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Mon May 26, 2008 6:31 pm

^LOL

I really wish I would have been able to make it. Unfortunately, my income had other plans :( I do hope to get up there and ride it at some point in the next year though. Glad you had fun!

Mon May 26, 2008 9:20 pm

Very nice TR. It was almost like I was there. Oh wait, I was, at least for the first part of it. (So how was the shopping anyway?-- Thank heavens for PA and its no sales tax on clothing, eh?) It was nice meeting you and your mom on Saturday.

Folks, not only does Nat write well, she's witty in person too. Although I kept ending up on separate trains from the rest of our small group. Those teenage girls absolutely refused to go ahead of me in line on Wildcat. What was up with that?

Even though your dream spoiled our chance for ERT, it was nice meeting everyone and chatting with Jason, Martin, and Gary. Of course, it wasn't till later in the day I thought I could have asked whether HP would ever build, or consider building a hyper. I also chuckled when Jason said he liked my elongated screen name (that I use on another site). To think it may have won me brownie points with the Nantimi org.

So it looks like 4 of the N-11 got to ride Fahrenheit on Saturday, of the 7 who were there. With one person unaccounted for-- I mean I haven't seen a report from.

Mon May 26, 2008 9:42 pm

Here you go, folks. All the photos are either from test runs the day before or the stalled train the day of the opening since I did not bring my camera when I went in to ride later that day. Still, just imagine arms and coloring on those dummies, and it's basically the same thing, right?

To read my full report click HERE
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For once in my life, I'm jealous of a bunch of dummies.
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Right before the fun begins
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I like to think that my heart is shaped something like a Norwegian Loop.
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This is a fantastic element
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And if you were to lift up the Norwegian Loop's skirt, this is what you would see.
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But let's go back to the beginning of the ride for a moment.
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And those extra 7 degrees really do make quite a difference.
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Now let's go in for some close ups...
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Oh, Cobra, you devil.
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Going by this picture, who'd have ever guessed that it would be the heartbreak of millions?
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Bottom of the N-loop
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But this train is on a mission and doesn't hang around long.
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But even with its compactness, this coaster just GLIDES through the elements.
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Shall I do a "through the trees" photo? Am I cool enough for that yet? I guess it's just through *A* tree, but still...you get the idea.
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I like that they threw in fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo hill just for good measure.
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Look at me - all hopeful and dewy-eyed over the prospect of the next day. Little did I know of the metaphorical brick that was going to crash through the window of my dreams.
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And there it is. I had half a mind to jump the fence, shimmy up the track, and hop in the train anyway, but unfortunately for me, the other half of my brain is actually pretty rational and rule-abiding. Stupid maturity.
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I think it did this just to spite me. Doesn't it look like it's mocking me in this picture? Think about it, if the elements of this coaster were somehow represented by the fingers on a hand, the train would probably be resting right on the middle finger.
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Poor trains waiting so patiently for their brother to return so that they can run around as well.
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Still, despite the set back, I was still able to ride later in the day - and was it ever AWESOME - so no complaints, really. I'll have a photo TR of the rest of the park later this week.
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Mon May 26, 2008 9:55 pm

Great photos and thanks for sharing. I like seeing everyone's pictures. As Fahrenheit is seriously awesome. I really liked the lift, I can't decide if the lift or the Norwegian Loop was better.

Mon May 26, 2008 11:29 pm

Roller coaster dreams are pretty weird...I have at least a few each week. I'm going to Hershey next week, hopefully they work the kinks out by then. If Fahrenheit is like maverick but smoother, that gets me excited because I like Maverick a lot.

Tue May 27, 2008 7:44 am

This is how a trip report should be. Our younger posters should take note. Well formulated, enjoyable to read, and quality pictures!

Nice job!

Tue May 27, 2008 7:48 am

Great Photo TR as always. I'm glad to hear you were able to ride later in the day.

Tue May 27, 2008 8:01 am

I love your captions. Glad you got to finally ride it.

Tue May 27, 2008 8:23 am

rgb60 wrote:Very nice TR. It was almost like I was there. Oh wait, I was, at least for the first part of it. (So how was the shopping anyway?-- Thank heavens for PA and its no sales tax on clothing, eh?) It was nice meeting you and your mom on Saturday.

Folks, not only does Nat write well, she's witty in person too. Although I kept ending up on separate trains from the rest of our small group. Those teenage girls absolutely refused to go ahead of me in line on Wildcat. What was up with that?

Even though your dream spoiled our chance for ERT, it was nice meeting everyone and chatting with Jason, Martin, and Gary. Of course, it wasn't till later in the day I thought I could have asked whether HP would ever build, or consider building a hyper.


Thank you! It was great to finally meet you and everyone too. ::) But dang, why didn't I think to ask about the hyper either? If HP built one of those, I'd move there in a heartbeat and never look back.

As for the shopping, it was fine and all, but it was largely a case of "look but do not touch" for me, since my funds are low and I'm trying to save money right now. But that no sales tax thing? Oh, so jealous.

Tue May 27, 2008 9:44 am

^ Hah! I'm the jealous one here seeing your great pics and the ones Nate and Bill posted. Mine are still in the camera-- along with a bunch from hockey games and Christmas. (you think that's bad? I still have an inoperable 35mm with a half used film in it from 19-something or other) I hope they look good on something other than the viewfinder. I suppose I could say, "excuse the blurriness but I was going through withdrawal that day." ::roll::
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