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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 5:31 pm
by cfc
Mid-America 2010

So far, I'd visited the UK, Europe, and Japan with TPR. Good times, but I hadn't seen too many parks in the USA, outside of California, Virginia, and Florida (along with some time at Kings Island, Holiday World, and the Mall of America's Camp Snoopy). So why not tour the nation's heartland a bit and see some the country's more "eccentric" parks, such as Silver Dollar City and Indiana Beach? Yes, you can see some interesting sights . . .

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. . . and meet some interesting people amid the wheat and cornfields of the Midwest.

Here are a few things I learned on this trip.

1. Holiday World's Voyage can be a very good ride early in the season (say, April). But ride it late in the summer, and it's quite bad indeed. Talk about Jekyll and Hyde!

2. Indiana Beach's tacos are surprisingly good for tacos made in Indiana. Fascination is great, too.

3. S&S needs to build more rides like Silver Dollar City's Powder Keg. Seriously, this should be their "flagship" product.

4. Six Flags St. Louis has the best version of the Scooby Doo shooting dark ride ever.

5. Every city needs its own City Museum--and Lambert's.

Well, time to fly to the Twin Cities and see what Spongebob and friends are up at the Mall of America.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:07 pm
by SharkTums
SpongeRobb!! HA!!! Another great trip down memory lane.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 7:37 pm
by Blue Turbo
I was recently thinking about Indiana Beach's elephant ears! So good!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:45 pm
by Dan
Chuck, you're a national treasure!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:19 pm
by cparkes92
Dan wrote:Chuck, you're a national treasure!


I love your avatar!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 4:39 am
by cfc
Dan wrote:Chuck, you're a national treasure!


No wonder Nicholas Cage has been following me around.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 2:14 pm
by prozach626
I'm just now coming across this. More Chuck pictures and reports are always a good thing, in my book.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 1:11 am
by DBru
Fun seeing your experiences at some American parks!

Powder Keg is criminally underrated. I can’t believe no other parks jumped on that product. It’s wildly thrilling but suitable for the whole family—hard to beat that!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:16 am
by Canobie Coaster
Was Voyage running one of Raven's train in that photo? The train looks red in the photo and I thought it always had purple trains.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:40 am
by Philrad71
I was pleasantly surprised by Mamba after moving to KC last year. By far the best coaster at WoF.

While I had a great first ride on Prowler, the next three were very jarring and rough. I agree with you in that while it's a decent ride, it's not really worth high praises. Maybe in it's inaugural season when most woodies tend to run their best?

I'd still like to get back to HW to see if I could sneak one of those good rides on Voyage that I see/hear people talk about. ;)