Photo TR: Midwest Credit Hodown

Day 2 Indianapolis Zoo, Coney Island, Strickers, PKI & more!
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Postby mcjaco » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:11 am

Anxiously awaiting for the Three Floyd's report!!! :b

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Postby derwood » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:25 am

I want to see a POV of Kombo!


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Great TR Derek....welcome to Indiana.


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Postby Cameron » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:41 am

Indiana Beach freaking rocks!

I can't believe how crowded it was, I don't think I've ever seen it so packed..

Lost Coaster Weekend in just THREE days .. WOOOO!

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Postby derwood » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:13 am

Cameron wrote:Indiana Beach freaking rocks!

I can't believe how crowded it was, I don't think I've ever seen it so packed..

Lost Coaster Weekend in just THREE days .. WOOOO!

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If I didn't have family coming in for the damn state fair I would be there!



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Postby DerekRx » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:03 pm

Day 2: After successfully finishing off 3 parks in 1 day and a stop at Three Floyds, we were ready to tackle an additional 5 parks and make it back to Columbus before our flights out at 8pm. A little tired from the 6 hours of sleep we got, we were up and out of our hotel by Indianapolis shortly before 9am and at the Indianapolis Zoo shortly after it opened.

Luckily I figured arriving late wouldn't hurt, as the coaster didn't open until 10am, so we got a little bit more sleep and managed to check out a few of the animals before heading for the credit. What a great idea it is to incorporate rides into a zoo. It keeps things educational, but also includes a little bit more fun into the mix. Kombo is a standard giant Tivoli coaster from Zierer, great for the whole family, with a nice safari like theme.
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Ah, the Indianapolis Zoo. So far thats 3 "nature" parks in 3 weeks for me, thanks to coasters
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Something tells me this will actually see the light of day before Marineland's does
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The giant tortoise has been trying to make it over to ride Kombo for a good 3 years now. By 2009 he should be there
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Kombo is all the way in the back corner of the park, away from most of the animals
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After I boot up the automatic ticket machine, I don't have to wait in line to purchase my ticket to ride. ($2)
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And there it is, thru the grass. Credit!
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Cute little jeep themed trains
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Always fun rides, never too rough. Probably some of the best starter coasters for the youngin's
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After getting the credit, we had some time to see some animals. New is the desert (not the dessert)
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The desert tortoise was on the move, how cute!
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These aren't meerly cats, they're meerkats! A whole sorority of them!
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The indoor desert pavilion was nicely themed and very personal with the animals
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Afterwards we hit the savannah area. Here you see Steve Nuss and family
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And a whole bunch of white rhinos, just sitting around waiting for someone to try to steal their horns
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"I'm kinda like a donkey, but with stripes and stuff"
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This elephant is all "I wish I could fly, then I'd totally go to Disney World!"
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Here's something familiar to our Aussie a$$hole friends. One's got a joey, (not the Jewish kind)
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Another ride at the zoo is the creepy carousel with giant bugs!
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"Grrrr, why isn't anyone riding on me!?" says SharkTums' cousin
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Down in the water are some playful otters
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Now the otters are climbing a tree
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Ah! Look out, these hideous animals will steal your beer and whore your coasters
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Finally, we head out, but not before pounding it. Dude!
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Postby DerekRx » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:12 pm

Next on the agenda was Coney Island. What used to be the icon park for the Ohio area is now a shell of its former self. With very few rides, only 1 coaster, and a bad location for flooding on the Ohio River, the biggest draw is still the pool.
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So in south Cincinnati you'll find Coney Island. Well known for the Wildcat
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No, that's not the Wildcat. Its a water slide that I guess Jeff could count, seeing how it looks like a woodie
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The pool was really crowded
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Ah, the Pepsi Python, a coaster I missed when it was at Wildwood
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Heath braces for impact at the end of the ride. Cha ching!
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It must have made him a little loopy, as he decided to dance with a pig
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Its always cool when a park likes to show off its history. Coney looks like it used to be amazing
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Postby knottslover77 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:23 pm

cool I love that waterslide!

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Postby DerekRx » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:23 pm

After our brief stop at Coney, it was finally time to get to the main reason for the entire trip, Stricker's Grove was opened to the public today! So back in the car we go and where we stop, there's wood coasters to ride!
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Tornado greets you as you find yourself in the middle of a field
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Strickers is mainly a park bought out for company picnics and stuff, but they've got rides
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Classic rides like a Jr turtle
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And a little Ferris Wheel located in the trees
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But the main draw for us was the coasters. Two woodies like the inhouse built Teddy Bear
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A nice junior woodie as much fun for the little ones as us grown ups
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With a tight schedule, Heath even squeezes into the seat so he doesn't have to wait for another cycle
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Next up, Tornado. The adult woodie
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With a nice paint job and a fun out and back layout, Tornado was pretty cool
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While in line for Tornado, we ran into our old friend Batflame, now sporting Scooby theming from his earlier visit to PKI
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A very familiar view from the lift
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And the return run
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and we can't forget about the flyers!
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Too bad we ran out of time, these teacup sorta things looked fun
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Heath enjoys his cheap ice cream and free soda
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Kim gets a little greedy with her free soft drink quota though
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The Strickers staff knows how to grill, too bad we can't stay to eat, that corn looked good!
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Dispatch, enjoy your ride.

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Postby DerekRx » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:28 pm

3 parks down, 2 to go. Next stop, the Cincinnati Mills Mall, home of the FEC, Wonderpark, and its Miler kiddie.
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Why the heck did we stop at the mall on a coaster trip? Do we need a new camera or some film?
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No! There's a little FEC like Jeepers here!
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And there's the coaster!
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Pacman dude in the helix says "if you wanna ride, you gotta pound it"
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So Heath and Kim pound it and off we went! Cha ching!
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Postby DerekRx » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:40 pm

So far the trip was successful. Heath and Kim got all their needed credits, but there was still one missing for me, Italian Job at PKI. Since we all have passes, we figured "why not?" Beisdes, we had a great trip thus far, it should be entertaining if PKI ruins it for us!
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Always the whores, we head back to PKI, a park I loathe
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Must....get....to....credit!
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Surprisingly the ride had 3 trains running, the line moved fast, and we were on and off in less than 40 minutes
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Not quite as good as a vertical loop, but I loves me a water splash too
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Two Jobs down, one to go! Credit whoring accomplished!
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The Beast, its historic
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Son of Beast, its histerical!
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The newly themed kiddie area
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A new Zamperla kite flyer themed to Danny Phantom. Betcha guys wish you had your flying scooters instead!
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Not quite sure why at PKI its a kiddie ride and at PGA its a thrill ride, but here's the new Disko coaster-type Avatar
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This one's for you, Super Scooby-Goliath Batflame. Now do the batoosie!
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Surprisingly, PKI wasn't too bad, even for a Sunday! Next time I see this sign, the Paramount will probably be gone
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Bonus food #2, Skyline Chili
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Watching them make our stuff right before our eyes
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Heath gets ready to scarf down his 5 way
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After inhaling my 3 way, its time to enjoy the Skyline Chili Cheese dog
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Mission complete, now back to the airport! "Pound it!"
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We made it back to the airport in plenty of time. So I think I'll have a beer (cause I need a reason, I guess)
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This one's for you, fellow BACTers, for a whoring weekend well done!
All clear....

Dispatch, enjoy your ride.

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