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Couple days at SFGAdv: Photo TR

Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:29 pm

So I made my way back down to Great Adventure because my friend Tanya hadn't been in almost ten years. Accompanying us would be Christiana (herblackwings). From now on I (and hopefully everyone else from now on) will refer to her as Derry...well, because she is from Dur-ee New Hampshire.

Weather was great on Friday and most of Saturday. It rained for about an hour, in turn causing another hour or so in delays in opening the coasters. All in all, a good weekend. Good coasters, good people, good, uh, ice-cream.....yea, we'll go with ice-cream. More on that later.

I didn't take pictures of all the coasters, besides, y'all know what they look like. I only took pictures of the wicked awesome ones ;)

BTW: The Dark Knight is a horrible attraction and addition to the Six Flags line up. The only odd thing about it was the lack of trims during the tight turning portion. Frickin thing flew through those. Basically it was Skull Mountain without the pumpkin and "Why so Serious?" being blasted every other second through the speakers.
Our arrival at Great Adventure. Derry on the left, Tanya on the right.
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We make a B-line to El Toro. Even though they slow the train at the top of the lift, the ride is EXACTLY the same. Kidding. Seriously, it is still wicked good. Wicked ejector through the first half.
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Hotness all around.
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See? El Toro bull agrees.
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She shuffles a bit more than she did last year...especially in the rear of the train.
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But I finally got some front seat rides on this and say IMO, the front is where its at. You get a little floater air on the last few bunnies which I feel is lacking in the backseat.
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I hope T-Express is awesome like this.
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I am El Toro, I eat your sunglasses!
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I had asked Larrygator and BigMike to join us...but we were dissed. Hope you won some money Larry. Big Mike had a "date". Ha....maybe with one of his million fanboys.
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See? I warned you. You fed the beast twice now.
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Front row is the only place to ride this one. Tanya thinks she is riding Kingda Ka in Japan or something.
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They both loved it....and Derry wants everyone to stop bashing Kingda Ka....or she'll sick Casey on you.
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Tanya liked it so much she opted for a trucker hat. She likes El Toro and Nitro better, don't worry.
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I had just ridden KK with Tanya. Derry was about to go solo. Tanya asked the ride op if she could sit in the empty seat. The look of victory on her face is priceless...as is Derry's, almost a look of disbelief.
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I totally ruined this photo trying to be funny. But its the only one I have of us two, so I am including it.
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That's more tolerable I suppose, unlike this stupid ride. It was horribly rough.
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S'MORES DIPPIN DOTS RULE! I have never seen them at any other park. And they are so so yummy. And yes, that is bits of graham cracker in there.
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The second day brought about a few guests to our party. Dave (Daveh80) and Mini-Jay (Eltoroextreme). I ended up taking pictures with everyone's camera here giving time for Batman to rub Tanya's back in a petting motion. Ewwww.
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Derry gets stopped by security for bringing her pet raccoon into the park. Derry: "But ossifer, I brings me pet coon whereevers I go!"
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So we catch a weird thing occuring off the midway. Those are "living garden statues".
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But the dirty old men are what catch Derry's eye.
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I say dirty because, well just look at it! All there needs to be are hand lotion pumps on the trees. And I hope those hungry men don't get what they want...at least not in the park.
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So about an hour after the train stopped, we had to wait for the little yellow man to climb up, do a rain dance at the top of the lift, then climb back down before they opened again.
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Everything is blurry after it rains. Everything but the train.
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I got nothing.
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Just prior to the OMFG Dodonpa like ejector air.
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All the girls love El Toro.
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I am so totally kidding Jay. LOL at the random guy in the front seat. Who the hell are you?
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Just prior to departing for home. Thanks Tanya, Christiana "Derry", Dave and Jay for a great time. TPR truly does bring people together. Sniff sniff.
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Nitro, you only got one picture because you were closed on Friday....but we still love you.
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Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:08 pm

Awesome trip report! Hey Christiana and Jay!

I'm really hoping to be able to get down to Great Adventure this summer, El Toro looks too good to pass up.

Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:49 pm

I did appreciate the invite Rich and sorry I couldn't make it. Also, I did not win money in the Poker Tournament. However, I did go to LaRonde on Sunday (because it was open) and stopped at Casino de Montreal and won some money there.

Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:15 pm

Points for mentioning Dodonpa, and using it as the airtime yard stick against even El Toro.

Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:19 pm

Awesome report. I'm totally heading there soon.

Larry sucks at poker.

Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:30 pm

I'm just in shock that we had TWO Photo TR's today with women in them!!! :shockr:

Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:25 pm

See? El Toro bull agrees.

:lolr: Awesome!

Good report, but the bull pic steals the show.

Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:46 am

Mmmmmm...El Toro! Thanks for posting this!

Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:09 am

Ugh - so you couldn't have waited a week so some of us Brits could meet up with hot chicks and all that hot chick goodness?????.

As ever, I am in awe of your sardonic captions, and very perturbed by your happy smiling face, it looked like you really had a good time. =) (unnerving :roll: )

Never been to this park so looking forward to all that it has to offer, including perhaps a Debbie Harry love in at the weekend.



Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:21 am

You gotta love the Geico tower. :lmao:
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