Boomerang remained one of the best Boomerangs.
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Smooth as glass.
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The Stride Ads here actually look nice. (Unlike on a certain Intamin Woody in New Jersey.)
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Up next, Tiger Show.
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Aww. It's so cute it makes my head want to explode.
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Screw the meat. I want to eat that guys head right there.
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Kong from the Tiger Show.
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More Medusa Goodness.
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For dinner, I got the Kingdom Fries. Now here's the thing. Why hasn't anyone said anything about these? Everyone talks about Kennywood's Famous Potato Patch Fries. Well these are just as good, if not better. So how come no one has said a damn thing about them!!?
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Hammerhead rocks.
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Later, we went to see the sharks.
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Aww Crap. We've got sharks in our Ventura Waters.
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No caption needed,
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If your lunch is launched, then does Jeff Johnson count it as a credit?
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Hello Scream. I do not miss you.
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Ok, Credit Whoring Time.
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Luckily I got the credit back in 2005, so I didn't have to put myself throught the humiliation. (Though I wouldn't have, even if I didn't have the credit. So it really doesn't matter.)
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Cha Ching.
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"Hey Bugs and Daffy!! Hop on the Party Bus!! I'm sure Robb won't mind."
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Up next, the Frisbee.
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"This is just an ordinary frisbee. Right?"
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Nope! This Frisbee is f*cking insane!!!
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One last ride on Medusa before Night ERT begins.
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We got some great ERT on Roar.
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And V2.
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I managed to get 5 rides in during ERT.
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And of course, the Tony Hawk Water Challenge.
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The Water Challenge was awesome. I didn't get too wet as I was one of the lucky ones that Robb didn't dump a cooler of water on. Well, today was awesome. CGA will be up soon.
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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby WFChris » Mon May 24, 2010 10:55 pm

That 'Launch your Lunch' shirt looked like something people have posted from the Japansese Parks :)
Nice Photo TR.

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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby cedarpointfangirl » Mon May 24, 2010 11:22 pm

Nice Photo TR. ITs IT ..saw those thing in the tv show "Unwrapped". They looked really good. I heard they were a SF thing, can you find them in L.A. ? IF so, I would love to try one when I head up to next years "WCB"
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Re: Bay Area Bash 2010 Photo TR

Postby robbalvey » Tue May 25, 2010 12:18 am

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OMG! Where did they have this??? I just gained a pound looking at that picture!!!

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